QUAtuor Beat

“The main foundation of so-called “pulsed” music and the origin of musical emotion. »

Four percussionists, four Percussion keyboards, four drums, several  sticks …. instruments that we hit, hit, tap, caress, shake, shake, scratch, rub … Agile sticks that transfigure the melodies, a drum that rhythms everything she hears pass: classical, jazz, gypsy, or Afro-Brazilian … A wildly energetic, scholarly and funny mix, which ranges from contemporary music to traditional music.

Winners of several international competitions (Gaetano Zinetti in Verona, Européennes d’Alsace in Illzach…), Gabriel Benlolo, Laurent Fraiche, Jérome Guicherd and Hervé Trovel assemble unpublished arrangements, creations, compositions and original pieces in a mixture of gestures and sounds that reinvents the chamber music concert into a real show!

They perform all over the world, preaching the magic of percussion from a new angle; “Le Spectacle” in 2007 then [Kromoritmos] in 2012 and Chuuut in 2018 directed by Pierre-Jean Carrus, “Drumblebee” laureat des YAMA, Junge Ohren and YEAh Awards directed by Daniel Tanson.

These last 2 shows were produced by the Philharmonie du Luxembourg.

They are also dedicatees and creators of “Cythere”, concerto for percussion quartet and orchestra by Guillaume Connesson for which he received the Victoire de la Musique for the best contemporary creation in 2015.

Quatuor Beat plays on Bergerault and Sabian instruments and Resta-Jay mallets.

He has been in residence since 2009 at the Léo Delibes Conservatory in Clichy la Garenne.

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Quatuor de percussions