SERKET & the CICADAS
New project of the pianist and composer Cathy Escoffier
This quartet mixes acoustic instruments with electronics and evolues off the beaten paths of Jazz. It creates a universe that evokes the psychedelic bands of the '70s. It is also inspired by jazz projects from Northern Europe (Gogo Penguin, Portico 4tet), urban music and current jazz musicians (Chris Dave, Robert Glasper, Aaron Parks, Avishai Cohen, Brad Mehldau).
Cathy Escoffier’s trio, with Julien Heurtel (drums) and Guilhaume Renard (bass), is already very active on all stages in South-East France. With Andrew Sudhibhasilp (electric guitar), this trio becomes quartet.
The sound technician Fabien Terrail (One Foot, Guillaume Perret, Omar Sosa, Sarah McKenzie, Omer Klein, Pierre de Bethman...), is an integral part of the project. He participates fully in the dreamlike and hypnotic sound texture of the group.
Cathy Escoffier’s compositions are arranged as an uninterrupted orchestral sequences, the interludes between the pieces are free moments of experimentation and improvisation.
Thus SERKET & the CICADAS shares a moment of pure energy and voluptuousness with its audience. Their music emanates from a wild, sensual and intoxicating breath, eager to touch the intimate and immeasurable...