In the Studio, Jordi Savall | Radio documentary produced by Overcoat Media and broadcast on BBC World Service | Job position: Sound recordist
On September 2020, I worked in collaboration with Steven Rajam and Lluís Amiguet to interview the famous Catalan composer Jordi Savall who was preparing a musical celebration of the life of the 16th century French heroine Joan of Arc in Troyes, France. The documentary alternates between interviews and rehearsals with the orchestra where I helped with the recording.
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Catalan conductor and violist Jordi Savall is the ringmaster of a unique, uproarious musical circus: a time-traveller who bridges centuries and cultures to make six hundred year-old music sound like it was composed yesterday.
He reveals to journalist Lluis Amiguet how he makes the music of the past sound utterly compelling – and relevant – to 21st century ears, as we move back and forth between his home studio in Barcelona and rehearsals for a musical celebration of the life of the 16th century French heroine Joan of Arc in Troyes, France.
What drives Jordi Savall to revive, remix and rejuvenate music from a long distant past? And what makes him seek out musical cultures across the globe – West Africa, South America, Asia and Ireland – and bring them together to help us understand the world in a new way?
Producer: Steven Rajam
An Overcoat Media production