ASYLON terra (land of asylum) is an emotional manifesto. Electricity passes through the wood of Pierre Lordet’s bass clarinet, it allows distorted cries and long hypnotic loops; it also lets the ebony murmur her torn melodies. The effects (distortion, delay, looper, octave, pitch …) allow a new approach to the instrument, within the sounds and textures, sometimes closer to the organ or even the electric guitar.
The language of Asylon is between pop, progressive jazz, repetitive music and electronic music.
The poly-rhythmic mastery of Clément Black on drums, rich in the teaching of Ali Alaoui invites to trance. The saturated game and the search for sounds at the electric bass, developed in “Chromb!” By Lucas Hercberg (Laureate “Jazz Migration 2015”) opens the doors of rock. Finally, the delicacy of Anne Quillier’s playing (Laureate “Jazz à la defense” 2013) on the Fender Rhodes, composer of the “Anne Quillier sextet”, reveals a textured jazz and a search for subtle textures with the Moog.
PRESS QUOTE “The real surprise of the evening […]remains the quartet “Asylon Terra”. This combo, anchored in a universe and electro sonorities on the compositions of its clarinettist and leader Pierre Lordet, recalls a certain electro-acoustic sound atmosphere in the manner of a John Surman or a Jasper Van Hoff or even sometimes noisy under the impulsion of the guitarist Lucas Hercberg in the way of Pat Metheny back in the days.. Inventive music full of references and innovative, sometimes extreme in an almost permanent search for the limits of collective and individual sound: Pierre Lordet composer and clarinettist, Anne Quillier electric pianos and synthesizer, Lucas Hercberg guitar, Clément Black drums, four well-born souls for whom talent obviously did not wait for the number of years to pass by. To follow very, very closely !!” Jazz Rhône-Alpes, part 1 of Eric Truffaz (The Source – Fontaine, France), January 2016
Compositions, clarinet, bass clarinet and effects
Pierre Lordet is a clarinetist, composer and arranger. He created several musical projects including the NoMad collective, for which he has written a
significant part of its repertoire. With NoMad, Pierre Lordet has recorded 4 albums and performed in hundreds of concerts since 2003. (NoMad will release its fifth album in March 2018/Une autre
distribution). Furthermore, Pierre has composed and recorded different soundtracks for theatrical shows and documentaries (L’Enfant Lune, Au Fil Des Jours, Casa de Clovni…).In 2016, he created an opera for a children’s choir, AFORTUNADA, for which he has composed the whole partition. In parallel, he shared the writing of young DOUAR Trio’s repertoire. He founded ASYLON TERRA in 2015, a quartet for which he has composed the first album, Blind Man Running, released in 2017. Pierre is currently composing a solo piece for the play Contre Mémoire, by the company Haut Les Mains. He has participated in many creations as a clarinetist, such as Compagnie Haut-les-mains / “Contre-Mémoire”, Compagnie du Briquet / « Nour », Arash Sarkechik / « La Conférence Des Oiseaux », Fleur Lemercier / « Trois Petits Vieux », Compagnie Songes, Cirques Galapiat. And as a composer and arranger in projects shared with Xavier Machault (Afortunada), Pierre Dodet (new NoMad project), CRR de Chambéry, Yoanna, Marre Mots, Léonid, Maczde Carpatt, Djemid… After studying classical music and jazz (alongside Pierre Drevet, Pierre Dubier, François Luzignant…), he continues to explore different styles with his instrument, from soft wooded sound to electric rock. He is a member of ASYLON TERRA, DOUAR TRIO, NO MAD, CONTRE-MEMOIRE et AFORTUNADA, and is affiliated with artist’s collectives LA CURIEUSE and KING TAO. He also played alongside Guillaume Perret, Anne Quillier, Abeer Nehme (Lebanon), François Castiello, and many other great musicians.
Fender Rhodes – Moog
Pianist and composer, she trained as jazz pianist at the Conservatoire de Chambéry (notably with Pierre Drevet and Laurent Blummental) and had the opportunity to work with musicians such as Denis Leloup, Stephane Guillaume, Denis Colin, François Jeanneau, Guillaume Orti, Jean-Charles Richard … Notable for her qualities as composer, arranger and musician, in 2013 she won the 36th National Jazz Competition in La Défense with her band, the Anne Quillier 6tet. Following this concert, the producer of France Musique, Xavier Prévost invites the group to play at the Radio France Festival in Montpellier Languedoc – Roussillon on 23 July 2014 for a concert broadcast on France Musique. The band is selected in the same year for the Jazz (s) RA selection. Anne Quillier plays, composes and arranges currently in the trio Blast, the Horckmans / Quillier Duo and the Anne Quillier 6tet. She performs in the Grand Escalier orchestra conducted by Jean-Charles Richard and accompanied by Jazz (s) RA, as well as in La Substance directed by Léo Jeannet, the Agg trio, and regularly in solo. With the duo Watchdog, she became Laureate Jazz Migration 2016. She is also regularly found in various formations in the Rhône Alpes region.
After playing in various “contemporary music” bands of the Rhône Alpes region, Lucas Hercberg joined the jazz curriculum (on electric bass and double bass) and classical (double bass) at ENM de Villeurbanne. In parallel and selftaught, he discovered various electronic hacks and the MAO. He works with several theater companies for whom he composes, plays and / or conducts sound. Lucas Hercberg currently plays in various and varied formations: CHROMB! (Jazz Migrations 2015), The Very Big Experimental Toubifri Orchestra, Dibouk (klezmer), 1000 francs in the throat (impro noise), The Accord Sensible (contemporary theater)…
He started drums at the age of 7, joined the Department of Oriental percussion at the ENM in Villeurbanne with Alain Chaléard, then went on to teach percussion with Master Ali Alaoui (Cheb Khaled, National Orchestra of Morocco, Bijan Chemirani, etc. …) in Toulouse. He also studied drums at the Dante Agostini school with Daniel Dumoulin. Since 2013, he regularly visits Fez in Morocco to deepen his knowledge about popular and traditional Moroccan music alongside Said Idrissi (conductor of Najat Ataabou). He currently plays in several bands: ArbaA (trance / groove music), King Tao Orchestra (Afrobeat), Art Gecko Beat (Afro-funk), Kalakuta Orchestra (Afrobeat) , Saturnes (songs in CFA Francs) and Ori Orati (jazzethnic).
Pierre Lordet • composition, clarinet bass
Anne Quillier • keyboards | selected Jazz à la Défense 2013, Jazz Migration 2016 with Watchdog
Lucas Hercberg • bass | selected Jazz Migration avec Chromb!
Clément Black • drums
Blind Man Running • 2017
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