BERTRAND Jean-claude
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Jean-Claude BERTRAND - visual artist author, performer. www.jazzpainting.com

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Where are you located?
ASTAFFORT / FRANCE
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Visual Artist
Tell us a little about your background...
most of my work is devoted to the music of improvisation and more specifically to jazz.

I define myself as a pictorial improviser :
http://www.bertrandjc.com
I work in different ways :
- Either I improvise by listening to a CD or live with one or more musicians.... I paint as I feel, in a very intuitive way, very feline, very animal without having an "intellectual"  reflexion at start... I wish I remain a virgin and not doing the "illustration" of a music.
I try to transcribe a synthesis of the musical work that brought me to this improvisation, and also allow the reader to of my painting to find various emotions listening to this music, through "liberty paths" that offer materials, textures, colors and graphics of my canvas.
- Or I create to propose a work in one or more parties to musicians, to decipher according to their sensitivity (as did Archie Shepp in the middle of my "musicogrammes").
But it is quite possible to interact between the musician and me... a jampainting session in a way.
Any performance will take place preferably in an exhibition presenting my pictural researches on music improvisation... in galleries, in specific places, in business... or during festivals.

Besides, I would want to mix various disciplines : painting, music, dance, poetry (or singing)...
So ideas..... to share a day perhaps!


A visit to my website http://www.jazzpainting.com will give you an overview of my research and experience .... with, among others, the performance of Archie Shepp, one of the last living legends of free jazz, which has improvised on my "musicogrammes" (works to be performed by musicians) at the opening of an exhibition that I made in Saint Louis (Alsace /FRANCE) in 2002 http://www.jazzpainting.com/archie_shepp_musico_expo.php ... creating a window for the musical school in the same city ... the creation of several visual (posters and scenes background) for jazz festivals ...
In the summer of 2001, I made a conference about " Musical improvisation, when the pictorial space meets the musical space"

On July 17th, I conducted a performance with the sit-guitarist Marc Liebeskind of Geneva and the tablaist Nabankur Bhatthacharia which will be available soon on DVD.

On September 6th, a great Mr jazz, Francois Jeanneau (which was the 1st director of the National Jazz Orchestra, and passionate sound painting), came to inaugurate my new workshop.
And... October 9th, a team of television (FR3 Aquitaine) came to shoot and to interview me in my workshop for a broadcast.
Tomorrow .... for you or with you a new experience, a new performance !
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
friend photographer
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None
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.jazzpainting.com
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At 1:16am on June 28, 2010, BERTRAND Jean-claude said…
At 9:40am on January 29, 2010, dirk amrein said…
At 4:15am on December 22, 2009, Astrid Bailo said…
Bonjour Jean-Claude !
Comment allez-vous? Je prends le temps de vous passer un bonjour et de venir vous souhaiter de très belles fêtes de Noël.
Be blessed,
Astrid
At 12:37pm on December 12, 2009, Viktor Séthy said…
We have a lot in common.Welcome on our sites!
http://www.myspace.com/viktorsethy
http://www.painter.hu/sethyviktor
http://www.youtube.com/victorsethy
http://www.painter.hu/bogarka
Last one is my wife's site...but she also used to play the piano,or the guitar...while I'm painting.Works great together!
Would be nice being able to do anything with all this in Hungary -
we are Hungarians.I have to say,unfortunetly...
It's a long story anyway...I hope my music will give you some ideas for your great works!
All the best!
Vik
At 1:11am on October 26, 2009, HARLEM JAZZ NOTES said…
Sounds they never dissipate they only recreate in another space and time.

At 8:39am on September 23, 2009, Artur Bayramgalin said…
hi,
I am glad to announce the release of my debut CD called "Interro Island". This is my first solo project, which includes original tunes composed and arranged by me. I hope you will enjoy my work!
Artur Bayramgalin: Interro Island
available on CD Baby now!
At 2:08am on April 9, 2009, Astrid Bailo said…
Bonjour Jean-Claude !
Comment allez-vous? J'ai -enfin !!- pris le temps d'aller sur votre site ! J'ADORE !!
Le pianiste Christian Sauvage - ami de Ricky Ford (qui vient régulièrement animer un atelier Jazz)-, nous fait le plaisir de venir distiler son talent auprès de nos jeunes musiciens les mercredi après-midi. Du Régale !
Si vous passez à Avallon, faites-moi signe !
Have a great day,
Astrid
At 7:24am on April 2, 2009, Mike Ellis said…
re salut Jean-claude,
.......bien entendu je serai ravi de collaborer...il suffit de...
ciao,
Mike
At 7:17am on April 2, 2009, Mike Ellis said…
salut Bertrand,
.....merci pour tes commentaires...oui je suis Bresilophle il n'y
aucun doute...l'action painting est qqchose que je kiff...ce petit bout de video represente un happening underground hebdomadaire que j'ai produis entre 2003-2004 a NY.
...il y avait des danseurs et musiciens de toutes les sortes (mais toujours haut niveau...NY oblige)...et souvent des action painters...et toujours du video qui defile derriere, et des fois des video artists qui improvise avec nous, car tous ces spectacles etaient 100% improvises...il y a eu a peu prets une centaines de spectacles...malheureusement ...tres peu ont ete filmes....
j'ai surnome cette serie "Speak in Tones"...et nous avons grave un CD a Salvador Bahia...certains de ces morceaux sont dispo sur mon playlist...d'autres sont freedownload sur mes sites...et l'album ("Speakin Tones Alphapocket Records) en entier est dispo chez CDbaby.com et itunes.com
...si tu n'as pas les moyens de le acheter...envoies moi un courier avec ton addresse et je t'enverrai qqs CDs...
si tu as le temps...checkout:
www.alphapocket.com
mon dernier "Soundscape" et une creation "Zoid" sont "de graca"...comme on dit en portugues ...gratuit...
peace,
Mike
At 6:14pm on April 1, 2009, Mike Ellis said…
salut jean-claude,
....j'aime beaucoup ton travail...je suis un nouveau membre du groupe Free Jazz...
peace,
Mike Ellis
 
 
 

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