"Intermezzi”, the musical ensemble directed by Eric Bianchin of the cultural Belgian association "Ateliers d'Art Contemporain", was born in 2010, after a "son et lumières" in the church Saint Barthelemy of Liège. The group - a result of meetings between young musicians and Belgian jazz personalities - evolves in a melancholical world music. This music has to be listened to as a whole, it tells us an imaginary tale. A music that deliberately swims
This CD is inspired by the traditional songs of village singers in Wallonie and we hope we have captured the popular spirit that drove them. A collection of «Cramignons», combined with personal collections of transcribed oral memory in the Ardennes and papers by other researchers, provide our sources.
They are presented to you with or without additional harmony and they try to reconcile today’s and yesterday’s styles.
Turdus’ music comes from urge to laugh, urge for joy. A humorous form of disobedience, a protean intoxication, tender, risky and merry. They sing songs of bliss and sorrow
The songs of thrushes in sunlit days on Belgian plains.
Phillipe Laloy, flautist and saxophonist, whose eclectic musical background situates him at the crossroads of jazz, rock, classical and world music, revisits the hidden treasures of a timeless repertoire: Dark side of the Moon of course, and also Meddle, Wish you were here, The Wall…
This new recording brings together musicians from three different Belgian regions to explore the music of Wallonia.
The program consists of traditional songs from old collections presented in contrast to the premieres of new arrangements, directed by Vincent Grégoire.
Influenced by West African trance, the music from Aurelia searches for new horizons and finds a nest in the tranquilizing rhythms and pureness of melody, the soothing sounds of the Mali blues.
Combined with the typical Aurelia approach, this intense encounter results in honest and sparkling music.