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THE BRIDGE: Olivia Scemama & Consuelo Lepauw duo A TRANSATLANTIC NETWORK FOR JAZZ AND CREATIVE MUSIC
May 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Agitator Gallery is happy to host 2 performers from The Bridge.
Olivia Scemama started playing the electric bass on her own, listening to 90s metal. In 2000 she discovered jazz and the double bass at the American School of Modern Music, and then perfected her classical technique with Félicie Bazelaire.Between 2002 and 2009, Olivia was very active on the metal scene: Aborted at Wacken OpenAir (DE), No Return at Summer breeze (DE), Hole in the Sky (Nor), more recently Argile at Hellfest (Fr)… while participating in pop, jazz, hip-hop, dance or theatre projects.In 2013, she starts collaborating with improvisers from the free and experimental scene, notably with the trio of Isao Yu and Makoto Sato.
Consuelo Lepauw Born in Paris, France, Consuelo is a third-generation violinist. Her legendary grandfather, Roger Lepauw was Principal Violist of the Paris Opera Garnier and Viola Solo of the Orchestre de Paris, and her father, Didier Lepauw, was First Violin with the Orchestre de Paris.
Her deep care for the future of classical music has led her to seek out unusual performance venues that include private events, cultural happenings, art galleries, and even construction sites! A fervent believer in the arts as a generator of new perceptions and ways of solving societal challenges, Consuelo recently founded Top Floor Art Nights, an organization which aims to inspire artists and audiences alike by bringing them together to share in a wide variety of artistic and intellectual experiences. These endeavors have sparked the interest of two filmmakers, currently working on videos featuring her installation-like approach to music making.
Currently living in Chicago, Consuelo plays on an 1898 Pistucci violin.
Doors open at 7 pm
Hour long performance starts at 7:30 pm
Since 2013, The Bridge has organized 24 tours, all of them exploratory journeys, allowing 70 French and North-American musicians who are part of the network, as well as dozens of others who collaborated with them, to perform in many ways on both sides of the Atlantic, averaging about 100 events a year.
In 2019, driven by the impact of its first 6 years of activity, The Bridge has launched a second cycle with 70 new French and North-American musicians in 16 new ensembles, who will benefit from a network and a system that have now demonstrated their relevance.