Friday March 26th & Saturday March 27th 8 PM

Nicole Peyrafitte & George Muscatello

Steamer N°10 Theater
500 Western Avenue
Albany N.Y 12207
(518) 438-5503

$12 - Students/Seniors; $14 - Adults; $2/ticket advance purchase discount.

Nature Boy live by Nicole & George in France
MP3 format 3MB


Fasten your seat belts for a Cabaret Nomade and be prepared to embark on a fast-paced,
ground-breaking voco-visual musical adventure.

From French cabaret song and jazz standards to contemporary poetry & original compositions, Nicole Peyrafitte & George Muscatello's collaboration arises from their shared desire - & need - to explore intersections between music, voice and images.

Muscatello is a renowned jazz musician in the Capital District. His playing - even in traditional settings - demonstrates an open-weave understanding of music, more spatial than linear, which moved Peyrafitte to initiate this collaborative experiment combining her voice & visuals with his playing. Peyrafitte, who has performed widely within and beyond this region, is known for expanding, crumpling, redefining and dismantling the envelopes of multimedia and vocal performance. She just returned from 5 months in Europe where George Muscatello joined her for a series of concert in Southern France.

Peyrafitte uses a Max MSP Jitter computer program for interacting with her visuals and sounds via a patch developed by Holland Hopson.



Nicole Peyrafitte

Born & raised in Luchon, French Pyrenees, Nicole Peyrafitte left her hometown, where she was a cook, in 1981. She then lived in Toulouse & Paris - where she modeled, cooked and worked for theater and local television - until she moved to the United States in 1987 settling first in Southern California and moving to Albany, New York in 1992.
Like the willful child in Marguerite Duras' Les Enfants, she resisted going to school "because they were trying to teach me things that I didn't know." Each step of her work attempts to fulfill her compulsion to learn through a process of immersion that generates performances incorporating voice/paintings/drawings/ collages/writing & sometimes cooking.
Peyrafitte performs locally, nationally and in Europe. With her partner, poet Pierre Joris, they have toured "SUMERICABACHBONEs," a voco-visual performance to Berlin, Austin, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Buffalo and Rochester. She has just returned from touring (with George Muscatello & Pierre Joris) a French version of "Cabaret Nomade" in Southern France.
For details information visit her website at: www.nicolepeyrafitte.com


George Muscatello

George Muscatello is a well know guitar player in the capital district area. He performs with The Brian Patneaude Quartet every Sunday night at Justin's, with Jocamo, as well as solo performer.
Muscatello studied at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He honed his skills with Wayne Krantz and Rodney Jones while immersing himself in the music of modern classical composers such as Bela Bartok and Leo Brouwer. The guitarist has since become quite well known throughout the Capital District for his regular appearances at Justin's, Savannah's, De John's in addition to performances with heavy hitters such as Nick Brignola, Chuck D'Aloia, and Dave Calarco. George brings a unique sound and compositional approach through his many musical influences ranging from free jazz to contemporary classical. He just spent two weeks in France touring the French version of "Cabaret Nomade" with Nicole Peyrafitte and Pierre Joris.
http://albanyjazz.com/musicians/georgemuscatello.htm

 

 

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Contact:
Nicole Peyrafitte
518-4260433 or 518-281-5407
[email protected]