In addition to writing the music for my Ink! project, I also compose concert music (“Hommage à Emanuel Carnevali”, Cerulean Poppy...) as well as film music (Simon Andersson).
Hommage à Emanuel Carnevali
“After reading Emanuel Carnevali's autobiography, with the English title “The First God”, I decided to write a large-format composition in tribute to this Italian poet who emigrated to the United States at the beginning of the 20th century. The narrative of the poem, the dark vision of its environment, the intense and uncompromising way it looks at life, touched me deeply. This tribute to Emanuel Carnevali is a musical composition that echoes the poet's text through leitmotivs and recalls the mood of the poem through its atmosphere and textures.
It was for me the opportunity to integrate into the composition the "classical" influences (Ravel, Bartók) with those of contemporary Jazz (Maria Schneider, Christine Jensen), which allowed me to go beyond the habits of jazz and pop writing, and enrich the arrangement with counterpoints and giving a much stronger place to the melody. The instrumentation contrasts with regular Jazz habits: in addition to the rhythm section and a tenor saxophone, a bass clarinet, an English horn, and an alto flute were added.
The composition thereby transmits to the listener the experience of the feelings expressed in Emanuel Carnevali's text, from the chaos of New York, to the dark bucolicism of his native Italy. »
"..... a very elaborate and uncompromising jazz..." Couleurs Jazz Radio (Paris)
« I had the pleasure of writing the music for this poignant documentary, dealing with the psychological impact of alopecia, directed by the talented Manqin Zhang. »
« For several years, I composed the music of the group Cerulean Poppy, which offers a jazz with pop influences. This project has had the opportunity to perform all over French-speaking Switzerland (Chorus, la Spirale, Montreux Jazz Festival, Label Suisse) and in France (Jazz in fort l'écluse, Théâtre les 50). In 2016, the band released his first EP :What Stays, still available on digital support through Bandcamp»