Kristjan Järvi and French label Naïve launch the Kristjan
Järvi Sound Project. This original recording series presents
the charismatic conductor's extensive classical,
world music and jazz collaborations, while capturing the
essence of this vibrant and original musical personality.
The Kristjan Järvi Sound Project spans Järvi's prolific musical
output with an ambitious release schedule over several
years. Recordings will reflect all of Kristjan Järvi's
activities, from Music Director of MDR Leipzig Radio
Symphony Orchestra and the Gstaad Festival Orchestra,
to the Baltic Youth Philharmonic (BYP) and his acclaimed
classical-world-hip-hop-jazz group, Absolute Ensemble.
As a creative force on today's music scene, Järvi is known
for his innovative classical music programmes and instinctive
vision for cross-genre collaborations.
The first album on the Kristjan Järvi Sound Project is Balkan
Fever. The brainchild of Kristjan Järvi, Balkan Fever
features the vibrant colours of folk-influenced orchestral
pieces by Enescu and Kodály, with hypnotic sounds, melodies
and beats from the Balkans.
The album stars a trio of virtuosic Balkan musicians - kaval-
player Theodosii Spassov, and guitarists Miroslav
Tadic and Vlatko Stefanovski—while the live concert recording
captures the highly-charged atmosphere of intoxicating
classical-folk-jazz fusion. The result is an electrifying