Ensemble Minisym & Dominique Ponty

NEWS


BIO

Minisym is an instrumental ensemble formed in Spring 2013 by Moondog specialist Amaury Cornut. After many concerts and the release of a first album (New Sound’, Les Disques Bongo Joe, December 2017), the musicians of the Ensemble Minisym have the pleasure of welcoming in their ranks the pianist Dominique Ponty who accompanied Moondog during his final concerts. Using an unusual instrumentation of piano, violin cello, Indian harmonium and percussion, the six musicians continue to render the unique musical panorama of this American composer. From his earliest melodies to his final compositions, from the United States to Europe, the ensemble describes in musical terms the singular trajectory of a blind composer who wandered the streets of New York City dressed as a Viking, and who counted among his most fervent admirers Igor StravinskyCharlie ParkerPhilip Glass and Elvis Costello. Skilled in treading unbeaten paths and benefitting from the tireless research and collecting of its founder, the ensemble interprets unpublished pieces that had never been recorded, or even played. At first anchored in a past devoid of nostalgia, then driven by an almost mystical sense of modernity, it is a music that puts contemporary urgency in the service of forgotten traditions, allowing the Ensemble Minisym to thread its way through the spaces Moondog left still open.

LINE-UP
Dominique Ponty : piano
Hélène Checco : violin
Benjamin Jarry : cello
Charles-Henry Beneteau : electric guitar
Stéphane Garin :  trimba, percussion
Lucas Pizzini : sound engineer, artistic consultant

With the support of the Conseil général de Loire-Atlantique, of the Conseil régional des Pays de la Loire et de la Soufflerie, and of the Scène conventionnée de Rezé

 


LINKS


PRESS


CONTACT

Booking France : amaury.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com
Promo : promo.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • New Sound

    Les disques Bongo Joe2017
    LP / CD / digital

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 28/09/2019FranceClisson (44)Espace Saint-Jacquesinfos event
  • 10/07/2019FranceLyonFestival les Nuits de Fourvière, Salle Molièreinfos event
  • 27/04/2019FranceChâteaubriantThéâtre de Verreinfos
  • 26/04/2019FranceLavalLe 6 par 4infos event
  • 30/03/2019FranceToulouseThéâtre Garonne (COMPLET !)Amaury Cornut & Melaine Dalibertinfos
  • 29/03/2019FranceCieutat (65)Chapelle de Roumé Conférence 'Moondog à travers le XXè siècle'
  • 22/01/2019FranceAngersMusée Jean Lurçat event
  • 07/08/2018FranceNantesFestival Aux Heures d'été (douves du Château des ducs de Bretagne)infos event
  • 02/08/2018SuisseGenève​Les Bains des Pâquis – Festival les Aubes Musicalesinfos
  • 15/04/2018FranceRennesÉglise Saint-EtienneFlorence Rousseauinfos event
  • 01/03/2018FrancePoitiersAuditorium Saint-Germaininfos event
  • 02/02/2018FranceParisFestival Paris Face Cachée - Lieu Secretinfos
  • 18/11/2017FranceAgenÉglise du MartrouConférence 'Moondog à travers le 20è siècle'infos
  • 17/11/2017FranceSaintesAbbayes aux DamesConférence 'Moondog à travers le 20è siècle'infos event
  • 16/11/2017FranceNantesCouvent des Franciscainsinfos event
  • 14/04/2017FranceDijonCentre d'art Le Consortium, Saison Ici l'Ondeinfos
  • 13/04/2017FranceHyèresFestival Faveur de Printemps - Église Anglicaneinfos event
  • 22/11/2016FranceSaint-HerblainMaison des Artsinfos
  • 15/10/2016FranceBrest Auditorium du Concervatoireinfos
  • 11/06/2016FranceLyonLes Nuits de Fourvière, Grand ThéâtreStephan Eicher, Katia Labèque, Marie-Agnès Gillot et L'orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyoninfos
  • 21/05/2016FranceMetzLes TrinitairesConférence 'Moondog à travers le XXe siècle' par Amaury Cornutinfos
  • 06/04/2016FrancePauLa CentrifugeuseConférence 'Moondog à travers le XXe siècle' par Amaury Cornutinfos
  • 19/03/2016FranceNiortFestival Nouvelles Scènes, Médiathèque Pierre-Moinotinfos
  • 23/01/2016FranceGuérande (44)Centre Culturel Athanorinfos
  • 11/09/2015FranceRivières (81)Festival Baignade Interdite, Piscine d'AiguelèzeNoël Akchoté, Toad, Lucio Capeceinfos event

events

NEWS

BIO

Minisym is an instrumental ensemble formed in Spring 2013 by Moondog specialist Amaury Cornut. After many concerts and the release of a first album (New Sound’, Les Disques Bongo Joe, December 2017), the musicians of the Ensemble Minisym have the pleasure of welcoming in their ranks the pianist Dominique Ponty who accompanied Moondog during his final concerts. Using an unusual instrumentation of piano, violin cello, Indian harmonium and percussion, the six musicians continue to render the unique musical panorama of this American composer. From his earliest melodies to his final compositions, from the United States to Europe, the ensemble describes in musical terms the singular trajectory of a blind composer who wandered the streets of New York City dressed as a Viking, and who counted among his most fervent admirers Igor StravinskyCharlie ParkerPhilip Glass and Elvis Costello. Skilled in treading unbeaten paths and benefitting from the tireless research and collecting of its founder, the ensemble interprets unpublished pieces that had never been recorded, or even played. At first anchored in a past devoid of nostalgia, then driven by an almost mystical sense of modernity, it is a music that puts contemporary urgency in the service of forgotten traditions, allowing the Ensemble Minisym to thread its way through the spaces Moondog left still open.

LINE-UP
Dominique Ponty : piano
Hélène Checco : violin
Benjamin Jarry : cello
Charles-Henry Beneteau : electric guitar
Stéphane Garin :  trimba, percussion
Lucas Pizzini : sound engineer, artistic consultant

With the support of the Conseil général de Loire-Atlantique, of the Conseil régional des Pays de la Loire et de la Soufflerie, and of the Scène conventionnée de Rezé

 

LINKS

PRESS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • New Sound

    Les disques Bongo Joe2017
    LP / CD / digital

CONTACT

Booking France : amaury.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com
Promo : promo.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com