‘CHIMEARA' is Sylvie Courvoisier ’s new ensemble. The compositions for this band, originally commissioned and premiered as a quintet at the Sons d’Hiver Festival in Paris on feb 17th 2022, are inspired by the work of the painter Odilon Redon; a universe of symbolism, dreams and fantasy.
An Album was recorded in November 2023, Sylvie rewrote part of these compostions and added more pieces and add another trumpet, and maestro Wadada Leo Smith.This double album will come out in October 2023 on Intakt Records.
The core of this new quintet is her trio (created in 2013) with Drew Gress on double bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums and vibraphone.
Nate Wooley has the role of the “Sage”; underlining some phrases of the compositions as an experienced maestro of power and restraint and use his craft of his extended technique.
Christian Fennesz, wizard of electronic music, has the mission of transforming the atmosphere, creating ambient and meditative sounds. He functions as an acrobat, creating tension to provide a fragile instability and balance for the group.
SYLVIE COURVOISIER CHIMEARA feat. Christian Fennesz, Nate Wooley, Drew Gress & Kenny Wollesen
28.08.2024 travel to Europe
05.09.2024 return home