Marta Caldara – piano
Vincent Boniface – accordion
Bramo – beatbox
Piano, accordion and beatbox had never met before. Or maybe yes, but without the knowledge of the members of Estremìa. This trio was born like that, spontaneously, taking the name of an ancient word in Patois (the language of the people of the western Alps), which defines the sequence of the chiming of bells that were sounded in emergency events, like the flooding of a river or fire. The emergency felt by the members of Estremìa is to continue the tradition of folk music performers, adding their own touch.
The poly-modal themes reflecting the variety of the accordion and the sinuous piano explode with the eruption of beatbox, in which the motion of the body cannot remain indifferent.
“It is not Hip-Hop (no voice …).
It is not Trad (there is no anonymity …).
It is not on the radio (it is niche …).
(It is not true. It is popular).”
Only if the body moves the plan takes off, forms cling to those of ancient dances which constantly change in places and time. The post-folk-revival is the legacy of a soundscape that is no longer rural, it has the typical dynamics of the urban world, while safeguarding the values of solidarity, community, sensuality and fun. By overlaying the popular sound of the accordion and the classical one of the piano, and that of “vocal drums” sung by beatbox you trace an imaginary line that connects the melodic legacy with typical contemporary rhythmic sequences of the current millennium.