Drink this life-giving Elixir and follow this odd variation of the three wise men as they meander through a fortress with all the charm of a folk dream!
Aurélie Dorzée and Tom Theuns have written some of the finest pages in the history of Belgian folk music thanks to their participation in Panta Rhei, Trio Trad and Ambrozijn, to name but three. Their duo ‘Aurelia’ also gave a fine breath of wind to their career, which has always been marked by creativity and surprises. For their sixth album, this time they have invited Michel Massot and his tuba to a crazy but classy creation wandering somewhere between the Middle Ages and the Orient.
Elixir is the quintessence of life! This clever mixture conjures up paintings by old masters or faraway lands. Oriental sounds take on the forms of a folk dance or a mediaeval ballad. These three alchemists distil ln sound the quest for the musical philosopher’s stone. They experiment, improvise and invent in the heart of their laboratory filled with strange instruments such as the viola d’amore, the mandolauto, the psaltery, the nail violin, the sousaphone and the sitar. Some of these were built specially for this project by luthiers.
The press’s first reactions to the album Elixir are full of superlatives: “Our favourite new Album” (fROOTS) or “a masterpiece” (New Folk Sounds). We too are delighted to have them back for a live show that will represent a poetic moment of delirium and refinement!
- Aurélie Dorzée : violin, viola d’amore, violin trumpet, violin with nail, psaltery, vocals & compositions
Tom Theuns : mandolin, mandolauoto, guitar, sitar, banjo, vocals & compositions
Michel Massot : trombone, euphonium, alto saxhorn & susaphone