Vivaldi Feat. Talamba: 8Seasons
Talamba made an adaptation of one movement from Vivaldi's Four Seasons for each season, and then came up with a new idea: they looked for those of their own compositions, which in their mood best fit the work of the baroque composer, but of course in each case they made the original line-up a little crazy.
It is hardly an exaggeration to say that one of the world's best-known classical pieces is Vivaldi's almost three-hundred-year-old masterpiece, The Four Seasons. We have already heard it in countless versions, and we will certainly hear it again, but the adventure that the Talamba Percussion Ensemble is now inviting us all to is undoubtedly a special event in the series. In addition to the emblematic items that make each season "audible", they have now paired their own compositions with a similar mood, thus entering into a fruitful dialogue with the Baroque master.
The Talamba Percussion Ensemble, which at the time was a group of university friends, will soon celebrate its quarter century of existence. Cross-genre, as they say, or "reconciling" individual genres, their commitments provide hits concerts in the strict sense of the word: in addition to reimagining the greatest classics, they are also not averse to folk music or jazz. The idea of "doubling" the four seasons came at the beginning of the pandemic period, when suddenly not only performance opportunities but even rehearsals ceased. It's no secret that they had an old plan to transpose Vivaldi's work for violin and string orchestra in 1725 to their own space, and they did their first piece during the closure. Each season, he made a recording and a video clip of one movement, and then came up with another idea: from among their own compositions, they looked for those that fit best in their mood with the work of the baroque composer, but of course in each case they made the original line-up a little crazy. Talamba's summer guides you to the beach, autumn is paired with folk songs, winter's virtuoso tacts capture the essence of the season, and finally spring follows the long journey of a drop of water from birth until it reaches the ocean.