by Miroslava Páleníčková © Webdesing

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"The Obradovic - Tixier Duo" is a new project created by the collaboration of the French keyboardist David Tixier and the Croatian percussion player Lady Obradovic. They created a new form of jazz expression based on the blending of the "live" sound of piano and drums with electronics, texts, Polyrhythms, electronic loops in conjunction with sophisticated harmonies. This serves as a means of transmitting music to the listener using emotion and elegance. The duo's compositions are associated with surprising momentum.

Lada is an artist with great musicality, and drumming for her is "like playing on a piano made of leather that reverberates by touch and stroke". Her gentle touch comes from a number of variants and dynamics, sometimes hardly audible, sometimes again contrasting with the opposite dynamic amplitude. Its poly-rhythmic means create the space and atmosphere for the piano.

David, an excellent and creative pianist, plays two acoustic and electronic keys simultaneously to combine and enhance their sound capabilities with different colour shades. The play and electronic sounds created by the right hand on the synthesizer add to the natural sound of the piano.

This duo, made up of strong players, is harmoniously and rhythmically perfect, and draws on a consistent musical philosophy and conviction.

Lada Obradovic is a choral jazz singer, songwriter and arranger. Her musical education began with classical piano playing. Later she "discovered" the drums, with which she immediately fell in love with. After graduating from the “Rock Academy” in Zagreb, she moved to Graz, Austria, where she completed four years of studying drums at a baccalaureate level. During this four-year study, she had the opportunity to meet, work or play with some great jazz names, Jimmy Cobb, Don Menza, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Carla Bley, and others.

In 2009 she took part in the International Summer "Drums" workshop, where she received a scholarship stay in New York. In 2014, a new project began under her leadership, the "Lada Obradovic Project". In 2016 she became the finalist of an international competition called “Competition” in California. In the same year, she became a member of the David Tixier trio, with whom she performed all over Switzerland and France. In the following years Lada participated in many competitions and jazz festivals in Europe. She has performed with various musical formations playing different styles, from trio to big bands in Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.


David Tixier - piano, keys, synthesizer, setting

Lada Obradović  - drums, voice, toys, bells, setting