The Rempis Percussion Quartet + Pique

Festival What'Sup

Chicago, the stronghold of a protean jazz, in turn poignant, free, groovy, soaring, and historic. This jazz is forever linked to the musical history of this exciting city and to the ever-changing generations of musicians.

Many important musicians have come out of the Illinois capital. Dave Rempis is one of them. A saxophonist with an incredibly fluid playing style, magnified by an absolutely natural phrasing, but also a promoter of concerts at the elastic arts, an emblematic place for international creation, he has been working for about twenty years on his art: a music entirely directed towards free improvisation, very much rooted in American history and open to the world.

In this quartet, one of his most beautiful projects, Tim Daisy and Frank Rosaly weave swirling rhythms in the background, while Ingebrigt Haker Flaten provides the saxophonist’s back-up. Music with guaranteed thrills!

With Plique, a magmatic octet of improvised music in the opening concert, proposed by students of the CNSMD in the framework of the Festival What’Sup.

Supported by Onda – Office national de diffusion artistique
sunday 19 march 202318h00
Le Péri

The Rempis Percussion Quartet

The Rempis Percussion Quartet is a free-improvising whirlwind that draws inspiration from a shared interest in West African and Latin American rhythms, coupled with American funk and free jazz. Using these influences, the band creates spontaneous music that nevertheless maintains a focus on ensemble motion and compositional structures. Led by saxophonist Dave Rempis (The Engines, […]

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Plique = A term of musical ornamentation, designating a bent and vibrated note in neumatic notation. Offering a composite instrumentation, ranging from the viola da gamba to the drums, via the baritone violin and the sackbut, the PLIQUE ensemble places itself at the limits and confluences of the musicians who form it. These instrumentalists, coming […]

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