For this solo piano program, Jean-Marie Machado gives a double tribute to his blood sisters, Amalia Rodriguez and Billie Holyday. Fado and blues tones melt up with jazz. Jean-Marie Machado also gives another interpretation of the most beautiful pieces of his own repertory, and arranges in situ variations on major classical jazz themes. A special moment into the special piano player’s atmosphere.
Piano Immersons is a piano solo by Jean-Marie Machado accompanied by the sound designer Alain Français. The game is staged in space and feeds on proposals related to new technologies from various sound processing software.
After an old complicity, the composer-improviser and the sound engineer, approach with envy this new exchange. The prepared piano and the addition of various sound elements placed on and around the piano are fundamental elements of the interpreter’s playing system. The spoken and sung voice of Jean-Marie Machado is integrated into the piano and the electro-acoustic effects proposed by Alain Français.
The stage is organized as a large musical instrument delivering in a surprising way the pianist’s sound which travels from a minimal space to a complete immersion in a playful and sharing spirit.