Cosmic String Duo CD Release | Double Duet
A beautiful evening of chamber duets on the Ides of March!
Doors at 6:30, Music promptly at 7:00.
Cosmic String Duo:
Martin Masakowski – Ira Echo
Mahmoud Chouki – Oscar Rossignoli
Innovative world music bassist and luthier, Martin Masakowski joins the young virtuoso violinist, Ira Echo as the Cosmic String Duo. In this collaboration they combine their extensive styles and techniques gathered from individual world travels with a shared love of improvisation to create this contemporary chamber folk sound. Martin, born and raised to a musical family in New Orleans, is heavily rooted in jazz but has traveled extensively through Eastern Europe collecting new sounds that feature the double bass as a solo instrument. Ira’s sound is also a byproduct of multiple world tours, with a heavy foundation in various folk fiddling styles, jazz improvisation and physical theatre.
Joining the Cosmic String Duo this evening will be another wonderful acoustic fusion duo featuring Mahmoud Chouki on guitar and Oscar Rossignoli. Mahmoud, born in Morocco, is a master guitarist and composer. His compositions consist of music from around the globe fusing oriental and occidental ethnic and electric style of music. Oscar Rossignoli, originally home to Honduras, has a masters in both Classical and Jazz music from the University of New Orleans. He has irrupted on the music scene as now one of the top call pianists in New Orleans. Oscar was recently nominated for best pianist of 2018 in Offbeat’s Best of the Beat awards.