StartAs You Are
Charity Action

​"StartAs You Are" is a charity project realized by the collaboration of Lada Obradovic and the Swiss foundation "Terrévent". The Croatian shoes company "Borovo" produced a limited edition of Lada’s personal designed Startas shoes that will be sold in order to provide some financial support for an institution for disabled people in Colmar, France, "Institut Saint Joseph, Association Adèle de Glaubitz", and for the purpose of the reconstruction of the only jazz club in Philippines, "Tago Jazz Cafe". With the generous help of the foundation Terrévent, the project started in November 2018 and you can easily become a part of it.

 

“Buy a pair of “StartAs You Are” shoes…

    …and help disabled people in Colmar, France…

           …as well as the Tago Jazz Cafe, in Manilla, Philippines ...

                           ... receive them at  Home ... 

                                    …while sending more love to the World!”

 

Web site where you can purchase the shoes is offered by the partners, “Obradovic-Tixier Duo”:

www.obradovictixierduo.com/startasyouare

Email for the orders: startasyouare@gmail.com
 

Design: Katarina Matković, Marina Mijatović and Tihana Hrastar

Lada Obradovic Project

Maxime Berton (FR) - tenor/soprano saxophone
Matthias Legner (AUT) - vibraphone/marimba                               
David Tixier (FR) - piano/rhodes                                   
Miha Koren (SLO) - double bass/electric bass
Lada Obradović (CRO) - drums/toys/composition

 

“I began to collect the pieces of the project long ago. By obtaining traces of separate motifs which appeared as a frame of the same idea, repeating itself again and again over time, I realized that they gave a clear direction to my way of looking at the socio-problematic aspect of our society. After remembering, collecting, and finally writing down all of the small particles that were proclaiming the same messages it became apparent the project had gestated enough and could begin making its roots.

 

“The music of the project is surprising, alternating smartly between soft, calm moods, and dissonant sound environments. The compositions focus on carefully structured grooves, underlined with strong ostinato patterns embellished by singable melodies radiating simplicity, being at the same time framed in complex structures.”

“Beyond the energy, excitement, intrigue and surprises, from the music emerges the clarity of pure, undeniable emotion as a guideline and a rich source of all other newborn musical ideas.“

“Rhythmically rich and captivating; the quintet is a multiplicity of rhythmic layers which become unified thanks to the precision and knowledge of the composer.”

“The music is a painting of life, a vision of the world, a scream transcending the sounds of the universe.”

“The project is full of sensibility and creativity, using the legacy of jazz and actual outgoing music to create its unique and modern sound.”

David Tixier Trio

David Tixier - Piano
Rafael Jerjen - Double Bass
Lada Obradović - Drums

The three members of the trio from France, Croatia and Switzerland colour and explore the compostions written by David Tixier in a way that highlights the trios diverse cultural background. Unified, energetic and the element of surprise are the key components of this project.

 

Obradovic - Tixier Duo

“The "Obradovic - Tixier Duo" is a project comprised from the collaboration of a French pianist David Tixier and a Croatian drummer Lada Obradovic. An unyielding modern sound of acoustics fused with electronics, texts, polyrhythms, interlocked with lush harmonies settled within the wily polymeters transcends the music led by emotions and elegance.”

David Tixier - piano, keyboards, DSP, compositions
Lada Obradovic - drums, voice, toys, glockenspiel, compositions

In May 2018, the duo won the second place on the American international female drummers' competition Hit Like A Girl, based in California. In June 2018, the duo won the Jazz A Vienne (France) competition led by Giovanni Mirabassi (head of the jury) and in August 2018 the duo won the first place of "Jazz Au Phare" competition, in France.

 

"An unusual and innovating music, elegant and sensitive, elaborated and interactive. Between light touch and strength, it fascinates and surprises as much as it stimulates."

                                                                             Nicole Videmann (Jazz A Vienne)

 

"The compositions performed by the duo are linked with a surprising agility. Lada is an artist with an outstanding musicality and as drumming is for me as a piano made out of skins that she touches. Her subtle embrace made out of copious variations and dynamics, times with faint musical deception, built with amplitude, switches from one rhythmical superposition to another. Her polyrhythmical compositions facilitates a space and ambience for the voice of the piano to resonate. David, an architectural pianist plays simultaneously two keyboards, one acoustic, the other electronic. In order to express the layers to illuminate his compositions, which is achieved by his obsequious right hand on the synthesizer while the electronic sounds serve as an echo chamber to the purity of a piano. This duo is filled with enduring personalities, rhythmically precision which allows the composition to bare fruit."

                                                                          François Passard, director of L’Abri

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