Baraque à Free
Sarah Brault Voice, Modular Synthesizers, Glockenspiel | Antoine Ferris Double Bass And Effets | Mario·N Jo Violine | Valentin Lafon Electric Guitar | Cédric Laval Electric Guitar | Julien Massol Baritone Saxophone | Florian Muller Bass And Effects | Sylvain Rey Piano And Keyboard | Simon Riou Alto Saxophone | Ludovic Schmidt Trumpet And Mellophone | Arnaud Sontag drums and glockenspiel
The Baraque à Free collective was created in October 2016. It brings together young improvising
musicians from the Toulouse region. The collective’s approach aims to explore the combination of
constraint and improvisation, creating tailor-made frameworks for expression. Through a benevolent
and curious artistic and human functioning, they intend to lay the foundations for a freer, emancipated
as well as emancipatory music. They claim a creative, hybrid and original aesthetic in perpetual
“After their first EP in 2020, l’Orchestre Baraque à Free came back with its new post-free rock creation !
SILEX is a collective piece initiated by Marion Josserand, Cédric Laval, Sylvain Rey, Simon Riou and
Ludovic Schmidt. Rocking from noise to math, hints of chamber music, off the charts rock’n’roll or pure
improvisation, the inspirations are as vast as the work is ambitious. A few riffs are presented, grinded,
reinterpreted into the organic heart of SILEX. Multifaceted atmospheres, harmonious tranquillity, noisy
spaces, rhythmic rage : La Baraque goes head first through four years of raw collective exploration of
which SILEX is the outcome.
Recorded in March 2022 at the Studio de La Lune Rouge (82) | Sound recording, mixing: Benjamin Maumus | Mastering: Frédéric Alstadt (Mont Analogue) | Graphic design and illustration: Laura Lion
Production: GMEA- Center National de Création Musicale d’ Albi-Tarn, Collectif Baraque à Free | Executive production: Travasos for Trem Azul