Olla Vogala - "Gnanomo"
'...It is almost self-evident that such concepts as interculturality and multi-enticity get to have a serious meaning. Old and new music co-exist brotherly, intriguingly. This is due to the inspired and adventurous arranging of existing and improvised music. Olla Vogala breathes many different styles, doesn't care to be bothered by a breach of styles and looks for a new meaning in the rich tradition. The repertoire has basically grown out of bizar combinations - at least on paper - and cross-fertilization : medieval music, Auvergne bourrées, Monteverdi, Original Flemish folk melodies, Arabian songs, ancient French ballads, a-capella, performance, recipes in Middle-Dutch, original material, and improvizations on new and existing themes. There's also the input of the jazz section you shouldn't overlook, and a healthy dose of experiment. Because of the differentiated background of the players you can discern an influence from all these different styles in the music. There's your classical section, the jazz players, the folk section, ethnic instruments. Let loose, what you get is an incredible soundfest. In this way Olla Vogala is very much worth your while. >>>www.ipem.rug.ac.be/ov/