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Decostruttori Postmodernisti: In the Beginning was the Sound

  • Settle Victoria Hall 24 Kirkgate Settle, England, BD24 9DZ United Kingdom (map)

DP (Decostruttori Postmodernisti  (or DP if you prefer) are four young Italian professional musicians combining sharp technical skills with the verve of cabaret. They perform well known pieces in the most unlikely ways imaginable and just as entertaining for those who are familiar or unfamiliar with the originals.

Being serious, silly and often ironic, DP's repertoire ranges from contemporary Italian classics such as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly to classical classics by such as Mozart or Holst or Stravinsky to Somewhere over the Rainbow - a classic all of its own, and always in inventive and often quite unexpected arrangements.

The Theremin is perhaps their most sonically distinguishing feature, being one of the first completely electronic instruments and developed in Soviet Russia in the 1920s. Two things make it unique - its very distinctive sound, and the way that the sound is controlled by the player who glides around the instrument without even touching it. The quartet also features the rather more tactile piano, violin/viola and cello, with all the players doubling so that in a concert you might also hear ukulele, melodica, kazoo, bird whistle or slide whistle (and sometimes in the same piece).

DP was created in 2015 in the beautiful hill town of Perugia, the capital of Umbria in central Italy, giving their first concert as a quartet in January 2016 in the Oratorio of St. Celia's in Perugia.

Their flair, innovation and wit are best shown in their 90 minute set In The Beginning Was The Sound. Starting with Stravinsky, diving back to the medieval, totally ignoring Beethoven and ending up with the Bee Gees, ‘In The Beginning Was The Sound’ ‘ is an informal and entertaining rollercoaster ride through the history of music.

Pay as you feel (donations on exit)

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