Contemporary improvisation live from the Boite World Music Cafe – 2008
This is the only performance not fully improvised from a night of improvised music at the famous Boite World Music Cafe in Fitzroy Melbourne Australia.
This moving piece was improvised around a composed section by vocalist/violinist Jess Ipkendanz … based on a fragment from a poem by Rilke. Their improvisations are stunning.
To quote Jess:
“So the next little number is with me & Mel … and we’ve decided to start this improvisation with something written. This is a piece that I wrote just the other day and it’s inspired by the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.
It’s a mourning song for the death of Eurydice and the words that I’ve taken are just a fragment of the beautiful poem that I was very lucky to have read. If you haven’t yet read it … go read it because it’s absolutely stunning. It’s by Rilke.
So I’ve just taken a little fragment of that poem and set it to music. And from there … we will go forward.”