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Brian Irvine: great original music from the world

April 21 2006

You can have different attitudes to what is happening at the concerts of this team, costoyaschego of 14 musicians, but it's hard to argue with the fact that this show is unlikely to leave anyone indifferent. At the core of the program - an improvisation, which allowed all styles - from free jazz to rock, from hip hop to academic art, from thrash metal to the romance. In this case, all played at once inventive, fun and technically - among musicians and jazz ensemble, and academics. And all of them - artists of the highest level.

Music is accompanied by an eccentric stage shows, where a not insignificant role played by the conductor, which is quite peculiar communicate with his musicians: squats, jumping, shouting something, waving his hands. The name of this energetic maestro - Brian Irvine.

Brian Irvine (Brian Irvine) - composer and conductor of Ireland. He was born in Belfast in 1965 and received an excellent musical education at Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA) and University of Surrey (England). In 2003, Irvine won a BBC Jazz Award in the category "Best new work" for the song "Interrupting Cutler".

Musician - a great original in every way. So, speaking of the interesting facts of his biography, Irvine calls drop from the third floor when he landed on his head. Brian also notes his ability to clean glass supermarket in 4 minutes, because once during the entire 13 years of a future star performed the work of cleaning windows. In addition, he mentions his ability to skillfully handle the Rubik's Cube, as well as the fact that some very reputable music publications named it "crap".

In fact, his biography is impressive by other facts. Brian - winner of many prestigious awards, such as Home Personal Award Arts Council of Northern Ireland. He composed commissioned by the Scottish Ballet, National Opera Wales, Ulster Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Fox Valley (Chicago), BBC Concert Orchestra and other Irvine wrote the music for 14 films, and many of his works - vocal and choral works, symphonic, and electroacoustic music etc. are executed in the U.S. and Europe.

The first record of his team Brian Irvine Ensemble appeared in 2000 under the title "Bersudsky's Machines". It presented a composition written by Irvine influenced works of the Russian sculptor Eduard Bersudskogo kinetics. The album literally flabbergasted music lovers around the world.

With his own ensemble, Brian played in Scotland, England, Ireland, Germany, France, Malta, Cyprus, Portugal, Holland, Poland and the United States. In Russia, he came to the concert only once - in January 2005 and created a furore. During the current visit to Russia musician plans not only to play concerts with her exotic band, but also to give a couple of master classes. Irvine will hold workshops April 22 - one of the capital's clubs and 23 April - in the Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory. Then he'll jam session in one of the Nizhny Novgorod cafe. April 24 Brian Irvine Ensemble in full uplift in one of the concert halls of Nizhny Novgorod, and completed a tour of the ensemble performance in Moscow on 26 April. According to eyewitnesses, none of the work is not executed the same ensemble twice, so each of the concerts Brian Irvine Ensemble will be in some way unique.

Maria Pavlikova

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