Arts-Scène Diffusion

Chamber Music

Jean-Luc Fafchamps

Chamber Music

Fuga Libera, 2008

Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven, piano
Vincent Royer, viola
Jean-Michel Charlier, clarinet
Quatuor Danel
Marc Danel, violin I
Gilles Millet, violin II
Vlad Bogdanas, viola
Guy Danel, violoncello

Jean-Luc Fafchamps (°1960), is the key member of the reputed ICTUS ensemble as well as it's pianist. He's also one of Belgium's foremost contemporary composers, invited to many international festivals (Brussels, Paris, Vilnius, Warsaw, Budapest...). Whereas the piano was pre-eminent is his early works, he later explored non-tempered harmonies et the polyphony of timbres and this led him to work with various formats of chamber ensembles or symphony orchestra's. He elaborated a vast cycle - the Sufi Letters -, which appears like a manifesto for a language written, learned and seductive at appear simultaneously. The complex personality of this composer-virtuoso-amateur-macroeconomist, of clear lines clearly reveals itself, up to its humoristic and often ironical component.
Let's remember that one of the Sufi Letters has already been recorded by the United Instruments of Lucilin (Fuga Libera FUG701). First class interpreters are fully committed to this masterpiece: the Danel Quartet, pianist Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven, altist Vincent Royer and clarinet player Jean-Michel Charlier together allow us to approach these works under ideal conditions.