For Piloot, the sky is the limit!
Like all Alliances Françaises in India and Nepal, the Alliance Française de Delhi takes great pride in promoting intercultural interaction between the subcontinent and France. Towards this end, AF Delhi will be organizing a 5-city tour of the experimental jazz group P I L O O T from April 30, 2016 to May 13, 2016. The trio will perform at Delhi, Bangalore, Madras, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh.
P I L O O T consists of Florian Guibert (flautist), Cyrille de Haes (double bassist) and Jean-Philippe De Gheest (drummer) and draws heavily from jazz, rock, world and electronic music for their performances. They describe their style as being influenced by the visual arts and their music as an attempt to sculpt sound. The musicians happily interchange their roles – the flute becomes percussive, the double bass harmonious and the drums melodious. A captivating music emerges, propelling the listener and the musicians to new auditory landscapes as evidenced from their facebook page.
A video by Laurent Danloy of P I L O O T‘s music can be found here:
P I L O O T MEETS INDIA is a project of artistic exchange wherein practitioners of various disciplines, including the classical dance Bharatanatyam, puppetry, painting etc., are invited to collaborate with the band. While passing through a city, the three musicians invite a specific local artist to come and develop a unique «trans-cultural» performance. Deploying the novelty and immediacy of new meetings, the performances will be built around spontaneous composition and improvisation.
In Delhi, the project will be named P I L O O T meets Trippy Sama. P I L O O T will open the concert with a 30-40 minute experimental jazz introduction followed by a 40 min musical fusion. In Bangalore and Madras, they will be collaborating with Oceantide and the Mandolin Sisters respectively. Each performance is as intense as it is transient. P I L O O T MEETS INDIA aims to reveal the magic of the unexpected and to promote dialogue and exchange between Indian and European cultures.
Rédaction AF Magazine Inde-Népal