Realizing his new album ENCORE live at the Petit Faucheux on 22 & 23 March 2013, Ping Machine is betting live music: raw, passionate and uncompromising. At the head of this great set of 15 musicians, Frédéric Maurin says its risk appetite and unveils new licked compositions on stage, demanding all of twists and nuances. The musicians play on the wire and excel on these bespoke writing scores. Facing the audience, the material appears in this its most savage and more urgent. Pleasure, sharing and emotion is perceived.
Joseph Boismortier (1689-1755) may be well represented on disc but it’s fair to say that his name rarely sets the pulse truly racing. In fact, although on the face of it he shares a huge amount in common with his German contemporary Georg Philipp Telemann, it’s hard to picture a world in which a Boismortier anniversary would be celebrated with as much enthusiasm as Telemann’s 250th is currently being.