Marco Cappelli – Doug Wieselman – Jose Davila – Ken Filiano – Jim Pugliese. Special guest: Francesco Pellegrino
IDR is the result of the artistic exchange between Marco Cappelli and Jim Pugliese, whose mutual reverence for the villages’ ritual music brought them to the following statement: reflect the process of memory’s distortion of the second/third immigrantes generation, living in the New Yorker cultural melting pot with a strong traditional background; give back to the audience a music at the same time far from the original source – for geographic, chronological and cultural reasons – and full of tradition’s elements: impossibile to fit in any conventional standard.
“IDR (Italian Doc Remix) premiered at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM in NYC back in 2004. After connecting with the finest of New York’s Downtown Improvisers, Marco Cappelli organized an all-star ensemble to produce what has become one of my favorite projects. Since its premiere performance, IDR has perfected its instrumentation, interpretation and personal language, viewing the project as a complete expression rather than a series of individual pieces. This music is about connection: the connection to one’s culture as well as the merging of styles of different cultures and centuries. It’s about a commitment to culture that Marco felt in Italy and to the music of a particular place and time in New York. Percussionist Jim Pugliese felt the urgency of this mix and encouraged Cappelli’s sorcery. There is alchemy here, a magical blend that emerges as Marco mixes rare ingredients, rearranges and transmutes traditional melodies into spontaneous, musical gold. Marco’s “canons” and “ostinatos” break down the structure of traditional sonic worlds and entwine them in fresh detail, bringing them into harmonious accord.” Suzanne Fiol (Founder of ISSUE Project Room – Brooklyn)
Marco Cappelli: guitars / Jim Pugliese: drums / Doug Wieselman: clarinets / Josè Davila: trombone-tuba/ Ken Filiano: double bass / Special guest: Francesco Pellegrino: vocals
Tickets: $20 at the door