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Binot, Loris / Violaine Gestalder : Loris Binot & Violaine Gestalder (Creative Sources)

A contemplative and building collection of electroacoustic improvisations from French alto & soprano saxophonist Violaine Gestalder, augmenting her horn with effect pedals, and pianist Loris Binot, using preparations, magnetic bows and electronics to create sustained and percussive elements, recording in the CIM auditorium in Bal-Le-Duc, France for five rich and fascinating dialogs.

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Loris Binot-prepared piano, magnetic bows, electronics

Violaine Gestalder-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, effects pedals

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UPC: 5609063408102

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs810
Squidco Product Code: 34421

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at the CIM auditorium in Bal-Le-Duc, France, on November 3rd and 4th, 2023, Stephane Levigneront.

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Artist Biographies

"Loris Binot: Piano, Fender Rhodes, Moog, Processing

Art project carried out for over thirty years now. Course created with Jef Gilson (from 79 to 87), Michel Précastelli (from 82 to 85), Eric Watson (from 82 to 85), Bernard Maury (89 and 90) ....

Very eclectic formation: after beginnings with the accordion at the age of seven, abandons it around the age of fifteen and curiously, resumes it around the 92s around ... 40 years! In parallel, very attracted by the piano, classical studies with several teachers, and electronic keyboards. In the years 68 to 74, creation of a first rock group. At the time, the inspirations were Soft Machine Yes, Pink Floyd ... and later towards jazz rock with Weather Report, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis ..., then contemporary music to get to jazz.

Around 78, meeting with Jef Gilson. Worked the piano and harmony with him for several years at home in Paris, but also in internships he supervised in Nîmes. Then, for two or three years, worked with Michel Précastelli, François Couturier, Bernard Maury, Joy Kane ... and, very important meeting, from 86 to 88 with Eric Watson.

Since 1996, he has composed his music.

In 2000, selected for an order from the Region for the "JOURNEY OF MUSICIANS": the goal was:
• The renewal of harmony music in order to start a new millennium in a universe different from the previous one.
• The meeting of amateur musicians and a contemporary composer.
• The work of rehearsal and interpretation of this music.
• Presentation of this music in public.

For this creation, Loris Binot received a state commission in 2000 "Influences" "Illusion", musical writings for around thirty musicians.

Played, as a pianist-accordionist, with:
Harold SINGER, Burton GREEN, François LINDEMAN, Maurice MAGNONI, Philippe PETRUCIANI, Thomas VANDEVENNE, Jean-Paul AUTIN, Jean-François CANAPE, Jean COHEN Jef SICARD, Patrick CHARBONNIER, Philippe HOURIET, Soizic LEBRAS, Elisabeth FLUNGER, Noel AKCHOTE, Lê Quan Ninh, Steve LACY,...

His work regularly brings him into experiences where artistic expressions meet and often intersect. Exploration of musical universes to discover all the arts: painting, literature, dance, sculpture, poetry, theater .... He multiplies the meetings during his career. This is how it is found alongside:

• artists painters: Thierry Devaux, Xavier Thomen, Christian Fafet, Claudine Ange, Mireille Bettinger, Maryll Raizer, Constance Giard, Shin-Jeung Park, Byoung-Waak Chae and Jérémy Mantilaro.
• photographers (Pierre Grandmaire...),
• videographers (Xavier Quérel) 2006, creation for the KULTUR FABRIK (Esch sur Alzette) of the video show "sensitive area" with the installations of Xavier THOMEN and Loris BINOT 4tet.
• dancers (Fabienne Fogarollo, Tatiana Federspiel, Yuko Kominami. Buto dancer, Célestino GIANFRANCO),
• actors (in 2000, musical writing and theatrical play for a play by Brecht, Maïakovski, Wasselin "BMWB" - directed by Bernard Beuvelot). In 2003, musical writing for "l'Orélie", play by Claudine Galéa, directed by Bernard Beuvelot, in 2004, creation with Valéry Plancke, Claire Barrault, and the "Skin maxi mizer entertainement" video for an evening "at the arts etc ... ", in 2006, creation for KUTUR FABRIK (Esch sur Alzette) with Valéry PLANCKE and Célestino GIANFRANCO.
• poets - writers: Lucien Wasselin, Claudine Galea,
• musicians (Jef Sicard, Assif Tsahar, Peter Kowald, Steve Lacy, Noël Akchoté, Jérôme Bourdellon., Lê Quan Ninh, ..) Note that Steve Lacy responded favorably, in 1996, at the request of Loris Binot for a series of several concerts with the "Loris Binot septet".

He is the designer in 2002 of the project "Aux arts etc" in collaboration with regional venues (Trinitaires de Metz, Jarny, Neufchâteau...). Origins: musicians, a Quintet combining jazz and modern music. Loris Binot, composer and leader of the "Loris Binot Quintet" makes a creative proposal towards a place and other artistic disciplines: Invest in a space, theatrical or not, by creating an evening mixing music, literature and visual arts. Since its creation, two writers, a plastic artist and a dancer have come to cross their worlds with that of the Quintet: Thierry Devaux, painter and plastic artist, Lucien Wasselin poet, Claudine Galea playwright and novelist, Yuko Kominami, dancer. Transverse and hybrid scene, "Aux arts Etc. "Plays on the rules of theatrical representation (text defined in advance, plastic scenography) and the laws of improvisation and random combination. The public is invited to share a modular system depending on the location, the theme, the plastic installation and the lighting. Each evening is unique.

Teacher, he shares his passion with amateurs, students of the Jarny music school where he teaches.
Creation in 1986 of the "Jarny Jazz Ensemble" which became the big band "Vent d'Anges".
• 1986: creation of a show "French songs that have toured the world" with Corinne Cicolari, singer, with arrangements by Jef Gilson and Philippe Petrucciani
• 1991: creation of "New York suite" by Maurice Magnoni
• 1992: creation of "sounds in the eye" by François Lindeman with the painter Paul Brunner
• 1993: creation of Laurent Cugny with the Jarny Jazz Ensemble
• 1998: musical intervention by the jazz ensemble in "the moon opera "By PREVERT with CRAC de JARNY
• 2003: he creates "the Musical Encyclopedia", which was a discovery of musical universes in a show-concert course - (Loris Binot music, booklet and texts Claudine Galea: around the Loris Binot quintet, "the jazz ensemble ", Other amateur musicians from surrounding schools, and the actors of the Théâtre du Jarnisy).
• 2009: work with Serge Adam on Balkan music.
• 2010: work with Serge Adam on his own repertoire.
• 2011: Work with Jean-Luc Capozzo on improvisation as a whole."

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"After studying music in conservatories in Nancy and Lyon, Violaine Gestalder perfected with Vincent David at the conservatory of Versailles until 2008.

Saxophonist on the lookout for musical discoveries, Violaine is part of a polymorphic approach: revisiting the classical repertoires in chamber music thanks to the transcription, she also solicits the creation with the Résonance 6 ensemble and the Neva saxophone quartet.

She explores the field of free improvisation at the CNSMDP in the class of Alexandros Markeas and Vincent Lê Quang, (prize obtained in 2012), as well as in the groups Lezo and Echafaudages.

As a soloist, she is invited to perform with orchestras in formations such as OSLN and GAM.

After teaching her instrument for nearly 10 years in the Vosges then Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, she joined the teaching training department of the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris and obtained in 2012 her certificate of Proficiency in teaching duties, a position she occupies this year at the CRR Nancy."

-Opera Music (Translated by Google) (

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Track Listing:

1. S'accorder 06:30

2. Une extension 11:55

3. Perdre le temps 23:48

4. Kaleidoscope 06:42

5. Revenir et fondre 08:36

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