MUSIQUE ACOUSTIQUE

Reviews music styles and explores, unconstrained, the sounds of acoustic instruments.

The concerts

« Simply Two»

A jazz duet concert that proposes rediscovering the complimentarity of the violin and the accordion.

Created in 2011
Viviane Arnoux (accordion, vocals)
François Michaud (violin, viola)

In this duet concert, jazz is expressed in all its openness and richness : compositions, covers of jazz standards of different styles, everything goes with only one watchword : improvisation.

The concert is an opportunity for the two musicians to express their complicity, their spontaneous creativity, their interaction with the public, and to invite on stage, at the end of the concert, instrumentalists who wish to share a moment of improvisation with them, to the delight of the audience.

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discography

  • CHEVAL ROUGE « a travel for two » (Viviane Arnoux / Francois Michaud)
    82906-2 : Buda Musique/Mélodie, 1995.
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  • PARIS VILLAGE (Viviane Arnoux/François Michaud)
    Kosinus Arts 2010 – 2763493 : Licence Buda Musique/Universal, 2011.
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« Jazz in my Musette »

Jazz concert in the spirit of jazz musette and swing

Created in 2005
Viviane Arnoux (accordion, vocals)
François Michaud (violin, viola)
François Parisi (accordion)

This encounter results from a common desire to share the sensitive and generous musicality of jazz, swing-musette and world music with a refreshing originality.

The accordion reveals its diversity and richness in the refined playing of François Parisi, virtuoso of the “Paris-Musette” albums. In addition you can let yourself be carried away by the warm and melodic sound of Viviane Arnoux’s atypical accordion style.

François Michaud’s all-out violin interferes in their discussions, arbitrates the debates and takes off on their fiery rhythm. The exchanges between the three guests generate an energy, a warmth that goes straight to the public.

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discography

  • JAZZ IN MY MUSETTE (Viviane Arnoux/François Michaud/François Parisi)
    860123 : Buda Musique/Socadisc, 2005.
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  • DVD JAZZ IN MY MUSETTE (V. Arnoux/F. Michaud/F. Parisi)
    La Seine TV/Musea (Jazz’ Azimut Collection), 2017.
  • 25 ANS, CD 2 : Jazz in my Musette reloaded (V. Arnoux/F. Michaud/F. Parisi)
    860315 : Buda Musique/Socadisc 2017.
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The concert-lectures

These concert-lectures tell the stories of people’s migration and the mixing of styles.

« La Fabuleuse Histoire de l’Accordéon »

Musical tail about the history of the accordion and its evolution in our contemporary era : a few pages of the history of interbreeding in music !

Created in 2012
Viviane Arnoux (accordion, vocals)
François Michaud (violin, viola)

This concert-lecture was commissioned by the city of Paris, as part of the exhibition by sculptress Catherine Videlaine and her amazing transformed accordions. Françoise Jallot, journalist for the magazine Accordéon & Accordéonistes, wrote the content. The 2 musicians were then asked by the Alliance Française to present this program in Peru, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the United Arab Emirates, between 2014 and 2017.
Currently on tour with the Aube Media Network.

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« Voyage Celte »

Musical tale about Celtic music and the history of this traveling people who have crossed time.

Created in 2016
Viviane Arnoux (accordion, vocals)
François Michaud (violin, viola)

 and Haute-Marne regionsAfter the success of their concert-lecture on the history of the accordion, it was François’s Quebec origins, his affection for gigues and rigaudons, that motivated this creation. A program that combines traditional themes and original compositions.

It is also a restitution of part of their journey that led them, for one, alongside Hugues Aufray for fifteen years and in the ranks of Manau for 2 years, for the other, to collaborate with Matmatah and to tour with the Celtic Sailors during 6 years.

Currently in the catalog of culture in rural areas in the Oise region, after tours in the Network of Media Libraries of the Aube and Haute-Marne regions.

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Past concerts

Franche Contrée Quartet

Viviane Arnoux (accordion, vocals)
François Michaud (violin, viola)
Alain Grange (cello)
Sylvain Pignot (drums, percussion)

discography

  • FRANCHE CONTRÉE “live” (Viviane Arnoux/François Michaud/Alain Grange/Sylvain Pignot)
    82251-2 : Buda Musique/Mélodie, 2002
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  • 319.1305.2 : Licence chez “Acoustic Music Records” (Allemagne), 2003.
  • GOUTTES D’EAU (Viviane Arnoux/François Michaud/Xavier Desandre-Navarre/Alain Grange /Sylvain Pignot)
  • 82207-2 : Buda Musique/Mélodie, 2000
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Trio « Flammes »

Viviane Arnoux (accordion, vocals)
François Michaud (violin, viola)
Olivier Marc, then Thomas Fiancette and Enrico Matuchet (drums)

discography

  • FLAMMES (Viviane Arnoux/François Michaud/Olivier Marc)
    82949-2 : Buda Musique/Mélodie, 1997
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« Brassens Passionnément »

Guénaëlle Fériot (vocals)
Viviane Arnoux (accordion, clarinet, vocals)
François Michaud (violin, viola)

discography

  • BRASSENS PASSIONNEMENT Guénaëlle et MAM (Guénaëlle Fériot/Viviane Arnoux/François Michaud)
    GFGB002 : Self Produced, 2009
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