Just months after their recent support slot for Efterklang, Ryan Francesconi and Mirabai Peart are back in Berlin this time for a headline show at Urban Spree.
On this occasion Francesconi will perform as part of a duo with his partner Mirabai Peart who together released an album Road To Palios, an exquisite cycle of instrumental duets for acoustic guitar and violin, on Bella Union at the end of last year.
In recent years Portland’s Ryan Francesconi, previously best known for his work as the musical director on Joanna Newsom’s stunning triple album Have One On Me, has established himself as a leading figure in acoustic composition and performance. Performing with his partner violinist Mirabai Peart, the event will feature music from the album they released on Bella Union in December last year. The album, Road To Palios, finds Ryan developing his collaborative work with Mirabai, whom Ryan met through their membership of the Joanna Newsom band.
Ryan Francesconi & Mirabai Peart | Parallel Flights
A set of spellbinding duets for guitar and violin, the album evidences a world of musical inspiration flowing through its minimal instrumental palette, spanning Baroque, Americana and jazz improvisation but centring on the pair’s main obsession: Balkan folk music, mainly from Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey. On stage these ornate and detailed compositions possess a rare transportative power: an atlas of vividly evoked musical places performed with heart and soul by two extraordinary musicians.
Ryan Francesconi & Mirabai Peart LIVE
presented by Palais Wittgenstein
Saturday, 10 August 2013 | 20:00 CET
Urban Spree | Revaler Str. 99 | 10245 Berlin/Friedrichshain