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Friday 15 February
8 pm
Théâtre Jean-Vilar
1, place Jean-Vilar 94400 VITRY-SUR-SEINE
+33 1 55 53 10 60

SUBURBAN : line RER C, Vitry-sur-Seine station. Take bus 180 - Hôtel de Ville-Roger Derry station.
SUBWAY : line 7, Porte de Choisy station. Take Bus 183 - Hôtel de Ville station
ROAD : Take RD5 broad at Porte de Choisy (Ringroad way-outs: Porte d'Ivry or Porte d'Italie. Straight away to Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) after Place de la libération ("Dubuffet" sculpture). Venue is facing you.
FREE ROUND TRIP SHUTTLE AFTER THE CONCERT (subject to availability. Without reservation) : Paris - Place du Châtelet (after the concert)
Information hotline : + 33 1 46 87 31 31. 


World premiere
JULIEN DESPREZ - artistic direction, guitar | ROB MAZUREK - artistic direction, cornet, electronics | SUSANA SANTOS SILVA - trumpet | LOTTE ANKER - saxophone | METTE RASMUSSEN - saxophone | ISABEL SÖRLING - vocals, electronics | MAURICIO TAKARA - percussions, electronics | INGEBRIGT HÅKER FLATEN – bass | GERALD CLEAVER - drums

Put a T(r)opic in your tank! The two powerful engines leading this unit are used to turbulence as well as to polishing sound layers in a cunning big band manner. Gathered by the Shore To Shore quintet and the transatlantic network The Bridge, Julien Desprez and Rob Mazurek brought together a dozen improvisation activists from the European, North and South American scenes. The cross-border combo sets no limits: avant-jazz, pop, Brazilian shamanic trance, hyper-urban noise, techno... Ten musicians "ready to play with anything, but not just any way", ready to confront each music played on Earth with its essence of free and highly transmissible media. A project built to last.



First appearance in France
ANTHONY BRAXTON - saxophones, compositions | JEAN COOK - violin | INGRID LAUBROCK - saxophones |CARL-LUDWIG HÜBSCH - tuba | MIRIAM OVERLACH, JACQUELINE KERROD - harps

Anthony Braxton is a phenomenon that must be studied with tweezers and a sharp focal length. Never where one would tend to categorize him, always focused on the mutation of a music related to jazz as well as on contemporary experiences. Capable of inventing musical worlds, of digging into tradition, capable of composing pieces for a hundred tubas, capable of taking as a rule the theorems of Pythagoras or the topography of amusement parks. With this heterogeneous sextet whose name could be seen as programmatic: Echo Echo Echo Mirror House Musics, Braxton links reverberations, resonances, symmetries, calls and responses, to the eternal ceremonial part of his music. There, a sound utopia curls up, full of a desire for otherworldliness, that came to balance reality and imagination.