LIBA VILLAVECCHIA TRIO presenta ‘Birchwood’
The Liba Villavecchia Trio was founded in March 2021 in Barcelona. Their first CD, “Zaidín”, which was released in March 2022 by Clean Feed Records, received very positive reviews, and the Trio has been active since then, performing concerts and setting fire to various places in Europe. Not stopping was the way to prolong the group’s creativity and fill the void that usually appears after the recording of an album.
The second album that is presented, “Birchwood”, has been composed and rehearsed on the road. It marks the consolidation of an idiosyncratic conception of music and sound. The compositions are more mature and show a group engaged in a process of continuous musical research and creative movement. Liba Villavecchia on alto sax, Vasco Trilla on drums and Àlex Reviriego on double bass are musicians standing at the forefront of a new wave of creative music in Barcelona.
The White Birch, also called Lady Birch, has long been the symbol of spring, love and light. These are the themes that the songs that make up this new project try to convey. The music was recorded in an idyllic 12th century farmhouse, surrounded by the legendary wine landscape of the Penedès. The tranquility and natural beauty of the area allowed the musicians to focus on their craft without distraction.
Every musical note must vibrate at the same frequency as human suffering, either to acknowledge it or to comfort it. There are no harmless notes, no easy notes.