Jacques DI DONATO
"clarinets, saxophones, drums and objects" -
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.