Gent, Città Creativa della Musica UNESCO come Bologna, porta al BOtanique di via Filippo Re il Frizzante Project, una tre giorni (28, 29 e 30 luglio) durante la quale il pubblico potrà scoprire le varie sfaccettature delle produzioni fiamminghe spaziando dal jazz sperimentale dei De Beren Gieren fino all’indie rock dei Banda de Ganda e An Pierlé con la partecipazione dei musicisti Gabriel Rios e Dick Van Der Harst, il tutto accompagnato da proiezioni sulla città, birra belga e cioccolata.
Il programma artistico è stato curato da Wim Wabbes, direttore artistico del Vooruit, una delle maggiori istituzioni culturali del Belgio. Wabbes ha voluto coinvolgere direttamente la scena artistica bolognese, chiedendo agli artisti Cristina Zavalloni, Edoardo Marraffa e DiCOFONE di collaborare su alcuni brani: le sessioni in sala prove si sono svolte da lunedì 25 luglio e continueranno fino al weekend. Gli esiti di questa collaborazione saranno offerti al pubblico le tre sere del 28, 29 e 30 luglio tra le 21.00 e le 22.00 prima dei concerti principali.
Il Frizzante Project – realizzato con il supporto di Estragon – è la risposta di Gent all’invito a partecipare a Bologna Estate 2011 fatto dall’Area Cultura del Comune di Bologna alle città partner, con lo scopo di rinsaldare i rapporti internazionali e di gettare il seme per nuovi spunti di collaborazione.
Hanno già portato il loro contributo a Bologna Estate 2011 Buenos Aires, con i concerti di Martin Minervini (4 luglio) e Capitan Tifus (26 luglio), Saint Etienne che è stata rappresentata dall’hip hop francese dei 12Me&Raph (18 luglio), Toulouse che ha proposto il progetto Bal Musette (16 luglio al Parco del Cavaticcio), Southampton con la Southampton University Orchestra (12 luglio Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, 13 luglio Cortile dell’Archiginnasio), mentre è attesa ancora Lipsia, che porterà dal 30 al 31 agosto il Wanderkino, uno stravagante furgone dei pompieri che si trasforma in un cinema, proponendo al pubblico film muti accompagnati da musiche dal vivo.
Il Comune di Bologna collabora con Gent su diversi fronti. Innanzi tutto entrambe le città hanno conseguito il titolo di “Città Creativa per la Musica” UNESCO ed in questo ambito sono già stati realizzati alcuni incontri e scambi (ad esempio tra i rispettivi Festival di Jazz). Gent, come Bologna, fa parte del Comitato Direttivo di ECCAR, Coalizione delle città Europee contro il Razzismo. Gent è inoltre membro del Similar Cities Network, come Bologna.
Frizzante Project – Il Programma
21:00-21:20: Gabriel RIOS plus guests
21:20-21:40: Eduoardo MARRAFA meets Lander GYSELINCK
21:40-22:00: An PIERLE plus guests
22:00-23:00: LA BANDA DA GANDA feat Cristina ZAVALLONI
21:00-21:20: Diego DICOFONE plus guests (Lander GYSELINCK, Simon SEGERS)
21:20-21:40: BERAAD SLAGEN (Fulco OTTERVANGER,Lander GYSELINCK)
21:40-22:00: Java Mood(all 10 musicians involved)
22:30-23:30: An Pierlé WHITE VELVET
21:00-21:20: Benedictus Blues Band (Fulco OTTERVANGER, Dick VAN DER HARST, Simon SEGERS)
21:20-22:00: Gabriel RIOS
22:00-23:00: DE BEREN GIEREN
Wim Wabbes – music director Arts Centre Vooruit, Gent
Bologna Estate – Gent
The music programme of Bologna Estate – Gent is organized by Arts Centre Vooruit (with the support of the City of Gent and the City of Bologna).
Vooruit (www.vooruit.be) is one of the mayor Cultural Institutions of Belgium. We have very beautiful old building –built in 1913 – that has 5 halls with a total capacity of 3600 people. In this building we organize concerts, performances, exhibitions, events, festivals all year through. We also have 5 rehearsal studios in which artists can prepare their productions and present them in Vooruit. In total we present more than 500 activities a year and have an audience of 150.000 people visiting Vooruit.
For the music programme we present at Bologna Estate – Botanique we decided to invite 4 music groups which will not only present their own programme but will be working together amongst themselves and with musicians from Bologna.
The musicians that will play at Bologna Estate Botanique are a beautiful example of the richness of the music scene of Ghent. The musicians that will perform this Thursday till Saturday come from different musical areas –rock, pop, jazz, improvised and the traditional music scene. Some of them are stars in Belgium –like Gabriel Rios and An Pierlé who are mayor rock artists in our country (and internationally) or have already a long and exciting career like Dick Van der Harst – who was invited by the city as their official composer.. But we invited also the youngest generation of very promising musicians such as Fulco Ottervanger of the amazing jazz group De Beren Gieren and Lander Gyselinck who is brilliant drummer.
Though these musicians perform in different musical genres they have worked together during these past few days here in Bologna and prepared some new musical projects. They have and will also work together with musicians from Bologna : vocalist Cristina Zavalloni, Saxofonist Edoardo Marrafa and electronic musician (but also sax, bass clarinet) Diego Cofone.
The new projects will be presented in what we call the Frizzante sessions/ the Sparkling Sessions – short strong musical moments of 20 minutes that will be presented before the main act each night.
It is very exciting for the musicians of Ghent to be in Bologna and work here . To flavor the city and being able to work with local musicians and share new ideas. It is funny, but some of these musicians have never worked together in Gent and some have actually met for the first time in Bologna. You need this Bologna experience to make new things happen. It is very important and it is a beautiful way to show the importance of Unesco Creative City of Music- collaborations such as this one. I would like to thank the city of Bologna for giving us the opportunity to present this project and being able to work during a week in this marvelous city
Exciting music from Ghent – Unesco Creative City of Music
Bologna and Gent have a lot in common. Both cities have almost the same size and are rich historical cities with a vibrant cultural life. Both are student cities (Gent has 60.000 students). And there is more.
Ghent has a very vivid music scene . There are numerous clubs, concert venues and festivals where music of all kinds is presented ranging from classical over pop, rock, … to jazz, world music and experimental.
Recently the city was rewarded the UNESCO title of ‘Ghent – UNESCO Creative of City of Music’ – a prestigious title Ghent shares with only 3 other cities in the world.
One of them is Bologna (another thing we share) – that is why Bologna Estate presents a programme with some of the best music from Ghent.
Each night you can hear a band play at 22:00h. Before they go on we present you the Frizzante/sparkling sessions – short surprising concerts of 20 minutes – songs, instrumental miniatures, weird outbursts of sound,…involving musicians from Ghent, but also inviting musicians from Bologna such as Cristina Zavalloni, Edoardo Marraffa, Diego Cofone.
Thursday 28 July
21:00 Frizzante/ Sparkling Sessions
21:00-21:20 Gabriel Rios plus guests
21:20-21:40: Edoardo Marrafa (sax) meets Lander Gyselinck (drums)
21:40-22:00: An Pierlé plus guests
22:00 Banda Da Ganda feat. Gabriel Rios
Dick van der Harst is a multi instrumentalist with a broad musical background. He has written music for several ensembles and music theatre performances, he has his own brass band and can play almost any kind of music you can think of. He is an amazing bandoneon, guitar and clarinet player. He was Ghent’s city composer from 2007 to 2009. Banda Da Ganda is a progressive rock band that plays songs as well as improvises.
Dick Van Der Harst: guitar; Jouni Isoherranen: bass; Lander Gyselinck: drums – special guest Cristina Zavalloni.
Friday 29 July
21:00 Frizzante/ Sparkling Sessions
21:00-21:20: Diego Cofone meets Lander Gyselinck (drums) & Simon Segers (drums)
21:20-21:40: BERAAD SLAGEN ( Fulco Ottervanger –piano & Lander Gyselinck –drums
21:40-22:00: JAVA MOOD – a musical piece involving all the musicians
22:00 An Pierlé White Velvet
An Pierlé (1974) started her career as a solo artist – voice, piano and released her first cd in 1999 ‘Mud Stories’ – a cd that received a warm welcoime and got great review. Two years later Helium Sunset appeared – the first record where she was accompagnied by a rockband. In 2006 –with the release of An Pierlé & white velvet she turned her back to a solo career and decided to be a rock band.It also meant an international break through and again amazing review in Belgium and international music magazines. In Bologna An Pierlé White Velvet will be presenting songs from her newest album Hinterland, as well as songs from the other records. She will be performing with her compagnion Koen Gisen (gitaar) and have other musicians as a guest
Listen to: http://www.myspace.com/anpierleandwhitevelvet
An Pierlé: voice, piano/ Koen Gisen: voice, guitar plus guests
Saturday 30 July
21:00 Frizzante/ Sparkling Session
21:00-21:20: Benedictus Bluies Band ( Fulco Ottervanger: vocal; Dick Van Der Harst guitar; Simon Segers: drums)
21:20 – 22: 00 Gabriel Rios
Is one of the best known rock musicians of Belgium. He has Puerto Rican roots and divides his time between Gent and New York. With his band he has played all the mayor festivals of the country. Apart from being an incredible songwriter, he also has a great voice and is wonderful guitar player. He is an adventurous musician that loves to experiment with other genres. For example he released an amazing album with jazz pianist Jef Neve. Gabriel Rios will be performing his songs in different settings
Listen to http://www.myspace.com/gabrielrios
22:00 De Beren Gieren (Bears & Vultures)
Is a young jazz piano trio lead by the magnificent Fulco Ottervanger. You should not think too traditional, this is a band of three virtuoso players who toy with music. Their music travels from jazz to other musical traditions and back. Very playful, full of wit and humor. They swing but in their very own particular way.
Listen to http://www.myspace.com/deberengieren
Fulco Ottervanger: piano, keyboard; Lieven Van Pee: upright bass; Simon Segers: drums