Le Petit Mish Mash
“Before, it was better!”
This is the imaginative and thought provoking notion that the Petit Mish- Mash suggests as a pretext for taking us on a unique journey in pursuit of a wandering melody. A leap forward towards a revisited past, where the enchanting soundscapes of Yiddishland in Moldovia are presented to us, echoing the gypsy fever of Bucharest and resonating from New York Klezmer at the turn of the 20th century. The powerful cymbalum and pastoral flutes invite us to contemplate a traditional world in motion, whose many facets are revealed by the fiery rhythm of the accordion. During this daring journey, an array of sounds are invited to the procession; clarinet, bells and cymbals, voices and other sound effects mingle in a vast celebration of the old days, and come to question the future, because as it says: we must go forward, because before it was better.
Born in Moldova, he won First Prize at the Stepan Neaga National Competition as well as the Barbu Lautaru International Competition, before becoming a member of the Tele Radio Orchestra Chisinau Folclor.
Following a creative residency at the Royaumont Abbey, he participated in the Chants du Monde of Jean-Marc Padovani in 2000/2001.
In 2002, the composer Gerardo Jerez Lecam hired him to perform with his quartet. He has been working regularly since that time with him.
Since 2004, he has been living in France and has collaborated with Daniel Givone, Sébastien Ginieux, Iacob Macciuca, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the ensemble Ars Nova …
He has also launched personal projects such as Ciocan and Altfel. After meeting Amit Weisberger, he became passionate about Klezmer music and became a member of “Yiddishé fantazyé”(an ancient Klezmer trio) and the “Beigale Orkestra”.
Marine Goldwaser is a musician living in Paris. As a clarinet and flute player, she is regulary invited to perform and to teach all around the world with her band “Le petit Mish-Mash” and other projects (France, Israel, New-York, Bucarest…)
The deep cultural heritage she received from taking part in her father’s Yiddish theater company has influenced her since childhood and continues to have a strong impact on her current musical journey.
She studied theater, recorder and clarinet at the Strasbourg Conservatory (France), then continued her studies at CNSM (The National Superior Conservatory of Music) in Lyon, France where she earned a Masters Degree in Musical Research and Interpretation.
She performs with many ensembles of various musical types, and also works with several theater companies (principally « Der Luft Theater », « Beliashe » and « Le Guépart Echappée » (France).
With a passion for klezmer music, she continues to do personal research on the roots of Eastern European Jewish Music: she travels throughout Romania to do field research on the relationship between klezmer and ancient gypsy repertoires, and studies with the laureate Cezar Cazanoi, one of the most important figures of the contemporary gypsy and traditional musical scenes in Bucarest.
Accordionist from a family of gypsy musicians from Bucharest, Adrian has been living in France for over ten years and has developed a burgeoning musical career: He created two groups of gypsy music (Finzi Mosaique Ensemble and Lautari from Bucharest) where he was the artistic director. In addition to an acting career with Cie. of the Bow and Bellows musical theater group, he worked with the Baroque music ensemble “La Tempesta” under the direction of the violinist Patrick Bismuth with whom he developed a repertoire spanning across Baroque and Gypsy music (production at the Royaumont Abbey).
He has performed for fifteen years in different music formations (Binobin, Soha, Tomuya, Arbols, Les Attacked, Dj Click, Gaelle Marie, etc. ..) at venues such as the Olympia Paris, Zenith, New Morning, The Theater of the Two Donkeys, The Hall of Grains in Toulouse, The Parco Theater of Tokyo, and the Global Copenhagen, among others …