Composed By – François Couturier (tracks: 1-7,8,9), Jean-Louis Matinier (tracks: 3,7), Jean-Marc Larché (tracks: 2-4,6,7,9,10). Mastered By – Sylvain Thévenard. Mixed By – Gilles Olivesi. Piano – François Couturier. Producer – Françoise Bastianelli. Recorded By, Mixed By – Gérard De Haro. Soprano Saxophone – Jean-Marc Larché. Technician – Alain Massoneau. Enregistré les 9 et 10 mai 2001 et mixé les 19 et 20 mars 2002. Arnolds d'après les Klavierstüke o. 9 II et III d'A. Schoenberg.
But the biggest surprise here is Matinier and what he does with his accordion. His microtonal twists in "Cruauté du Contrepoint" and the stuttering effect in "Continuum" are not merely techniques, they redefine the essence of the instrument, radically leaving musette behind. The pieces are gripping, often very lyrical and moving. Even though the writing pushes deep inside atonal territory, melodies remain strong and immediate. Superbly unusual, Music for a While (first prize for unassertive title) is a strongly stated achievement.
Music for a While (with Jean-Marc Larché & Jean-Louis Matinier) is a third stream music album recording by FRANÇOIS COUTURIER released in 2002 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Thanks to snobb for the addition.
Bookending Couturier's second album of the trilogy, 2010's solo piano session Un jour si blanc, 2006's Nostalghia-Songs for Tarkovsky and 2011's Tarkovsky Quartet established Couturier's quartet-also featuring soprano saxophonist Jean March Larche and accordionist Jean Louis Matinier-as a chamber-like group with increasingly deep chemistry, a particularly profound allegiance to the value of space and. significance of decay, and an ability to improvise and/or interpret with equal parts discretion and taste, whether it's vividly lyrical or more jaggedly angular, th. .But it's a lesser-known release by Couturier, Larché and Matinier, Music For A While (émouvance, 2002), where the seeds of what would become Tarkovsky Quartet, with the ultimate addition of Lechner, would be more definitively sown. What most differentiates the largely dark, contemplative Nuit Blanche from its predecessors is the amount of group improvisation.
François Couturier, Anja Lechner, Jean-Louis Matinier, Jean-Marc Larché. The music on this album, with ist suite like sequence of compositions that flow like a cinematic reverie, comes across as a film-like invitation to a voyage. The spare, gently unfolding and intensely atmospheric melodies and moods deliver an invitation to listen with open ear. nd to dream. Couturier has delivered a wondrous offering with compositions that open a path to a secret world. Nenad Georgievski, All About Jazz
François Couturier is internationally renowned for his unique abilities as a pianist and composer for walking a loose but deliberate line between modern classical music, jazz, and creative improvisation. While all of these qualities have been revealed in abundance on his recordings for ECM and elsewhere, his adaptive and interpretive skills have also graced albums and tours by other artists including John McLaughlin, Anouar Brahem, Jon Christensen, and Dominique Pfarely. Couturier was born in 1950 near Orleans, France. He began his formal piano studios at home with his father, an accomplished. These included the album Music for a While with Jean-Louis Matinier and Jean-Marc Larché in 2002, and the landmark Nostalghia: Song for Tarkovsky in 2006 by the now famed Tarkovsky Quartet that included Matinier, Larché, and cellist Anja Lechner. This group became an international sensation in both modern classical and even jazz circles.
These included the album Music for a While with Jean-Louis Matinier and Jean-Marc Larché in 2002, and the landmark Nostalghia: Song for Tarkovsky in 2006 by the now famed Tarkovsky Quartet that included Matinier, Larché, and cellist Anja Lechner. In 2007, Couturier released two more collaborative recordings, Toru Takemitsu: Songs with Dominique Visse and Tryptic with Celea and Daniel Humair. 2009 saw the issue of Musica Callada, his tribute to Federico Mompou with Francois Mechali and Francois Laizeau.
Couturier began learning piano at the age of six. A year after earning in 1977 his degree in classical piano and musicology, he met in Jacques Thollot's quartet the bassist Jean-Paul Céléa, with whom he formed a duo. Between 1981 and 1983, Couturier toured with John McLaughlin, with whom he also recorded. Over time, he played with French jazz musicians such as André Ceccarelli, Eddy Louiss, Michel Portal, François Jeanneau and with Daniel Humair. The album is dedicated to the film director Andrei Tarkowski and his films. The album's music was also presented at various festivals, first in Bergamo in 2006. Other albums with the "Tarkovsky Quartet" followed in 2011 and 2017. In 2007, he played in the quintet "Passaggio", with which he recorded two albums on Label Bleu, and in the "European Jazz Trio" with Céléa and Wolfgang Reisinger. He also plays in duo with the violinist Dominique Pifarély on her album Poros (1997) and with the pianist Jean-Pierre Chalet.
Artist: Francois Couturier. Album: Music for a While. Download Francois Couturier - Ouverture : Mozart au paradis. Music for a While: Best 2 songs. Francois Couturier - Analytiques vampires 02:54. Francois Couturier - Cruauté du contrepoint 06:18. Francois Couturier: best 2 tracks. Anja Lechner, Francois Couturier, Francois Couturier, Anja Lechner, Jean-Marc Larché, Jean-Louis Matinier, Jean-Louis Matinier, Jean-Marc Larché - Ivan Nostalghia.