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Friday, October 28, 2016
♫ homerecords.be -Valentin Clastrier / Steven Kamperman - Fabuloseries♫
Brand new release by the 'godfather of modern hurdy-gurdy', Valentin Clastrier: 'FABULOSERIES'
The French 'living legend' Valentin Clastrier is generally regarded as the inventor of the modern hurdy-gurdy: he has transformed this traditional drone instrument into a virtuoso sound machine. His playing is full of surprises, like his career: his start as guitarist with Jacques Brel eventually led him to many years of cooperation with European jazz heroes like Louis Sclavis, Michel Godard and Michael Riessler. Until 2012, clarinetist, composer and crossover wizard Steven Kamperman was known mainly for his work with his Turkish-Dutch ensemble Baraná, with which he performed from Mexico to Siberia. His impassioned playing reveals a background in jazz and a special love for modal music. With mesmerizing drone tones and compelling rhythms as a base, Kamperman and Clastrier blend chromatic melodies with fabulous sounds and intense improvisations. A spectacular duo that definitely 'rocks'!
Valentin Clastrier, Et la Roue de la Vie by Duo Clastrier-Kamperman (PAN 2015) Published on Feb 19, 2016 by CalefaxReedQuintet Valentin Clastrier, Et la Roue de la Vie Performed by Duo Clastrier-Kamperman
Valentin Clastrier (electro-acoustical hurdy gurdy) Steven Kamperman (alto clarinet)
Recorded at Calefax' yearly PAN Festival (no. 12) 28.12.2015 Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, www.calefax.nl