TOCCATRAM

World Barock

Violaine Cochard and TRAM des Balkans musicians join their talents to create a unique, popular and modern project.

TRAM des Balkans, a band of 5 musicians – singers with multi-cultural inspiration and communicative energy, has been defending since the last 15 years, “an open-minded music that can both be lived and danced”. Violaine COCHARD, very active concert harpsichordist, embodies an open-minded Baroque aesthetic always thirsty of dialogues (among her collaborations: Edouard Ferlet, Louis Sclavis…).

TOCCATRAM is the encounter of two musical sensibilities, a dialogue between pieces separated by 4 centuries, a music that shatters stylistic constraints to reach the core: the pleasure of being together.

Unique and amazing work, TOCCATRAM is shaped with original compositions and very personal interpretations of Baroque pieces. This unclassifiable world music show takes us on a keen wandering across Europe and centuries of History.



Revisited Baroque pieces : Vivaldi’s La Follia Theme, prelude BWV 847 and Bach’s Badinerie from suite n°2 BWV, vocal pieces « Se l’aura spira » by Girolamo Frescobaldi, « Passacalli della vita » by Stefano Landi

Pieces composed for 6 musicians one of which is a harpsichordist: : Onagadori (V. Gaffet), La rose fraîche rit (V. Gaffet), Port Charlotte (D. Memarian), Cuando Balli (V. Gaffet), Elefante (V. Gaffet), Pismo (V. Gaffet)

Pieces from Tram des Balkans’ repertoire rearranged for a harpsichordist : Tuga (V. Gaffet), L’esperluette (V. Gaffet), Mila (V. Gaffet), Fatman (V. Gaffet)

 

Main references

Festival d’Ambronay (01) / France Musique fait son festival, Paris
Festival Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims(51) /Centre René Char, Digne les bains (04)
Centre Culturel Jean Gagnant, Limoges (87) /L’Allegro, Miribel (01)
L’Heure Bleue (38), Saint Martin d’Hères /Festival Labeaume en musique (07)
BarockFestival à St Pölten (Autriche) /Auditorium, Villefranche-sur-Saône (69)
Studio de l’Ermitage, Paris (75) /Théâtre de Valence (26)
Festival liaisons musicales, Marcq en Baroeul (59)

Partners

Production : Les Entêtés Production

Co-production : Travail et Culture (St Maurice l’exil, 38), Cité de la musique de Romans (26)

Residence support : Théâtre La Mouche de St Genis Laval (69), Théâtre de Die (26).

With support from : Région Rhône-Alpes, ADAMI, DRAC Rhône-Alpes.