‘ two instruments in symbiosis ’
Pascal David — Juke Box de Nulle Part et de Partout…
‘ The two musicians hold time as hostage, stretching the melodic lines to the very end and finally abolishing temporality. […] Guillaume Barraud and Mathieu Bélis belong to the line of creators of parallel musical spaces which will satisfy all lovers of originality ’
Yves Dorison — Culture Jazz
‘ Their repertoire is rooted in a very free and open-minded approach.’
Bernard Jean — Elektrik Bamboo

GUILLAUME BARRAUD
MATHIEU BÉLIS

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BARRAUD & BÉLIS

MATHIEU BÉLIS : piano, composition
GUILLAUME BARRAUD : bansuri, 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 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 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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NEW ALBUM “ESTAMPES”

NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE

feat
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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