The Brigde #2.9 have chosen to form a mirror group with two “doubles”: percussion/saxophone, and in the centre, a voice, the song.
These five creators have one thing in common: they are experienced in collective exploration. In France, Sakina Abdou, Julien Chamla and Julien Pontvianne are respectively members of the Muzzix, Coax and Onze Heures Onze collectives. On the Chicago side, Coco Elysses is now president of the legendary half-century-old Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), while Ugochi Nwaogwugwu lends his voice and poems to the South Side’s efforts to rehabilitate through art. Collectively, these five have continued to deal with multiple identities and influences, from folk to noise to minimalism.
The Bridge is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sacem, FCM, Centre National de la Musique, Spedidam, Adami and the French Institute. The Bridge ♯2.9 is supported by the DRAC Ile de France.
Photos: DR, Traci Lombre & Romain Al