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Tuesday 28 January
Espace Jean Vilar
1, rue Paul Signac - 94110 ARCUEIL
+33 (0) 1 41 24 25 55

RER B, Arcueil-Cachan. Exit 1.
By car: At Porte d’Orléans, take the RD920 (formerly RN20).
When you get into Arcueil, make a left towards Arcueil-Laplace.


Satoko Fujii - piano | Natsuki Tamura - trumpet | Christian Pruvost - trumpet | Peter Orins - drums

+ Ikue Mori - electronics

A pianist, a drummer, and an intertwined two-trumpet dialogue: Kaze. The quartet was named after a Japanese wind. And Kaze happens to be half-Japanese, since Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamara joined their French counterparts in 2010: Christian Pruvost and Peter Orins, two activists from Lille, both also researchers within the Muzzix collective. The quartet, which is not rhythmically undergirded by a bass, has created in 5 albums a fascinatingly contrasted sound of great amplitude. Painstakingly precise writing v. complete performing freedom, infrasound v. rough rhythmical scansion. In order to revive its inventions, Kaze has invited Ikue Mori, an electroacoustic and noise music pioneer who started out alongside Arto Lindsay in 1977 when DNA was formed, before she moved lock, stock and cable barrel into the realm of improv music.

A project by the Muzzix collective



Nate Wooley - trumpet, electronics | Mary Halvorson - electric guitar | Susan Alcorn - pedal steel guitar | Ryan Sawyer - drums, vocals

Faced with wilderness and its uproars, trumpet-player Nate Wooley stands his ground. The New Yorker has chosen, as his main source of inspiration for the project, the Columbia icefield, a formidable formation in the Canadian Rockies. Iced beauty meets electricity: not your average quiet endeavor. Obstinately exploring music to “find the best way to express (his) own humanity”, the trumpet-player has found three perfect partners to bore into, chisel and sculpt a piece of his own world from the glacier he daydreamed about. And he makes everyone able to hear what one could only feel in silence. A huge shock — on this facetted ice gem of his, Nate Wooley catches glimpses of humanity as a whole. A spark of humble infinity.

Nate Wooley - Lionel Trilling (Columbia Icefield)