9月29日 Thursday 星期四
加拿大小提琴天才Jaron Freeman-Fox 及乐队
The Opposite Of Everything 中国巡演北京站
The wonderfully unconventional Canadian Fiddler “Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite Of Everything”
嘉宾 Guest：图利古尔 Tulegur
来自于加拿大西北山区的Jaron Freeman-Fox在美妙与荒谬间的微妙界限中颠覆传统，为小提琴赋予了新的诠释。他将自己印度古典音乐与爵士乐的学习与小提琴演奏融合起来，同时师从小提琴先驱Oliver Schroer研习五弦小提琴。 Jaron参与录制及制作过40多张专辑，有着在几十个国家演出的经历，包括各大音乐节、剧院、音乐厅以及数不胜数的小型场地。
2013年，经过历时三年的巡演、创作、及录音之后，Jaron Freeman-Fox与他的乐队”The opposite of everything”的全新同名专辑终于面世，获得众多好评，在世界各地的电台热播，并收获了三项加拿大民谣音乐大奖。
很多人也许对Jaron过去的经历和成就感兴趣，比如曾经给10万观众演出并在加拿大国会山庄为皇室成员演奏，或者加拿大大使馆委足够信(愚)任(蠢)指派他与拉贾斯坦邦游牧吉普赛合作在德里国际艺术节演出，又或他的首张专辑“Manic Almanac(疯狂年鉴)”一经推出就获得了“独立音乐奖”；然而Jaron本人骄傲的却是他曾经在演出中弄坏过三把不同的小提琴，在巴厘岛被猴子把琴偷了后在没感染狂犬病的情况下把琴又找了回来，当然了他最自豪的还是他有幸与世界上最好的乐手组成乐队The opposite of everything。
The opposite of everything将Jaron Freeman-Fox既复杂又精致的作曲转化为有强烈感染力的舞会(Infectious Party)，甚至被乐评形容为” Mahavishnu Orchestra伴奏下的Tom Waits在演奏小提琴 ”。乐队经历了三年的大规模全球巡演乐队，从希腊塞萨洛尼基到瑞典斯德哥尔摩，世界各地都留下了他们的巡演足迹。乐队今年(2016年)夏天刚刚发行了历时3年准备的第二张专辑而今年另外一件大事莫过于应上海世界音乐节以及深圳Oct-Loft爵士节的邀请来到中国进行第一次巡演。
Contorting the violin into new traditions, violinist/composer Jaron Freeman-Fox dances down the fine line between the beautiful and the ridiculous, while redefining what the violin can do. Having produced or played on over 40 albums (
Teresa Doyle, Jayme Stone, Autorickshaw) and toured the world many times over as a solo artist, bandleader or collaborator with bands such as Delhi 2 Dublin, Ben Caplan, and Sam Lee, Freeman-Fox fuses his roots of fiddling with his study of Indian
classical music and jazz, while playing the 5-string violins of his late mentor; fiddle pioneer Oliver Schroer.
In 2013, after 3 years of touring, writing, recording and spelunking with his fiery band Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything, the group’s new album has was released into the wild and greeted by enthusiastic reviews, radio play around the world, and 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards!
Folks may be intrigued by the fact that JFF has performed for 100,000 people and the young royal couple on Parlimant hill, or that the Canadian Embassy was kind enough (or foolish enough) to send him off to collaborate with a troupe of nomadic Rajasthani gypsies at the Delhi International Arts Festival,
or that his debut album “Manic Almanac: Slow Möbius" won an Independent Music Award, or that he’s shared the stage with Delhi2Dublin, Tanya Tagaq, and James Kudelka. Jaron however, is most proud of the fact that he’s broken three different fiddles on stage and zero bones, had his violin stolen by monkeys in Bali and got it back without contracting rabies, and has the honour of featuring his absolute favourite musicians in the world, in his band The Opposite of Everything.
Described as “Tom Waits playing the fiddle, backed up by the Mahavishnu Orchestra”, The Opposite of Everything transform Freeman-Fox’s intricate compositions into an infectious party! The line-up consists of New Orleans-style clarinetist John Williams, accordionist Anh Tram Phung, jazz bassist Alan Mackie, and drummer Steven Foster. About to embark on their 5th year of touring around the world, the band has a new album in the works for release at the beginning of 2016.
Speaking of the special guest “Tulegur”: Jaron met Tulegur last year when both were playing at a festival in Sweden. “Love at the first sight” might be slightly exaggerating, but they definitely enjoyed each other’s performance, which led to a lot of great jamming and interesting talks. The promise of playing together again is now becoming real as Jaron and his band are coming for the debut China tour. No doubt they will produce some amazing improvising and jamming. Take a look of Tulegur’s bio:
TULEGUR is a modern nomad music duo, rooted in traditional tunes of Inner Mongolia (Mongolian part of China) and influenced by contemporary music. Their sound is a great mixture of traditional Mongolian music, acoustic rock, throat-singing (also known as "Khoomei") and electronic music. This combination results in a unique style which some described as “ethnic post-rock” or “psychedelic nomadic rock”. Within two years they went on several extended tours in China, India, Europe and also Australia/New Zealand where they gained overwhelming reactions by the audience. Especially in Australia and New Zealand, all CDs went sold out immediately and for the first time they appeared on iTunes Top 200 World Music Charts with peak at #8 in Australia and #1 for 3 days in New Zealand! This makes us more curious about the full length debut album to be release later this year.
Vocalist and acoustic guitar player Gangzi is the soul of Tulegur, educated in classical music and opera, and his voice is trained for a broad range of throat singing. Attracted by modern music, Gangzi moved from Inner Mongolia to Beijing to perform and compose. A year later, he returned to his hometown, Hulun Buir, where he spent time with local nomads to learn Khoomei and their cultural traditions. This nomadic experience became a revelation in his life and helped him to find his own music style. After years of solo performances, Gangzi has achieved remarkable success all around China and worldwide.
Towards the end of 2014, percussionist / electric guitarist Wang (alias Zongcan) joint Tulegur’s new bigger picture to help extend the music to a wider range in expression. As a multiple instrumentalist and sophisticated artist, Wang has traveled to many places within and beyond China and gained has his special ways to embrace different cultures to be fused into with his world of music.
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