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With Feuilles, composer and clarinetist Joris Rühl offers a sonic immersion in a mineral and ethereal landscape, refined but shimmering.
A fine connoisseur of the clarinet, which he explores through uncharted playing modes – and in particular through multiphonic sounds – Joris Rühl extends his sound experimentation to the accordion and the percussions, and combines timbres and textures with the meticulousness and the delight of a gastronome.
For Feuilles, he surrounds himself with clarinetist Xavier Charles, accordionist Jonas Kocher and percussionist Toma Gouband, three improvisers, each of them bringing their own strong and unique sound universe. Here they skillfully slip into the role of performer, happily colouring the written work.
The pebble, the foliage, the skin and the metal of the percussionist sculpt the mixed vibrations of the reeds of the three other musicians, over an acoustic excursion in four main stages and as many experiences for the ears.
In both form and spirit, Feuilles is an ode to slowness, to detail and to constant variation: a vegetal meditation.
Feuilles is available in both audio and video format, the recording having been captured on film.