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Garcia, Violeta / Emilie Girard-Charest: Impermanence (Inexhaustible Editions/Tour De Bras)

Slippery confluence to taut string friction in the duo of Argentinian cellist & improviser Violeta Garcia and Quebec cellist Emilie Girard-Charest, both bringing impressive improvisational resumes and classical grounding to their uniquely informed dialogs, heard in a five part album exploring a remarkable range of technical skill and expression.
 

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Label: Inexhaustible Editions/Tour De Bras
Catalog ID: ie-041/tdb90049
Squidco Product Code: 31060

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Slovenia
Packaging: Digipack - 6 panel
Recorded at Ideo Music Studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October, 2019, by Carlos Quebrada.

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"Violeta Garcia (1990) is a cellist, improviser and composer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a performer in many art forms, including free improvisation, contemporary and experimental repertoire and collaborations with dancers and others artists. At the moment she is eager to improvise, compose and create new sounds; experiment with extended techniques, prepared instrument and work with dynamic, rhythmic and original tuneful combinations. Her main interest is to open new sound spaces that invite the audience on an inner voyage.

Emilie Girard-Charest (1987) is a Canadian cellist, composer and improviser. As a chamber musician, a soloist and with different ensembles, she dedicates herself to new music. As a performer, she took part in more than sixty world premieres and worked with composers such as Malcolm Goldstein, Hans Zender or Joane Hetu. She regularly collaborates with theater, dance and performance productions. She is working on various projects with remarkable multidisciplinary artists such as dancer and visual artist Sarah Bronsard, or composer-performer Charles Quevillon."-Tour de Bras


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Artist Biographies

"Violeta García is a cellist, improviser and composer born in 1990 in San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been studying music since 1998.

Studies

She studied at the "Conservatory Astor Piazolla". She also has a Degree in Composition by "Conservatory Manuel de Falla" with Ricardo Capellano and she has a Degree on Musical Arts specializing in violoncello at "Universidad Nacional of Arts (U.N.A)".

She has played with a lot of improvisers around the world: Joelle Leandre, Uri Caine, Brandon Lopez, Chris Pitsiokos, Theo Ciccaldi, Rafael Delgado, Willem Shulz, Tristan Honsinger, Popular Music leaded by Jacques Morelembaum, Hank Roberts, Tony Malaby, Marcos Sanguinetti, Bomba del Tiempo, Gonzalo Aloras, Ana Maria Romano, Lito Vitale, Juan Carlos Baglietto, among others. She also studied classical cello with Stanimir Todorov (Bulgary) and Jorge Perez Tedesco (Argentine).

In 2015 she was selected by FNA to be part of a music residency of improvisation and composition directed by Ernesto Jodos, Oscar Edelstein, Marcelo Moguilevsky and Mariano Tiki Cantero in Bariloche, Argentina.

In 2018 she took part in a collaboration program at Art Basel in Faena Art Center to perform with Naama Tsabar (Israel- NYC) in "Melodies of Certain Damage #opus 2"

In 2019 Violeta has been selected to be part of a Music Summer Camp at Art Omi in New York city to perform and collaborate with other artist in residency from around the world supported by Williams Arts Fundation.

In 2020 she was supported by Ibermusicas to make a composition residency in Spain and had a support from ProHelvetia "Coincidencia" program to coordinate "Public Voices" with Griselda Fresler.

General

She is a performer in many art forms, including free improvisation, contemporary and experimental repertoire and collaborations with dancers and others artists. After years of studying classical and popular music on violoncello and, later contemporary composition and improvisation. Violeta realized that her own musical voice needed to emerge outside specific genres. At the moment she is eager to improvise, compose and create new sounds, experiment with extended techniques, prepared instrument and work with dynamic, rhythmic and original tuneful combinations. Now her primary interest is to open new sound spaces that invite the audience on an inner voyage.

Aside from these projects, she has been on tour in several opportunities with improvisers from Latin America, Europe and USA. She has been part of important experimental ensambles and collectives like: Nicotina es Primavera, El devenir del Rio, Blanco Teta, Monótonos Truenos, Dominga Tango, La Jaula se ha vuelto Pájaro y se ha volado, among others. In 2015 she found a digital label and musics series called TVL-REC (www.tvlrec.com) with Carlos Quebrada (Colombia) and Camilo Ángeles (Perú). It is devoted to publishing new music, experimental groups and collectives from Latin America and other countries."

-Violeta Garcia Website (https://violetagarcia.com/bio/)
4/10/2024

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"Émilie Girard-Charest. born Laval, Québec, 1987. Composer, Performer (cello).

Émilie Girard-Charest is a cellist, a composer and an improviser.

As a chamber musician, a soloist and with different ensembles (Allogène, Supermusique, La Machine, Quatuor d'occasion, Stéphane Pécas, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn, duo Collard-Neven-Girard-Charest), she dedicates herself to new music.

She has worked with many composers, including Malcolm Goldstein, Michel Gonneville, Maxime McKinley, Joane Hétu, Guillaume Primard, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Hans Zender, Graciela Paraskevaidis and Fredrik Gran.

Émilie has played at numerous festivals in Québec (Festival de musique actuelle de Victoriaville, OFF Festival de Jazz, Festival de jazz de Montréal, Festival de jazz de Québec, Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques), in the United States (Avant-Music Festival, New York), in Belgium (Ars Musica), in Austria (Klangspuren Schwaz and Impuls), in Chile (Encuentro Internacional de Compositores), in Argentina (Sonido Presente), in Estonia (Autumn Festival), in Finland (MuTe Fest), in Spain (Mixtur) and in Macedonia (Macedonian Music Days). She also played concerts in France, Germany, Russia and Uruguay.

In addition to that, she took part in various theatre and dance productions, such as Rhinocéros by Eugène Ionesco (Troupe Éponyme directed by Jocelyn Sioui), Couloir et Chambres by Philippe Minyana and La fête à Jean by Pierre-Luc Lasalle (Théâtre L'Instant, directed by André-Marie Coudou), ADN by Dennis Kelly (Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal, directed by Sylvain Bélanger), the Physical Theater Choir Project (Vicki Tansey), The Sticks (Andrew Tay) and Reine et Oiseaux (théâtre Tête au Corps, Vincent Langlois and Émilie Sigouin). She is now working on a duet with the dancer and visual artist Sarah Bronsard.

Émilie holds a degree in cello (Denis Brott) and in composition (Michel Gonneville) from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. She is now enrolled as a student in the CoPeCo program (Contemporary Performance and Composition), a joint Master involving the Eesti Muusika - ja Teatriakadeemia (Estonia), the Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm (Sweden), the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon (France) and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (Germany). She is the recipient of the Bourse de développement de carrière from the foundation of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (2014) and of the Prix d'Europe of Composition Fernand Lindsay (2015).

-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/girardcharest_em/)
4/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. I 5:59

2. II 13:25

3. III 7:45

4. IV 7:32

5. V 7:17

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Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Stringed Instruments
South & Central American + Caribbean Improvisation
Musique Actuelle
Duo Recordings

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