Concert bavard Quartet
Pink and cheerful, dark and unhealthy, an emblem of generosity as well as degeneration, unclean but just like man, a pig is somewhat close to the musician in all these ways.
Four playing and singing personalities, Patrick Vaillant (the Provençal), Daniel Malavergne (the Cevenol), Alain Gibert and André Ricros (the Auvergne boys), unite around one theme : the pig, that animal that is so familiar to our environment. The meeting is unique and yet it seems obvious, as these four musicians share complicity and affinities : one ear oriented towards traditional music and the other towards improvised music, open to all meetings and artistic experiences, they find themselves also taking pleasure in story-telling. They have a partial approach, being poetic, nostalgic, mimological... And transdisciplinary just as with the pig, where all parts can be enjoyed, a reference to the French saying "dans le cochon, tout est bon" : music, speech, sound, image, taste, improvisation... The meeting is above all very auditory and abundantly creative. The writing project was built on drawing inspiration, turning and bouncing over the oral tradition, popular speech and personal memory. Do not expect the learned tone of ethnologists or zoologists, and also avoided are the "pig-filthy" over-the-top expletives that would be all too easy, that the subject could let slip. The theme is mainly an excuse for musical feasting and the pig is first dealt with in analogy, where all the musicians bring out their own inner music, the tripe of their instruments. Four instruments that unite incredibly, the meeting of a quartet with a strong personality with bagpipes, mandolin, trombone and tuba. All salted with the Langue d’Oc tongue whose echo resounds from Auvergne to Provence, with all the flavours of its regional nuances. _
A co-production de La Compagnie des Musiques en Mouvement, L’Auvergne Imaginée and Le Front de Libération de la Mandoline