MUSIC

FRANCESCA REMIGI ARCHIPÉLAGOS

Archipélagos is a jazz progressive band born in Bruxelles in May 2019, led by the drummer Francesca Remigi, finalist at the Maastricht jazz Awards 2020. Her music is inspired by some socio-political concepts theorized by thinkers such as Noam Chomsky, Zygmunt Bauman, Roberto Saviano, Samuel Huntington and William McNeill, with the aim of expressing some of the key notions of their thinking through music, such as the liquidity of social relationships, the decadence of the concept of “society” as perceived nowadays, the decay of the capitalist free market economy, the evolution of the armed forces’ organization, the development of an almighty and unbridled individualism… 
Compositional solutions and refined sounds inspired by modern jazz, by contemporary classical music, by progressive-rock music, by Indian carnatic music, by electronic music and free jazz characterize the unique aesthetic of this international sextet, meeting point of different cultures and musical heritages.
The band performs in festivals and venues all over Europe, such as the Rassegna Montagnola (Festival della Balotta, Bologna), Jazz Maastricht 2020, So What’s Next? Jazz Festival 2020 (Eindhoven), Roskam Brussels 2020,… 
Archipelagos’ first album gets published in December 2020, recorded at TubeStudio in July 2020 and produced by the Italian label “Emme Produzioni Musicali”.

Claire Parsons: vocals, effects
Federico Calcagno: bass clarinet
Niran Dasika: trumpet
Simon Groppe: piano
Ramon van Merkenstein: double bass
Francesca Remigi: drums, compositions

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/fraremigidrums

Muziekgieterij, Maastricht (NL)
Muziekgieterij, Maastricht (NL)

Soul’s Spring

Soul’s Spring – La fonte dell’Anima – is a modern jazz project born in Brussels in March 2018, under the lead of the drummer and composer Francesca Remigi, and formed with the goal to find a way to express the inner self through music. We consider music as the main source (Spring) of our creativity and identity (Soul): it’s our own voice to touch people and reach them with the essence of who we are as thoughtful beings. Therefore, our message talks about ourself and how we perceive this manifold and controversial world we live in: it expresses our feelings provoked by the impact with sorrowful realities which touch us directly, as immigration, violence against women, social exclusion, but also about some more intimate experiences, as absence and remoteness. 
The compositions are inspired by the nowadays New York modern jazz scene, focusing in particular on rhythmic experimentation, through polyrhythms and metric modulations. Among the reference artists we have Tigran Hamasyan, Vijay Iyer, Shai Maestro, Avishai Cohen, Steve Coleman, Dan Weiss, Stéphane Galland and many others.

Francesca Remigi: drums, compositions
Andreas Polyzogopoulos: trumpet, flugelhorn
Giovanni Di Carlo: guitar
Simon Groppe: piano
Ramon van Merkenstein: double bass
Flavio Spampanato: vocals

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/SoulsSpring

Jazz Station (Bxl)
Jazz Station (Bxl)