B L U E
To sing of water is to sing of people's longings.
"Panta rhei. Everything flows" is how a Greek philosopher described the world.
In the formless flow, water and music meet.
BLUE takes the listener on a varied journey through eras, countries and musical styles: Italy's emotionally charged music of the 17th century, the "Seicento", with names like Claudio Monteverdi, or the incomparable music of the great English composer Henry Purcell meet the sounds of the 20th and 21st centuries in a relaxed way. Century - be it in the jazz standard "Agua de beber" , in the post-modern sound flow "Acqua Terra" by the Palermo cello star Giovanni Sollima or in "Stella di mare", a pop song by the Italian cantautore Lucio Dalla, who sings about insomnia at night next to a woman.
Iris Lichtinger (vocals, fl dolce) | Martin Franke (vl) | Sebastian Hausl (vibes & percussion) | Edward King (cello)
BLUE - EVERYTHING FLOWS
"BLUE GOLD....As a listener, one was amazed again and again at the floating, always seamlessly successful transitions. How sustainable the musical bridges proved, with which a remarkably joyful ensemble congenially carried the works of the 17th century over into the 20th century! (....) Captivating and touching at the same time were the tonal atmospheres conjured up this time by Iris Lichtinger as the singer, harmoniously supported by the strong sound of her professionally and experimentally acting musical partners Sebastian Hausl, Martin Franke and Edward King.
No wonder that this great quartet was only released into the second "round" after an encore! " (a3 Culture / August 2020)
Henry Purcell : Hornpipe- Lilliburlero-Jigg
Antonio Jobím: Agua de beber
Wolfgang Lackerschmid: Lechkanäle
Giovanni Gabrielli: Largo
Joseph Cosma: Autumn leaves
Luis Clavis: Valse de mer
Lucio Dalla: Stella di mare
Coldplay: Reign of love
Andrea Falconieri: La suave melodia y su corrente
Giulio Caccini: Al fonte al prato
Henry Purcell: Cold song
Giovanni Sollima: Terra Acqua
Henry Mancini: Moonriver
Claudio Monteverdi: Lamento della ninfa
Chick Corea: La Fiesta
Lucio Dalla: Caruso
trad.: Sogna , fiore mio