According to the foundations of musical harmony established in the Traité de l’harmonie, “the Ancients” based the rules of harmony on melody, instead of beginning with harmony. The author of this famous text – one on harmony which is now the basis of most 20th-century music textbooks – is Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764), a French composer of the late Baroque period who earned recognition through his complex operas and research in music theory.
Our ‘Colorful Chanson Française’ playlist highlights a selection of timeless French classics through the novel lens of color with 14 famous songs with a color in their title. From Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose” to Indochine’s “Pink Water”, (re)discover these gems while pondering the colors that inspired them.
A prolific French artist possessing perfect pitch, Chassol (who studied at Berklee in Boston) recently released 'Big Sun' to major acclaim from outlets like The Fader, OUT, and Brooklyn Vegan. The bureauexport team in New York sat down with Chassol via Skype, resulting in the following interview, notably exploring Chassol's unique concept of ultrascore, among other topics
Paris Combo will be touring the US in July, complete with a stop at the City Winery in New York.
Renowned Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré is returning to the US for summer and fall tour that includes, notably, a free concert at BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 16th.
Thylacine began his music producer career in 2012, offering his audience a powerful version of electronic music guided by the female voices with whom he has collaborated with in the past several years. Drawing on influences such as Philipp Glass, Four Tet and Moderat, Thylacine aka William Rezé is accompanied on stage by Laetitia Bely's graphic projections, staging concerts that blur the boundaries between all the senses. We met William and Laetitia during their brief tour in the United States earlier this year. Their shows at SXSW and at Piano's in New York were well received, with the trip to New York also providing an opportunity for William to finally meet with Dyllan, who sang for the first time with him on stage. Since the interview the team headed to Vietnam and Russia before returning to France for summer festival season.
An institution of the New York cultural landscape, Central Park SummerStage celebrated its 30th anniversary recently with a party at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Emmanuel Ceysson, principal harpist at the Opéra National de Paris for the past decade, has won the audition at the Metropolitan Opera for the seat left vacant by Deborah Hoffman who died in February 2014. He will start in September, performing one his favorite pieces: Tannhäuser by Wagner.
The indie pop group The Dø will be in the US in May and June, stopping in New York City at the Bowery Ballroom and notably at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee, among other dates.
As part of the Metal Alliance tour, Svart Crown will perform throughout the United States in May and June, including 2 New York shows: at Gramercy Theater in NY and Saint Vitus in Brooklyn.
Oct 23, 2015 | 8PM
PIAF! The Show Featuring Anne Carrere returns to New York at the Symphony Space on October 23, 2015. The show will also perform as select number of dates around North America.