22 mars 2013 : Myra Melford et Ben Goldberg

22 mars 2013 : Myra Melford et Ben Goldberg

Music’Halle – ESPACE JOB
105 Route de Blagnac – 31200 TLSE
Quartier des Sept Deniers
infos / réservations : 05 61 21 12 25
Tarifs : 10/8 € | infos : www.music-halle.com
Début des concerts à 20h30

Myra Melford et Ben Goldberg


Myra Melford, disciple d’Henry Threadgill et de Don Pullen, et Ben Goldberg, clarinettiste préféré de John Zorn, jouent en duo depuis 2008. L’une est issue du free jazz, l’autre de la musique klezmer…

Ils utilisent leurs compositions comme sujet de départ mais chaque rencontre est le chapitre d’un dialogue musical sans cesse renouvelé. Ils parlent le même langage mais avec un point de vue en léger décalage, et comme dans toute bonne conversation, ont toujours quelques arguments en réserve. Ils viennent en Europe ce mois de mars 2013 et nous sommes ravis de les accueillir à Toulouse.

Une production Un pavé dans le jazz, en partenariat avec Music’Halle, l’espace Job et l’UFR de musicologie de l’Université de Toulouse le Mirail.

crédit photos : Peter Gannushkin | http://downtownmusic.net/

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Présentation du duo en anglais (utilisez google traduction en bas de l’article pour voir le texte en français) :



We have been performing duets since 2008. Each concert is a chapter in an evolving musical conversation — two musicians speaking the same language with slightly different points of view, and, like any good conversation, finding something new. So we titled the project DIALOGUE.


Over the course of two decades and more than 30 recordings, Myra Melford, 2012 winner of the Alpert Award in the Arts for Music, has carved out a distinctive niche among the creative music’s most respected pianist-composers. Her signature sound skillfully combines early influences such as classical music and the traditional blues piano styles of her native Chicago with her later immersion in the music of Eastern Europe and India and extensive musical studies with such legendary figures as Jaki Byard, Don Pullen and Henry Threadgill. Critics called her latest release, The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12 Records), “a triumph” (John Sharpe, AllAboutJazz.com), “compelling from start to finish” (Jez Nelson, BBC 3s Jazz on 3), “a knockout by any standard” (Nate Chinen, New York Times) and “a high water mark in Melford’s extraordinary oeuvre” (Troy Collins, Point of Departure). She currently leads a variety of ensembles, including a new quintet called Snowy Egret, and composes and plays in the collective Trio M with Mark Dresser and Matt Wilson.
Ben Goldberg, whom John Zorn has called « one of the greatest clarinetists I have ever heard, » was named #1 Rising Star Clarinetist in the 2011 Downbeat Critics’ Poll. His group New Klezmer Trio « kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music. » (San Francisco Chronicle) In 2012 Ben premiered Orphic Machine, a work of ten movements based on the poetical writings of Allen Grossman, featuring Carla Kihlstedt on vocals. The Los Angeles Times calls Orphic Machine “knotted and occasionally spooky composition marked by dazzling interplay.” Ben also leads Unfold Ordinary Mind, featuring Nels Cline and Ellery Eskelin; the sextet Ben Goldberg School; Go Home with Charlie Hunter, Ron Miles, and Scott Amendola, “a searching ensemble that welcomes lyrical improvisation while embracing the groove” (The New Yorker); the Ben Goldberg Trio with Greg Cohen and Kenny Wollesen; and plays with Tin Hat; plays monk; Myra Melford’s Be Bread; and Nels Cline’s New Monastery.