ORCHESTRA SENZA CONFINI / ORKESTER BREZ MEJA
Orchestra Senza Confini/Orkester Brez Meja (Borderless Orchestra) was born in 2011, on the occasion of the first edition of the Brda Contemporary Music Festival.
Giovanni Maier, one of the founder of the Italian Dob Orchestra, collective of research in improvised music, and Zlatko Kaučič, leader of the Slovenian Kombo Orchestra, have decided to combine forces in a single orchestra, rightly called “borderless”.
Since 2014 Giovanni Maier and Zlatko Kaučič experience with the orchestra a new form of dual simultaneous conduction: the previous release from the orchestra (“Orkester Brez Meja / Orchestra Senza Confini”, Dobialabel010) is an example of that conduction method. The result is a kaleidoscope of sounds and ever-changing expressions, but always able to maintain consistency and usability, facilitated by the gestures of the two directors, who exchange “sections” several times during a single performance. It can be said that it is almost as if it was a concert in duo by the two directors, each one playing with a very powerful and complex “instrument”, that sometimes it even goes on its own way.
This live recording has been made at “Le Nuove Rotte del Jazz” festival, on the 5th of June 2015 at the Museo Revoltella Auditorium in Trieste, organized by Circolo Controtempo, that is also co-producing the CD.
In this special occasion the Orchestra Senza Confini/Orkester Brez Meja personnel has been expanded to include about ten students from the Jazz School of Trieste’s “G. Tartini” Conservatory. Some of these students are coming from the nearby Croatia, forming in this way a large entity of about thirty elements coming from three countries and belonging to different generations.
In this historical moment of tension and hatred towards foreigners and questioning of founding values of our European Union such as the ones summerized in the Schengen Agreement, it is necessary to reaffirm unity, cooperation and brotherhood beyond borders of any kind.
Giovanni Maier, conduction
Zlatko Kaučič, conduction
Paolo Pascolo, flute
Gabriele Cancelli, cornet
Francesco Ivone, trumpet
Robert Mikuljan, trumpet
Elisa Ulian, voice
Clarissa Durizzotto, clarinet & alto sax
Gianfranco Agresti, alto sax
Luka Vrbanec, alto sax
Flavio Brumat, tenor sax
Cene Resnik, tenor sax
Giorgio Giacobbi, tenor sax
Jurica Prodan, tenor & baritone sax
Mimo Cogliandro, bass clarinet
Sergio Bernetti, trombone
Giorgio Pacorig, piano
Andrea Gulli, live electronics
Roberto Fabrizio, electric guitar
Vitja Balžalorsky, electric guitar
Aurelio Tarallo, electric guitar
Jošt Drašler, doublebass
Carlo Franceschinis, doublebass
Costanzo Tortorelli, doublebass
Marko Lasič, drums
Vid Drašler, drums
Recorded by Iztok Zupan at “Le Nuove Rotte del Jazz” festival on the 5th of June 2015 at the Museo Revoltella Auditorium in Trieste
All compositions by Giovanni Maier
Graphics by Gabriele Cancelli
Picture by Yannis Kolesidis ( “Limbo”, Idomeni march 2015)
Produced by Orchestra Senza Confini/Orkester Brez Meja, Circolo Controtempo, LIVE- Musiche di Sconfine and Dobialab