... the other Black experience
Duet Charly & Margaux rocking the Violin & Viola with class and fierceness. :) - Photo by Hélène Michèle. Free download:
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As a wind player (bassoon) I always preferred woodwinds and brass to classical strings but I'm digging this! I'm a big fan of putting a new twist on things.
As a violinst, I always love to see other women of color playing! Very nice!
I would like to amend my comments in several ways. First, I apologize to Charly and Margaux for presuming to understand where you were coming from, or where you would like to go. I went to your website to delve deeper into your music, and was much more favorably impressed.
In so far as these are original compositions, much power to you both. The video(s) where you were accompanied by a live band were especially interesting, and I think it was partially that extra interactive dynamic of the rhythm section that I found wanting in the video posted here. I will also confess that many bands I see entered here seems redolent of any number of previous bands (which is how many bands start, but the idea is to be original, or good, or preferably both). Perhaps I flashed too quickly on Miri Ben-Ari, so ubiquitous a few years ago.
As for revolutionary, not everything has to be 'giant steps', gains are made with positivity, and my opinion of what constitutes revolutionary or why it's relevant is worthless to anyone but me, of course. Nevertheless, I appreciate being able to share it, even if when is misguided. I will, however, refrain from further comments without due refection on their validity, genesis, and impact, and as an encore I will now return my foot to my mouth.
That is RAW! Complex, yet so subtle in it's delivery. True artistry.
I meant revolutionary...
I love it, minus the extras (i.e. sans the percussive instrument element), but I tend to like most of my music stripped down and devoid of more than I deem necessary...it is awesome regardless, and I would definitely check them/their album out! I am curious as to who has done what they're doing before and how it could be considered banal...seems to me that Black women + classical instruments + European music is inherently counter-revolutionary...
I played the violin from 4th to 6 grade these young ladies make me wish I never gave it up. Go GIRLS ROCK ON
It's possible that this music represents the way these two women feel...and one should follow one's instincts, and muse, if one is an artist. However, it seems to me that playing hundred year old European music, even by sistas with some kind of beats going on, has not only been done before, but is counter-revolutionary. Perhaps I am mistaken in thinking music here should be revolutionary...the violins, say, of Charles Burnham, or Billy Bang, updated with creative and INTERACTIVE beats...and perhaps I am mistaken in thinking constructive criticism is welcomed...and if so, I apologize for the intrusion...but not for the sentiment. I expect art to have high standards, and afro-punk...well, neither concept is displayed here as forward motion.
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