Weekend Jazz Conferences

Jun 12, 2024 | HOME PAGE, Master class

Four exceptional conferences on the weekend of July 6 and 7, 2024 at the Pavillon de la Sirène, 20 rue Dareau, 75014 Paris.

On the occasion of this jazz weekend, Real Time Music and Le Pavillon de la Sirène invite you to attend 4 exceptional conferences:

Directed listening session, by François Raulin, Saturday, July 6, 2-4pm

A key figure in the new generation of creators and improvisers, Julien Pontvianne has been weaving links between jazz, improvisation and contemporary minimalist or repetitive music for many years. His music, both as an instrumentalist and as a composer, is a perfectly successful hybridization of these worlds. Through a listening session and freely exchanged words, Julien Pontvianne proposes a discovery and reflection on particularly inspiring musical works.

Carla Blay’s writing, by Julien Pontvianne, Saturday July 6, 4:30 pm to 6 pm

Pianist, organist and prolific composer Carla Bley is a key figure in the history of jazz. His work has spanned all forms of writing, from the minimalism of free jazz trios to big band, film music and covers of traditional music. His writing is unique in its naturalness, richness, humor, eclecticism and versatility. François Raulin, a pianist and composer of international renown and a great connoisseur of his work, took the opportunity of his recent death to celebrate his work and look at some of his most significant compositions.

Approach to composition, by Rick Margitza, Sunday, July 7, 2 to 4 p.m.

In 1988, he moved to New York, where he played with Miles Davis. Between 1989 and 1991, he recorded for the Blue Note label. In 2003, he moved to Paris and performed with Martial Solal, François Moutin, Louis Moutin, Ivan Paduart, Ari Hoenig, Jean-Michel Pilc, Peter Giron, Franck Amsallem, Manuel Rocheman and Mike Starmike. He is a tenor saxophonist with the Moutin Réunion quartet, and teaches harmony and improvisation at the IMEP jazz school in Paris.

Composition in oral music, by Stéphane Payen, Sunday, July 7, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Cognitive orality [cognition: Process by which an organism acquires awareness of events and objects in its environment].

The aim of this exchange is to evoke oral transmission practices from different musical traditions, and to extract tools that can be freely appropriated by all. The point here is not to study a musical vocabulary in depth (or to copy an aesthetic), but rather to evoke its grammar so as to one day integrate it (if need be). Rhythm (in the broadest sense of the word) will be the main theme of this talk. We’ll be talking about Senegalese sabar, Carnatic music from southern India, Ewe music (Ghana, Togo) and the music of Doug Hammond, Steve Coleman, Aka Moon and many others.