21:00 / 24 août 2005 / Noumatrouff

Barry Guy contrebasse, Bruno Chevillon contrebasse.

Barry Guy

Barry Guy is an innovative double bass player and composer whose creative diversity in the fields of Jazz improvisation, solo recitals, chamber and orchestral performance is the outcome both of an unusually varied training and a zest for experimentation, underpinned by a dedication to the double bass and the ideal of musical communication.

Between the early Seventies and mid Nineties Barry Guy held principal bass position in various orchestras including The Orchestra of St.John’s Smith Square, City of London Sinfonia, Monteverdi Orchestra, The Academy of Ancient Music, Kent Opera and The London Classical Players. During these years he was also active in the European Improvised Scene.

He is founder and Artistic Director of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra for which he has written several extended works with recordings of the following : Ode (Incus 1972 and re-released on Intakt 1996), Stringer (FMP 1980), Polyhymnia on ZURICH CONCERTS (Intakt 1988), Harmos (Intakt 1989), Double Trouble (Intakt 1990), Theoria (Intakt 1992) with the Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer as soloist, Portraits (Intakt 1994) and Three Pieces for Orchestra (Intakt 1997).

His concert works have been widely performed and his skilful and inventive writing has resulted in an exceptional series of compositions : Flagwalk (1983), The Eye of Silence (1988), Look Up ! (1990), After the Rain (1992), Bird Gong Game (1992), Fallingwater (1996), Redshift (1998), Remembered Earth (1999), Nasca Lines (2001), Inachis (2002), Folio (2002) and Anaklasis (2003).

Look Up ! was honoured with the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber-Scale Composition 1991–1992. Guy’s compositions usually reflect a personal liaison with musicians and ensembles he writes for. As such, the commissions arrive from chamber orchestras, chamber groups and soloists interested in contemporary musical performance with a special commitment to communicate with the audience. Guy’s works therefore have a sense of freshness without recourse to ideological excesses or scores that baffle players to the extent that performing becomes a trial.

The scores however are virtuosic and often present innovative sonorities and extended instrumental techniques and as a performer himself he is ideally placed to assess these possibilities.

Barry Guy continues to give solo recitals throughout Europe as well as continuing associations with colleagues involved in improvised, baroque and contemporary music. His current regular ensembles are the Homburger/Guy duo, the Parker/Guy duo, piano trios with Marilyn Crispell and Paul Lytton, Jaques Demierre and Lucas Niggli and a recently formed trio with Agusti Fernandez and Ramon Lopez. He continues the longstanding trio with Evan Parker and Paul Lytton as well as projects with Mats Gustafsson.

The Barry Guy New Orchestra (BGNO), formed in 2000, features in festivals as a project ensemble, and Barry Guy as a director/composer is often invited to work with large ensembles using his own extensive library of composed works or to give lectures and workshops on his various graphic scores. BGNO’s first album Inscape-Tableaux was a recipient of the 2001 Choc de l’Année award in France.

source : www.barryguy.com

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Bruno Chevillon

Contrebassiste français, né en 1959.
Bruno Chevillon a suivi une double formation puisqu’il sort diplômé des Beaux Arts en 1983 où il étudie la photographie, et pratique parallèlement la contrebasse classique auprès de Joseph Fabre au conservatoire d’Avignon. Il fait ses débuts dans le jazz en suivant la classe d’André Jaume, fait partie du GRIM, puis intègre le collectif Lyonnais l’ARFI où il fera une rencontre déterminante : celle de Louis Sclavis. Il sera par la suite associé à une grande partie des projets du clarinettiste.
Outre sa longue collaboration avec Sclavis, il joue avec les principaux musiciens du jazz moderne et des musiques improvisées françaises : Marc Ducret, Claude Barthélémy, Stéphan Oliva, François Corneloup, François Raulin, Laurent Dehors...
Essentiellement sideman, Bruno Chevillon s’épanouit toutefois aussi en solo, notamment dans un spectacle intitulé "Pier Paolo Pasolini ou la rage sublime". On le retrouve également aux côtés du chorégraphe Christian Rizzo sur certaines productions de la compagnie "L’association fragile".

sources : wikipédia

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Deux monuments de la contrebasse européenne se rencontrent. Le premier est leader dans l’âme (London Jazz Composer Orchestra, Barry Guy New Orchestra) mais s’épanouit également en solo ou au sein des plus beaux trios des musiques improvisées mondiales (avec Marilyn Crispell ou Evan Parker et Paul Lytton). Le second a une nature de sideman (avec Louis Sclavis, Daniel Humair ou Marc Ducret) mais n’est jamais aussi rayonnant que sur ses projets plus personnels (en solo avec Pasolini, en trio avec Hasse Poulsen et Guillaume Roy). Nul ne peut dire à quoi ressemblera leur rencontre, mais qui oserait douter de sa beauté ?

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