Review of Quartetski Does Stravinsky
The show started with Martin Tetreault. A DJ since the 80’s, he spun records, distorted sounds, seized the un-seizable and transmited it to the audience. From playing songs backward to a sampling of interference and distortion, Tetrault improvised on stage for the pleasure of the initiated. His session set the ambiance for the night!
Double bass player and band leader of Quartetski Pierre-Yves Martel took his place along with Isaiah Ceccarelli, Bernard Falaise, Philippe Lauzier, Joshua Zubot, playing drums, electric guitar, clarinet and sax, and violin respectively. A quiet and attentive audience received all they hoped for — an unrealistic presence of Stranvisky that seemed trapped in a time-space continuum. As soon as a classical chord showed up, someone in the band turned it into something modern and almost jazzy in a brilliant way.
I saw many people in the room with their eyes shut, so I decided to do so too.
It’s amazing what a human brain is able to imagine when you set it free.
If ever I needed a band to compose music for a strange movie, I would probably ask Quartetski.
Quartestski does Stravinsky played at O Patro Vys on March 30.