Orchestre de Chambre Miniature | Volume 1 -[ObliqSound, 2010]

Olivier Manchon's Orchestre de Chambre Miniature - Vol 1

Olivier Manchon ’s Orchestre de Chambre Miniature – Volume 1 evokes images of the fantastic. Just imagine a masquerade wherein a violin, a viola, a cello and a bass dance in a circle around a twirling soloist, suspended in an open void. The French violinist and composer creates a cinematic narrative of jazz and classical music performed on strings and woodwinds, written especially for a select group of friends culled from the best of the jazz, indie rock, and classical realms. Known for his collaborations with indie artists Sufjan Stevens and My Brightest Diamond, and as co-leader of orchestral pop group Clare and the Reasons, Manchon presents a miniature orchestra of just five musicians who sound anything but small. Guests include John Ellis, Gregoire Maret, Alan Hampton, and more.

What they’re saying in the press:

“Orchestre de Chambre Miniature, Volume 1’’ must be what Gunther Schuller had in mind 53 years ago when he coined the term “third stream,’’ referring to a hybrid of classical and jazz…A gorgeous piece of work, full of lovely compositions, lush ensemble playing, and inspired improvisation. It’s Ravel, cafe music, Philip Glass scores, and West Coast jazz in one. The way John Ellis wails through his bass clarinet over a repeated piano chord on “Just a Second’’ breaks your heart, and the second half of “Thirds’’ – built on a ridiculously simple two-chord arpeggio played by bass clarinet – is so beautiful you want to cry.” —Boston Globe

Catch Olivier on Tour with Clare & The Reasons
2/20 2010 8:00PM at 9:30 Club (with Nouvelle Vague) Washington, Washington DC
3/11 2010 8:00PM at The Chelsea Vienna, Wien
3/12 2010 8:00PM at Ono Bern, Switzerland
3/13 2010 8:00PM at Le Bourg Lausanne, Switzerland
2/16 2010 8:00PM at Le Pannonica (with Ane Brun) Nantes, Pays de la Loire
2/17 2010 8:00PM at Château Palmer Cenon, Aquitaine
2/19 2010 8:00PM at Cafe de la Danse Paris, Ile-de-France
3/20 2010 8:00PM at La Boite à Musiques Wattrelos, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
3/21 2010 8:00PM at Botanique (Rotonde) Bruxelles, Brussels-capital
3/23 2010 8:00PM at Paradiso Amsterdam
3/24 2010 8:00PM at The Luminaire London and South East
3/26 2010 8:00PM at Frannz Club Berlin, Germany
3/27 2010 8:00PM at Prinzenbar Hamburg, Germany
3/28 2010 8:00PM at John Dee Oslo, Norway
3/30 2010 8:00PM at Nalen Stockholm, Stockholms län
4/11 2010 7:00PM at NPR (with Jacob Dylan) Charleston, West Virginia
8/23 2010 5:00PM at Millennium Park (Dusk Variations Series) Chicago, Illinois

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