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Ensemble Interface

Voice:Giulia Zaniboni (Instrumental Freak Show)
Video:Michele Innocente, Giovanni Verrando (Instrumental Freak Show)
Set and light design:Angelo Linzalata
Sound direction:Paolo Brandi (Instrumental Freak Show)
Instrument maker:Andrea Tremolada (Instrumental Freak Show)
Texts edited by:Giovanni Verrando (Instrumental Freak Show)
Sound direction :Jean-Luc Hervé (De près)
Ensemble Interface:flute, filtered flute, percussion Bettina Berger; clarinet Andrea Nagy; English horn Remo Peronato; piano and percussion Anna D’Errico; electric guitar Samuel Toro Pérez; violin, bi-gauge strings violin Alicja Pilarczyk; viola, bi-gauge strings violin, daxophone Sophie Wahlmüller; cello, bi-gauge strings violin, daxophone Christophe Mathias
Conductor: Francesco Pavan


A visionary theatre of sounds informs the Instrumental Freak Show by Giovanni Verrando, a composer, researcher and teacher who promotes a new idea of violin-making, new instruments with their own grammar and aesthetic that make it possible to shape and reinvent today’s music, to reach beyond the western acoustic orchestra. Daxophones, Daxotongues, electric guitars with dax and patafix: these are the freaks in the title, the protagonists of the concert-show conceived in five movements or episodes, each of which presents a specific sound through a specific instrument and a character-performer. Five different languages because “diversity is a powerful engine of the world” (G. Verrando). The performers on these instruments of the future are the components of the Interface Ensemble of Frankfurt, constantly involved in experimental forms of musical theatre and sonic performances, led by conductor Francesco Pavan.
Along with Instrumental Freak Show, the Interface presents another sound experiment with De Près by Jean-Luc Hervé, which engages two levels of listening: the frontal, traditional level, with five musicians on stage and five speakers that transform the sound in real time, and the immersive level, with “low-volume speakers positioned in the midst of the audience to create an echo of the instruments, whispered into the ears of the spectators”. (J.L. Hervé)

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