Re: Italian Jazz Rebels - eng
>From: Italian Jazz Rebels <italianjazzrebels@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Italian Jazz Rebels - eng
>Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 03:07:03 +0200
>Italian Jazz Rebels 2003
>Following the unbelievable success of last year first IJR edition (110
>musicians involved and more than 2000 people attending in just two days),
>here we are arranging the stages for the Second IJR edition, taking place
>Bologna (on a larger three days scale) from the 31st of May to the 1st-2nd
>Again entrance is totally free like last year, and the Festival
>is still based on volunteers' activity.
>Special invitations have been presented to associations and single
>devoted to unorthodox jazz practice (free, avant-garde, jazz-core ecc.),
>experimental musicians and improvisers, deliberately chosen to create
>maximum interaction between musicians, expecially if they never met each
>other before. It is also planned to form an orchestra working on original
>music and compositions of the musicians involved.
>Yet, the goal of the festival has changed since its former edition, it
>"in opposition" to sad and sick italian jazz festivals anymore (though
>things are not getting any better). This year will be against criminal
>italian government led by rais Silvio Berlusconi, who's attacking every
>single aspect of social life with deliberate fury.
>Culture administration verges on the brink of collapse and we are reaching
>complete desertification of consciousness.
>The days at the festival will be an occasion to express our disapproval and
>disgust, opposing ourselves to such an arts' poor treatment in our demented
>country, expecially music.
>Italian jazz festival, except very few heroic occasions, tend to re-present
>the eternal jazz clich�, and to have the same musicians on stage who impose
>their ubiquitous presence to the "audience". In Italy we have tons of
>talented musicians completely ignored because of such overexposure of
>We are against all that and we wanna say it out loud!
>We want to walk through unexplored paths. We are looking for musicians who
>explore the possibilities of being human, chosing individuality instead of
>Our purpose is that of showing off ourselves as partisans armed with our
>instruments. Not merely preserving the general culture but being radical
>through shape and utopic through sounds.
>Sad international situation give us augmented force in action practice,
>without carrying the flag of empty words.
>Vivan las utopias! Will everyone speak its own voice!
>Italian Jazz Rebels
>Bologna, May 1st, 2003
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