Kris Defoort's Diving Poet Society
It's almost here: the world premiere of Kris Defoort Trio's new project: Kris Defoort's Diving Poet Society!
Veronika Harcsa (voice), Guillaume Orti (altosax)
Kris Defoort (piano), Nicolas Thys (bass)
& Lander Gyselinck (drums)
This very current, lyrical project will leave no one unmoved.
Renowned pianist-composer Kris Defoort itself describes it as "an eternal search for this one magical, unknown moment. Five musical poets communicating the joy of diving into an ocean of unlimited colours, words & sounds." In practice, you can expect speaking compositions based on the inspirational poems of Peter Verhelst - a unique writer who isn't afraid of topical themes as 'the other', identity, migration and transiency.
For this new creation, Kris and his trio take two master musicians under their wings:
Veronika Harcsa (HU) is a superstar in her homeland. This unique, versatile Hungarian singer songwriter bewitches everyone with her pure voice. Her second album was awarded as Hungarian ‘Platinum Jazz Album of the Year’ and in Japan she repeatedly reached the top of the vocal jazz charts of Tower Records.
We know Guillaume Orti (FR) mainly from Mâäk, a Brussels music collective under the direction of Laurent Blondiau that connects mundane influences with strong improvisation. He, as Veronika, is extremely all-round, has a unique musical sound and is able to empathize with diverse musical cultures.
The project is in other words a cross-pollination of music and word on the one hand and of young and established musicians on the other hand, all within the context of improvisation and composition.
Don't miss it!
After a short residence in the inspiring BMC (Budapest), Kris Defoort's Diving Poet Society will premiere at the end of this week. Other occasions you can spot the quintet (exclusive try-out concerts):
1.10 | BMC, Budapest (Hungary)
4.10 | Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
8.10 | W.E.R.F. Label Night: Concertgebouw Brugge (Belgium)