The Sync [The Bridge #5] Concert

  • 07:00 PM
  • PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue

The Bridge Project, a jazz exchange between Chicago and Paris, continues in May with The Sync Concert (The Bridge #5) with

  • SYLVAINE HÉLARY – flutes, effects
  • FRED LONBERG-HOLM – cello, effects
  • ÈVE RISSER – piano, prepared piano
  • MIKE REED – drums

This is just one of a number of concerts taking place from May 3-15. To see the full list of events and concerts, please visit acrossthebridges.org.

Earth-shattering. Shattering, mostly. For the kind of “novelty” that is put on trial and to practice by Sylvaine Hélary, Eve Risser, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Mike Reed also savors erosion, the action of time, of the sun, of the rain, of the wind, and of inner life that leaves a mark on music, that shapes or gnaws it. Novelty perhaps, and so be it, in that we could introduce these four musicians through all the genres they are able to approach and overtake. Let us reveal that her flute wears a blood-red evening gown; it’s the diaphanous devil itself. That her piano is cloudy, or spiky, arched on its legs or its spinwheel tip. That his cello, cactus- or skeleton-like, is a stockpile of explosives that will or will not explode, that has nevertheless become a master at launching torpedoes. That his drumkit is in free time, is as sober as it is constructive, ideally bowing and bending rhythms to release them back to volatility. It is at the intersection, at the carousel of these characters, on this strange carnival ride, that lies music waiting to be unearthed. Therefore, expect walls of fog. Expect masked balls. Expect everything, for the unmatched pleasure of those who enjoy adventure.