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Eve Riss­er Red Desert Or­ches­tra – Eu­ry­th­mia

Musine, Horninkatu 17

31€ / 27€

+ ticket fee (starting at 1,50€)

Eve Risser studied both piano and flute at the conservatory in Colmar before focusing solely on jazz piano and improvisation, first in Strasbourg and later in Paris. In her music, Eve fuses fantasy with feminism, which she incorporates in a contemporary and experimental jazz style. Risser draws inspiration for her compositions from nature: mountains, snow and minerals are the common thread in her work. Risser now has five albums to her name, including her album Eurythmia (2022), which she released in collaboration with the twelve-piece Red Desert Orchestra.

The Red Desert Orchestra is a hybrid formation in which musicians from Europe and Africa rub shoulders in the service of music resolutely haunting, magnifying the polyrhythmic intertwining to the point of vertigo through a writing as demanding in its form as resolute in its ambitions.

Eve Risser is known for her prepared piano techniques, influencing the sound of the piano strings with objects such as screws and magnets. This way she uses the piano in part as a percussion instrument. In previous projects by the Red Desert Orchestra she sought interaction with percussionists from Burkina Faso. Risser draws inspiration for her compositions from nature: mountains, snow and minerals form a common thread in her work.

Every year one of the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals, the Dutch North Sea Jazz, presents the Paul Acket Award to an artist whose exceptional musical talent makes them deserving of wider recognition. In 2023 the award went to Eve Risser. Previous winners include Kris Davis (2022), Julian Lage (2019), Kaja Draksler (2018), Donny McCaslin (2017) and Cécile McLorin Salvant (2016).

Eve Risser, piano, compositions (FR)
Alexandra Grimal, alto saxophone (FR)
Sakina Abdou, tenor saxophone (FR)
Grégoire Tirtiaux, baritone saxophone, qarqabas (FR)
Nils Ostendorf, trumpet, analog synthesizer (DE)
Matthias Müller, trombone (DE)
Tatiana Paris, electric guitar, voice (FR)
Ophélia Hié, balafon, bara, voice (BF)
Mélissa Hié, balafon, djembé, voice (BF)
Fanny Lasfargues, bass (FR)
Oumarou Bambara, djembé, bara (BF)
Emmanuel Scarpa, drums, voice (FR)

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