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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.
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.