1 + 1 = 3. The ultimate proof? The Colorist Orchestra + Emiliana Torrini!
There’s something magical about a good collaboration. Especially when two artists are able to “merge into one”, THE perfect symbiosis. The Colorist Orchestra is not only living proof of that (ever since their formation in 2013), they’ve actually become specialists in doing so. Pivotal character in The Colorist Aarich Jespers and Kobe Proesmans have done this before, with the work of Gabriel Rios, Lisa Hannigan and most recently with Howe Gelb (Giant Sand).
But it’s the bloodline with Icelandic singer/songwriter Emilíana Torrini that resulted in their international breakthrough. Their joint musical egg will be laid in 2023: ‘Racing the Storm’ – no adaptions of previous Torrini songs, rather brand new ones, entirely original material. An international class act pur sang? We’ll gladly bow to that.
In the press‘Een briljant, uitdagend een inventief concert.’ (Focus Knack over hun vorige AB-passage)
‘Rousing, otherworldy, outlandish.’ (MOJO - ****)
‘A vibrant, colourful collection of classical and contemporary collisions.’ (The Guardian - ****)
Fun factThe Colorist used to be simply called Obatala and has been welcomed to AB since 2004. The musical guests (in the AB Club!) were no slouches back then either: Tony Allen (!) or Anga Diaz (Buena Vista Social Club).
The Colorist himself has already performed in AB with other great guests like Lisa Hannigan, Gabriel Rios, Howe Gelb and, now once more, Emilíana Torrini.