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Fabrice Charles

musicien 10 Jul 18 0

Classically trained, Fabrice CHARLES develops his artistic work in various fields : improvisation, interpretation, creation and pedagogy.

He teaches trombone and tuba at the National School of Music in Aurillac from 1993 to 2007. Regularly intervenor in improvisation Training Center Speaker Musician and contemporary music school. Regularly intervenor too in schools to sensitize students to the instruments of the family of Brass , and implement practical workshops and creation.

Since 1995, leading the Fanfare de la Touffe : improvised fanfare composed of non-musicians ( With this project, he participated in various activities in France and abroad (Italy, Turkey, Germany … ). This experience led him to devote himself to meetings with various audiences (help centre for labour, social centres, neighborhood houses…) .

Currently a member of Bomonstre trio of trombones.

He is also a member of the Ensemble Hiatus, an international contemporary music ensemble created by the cello player Martine Altenburger and the percussionist Lê Quan Ninh.
This is both a modular and highly variable ensemble, and its distinctive feature is that the majority, if not all of its members are at the same time experienced performers and improvisers.

He is also a member of  Traits Tendus, quartet with Sophie Delizée (voice), Gérard Fabbiani (bass clarinet) and Jacques Hemery (painter) and Anguish Quartet, with Jacques Di Donato (drums), Roméo Monteiro (drums) and Nicolas Nageotte (baryton saxophone).

Hassan Abd Alrahman

musicien 31 Jan 17 0

Hassan Abd Alrahman has been devoting himself to the oud since he was 16 years old. He studied traditional music in the Middle East at Aleppo with Nedim Elderwiche.

Hassan first performed in Syria and particularly in Damascus, before meeting the French pianist Bruno Paoli (with whom he formed his first group of oriental jazz) and leaving Syria to settle in France.

In Strasbourg he imagined the group Shezar with the Norwegian clarinettist Ketil Selvic, the bass and tarhu player Nicolas Beck and the percussionist Fabien Guyot. In fifteen years of existence, the band has performed many times in France and Norway, and has released 3 records.

Between 2004 and 2008, in Mayotte where he resided, he joined the Tarab group with the Moroccan violinist Hamid Belhaf.

In 2008, Hassan founded in Lyon the Bassma group with Chems Hamrouche and David Bruley and the duo Madarat with the violinist Jean-Pierre Rudolph. He also played alongside the clown Gregory Escolin in the Tarbouch Babouche show, burlesque scenes on the theme of the Orient. In the theater field, Jean-Paul Wenzel hired him on the stage of his Antigone 82 after Sorj Chalandon.

In 2011, in Bourgogne and Lyon, he brought together the trio Talawine around his compositions. Azraq (“Blue”), their first record is released in 2016.

Hassan also practices the ney (the oriental flute), the percussions (bendir, riqq) and the bouzouki.

Roméo Monteiro

musicien 20 Dec 15 0

Eclectic musician, mainly percussionist and composer, he studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Dance of Lyon and devotes himself particularly to the new instrumental lutheries, by programming, composing and the interpretation of mixed works.

He distinguishes above all as an insatiable experimenter, accumulating multiple experiences as soloist (by collaborating with the composers Jose-Miguel Fernandez, Federico Schumacher, Cristian Morales-Ossio, Andrea Vigani, Vincent-Raphaël Carinola, Ondrej Adamek), as composer (with diverse international ensembles such as Ü in Estonia, Aashti and Taipei Chinese Orchestra in Taiwan, the collective Spat’ Sonore in France), by joining the ballet (with the company The Guest of Yuval Pick) or the theater (with the Compagnie Complètement Dramatique of Guillaume Perrot, the Company Irina Brook at the National Theater of Nice).

Beyond the field of contemporary music and free improvisation, he is interested in traditional Indian music and travels regularly to South India to follow the teaching of specialists such as Balakrishna Kamath or Manik Munde and integrate the language of Carnatic music to its musical universe.

These multiple experiences led him to develop a personal musicality, within the Trio de Bubar (with whom he created the shows « Chiaroscuro », « Dans l’ombre de Norman McLaren », « Bubaropolis », around the object highjack and manipulation), Les Émeudroïdes (post-jazz quartet with whom he created « Madhura Sopnam », « l’Emupo »), the collective Spat’ Sonore or the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain.

He regularly performs abroad in Europe, America and Asia, recording for various record labels (Neos-music, Naïve, Sismal Records, Pueblo Nuevo, Umlaüt, Urborigène).

Jacques Di Donato

musicien 17 Dec 15 0

Jacques DI DONATO played all the roles in music: creator, interpreter, passer, tireless challenger of emotions and passions. After studying clarinet at CNSM in Paris, his curiosity led him to embrace all the musical genres: the ball in the family orchestra, the studio, the show biz, then the « Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France », Chamber music, solo concerts, pedagogy (notably at the CNSMD of Lyon). Clarinettist, saxophonist, drummer, he’s a rebel who does not lack causes: testify the ten editions of « Fruits de Mhère » Festival, bringing together in the beating heart of Morvan the best of the international improvised music scene. He participated in many creations and lived strong encounters with some of the most outstanding composers of our time: K. Stockhausen, P. Boulez, G. Amy, O. Messiaen, J. Cage, L. Berio, V. Globokar, L. Nono, G. Aperghis. His professional experience and his career as an international soloist did not limit him in any way ; from that he draws the possibility of an unlimited and communicative permission: improvising, it is neither paraphrase, nor doing anything, it is to authorize. His constant concern is to privilege the creation and generate the happiness of adventures with music outside the genres, to the confines of the rigor and the pleasure.

Nicolas Nageotte

musicien 17 Dec 15 0

Initially, there are scientific studies and the classical clarinet. Then, following his studies at the National Conservatory of Music of Lyon (where he was a student of Jacques Di Donato), Nicolas Nageotte took the cross roads. With the clarinets (Bb, bass, oriental clarinet, doudouk), saxophones (alto, baritone), he never ceased to provoke encounters on the borders of writen music, improvisation, and oral traditions.

He performed on stage in « Les Emeudroides » (free improvisation), Brahmâ (experimental rock, with Jacques Di Donato on drums and Florent Pujuila on guitar), the Raft of Medusa (with Isabelle Duthoit and Simon Henocq), « Le Cercle » of Gaël Mevel, the « Poet in New York » of Beñat Achiary, « Talawine » or « Oksit » (oriental music), but also in large ensembles such as the « Namascae Lemanic » Modern Ensemble or the Orchestra « Les Siècles ».

Since 2010, he has shared his time between Istanbul (where he learned in particular the Gypsy music of Thrace, with Selim and Ramazan Sesler), Bourgogne where he lives and teaches (at the conservatory of Chalon-sur- Saône and the « Pôle supérieur de Dijon »), and all the French scenes of free music.

On the saxophone, his language is deliberately fierce and unruly. Long years of practicing tai chi chuan (original yang style) did not allow him to withhold his playing.