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Julien Desprez

Julien Desprez is a musicianand performer based in Paris. Jazz and rock were his early musical loves but they evolved rapidly to free forms where body and space find their places through sound. As his practice progressed, his conception and approach to his instrument as well, and music and space changed. He is now considering the guitar more likea battery, an organ, a modifiable instrument deployable at will. Through a mix of actions on the instrument and a play of foot on effect pedals, taking inspiration from the technique of Tap Dance, it completely opened the possibilities, sound and physical environment of the instrument

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Article: In Pictures

Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2022

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A collection of photos from the Jazz festival Ljubljana in Slovenia from June 15, 2022 to June 18, 2022 featuring Hamid Drake, Ndoho Ange, Jan Bang, Jamie Saft, Pasquale Mirra, Joshua Abrams, Miha Gantar, Musician Name, Gerry Hemingway, Irreversible Entenglements, Jure Pukl, Peter Evans, Nasheet Waits, Casu Tanrikulu, Tobias Delius, Greg Cohen, Anouar Brahem, Julien Desprez, ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2022

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Various Venues Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 19-22, 2022 The weekend of May 19-22, was the first time since 2019 that artistic director Michel Levasseur and the team at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV, or Victo, as it is ...

Article: Live Review

Week Of Surprise 2021

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Week Of Surprise Stadtgarten/Christuskirche Cologne, Germany October 11-16, 2021 In the usual times, Week Of Surprise would be Night Of Surprise, with all of its sonic wonderment compressed into a kaleidoscopically overlapping sequence, where chance encounters were actively encouraged. In virus times, a more sober incarnation came into ...

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Article: Live Review

North Sea Round Town 2021

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Sun-Mi Hong Diverse venues/sites: Laurenskerk, Goethe Institute, De Doelen, Worm, Boerderij Driebergen (Three Mountains Farm), private homes North Sea Round Town Rotterdam July 2-9, 2021 North Sea Round Town is a strongly community-based city festival in Rotterdam, deep in the Dutch delta. Founded 15 years ago, it takes place ...

Article: Live Review

Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige 2021 - Seconda parte

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Bolzano e dintorni Varie sedi 1—4/07/2021 [Per la recensione della prima parte del festival clicca qui] Un assaggio del Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige 2021, avendo partecipato ai suoi giorni conclusivi, ha confermato un'impostazione che ha previlegiato gruppi provenienti da ogni angolo d'Europa, ma comunque giovani, spesso con il loro CD d'esordio ...

Article: Live Review

Aria - Tempo Reale Festival 2021

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Aria—Tempo Reale Festival Firenze Limonaia di Villa Strozzi 21-23.06.2021 Ripartono i festival e anche Tempo Reale, storica istituzione della contemporanea, celebra l'evento titolando la sua rassegna “Aria," quella di cui tutti sentivamo il bisogno e che è indispensabile anche per produrre nuove idee musicali. Purtroppo, la prevista concretizzazione del titolo attraverso ...

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Article: Festivals Talking

Moers Festival Interviews: Julien Desprez

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It might seem that the Parisian guitarist Julien Desprez has made a recent storming of the jazz and improvisation scenes. He did make lightning moves and sounds at Jazzfest Berlin and the Moers Festival in 2018 and '19, but Desprez was active nearly a decade ago—though enjoying a much lower profile. He even toured the UK ...

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Article: Interview

Ariele Monti: la filosofia inclusiva di Area Sismica

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A Ravaldino in Monte, pochi chilometri a sud di Forlì, in una rustica e isolata casa di campagna ai piedi delle colline romagnole, per la precisione una Casa del Popolo costruita nel 1947, ha sede Area Sismica, uno dei locali più vivaci, autentici e accoglienti in cui ascoltare musica dal vivo con poche preclusioni di genere. ...

Album

Seven Storey Mountain VI

Label: Pyroclastic Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Seven Storey Mountain VI.


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