TARKOVSKY QUARTET "LE TEMPS SCELLÉ"ANDREJ A.TARKOVSKY FILM MAKER
FRANÇOIS COUTURIER PIANO / ANJA LECHNER CELLO / JEAN MARC LARCHE SOPRANO SAXOPHONE / JEAN LOUIS MATINIER ACCORDION
François Couturier has started in 2005 a relentless work on Andreï Tarkovsky's movies. His goal is to reach the same vivid force than the film maker's images. To draw your inspiration from Tarkovsky, to play a live improvised music that holds a fruitful dialog with his films is in fact a challenge. To rise up to it, the pianist put together an original and highly flexible quartet whose low-key, intense, evocative sound structure responds to the moving images. Tones light up or darken the colours, narrative phases stipple around the films' dialogues. The musical construction gets close to visual art and turns into a 'Gesamtkunstwerk'.
WADADA LEO SMITH / ROSCOE MITCHELL DUO Inédit
WADADA LEO SMITH TRUMPET, MACHINES / ROSCOE MITCHELL SAXOPHONE
They met each other in Chicago, within the revolutionary Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians that changed the way to play, feel and think music. The idea was that a musician could play the same instrument a million different ways because each individual has a multiple sides' personality.
That's how Roscoe Mitchell and his white tiger spots' instrument can play both a sharp and a pouring out saxophone; giving the impression that blowing is like shouting.
That's how Wadada Leo Smith and his sharpened trumpet passes through the halo of silence he creates around each of his phrases. A cosmological duet... microcosm-shaped.