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There is an Effel There
Samedi, 28 Janvier 2012 16:25

Françoise Derissen (violons, Alto et compositions)

Carla Van Effeltaire (piano et compositions)

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Diplômée en violon et en musique de chambre au Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, Françoise Derissen s'éprend du jazz. Le jazz qui s'improvise, le jazz "émotion", pas fixé au cerveau. Elle étudie avec Jean-Louis Rassinfosse au Conservatoire, Jean-Pierre Catoul et Didier Lockwood en stages.

Passionnante à écouter. Carla Van Effeltaire est diplômée en piano au Conservatoire royal d’Anvers.

Toutes deux ont composé les morceaux de ce projet. Elles s'apprécient dans leurs écritures respectives.

Musicalement, le style est métissé, coloré, pas trop typé. Il privilégie la mixité des genres, des influences, des rythmes (latino, swing, rock et jazz-rock, folk) tout en intégrant la formation classique de ces dames. .

Leurs compositions ont été transcendées par les arrangements du compositeur Renaud Lhoest, ainsi que par les merveilleux musiciens qui se sont joints à Françoise et Carla pour les enregistrer et les jouer en concert, parmi lesquels Michel Paré (trompette), Dick Van Der Harst (Bandonéon), Benoît Vanderstraeten (basse), Fred Malempré (Percus)

Leur projet ? Un poème, des hommages, une histoire inspirée par la vie, son cortège d’événements et d’émotions, des envies de bouger, une promenade, de l'amusement. Des difficultés acoustiques : en cinq temps, en 42 et 14 mesures, des contrechants... Des sons et des mélodies qui "pêchent, qui groovent bien". Une place pour chacun et chacune. Une musique dans le plaisir de jouer et d'être ensemble.


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Holder of a degree in classical violin and chamber music awarded by the Royal School of Music in Brussels, Françoise Derissen soon became enamoured of jazz, especially the one that takes its roots in improvisation and emotion, away from the more mental approaches. Françoise studied jazz with Jean-Louis Rassinfosse at the same school and completed her jazz curriculum by attending several workshops with Jean-Pierre Catoul and Didier Lockwood.

Carla Van Effeltaire got her “first prize” degree in classical piano at the Royal School of Music in Antwerp. When she starts playing, you soon know she is a musician with a story to tell.

Françoise and Carla have composed all the pieces that make up this project. They have a genuine and spontaneous interest in each other’s approach, both as a composer and as a performer. For this CD, they wanted something open, diverse and colourful. They wanted to mix various styles and influences, with Latin rhythms as well as swing, folk, rock and jazz-rock elements, all firmly resting on their common classical background. Undoubtedly, this unusual combination makes up the core of their own, truly personal style.

On this project, composer Renaud Lhoest’s arrangements carry Françoise and Carla’s inspired compositions to new heights, all the more so as they are performed by outstanding musicians, including Michel Paré (trumpet), Dick Van Der Harst (Bandonéon), Benoît Vanderstraeten (bass), Fred Malempré (percussion)

Underneath the flow of notes and beyond the virtuosity, the heart of this music reveals itself to the listener: tributes, an urge to move and groove, emotions based on everyday events, big or small, and a clear inclination for poetry. Various technical challenges make their music even more exciting: 5-beat bars, 13- or 42-bar pieces, contrapuntal playing, etc. All these techniques are used to create a sound and are there to serve punchy and groovy melodies. Listening to Françoise and Carla’s music, one cannot but feel their obvious pleasure of playing together. The result is a music that comes across as generous and very feminine.