H U B B U B


Frédéric Blondy - Bertrand Denzler - Jean-Luc Guionnet - Jean-Sébastien Mariage - Edward Perraud

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1999 Création du groupe 2000 Théâtre sur le Pavé (Paris) - Sept Lézards (Paris) - Instants Chavirés (Montreuil) - Festival Archimède 00 (Bordeaux) - Rencontre avec Otomo Yoshihide, Bob Ostertag, Pascal Battus, Agnès Palier et Stéphane Rives au Théâtre sur le Pavé (Paris) 2001 Vauban (Brest) - Pannonica (Nantes) - CCAM (Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy) - Instants Chavirés (Montreuil) - Cave Dîmière (Argenteuil) - Malterie (Lille) <tournée organisée par les Instants Chavirés> 2002 Résidence de 2 semaines et concert au Grand Mix (Tourcoing) - Festival Chants Mécaniques (Tourcoing) en collaboration avec Adrian Riffo (multidiffusion) - Festival Densités (Fresnes-en-Woëvre) 2003 Rencontres Musique et Quotidien Sonore (Albi) - Festival Freedom of the City (Londres) - Atelier Tampon (Paris) - Instants Chavirés (Montreuil) - Festival Fruits de Mhère (Brassy) 2004 Festival Luisances (Brest) - Festival Jazz à Luz (Luz-Saint- Sauveur) - Festival NPAI (Parthenay) 2005 Atelier Tampon (Paris)* + rencontre avec Ross Lambert, John Lely, Sebastian Lexer, Dan Warburton, Seymour Wright - Festival des Musiques de Création (Jonquière QC) - Festival International de Musique Actuelle (Victoriaville QC) - Festival VTO (Toronto ON) - Artists at Large Gallery (Hyde Park MA) - Flywheel (Easthampton MA) - Deep Listening Space (Kingston NY) - Festival All'Improvista (Nantes) - ENM (Mulhouse) - Instants Chavirés (Montreuil) - Carré Bleu (Poitiers, x2) 2006 Théâtre du Saulcy (Metz) - Goldsmiths College (London, x2) + rencontre avec Jamie Coleman, Ross Lambert, John Lely, Sebastian Lexer, Seymour Wright - Petit Théâtre Mercelis (Bruxelles) - Festival Automne Improvisé (Fribourg) - Festival Total Meeting (Tours) - Résidence au Carré Bleu (Poitiers) 2007 Festival Rue du Nord (Lausanne) - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (Strasbourg) - La Fabrica'son (Malakoff) - Festival Jazz em Agosto (Lisbonne) - Festival 10 ans Carré Bleu (Poitiers) 2008 Maison de la Radio, A L'Improviste, France Musique - Free Music 08 (Mulhouse) 2009 Territoire Sonore (Pau) - Ring-Ring (Belgrade) 2010 La Malterie (Lille), Festival Kaleidophon (Ulrichsberg)

*sous le nom de HGM = mêmes musiciens, autres instruments

CD
Hubbub "UB/ABU" For 4 Ears Records (2001)
Hubbub "HOOP WHOOP" Matchless Recordings (2003)
Hubbub "HOIB" Matchless Recordings (2004)

DVD-R
Hubbub + Clotilde Aksin "DENSITÉS - PHALÈNES" oe dans l'o (2007)

CONTACT
ubbu@free.fr
LIENS
http://www.for4ears.com
http://www.matchlessrecordings.com
http://www.fredericblondy.net
http://bdenzler.free.fr
http://obenoitmusic.free.fr/pguionnet.htm
http://jeansebastienmariage.free.fr
http://www.edwardperraud.com
PRESSE (extraits)

"Une des formations les plus excitantes de la scène française. 'Hoop Whoop' se joue en une seule pièce de plus de cinquante minutes, dense et nerveuse à la fois. Chacun oeuvre ici pour le collectif, sans souci d'ego... D'une spontanéité toute réfléchie, Hubbub réjouit."
Thierry Lepin, Jazzman

"Tenu avant l'été, le festival londonien 'Freedom of the City' mérite aussi que l'on parle de lui, même hors saison... Temps fort de la journée Prévost : Hubbub, indéniablement, premiers Français invités alors que paraît 'Hoop Whoop' sur Matchless. Musique fouillée, fourmillante et pourtant unie, qui lève comme une pâte sous l'action des ferments. Ovation."
P.-L. Renou, jazzmagazine.com

"Le lacis des fractales végétales et des textures tuilées à l'oeuvre, in progress et in process emporte, de bout en bout, l'adhésion physique et suscite un enthousiasme sans réserve."
Guillaume Tarche, Improjazz

"'Hoop Whoop' is one of the great free improv albums of 2003."
François Couture, All Music Guide

"Il ressort de Hubbub une énergie folle, des grouillements, un bouillonnement extraordinaire."
Serge Perrot, Improjazz N° 91

"Hubbub, the adventurous European improvisational collective, shatters genre barriers in this marvelous new session."
James D. Armstrong, Jr., www.jazznow.com

"The music flows, builds and ebs. Pitches. Drones. Swatches of sound. Etheral and resonant. Not a single unnecessary note is played. A quintet using saxes, piano, amplified guitar, jaleika, percussion. Mostly the instruments remain recognizable, but work together to create the feel of one giant instrument. Timbres and attacks change across all of the instruments simultaneously, as a giant canvas reveals itself before your ears. A great recording."
Jeff Surak, Vital Weekly N° 295

"Dans cette musique, on ne trouve aucune trace de romantisme mais une tension permanente alimentée par une fureur froide à dominante métallique d'une extrême densité."
Gustave Cerutti, Improjazz N° 78

"Probably one of the most fascinating aspects of this almost 55-minute slab of collective improvisation is that it was created almost exclusively on acoustic instruments... The Hubbubers prove that acoustic brouhaha can be just as convincing as the electric variety -- if not more so -- and have created a remarkable auditory soundscape with this disc."
Ken Waxman, www.jazzweekly.com

"None of the instruments take the lead and there are no competitive outbursts, only a busy, complex hubbub of sounds and textures. The feeling here is that at any moment the hubbub is going to climax and erupt into a cathartic chaos, but it never happens. The players maintain an uncanny control over the direction of their improvisations; there's so much to listen to here, it's a wonder there are only five members in this collective. An intriguing record, and wonderfully executed."
Richard di Santo, www.incursion.org

"One's overall impression is, however, of the submission of individual egos to the greater aim of collective music-making. This is hugely successful, as it so often is in improvised music, and it feels rather odd, listening to this music, to refer to it was quintet improvisation at all. Improvisation it certainly is, and of an extremely good sort, ever-evolving but never feeling sketchy or out of ideas."
Richard Cochrane, musings

"Simply put, this is music for late nights, darkened rooms and perhaps some rapt reading, but demands more involvement than mere "background music". No one player dominates, everyone plays judiciously. UB/ABU is unlikely likely win many converts to Euro-improv, but those who admire or crave a more "impressionist" or ambient approach to free-improvisation will likely enjoy this."
Mark Keresman, www.jazzreview.com

"Hubbub is a project for long attention spans - the two pieces that make up this album last respectively 26 and 28 minutes, and each takes its time to unfold. Perraud's use of bowed and scraped cymbals and Mariage's atmospheric guitar thread in and out of the texture, while the saxophonists lay down long lines and follow them into music that perhaps has more in common with contemporary classical writing - especially the musique spectrale of Grisey and Murail - than it does with the hiccups and splatters of your "standard" improv sound."
Dan Warburton, www.paristransatlantic.com

"The five-headed beast is well disciplined. Its music thrives, more organic and visceral than British free improvisation, without turning into an egocentric power blast. There is a lot happening, but a lot of listening too. The second a new idea emerges it is harnessed and guided in the same direction than whatever was already happening. That is the proof of a mature ensemble and this one groups some of the best players of the turn-of-the-century French improv scene. Strongly recommended."
Francois Couture, www.allmusic.com