GIONNI DI CLEMENTE 10-string classical guitar, oud, bouzouki, pedal effects
GREG BURK piano, moog, keyboards
GIUSEPPE FRANCHELLUCCI cello, pedal effects
DOMENICO CANDELLORI drums, percussions, synth drum
One can hear all the suggestions of a music that inhabits the border between musical genres, a border both geographical and spiritual, a border that merits crossing and respect.
In the first place, the nature of the ensemble reveals this: open and without preconceived design, a timbral mixture that unites the contemporary sound of electronics with the ancestral vibration of strings, percussion and the voice. Furthermore, all the musicians share spontaneously in the manipulation and mixing of sounds to elicit both emotional and rational responses.
The music, composed by Gionni Di Clemente and interpreted by this ensemble, travels through numerous references to arrive at different destinations: strong modal connotations, played on rhythmic pedals, circular dynamics, and hypnotic repetition.
The title evokes borders and fog. The depth of the improvisations reveal a game, both defined and open ended This play of light and darkness allows listeners to respond to the meaning and suggestions offered by the music.
Si sente tutta la suggestione del confine nella musica di Triat. Un confine geografico e spirituale. Un confine da attraversare e da rispettare. In primo luogo, lo rivela il disegno della formazione. Una compagine aperta e senza schemi precostituiti, un impasto timbrico che unisce la modernità dell’elettronica e il senso ancestrale di corde, percussioni e voci. E, ancor di più, tutti i protagonisti coinvolti nel disco condividono un’attitudine spontanea nel manipolare e miscelare il senso del suono, alla ricerca delle reazioni emotive e razionali.
La musica – composta da Gionni Di Clemente e consegnata a questa compagine – si confronta con una enorme quantità di riferimenti e approdi.
I confini, la nebbia evocata dal titolo, il senso e la profondità delle improvvisazioni rivelano un gioco, allo stesso tempo, chiaro e indefinito. Un disegno dove si mescolano elementi messi a fuoco e tratti meno delineati per lasciare che il significato e le suggestioni presenti nella musica siano libere di rispondere agli stimoli e alle urgenze sia degli interpreti che degli ascoltatori.
Pianist/composer/educator Greg Burk has lived, studied, educated and performed around the world. Over the last decade, living and working in Detroit, Boston and now Rome
As a music composition student at UMASS Amherst, Greg was fortunate to have Yusef Lateef and Archie Shepp as teachers.
At 25, Greg moved to Boston and enrolled at New England Conservatory (NEC), where he earned a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies, having studied composition with George Russell and piano with Danilo Perez and Paul Bley.
After earning his Master’s, Greg continued to live in Boston, teaching at Berklee College of Music and working as an in-demand sideman with notable musicians like Jerry Bergonzi, Garrison Fewell, Steve Grossman, Benny Golson, Bob Moses, and others.
“an exceptional pianist/composer” (All Music Guide)
“a pianist and composer with vigorous, freewheeling ideas that always feel grounded within a well-reasoned structure” (Boston Herald),
“a pianist with a gift for melody and a generous touch that makes you want to like him” (LA Weekly),
and a musician that “plays with an apparent love and passion for his craft” (AllAboutJazz).
GIONNI DI CLEMENTE
Unconventional musician, guitarist, composer and arranger, Gionni Di Clemente is a well-known multi-string performer and recording artist: 10-string classical guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar, oud, bouzouki, mandolin, sitar.
He performed his music extensively in a wide variety of international settings from jazz to contemporary classic to world music, in Italy, Spain, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Norway, Morocco, Algeria, South-Africa
In July 2014 plays at 57° Festival Dei 2 Mondi in Spoleto with La Mama Theater of New York for “ Weather” composed and directed by Liz Swados.
Since 2009 he is the Art Director of Paesaggi Acustici Festival.
“Der Meister der Saiten aus den Abruzzen” (Peter Heid)
“Gionni Di Clemente is a specialist of all string instruments… he works out a personal, formative and improvised style, defined by the fusion of different expressive forms.” (Renato Trevisani, Suono) <
“Eclectic guitarist, passes with equal skill, technique and taste from guitar to sitar, the bouzouki, Oud ..” (Percussioni, dic 2007)
“A record extremely intimate, elegant… Gionni Di Clemente is doubtless a receptive musician compared to musical traditions of the cultures very near to the ours…a music that goes at first through the heart and not only through the mind” (Achille Zoni, Jazzitalia)
“Personal and versatile musician, is very effective with the six strings” (Jazzmagazine )
Gionni’s mastery of finger techniques feature on his guitars such as in ‘Danza degli Spiriti’ ..perking the listener out of a slumber. (SOUTH AFRICA)
Percussionist and musicotherapist, plays instrument from Afro-Cuban, Middle east, North Africa and Italian tradition. Since years, he has been involved in studying, teaching and researching on ethnic music and music-therapy. He has been living in Bologna since 2004, where he teaches frame drums at the Taranta Power School, founded by Eugenio Bennato and Maristella Martella, and at Ivan Illich folk music school. As a session player, he took part in important ethnic music festivals and world music in Europe, North Africa and USA.
In the last few years, he has deepened his studies with teachers such as Glen Velez, David Kuckhermann, Alfio Antico, Murat Coskun, Behnam Samani, Lory Cottler, Michael Metzler, Alioune M’Baye.
Major artistic collaborations:
Eugenio Bennato, Antonio Infantino, Scuola Taranta Power, Cathartica, Nidi D’Arac, Tambours du Mediterranée - Ensamble di percussionisti provenienti da Tunisia-Marocco-Francia-Italia, Terìaca, Juredurè - Calabria, Linda, Orietta Berti, Las Migas - Spagna, Tangeri cafè orchestra - Marocco, Capa Cupa, Cisco (Modena City Ramblers), Ninfa Giannuzzi (Puglia – Italia), La via della Seta (Bologna), Roberto Lucanero, Sakina Al Azami (Marocco), Zohra Elajnef (Tunisia), Mimmo Crudo (Parto delle nuvole pesanti), Flacco Biondini (Guccini), Wim Wenders (Sound Track – Colonna sonora del mediometraggio “IL VOLO” con JUREDURE’), TRIAT (Italy – USA).
Publications: “TAMBURELLO E TAMMORRA – Modern & Traditional Technique of Italian Frame drums”(Book + DVD) – 2010 Ed. Carisch S.p.A.