Emile Parisien

Les Métanuits - CD

  • Format: CD (also available as Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9964-2
  • Barcode: 614427996428
  • German Release: 26/05/2023
  • Genre: Duo Art, Jazz

On May 28, 2023, composer György Ligeti would have turned 100 years old. French saxophonist Emile Parisien and Italian pianist Roberto Negro approach Ligeti's String Quartet No. 1 "Métamorphoses nocturnes" - with the means of improvisation and at the same time great respect for the original.

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100 Years of Ligeti: Duo Improvisations Inspired by György Ligeti's String Quartet No. 1 "Métamorphoses nocturnes".28 May 2023 marks the centenary of the birth of composer György Ligeti. Film director Stanley Kubrick gave the cosmopolitan avant-gardist a brief moment of fame when he appropriated pieces of the composer’s music for the soundtrack of "2001: A Space Odyssey". With that exception, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Ligeti’s challenging and complex music has seldom reached appeal among the broader public. Among musicians, however, his standing and the influence of his music are immense. Ligeti’s lifelong search for new paths, from sound-surface music to micropolyphony and microtonality has left its defining, long-term mark on jazz musicians too. So, when French soprano saxophonist supreme, Emile Parisien and Ita...

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Emile Parisien / soprano saxophone
Roberto Negro / piano

Recording Information

Improvisations by Emile Parisien and Roberto Negro inspired by György Ligeti’s String Quartet No.1 “Métamorphoses nocturnes”

Recorded by Mathieu Pion at Studio Gil Evans (Label Bleu), Amiens - France
Mixed by Mathieu Pion at Studio Csolfa
Mastered by Pierre-Emmanuel Mériaud

Produced by Roberto Negro & Emile Parisien
Executive production: Full Rhizome, Merci pour le poisson, Poulp

Cover art by Martin Noël