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THE CLARINET IN THE MUSIC OF JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL

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Jean-Christian Michel concert with organ

 
SPATIAL JAZZ & Sacred Music Crossover


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THE CLARINET

The clarinet, what a luxurious "objet d'art" ! The ebony inlaid body with silver keys is as beautiful visually as it is pleasant to the touch.

The sound is produced by the vibration of a slender reed, creating a resonance in the column of air within the instrument.

From the sensual and melancholic bass to the glistening high notes the sound springs clear, pure and individual.

Sweet or sensational, gentle and virile, its power is always a caress. The magical force expands our senses or calms our tensions by acting at the depths of our sensitivity.

By prolonging the human breath, the clarinet appears more than any other musical instrument, the one which allows to express the smallest nuances of the interrogations of the soul ", those themselves of the expression of life..

Jean-Christian MICHEL

JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL : CLARINET AND ALCHEMY OF NEW SOUNDS

CLARINET IN JAZZ-CLASSICAL CROSSOVER

Jean-Christian MICHEL fuses sacred music and sophisticated primordial jazz in his compositions. Mixing acoustic sounds with the resources of new digital technology, the clarinetist creates an original music, expertly written, lively, rich in both tradition and modernity which vibrates our emotional universe.

JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL : A NEW CONCEPT OF ORCHESTRATION : CLARINET ORGAN AND SYNTHESIZERS - A NEW SOUND ON DISC AND CONCERT

Instruments chosen in the orchestration answer criteria determined by a great deal of musical intelligence : You will understand by reading the paragraph below, why the composer decided to bring together clarinet organ and synthesizers.

CLARINET IN THE NEW ORCHESTRATION

Orgue et clarinette Jean-Christian Michel

Organ and clarinet : 2 complementary instruments

THE CLARINET IN THE CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA

The CLARINET in the classical orchestra is near to and merges with the flutes, oboes and bassoons.

The clarinet is, of course, widely appreciated as a soloist's instrument. The exceptional quality of its timbre allows the clarinettist to bring out, by prolonging his breath, the most imperceptible nuances during his interpretation.

The sound's work still presents the supplementary advantage of a greater expressiveness. So, the sounds which Jean-Christian MICHEL tears from his clarinet seem almost comparable to those of a human voice, in as much as they seem moving, such as a long, torn and heart-rending cry.

SEE THAT ! (EXTRACT FROM THE "HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT") :

"One can only admire the magnificent sound of Jean-Christian MICHEL's clarinet : from a sweet sensitivity to the unreality almost imperceptibly played, MICHEL works his sounds, shakes them and vibrates them, whispers or cries them and has few equals in this art"... "Hamburger Abendblatt"

THE ORGAN

The organ is itself a real orchestra. Its unique and warm brightness, its masterful power and its deep echos penetrate into the body. However the instrument is marked with its appropriate colour, and certain timbres are lacking to it. This is one of the reasons for which Jean-Christian MICHEL added the magic transparencies of synthesizers to his orchestration.

THE SYNTHESIZERS

The sythesizers, with their new sampled sounds, bring all the multi-timbral wealth of the classical orchestra. But more than anything, the brilliant voices that they allow to be designed, enrich henceforth the colour palette to infinity.

A NEW SOUND

A new sound results from that : The mixture of clarinet tones, organ and the magical synthesizer flute voices engender an unexpected and sensual sound alloy, rich in harmonics, warm and enveloping.

THE JAZZ PULSATION

The jazz pulsation always present in or suggested by the clarinettist's music, brings a vitality and a spontaneity which differentiate it from a certain austerity in Classical music.

TRUE CONCERT PERFORMERS

The concert performers playing in a SMALL GROUP benefit from an extraordinary precision in the execution. They then express themselves with a feeling and a supreme "density". The energy resulting from this cohesion arouses a brilliant interpretation, in a warm human dimension.

COMPUTER ASSISTED MUSIC

Computer Assisted Music allows one to add a masterful orchestration to this living structure. Having the magnificence and the power of a full philharmonic orchestra, Jean-Christian MICHEL uses all its colours, to find the sound palette of the galactic song...

The doors of total orchestration open to Jean-Christian MICHEL : The clarinettist can then have both the the power and wealth of timbres of a full philharmonic orchestra, and the magical sounds of synthesizers.

Performing in a small group, the clarinettist can give concerts where intimacy and immensity are equally expressed. In this pulsation which expresses the mysteries of infinity, Jean-Christian MICHEL links a being's depths to the sky's vibrations

THE JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL'S CLASSICAL & SPATIAL JAZZ MUSIC CROSSOVER CONJUGATES THE PULSATION AND EXPRESSIVENESS OF JAZZ WITH THE RICH HARMONIES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC. CROWNED WITH THE SPATIAL PHOSPHORESCENCE OF A NEW SOUND, IT CONNECTS THE BEING'S DEPTH WITH THE MYSTERIES OF THE INFINITE."

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The music you are listening to on this page is in the album :

JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL VIF-OBSCUR

Vif Obscur Jean-Christian Michel

MONIQUE THUS ORGAN& KEYBOARDS

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VIF-OBSCUR

Jean-Christian Michel, clarinet ; Monique THUS, organ ; Sauveur MALLIA, bass ; Patrick Ohanian, drums.

Vif-Obscur - La Cathédrale de Lumière - La Voix des Transparents - Berceuse en filigrane- Le Puits de Lumière - Danse aux Pieds nus - L'Ecume des Songes.


NEW VIDEOCLIPS OF JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL

Music video clip Jean-Christian Michel

  BACH JAZZ BY JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL
  BACH JAZZ : TRIO IN C MINOR
SWINGING BACH : SONATA 4  
CHURCH CONCERT : JESU JOY OF MAN DESIRING
MUSIC DVD : MY SOUL LONGETH TO DEPART
  JAZZ & SACRED MUSIC BY JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL
JAZZ & SACRED MUSIC : VISION D'ÉZÉCHIEL
JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL IN CONCERT
CONCERT IN MARSEILLE : L'AUBE DES TEMPS
SACRED MUSIC VIDEO CLIP : KYRIALE
BY JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL s SHOWS " SON & LUMIÈRE"
INTERSTELLAR CONCERT :ÈVE DES ORIGINES LASER CONCERT WITH KENNY CLARKE
SHOW "SON & LUMIÈRE" : DES GÉNÉRATIONS
LASER SHOW : DANSE AUX PIEDS NUS
JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL PLAYS JAZZ
CLARINET JAZZ CONCERT : BLACK & BLUE VIDEO CLIP JAZZ : LOVELESS LOVE (JAZZMAN)
JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL's INTERVIEWS (FR)
STAR MUSIC INTERVIEW
INTERVIEW ARTIST FRANCE 3 TV

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