The Great Disaster Orchestra

Instant compositions / Improvisation Workshop

The Great Orchestra of Disaster

Festival FMM, Sines, PT  2017 -  Copyright: Maria João Arcanjo

Everything could have start from John Cage. In the sixties, Cage was one of the first composers to introduce into music the notions of experimental, indeterminacy, noise and chance.

Then the rest arrived, engulfed in the breach, citing the acousmatic to the most noisy groups.

The principle is to lead the writing of a palette of instant musical compositions, developing some methods of contemporary creation close to improvisation, based on the experiences of composers and conductors such as Lawrence D.Butch Morris or Anthony Braxton .

Music, then. All the music. Classical contemporary (Messiaen, Berio, Kagel), electronics (techno, makina), hardcore (NYHC, Old School), free jazz (Art Ensemble of Chicago, Derek Bailey), rock (Shellac, Nirvana, Putan Club), traditional (Andalusia, Morocco, Tunisia, Katatonistan), festive (world, reggae & dub).

This list is certainly not exhaustive because it wants to be iconoclastic, composed and served by the most seditious set of the planet.

Music: You have never heard it and you will never hear it again.

An exceptional event, of execution made possible only on unique occasions. Extreme, groovy, violent and terribly intelligent.

LPA Claude Simon Rivesaltes 2010-  Copyright: Etiennette Laporte

More than a workshop, it is a real process of creation orchestrated in two artistic times: I) the realization of workshops & rehearsals, II) a concert of restitution.

 

Creation of instant compositions (songs, instrumental, solos, etc ...) for a large group of musicians, professionals or amateurs: no particular musical level is required. Age: 8 to 108 years old. Acoustic instruments: real (guitars, vocals, sousaphone, etc ...) or invented (pots, boxes, rattles, whistles, boxes ... etc ...) and voice.

 

The challenge is to succeed in creating a palette of instant musical compositions, using some methods of contemporary creation close to improvisation. To meet this awareness, the conductor will explore and develop a system of signs and panels that will allow him to shape and amalgamate the elements of the orchestra in real time and thus create a unique event and execution made possible only on this occasion. The technique used is close to that adopted in the tradition of modern music based on the experiences of composers / conductors such as Lawrence D.Butch Morris, Anthony Braxton, etc.

 

François R. Cambuzat has thus developed a language made up of structured improvised grids and written nuances, gestural commands specially created for use by anyone, regardless of musical experiences, studies, age or language.

 

There are a large number of musical didactic methods, developed over time by a wide variety of musicians and teachers, from the worlds of jazz, classical music or popular music, which can be borrowed if necessary.

 

However, the most important thing will be to generate an organic will (listening to the other + interaction) on the part of the participants, in a natural progression, towards a structuring of the improvisation peculiar to this ensemble.

 

The Grand Orchestre du Désastre has been organized in theaters, clubs, festivals, high schools, elementary schools in Europa, Africa, Asia as at Festival FMM Sines (PT - 2015, 2017, 2019) , L'Antipode Rennes (F, 2019, LPA Claude Simon Rivesaltes (F - 2010, 2012), Centro Musicale Copertino (I - 2019), Nalla Diaye (Senegal, 2021), Ecole française de Saint-Louis (Senegal, 2021), Louga Cultural Center (Senegal, 2021), Matam Cultural Center (Senegal, 2021), Bactria Cultural Center (Dushanbe, Tadjikistan, 2021)...

- An album "Setlasevir" was produced by the LPA Claude Simon (Rivesaltes, F) with the support of: DRAC - Ministry of Culture, Recrea, Languedoc-Roussillon Region, Languedoc Roussillon Regional Council, Casa Musicale Perpignan (2010) .
- An "Inventory" video was produced in three parts 1, 2 and 3 with the support of the Languedoc Roussillon Regional Council (AGILE) and the Casa Musicale Perpignan (2012).
- A concert has been recorded by Simone Tripodi at Centro Musicale, Copertino, Italy (08/2020).

 

Conductor & Dea ex machina:

François R. Cambuzat  (Ifriqiyya Electrique, Trans-Aeolian Transmission, Machine Rouge, Putan Club, …)
Gianna Greco                 (Ifriqiyya Electrique, Trans-Aeolian Transmission, Machine Rouge, Putan Club, …)



Contact

 Bactria Cultural Center,, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Centre Culturel de Matam, Sénégal

L'Antipode, rennes, F, 2019  2017 -  Copyright: Claire Huteau

L'Antipode, rennes, F, 2019  2017 -  Copyright: Claire Huteau

LPA Claude Simon Rivesaltes 2010-  Copyright: Etiennette Laporte

Centro Musicale, Copertino, I, 2019-  Copyright: Carlo Mazzotta

Ecole Nalla Diaye, Sor, Ndar, Saint-Louis du Sénégal, 2021

Ecole française, Saint-Louis du Sénégal, 2021

Centre Culturel de Louga, Sénégal

 Bactria Cultural Center,, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Centre Culturel de Matam, Sénégal

L'Antipode, rennes, F, 2019  2017 -  Copyright: Claire Huteau

L'Antipode, rennes, F, 2019  2017 -  Copyright: Claire Huteau

LPA Claude Simon Rivesaltes 2010-  Copyright: Etiennette Laporte

Centro Musicale, Copertino, I, 2019-  Copyright: Carlo Mazzotta

Ecole Nalla Diaye, Sor, Ndar, Saint-Louis du Sénégal, 2021

Ecole française, Saint-Louis du Sénégal, 2021

Centre Culturel de Louga, Sénégal

Festival FMM, Sines, PT  2017 -  Copyright: Maria João Arcanjo

Some line-ups


L.P.A. Claude Simon, Rivesaltes (F), 2010:


Marine Castera          chant

Angélique Quero        chant

Léa Barbezier            chant        

Aurore Genevriez      chant

Manon Seigeot           slam

Karen Garcia             choeur, lectrice

Sandra Savary            choeur

Bouchra Boukhari       choeur

Blandine Espinosa      choeur

Justine Lefaucheur    chœur

Camille Dejoie           choeur

Marion Gantois           choeur

Laure Marty               guitare acoustique

Florian Anastacio       guitare acoustique      

Florent De Launay      guitare acoustique        

Naïs Fons                   guitare acoustique        

Serge Perriault          guitare acoustique               

Sunny Boucher           guitare électrique

Florian Savary            guitare électrique

Pauline Bonifassy       guitare électrique

Caroline Put               basse électrique

Joris Galibert             batterie

Gaëlle Gimenez          métaux

Anthony Lagarde        percussions

Dylan Tavares            clavier

Kévin Valls                 flûte

Mickaël Fabra             électronique, DJing

Michaël Martinez        électronique

L.P.A. Claude Simon, Rivesaltes (F), 2012:

Elodie Banet

Marion Bouigues

Arno Bourgat Roussel

Manon Branchat

Siegfried Clavaguera

Dylan Cochereau

Mélanie Cuadras

Alexandre De Chabot

Benjamin Develey

Jérémy Faux

Sarah Galaup

Dorian Giuliani

Anaïs Julie Cerisier

Malvyna Labour

Alexis Maréchal

Mathilda Mouchou

Bastien Murgui

Chloé Negre

Mathieu Patuel

Jessy Pennavaire

Nicolas Puech

Charlotte Rouy

Florian Savary

Joanne Vuillet

Dina Bechekit

Teris Canet

Virginie Cuadras

François Ducouret Solans

Adrian Duroure

Sauveur Gonzales Manrubio

Romane Hueso

Elisabeth Janssens

Baptiste Leclerc

Axel Molas

Jean-Baptiste Moliner

Dylan Porte

Vincenzo Prin

Sofiane Rahmani

Gaëlle Reyes

Manuel Sierra

Marlon Delgado

Flora Dutour Touch

Chanelle François

Nicolas Gayral

Irina Jacob

Guy Lelievre

Joshua Lovergne

Jeoffrey Luczak

Lilian Martinez

Ludovic Moreau

Florian Morvan

Sofian Ouafi

Lorena Pruvot

Romain Richard

Morgan Viratelle

Florian Alarçon

Bruno Berteaux

Vincent Blazi

Pauline Bonifassy

Sunny Boucher

Marine Castera

Lisa De Maury

Jade Forletta

Guillaume Fourey

Gaëlle Gimenez

Nicolas Girard

Christophe Leloire

Benjamin Martinez

Gwendal Milhau

Maxime Nanette

Dimitri Perriault

Alexiane Pons

Grégory Sarisson

Léo Sergent

Jessica Straetemans

Cécile Suarez

Alexandre Thomas

Yvan Vaset


Festival Músicas do Mundo, FMM Sines 2015:


Beatriz Faria : violino

Gil Maddalena : flauta Peuhl, berimbão da boca

Luis Patta : batteria

Maria Miguel : violoncello

Erica Machado : violino

Francisca Miguel : guitarra

João Senna : guitarra, flauto transversal, didgeridoo

Càtia Cova : violino

Clara Martiniano : trompa

Luis Guerreiro : darbuka

Manuel Ruis : oboè

e outros 27 heròis....

Interview



L'Antipode, Rennes (F), 2019:

Aurore M.

Noria M.

Nicole B.

Isabelle A.

Pauline A.

Jean-Luc C.

Francesco P.

Věra K.

Pierre B.

Gaëlle E.

Sterenn E.

Elvine E.

Colin P.

Tanish

Malik

Julien G.

Jacques S.

Thierry M.

Alex M.

Eva P.



Centro Musicale, Copertino (I), dicembre 2019 & agosto 2020:

Francesco Garrisi

Massimo Colazzo

Serena Manieri

Gabriella Arnesano

Graziana Rolli

Federica Francioso e Giulio

Salvatore Bonuso

Giovanni Peluso

Samuele Ralletto

Carlo Mazzotta

Inma Rodriguez Vidal

Altea Colazzo

Massimo Severino

Chiara Galignano

Benedetta Manieri

Marco Pinto

Riccardo Nestola

Mirko Manca e Pietro

Enrica Aloisi

Lorena Cairo e Tommaso

Marilina Caputo

Francesco Scalcione

Mariarita Scarpino
Registrazioni concerto effetuate da Simone Tripodi.



Centre Culturel Régional de Louga (Sénégal), 2021

Orchestre Bou mak bi Bayékouna


Oumar Ngalla Cisse

Mamelass Niang

Bocar Dioup

Bassirou Tine

Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Sall

Oumar Mbengue

Samba Souna Dieng

Serigne Mbaye Thiam

Mbaye Sall

Fatou Thiaw

Idrissa Gaye

Malick Diallo

Alpha Mayoro Wele

Mame Lass Niang

El hadj Baba Dieng

Mamadou Bopp

Djibril Sow

Malick Diouf

Mamadou Dieng

Abdalah Sene

Madieye Adj

Aladj Diouf

Mamadou Mbaye Tall

Moustapha Guisse

Mallé Nalinge

Absa Samb
Audio (rehearsals/répétitions)



Centre Culturel Régional de Matam (Sénégal), 2021

Diddal Mawngal Boomaaré


Aminata Gaye
Ramatoulaye Fall
Cheikh Tidiane Male
Cheikh Sarr
Barria
Jean Pierre King
Samba Seck
Oumar Mbow
Antoine Felix Waly Sarr
Modou Kra Seye
Willy Antoine B. Ndong
Etienne Blaye
Demba Pene
Mamadou Mbow
Mamadou Bayo Sarr
Malick Thioune                
Hamidou Ba
Henriette Sarr
Lamine Ndiaye                 
Theodore Bernard Sing Sarr      
Khadydiatou Sarr           
Mamadou Samba Ba
Famara Konate                
Mamoudou Gueye         
Moussa Fall      

Modou Fall

Ousmane Camara       
Audio (rehearsals/répétitions)     



Bactria Cultural Center, (Dushanbe, Tajikistan), 2021

Оркестри бузурги офатхо – Душанбе  
Orkestri Buzurgi Ofatho



Асрина Бахромзода - Asina Bahromzoda

Фарход Охунҷонов - Farkhod Okhunjonov

Бахтиёрзода Амин - Amin Bakhtierzoda

Далер Назаров - Daler Nazarov

Ҳаитов Умед - Haitov Umed

Шукуров Шариф - Sharif Shukurov

Фаррух Турсунзаде - Farrukh Tursunzade

Умед Қурбонбеков - Umed Kurbonbekov

Маҷидов Беҳруз - Behruz Majidov

Яна Рыбакова - Yana Rybakova

Александр Рыбаков - Aleksandr Rybakov

Audio (rehearsals & concert)


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