|Sylvain Rifflet||tenor sax, electronics|
|Clément Himbert||tenor sax, electronics|
Born in 1981 near Paris, Clément HIMBERT studies saxophone with professors Georges Porte and Vincent David, before he enters Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in Claude Delangle studio.
He gets saxophone degree (DFS) as well as chamber music (master) and teaching (master and CA), and he is now a doctoral student (CNSMDP / Paris - Sorbonne University).
International awards winner, he gets first prize at the Pacem in Terris Bayreuth competition and he is member of Inédits saxophone quartet and Futurum trio.
His interest for contemporary creation leads him to collaboration with artists from various fields and regular workshop with composers; and his research is about the creative role of the contemporary performer.
The album Chemin des Dames, with singer Ute Gfrerer will be released at the end of 2011, with the sponsor Ménénat Musical Société Général support; and he is dedicatee of a Gérard Pesson new saxophone piece for 2012.
Since 2010, Clément Himbert teaches saxophone in Saint-Étienne Conservatory (CRR).
He is a Rico and Selmer artist, and is supported by Specs 'n' arts concerts agency.
Double - Sylvain Rifflet
Double: 2 tenor saxopnones, 2 traditions, 2 sides? The 2 instruments call each other through the sound space. From shadow to dialogue, from harmony to fight, the saxophone questions its duality. Two sides of one sound are mixed or opposed in a music composed for this purpose. A classical and a jazz saxophone player present a new repertoire, built on the multiple natures of their instrument. Their music explores various languages, from canonic and repetitive idioms to an intimate exploration of the saxophone sound abilities. Simple sound and electronic devices allow them to invite the audience inside their exploration.