"Puz/zle" soundtrack (2CDs)

from Olga Wojciechowska

An intriguing interaction across stylistic borders. The incredible voices of the Corsican group of singers A Filetta and Lebanese singer Fadia Tomb El-Hage come together in an organical way. Added to this are the chanting, flute-playing and taiko drumming by Japanese musician Kazunari Abe and the electronical music by Polish composer Olga Wojciechowska.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui questions and highlights the puzzles that lie behind human relations (emotional, intellectual, sexual), the morphology of the body, and intangibles like musical traditions inspired by and woven together from separate and multiple strands and traditions (so a liturgical composition sung in Spain might have Arabic roots, buried in the sands of time).

With A Filetta, the Corsican polyphonic group (his companions in In Memoriam and Apocrifu), the Lebanese singer Fadia Tomb El-Hage (also seen in Origine) and the Japanese flautist and percussionist Kazunari Abe by his side to dissect how a song, a composition can have various sources all at once, religious and secular, Christian and Muslim, and how traditions that we so easily name European or Oriental are never that definable and monolithic, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui salutes the delightful impurity that constitutes our lives and our planet.

Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Music composition: Jean-Claude Acquaviva, Kazunari Abe, Olga Wojciechowska

Performer – A Filetta (tracks: 1-02, 1-03, 1-07, 1-08, 1-10, 1-11, 2-01 - 2-05, 2-07 - 2-09, 2-11, 2-13), Fadia Tomb El-Hage* (tracks: 1-02, 1-07, 1-08, 1-10, 2-01 - 2-05, 2-07, 2-09, 2-11, 2-14), Kazunari Abe (tracks: 1-03, 1-05, 1-08, 1-11, 2-01 - 2-07, 2-09, 2-11), Olga Wojciechowska (tracks: 1-01, 1-04, 1-06, 1-09, 1-12, 2-10, 2-12)

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