From April 1 to July 5, 2022

Transcontinental notte

new concept: travelling/composing/writing/filming somewhere else, as far as possible,  where neither the Music Industry nor the Artistic Agencies will ever take any western musician, really gone-out in countries defined impossible to reach, considered much too dangerous - but especially of derisory earnings and thus unimportant interest. So they say.

"Transcontinental": travelers and curious inveterate, François R. Cambuzat, Gianna Greco and Denis Siggi Alekseev want to prove that despite these times, it is still possible to cross a whole continent in concerts. Over 40,000 kilometers and over 21 borders for more than 70 performances in less than 3 months.

Besides the concerts & workshops, this whole journey will be filmed and edited.

Contacts : Denis & Fran

« Traveling is not an innocent activity (…). But all those who led this life will give a finger of each hand to get back
on the tracks one day: nobody never recovered from this experience. »  
Nicolas Bouvier


« Impose your luck, hold tight your happiness and go towards your risk.
Looking at you, all three will get used to it. »
  René Char

This transcontinental is fueled by "Газель Смерти - Gazelle of Death" from Denis Siggi Alekseev.

- Concerts & workshop proposed on Tour -

In each city, and for each venue, we offer one (or more) of the following four activities.

Xinjiang, Taklamakan & Karakoram (People's Republic of China)
Concert+Movie around Uyghur musics.

A creation from the Xinjiang region with Uyghur musicians
(shamans, bards and dolans), then rebuilt with computers

and electrical instruments to compose a neo-shamanic 
and post-industrial music. On stage, two musicians play their
concert / documentary / road-movie with their film shot
for years between Kashgar, Marqit & Iarkam, in the depths
of the Taklamakan desert, in the Karakoram mountains
and on the Pakistani, Tajik and Kyrgyz borders towards
the hearts of the last stopover cities of the Silk Road.

Some apparitions: Musée des Confluences (F),
Offest (MK), Croisements Festival (PRC),
Jardins Efemeros Festival (PT), Théâtre Anthéa Antibes (F)...


Video extracts

Flamenca guitar concert.

Fran de la Frontera lives in the Saint-Jacques district from
Perpignan, France, in the department of Eastern Pyrenees.
Ancient continental capital of the kingdom of Majorca, due to
its important gypsy community, for centuries Perpignan has
been a bridge between the Iberian Peninsula and the south
of France. Music reigns over the Saint-Jacques district,
and the music of the neighborhood is of course gypsy,
between catalan rumba and flamenco.

Fran de la Frontera juggles the palos flamencos

-buleria, solea, sevillana, guajira, tiento, farruca et allegria-

learned from the hands of master Alain Diaz..

This concert was recently invited by the Bactria Cultural Centre, Dushanbe, with the support of the Fench Embassy in Tajikistan (June 2021).


Audio extracts



Grand ensemble of com-povised musics.
Workshop. Concert.

Conduction and writing workshop of a palette of instant musical compositions, developing certain methods of contemporary creation close to improvisation, based on the experiences of composers and conductors such as Lawrence D. Butch Morris or Anthony Braxton.
A real creative process orchestrated in two artistic moments:

I) the realization of rehearsal workshops,
II) a restitution concert.

Production of instant compositions (songs, instrumental, solos...)
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 Great Orchestra of Disaster has been organized
in theaters, clubs, festivals, high & elementary schools......
Festival FMM Sines (PT - 2015, 2017, 2019),
L'Antipode Rennes (F), LPA Claude Simon Rivesaltes (F),

Centro Musicale Copertino (I), Nalla Diaye, Ndar (SN)...

This workshop was recently invited by the Bactria Cultural Centre, Dushanbe, with the support of the French Embassy in Tajikistan (June 2021).

Audio extracts 2020

The route

Week 1.
21 March Mon - Portugal, Spain
22 March Tue - Portugal, Spain
23 March Wed - Portugal, Spain
24 March Thu - Portugal, Spain
25 March Fri - Portugal, Spain
26 March Sat - Portugal, Spain
27 March Sun - Portugal, Spain

Week 2.

28 March Mon - Portugal, Spain
29 March Tue - Portugal, Spain
30 March Wed - Portugal, Spain
31 March Thu - Portugal, Spain, France

01 April Fri -- Les Docks, Cahors, France (tbc) 

02 April Sat -- France

03 April Sun -- France


Week 3.

04 April Mon -- France

05 April Tue -- France

06 April Wed -- France

07 April Thu -- France

08 April Fri -- France

09 April Sat -- France & Belgium

10 April Sun -- France & Belgium


Week 4.

11 April Mon -- avalaible Netherlands, Germany or Central Europe (towards Poland)

12 April Tue -- avalaible Netherlands, Germany or Central Europe (towards Poland)

13 April Wed -- avalaible Germany or Central/Northern Europe (towards Poland)

14 April Thu -- avalaible Germany or Central/Northern Europe (towards Poland)

15 April Fri -- Poland 

16 April Sat -- Poland 

17 April Sun -- Poland 


Week 5.

18 April Mon -- day off

19 April Tue -- Lithuania, Latvia

20 April Wed -- Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

21 April Thu -- Estonia

22 April Fri -- Russia

23 April Sat -- Russia

24 April Sun -- Russia


Week 6.

25 April Mon -- day off

26 April Tue -- Saransk (RU)

27 April Wed -- Kazan (RU)

28 April Thu -- Ufa (RU)

29 April Fri -- Perm (RU)

30 April Sat -- Yekaterinburg (RU)

01 May Sun -- Tyumen (RU)


Week 7.

02 May Mon -- day off

03 May Tue -- Russia

04 May Wed -- Russia

05 May Thu -- Russia

06 May Fri -- Russia

07 May Sat -- Russia

08 May Sun -- Russia


Week 8.

09 May Mon -- day off

10 May Tue -- Russia

11 May Wed -- Russia

12 May Thu -- Russia

13 May Fri -- Russia

14 May Sat -- Russia

15 May Sun -- Russia


********************************** half of the tour ********************************


Week 9.

16 May Mon -- day off

17 May Tue -- Russia

18 May Wed -- Russia

19 May Thu -- Russia

20 May Fri -- Russia

21 May Sat -- Mongolia

22 May Sun – Mongolia


Week 10.

23 May Mon -- day off

24 May Tue -- Mongolia

25 May Wed -- Russia

26 May Thu -- Kazakhstan

27 May Fri -- Kazakhstan

28 May Sat -- Kazakhstan

29 May Sun -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

Week 11.

30 May Mon -- day off

31 May Tu -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

01 June Wed -- Kyrgyzstan

02 June Thu -- Tajikistan

03 June Fri -- Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

04 June Sat -- Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 

05 June Sun -- Uzbekistan

Week 12.

06 June Mon -- day off

07 June Tu -- Turkmenistan

08 June Wed -- Turkmenistan, Iran, Caucasus

09 June Thu -- Iran, Caucasus

10 June Fri -- Iran, Caucasus

11 June Sat -- Iran, Caucasus

12 June Sun -- Iran, Caucasus

Week 13.

13 June Mon -- day off

14 June Tue -- Armenia

15 June Wed -- Georgia

16 June Thu -- Georgia

17 June Fri -- Turkey

18 June Sat -- Turkey

19 June Sun -- Turkey

Week 14.

20 June Mon -- day off
21 June Tue -- Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
22 June Wed -- Greece, Bulgaria
23 June Thu – Greece, North Macedonia
24 June Frid -- Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia Herzegovina
25 June Sat -- Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia Herzegovina
26 June Sun -- Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia

Week 15.

27 June Mon -- day off
28 June Tue -- Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary,
                            North Italy, Switzerland, Austria

29 June Wed -- Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia

30 June Thu -- Czechia, Germany, Luxembourg

01 July Fri -- Germany, BeNeLux
02 July Sat -- Conincx Pop Festival, Elsloo (NL)
03 July Sun -- BeNeLux, France, Germany



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Газель Смерти - Gazelle of Death
Trans-Aeolian Transmission

Putan Club
Le Grand Orchestre du Désastre
François R. Cambuzat