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Pascal Le Boeuf

Described as "sleek, new" and "hyper-fluent" by the New York Times, Pascal Le Boeuf (he/him) is a Grammy-nominated composer, jazz pianist, and electronic artist whose works range from modern improvised music to hybridizing chamber music with production-based technology. Recent projects include commercial recordings and videos with JACK Quartet, Friction Quartet, Nu Deco Ensemble, Akropolis Reed Quintet, Christian Euman, Hub New Music, Barbora Kolářová, Shattered Glass, Todd Reynolds, Sara Caswell, Jessica Meyer, Nick Photinos, Four/Ten Media, Bec Plexus featuring Ian Chang (of Son Lux), Dayna Stephens, Justin Brown, JiHye Jung and Jamie Lidell. As a keyboardist, Pascal performed as support for D’Angelo’s Black Messiah US tour and Clean Bandit’s Rather Be tour with Australian pop artist Meg Mac. He actively performs with Le Boeuf Brothers, Friction Quartet, Allan Harris, and his piano trio "Pascal's Triangle" featuring bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Justin Brown. As a producer, Pascal has worked with a range of artists including Annika Socolofsky, Anna Pidgorna, Jenny Beck, Alyssa Weinberg, Barbora Kolářová, Hub New Music, Nick Photinos, and Iarla Ó Lionáird. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Technology at Vanderbilt University, and a Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in music composition at Princeton University.

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Pascal Le Boeuf: Ritual Being

Read "Ritual Being" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Come il fratello gemello--il sassofonista Remy--anche Pascal Le Boeuf affianca al talento strumentale (di pianista) alte doti di scrittura per ampi organici. Dopo i primi lavori in gruppi condivisi, i due hanno espresso proprie individualità. Il primo s'è imposto tra i protagonisti della nuova orchestrazione jazzistica pubblicando Assembly of Shadows e Architecture of Storms. Il secondo ha dato vita ad altri progetti, tra cui il trio con Linda May Han Oh e Justin Brown (Pascal's Triangle, 2013), le collaborazioni col ...

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Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly of Shadows: Heartland Radio

Read "Heartland Radio" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


This ear-grabbing date from Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows--the band's third release, following its eponymous debut (in 2019) and Architecture of Storms (SoundSpore Records, 2021)--is a sonic mirror, reflecting the multihyphenate leader's recent travels in both life and sound. Influenced by an odyssey across inland America, sights encountered along the way, and the adventitious, airwaves-dictated soundtrack to the journey, Heartland Radio offers up a striking portrait of a Promethean artist with an unfettered imagination. Opening on ...

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Joy On Fire: Hymn

Read "Hymn" reviewed by Gareth Thompson


The industrial anarchists Throbbing Gristle stood by their notion that noise and frequency could change states of consciousness. Listening to saxophonist Anna Meadors of Joy On Fire, with her pitch-shifting and time-stretching, might back this idea up. Certainly the audience enters many realms of awareness on the band's album Hymn . Even the cover artwork, a close-up of beach grass in Maryland, was chosen for its dramatic contrasts. A core trio with numerous associates, Joy On Fire have ...

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Le Boeuf Deux Fois: Pascal's Triangle and Le Boeuf Brothers Remixed

Read "Le Boeuf Deux Fois: Pascal's Triangle and Le Boeuf Brothers Remixed" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The Le Boeuf Brothers--saxophonist Remy and pianist Pascal--don't box themselves into a jazz corner; or, perhaps it should be said that they don't box jazz into a corner, preferring instead to let it marinate in the juices of the present, where it can absorb new flavors and move in different directions. Both men are highly capable musicians who can throw down some serious straight ahead sounds, but they don't always feel the need to do so.

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Le Boeuf Brothers: House Without A Door

Read "House Without A Door" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Remy and Pascal Le Boeuf, horn player and pianist respectively, are precociously talented identical twins who have already received awards for their composition and playing. House Without A Door is their second album and on this showing there are more awards to come. The New York-based brothers play well-crafted original tunes: all 12 of the pieces are written by either Remy or Pascal although, interestingly, none of them are co-compositions. Their style is mainly modern, straight-ahead jazz. ...

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Pianist/Composer Pascal Le Boeuf Explores The Depths On "Pascal's Triangle"

Pianist/Composer Pascal Le Boeuf Explores The Depths On "Pascal's Triangle"

Source: Jason Byrne, Red Cat Publicity

Available: May 28, 2013 on Nineteen Eight Records Featuring: Pascal Le Boeuf (piano) Linda Oh (bass) Justin Brown (drums) NYC CD Release Celebration - May 9 @ The Jazz Gallery, 9 & 10:30 PM 1160 Broadway, NYC, 212 242 1063 On May 28, 26-year-old pianist/composer Pascal Le Boeuf will release Pascal's Triangle on the intrepid label, Nineteen-Eight Records. Le Boeuf, a spinner of webs constructed with beauty, emotion, and maturity, is an integral part ...

Le Boeuf Brothers praised by the New Yorker for "clearing their own path, mixing the solid swing of the jazz tradition with hip-hop, indie rock, and the complex techniques of classical modernism." (The New Yorker)

"[Le Boeuf's] performances and compositions display an impressive level of sophistication. Textured harmonies and shifting time signatures are handled with aplomb." (San Francisco Chronicle)

"Pianist Pascal Le Boeuf is a 21st century renaissance man. He's made inroads in the worlds of classical music, indie-rock, and jazz . . . here is at least as much Debussy evident in his compositional style as there is Bill Evans . . . listeners who prefer quality over flash will be amply rewarded." (The Rochester City Paper)

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Composer / conductor

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Credentials/Background

Stanford Jazz Workshop Faculty Member 2008-2009 Manhattan School of Music BM in Jazz Piano Performance, 2007 MM in Jazz Piano Performance, 2010 (currently enrolled) Berklee College of Music Undergraduate Studies in Music Synthesis and Songwriting, 2008

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Heartland Radio

SoundSpore Records
2024

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Ritual Being

Self Produced
2023

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Hymn

Procrastination Records
2020

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Into the Anthropocene

Self Produced
2018

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imaginist

New Focus Recordings
2016

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Pascal's Triangle

Nineteen-Eight Records
2013

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