Legendary jazz vibraphonist/pianist Karl Berger and vocalist/poet Ingrid Sertso release their new album, Musica Poetica on August 20, 2021 via Our Silent Canvas Records.
These prolific musicians and longtime collaborators co-founded Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY with Ornette Coleman in 1972 to encourage students to pursue their own ideas about music. Ingrid and Karl have had incredible, influential careers, performing with dozens of talented musicians including Don Cherry, Lee Kolnitz, Dave Brubeck, Ed Blackwell, Dave Holland and so many others. You can dive deep into Karl’s history on his website karlbergermusic.com and read more about Ingrid at CMS here.
The concept of Musica Poetica is based on the idea that most of the music we hear has a kind of language quality, and what applies to communication through language applies also to music, but in a more precise way. Karl says “take the essence of what you're talking about rather than the object of what you're talking about. Essentially when you want to be successful in communicating music, the language rhythm is one of the most important things. You really need to hit what I call the ‘beat for beat attention’ to each syllable in order to translate music so that it can be understood and appreciated. Poetry is very close to music, music is basically the enhancement of the poetry but also brings in a different element of expression that poetry by itself does not have.”
MUSICA POETICA band members
Ingrid Sertso - words and vocals
Karl Berger - vibes
Alvaro Domene - guitar
Michael Bisio - bass
Harvey Sorgen - drums
THE CD VERSION OF THIS ALBUM IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO KARL & INGRID'S PATREON SUBSCRIBERS: