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G U I L L A U M E   B A R R A U D
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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 milestone on the musical path of french flautist & composer Guillaume Barraud.
Although he started music as a guitar player, it is through the subtle and haunting song of the bamboo flute that he latter finds his own voice, following his encounter with the legendary Hariprasad Chaurasia. 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 recording of the album is completed in two days at the former Vogue Studios in Paris. Mixed by Philippe Tessier Du Cros and mastered by Raphael Jonin, Arcana embodies the spirit of India in a contemporary world music, paying tribute to the iconic Mahavishnu Orchestra, Hariprasad Chaurasia and many others…

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
XAVIER ROGÉ
drums
(ex-Ibrahim Maalouf Quintet)
JOHANN BERBY
electric bass
(ex-Trilok Gurtu Group)
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ARCANA” IS A MILESTONE ON THE MUSICAL PATH OF FRENCH FLAUTIST & COMPOSER GUILLAUME BARRAUD. 
Although he started music as a guitar player, it is through the subtle and haunting song of the bamboo flute that he latter finds his own voice, following his encounter with the legendary Hariprasad Chaurasia. 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 recording of the album is completed in two days at the former Vogue Studios in Paris. Mixed by Philippe Tessier Du Cros and mastered by Raphael Jonin, Arcana embodies the spirit of India in a contemporary world music, paying tribute to the iconic Mahavishnu Orchestra, Hariprasad Chaurasia and many others…