Ozella Music Shan Qi : Energy of the mountains (CN/I/N,2009)****
Some musicians from Italy, Norway and China found each other in this live music project. The significance of their name Shan Qi, which means mountain energy, is their common inspiration. It was the best idea to go directly to their main core of inspirations by means of a DVD project in the environment of the mountains on the border of Italy and South Tirol. On different occasions and settings new solo, duo and group improvisations were performed. One of the settings was for the occasion rather deserted small village square. The very small happenings in between, climbing the mountain, playing with moments adds an extra human strength to the compilations. The landscapes are great and unity with the music becomes complete, the tension of unexpectedness during the improvised music focuses all creative attention. Involved were Guo Yue, an experienced Chinese bamboo flute player also playing a silver flute, Giovanni Amighetti on keyboards, Wu Fei on the zither called gunzheng and singing, Guido Ponzini on the Chapmanstick and bass and Helge A. Norbakken on percussion. The video with music inside the landscape settings just works perfectly.