Pierre Cartier

Pierre Cartier’s music is the convergence of the multiple approaches he has pursued since the very start of his career. A classically trained double bass player, a specialist in baroque music on original instruments, Pierre Cartier wishes to play music as one speaks one’s mother tongue — that is, with freedom, fluidity, and intelligence — passing from symphonic music to baroque and contemporary music, and from the jazz of Thelonious Monk to the fertile grounds of improvisation. He founded his own ensemble in 1987 and, centred on his own instrumental compositions, develops a very personal integration of musical idioms. More

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Pierre Cartier

Montréal (Québec), 1953

Residence: Saint-Eustache (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (electric bass, double bass, voice)
  • Improviser
  • Author

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