A musician from the French-speaking part of Switzerland approaches composition with qualms unknown to the French or Italians. His origins introduce a sterilising slip of a doubt into his mind. Should he find inspiration in the works of the great French composers?..
Astrig Siranossian is French, of Armenian origin. Born in a family of musicians, she has been performing since the age of four. Whether alone, as soloist, or as a passionate chamber musician, her repertoire is huge, ranging..
Crossover music has (in my opinion) become the step-sister of jazz and world music alike and is met by some listeners with trepidation. After further listening and exposure of live and recorded performance of this unique style of music I have seen its power to convince even the most stern classic music lover to enjoy jazz and equally so convert the jazz buff to respect classical music.
I am grateful to have had a long relationship with the beautiful Ernen and the memories of the teaching I experienced there from prof György Sebök. Later the many concerts that followed introduced me to the friendly audiences that this most picturesque of Swiss villages attract. The vision of Francesco Walter to introduce a jazz concert in the Baroque week made it possible to be creative within this structured framework and experiment with form, rhythm and new arrangements of timeless music with my trio as vehicle.