Orchestra ViVo! Direction Garrett List
Orchestra ViVo! is Garrett List’s latest big project. It is a network of 30 musicians committed to create a ‘new popular music’, which is both art music and popular music. Art Music because it integrates the contribution of European classical music into its musical composition. Popular Music through its deep desire to communicate and touch everyone’s heart. Read more
Orchestra ViVo ! - Interview of Garrett List by Serge Mpatha at National Theater, on AirTv Music (2014)
Orchestra ViVo ! - How the audience feels about Orchestra ViVo!'s music. Filmed after the concert at La Ferme du Biéreau for the Festival de Wallonie (9 octobre 2014)
Orchestra ViVo ! : video clip lancement du 1er Album - The Heart (for ViVo!)
Garrett List composition based on a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Flash Mob of "Bright Sunrise for Liège" by the European Orchestra ViVo !, directed by Garrett LIST - September 30th 2012
Site Specific Music
3 compostions created specifically for the Grand Curtius Museum of Liège
Site Specific Music
3 compostions created specifically for the Grand Curtius Museum of Liège - Long version
Our 1st crowdfunding
Orchestra ViVo! debut album
Label Igloo Records (release : march 2014)
ViVo! counts 30 experienced musicians who are very active on the belgian creative music scene and who play in renown musical groups (Funk Sinatra, Wang Wei Quartet, Klezmic Zirkus, Music 4 a While,…). Most of them have been chosen for their interpreting capacity of traditional classical music but also for their knowledge in the art of improvisation and their personal creative aptitudes.
|Soprano Violin (5)||Martin LAUWERS|
|Mezzo Soprano Violin (6)||Nathalie HUBY|
|Viola (4)||Jean-François DURDU|
|Cello (4)||Marine HORBACZEWSKI|
|Flute (1)||Carmen HEUSCHEN|
|Oboe (1)||Tom VAN DE GRAAF|
|Clarinet (2)||Aurélie CHARNEUX|
|Trumpet (1)||Antoine DAWANS|
|Saxophone (2)||Laurent MEUNIER|
|Bassoon (1)||Joanie CARLIER|
|Trombone (2)||Adrien LAMBINET|
|Piano (1)||Johan DUPONT|
|Guitar (électric and acoustic) (2)||Emmanuel BAILY|
|Double bass (2)||André KLENES|
|Percussion (3)||Stephan POUGIN|
|Voices (3)||Chantal HECK|
It doesn’t play repertory music since the ambition of ViVo! is to create a ’new popular music’ composed by the orchestra’s musicians. With ViVo!, the composer is also the performer. Both roles are merging together. ViVo! is like a laboratory for the research of a ‘new popular music’.
A movement of which Garrett List, its artistic director, was a precursor. ViVo! does not confined itself to one particular style. It plays classical music, of course, but also jazz, folk, rock, and even sometimes pop music! ... This freedom is achieved thanks to a rhythmic section integrated as part of the ensemble, and thanks to the musicians experience in different styles.
ViVo! is a network of musicians committed to the adventure of creating a new orchestra. As such it is not based on a standard orchestration like a rock band or a symphony orchestra.
It is a large ensemble that can transform itself into many different groups. It could be a string quartet or a rock band or a jazz band or a wind band (fanfare). It will transform itself into these different groups in one concert. It will be able to play in many different places at one time only to come together as one large group at the end. The possibilities are endless. The only limitation is the imaginative power of the musicians themselves.
The world has reached a key moment in its history:it is no longer enough to condemn its failings; we now have to think of solutions together.
Acknowledging this leads to another realisation: that we have gradually lost confidence in our own creative power. As if Man was inclined to forget his ability to create, imagine and invent new ways of living.
There are no revolutionnary slogans, or calls for an uprising of the masses on ViVo!’s programme. Far from subscribing to that kind of attitude, ViVo! prefers to embark upon a positive course of action rather than just alerting people;
By bringing together young and talented musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds to explore our common heritage and to learn, through performing music, how to better know one another and live together.
That the music being created touches everyone’s heart and stimulates their imagination, thereby restoring confidence in Man’s ability to imagine and conceive a “Future” possible for everyone today and the generations to come.
In this sense, ViVo! is striving to be an authentic artistic step for restoring everyone’s faith in his or her ceative power.
Reward at the Octaves de la Musique 2013!
On April 29th 2013, the career award of the Minister of Culture Fadila Laanan was delivered to Garrett List. This prize is given to the association World Citizens Music for its ambitious project Orchestra ViVo!, which contributes to the development and diffusion of a new popular music, inspiring and creative.
You haven’t heard the last of Orchestra ViVo!
Fascinated to see that thirty young musicians without conductor can come together and keep us captivated for such a long time thanks to their sweet, cheerful and(but in the same time) nagging music, all of that accomplished with technic and rigor. I loved the battery’s solo opening the show and the (woman) clarinetist. I enjoyed Garrett’s love and enthusiasm for his young musicians, with his mischievous air and his poetry. Congratulations also to the young violinist ....
Hoping that your work will soon be recognized and will open another path to music.
Brigitte Sepulchre (spectator)
And let me tell you again Mr Garrett ( the jazzy-philosophico-comic artistic director) List, that this concert was much more than interesting, it was an “elevating” and invigorating experience, which leaves us with smiles and things to think about with the mind and with the heart.
Hélène Baiwir (spectator)
Beautiful concert in a beautiful theater and with a beautiful cover for your first CD! I hope ViVo! will perform again soon.
Véronique Boniver (spectator)
Sumptuous concert !
Philippe Content (Huy Regional Cultural Center director)
Big musical moment !
Christophe Loyen (musician and Chênée Cultural Center director)
That’s like nothing else. That’s terribly exciting! The revisited classical music opens the door to all our desires.
Françoise Halleux (spectator)
Thank you Garrett List for this orchestra full of promise for the future, of which Liège can already be proud, and for tirelessly handing down your ideas over the years.
Philippe Schoonbrood (Chief Editor of Jazz Around and Citizen Jazz Benelux).
Vielen Dank für diese Stunde Poesie & Musik der besonderen Art! Bereicherung, Berührung und Genuss vom ersten bis zum letzten Klang... Hach..... :) - “Thank you for this moment of poetry and this music out of the ordinary. It was enrichment, emotion and pleasure from the very first note... :)”
Evelyne Cüpper (spectactor)
January 20th 2017 - 08:30 pm - Orchestra ViVo ! at the Theater of Namur - Belgium (20/01/2017 20H Fri.) //
Théâtre de Namur
Place du Théâtre, 2
August 14th 2016 - 9:30 pm - Orchestra ViVo ! at GAUME JAZZ FESTIVAL - Rossignol, Belgium (14/08/2016 21H Sun.) //
Centre Culturel de Rossignol-Tintigny et parc du château
Rue de Marbehan
6730 Rossignol - Belgium
August 7th - 01:00 pm - Orchestra ViVo ! at ESPERANZAH! - Floreffe, Belgium (7/08/2016 00H Sun.) //
ABBAYE DE FLOREFFE
Rue Séminaire 7
5150 Floreffe (Namur)
June 18th 2016 - Balades Antiphonal at the expo EN PLEIN AIR and concert at LA BOVERIE - Liège, Belgium (18/06/2016 11H Sat.) //
11:00 Balades Antiphonal at the expo EN PLEIN AIR
12:30 Concert at the Auditorium
Reservation required by http://goo.gl/forms/Q5lR0iMTcgQI97Hv2
Infos : +32 4 232 00 51
January 10th 2016 at 3:00 PM - 2016 New Year Concert in Nismes (10/01/2016 15H Sun.) // Centre Culturel Régional action-sud)
Orchestra ViVo! in concert for New Year 2016 in Nismes.
Centre culturel régional ACTION-SUD
Salle Echo d’Avignon
10 Rue Vieille Eglise, 5670 Nismes
Infos : + 32 (0)60 31 01 60www.action-sud.be
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