Musica in camera

Quatuor d’occasion / Malcolm Goldstein, Joshua Zubot, Jean René, Émilie Girard-Charest

The Quatuor d’occasion is a string quartet dedicated to improvised music: the members came together for the first time in 2011 at the invitation of Malcolm Goldstein.

Whether viewed as free improvisation or ad hoc collective composition, such an approach owes its success to the listening abilities and inventiveness of the musicians involved, as well as to their desire to participate in the instantaneous creation of the composition as it unfolds; they must know how to keep the upper hand, know when to play a supporting role and know also when to keep silent.

On March 14, 2014, we made a circle of four chairs in my bedroom. Josh brought his good microphones.

I can’t recall if it happened spontaneously or if I suggested it, but we played a series of short pieces.

Here is the result of a half-day of improvisations interspersed with conversations (recorded but that you will not hear.)

Everything is here: chronologically and with sincerity. (Jean René)

CD (ET 22)

  • Label: &records
  • ET 22
  • 2014
  • 130 mm × 130 mm × 3 mm
  • 30 g

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