Violinist Luca Ciarla, accordionist Francesco Turrisi and percussionist Andrea Piccioni give birth to Etnopolis: where the musicians guide the audience into a new sonic dimension in which the sounds and the flavours of the Italian folk tradition are revisited with a modern and Pan-Mediterranean twist.
Etnopolis in Concert
When: Saturday, 2nd November 2013, 8 pm
Where: Mermaid Arts Centre, Main Street, Bray
When: Sunday, 3rd November 2013, 12 am
Where: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Luca Ciarla is simply one of the most creative and surprising violinists nowadays. His music easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds.
Francesco Turrisi has been defined a “musical alchemist” and a “musical polyglot” by the press. He left his native Italy in 1997 to study jazz piano and early music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where he obtained a Bachelor and a Master’s degree. Since 2004 he has been collaborating with celebrated early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata.
Andrea Piccioni, one of the greatest exponents of the art of frame drumming, has developed an extraordinary capacity to move through various musical genres and styles, re-elaborating the language of the Tamburello and various frame drums in a truly personal manner, both virtuosic and expressive. Andrea holds regular workshops and masterclasses at prestigious festivals worldwide, including Big Bang Festival (Dublin, Ireland).