« Tracing the Magic »
JAPAN, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW-ZEALAND, USA
THURSDAY MAY 18
CARRÉ 150 (Salle F. Lemaire)
10 PM - $46
Sylvie Courvoisier : piano
Charmaine Lee : voix, électroniques
Ned Rothenberg : clarinette, shakuhachi, saxophone alto
David Watson : cornemuse
Ches Smith : batterie, percussion
Ikue Mori : électroniques
IKUE MORI is a founding member of the no wave band DNA, a renowned improviser, a pioneer of the sampler and the laptop as live instruments, and a multitalented composer. In 2022, her high-flying career was rightfully acknowledged by a prestigious MacArthur Genius Award.
MORI has performed countless times at FIMAV, but this is the first time she will be spearheading a project. And what a project!
While the pandemic was raging, MORI collaborated remotely with ten musicians on a corpus of some of her most delicate and inviting pieces. The album, entitled « Tracing the Magic », came out on the Tzadik label in 2022.
In the spring of 2022, MORI formed an ensemble by the same name with five of these partners: NED ROTHENBERG, SYLVIE COURVOISIER, CHARMAINE LEE, DAVID WATSON, and Sae Hashimoto. This group performed only once, in New York City. For us, she is reactivating this unit, with drummer CHES SMITH subbing for Hashimoto.
This is clearly avant-garde music, but so full of mystical beauty that it can be appreciated by anyone.