Hymne à la nuit

Elise Caron, lead vocal

Jean-Christophe Cholet, piano, compositions & direction

Heiri Känzig, double bass

Marcel Papaux, drums

Choeur Arsys Bourgogne

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 "Gedichte an die Nacht" by Rainer Maria Rilke and of "Hymnen an die Nacht" 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, Choeur 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.

"Un alliage sonore hors normes, où chacun trouve non seulement sa place mais sa nécessité." Le journal de l'ENA, 2010

"On est avant tout impressionné par l’alchimie complexe, rigoureuse et constamment équilibrée, entre ces entités a priori très éloignées." Franpi Barriaux, Citizen Jazz, juin 2011

"Cet album est comme une toile d’art contemporain, rempli d’un jazz traversé d’autres inspirations, de symphonie, de littérature. C’est voluptueux à écouter, en suivant la très belle voix d’Elise Caron. Remarquable." La Savoie, 2011

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