The GCM PROJECT featuring Locango trio

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ben etow
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The GCM PROJECT featuring Locango trio

Post by ben etow » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:15 pm

Dear fellow delcampers,

I would like to present a project which I enjoy very much for several reasons. First reason is that I’m playing chamber music again (I like playing alone, but musical exchanges and other repertoire is nice too, right?). And the second reason is that I am not only playing with a fellow guitarist (we have several teachers and a great luthier in common), but also with an outstanding cello player – beautifully singing, obsessed with intonation, who had classes with Yo-Yo Ma and a Hagen Quartet member among others, played in famous halls (Carnegie Hall, Paris’ Cité de la Musique, …) and has been a member of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra for years… which means it is a real challenge for me.

Well, Locango trio is born and it plays recent music, mostly composed by Belgian musicians (Armand Coeck, who you may know from Constellations, and Boris Gaquere – Xeque-Mate, Obrigado), but with a Latin touch (Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla) as well.
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For the time being, we give concerts in our small country :D (Brussels, Namur, Liège, Brugge…).

This is our first website (not updated, but containing some files): http://locango.snack.ws/

Furthermore, we give concert within a broader program/project also featuring a guitar-
flute duo and a guitar-cello duo: the GCM Project (Guitar in Chamber Music).

Here is the presentation of our first CD (with English subtitles):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OUQ_qs4gXo

Updated info on the new website: www.acrochnoteartists.com
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Re: The GCM PROJECT featuring Locango trio

Post by simonm » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:29 pm

Thanks Ben. I enjoyed listening to the cd presentation video. Apart from the music, I love the way that languages are mixed. All the best with the project.

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Re: The GCM PROJECT featuring Locango trio

Post by ben etow » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:50 pm

Thank you so much, simonm.
The video and the trio reflect multilingual Belgium... And I translated our comments into English for the subtitles (I guess it is useful to many).

You can here the full track of Apricale by once Assad's protégé Boris Gaquere on soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/user-451096395/a ... is-gaquere
Score available at d'Oz (I think they promote it with our track BTW).
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ben etow
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Re: The GCM PROJECT featuring Locango trio

Post by ben etow » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:52 pm

Program of the CD:

Macedonian Song - A. Ourkouzounov (Alcantara)
guitarra and flute

Broken - B. Ducène (Locango)
2 guitars and cello

L’Istesso Tempo - N. Koshkin (Edenwood)
guitar and cello

Apricale - B. Gaquere (Locango)
2 guitars and cello

Agua e Vinho - E. Gismonti (Edenwood)
guitar and cello

Amasia - L. Boutros (Alcantara)
guitar and flute

Oblivion - A. Piazzolla (Locango)
2 guitars and cello

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Re: The GCM PROJECT featuring Locango trio

Post by ben etow » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:40 pm

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to add that we play live and recorded our first CD with Jean-Luc Joie's wonderful guitars with their even more amazing dedicated omnidirectional wi-fi amp system.
We just needed 2 mikes in the studio as we achieved the same balance as live...

Here is the message Jean-Luc posted a few days ago on FB and the pics of the amp system:
""omnidirectionnal Wifi ampli , dedicated to our guitars, that we developed with the company " Analog Performance "
José Ferreira , Catherine Struys , Thibault Cauvin , Boris Gaquere ,David Garciarena ,Patrick Lanusse, Patrick Ruby, Pierre Colombo, Christine Lanusse, Jérémy Duran, Jean- Bernard Poublan , Benoit Ducène ......play in concert with it !"
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Pierre Colombo
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Re: The GCM PROJECT featuring Locango trio

Post by Pierre Colombo » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:14 am

It's a very pleasant record and refreshing music that this project ! The marriage and balance of the sound of the guitar and other instruments is so natural, I wish they will play not far from home then I could go listen it in real !

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Re: The GCM PROJECT featuring Locango trio

Post by ben etow » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:39 pm

Hi Pierre,

Thanks for your kind comments. I'm pretty sure we'll meet in Bordeaux some day.

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