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G U I L L A U M E   B A R R A U D
Q U A R T E T
GUILLAUME BARRAUD
bansuri flutes & composition
TAM DE VILLIERS
electric guitar
JOHANN BERBY
electric bass
(Ex-Trilok Gurtu Band)
XAVIER ROGÉ
drums
(Ex-Ibrahim Maalouf Quintet)
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O R I G I N S   O F   A R C A N A
ARCANA‘ is a real milestone in the musical career of French flautist Guillaume Barraud. Surprisingly it was the guitar that Guillaume first started playing at very young age, and it wasn’t until his encounter with the Indian music legend Hariprasad Chaurasia that he began to find his voice with the subtle and haunting sound of the Indian bamboo flute. Five years under his guidance awakens a great inspiration.
Back in Paris, Guillaume explores different ways of using the bansuri outside its traditional form. Imbued with the sacred colors of India, the album Arcana is entirely composed on guitar, an instrument with which the author has kept a strong bond over the years. Its content is narrative, opened to improvisation.
In early 2015, the flautist founds his eponymous quartet: an international band featuring virtuoso musicians such as British guitarist Tam De Villiers, Belgian drummer Xavier Rogé and bassist Johann Berby from Reunion Island.
The album was recorded live in just two days at the former Vogue Studios in Paris and was mixed and mastered by the renowned sound engineers Philippe Tessier Du Cros and Raphael Jonin. ‘Arcana’ reflects the spirit of India through the prism of contemporary jazz.
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GUILLAUME BARRAUD
QUARTET

GUILLAUME BARRAUD
bansuri flutes
TAM DE VILLIERS
electric guitar
XAVIER ROGÉ
drums
(ref: Ibrahim Maalouf Quintet)
JOHANN BERBY
electric bass
(ref: Trilok Gurtu Group)
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ARCANA‘ is a real milestone in the musical career of French flautist Guillaume Barraud. Surprisingly it was the guitar that Guillaume first started playing at very young age, and it wasn’t until his encounter with the Indian music legend Hariprasad Chaurasia that he began to find his voice with the subtle and haunting sound of the Indian bamboo flute. Five years under his guidance awakens a great inspiration.
Back in Paris, Guillaume explores different ways of using the bansuri outside its traditional form. Imbued with the sacred colors of India, the album Arcana is entirely composed on guitar, an instrument with which the author has kept a strong bond over the years. Its content is narrative, opened to improvisation.
In early 2015, the flautist founds his eponymous quartet: an international band featuring virtuoso musicians such as British guitarist Tam De Villiers, Belgian drummer Xavier Rogé and bassist Johann Berby from Reunion Island.
The album was recorded live in just two days at the former Vogue Studios in Paris and was mixed and mastered by the renowned sound engineers Philippe Tessier Du Cros and Raphael Jonin. ‘Arcana’ reflects the spirit of India through the prism of contemporary jazz.