News featuring Chassol

The following news stories mention Chassol. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 31710 hours ago.

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Thursday 25th June

  • French composer Chassol creates a musical/visual travelogue of Martinique on new album 'Big Sun' (videos & song streams)

    by Bill Pearis

    Christophe Chassol released his fourth album, Big Sun, last month via Bertrand Burgulat's Tricatel label. The record is his final chapter in his "ultrascores" trilogy, a term for the technique he developed where he and a film crew capture a particular location's color, music and sounds, which then becomes the basis for new music and an accompanying film. The result plays like a surreal travelogue and, in the case of Big Sun, they traveled to the island of Martinique, filming street musicians, poets, interesting characters, street sounds, flora and fauna, etc. While sampling field recordings is nothing new, no one really else is doing what Chassol does. For example: he'll find the melody in a bit of spoken word and harmonize with it via piano, loop it and base a song around that. He explains to

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  • Now listening: reader playlist

    There's a Gallic flavour to this week's selection of tunes

    Each week, we invite a reader to share a playlist they've been listening to recently. This week it's the turn of Charline Lecarpentier, a French music journalist based in Paris. Follow her on Twitter here.

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