From April 1 to July 5, 2022
A 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.
« 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
- 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)...
FRAN DE LA FRONTERA
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).
Grand ensemble of com-povised musics.
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 ...)
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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