As with many Armenians, my grandparents fled their native land after the genocide perpetrated by the Turks began in April 1915. This explains why my father and then I and my brothers were all born in France, one of the main destinations for those expatriates. A desire to find peace again, plus the geo-political and family environment I found myself in meant I gr (...)
“2015” Claude Tchamitchian's new sextet
Acoustic Lousadzak, "Even Eden"
Just as we put things into words so as to understand them better or even exorcise them, Mots pour maux / Words at Work has been conceived as a kind of musical book or poetic essay where a variety of emotions, sensations and feelings are all expressed through notes of music, so as to grasp them better in a form that will touch the publi (...)
Claude Tchamitchian's new quartet
Claude Tchamitchian‘s new quartet did première his latest work last september at the Triton: a very special event to be performed by himself and three of his most loyal and long-standing partners whose musical paths have constantly crossed amongst themselves for the last 20 years. This time, after crossing not swords but strings with each of them in a host of p (...)
new release : "from scratch" Guillaume Roy solo
Thursday 25 November 2010 Paris Saint Lazare 8.20 am, Rouen 9.50 am,first takes 11 am.
Arrive in front of the microphones bursting with ideas, lots of things already worked on or worked out, then improvising.
The first paradox about improvisation is that you need to have done some work beforehand to start with your mind comple (...)