This unclassifiable show invites the fans of jazz and literature, those who have a passion for improvisation and those who go crazy for vocal art ... to cross, to meet, to be… curious!
The touch of madness of Jean-Christophe Cholet was without any doubt needed to embark in such an adventure. This work was constructed from extracts of « Poèmes à la Nuit » by Rainer Maria Rilke and of
«Hymnes à la Nuit», major text of the German Romanticism and ultimate masterpiece by Novalis. This musical show contains, around the poetic singing represented by the masterly singer and actress Elise Caron, cultural and musical worlds as distant as those of a modern jazz trio and of a classical vocal ensemble of high flight. The voices of Novalis and Rilke will never have resounded in such a lively and contemporary manner!
The composer knew how to find a balance and to create osmosis between the Cholet-Känzig-Papaux Trio, the chorus Arsys Bourgogne and the singer and improviser Elise Caron. A unique and rich experience for the musicians and singers who approached this new repertoire with great enthusiasm.
“That does not sound like anything known and that is so much better” comments Criss Cross Jazz after the concert of opening of the Festival D’ Jazz in Nevers.