Carlos Mena & The Disfonik Orchestra // Teaser 2016 from the album "Under The Shadow"

From the first piece, 'Shall I Sue', which introduces us to the aesthetic concept of the disc, to the sublime 'When I am laid in Earth', Dido's final lament, the unique voice of internationally renowned countertenor Carlos Mena enhances Jacques Beaud's arrangements. As a countertenor himself, Beaud lends his voice to the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne conducted by Michel Corboz and Daniel Reuss; and, as a bass player, he shares the stage with prestigious jazzmen. What Jacques Beaud offers here is a very personal approach to the encounter between free jazz, improvisation and classical music. Carlos Mena captivates by the purity of his timbre and hypersensitive musicality, offering a performance in keeping with the concept of Purcell s 'Dido and Aeneas', an opera halfway between the English masque and the Italian cantata, already considered a hybrid genre at the time.

Carlos Mena & The Disfonik Orchestra // Teaser 2016 from the album "Under The Shadow"

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