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Apr4
Performance
On the Periphery at Potrero Stage Potrero Stage 1695 18th Street, San Francisco
Jan 27
TOUR
Raphaël Liogier FIAF Skyroom 22 East 60th Street, 8th Floor New York, NY 10022
Feb 25
Film Series
Sagan Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

The Bridge #2.02 | Chicago & Midwest

The Bridge - a transatlantic network for creative music featuring musicians from Chicago and France, is back for a series of concerts in Chicago, Madison, Urbana, Milwaukee and St Louis with a new ensemble: Mai Sugimoto, Raymond Boni, Anton Hatwich & Paul Rogers.

This project, is the second group to be borne of the 2nd generation of The Bridge’s French-American collaborative ensembles. Following an intuition initially proposed by French guitarist Raymond Boni, these four musicians will explore the possibilities of an ensemble with a majority of string instruments and no drums, collaboratively piloted by four individuals with radically different artistic personalities. The idea is to create music which will wrestle with the ideas of unfurling and entanglement, of sound as a set of lines and twists. Remote points in space and time can always be connected, even when it’s not necessarily expected : “since improvisation is a fundamental link for beings to coexist, what interests me the most in this French-American encounter is everyone’s singular journey, and the unprecedented quality of this event.”

The Bridge #2.2 –experimental residencies at the University of Chicago and tour has been made possible through the Jazz & New Music, a program of FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. The Bridge is also supported by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, la Sacem, le FCM, le CNV et la Spedidam.

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