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IDR (Italian Doc Remix) with special guest vocalist Francesco Pellegrino at Martyrs'



IDR (Italian Doc Remix) with special guest vocalist Francesco Pellegrino at Martyrs'

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7pm

Istituto Italiano di Cultura and HotHouse present

IDR (Italian Doc Remix) with special guest vocalist Francesco Pellegrino

Martyrs' – 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 

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Marco Cappelli guitars
Jim Pugliese drums
Doug Wieselman clarinets
Josè Davila trombone-tuba
Ken Filiano double bass
Francesco Pellegrino (special guest) vocals

$20 cover (buy tickets here or at the venue)


Reviews about IDR (ITALIAN DOC REMIX):

“IDR (Italian Doc Remix) premiered at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM in NYC back in 2004. After connecting with the finest of New York’s Downtown Improvisers, Marco Cappelli organized an all-star ensemble to produce what has become one of my favorite projects. Since its premiere performance, IDR has perfected its instrumentation, interpretation and personal language, viewing the project as a complete expression rather than a series of individual pieces. This music is about connection: the connection to one’s culture as well as the merging of styles of different cultures and centuries. It’s about a commitment to culture that Marco felt in Italy and to the music of a particular place and time in New York. Percussionist Jim Pugliese felt the urgency of this mix and encouraged Cappelli’s sorcery. There is alchemy here, a magical blend that emerges as Marco mixes rare ingredients, rearranges and transmutes traditional melodies into spontaneous, musical gold. Marco’s “canons” and “ostinatos” break down the structure of traditional sonic worlds and entwine them in fresh detail, bringing them into harmonious accord.”  -Suzanne Fiol (Founder of ISSUE Project Room – Brooklyn)

“IDR’s music reflects the process of the immigrants memory’s distortion from second generation on. This is what happens by living in the New Yorker cultural melting pot with a strong traditional background; IDR’s music is at the same time far from the original source – for geographic, chronological and cultural reasons – and full of tradition’s elements. IDR’s music is impossible to fit in any conventional standard.”  -MC & JP


Date: Friday, January 20, 2017

Time: At 7:00 pm

Organized by : HotHouse

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago

Entrance : With fee


Martyrs' – 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL