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Helary, Sylvaine

Spring Roll / Printemps [2 CDs]

Helary, Sylvaine : Spring Roll / Printemps [2 CDs] (Ayler)

A hybrid of theater, music, sound poetry and political manifesto from Sylvaine Helary, focused on the "Arab Spring" in Egypt, using intertwining words and voices around the quartet performances of Hugues Mayot, Sylvain Lemetre, Antonin Rayon and Sylvaine Helary.

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UPC: 7320470171486

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD-144-145
Squidco Product Code: 20868

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 4 Panels
Recorded September 2014.


Sylvaine Helary-flutes, voice

Antonin Rayon-piano, synthesizer

Hugues Mayot-saxophones, clarinets

Sylvain Lemetre-vibraphone, percussion

Julien Boudart-synthesizer

Aalem Wasaaf-voice

Xavier Papais-voice

Yumiko Nakamura-voice

Jean Chaise-voice

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track listing:

CD 1

1. Appel Au Caire 1:28

2. Pas De Crepuscule 6:30

3. Ronde 0:55

4. Les Lieux Communs I 1:45

5. Les Lieux Communs II 1:28

6. La Production Du Milieu 2:54

7. Ronde 1 Ronde 2 2:50

8. Le Desert Blanc Sale Dure Assez 7:07

9. Grand Ecart 2:45

10. Les Lieux Communs III 1:28

11. Dans Le Taxi 9:17

12. Les Danse De L'Horloge 6:40

13. La Revolte Des Puritains D'Ecosse 4:48

14. Ronde Michelson 0:24

15. Quverture 1:31

CD 2

1. Ailes 7:29

2. Deux 4:07

3. Trop Pres 7:03

4. Bruissements Du Monde 3:26

5. Ile 3:08

6. L'Esquive 6:08

7. Leger Errement 4:24
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"First created in 2011 at l'Atelier du Plateau in Paris, the concert/performance "Printemps" offered audiences a hybrid between theater, music, sound poetry and political manifesto - for it was focused on the "Arab Spring" in Egypt, among other things - where the intertwined words and voices of Julien Boudart, Xavier Papais and Egyptian blogger Aalam Wassef created a reflection on the magic of (new) beginnings.

At the heart of this "soundtrack", recreated here in the studio (disc 1), we can hear the quartet composed of Hugues Mayot (saxophones) Sylvain Lemetre (percussion), Antonin Rayon (piano, keyboards) and Sylvaine Helary (flutes, composition). In "Spring Roll" (disc 2), entirely instrumental and somehow a musical mirror and an extension (through a brand new repertoire) to "Printemps", the quartet delivers a highly sensory music, multiplying articulation strategies between composition and improvisation, and shifting from large areas of pulsed minimalist grooves to tightly written sequences. In both cases, a wandering and bright hymn to freedom, as much of invention and creativity as of speech."-Ayler

Artist Biographies:

"Sylvaine Hélary, enjoying a solid classical training, having plunged into the vertigo of improvisation with Bernard Lubat, this flutist is one of those soloists who establish a natural link between contemporary music, jazz and various currents of new music. Her curiosity leads her to projects that are often multidisciplinary, such as Spring.

She was part of the Surnatural Orchestra for ten years. She plays in duet with Noémi Boutin (Myssil and show young public Entre Chou and Loup), recently includes the new sextet of Marc Ducret (Chronicles of the frozen sea), Ensemble Dédales by Dominique Pifarély, Didier Levallet's quintet Croise), Ève Risser (White Desert Orchestra), Morgen Naughties (Tam De Villiers and Karsten Hochapfel), and Michel Édelin's quintet (Flute Fever).

She is invited to be part of the new creation of Alexandra Grimal (Steam over rice) and Jozef Dumoulin's next quintet. She collaborates with many musicians such as Robin Fincker, John Niekrasz, Marco Quaresimin, Nicole Mitchell, Edward Perraud, YJN (D. Yvinec), Dgiz, Dominique A and Fantazio. New York (Kris Davis, Matt Mitchell, Tim Berne, Dan Weiss, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey) and Chicago (The Bridge # 5 with Eve Risser, Mike Reed, Fred Lonberg-Holm). She realizes her dreams of writing and composition in her acoustic quartet Spring Roll (Antonin Rayon, Sylvain Lemêtre and Hugues Mayot), her trio (Antonin Rayon and Emmanuel Scarpa) and her new quartet Glowing Life Ray, Benjamin Glibert, John Niekrasz)."

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