EC-CHAP Jazz Series: Bruno Raberg "Triloka" (World, Classical, Jazz)
Tickets $15.00 in Advance (ONLINE) / $20.00 at the Door / Special Student Price $10.00 at the Door (WITH VALID I.D.)
BRUNO RÅBERG is an internationally renowned bass player and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden he has made nine recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed/recorded with numerous world-class artists including George Garzone, Sam Rivers, Donny McCaslin, Kenny Werner, Chris Cheek, Ben Monder, Ted Poor, David Gilmore, Mick Goodrick, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, Matt Wilson. Råberg has toured throughout Europe, USA, Japan, Africa, India and Central America. He has lead several groups of his own: the Lifelines Quartet with Chris Cheek, Ben Monder, and Ted Poor; and his current Triloka Ensemble featuring Mike Block, Layth Sidiq and others. Råberg is a senior professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston and has traveled as a clinician/performer to Italy, Brazil, Japan, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico.
The Triloka Ensemble, which features Råberg’s compositions for strings, shows the unique, intimate and creative musical language he has developed. The music is personal, evocative and truly original and it uses rhythmic and melodic structures from traditional Carnatic (S. Indian) music. Triloka means “three realms” and could be an analogy to the overall influences on this recording which are S. Indian music, jazz improvisation and classical. The result is compelling music that showcases Råberg’s compositional prowess and his musical companions’ inventiveness, musicality and accomplished solo work.
What the critics say about the Triloka – Three Realms CD
“Lush orchestral waves and a quietly mesmerizing solo from Råberg introduce "Triloka—Three Realms….Råberg's compositional élan—the deft weaving of multiple voices through the prism of classical and folkloric pastures—and the individual freedoms that permeate this contemporary, yet timeless sounding music. Never less than compelling” Ian Patterson – All About Jazz
“Triloka is a captivating album with an almost orchestral flair to it; at times dark and foreboding, yet at other times playful and light.” Marithe Van Der Aa – All About Jazz
Join us for an evening of original music by these creative artists! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe.
For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.
About the Musicians...
Layth Sidiq - violin - born in Iraq and raised in Jordan, Layth Sidiq is a leading Middle Eastern violinist on the world music stage. A recent graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music with both a bachelor and a masters degree (Berklee Global Jazz Institute), and at just 24 years old, he has traveled the world performing with orchestras and artists including Simon Shaheen, Jack DeJohnette, The Palestine Youth Orchestra, Javier Limon, Aldeburgh World Orchestra, Alejandro Sanz and Gary Burton. Layth is now the director of the Arab Music Ensemble at Tufts University as well as an active performer and educator around the Boston area.
Naseem Alatrash - cello - born and raised in Palestine he studied cello at The Edward Said Conservatory. He then went on to studies at Berklee where he studied with cellists Eugene Friesen and Owen Young, Rob Thomas and Simon Shaheen. He graduated with the highest honors for BM in cello performance and holds a MM from Berklee Global Jazz Inst.. Naseem has performed at the Nancy Jazz Festival, Lebanon’s Beit Aldeen Festival, Jerash Festival, The Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Kennedy Center, and within the Aldeburgh World Orchestra’s London Olympic tour appearing at The BBC Proms in The Royal Albert Hall and at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.The twice awarded “string player of the year” from The National Music Competition of Palestine, Naseem continues to be a voice for Palestinian culture and an advocate of its music through his global string quartet The Four Corners Quartet.
Bengisu Gökçe – violin from Istanbul, Turkey, was a student of Ebru Yunkus at the prestigious Mersin University State Conservatory. In 2004 and 2008 she came in third in the Gulden Turali National Violin Competition and won the Best Interpretation of a Turkish Piece Special Award in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Gokce has given concerts with the World Youth Orchestra in Germany, Italy and Monaco and Iran. In 2012, she got accepted to ‘Hanns Eisler’ College of Music in Berlin, Germany and studied with Prof. Stephan Picard. She was one in four Turkish students invited to play in the International Youth Chamber Orchestra founded by Turkish Cultural Organization TURKSOY and performed in concerts in the United States. In January 2015, she got accepted into Berklee College of Music. As well as solo performances at Boston Symphony Hall, MIT Kresge Auditorium, Berklee Performance Center, she won the 2015 Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the 2016 Berklee Performance ivisin String Award. She was one in four fiddlers selected to perform with American fiddler Mark O’Connor and gave concerts with Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.
Dan Lay - Daniel is a Boston-based violist with a passion for reinvention. His musical life began at a young age, born out of a necessity to harness his surplus energy. Building upon a foundation of piano and violin, he eventually discovered the viola and fell in love. Under the instruction of Dr. Alexander Rees, he performed his solo debut at Carnegie Hall, was featured on WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase, and accrued a number of honors and accolades. After honing his skills at prestigious summer camps and competitions around the world, he eventually attended Berklee College of Music, resulting in a myriad of musical collaborations. An alumnus now, he is currently designing an experimental hybrid of electronically augmented string compositions under the stagename of Goggles.