“The name says it all” – which is a phrase that sometimes comes across as hackneyed and used for non-titillating content, but it can also sometimes be used to signify that something is astonishing or dazzling.
With Malte Vief’s HeavyClassic, the name really does say it all and yet this live programme is much more comprehensive than the name suggests.
Vivaldi – probably not the most pious of the priests – knew the animistic-percussive very well, let it flow in and built it up, back then…
These days, the accentuations of Malte Vief and his HeavyClassic are clear: baroque, East Asian, far-reaching percussion, folky vibes – groove – all this can create an almost alchemical, synergistic harmony!
And what would be appropriate for the nature of humankind, if not a comprehensive emotional spectrum, which is sublimated into, and reproduced in, the music?
For the past 10 years, Malte Vief and his fellow musicians have been anticipating what might happen. A little surreal, but magical in the here and now.
Like the other three live programmes, Vief performs with varying players and solo, asserting a reality with HeavyClassic: there is “world music”, and there is the “worlds music”. The latter would probably be a true literal approach to this Vief programme of the most daring kind: exciting interpretations and translations, compositional wit and the secret ingredients – the musicians’ own, surprising virtuosities, technical magic tricks and enlivening humanity.
Classic is clearly diverse. Heavy means a lot here: breadth, depth and intensity. If you want to experience this pithiness disbursed in a wonderful experience, you should engage with HeavyClassic without fail – hear, see, and experience what is possible!
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- Rising Prelude
- Augustin Barrios, La Catedral, Preludio saudade, arr Malte Vief
- Augustin Barrios, La Catedral, Allegro solemne, arr Malte Vief
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