Finding harmony in unexpected places
A first listen to Julia Goes Mercutio’s album, where divergent
sounds & eclectic styles meet in uncharted territory
Vibraphone & Percussion
2016/17 EUROPEAN TOUR
Julia Goes Mercutio was born from a desire to reconcile paradoxes: sounds, genres and eras as seemingly incompatible as fire and water.
Its music echoes Juliet’s metamorphosis in Romeo and Juliet (Julia) as she takes on Mercutio’s moody, erratic behavior while preserving her own purity, becoming the beautiful embodiment of conflict.
This musical journey, like any journey, remains unpredictable and entirely unique throughout – interweaving Sergei Prokofiev’s Opus 75, compositions by Françoise Tonteling and bursts of free improvisation.
Julia Goes Mercutio strives to find cohesion in discord, along with a bit of humor, surpassing the limits of tradition and expectation to arrive someplace undiscovered.
The story of Julia Goes Mercutio begins at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where in 2014, three young musicians crossed paths.
Their instruments – the piano, cello and vibraphone – were as diverse as their musical styles, which ranged from classical to improvised music and everything in between.
Rooted in classical training, the members of the trio each bring their own tastes and touches to the repertoire, using their harmonious diversity to bring Julia to life.
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