Jessica Baran-Surel and the music of the Middle Ages, the Celts and the early Dutch and Italians (Ars Nova, Trecento).
Jesscica breathes new life into a long-forgotten music. Her playing summons up the vastness of the mystical world: the forests, the meadows, the cities and the sea. It is impossible to resist fascination with this graceful, elfish vision that fervently takes hold of the room.
Music has been a part of Jessica's life since she was in the cradle. Her first music lessons were with her mother and were followed by a typical music education: Instrumental studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Weimar and at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, a scholarship tu study with Gabriel Garido and Francis Biggi at the Conservatory in Genf, and numerous concerts with various artists and ensembles (Carlos Núnez, Lucidarium among others).
In addition to her traditional music education, she is also largely influenced by popular and folk music. As a result of her Breton roots, deeply seated in the celtic tradition, her active work as a flautist, singer and keyboard player in various bands and projects, and her long-standing work with music producer Thomas "toma" Barth, she has increasingly blurred the boundaries between different styles and genres and between classical and popular music. She has developed an effortlessness in her handling of musical language, which she shapes into something unique.
Musikuss at Mon 21 Oct, 2013 10:29 pm