Originally called Treffpunkt, or "meeting point", the partnership of violist Frantz Loriot and pianist Cedric Piromalli has evolved as they added collaborators to their idiosyncratic approach to improv, here with guests Antoine Chessex on tenor sax and Christian Wolfarth on percussion and cymbals for an extended, upbeat and wonderfully creative performance.
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Liner notes in French by Fabien Simon
Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF445CD
Squidco Product Code: 24975
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded for Radio France-France Musique at La Filature (Mulhouse, France) during the Meteo - Mulhouse Music festival, on August 27th, 2016, by Pierre Bornard, Stephane Bonfils and Jean-Pierre Collard.
Antoine Chessex-tenor saxophone
Cedric Piromalli- prepared piano
Christian Wolfarth-percussions, cymbals
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"Der Verboten is a new version of the partnership between violist Frantz Loriot and pianist Cedric Piromalli originally called Treffpunkt, the German word for "meeting point". Originally they had the contributions of Mikko Innanen and Christian Weber. When the guests became Sam Kulik and Brad Henkel, the name changed to Kaijo, which is, simply, the term "treffpunkt" in Japanese.
Now, with Antoine Chessex and Christian Wolfarth on board, here's a new name for different music following the same principles: a common sound resulting from distinct perspectives and backgrounds. Improvisation, as a method and a language, is the unifying factor, and the result seems like "the course of a river", as the liner notes written by music curator Fabien Simon state.
The content of this album has indeed an aquatic quality - it flows very naturally, always mutating but also always maintaining focus and direction. The music is transparent but compact, moving with a uniformity that seems still, as a living organism formed by collaborative little beings. Like water also, it's fresh, reconforting and energetic, a special example of the creativity we can find these days in the field we call "improvised music"."-Clean Feed
Liner notes in French by Fabien Simon
• Show Bio for Frantz Loriot
"French-Japanese violist Frantz Loriot performs solo as well as in various ensembles by way of improvisation and electronics, crossroads of different musical genres: improvised music, experimental, rock, contemporary music and electronics. He has contributed to multidisciplinary projects related to dance, image and poetry.
Frantz Loriot leads two large ensembles, the European Notebook Large Ensemble, a 10 piece ensemble with Swiss, Japanese, Belgian and Italian musicians with which he released "Urban Furrow" on the Portuguese label Clean Feed (July 2015) and the NYC based 12 piece Systematic Distortion Orchestra in which Frantz reunites some of the finest NYC based improvisers and with which he released "The Assembly" on the NYC based label NowOut recordings.
Beside these projects, Frantz released his debut solo recording "Reflections on an Introspective Path" on the NYC based label Neither/Nor.
For the year 2016, Frantz got invited by the prestigious Météo - Mulhouse Music festival to be artist in residence for a new creation called Der dritte Treffpunkt. For this occasion, Frantz led and reunited a new French-Swiss quartet, Der Verboten, with pianist Cédric Piromalli, saxophonist Antoine Chessex and percussionist Christian Wolfarth.
Active in a number of international collective ensembles, his other personal projects include:
baloni - with Joachim Badenhorst (reeds) & Pascal Niggenkemper (contrabass), Natura Morta - with Sean Ali (contrabass) & Carlo Costa, duos with Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet), Christoph Erb (saxophones) & Christian Wolfarth (percussions), the project Treffpunkt around international meetings with French pianist Cédric Piromalli.
He appears as a sideman in Joachim Badenhorst's Carate Urio Orchestra, Tobias Meier's Im Wald and Silvan Jeger
This Difficult Tree.
In addition to his own projects he has also worked alongside many musicians such as (a.o.), Barre Phillips, Joëlle Léandre, David S.Ware, Anthony Braxton & Walter Thompson Orchestra, Tony Conrad, Emilie Lesbros, Duane Pitre's ED09 ensemble, Ève Risser, Sabir Mateen, Michael Formanek, Andrea Parkins, Franck Vigroux, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Alexei Borisov, Theresa Wong, Ernesto Rodrigues, Hilmar Jensson, Kita Naoki, Simon Nabatov, Steve Swell, Yagi Michiyo, Yasumune Morishige, Mikko Innanen, Christian Weber and many others.
Frantz Loriot performs regularly in Europe, USA and Japan.
Frantz Loriot appears on CDs released on international labels such as Clean Feed, Creative Sources, Intakt, Peira, FMR, Sickcore, Impressus, Prom Night Records, Basses Fréquences, Quiet Design, Edible Onion, Komma Null, Klein, Neither/Nor, OutNow, Wide Ear etc.
Frantz Loriot studied music in Paris with several professors (Mari Yasuda-Raclot, the Pons brothers, Nicolas Dupin, Ivry Gitlis, Yukari Tate & Pascal Robault) and was brought to improvisation by Régis Huby, Joëlle Léandre, Barre Phillips, and David S. Ware.
He was initiated to soundmassage by its creator, Thierry Madiot.
While living in NYC, he created and curated Ze Couch Series in Brooklyn, NY, from 2009 to 2012. After having lived in Paris and New York City, Frantz Loriot relocated in Zürich (Switzerland)."-Frantz Loriot Website (http://www.frantzloriot.com/Bio_files/Complete%20bio%20ENG.1.pdf)
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• Show Bio for Antoine Chessex
"Antoine Chessex is a Swiss composer, saxophone player and sound artist born in 1980 in Vevey (CH).
His works assume a wide diversity of forms spanning compositions for ensembles, solo performances, sound installations and transdisciplinary projects. Chessex's compositions are characterized by textural density and microtonal tensions often resulting in sound masses addressing the physical dimensions of sound and spaces. The works of Antoine Chessex have over the years crossed the boundaries between noise, modern composition, improvisation and electronic music.
His solo works feature dense layers of sustained pitches reacting with the architecture of the space he's performing in or massive clouds of amplified sax resulting in intense live actions in total immersion in the sound.
He presents his works worldwide and appeared at numerous international venues and festivals in the United States, Japan, China, Russia and all around Europe.
Recent compositional works include "DUST" for 3 violins and electronics (2010), "Schichten" & "Ritournelle Fulgurante"commissioned by oh ton Ensemble (2013 & 2014), "Metakatharsis" & "Damage is done" commissioned by the Phoenix Ensemble in Basel (2011 & 2015), "Chute" for the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin (2012), "Plastic Concrete" & "Accumulation" for Apartment House in London (2014 & 2015), "Les Abîmes Hallucinés" for the Ensemble Proton in Bern (2016) as well as numerous electronic music pieces.
Collaborations with musicians Lasse Marhaug, Zbigniew Karkowski, Jérôme Noetinger, Maja Ratkje, Valerio Tricoli, Dave Phillips, the noise band Monno, architect Christian Waldvogel and media artist Ulrike Gabriel (Flow, 2002)."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Chessex)
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• Show Bio for Cedric Piromalli
"Cédric Piromalli- Piano Keyboards
Born in Paris in 1976. After studying classical piano and musicology, his first group experience was Triad Trio (Sébastien Boisseau, Nicolas Larmignat). He then explores the solo game, working on the repertoire of Thelonious Monk. During his time in the Jazz class at the CSNM in Paris, he meets Daniel Humair, whom he will have the chance to follow in various musical adventures. More recently, it is through the Hammond organ that he declares his taste for the swing and creates around this instrument the trio The West Lines and the sextet The West Lines + 3. It is close to the company Nantaise Frasques. In this context, he participated in the project Personal Jesus (music by Guillaume Hazebrouck on a text by Tanguy Viel) and created the trio Quiet. He regularly accompanies Erwan Jan's creations for the Petit Faucheux Children's Choir (Le Bazar à Voix). He enjoys free improvisation, as evidenced by his collaborations with Paul Lovens, Will Guthrie, or Mikko Innanen.
His interest in electric music, the world of rock and song, is realized through his collaborations with guitarist Pascal Maupeu (Mop Meuchiine, Shampoo Meuchiine, Eric Lareine and their children).Cédric Piromalli was an associate artist of Petit Faucheux (Tours) for the year 2013.
Pedagogy is an important part of his musical activity, he teaches at the Jazz school in Tours."-Citizen Jazz (Translated by Google) (http://www.citizenjazz.com/toutsur_CŽdric+Piromalli)
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• Show Bio for Christian Wolfarth
Born 1960 in Zürich/Switzerland.
1982-1986 studies with Bob Cunningham and Billy Brooks at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern.
1992-1996 studies with Pierre Favre at the Conservatorium in Luzern.
1995 studies in Composition with Siegfried Kutterer in Basel.
Workshops with George Lewis, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Jojo Mayer, Han Bennink and others.
Since the middle of the 80th's he's involved in many projects between Jazz, improvised and written New Music.
Since 1991 he played many solo concerts in all over Europe and Russia.
Regular works with dancers above all with Nina F. Schneider and her dance company. (1994-2002)
He works for theatre, film and video.Collaborations and concerts with
Al Maslakh Ensemble, Claus van Bebber, Burkhard Beins, Christian Buck, John Butcher, Gene Coleman, Bertrand Denzler, Jacques Demierre, Michel Doneda, Axel Dörner, John Edwards, Donat Fisch, Christoph Gallio, Mich Gerber, Malcolm Goldstein, Eugen Gomringer, Barry Guy, Charlotte Hug, Jason Kahn, Hans Koch, Jonas Kocher, Tomas Korber, Annette Krebs, Fine Kwiatkowski, Joke Lanz, Urs Leimgruber, London, Improvisers Orchestra, Paul Lovens, Werner Lüdi, Michael Lytle, Paul Lytton, Enrico Malatesta, Albert Mangelsdorff, Michael Moser, Norbert Möslang, Günter Müller, Lauren Newton, Andrea Neumann, Lucas Niggli, Evan Parker, Simon Picard, Lê Quan Ninh, Ignaz Schick, Alex von Schlippenbach, Irène Schweizer, Christine Sehnaoui, Günther Sommer, Jürg Solothurnmann, Michael Thieke, Michael Vorfeld, Phil Wachsman, Christian Weber, Michel Wintsch, Michael Zerang, Ingar Zach, Alfred Zimmerlin and many others.Labels
His work is released on labels like: for4ears, formed, HatOLOGY, Leo, Klangbad, Presto!?, Rossbin, mikroton, Monotype, Quakebasket, hiddenbell, Creative Sources, Origin, Percaso, Wandelweiser, Unit and others.Festivals
Christian Wolfarth has played at some festivals such as:Festival Total Meeting (F), Festival Densités (F), Les Arts à Gahard (F), Wien Modern (A), Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon (A), Festival Pulsi (I), LEM Festival (ES), Störung Festival (ES), At Harbour (CR), Percussion Festival (RU), Skanu Mezs (LET), Musica Genera (PL), Festival Blaue Fabrik (D), ZAM Labor (D), Klangbad Festival (D), Humanoise Congress (D), Festival Rue du Nord (CH), Festival de la Cité (CH), Festival Akouphène (CH), Festival Archipel, (CH), Onze Plus (CH), Jazzfestival Willisau (CH), Festival ZweiTageZeit (CH), Unerhört (CH), Maiers Ohr (CH), Stanser Musiktage (CH), Festival SehnsOhr (CH), Knoten Festival (CH), TonArt (CH), Taktlos Festival (CH)"-Christian Wolfarth Website (http://christianwolfarth.ch/en/biography/?_wb=en/biography/&lang=EN)
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