Listen: Agata Zubel, Hafez Modirzadeh and Friends Open 2015 Ferus Festival
Monday, August 03, 2015
Launched in 2014, the annual Ferus Festival is a designated incubation period that highlights new projects in a workshop performance setting. The festival is a project by VisionIntoArt, an ambitious arts organization that has spread to include a record label as well as a National Sawdust, a forthcoming music venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn aimed at adventurous 21st-Century programming.
The 2015 Ferus Festival took place at Pioneer Works – a multimedia art space in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The first evening was comprised of two largely improvisational sets beginning with free-jazz saxophone luminary Hafez Modirzadeh and Argentine pianist Leo Genovese.
Modirzadeh was then then joined by fast-rising Polish composer Agata Zubel, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler and violinist Cornelius Dufallo for Parlando – an improvisation built around Zubel's extended vocal techniques – that rose from amplified breathing to anguished moans mirrored by the other instrumentalists.
Listen to the complete concert above or individual sets below.
Hafez Modirzadeh - Resonance IVI
Hafez Modirzadeh (alto sax/composer), Leo Genovese (re-tuned piano)
Agata Zubel - Parlando
Agata Zubel (composer, vocals), Leo Genovese (re-tuned piano), Cornelius Dufallo (violin), Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)