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ElectroLive Session 2015

 

ElectroLive Session 2015, cel mai important Festival de Muzică electronică şi Arte vizuale din Moldova, debutează la Iaşi, în 22-23 mai

ElectroLive Session, primul Festival Internaţional de Muzică electronică şi Arte vizuale şi totodată cel mai important eveniment din regiunea de Nord-Est a ţării, debutează la Iaşi, vineri 22 mai 2015, începând cu ora 21.00. Centrul Expoziţional MOLDOVA, cel mai modern şi provocator spațiu pe care Iaşul îl deţine în acest moment, va fi gazda ediţiei de anul acesta.

Cu certitudine, evenimentul anului în domeniul muzicii electronice, ElectroLive Session, promite o ediţie energizantă şi efervescentă, avându-i invitați pe unii dintre cei mai fresh şi impresionanți artiști români şi internaționali din zonele fierbinți ale muzicii electronice de calitate.

„Make the city sound better” sau cum va deveni Iașul plin de ritm timp de două nopți

Sub motto-ul „Make the city sound better”, vor exploda pe scena ieșeană cele mai noi şi inovatoare sound-uri, pline de ritm şi captivante, făcându-se auzită muzica noului trend din regatul unit al electronicii. Line up-ul de excepţie este întregit de vizualuri surprinzătoare şi platforme de imagine neconvenționale, conceptul festivalului fiind completat de spațiul „mind-blowing”, care va oferi un univers impresionant celor ce doresc să trăiască experiențe la un nivel inedit.

Iubitorii muzicii electronice sunt invitaţi să petreacă două nopți memorabile alături de artiștii de renume, care vor propune noi viziuni asupra producției şi versiunii live a muzicii electronice contemporane.

TELEPOPMUSIK, EXTRAWELT, THROWING SNOW și ZAMILSKA vin pe scena ElectroLiveSession Iași

ElectroLive Session îi aduce pentru prima dată la Iaşi pe francezii de la TELEPOPMUSIK, una dintre cele mai importante trupe de muzică electronică din lume, cu un palmares de peste jumătate de milion de albume vândute pe glob de-a lungul carierei. Alături de ei, dar pentru prima oară în România, şi-a confirmat prezenţa EXTRAWELT, nume de referință în avangarda selectă a muzicii electronice germane, plasat în pole position la categoria „Best Live Act 2014” de „Faze”, revista cu cel mai mare tiraj din Germania. Din Marea Britanie, ajunge la Iaşi THROWING SNOW, londonezul electro, alesul caselor de producție și al celor mai cunoscute radio-uri din Londra.  Tot o premieră este ZAMILSKA, un adevărat fenomen al muzicii electronice, căreia i se oferă titlul de „regină a muzicii techno poloneze” în urma lansării, în 2014, a albumului său de debut, „Untune”.

ROCHIȚE, grupul care-a încântat lumea-ntreagă, vine la ElectroLiveSession

Invitaţi din „crème de la crème” a muzicii electronice romaneşti vor întregi această armadă a explorării sunetului augmentat de tehnologie: ROCHIŢE, unul dintre cele mai interesante grupuri de muzică electronică şi poate cel mai bine păstrat secret al scenei muzicale româneşti, apreciat în festivaluri şi evenimente de prestigiu din Londra, Berlin, Haga, Roma, Viena; VLAD CAIA, producător în mare ascensiune care, alături de Cristi Cons, a înființat proiectul SIT, impresionând ringuri de dans din întreaga lume, propriul lor label, Amphia, aflându-se în prim-planul muzicii electronice din România; TOMMA ALISTAR, nume relativ nou pe scena muzicii electronice româneşti, producător învăluit în mister şi totodată un proiect incitant ce combină beat-urile cu puls de dans, spaţialitatea nordică şi melodicitatea instrumentală; CASETOFOANE, cel mai nou experiment românesc care trasează noi coordonate pentru viitorul muzicii electronice, recondiționând beat-uri retro și tot ce e expirat din muzica disco a anilor ’80; CĂLIN, bucureşteanul recunoscut pentru colajele de sound-uri armonioase, în care se regăsesc stiluri muzicale diferite adunate preponderant în jurul genului Electronica. Şi nu în ultimul rând vom fi fascinaţi de Silviu Vişan aka DREAMREC, stâlpul de temelie al VJing-ului românesc, artist complex implicat în proiecte din cele mai diverse, de la video şi graphic design, la instalaţii concept alaturi de colectivul Apparatus 22 şi ANDREI COZLAC, cel mai valoros artist vizual ieşean, ale cărui proiecte de dată recentă au implicat importante colaborări cu renumitul regizor Radu Afrim.

Informații utile ElectroLiveSession

Bilete

Abonamente în avans:  60 lei/ 2 zile, se pot achiziţiona de pe www.iabilet.ro , din reţeaua de distribuţie IaBilet şi din locaţiile partenere: Underground the Pub, Cafeneaua Acaju, Teos Cafe, Cărtureşti- Palas Mall, Stud Pass – Iulius Mall

Abonamente în seara festivalului: 80 lei/2 zile, se pot achiziţiona de la intrare.

Bilete: 45 lei/seară, disponibile doar la intrare, în ambele seri ale festivalului.

Transport:

  • autobuzele R.A.T.P. numerele 14 baratsi 41 barat pe traseul: Rond Copou – Podu Roș – CUG II
  • autobuzele UNISTIL: numărul 27,  pe traseul Tătărași Nord – Baza 3 – Frigorifer – CUG II  și numărul 44, pe traseul: Piața Dacia – Gară Nicolina – Frumoasa – CUG II

Parteneri principali: Consiliul Judeţean Iaşi, Primăria Municipiului Iaşi, Institutul Francez Iaşi, Institutul Cultural German Iaşi, Institutul Polonez Bucureşti.

Parteneri media principali: Kiss FM, Agerpres, Music Channel.

Parteneri de promovare: Evenimentul Regional al Moldovei, Ziarul de Iași, IasiFUN, AltIași.ro, Radio România Iași, Iașul Cultural, Tele M, Radio U, Radio HIT, Semne Bune, Agenția de Carte.

Parteneri speciali: Zile şi Nopţi, BestMusic, Palas Mall, Iulius Mall, StudPass.

ElectroLive Session este un proiect al Asociaţiei Compania FaPt – Fabrica de Artă şi Producţie Teatrală, organizat în parteneriat cu Underground the Pub.

Monster Magnet Concert in Hannover

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What if our latest songs were recorded in 1968?’ What happens when you turn a pretty song into an angry one? How would adding creepy organs and Mellotrons affect the emotional vibe of a song? These are just a few of the questions that roll around in Dave Wyndorf’s head when he writes and records any album but last year he decided to actually answer them with fully fleshed-out, recorded, and mixed examples. Thus, Monster Magnet’s latest album “Milking The Stars” has become a reworking of 2013’s triumphant “Last Patrol” album. “The process actually created new songs. That’s the icing on the cake for me. New sounds, new vocals, different instruments and arrangements make for a weird 1960’s vibe totally apart from ‘Last Patrol’ which was fun for Phil, Bob, Garrett, mixer Joe Barresi and myself to explore,” explains Wyndorf. Monster Magnet present their new old songs on 26 February at the Capitol.

Concert date: 26.02.2015 – from 20:00 to 22:30 o’clock
Prices: Tickets 33,30 €

Ross sisters

ross-sisters-sqThe Ross Sisters were a trio of singers and dancers comprising Betsy Ann Ross (1926–1996), Veda Victoria “Vicki” Ross (1927–2002), and Dixie Jewell Ross (1929–1963), who used the stage names Aggie, Maggie, and Elmira.
They performed as a three-part harmony trio, who also danced and have become particularly noted for their acrobatics and contortionism. Their careers peaked during the 1940s, when they featured prominently in the 1944 film Broadway Rhythm, footage from which appeared in the 1994 compilation film That’s Entertainment! III.

The Ross sisters were born in West Texas, to Charles Adolphus Ross and his wife Veda Cordelia Lipham. Their performances were first reviewed in Billboard in September 1942, when they appeared in Boston in the show Count Me In. The reviewer wrote, “The acrobatic antics of the Ross Sisters stop the show on two occasions. These kids are fresh, and their work is sensational.” In May 1943 they appeared in Post War Revue, presented by Billy Rose at the Diamond Horseshoe nightclub in New York City, where a review praised their “amazing acro contortion work“.

Betsy Ann Ross (also known as Dorothy Jean Ross; stage name “Aggie“) was born on June 26, 1926, in Colorado City, Texas. Her birth name was Eva,[19] but she was recorded as Betsy Ann Ross in the 1930 US Census. She used the name and identity of a sister, Dorothy Jean Ross, who had died as a baby. She married Burnice C. (also known as Robert “Bunny“) Hightower, an American dancer, in 1947. He has been described as an alcoholic suffering schizophrenia who once beat her so badly that she almost died. They appeared together many times on The Ed Sullivan Show. They divorced in 1957, and she married Hieronymus “Rony” Abagi, with whom she had two daughters. They divorced in 1969, and shortly afterwards she remarried Hightower, who died the following year. In 1976, a Betsy Ross worked as a production assistant in a Broadway dance production, but it is unclear if this is the same person. Dorothy Jean Hightower died in Troup, Texas, on November 21, 1996.

Veda Victoria Ross (also known as Eva Vicki Ross; stage name “Maggie“) was born on November 8, 1927, in Roscoe, Texas. She later adopted the name Eva from her elder sister’s birth name, and was known as Eva Vicki. She married ventriloquist Robert Lamouret in Paris in 1950, and had two daughters with him. Lamouret’s act included a talking duck puppet dressed in a sailor’s outfit, and he also appeared in episodes of the Ed Sulllivan Show. After her husband’s death in 1959, Eva Vicki Lamouret married Robert Sherman Hender; they divorced in 1973. She died in Maitland, Florida on May 29, 2002.

Dixie Jewell Ross (also known as Veda Victoria Ross; stage name “Elmira“) was born on August 9, 1929, in Loraine, Texas. Using her sister’s name Veda Victoria Ross, she married English entertainer Dickie Henderson in London on July 10, 1948; they had a son and a daughter. Dixie Henderson died aged 33, on her wedding anniversary, July 10, 1963, following an overdose of barbiturates.

Beauty and the beast

Fairytale-like guest performance: The original Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast” at the opera house from July the 30th till August the 10th.
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An annual tradition: When the opera’s cast takes its well deserved summer break first-class guest ensembles give guest performances at the opera house. Thus musicals like “Cabaret“, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Tanguera” could be seen in Hannover over the past years in a packed house. This summer for the first time a Disney classic is to be staged.

Award-winning Musical
This Disney version is more than just a realisation of an old fairy tale. The animated feature film (1991) deals with wonderworlds and magic, fantasy and sentiment and features typical Disney characters and, of course, music. It won two Oscars including the Best Original Song Award. No wonder that “Beauty and the Beast” has become a succesfull musical that has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide.

The story
It’s the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. Belle takes the place of her imprisoned father in the beast’s castle which is filled with dancing tea cups and singing chandlesticks. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Performances:
Staatsoper Hannover
30.07.2014, 19:30 o’clock
31.07.2014, 19:30 o’clock

01.08.2014, 19:30 o’clock
02.08.2014, 15:00 o’clock and 19:30 o’clock
03.08.2014, 15:00 o’clock and 19:30 o’clock
05.08.2014, 19:30 o’clock
06.08.2014, 19:30 o’clock
07.08.2014, 19:30 o’clock
08.08.2014, 19:30 o’clock
09.08.2014, 15:00 o’clock und 19:30 o’clock
10.08.2014, 15:00 o’clock und 19:30 o’clock

Tickets: from 25,50 € to 65,50 €

Travis Pratt – a name we should remember

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Travis Pratt, age 32 from Tifton, Georgia, had an amazing performance on “America’s Got Talent“. His presence shocking the jury, the audience and his girlfriend, singing “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicchi opera, composed by Giacomo Puccini.
But the best part is yet to come, Travis asking his girlfriend in marriage on live TV. He left the scene with 5 “YES“. Four from jury, and one from his, now, fiancee.