Thursday January 31, 2013

GUILFORD -- Italian jazz violinist Luca Ciarla brings his "Fiddler in the Loop," a program made in collaboration with Italian visual artist Keziat to Wendy’s House Concert Series on Friday at 7 p.m.

Admission is $15 per person at the door. For more information, call 802-254-6189.

Italian jazz violinist Luca Ciarla performs with his violin, a loop machine and the surprising video animation made by Keziat. Music is the result of the superimposition of tracks recorded live and played back by the loop machine. Ciarla is on a month-long tour of the U.S., produced by Violipiano Music in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles.

Ciarla’s music transcends the boundaries between genres to trace an innovative musical path between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. He has performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concerts in more than 30 countries and on every continent.

A native of Termoli, Italy, Ciarla began playing violin and piano at age 8. By 12 he was studying at the conservatory and a few years later began exploring jazz and improvisation, inspired by Keith Jarrett, Egberto Gismonti and the Turtle Island Quartet. In 1996, he moved to the United States to pursue a master’s at Indiana University and to study jazz with David Baker.


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Subsequently he completed a doctor of musical arts degree at the University of Arizona where he has taught violin and improvisation for several years. He has recorded with several labels and worked with classical, jazz, folk and even rock musicians, including Greg Cohen, Daniele Sepe, Joshua Bell, Edgar Mayer, Daniele Scannapieco, Danilo Rea and Sylvain Gagnon.

For information, visit www.lucaciarla.com.