Taking their name from composer Guillaume de Machaut, Quentin Biardeau directs his saxophone quartet as they reinterpret his 1365 polyphonic mass "Messe de Nostre Dame", using the resonance of the the Abbey of Noirlac, France to enhance these beautifully paced compositions.
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Catalog ID: AYLCD-147
Squidco Product Code: 21389
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at the Abby de Noirlac in Bruere-Allichamps, France between May 8th and 11th, 2015
Quentin Biardeau-tenor saxophone, director
Simon Couratier-baritone saxophone
Francis Lecointe-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
Gabriel Lemaire-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
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1. Kyrie 8:35
2. Solus 9:16
3. Gloria 10:24
4. Sanctus 4:19
5. Christie 7:34
6. Credo 7:11
7. Ite Missa Est 2:03
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"Quentin Biardeau and the Quatuor Machaut offer a re-visit as well as a set of 'extensions' to Guillaume de Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame, the masterpiece and apotheosis of 14th century polyphonic music.
The quartet has been focusing its work on the exploration of timbres, textures, tones and dynamics, as well as sensations and feelings induced by this musical work that leaves considerable room for freedom and improvisation to all four musicians within a rich harmonic framework.
The result, at the intersection of the sacred and spectral music, offers the listener a mystical experience."-Ayler Records
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"Quentin Biardeau is not old since he was born in 1988, he is saxophonist, composer, arranger, interpreter, improviser and co-founder of Tricollectif. He studied at the Conservatoire d'Orléans with F.Lecointe, F.Juranville, O.Perrin, and then at the Conservatoire de Paris for jazz with JC.Richard, E.Spanyi, J.Quitzke ... He studied writing At the conservatory of Aubervilliers near T.Lacôte."-Tricollectif Website (translated by Google) (http://www.tricollectif.fr/quentin-biardeau/)
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