LADA OBRADOVIĆ PROJECT

Jean-Lou Treboux (CH) - vibraphone/marimba             
Valentin Conus (CH) - tenor/soprano sax                   
David Tixier (FR) - piano/rhodes                                   
Blaise Hommage (FR) - double bass/electric bass
Lada Obradović (CRO) - drums/toys/composition

“I began to collect the pieces of the project long ago. By obtaining traces of separate motifs which after some time appeared as a frame of the same idea that was repeating itself again and again. I realized that they gave a clear direction to my way of looking at the socio-problematic aspect of our society. After gathering, remembering and finally writing down all of the small particles that screamed out the same messages, I understood that the project had matured and could begin making its roots…”

“The music of the project is surprising, alternating smartly between soft, calm moods, and dissonant sound environments. The compositions focus on carefully structured grooves, underlined with strong ostinato patterns embellished by singable melodies radiating simplicity, being at the same time framed in complex structures.”

“Beyond the energy, excitement, intrigue and surprises, from the music emerges the clarity of pure, undeniable emotion as a guideline and a rich source of all other newborn musical ideas.“

“Rhythmically rich and captivating; the quintet is a multiplicity of rhythmic layers which become unified thanks to the precision and knowledge of the composer.”

“This music is a painting of life, a vision of the world, a cry transcending the sounds of the universe.” “The project is full of sensibility and creativity, using the legacy of jazz and actual outgoing music to create its unique and modern sound.”