Garda Jazz Festival - Quilibri
Andrea Ayassot, Enrico Degani and Claudio Riaudo
Quilibri - (Italia)
Andrea Ayassot | soprano sax
Enrico Degani | acoustic guitar
Claudio Riaudo | percussion
The charm of "Quilibri" resonates even through their name, a play on words between the words "equilibrium" and “colibri” (hummingbird), an unimaginably nimble bird that can fly backwards. In this version that sees the trio Quilibri with Enrico Degani on acoustic guitar, Claudio Riaudo on percussion and Andrea Ayassot on soprano saxophone, the pioneering spirit of research that unites the three artists, turns into a fusion of structures that indicate the possibility of order (rhythmic and melodic), simple but rarely repetitive, between harmonic progressions and Hindustan raga, between elementary pulsation and polyrhythm.
Ever since he was very young, Andrea Ayassot has shown great creative skill and originality. Fascinated by contemporary music and ethnic systems, in particular by African and Hindustan music, he has captured the most "social" elements, studying the parallels between music and its reflection on society.
Alongside classical music studies, Enrico Degani is dedicated to Jazz and research, writing a thesis on the creation of a tonal derivation system at Gothenburg University in Sweden where he studied for a few years, perfecting his music with the best international musicians.
Claudio Riaudo transforms the sound material by crossing and gathering fragments of rhythms and study techniques from musical cultures of different countries including North and South India, Africa (Burkina FasoSenegal) and Cuba, expressing itself in a sort of personal and recognizable musical "vocabulary".
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