A l'improviste
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Lundi 3 mars 2014
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“East - West collective” au Festival « Super Flux » à Tours

A l'Improviste vous emmène à Tours pour le troisième et dernier volet de son tryptique autour du festival Super Flux. Dernier voyage donc, avec des musiciens à l'humeur vagabonde justement : les musiciens de l'"East-West Collective" regroupé autour du violoncelliste Didier Petit et de la joueuse de guzheng Xu Fengxia.

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Duo : Jacques Demierre, piano
& Andrea Parkins, accordéon

  • Duo : Barre Phillips, contrebasse
    & Gyorgy Kurtag junior, électroacoustique

Affiche festival Super Flux Tours 2013
Affiche festival Super Flux Tours 2013

A l’Improviste au Festival « Super Flux » à Tours (Emission 3)
“East - West collective”
Avec :
Sylvain Kassap, clarinettes
Larry Ochs, saxophones
Miya Masaoka, koto
Xu Fengxia, guzheng
& Didier Petit, violoncelle

Enregistré au Petit Faucheux à Tours le 15 décembre 2013

Page de titre du recueil de poèmes le "West-östlicher Divan" de Goethe
Page de titre du recueil de poèmes le "West-östlicher Divan" de Goethe

Illustration : Page de titre du recueil de poèmes le "West-östlicher Divan" de Goethe

Goethe autrefois a écrit son "Divan Occidental-Oriental" inspiré de la poésie de Hafez de Chiraz et de nombreux compositeurs du 19ème siècle en ont fait la matière première de chansons ou Lieder qui sont souvent de petits joyaux.
Plus près de nous, le pianiste et chef d'orchestre Daniel Barenboïm et l'écrivain Edward Saïd ont créé il y a une dizaine d'années à Weimar l'orchestre du Divan occidental-oriental pour soutenir le dialogue de paix entre Juifs et Arabes.
Et puis encore plus près de nous, et à une échelle beaucoup plus raisonnable mais non moins sincère et engagée, le violoncelliste Didier Petit jette des ponts via l'improvisation entre l'Europe et l'Asie, en allant à la rencontre de musiciens chinois.
Il a formé ainsi alliance avec Xu Fengxia, grande joueuse de guzheng - la cithare chinoise - autrefois partenaire du contrebassiste allemand Peter Kowald. Le duo a grossi, est devenu un trio, puis un quintet.
L'East-West Collective est né ! Il regroupe aux côtés du duo déjà nommé le clarinettiste Sylvain Kassap, fervent adepte du nomadisme musical, le saxophoniste américain Larry Ochs et la joueuse de koto américaine d'origine japonais Miya Masaoka.
Ensemble à Chicago, ils ont enregistré un disque d'improvisations baptisé "Humeurs", édité par l'excellent label RogueArt de Michel Dorbon, et ces humeurs, depuis, n'en finissent pas de se mélanger et de voyager...
Pour en savoir plus sur la Théorie des Humeurs chez Hippocrate et Galien

DISCOGRAPHIE :
1 / Le CD "Humeurs" du East-West Collective
Edité chez RogueART

Le CD Humeurs du East-West Collective
Le CD Humeurs du East-West Collective

2 / Le CD "The Shanghai Session" par le East-West Trio
(didier Petit - Xu Fengxia - Sylvain Kassap)
Editié chez INSITU

CD East-West Trio chez Insitu
CD East-West Trio chez Insitu

BIOGRAPHIES :
Larry Ochs — sopranino, tenor saxophones
As Executive director of Rova:Arts, Ochs has produced many premiere performances in San Francisco. As a saxophonist he has made more than 30 recordings and 50 tours with ROVA SAXOPHONE QUARTET in North America, Europe and Japan (1977 – present) and composed over 3 dozen works for sax quartet, many with added musicians. Ochs has also performed and/or recorded with Kronos Quartet, John Zorn, Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton, Nels Cline, Butch Morris, George Lewis, Barry Guy, Marilyn Crispell, Carla Kihlstedt, Ikue Mori, Alvin Curran, India Cooke, Henry Kaiser.
Le site de Larry Orchs

Didier Petit – cello
One of the finest players to have come out of Alan Silva's IACP school, cellist Didier Petit has been active on the French free improvisation scene since the mid-'80s. His playing style relies mostly on double-string arco technique. He is also often heard vocalizing on top of his instrument. He performs regularly with Parisian improvisers like Michel Doneda, Daunik Lazro and Denis Colin, and has performed with Sakis Papadimitriou, Roger Turner, Marilyn Crispell and Carlos Zingaro. His best-known group is the quartet NOHC, from the late ‘90s. He is the founder of the new music label In Situ. His newest CD on Rogue Art, entitled Passages is a brilliant CD including Hamid Drake, Marilyn Crispell, Gerald Cleaver, Andrea Parkins, and Nicole Mitchell.
Didier Petit sur France Musique

Sylvain Kassap – Bb and bass clarinets
Sylvain Kassap is one of the major figures in jazz and improvised music since the end of the seventies in France, and has long been active in modern and contemporary music in France. He has developed his own personal style, and has played with Michel Portal, Barre Philips, Evan Parker, Sam Rivers and others, and recorded nearly 20 albums as leader or co-leader. He has written music for film, theater and dance, and is also a known and versatile interpreter of modern works (Stravinsky, Varese, Webern) and contemporary composers (Luciano Berio, John Cage, Karlkeinz Stokhausen and Luc Ferrari), and has has worked with the the ensembles Arts Nova , Accrochose and Laorintus.
Le site de Sylvain Kassap

Miya Masaoka -- koto
Miya Masaoka resides in New York City and is an award winning, classically trained musician and composer. Whether performing on the koto, or composing for ensembles, she has worked with leading artists in both jazz, improvised and contemporary music -- Pharoah Sanders, Ornette Coleman, and close collaborations with Andrew Cyrille, Reggie Workman, Steve Coleman, Pauline Oliveros, Joelle Leandre, Vijay Iyer and Fred Frith. Toshiko Akiyoshi has written a piece for her, and she has been a special guest of the Berkeley Symphony. She has been commissioned by Bang on a Can, So Percussion, VOLTI, and Alonzo King. She was the director of the San Francisco Gagaku Soceity for seven years, and a senior student of the late Togi Suenobu, a Japanese Imperial Court Musician who traced his musical lineage for more than 1200 years. She tours to India and Japan regularly, and is a former resident of France. She has studied in the traditional Japanese music schools of Chikushi, Sawai and more recently plays the rare and esoteric one- string koto in the Seikyodo Tradition under Minegishi Issui, a teacher with whom she has studied in both Japan and the USA.
Le site de Miya Masaoka

Xu Fengxia – Guzheng, Voice
Xu Fengxia was born in 1963 in Shanghai, China. She plays multiple Chinese instruments, including the guzheng, the pipa, and Chinese banjo, the “sanxian.” She studied at the Shanghai Conservatory, studying the traditional repertoire of Chinese music. She also played electric bass in the first Chinese all-girl rock band. She has played with numerous improvised musicians, and had a special collaboration with the late Peter Kowald. More than twenty years after leaving Shanghai, she continues to live in Rhenanie-du-nord-Westphalie, near Wuppertal, Germany. She continues to be inspired by the history of Chinese music and the musical experiences of improvisation, touring to China annually.
Le site de Xu Fengxia

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