Nile Rodgers + Jean Pierre Muller
World Premiere of ‘An Indigo Night in F’ by Jean Pierre Muller and Nile Rodgers.
Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK – 21st and 22nd June 2013, 9.30 pm – Tickets
‘An Indigo Night in F’ is a new and original collaborative work by neo-Pop artist, Jean Pierre Muller, and Nile Rodgers, currently topping the charts with Daft Punk’s brilliant Get Lucky.
Indigo Night is the latest work to emerge from Jean Pierre Muller’s innovative ‘7×7’ project.
Last year at Summerhall, Muller successfully brought together the work of seven musical luminaries – Nile Rodgers, Archie Shepp, Robert Wyatt, Sean O’Hagan, Kassin, Mulatu Astatke and Terry Riley –
in a large scale art and music installation entitled ‘7x7th Street’. Part of the theme of 7×7 is that each musician is ascribed a colour and a musical note. Nile’s colour is Indigo and his note is ‘F’.
Watch the short clip:
As Rodgers performs with music and conversation, Muller will create a Pop-Meets-Constructivism inspired artwork of scenography depicting Harlem from the glory days of the ‘Harlem Renaissance’ in the 1920’s to the present time. As the scenography builds into a vision of Harlem across the decades, Nile Rodgers, accompanied only by his ‘billion dollar guitar’ will improvise on the theme of ‘F’, interweaving tales of Harlem with the story of his own remarkable life and songs from his legendary repertoire. The musical backdrop of the performance will also include the previously unheard recording of a four part suite specially composed by Rodgers for Indigo Night.
Listen to Nile & JP on BBC’s Culture Studio:
« An Indigo Night in F » is the first stage show to emerge from the “7×7” body of work. As Nile Rodgers performed with music and conversation, Jean Pierre Muller created
a Pop-Meets-Constructivism scenography depicting Harlem from the glory days of the ‘Harlem Renaissance’ in the 1920’s to the present time.
As the images of the set built into a vision of Harlem across the decades, Rodgers, accompanied only by his ‘billion dollar guitar’, improvised on the theme of ‘F’, interweaving
tales of Harlem with the story of his own remarkable life and songs from his legendary repertoire. A highlight of the several amazing projections was the short film conceived
by French film-maker Pierre Maillard to accompany the 1st movement of the previously unheard “Indigo Suite”, a work in seven parts, especially composed by Nile for
« An Indigo Night in F ».
These ground-breaking performances were premiered over two nights at Summerhall, Edinburgh, on June 21st and 22nd.
« WHEN I HEAR THE BLUES, THE COLOUR I HEAR IS INDIGO »