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Friday 17 January
Full-price admission: 20€ / 15€ (Sons d’hiver members and discounted admission) / 9€ (under 26)
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
Espace Culturel André Malraux (ECAM)
2, place Victor Hugo - 94270 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
+33 (0) 1 49 60 69 42

Metro line 7 stop Le Kremlin-Bicêtre.

By car: At Porte d’Italie, take the RD7 (650 meters approx.), towards Villejuif. When you get t the metro station, make a right (avenue Eugène Thomas), then 1st street on your left by the lights (rue Jean Monnet).
FREE CAR PARK (3 hours only) below the Okabé mall.
Please note: when leaving the parking lot after 10:30PM, follow “Sortie Nuit” (Night Exit).

KRIS DAVIS "Diatom Ribbons"

Kris Davis - piano | DJ Val Jeanty - turntables | Terri Lyne Carrington - drums

Pianist Kris Davis is far from being what you'd call 'an intimist performer'. No offense to good old Sigmund – she does practice introspection, but in a way that's more akin to open-heart surgery. The young Canadian freely admits it: she strives to lose herself in her music, to get as close as possible to what she seeks to disclose. Her latest album, Diatom Ribbons, is dedicated to unicellular algae and other natural science issues; her piano acts like a microscope lens revealing a diminutive world – one of brutal organic beauty. At the heart of this microcosm, Terri Lyne Carrington's melodic, committed drumming, coupled with Val Jeanty's hip hop culture and field recordings set the scene, and definitely debunk the long-lived cliché limiting femininity to the realm of prettiness.

Album release October 4, 2019, "Kris Davis’ Diatom Ribbons" (Pyroclastic Records)

Kris Davis - Diatom Ribbons (Diatom Ribbons)


Vijay Iyer - piano | Yosvany Terry - saxophone, percussions | Ganavya Doraiswamy - vocals, instruments | Rajna Swaminathan - mridangam

Well-versed in the art of pop covers, break, and groove modulations, pianist Vijay Iyer can be said to be in tune with his time. Not so much a fashionable musician as a true 21st century pianist who has mastered both popular and learned forms and adopted collective speech, but who also grasps the art of combinations. The Albany native always precisely chooses his partners, and together they’re more than able to perform complex, luminous musical structures. Anyone who has heard him perform with Craig Taborn (Sons d'hiver, 2012) must vividly remember their rhythmical equations, and the joy with which they solved them. The American pianist with Tamil roots Vijay Iyer successfully intertwines Indian classical music and Afro-Cuban rhythms, laced with Mrudangam influences. Be warned – with the Ritual Ensemble, the pianist aims to elicit sheer ecstasy.