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Luca Ciarla – Fiddler in the Loop *CANCELED*

Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7:00pm

| $12 – $22
Mayne Stage | 1328 W. Morse Ave. Chicago
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We’re very sorry to inform that this show has been canceled due to flight cancellations on Luca Ciarla’s Boston to Chicago leg of their tour.

“…a magical acoustic seduction where everybody finds familiar influences, from genuine folk to sophisticated jazz.” Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy)

Luca Ciarla is one of the most creative and surprising violinists nowadays. His music easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. He has successfully performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concert series in more than thirty countries and on every continent; from the Montreal Jazz Festival to the Melbourne Jazz Festival, from the National Arts Festival in South Africa to the Java Jazz Festival in Indonesia, from the Esplanade in Singapore to the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, from the Al Bustan Festival in Lebanon to the Adriatico Mediterraneo Festival in Italy.

A native of Termoli, Italy, Luca began playing violin and piano at the age of eight. By twelve he was studying at the conservatory and few years later began exploring also jazz and improvisation, inspired by artists such as Keith Jarrett, Egberto Gismonti and the Turtle Island Quartet. He received the “Diploma di Violino” in 1993 and then studied at the Fiesole School of Music and the European Union Music School of Saluzzo. In 1996 Luca moved to the United States to pursue a master’s at the Indiana University and to study jazz with David Baker. Subsequently he completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Arizona where he has taught violin and improvisation for several years.

Luca Ciarla comes on stage with his violin, a loop machine and the surprising video animation made by Keziat. The music is the result of the superimposition of tracks recorded live and played back by the loop machine. “Playing in ‘real time’ against one or more repeated samples provides an approach to ‘music with repetitive structures’ (the phrase that Philip Glass prefers to the less-informative word ‘minimalism’) that can be achieved by a soloist whose technical skills extend to the demands of the sampler. It also requires cultivating a skill for identifying the samples that should be captured and using them to their most imaginative advantage. Luca Ciarla is a soloist with those skills.” Stephen Smoliar, The San Francisco Examiner (USA)

“…a magical acoustic seduction where everybody finds familiar influences, from genuine folk to sophisticated jazz.” Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy)

www.lucaciarla.com