Der Verboten
Frantz Loriot  viola | Antoine Chessex  tenor saxophone | Cédric Piromalli  prepared piano | Christian Wolfarth  percussions, cymbals


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Der Verboten is a new version of the partnership between violist Frantz Loriot and pianist Cédric Piromalli originally called Treffpunkt, the German word for “meeting point”. Originally they had the contributions of Mikko Innanen and Christian Weber. When the guests became Sam Kulik and Brad Henkel, the name changed to Kaijo, which is, simply, the term “treffpunkt” in Japanese. Now, with Antoine Chessex and Christian Wolfarth on board, here’s a new name for different music following the same principles: a common sound resulting from distinct perspectives and backgrounds. Improvisation, as a method and a language, is the unifying factor, and the result seems like «the course of a river», as the liner notes written by music curator Fabien Simon state. The content of this album has indeed an aquatic quality – it flows very naturally, always mutating but also always maintaining focus and direction. The music is transparent but compact, moving with a uniformity that seems still, as a living organism formed by collaborative little beings. Like water also, it’s fresh, reconforting and energetic, a special example of the creativity we can find these days in the field we call “improvised music”.

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Recorded and mixed by Pierre Bornard, Stéphane Bonfils & Jean-Pierre Collard for Radio France – France Musique on August 27th, 2016 at La Filature (Mulhouse, France)  during the Météo – Mulhouse Music festival | Mastered by Philipp Schaufelberger.
Produced by Pierre Bornard | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos | Band picture by Pierre Chinelatto

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