‘ two instruments in symbiosis ’
— À vos marques… Tapages ! —
‘ one masterful accomplishment ’
— Roots Music Report —
‘ a must have album ’
— Action Jazz —

GUILLAUME BARRAUD

MATHIEU BÉLIS

ESTAMPES

“Both musicians approach their instruments with intelligence,
and their creative energies are channeled together to develop
a meaningful flow of music, smooth and without hesitation.”
— Roots Music Reports —
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BARRAUD & BÉLIS

MATHIEU BÉLIS : piano
GUILLAUME BARRAUD : bansuri
After ten years of a fruitful partnership, this new project came about in the midst of the pandemic. Composers Mathieu Bélis and Guillaume Barraud teamed up again for a series of free improvisations; and the result is a repertoire of intimate music pieces. From the synergy of the piano and the bansuri (North-Indian transverse flute) emerges a language of its own. The striking of the strings and the breath through the bamboo intertwine to deliver a colourful canvas of sounds. It is an ode to journey, an invitation to fly away and explore an eclectic universe of contemporary jazz brewed with classical, pop and traditional elements.
From the beginning, the duet considered the possibilities of collaborating with various artists who could match with their aesthetics. For this first opus entitled “Estampes”, they invited guitarist KEVIN SEDDIKI to play the nylon guitar on two of their compositions. The recording sessions and mix were completed in the spring 2022 at the Studios de Meudon near Paris.

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09/10/2022
08/10/2022
07/10/2022
11/06/2022
09/06/2022
12/03/2022
11/12/2021

MAJOR EVENTS

Les 2 Pianos — Paris
Le Baiser Salé — Paris
Festival de Dijon des musiques sacrées du monde
Festival de Dijon des musiques sacrées du monde
Festival de Dijon des musiques sacrées du monde
Pavillon d’Artois — Vaux-sur-Seine
le triton — Les Lilas
Pavillon d’Artois — Vaux-sur-Seine
Studio 5 — Saint-Maur-des-Fossés

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NEW ALBUM “ESTAMPES”

NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE

ft Kevin Seddiki : guitar

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Barraud&Bélis

MATHIEU BELIS
piano & composition
GUILLAUME BARRAUD
bansuri flutes & composition
After ten years of a fruitful partnership, this new project came about in the midst of the pandemic. Composers Mathieu Bélis and Guillaume Barraud teamed up again for a series of improvisations; and the result is a repertoire of intimate music pieces. From the synergy of the piano and the bansuri emerges a language of its own. The striking of the strings and the breath through the bamboo intertwine to deliver a colourful canvas of sounds. It is an ode to journey, an invitation to fly away and explore an eclectic universe of contemporary jazz brewed with classical, pop and traditional elements.
From the beginning, the duet considered the possibilities of collaborating with artists who could match their aesthetics. For this first album, they invited guitarist KEVIN SEDDIKI to play the nylon guitar on two of their compositions. The recording sessions and mix were completed in the spring at the Studios de Meudon.
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