Sophie Agnel

Sophie Agnel © Sebastien Bozon

If it’s in Paris that Sophie Agnel was born in 1964, it is towards other sounding islands in the heart of a reinvented temporality that she dwells today, at the stern of a grand piano, an instrument that she turns into a real living & vibrating organism.

Classically trained, escaped from jazz (drawn away by the too strict treatment of harmony), Sophie Agnel boards the piano from every sonic angle this musical vessel can offer : keys, strings & board are simultaneously apprehended, in a mixed procedure (as we say of painting techniques) that would be understated if it was reduced to the cagian definition of the prepared piano. Considering the instrument – that she extends with several accessories, paper cups, balls or strings – as a poetic supplier of anamorphic textures, the musician takes it to be an equal match to the wider diversity of musical systems, whatever the craft they where conceived in (from physiological to electro-acoustic) ...

We would then no longer be surprised to notice her understandings with the saxophone of Michel Doneda or Daunik Lazro, of the acoustified electric guitar of Olivier Benoit, of the voices of Catherine Jauniaux and Phil Minton, or the keyboard of Christine Wodraska...

The same seal of esthetic evidence marks all of her musical companionships, with this same taste, beyond the narrative, for the delicate sonic quests and blossoming of dimensions to which the auditor takes part through an active listening : in the heart of Jean Pallandre’s phonographic worlds, of Jerôme Noetinger & Lionel Marchetti’s small scale cinema, John Butcher crimpy tissues, by the lovely machines of Erik M or Ikue Mori, the harmonico-stratospheric rustling of Stéphane Rives...
The originality of the research conducted by Sophie Agnel today leads her to develop, in solo or with significantly chosen companions, a most refined and highly poetic approach to sound that makes each of her concerts a moving construction filled with chiseled musical gestures, a soft and sumptuous irradiation.

Guillaume Tarche

CANCELLED: Sophie Agnel & Andrea Neumann

10 Dec 2011 - 21:00
Sophie Agnel & Andrea Neumann © Sebastien Bozon

CANCELLED:

Sophie Agnel - piano
Andrea Neumann - inside piano, mixing desk

solo / solo / duo

piano sololala II

15 Sep 2012 - 20:00
Sophie Agnel © Sebastien Bozon
John Tilbury
John Tilbury: Cascando - radio play by Samuel Beckett
Dave Smith: I Fought a Monster Today (1984)
John Tilbury: Three late poems by Samuel Beckett
Tisha Mukarji
Solo Improvisation
Morton Feldman
Sophie Agnel
Solo Improvisation
Frederic Mompou: Musica Callada, Premier Cahier V VI VII (1959-1967)

Eintritt: 8,00 €
Einlass (Doors): 20:00, Beginn 20:30
Nacheinlass nur in den Pausen

 

Andrea Neumann + Sophie Agnel // R.A.N

28 Mar 2017 - 20:00

Andrea Neumann + Sophie Agnel - duo -
Andrea Neumann - inside piano, mixing board
Sophie Agnel - piano

R.A.N aka Roads at Night - solo -
the dark ambient, electronic music project of Hüma Utku

Doors 20:00, start 20:30