The Very Big Experimental
As a family 2019-20
- Amphi de l’Opéra
- 1 hour
Thunderous, spectacular, moving, the Very Big Experimental Orchestra are back, with a hair-raising concert. This concentrate of high-vitamin sounds will make your ears dance.
Once upon a time there were eighteen highly gifted musicians who loved creating together unclassifiable shows… Coming from the jazz scene, these improvisation pros mingle instrumental music, bodily or vocal percussions, texts, poetry and a good dose of craziness. The result brings a smile to the lips and restlessness to the feet.
Founded in 2006, under the direction of Grégoire Gensse, the Very Big (or Toubifri!) is a large-scale band, whose main ambition is to push music to its extremes. To do so, nothing works better than experimentation. Armed with plenty of daring and talent, the eighteen musicians explode all the artistic frontiers. They fuse genres, and take their inspiration from all and any register, so turning music into a vast playground. Colourful, utterly joyous, and always full of emotions, their concerts are redolent of the freedom of invention. Coming from varied horizons, the members of this vibrant collective cultivate their differences like treasures. While contemporary jazz and improvised music are their favourite foods, they garnish the whole with indie rock, heavy metal and even Balinese gamelans. A true musical feast.
Flute, alto flute, piccolo
Alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Yannick Pirri, Emmanuelle Legros, Félicien Bouchot
Drums and other electronic sound objects