“Conques, la quête” Tenth Anniversary Recital-Concert

“Conques, la quête” Tenth Anniversary Recital-Concert
Peter Wessel (voice) and Michel Godard (serpent) at Place Chirac, Conques, on August 26th 2020 (Video and photo by Ana Diaz-Guerra)

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“Conques, la quête” 10thAnniversary Recital

This is the scene where the great French multi-instrumentalist Michel Godard (on serpent on this occasion) and I will interpret my most recent polyfonías – and “Conques, la quête”, bien sûr – on Wednesday 26th of August 2020 at 6:30 pm.
As I presented “Conques, la quête” in 2010 – on the same spot – with my trio Polyfonías Poetry Project. Mark Solborg on guitar, Salvador Vidal on soprano and bass clarinets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7HfritdDyI

The breath of black musicians is the noblest – and fundamental – trait in American culture

Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Earl
Hines, 
Nat King Cole, Count
Basie,
The Empress of the Blues.
 
Prez, Klook, Lady Day.
Art, Bud
Thelonious Sphere Monk.
 
Bird, Mingus
Miles
Prince of Darkness, coal
‘Trane! Coltrane!

 

Aretha, Queen of Soul
Ornette’n
                       voices,
                                          riffs

 

Black lives. Black
lives

 

Black lives, Black / lives. Music: Charles Mingus “Fables of Faubus”, Ah Um 1959