sábado, 15 de agosto de 2015

Piccola Orchestra Gagarin

"Piccola Orchestra Gagarin are a peculiar outfit. An Italian-Russian-Catalan trio with unusual instrumentation, pairing a cello with a guitar that has been practically turned into a cello (on steroids) plus an agile and inventive percussive approach that goes beyond the simple drumkit. As for musical style or genre, I’m not sure the right phrase has been coined yet (and probably shouldn’t be) but some of the base ingredients are free jazz, classical, film scores, mid- to east-European folk, and even 80s pop… the nuances are infinite. There’s also a distinct sense of humour at play, as embodied in the spacesuits (worn even by Angeli who is rarely seen in public without his trademark horizontally-striped top). Add to this the impressive visuals by Merlí Borrell (a constantly-evolving backdrop including Gagarin’s flight, news footage and other more abstract visuals) and we have quite the spectacle. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always the music that’s of paramount importance, but it’s undeniably nice to see the occasional bit of showmanship; apart from anything else, it indicates that those on-stage care about the audience experience." Dave Foxall, extraído del artículo aparecido en el blog "A Jazz Noise"


© R.Domínguez - Piccola Orchestra Gagarin

© R.Domínguez - Piccola Orchestra Gagarin

© R.Domínguez - Piccola Orchestra Gagarin

© R.Domínguez - Piccola Orchestra Gagarin

© R.Domínguez - Piccola Orchestra Gagarin

© R.Domínguez - Piccola Orchestra Gagarin

© R.Domínguez - Piccola Orchestra Gagarin

© R.Domínguez - Piccola Orchestra Gagarin

© R.Domínguez - Piccola Orchestra Gagarin


Piccola Orchestra Gagarin
Paolo Angeli_guitarra sarda preparada
Sasha Agranov_cello
Oriol Roca_batería
Merlí Borrell_proyeccciones
Artte, Barcelona, 29 de julio de 2015