Label Pince-Oreilles
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Collectif Pince-Oreilles

Blast X Benjamin Flao


A universe in spontaneous interaction between the image and the sound material, born from the meeting between the musicians of the Blast trio and the drawer Benjamin Flao.

Both theatrical and unpredictable, this concert is at the crossroads of different musical genres (jazz, rock, pop and electronic music) and directly inspired by the drawing of Benjamin Flao.

The stories are told by the music put in image for a universal and all accessible show.

"There is a form of music in the simple act of putting a black line in the middle of a blank page"
Benjamin Flao - ActuaBD  

"The young, mixed and enthusiastic public has been subjugated: a real sound and visual experience!"
Patrick Ducher - Ciné Artscène

New creation 2018 co-produced by Collectif Pince-Oreilles and Periscope - Lyon / France with the support of CNV and Drac Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - France
   Collectif Pince-Oreilles   Le Périscope CNV   DRAC

Benjamin Flao : drawing
Anne Quillier : Rhodes, Moog
Pierre Horckmans : clarinets, effects
Guillaume Bertrand : drums, sampler

+ Matthieu Ribun : sound engineering
+ Benjamin Thielland : lights

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Drifting classé dans 'Best Jazz on October' sur bandcamp !
Published 11/07/2018

Le nouvel album de Blast (Drifting) fait parti de la sélection des meilleurs disques d'octobre aux côtés notamment du dernier album de Ben Wendel et de celui d'Aaron Parks !
Il a également fait la Une de Fip et un passage dans Open Jazz/France Musique le jour de sa sortie:

Everything about this album is dramatic, and that’s the source of its fun. The Blast trio of keyboardist Anne Quillier, bass clarinetist Pierre Horckmans, and drummer Guillaume Bertrand go big with every melody, and the harmonic waves that follow in their wake are rich with electronic effects and rhythm. The heavy influence of rock music is a lit match to music that was already pretty damn combustible. That said, when the trio get contemplative on “CX Diesel,” the quieter tones radiate a heat that burns just as strong.

BLAST sort un disque et un clip !
Published 09/12/2018

BLAST sortira son 2ème album Drifting le 12 octobre prochain avec Benjamin FLAO au dessin!
Pour l'occasion, le groupe sort un clip réalisé par Bruno Belleudy.
et puis si tu avais raté le teaser de ce nouveau spectacle il est là:
Drifting est disponible ici et chez Inouïe Distribution
et en concert ici 8 octobre 2018 - Comédy Club 12 octobre 2018 - BLAST X FLAO le Périscope (69) (concert dessiné ) 8 novembre 2018 - Lieu secret (63) 9 novembre 2018 - Ojala Este Mi Bici
10 novembre 2018 - Amanita Muscuria (31)
11 novembre 2018 - Théâtre de France (42) 17 novembre 2018 - BLAST X FLAO le Galpon (71) (concert dessiné) 11 avril 2019 - BLAST X FLAO Legta de Quetigny (21) (concert dessiné)
  et aussi, on parle de nous dans Jazz Magazine: "Em­blé­ma­tique de cette nou­velle géné­ra­tion de mu­si­ciens de jazz qui tournent leurs oreilles, sans pré­fé­rence, du cô­té de la pop, du hip-hop et du rock...
On se­rait ten­té de dire au su­jet de “Drif­ting” qu’il évoque cer­taines de ces mu­siques psy­ché­dé­liques qui fa­vo­risent des dé­parts im­mo­biles. Quelque chose de l’ordre d’un voyage ima­gi­naire ain­si que Fred (le créa­teur de Phi­lé­mon) et Henri Mi­chaux (le poète de L’Es­pace du de­dans) ont su le pro­po­ser. Du reste, ce disque de jazz par­ti­cu­liè­re­ment open fait re­mon­ter à la mé­moire le sou­ve­nir de Gong (Ca­mem­bert Élec­trique) et de Hen­ry Cow, et ses har­diesses ne sont ja­mais éloi­gnées des li­ber­tés de Car­la Bley. L’oeuvre est ou­verte certes, mais sur­tout sen­sible et su­prê­me­ment ad­dic­tive."
Guy Darol - Jazz Magazine

BLAST nouvel album et concert dessiné!
Published 05/06/2018

BLAST sortira son 2ème album le 12 octobre prochain! 
Il est possible de le recevoir courant mai en le commandant ici:
en mai le groupe sera en résidence au Périscope avec le dessinateur  Benjamin Flao  et en concert
à partir d'octobre!
12/10/18 - le Périscope (69)
18/10/18 - Legta de Quetigny (21)
9/11/18 - en cours
10/11/18 - Amanita Muscaria (31)
11/11/18 - en cours
17/11/18 - le Galpon (71)


Citizen jazz - le Périscope le 12 octobre 2018
Published November 12th 2018

"The Blast trio invited the Lyon public for a colorful evening.
For the release of his second album Drifting, the Blast trio invited the public of Lyon to Periscope for a colorful evening. In addition to the discovery of this new repertoire, it was the opportunity to unveil the new scenic creation of the trio, which in this case was a quartet.
Between drawing and Blast, it's a long story that has its foundation from the beginning of the group, since it takes its name from the famous comic Manu Larcenet. It's no wonder, then, that in 2017, as part of the Lyon BD Festival, Periscope invites the group and the drawer Benjamin Flao to collaborate for an improvised sketched concert. Alchemy is such that the idea of ​​setting up a project together germinates very quickly. Taken by the Pince-Oreilles collective in coproduction with the Periscope, this creation could not find better case than the release party of Drifting, of which Benjamin Flao signs the cover.
Everything converges on the screen where the drawing is played: the audience, but also the musicians who seem to be imbued with the designer's features and are both actors and spectators. The curves are musical, the music is imaged and Benjamin Flao improvisator, colorist of Blast, from moving vignettes, tells stories that the sounds of the trio influence.
Musically, the new repertoire marks a real rise in the group. The identity of Blast is there, it has matured. Successful and consistent, the subject is clearer and more direct than ever. The sound twists are resolved in melodic and harmonious layers. The musicians enjoy and play with a disconcerting simplicity a music yet never simplistic. On the technical side, do not forget Matthieu Ribun at the controls: he treats the sound of the band in a powerful, full-bodied way, and gives the compositions a hue that stands out from the work of Adrian 'Bourget on Drifting. Two different but complementary approaches.
Many people were won over by the strength and beauty of this concert to watch. Skilfully brought to light by Benjamin Thielland, music nourishes the images that nourish music and this perpetual movement creates a soundboard of sound bubbles, the time of an evening story; of those who print and stay."

Raphaël Benoit


CINE ARTSCENE - le Périscope le 12 octobre 2018
Published October 17th 2018

The periscope (rue Delandine - Lyon 2) was full as an egg, October 12, 2018 to welcome the trio Blast came to present his second album entitled Drifting.
The young, mixed and enthusiastic audience was captivated by the hypnotic sounds developed by Anne Quillier's keyboards, Pierre Horckmans' clarinets accompanied by Guillaume Bertrand's drums. This concert was in fact a real audio and visual experience as the illustrator Benjamin Flao captivated the audience with drawings made with markers and brushes and projected live on a screen behind the group.
The illustrations of Benjamin Flao have taken listeners-listeners on a long journey. These have been transported to sometimes disturbing territories, such as a molten volcano, a boat that is thought to be enshrined in an arid Aral Sea, but which transforms itself under the furious brushstrokes of the artist into raging waves. Phantasmagorical characters appear and disappear: silhouettes in movement, animals of desert lands, old indians with cracked skin ...
Who is doing the concert? The drawing that creates an atmosphere or music that furiously punctures some brushstrokes? The trio is often turned in front of the screen and discovers the forms as and when. The album sounds completely different in live. Where some pieces of the CD were rather hilarious, even throbbing, the live takes a whole other dimension. We ourselves become "drifters", we feel an urgency to move to mark the sustained rhythm of the musical magma that unfolds before us, as an orderly process.

Patrick Ducher

Prochains concerts

Wednesday, May 29th 2019 at 8:30pm
Lieu : Jazz à Barraux
Ville : Barraux
Participation : 10 et 8 €

Fort Barraux
38530 Barraux
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Friday, October 4th 2019 at 8:30pm
Lieu : l' Arrosoir
Ville : Chalon sur Saône
Participation : n.c.

11 Impasse de l'Ancienne Prison
71100 Chalon sur Saône
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Thursday, Decembre 5th 2019 at 8:30pm
Lieu : la Cave a Musique
Ville : Macon Cedex
Participation : n.c.

119 rue Boullay BP 7
71001 Macon Cedex
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C'est du passé

Legta de Quetigny

Lycée de Challuy

Lycée de Charolles

Lycée Dannemarie

Lycée Montmorot
Lons le Saunier

le Galpon

le Périscope

le Périscope


Création live 2018