El Cerro López, guitar solo

This tune is a composition of my father Jorge Milchberg, as part of a suite he composed for piano, called “Opus”. This is a perfect example of his work as an arranger, the work he has done for more than 50 years with Los Incas. Here the original theme is very short (from 1’08 to …

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1 year at La Perle

1 year 422 shows 315 000 visitors from 178 countries 37980 minutes of showtime 42780 minutes of practice + 500 technical checks… On my side: 1 mandola with 8 strings 1 Turkish fretless banjo with 10 strings 1 guitar with 6 strings 2 Kaval flutes with 8 holes 1 Ney flute with 7 holes And …

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La Perle anniversary: death-defying circus still pulling tricks

Franco Dragone’s ‘La Perle’ is celebrating its first anniversary.  Published in The National, UAE, sept 15 2018 by Hala Khalaf It’s been a year since Dubai’s permanent aerial and aqua show La Perle was first performed at its custom-made, 10-storey high, state-of-the-art theatre in Al Habtoor City. Conceived by former Cirque du Soleil artistic director …

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En route with La Perle

In september 2016, the musical composer of Dragone shows, Benoit Jutras proposes me to participate to their next show, La Perle in Dubai. I really didn’t expected that… (Thanks to Rémy from House of Dancing Water in Macau). It’s been 4 years that I came back from Zaia, Cirque du Soleil in Macau, I was ready for a …

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Dialogos del Alma

I was performing at Zaia, Cirque du Soleil in Macau. Ana Arroyo, dancer who was performing in the “House of dancing water” show from Dragone, had a project called “Dialogos del Alma”. It was a flamenco dance and acrobatic show she was directing. She came to me, asking some advices on different musics to choose …

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Dance for Japan

I was performing in Zaia, Cirque du Soleil in Macau. One day my friend dancer Lionel Hun left Tokyo because of the  earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.While he stayed at my house we started this project, thinking about our friends in Japan.I was proposing musical ideas on the piano, and Lionel, while training himself, was telling me …

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My artistic life

Los Incas concert Basilique de Vezelay - France

One thing that gives me a lot of joy today is to see clearly the path of my artistic life and to be really happy with the level of my artistic expression. My artistic life is a succession of small steps. It’s not the big events, the big steps, but rather the addition of small steps, …

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Rhythm trick

Ethno Happy – Where is the rhythm trick? On part B of the melody : On the first repetition, the melody begins on the 5th beat while on the other 3 following repetitions it begins on the 4th beat. And the accents are not the same according to the melody. I know it’s subtle and …

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Olivier Milchberg playing Bouzouki

This tune came to me on my bouzouki in 2013 while I was travelling far away… Recently I played it with a percussionist friend of mine and I figured out there was a rhythm trick. I recorded it and wrote the score on computer, so I could see where was the trick, which seems not …

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