Gaspar Claus (solo)

NEWS


BIO

Gaspar Claus is a tireless explorer who ceaselessly re-configures the world map of music. A cross-country cellist who might be described as the heretic heir of the exemplary Tom Cora, with whom he shares the blend of popular and erudite styles and a taste for melody and racket alike, along with an all-encompassing appetite, he allows his unkempt technique to serve the pure joy of being alive, ever open to surprises, with a humanist drive which contaminates his countless collaborations (from Jim O’Rourke to Sufjan Stevens and Rone to Angélique Ionatos). Improvised music (alongside Keiji Haino or Serge Teyssot-Gay), contemporary music (with Bryce Dessner), flamenco (Pedro Soler and Ines Bacan) or pop (Barbara Carlotti, Peter Von Poehl), everything that comes into his hands transforms into an exercise in the intensification of one’s tastes and the bursting of boundaries.

An unhindered musician whose moving aesthetic shares the ethics of buccaneering, of contraband and sharing, Gaspar Claus is also the instigator of the « Permanent Festival“. This great invisible and scattered brotherhood offers, beyond any cliquish spirit, to propagate a conception of emancipated creation throughout the world, the idea of a gratuitous and spontaneous action whose gesture is invented as it is discovered. A brotherhood without dogma nor hierarchy, undefinable, uncontainable, uncapturable. Gaspar Claus belongs to those musicians for whom music is above all the manifestation of one’s presence to the world, and an uninterrupted celebration of obsolete and yet oh how subversive values such as friendship, the re-invention of togetherness, or the violence of pleasure. Values which he exalts with the violinists Carla Pallone and Christelle Lassort with whom he established Vacarme, a trio equally committed to play feverishly along with artists such as Rover or Stranded Horse as it is to perform untamed renditions of contemporary composers.

LINE-UP
Gaspar Claus : cello, concert in the dark


LINKS


PRESS


CONTACT

Booking : amaury.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • SERRANA

    Les disques du festival permanent2017
    CD / Digitial
  • MAKALA

    Les disques du festival permanent2017
    Digital
  • Jo Ha Kyù Firsts contacts

    Les disques du festival permanent2016
    CD / Digital
  • CLAUS & CLAUSEN

    Les disques du festival permanent2016
    LP / Digital
  • One Night Stand #1

    Les disques du festival permanent2016
    Digital
  • Jo Estava Que M’Abrasava

    Les disques du festival permanent2016
    CD / LP / Digital
  • Jo Ha Kyù

    Les disques du festival permanent2013
    LP / CD / digital

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 24/10/2020FranceLa Baule (44)Festival Ecrivains en bord de mer, Chapelle Sainte-Anne - accompagnement lecture Yoann Barbereauinfos event
  • 25/09/2020FranceVanves (92)Théâtre de Vanves, 'Violoncelles' [création] (première) : Gaspar Claus, Didier Petit, Jérémie Arrache, Karsten Hochapfel, Julie Läderach, Lola Malique.Monolithe Noirinfos event
  • 12/08/2020FranceBelfort (90)Les Mercredis du Château, La Citadelle de Belfortinfos event
  • 14/05/2019FranceVanves (92)Switch Festival #3 - Théâtre de Vanves& Clausen, Borja Flames, Romain Berthaud, Ambeyanceinfos event
  • 17/01/2019FranceRennesFestival autres mesures au Musée des beaux-arts de RennesL'Ocelle Mare, Gaspar Claus (solo)infos event
  • 12/01/2019FranceParisTrabendoJuliana Huxtable, Charm, Rui Ho, Odete, Yha Yha event
  • 15/12/2018FranceParis'One Night Stand#2' à la Philharmonie - CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUEAmbeyance, Bachar Mar-Khalife, Borja Flames, Camille Hardouin, David Chalmin, Joakim, Juliette Gelli, Katerina Fotinaki, Laure Brisa, Ojard, Peter von Poehl, Sébastien Forresterinfos event
  • 05/12/2018FranceParisLe ZorbaLinde, Dúplum dúó event
  • 07/07/2018FranceRennesTombées de la Nuitinfos event
  • 05/05/2018FranceLes LilasLe TritonVincent Segal
  • 15/02/2018FrancePalaiseau MJC Théâtre des Trois Valléesinfos event
  • 28/09/2017FranceTullePop Corn Festival, Théâtre des Sept CollinesL'Ocelle Mare, Will Guthrie, Gaspar Claus (solo)infos
  • 16/09/2017FranceNantesMusée d'arts de Nantes, les journées du PatrimoineAlexis Degrenier, L'Ocelle Mare, Gaspar Claus (solo)infos event
  • 09/08/2017FranceMens (38)Festival Mens Alors, Le Templeinfos event
  • 30/06/2017FranceToulouseFestival les Siestes Electroniquesinfos
  • 18/05/2017FranceParisL'espace en coursPowerdove event
  • 09/03/2017FrancePoitiersJazz à Poitiers, Carré BleuWill Guthrie, l'ocelle mareinfos event
  • 10/11/2016FranceVanvesThéâtrePaul Colomb, Oliver Coatesinfos event
  • 23/10/2016FranceParisLe CentquatreL'ocelle Mareinfos event
  • 07/08/2016FranceSérignan (34)Musée régional d'art contemporaininfos
  • 15/07/2016FranceLuz-Saint-Sauveur (65)Festival Jazz à Luz
  • 20/05/2016FrancePloéven (29)Festival Sonore, Eglise Saint MéenL'ocelle mare, Will Guthrieinfos
  • 21/11/2015FranceParisCentre FGO-BarbaraMotus, Cabaret Contemporaininfos event
  • 19/11/2015FranceBrestFestival Invisible, Penn Ar Jazzinfos
  • 15/10/2015FranceBrestAtlantique Jazz Festival, Le Mac OrlanSurvival Unit IIIinfos

NEWS

BIO

Gaspar Claus is a tireless explorer who ceaselessly re-configures the world map of music. A cross-country cellist who might be described as the heretic heir of the exemplary Tom Cora, with whom he shares the blend of popular and erudite styles and a taste for melody and racket alike, along with an all-encompassing appetite, he allows his unkempt technique to serve the pure joy of being alive, ever open to surprises, with a humanist drive which contaminates his countless collaborations (from Jim O’Rourke to Sufjan Stevens and Rone to Angélique Ionatos). Improvised music (alongside Keiji Haino or Serge Teyssot-Gay), contemporary music (with Bryce Dessner), flamenco (Pedro Soler and Ines Bacan) or pop (Barbara Carlotti, Peter Von Poehl), everything that comes into his hands transforms into an exercise in the intensification of one’s tastes and the bursting of boundaries.

An unhindered musician whose moving aesthetic shares the ethics of buccaneering, of contraband and sharing, Gaspar Claus is also the instigator of the « Permanent Festival“. This great invisible and scattered brotherhood offers, beyond any cliquish spirit, to propagate a conception of emancipated creation throughout the world, the idea of a gratuitous and spontaneous action whose gesture is invented as it is discovered. A brotherhood without dogma nor hierarchy, undefinable, uncontainable, uncapturable. Gaspar Claus belongs to those musicians for whom music is above all the manifestation of one’s presence to the world, and an uninterrupted celebration of obsolete and yet oh how subversive values such as friendship, the re-invention of togetherness, or the violence of pleasure. Values which he exalts with the violinists Carla Pallone and Christelle Lassort with whom he established Vacarme, a trio equally committed to play feverishly along with artists such as Rover or Stranded Horse as it is to perform untamed renditions of contemporary composers.

LINE-UP
Gaspar Claus : cello, concert in the dark

LINKS

PRESS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • SERRANA

    Les disques du festival permanent2017
    CD / Digitial
  • MAKALA

    Les disques du festival permanent2017
    Digital
  • Jo Ha Kyù Firsts contacts

    Les disques du festival permanent2016
    CD / Digital
  • CLAUS & CLAUSEN

    Les disques du festival permanent2016
    LP / Digital
  • One Night Stand #1

    Les disques du festival permanent2016
    Digital
  • Jo Estava Que M’Abrasava

    Les disques du festival permanent2016
    CD / LP / Digital
  • Jo Ha Kyù

    Les disques du festival permanent2013
    LP / CD / digital

CONTACT

Booking : amaury.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com