Italian alternative violinist Luca Ciarla pays tribute to his favorite composer revisiting some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest compositions. With a baroque bow, a creative and genuine use of electronics and few toy instruments, Luca finds an astonishing common ground between traditional and contemporary sounds, departing from Johann Sebastian’s works to create dazzling improvisations. A surprising and informal concert, Bach into Myself features also original compositions and music by other composers that have been strongly influenced by the German master, such as Heitor Villa-Lobos and Astor Piazzolla.
“It is jazz what Luca Ciarla plays at the castle but also baroque music and much more…everything seems so light, enchanting and beautiful, because the musician crosses the boundaries among musical genres, as they didn’t exist. Listening to him is an astonishing musical experience.” Wolfsburger Nachrichten (Germany)
The violin has its own soul. In Italian anima means soul and is alsothe name of the small wooden cylinder (the sound post) placed inside the violin, essential for the instrument acoustics. And it is really the anima the starting point of the new project by Italian violinist Luca Ciarla, an emotional musical experience featuring his arrangements of sacred music along with original spiritual music. After its inception in Jerusalem, Spiritualia has been successfully premiered at the Sacred Music Festival in Goa (India).
Luca Ciarla redraws the borders of jazz violin with a loop pedal, his voice and a wise use of electronics. He performs the entire score of his band in solo, playing the violin also like a guitar, a cello or a percussion instrument. In this imaginative musical landscape Luca sings, whistles, plays other instruments or adds new improvisations; music is continuously evolving into a dazzling solOrkestra. The program Jazz Violin 2.0 features original compositions and unusual arrangements of jazz standards.
Italian violinist Luca Ciarla draws a new musical route in the Mediterranean with a loop pedal, his voice and a few toy instruments. He performs in solo and strictly live all his band score, playing the violin also like a guitar, a cello or a percussion. In this imaginative musical landscape Luca sings, whistles, plays other instruments or adds new improvisations; music is continuously evolving into a dazzling solOrkestra. The program Mediterramìa features unusual arrangements of traditional Italian folk tunes, music from the Mediterranean area and original compositions.
“A magical acoustic seduction where everybody can find familiar
influences…from genuine folk to sophisticated jazz.” Il Fatto Quotidiano