|GROUPS & COLLABORATIONS|
«…a duo, then, hurdy-gurdy and accordion, but which includes electronics and digital programming. However, the acoustic element remains at the forefront and the computer’s presence is limited to illustrating and accompanying in order to emphasize the diversity of sounds. The folk dimension underlies the entire project, which purports to owe its existence to the function of traditional music, the connections it establishes between individuals, periods, and cultures. »
«A passionate dialog between two symbols from the French and Swedish traditions : the hurdy-gurdy and the nyckelharpa. A music which is both folk and learned, earthly and spiritual».
L’Arrosoir et le Mirliton :
Cantilène : with the quintet « chant du Monde », Houria Aichi et Maja Pavlovska
Le Dit de Jésus-Marie-Joseph :
Duo sax et vielle
«An uncompromising trio with an unbelievable richness of timbre. Carried forward by Mahieux’s light and melodic percussion, Mascart weaves the volutes of his saxophone between the archaic albeit ultra-contemporary sonorities of Gilles Chabenat’s hurdy-gurdy. Between traditional and modern art, imaginary folklore and pure abstraction, this trio’s music is characterized by an astounding freshness.»
«Gabriel Yacoub is the assurance of a poetic profusion that envelopes us and carries us to shores lined with tenderness and affection. His sea melodies express as much intellectual freedom as depth of feeling.»
Le Progrès (11/06)
La Charmeuse de Serpents :
Music, dance, and slide show based on Henri Rousseau’s paintings.
Artistic director: Eric Montbel