4, Avenue de Villeneuve Saint-Georges 94600 CHOISY-LE-ROI
SUBURBAN : line RER C, Choisy-le-Roi station. Way-out: Seine. Go up the footbridge and cross the river Seine, venue is on your right (5 minutes walking)
BUS : line 182 or 103, Pont de Choisy station
SUBURBAN : line RER D, Créteil-Pompadour station + TVM, Pasteur station
ROAD : Go to Porte de Bercy. A4 and then A86 road, Créteil direction. Way-out # 23, Melun-Sénart direction. At Pompadour crossroad, follow the S9 road and then Choisy-le-Roi on the N186 road. At the 7th traffic light, stay on the right lane, turn left under the bridge. Venue is on your right.
NAÏSSAM JALAL & AHMED EL ATTARWORLD PREMIERE
Naïssam Jalal's musical quest varies from broad meditation to frank exaltation. Lyricism is hyperactive and octave jumps cursive, his compositions sometimes tinged with a bittersweet anxiety about the world's progress. Following the Quest Of The Invisible, given at Sons d'hiver in 2018, the flautist will weave with Ahmed El Attar a duet that is still unpublished. The silences, which Naïssam Jalal knows how to sow in his music, will be so many small poetic spaces entrusted to the words of El Attar. The Egyptian thunderman, author and playwright, knows how to combine the pleasure of speech with the effectiveness of contradiction. The two artists should be able to trust the grain of the instrument and the grain of the voice to tell the world a small part of its four truths.
NICOLE MITCHELL "MANDORLA AWAKENING II: EMERGING WORLDS"FIRST APPEARANCE IN FRANCE
NICOLE MITCHELL - flute, electronics | AVERY R YOUNG - vocals | KOJIRO UMEZAKI - shakuhachi | MAZZ SWIFT - violin | TOMEKA REID - cello, banjo | ALEX WING electric - guitar, oud | TATSU AOKI - double-bass, shamisen, taiko | JOVIA ARMSTRONG - percussions
The Black Earth Ensemble, just 20 years old, has lost none of its youthful ardour, which it perfectly combines with the exploration of the human condition and the modern world. This ensemble draws its strength from the black and telluric source from which it takes its name, from the flute of Nicole Mitchell, its founder and first female president of the AACM of Chicago, who leads it. A disciple of labyrinthine compositions, fabulous alloys and symphonic reveries interspersed with straight spoken word, her music looks at the ancestral, cajoles the matriarchy, flirts with science fiction. Mandorla Awakening II is a feminine, black and afro-futurist version of the Complaint of Progress. A magnificent achievement that encourages hope without ever letting you close both eyes at the same time.