These imaginary healing rituals respond to silence, to trance and to beauty: the three core needs of a suffering body. Silence is for calm, appeasement and contemplation. Trance is for forgetting the pain and the anguish. Then there is beauty, which the spirit needs as its nourishment in order to regain hope and the will to live in the face of the suffering body’s unsightliness.
This quartet approximates a "chamber music" that embodies the modernity of these rituals. Yet it also forms part of the continuity of the healing rituals in the ancestral, often animist traditions that inspired Naissam Jalil to compose these pieces.
FRANCE + SYRIA + BRAZIL
Naïssam Jalal flute, nay, voice, composition
Clément Petit cello
Claude Tchamitchian double basse
Zaza Desiderio drums
Ornette Under the Repetitive Sky
O.U.R.S. (Ornette Under the Repetitive Skies) make their intentions very clear with their mysterious yet playful name. Their perfect blend of American influences weaved to together with Violinist Clément Janinet's bare hands, is set among firebrand free jazz and the hypnotic rhythms popularised by Steve Reich. The result is a Baroque jazz experience that is as savage as it is seductive. Following two critically acclaimed albums, O.U.R.S. mix African trances, frenetic dances and other refreshed songs of togetherness in this new set.
Clément Janinet violin, compositions
Hugues Mayot tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Joachim Florent double bass
Emmanuel Scarpa drums, vibraphone