Les Chemins de Traverse
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Les Chemins de Traverse

Les Chemins de Traverse ont pour mission le partage de projets artistiques novateurs toujours en lien étroit avec le public : par des concerts ou spectacles hors des sentiers battus, par la transmission du savoir lors de stages, par la recherche fondamentale et des publications.

Leur atelier basé à Neuchâtel-Peseux (NE/CH) est un véritable laboratoire d'impertinence musicale et de la pensée de l'artisan musicien.

Ils tracent les Chemins de Traverse

Croisements

Évènements publics
Pédagogie
Recherche
Publications
lundi
04 mars 2024
20:00
Coulisse

Les coulisses des Chemins de Traverse #37

Atelier des Carrels

Peseux Neuchâtel (NE/CH)
lundi
01 avril 2024
20:00
Coulisse

Les coulisses des Chemins de Traverse #38

Atelier des Carrels

Peseux Neuchâtel (NE/CH)
mercredi
24 avril 2024
Présentation scientifique

Conférence PyCon DE & PyData Berlin 2024

Berlin Congress Center (BCC)

Berlin (D)
lundi
06 mai 2024
20:00
Coulisse

Les coulisses des Chemins de Traverse #39

Atelier des Carrels

Peseux Neuchâtel (NE/CH)
lundi
03 juin 2024
20:00
Coulisse

Les coulisses des Chemins de Traverse #40

Atelier des Carrels

Peseux Neuchâtel (NE/CH)
dimanche
23 juin 2024
Fête de l'atelier

Fête de l'atelier 2024

Atelier des Carrels

Neuchâtel Peseux (NE/CH)

Directions

Chemin de création

lundi
05 février 2024
20:00
Coulisse

Les coulisses des Chemins de Traverse #36

Atelier des Carrels

Peseux Neuchâtel (NE/CH)
07 décembre 2023

Harpejji solo 17 - Conclusion

(This news is part of the Harpejji solo project)

I'm reaching the end of this Harpejji solo project. Of course, this does not mean (at all!) that I'm going to give up practicing and playing solo harpejji, but the part of my research that is supported by a grant of the Ville de Neuchâtel is getting to an end.

So what are the takeaways of these few months with a focus on playing the harpejji solo?

I discovered a number of sheet music that are nice to sightread on this instrument. I practiced some pieces, from both classical and jazz repertoire. I also acquired vocabulary for improvising on the harpejji.

But mostly, I think I clarified where I want to go from now. Basically, the idea will be: develop more and more vocabulary and grammar to be able to play in a jazzy style. Do the same with classical music from the common practice period. But these will be only tools. The next and most important step will be to mix all this in a more personal style (that might admittedly be difficult to classify), in the spirit of what I'm already doing with my flutes (see for instance the Dragonfly project or my passamezzo video).

This will definitely be a journey of several years, but I'm expecting to find the way in itself interesting enough that it doesn't seem long. I will probably encounter difficulties and experience some discouragement from time to time, but having a map that shows the general direction in which I should be moving will certainly help.

So... stay tuned, and hopefully I will be able to produce harpejji music...

05 décembre 2023

Harpejji solo 16 - Discussion on classical improvisation

(This news is part of the Harpejji solo project)

Yet another Coulisse yesterday, where I presented my recent research on adapting diverse resources about keyboard classical improvisation to the harpejji.

This sparked many questions in the audience, some of them expected and others much less so. Among others, I was surprised that some people were afraid my approach was getting too specific and that my audience might get lost in the process.

That made me realize that although the broad picture of what I was aiming was getting more and more clear to me, I didn't make it clear enough to others. That will be the subject of another post.

lundi
04 décembre 2023
20:00
Coulisse

Les coulisses des Chemins de Traverse #35

Atelier des Carrels

Peseux Neuchâtel (NE/CH)
30 novembre 2023

Harpejji solo 15 - Another improvisation book

Mortensen's book

(This news is part of the Harpejji solo project)

A few weeks ago I wrote about Gaydon's book on classical improvisation. I got aware that there's another very detailed book on the subject: Mortensen's The Pianist’s Guide to Historic Improvisation.

The approach seem quite different and somewhat complementary from Gaydon's book. I guess I will make my personal mix of both approaches and see how it tastes...

09 novembre 2023

Harpejji solo 14 - Experimenting with the rule of the octave

(This news is part of the Harpejji solo project)

Quick improvisation following the rule of the octave as described in Gaydon's book.

lundi
06 novembre 2023
20:00
Coulisse

Les coulisses des Chemins de Traverse #34

Atelier des Carrels

Peseux Neuchâtel (NE/CH)
lundi
23 octobre 2023
18:30
Lecture en musique

Dire la respiration

Atelier des Carrels

Peseux Neuchâtel (NE/CH)
16 octobre 2023

Harpejji solo 13 - Olhos de Gato on the harpejji

(This news is part of the Harpejji solo project)

A nice standard written by Carla Bley...

samedi
07 octobre 2023
14:00
Concert

Nouveaux rivages

Théâtre de Grand-Champ

Gland (VD/CH)