Jeudi 6 juillet 2017 à 20h30
Nous avions joué l’un des premiers concerts du quartette chez notre amie Hélène Aziza, le 20 juin 2014. Trois années plus tard, nous y retournons présenter de nouveaux morceaux, avec peut-être quelques-uns des anciens, dans la perspective d’une nouvelle série de concerts (Cluny, Seixal, Genève…).
Pifarély is a musician who thrives in the unstable territory between improvisation and composition, and his pieces here establish ideas, structural elements and themes which encourage textural, lyrical and abstract improvising to develop in the moment. The interplay amongst the players is dynamic, exploratory and engaging, inspiring Dominique to fine and differentiated soloing. The free movement of energy is central to the music, which incorporates group improvising, luminous counterpoint, intense inner pulsations and open, lyrical expanses.This quartet was founded in the spring of 2014, but Pifarély, bassist Bruno Chevillon and drummer François Merville have been regularly crossing each other’s musical paths for a few decades. They are cornerstone players of improvised music in France and they’ve brought new impulses to it, other ways of thinking about freedom and form. The band is completed by pianist Antonin Rayon, making a first appearance on ECM.(ECM records)