4 - 9:00 PM
Nefertiti - Concert amphitéâtre
Delphine Deau, piano / Camille Maussion, saxophone / Pedro Ivo Ferreira, double bass / Pierre Demange, drums
Nefertiti, named after a composition by Wayne Shorter, this poet who draws improbable lines in the sound sky... Delphine Deau has kept her passion for working on form. In this falsely classical and damnably classy quartet that she created in 2013 with three comrades she met at the CRR in Paris, her compositions are literally staged. We are far from the endless chronology that opens with the presentation of the theme, then leaves room for improvisation before the final return to the theme. In Nefertiti, the form appears when necessary, after the sounds have frolicked on their own in a kind of preliminary desire, in open exchanges. Then, and only then, can the composition move forward. Obviously and, in a delightful paradox, liberating. For where the freedom of sounds had created tension, the singing, and the pulsation bring the certainties of a clear line, which allows itself to be zigzagging or whirling, with dotted polyrhythms.
On this proposed scenario, Camille Maussion's lyricism is an ideal extension of the magnificent pianist's. It is not by chance that the saxophonist practices soundpainting works with dance, theater, or a storyteller. The same goes for drummer Pierre Demange, familiar with the film and circus worlds. His association with the flexibility of the Brazilian double bassist Pedro Ivo Ferreira is a joy of permanent movement.