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Alban Darche: L’OrphiCube: Perception Instantanée

Read "L’OrphiCube: Perception Instantanée" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


French, Nantes-based composer and saxophonist Alban Darche continues to explore the possibilities of transforming variable geometrical ideas inspired by cubist painter Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) as compositional tools for an improvising ensemble. Darche began this work with his nine-musician ensemble, L'OrphiCube (a term that refers the cubist art movement and a poem about Orpheus by poet Guillaume Apollinaire), on its self-titled debut last year (Pépin Et Plume, 2013). The L'OrphiCube ensemble operates with shifting variable geometry--six permanent ...

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Album Review

Alban Darche: L’OrphiCube

Read "L’OrphiCube" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


French composer and saxophonist Alban Darche, leader of the big band Le Gros Cube and former member of the l'Orchestre National de Jazz, has worked before in many multidisciplinary formats, among them with choreographer and dancer Nasser Martin- Gusset, director Sylvain Maurice and writer Peter Curling. L'OrphiCube, named after the cubist art movement and a poem about Orpheus by poet Guillaume Apollinaire (who claimed to be the first model of a cubist painter; Apollinaire wrote extensively about cubism), in collaboration ...


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