In short, drunken idiots leading hideous lives. The pacing was interminably slow. High level of lighting and set design wasted.
Archives for March 2010
Social documentary and not entertainment or education. A demonstration of the limits of improvisation. Tightly scripted La Maman et La Putaine much better.
Strangely, the Thomas Convenant series has never been made into a motion picture despite Hollywood's bottom scraping LOTR lookalikes.
Superb trumpet play, along with quiet mastery on the guitar. Your ears are there for Paolo Fresu but Ralph Towner makes it all possible.
I bought the Chiaroscuro CD while I was there. Surprisingly the CD is just a shadow of how Fresu and Towner play live together. This is one rare occasion where the live performance clearly outranks what the musicians can do in the studio. I guess you had to be there.
Porgy & Bess artistic director Christoph Huber was very animated after the show as well. It was one of the top five concerts I’ve ever attended there in five years.