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Novembre (Hoang / Clerc-Renaud / Darrifourcq) + Marc Baron: Encore [2 CDs] (Umlaut Records)

A fascinatingly structured album conceived by Romain Clerc Renaud and Antonin Tri Hoang, the first CD constructing a complex poetic form made up of multiple themes, from simple (Encore, Petit Matelot) to rapidly complex (LetCo, Klaxon), unfolding in unexpected ways; the 2nd CD restructured in the studio by Marc Baron, transforming the music into seven engrossing electroacoustic compositions.

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UPC: 3341348165783

Label: Umlaut Records
Catalog ID: UMFR-CD42
Squidco Product Code: 33116

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
CD 1 recoreded in July, 2021.

CD 2 produced in the Summer of 2018, by Marc Baron.


Antonin Tri Hoang-alto saxophone, bass clarinet

Romain Clerc-Renaud-piano, keys

Thibault Cellier-double bass

Sylvain Darrifourcq-drums

Marc Baron-editing

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"After the album Calques recorded live during a concert, Novembre returns with Encore, a double studio album, the result of a long maturation in terms of form, composition and playing.

As they have been doing for more than ten years, Romain Clerc Renaud and Antonin Tri Hoang have constructed a complex poetic form, made up of multiple back-and-forths between simple and gentle themes (Encore, Petit Matelot) or very fast ones (LetCo, Klaxon); between very short pieces (Miniatures) and large developments (Continuum). Everything is arranged by the play of contrasts and resonances: a piece is interrupted to be continued later (Please wait), a motif is metamorphosed by dint of repetition (Encore), a piece is played again, but as quickly as possible (Letco Flash).

The second CD of the album illustrates another side of the art of montage. Marc Baron recorded Novembre while they were working on Encore, using the most varied materials and techniques (tape recorder, hydrophone, boom box, spring, tape loops). With this harvest he has constructed an electroacoustic piece that diverts, amplifies and transforms the music of Novembre."-Umlaut"

Artist Biographies

"Antonin-Tri Hoang began playing the classical clarinet at the age of nine and moved very quickly towards jazz when he discovered the swing of the 1930s1. His father-in-law, a rock guitarist keen on gypsy jazz, encouraged him to improvise very early on . Antonin-Tri Hoang then learned the saxophone and the piano and immersed himself in the history of jazz.

From his beginnings, he performed very often on stage in various contexts on saxophone, clarinet or piano, but also in the theater as in the play Une Bête Sur La Lune by Richard Kalinoski (five "Molière" in 2001)1 . At 16 he entered the jazz and improvised music class, directed by Riccardo Del Fra, from the CNSMD in Paris. Then he took classes in the generative improvisation class led by Vincent Lê Quang1.

In 2007 he wrote a tribute piece for and with Michel Legrand at the piano at the IAJE in New York. He composed music for two films by director Ambarish Mannepalli: Chassé-croisé in 2008 and Wink of The Eye in 2009. He also composed for two exhibitions by Pierre Huyghe: The Host and The Cloud in October 2009 and February 20101.

In 2009 he was spotted by Daniel Yvinec, artistic director of a new ONJ whose musicians chosen from the heart of the new French jazz scene are multi-instrumentalists and from different cultures2.

He co-founded the November group, the group of four clarinets WATT, Grand Bazar with the pianist Ève Risser for a program Ligeti/Carla Bley/J-S.Bach/Aphex Twin, participated in the quintet of drummer Anne Paceo, at the Aum Grand Ensemble , at Matteo Bortone's Travellers, at Guilhem Flouzat One Way or Another... With Jean-Jacques Birgé and Vincent Segal he recorded film music and acted in public on Dépaysages, an experimental film by Jacques Perconte.

In 2011 he released his first duet album with Benoit Delbecq, Aéroplanes, under the Bee Jazz label. The title, Aéroplanes, evokes the buzzing of a wasp and literature3: "Here, says Albertine to me, there is an aeroplane, it is very high, very high (Marcel Proust, La Prisonnière)"4. He plays saxophone and bass clarinet.

In 2017, he received the Prix Swiss Life à 4 mains5, with the photographer SMITH, which enabled him to compose a 16-way spatialized score for their installation at the Palais de Tokyo as part of the exhibition Le rêve des Formes.

In 2019, he created Disparitions6 at the Festival d'Automne in Paris and staged the musical theater play Chewing Gum Silence 7directed by Samuel Achache with whom he created Original from a lost copy [archive] at the Théâtre de l'Aquarium in 2020. He also plays in Peplum by Fantazio and Théo Ceccaldi, in the Fakebooks8 trio with Thibault Cellier and Sylvain Darrifourcq."

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Romain Clerc-Renaud is a French pianist, known for the groups Novembre and Bribes 4.

-Squidco 5/31/2023

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Thibault Cellier is a French bassist. He studied at Conservatoire de Rouen and worked at Les Vibrants Défricheurs. He currently lives in Paris, France.

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"Sylvain Darrifourcq was born in 1979 in Orthez (France), he makes his apprenticeship as a classical percussionist. At 15 years Old, he drives himself definitively towards drums and play in his first rock group. He discovers lately jazz music and his meeting with Daniel Humair leads him definitively to a professional pathway.

Following up, he settles down in Toulouse and got into the CNR (academy of music) where he obtains his award. In 2003, he establishes his own group : L' Egotiste Sorel with which he makes his first record " life of Henry Brulard " (Aljama records) in tribute to the masterpiece life of Stendhal.

2004, will be a distinguished mark of the beginning Emile's Parisien Quartet. The group gives rise to a unique sound universe rewarded by the 2009 jazz victories.

Enthusiastic by the temporality questions, space and music breaks, nowadays, he composes today for these trios : IN BED WITH and IN LOVE WITH , he investigates both ambitious projects MILESDAVISQUINTET! and TENDIMITE (duo for percussion and prepared double bass), works beside new generations composers with which he creates musical plays (Le PANTIN, DANS L'ENTRE from Guillaume Hermen...).

2014, time for the DA-Festival creation, event co-managed with the double bassist and Elise Dabrowski singer. Creative music festival supported by Axel Cassel sculptor. This event has the aim to promote multiplicity forms, improvising as well as writing.

His precise, quick and creative drums game, leads him into all music experiments, to be expected also as a wanted sideman. Settle down in Paris since 2008, he has also the opportunity to express his wide range of music together with l'Orchestre Philharmoniques de Radio France and Pierre-André Valade, Joëlle Léandre, Tony Malaby, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Marc Ducret, Andrea Parkins, Akosh S., Benoit Delbecq, Andy Emler, Kit Downes, les portugese and italian collective Porta-Jazz et Jazz-Engine..."

-Sylvain Darrifourcq Website (

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"Marc Baron, Born in 1981 in France. Lives and composes music in Paris.

 Since 2008, Marc Baron composes music for loudspeakers using tapes and analog processes. This work takes the shape of acousmatics concerts, radio broadcast, records, installations or specific live performances. Some of his compositions and performances were played in Australia, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Scotland, Canada.

Some solo albums were edited during the last decade : in 2010 and 2012 on the English and Malaysiens labels Cathnor Records and Theme Park ("∩" and " Une fois, chaque fois ", in 2014 on the French label Potlatch ("Hidden Tapes"), in 2015 on Glistening Examples (" Carnets ") and in 2016 (" Un salon au fond d'un lac ")."

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Track Listing:


1. Onii San 04:09

2. Miniatures 12:00

3. Klaxon Pad Carnival 05:43

4. Please Wait 04:10

5. Let Co Flash 00:46

6. Continuum 07:48

7. Petit Matelot 04:18

8. Encore 09:40


1. Pantin, 25 octobre 2017, fin de matinee, petit studio 08:17

2. Journal, ete 2017, Morvan 00:53

3. Panti, 25 octobre 2017, fin d'apres-midi, petit studio 05:16

4. Pantin, 2 novembre 2017, matine puis milieu d'apres-midi, auditorium 08:52

5. Cut Up, Pantin, octobre novembre 2017, lieux varies 04:09

6. Elie, ete 2018 05:50

7. Coda, Pantin, 2 novembre, fin d'apres-midi 03:34

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