JULIE CAMPICHE - STRINGS PROJECT
/// Creation in progress
Repertoire: compositions originales
Direction & compositions:
Strings Project brings together musicians from diverse musical backgrounds.
Two virtuoso musicians from France and the USA share one common bond, i.e., they each excel in classical music and jazz. This was a key element in the genesis of this project.
A swiss rhythm section with Manu Hagmann on double bass and Christophe Calpini, a multi-talented performing artist with a wild palette of original electronic sounds.
Julie Campiche - who initiated the project – has studied and performed three distinct musical genres that include classical, improvisation, and electronic music. With Strings Project she combines but also expands their limits.
String quartets that play with jazz or rock groups are not uncommon these days. Strings Project is an attempt to explore and further develop this type of experience. Julie has chosen a trio format rather than a quartet to allow each artist greater creative freedom. The trio consists of a viola, a cello, and a double bass. When played together these three instruments give the impression of being an entire albeit non-traditional string ensemble. Using a viola rather than a violon while adding the double bass creates a deeper larger ensemble sound.
Strings Project will perform from 20 thru 23 January 2020 at the AMR-Sud des Alpes in Geneva, Switzerland.