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Le Rnst Le Rnst

  • Canada Council for the Arts

It’s free improvisation of a rare, sustained and tranquil beauty. The WholeNote, Canada

Initially, Le Rnst was going to be a bass trio. But, in improvisation, things don’t always work out as we think. We wanted to pay homage to an austere and serious man naming the trio after him, but we lost the vowels along the way. Then we played a few gigs in Canada, Switzerland, France, Austria, but three basses are heavy and bulky.

We bartered the first one for a treble viol, we folded the second and we lost (and found again) the third one on a train. We finally arrived in Paris in the nick of time to join the clarinet player we thought to invite along for our next tour and played with him an unforgettable concert thanks to the generous acoustics of the Saint-Merry Church.

Martel and Normand are two Québécois improvisers very active on the international scene. The latter got noticed by making a lot of noise, the first one shrouding himself in silence. On this project, they are joined by two European friends with an equally busy schedule.13/5/2020

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Le Rnst

Le Rnst

Xavier Charles, Pierre-Yves Martel, Éric Normand

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In the press

  • Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, no. 25:8, May 1, 2020
    It’s free improvisation of a rare, sustained and tranquil beauty.

Review

Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, no. 25:8, May 1, 2020
It’s free improvisation of a rare, sustained and tranquil beauty.

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