Since 1990, Thierry Wolf, the Parisian producer, devoted a lot of his vitality in the direction of modernizing Russian ensembles. He introduced modernity to them and added his French creativity. He’s well-known to have propelled the Crimson Military Choir into the 21st century by making a model, a emblem and a graphic identification. Extra fashionable, extra in contact with the general public, the Crimson Military Choir focuses on what they do higher than anybody. That’s, sing and play music!
Their collaboration started in 1990. In 2003, they obtained their first Award in Europe for the success of a double album entitled “Nice Classics”. Years later, Thierry Wolf had the sensible concept of asking them to reinterpret the basic of the French electro group Daft Punk “Get Fortunate”. This model was a significant hit and opened the Winter Olympics in Sochi! The next yr, he produced a Crimson Military Choir’s model of Pharell William’s hit “Completely happy” which was one other nice success.
Beneath his management, the Crimson Military Choir is taking over new colors. They performed a European tour together with 24 concert events in France to have a good time their 90th anniversary, then a Canadian tour in December 2019. We interviewed the legendary Thierry Wolf, here is a snippet:
How did you grow to be the producer of the Crimson Military Choir?
Our firm had already produced many albums and movies of the well-known Bolshoi Theater in Russia. Then my colleague, Willy Wenger, wished to supply an album of the Alexandrov Ensemble which had not recorded since lengthy. We had been on the daybreak of 1990, and the political panorama in Russia had modified, giving technique to personal corporations initiatives. That is how our French manufacturing firm was in a position to license the music rights of this prestigious ensemble. Then produce authentic recordings. The primary mission we proposed to the Crimson Military Choir Ensemble, then directed by Victor Feodorov, met an enormous success. From the start, our collaboration has been marked by success.
As for the Bolshoi, I didn’t wish to cease with simply recording music, and so we ventured into movies. Then lastly we determined to convey again the Crimson Military Choir on stage since they hadn’t come to Europe shortly.
You’re the head of FGL PRODUCTIONS which have produced a number of completely different artists, the polish ensemble Mazowsze, many rock bands, even classical music with the Bolshoi Theater. Why a lot variety?
I feel that in life, an individual who solely reads philosophy books or cookbooks would miss out on many points of literature. It is the identical for music! Typically it is simpler to handle 100 artists of the Crimson Military than a younger singing woman.
What are you able to convey to Russian artists?
The Russians have a strong formation. Whether or not it’s the Bolshoi, regional artists or the Crimson Military Choir Ensemble, all these Russian artists have an unimaginable palette that’s the results of an infinite quantity of labor. I’ve not but met a choir that has this dimension. I’ve labored with many artists, however the Crimson Military Choir Ensemble is precision mechanics. Nonetheless, essentially the most lovely piece of jewelry must be showcased. We convey our sense of design and our French contact into the Crimson Military Choir, and all of the worldwide artists we’ve got been in a position to work with.
What concerning the USA or England?
We had been scheduled to carry out on the London Palladium in April 2019, however we ran out of time to finalize all of the formalities essential to carry out within the UK. Nevertheless it’s one in all my objectives to convey the Crimson Military Choirs again to England the place the general public all the time greets them with nice fervour. The identical for the USA from the place we obtain many messages of friendship. Music permits an actual dialogue between peoples. It is one of the simplest ways to make folks perceive one another regardless of the completely different cultures. And above all, when troopers sing, the youngsters can sleep in peace!
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