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A collection of solo pieces from forward-thinking French soprano saxophonist Michel Doneda, using extended techniques and utilizing every inch of the horn, creating unconventional and captivating sonic expressions from the instrument.

Doneda, Michel
Everybody Digs Michel Doneda

Doneda, Michel : Everybody Digs Michel Doneda (Relative Pitch)

Label: Relative Pitch    
Released in: USA    

"M. Doneda, soprano saxophone, born in 1954, comes from the French South-West. He is a self-taught musician.

In 1980 he founded in Toulouse a reed trio: HIC ET NUNC, a group that toured quite a lot in France, playing mostly improvised music. At the same time he founded with musicians, dancers and actors a place called IREA (Institute for research and exchange between arts of improvisation).

In the following years, he participated in music projects with other artists and he became a regular guest of the Chantenay-Villedieu festival. Meeting other artists he developed a very personal approach with his music and his instrument in improvised music. During this period he played with Europeans musicians: Fred Van Hove, Phil Wachsmann, Max Eastley, Steve Beresford and Americans: John Zorn, Eliott Sharp, Elvin Jones

In 1985 he made his first record under his own name: TERRA (Nato record). At the same time he started playing regurlarly with Lê Quan Ninh, Daunik Lazro, Beñat Achiary, Martine Altenburger, Barre Phillips, Paul Rogers, Tetsu Saitoh, Kazue Sawai.

More recently he developed his work with Keith Rowe, Gunter Muller, Bhob Rainey, Giuseppe Ielasi and dancers as Masaki Iwana, Yukiko Nakamura, Valérie Métivier and poets, actors.

Since then, he has been very involved in the international improvised music scene, toured in Africa, Japan, Asia, USA, Canada, South America, Russia and with a lot of improvisers in Europe.

In 1992 he founded in Toulouse with musicians, actors, poets, dancers the association: La Flibuste."-Puffskydd

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Product Information:

UPC: 616892244448

Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPR-1027
Squidco Product Code: 19628

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at La Chapelle De La Planques in Tanus, France during April 2013 by Pierre-Olivier Boulant.


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Track Listing:

1. Bec Troue 5:51

2. Avant Canal 10:40

3. Canal 9:11

4. Parallele Blanche 3:11

5. Plan Objectif 3:09

6. Skeleton Key 7:10

7. Apres Canal 5:00