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No Room For Squares Session 32 – François Tusques – Après La Marée Noire – Vers une Musique Bretonne Nouvelle (1979)

April 15 @ 18 h 30 min - 23 h 30 min

Session 32: François Tusques – Après La Marée Noire – Vers Une Musique Bretonne Nouvelle (LP, Le Chant Du Monde 1979)

François Tusques is one of the key figures in European free music: in 1965, he created the first French free-jazz ensemble and then turned during the 70ies to more committed and militant music with his “Intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra”.

On “Après la Marée Noire” Tusques’s compositions weave together elements of jazz, folk, and avant-garde experimentation, creating a sonic landscape that is at once deeply rooted in Breton tradition and boldly innovative. Through intricate melodies, unexpected harmonies, and improvisational flourishes, he invites listeners on a journey of rediscovery, urging them to see beyond the surface of tradition and embrace the limitless potential of musical expression.

Set against the backdrop of the infamous Amoco Cadiz oil spill, which marred the Breton coastline in 1978, Tusques’s work is more than just a collection of melodies and free jazz; it becomes a response, a reflection, and a call to action. In the aftermath of ecological tragedy, he sought to redefine Breton music, infusing it with new life, new meaning, and new possibilities. This record is not merely a homage to the past; it’s a manifesto for the future.

✨The bar opens at 6:30 PM / The needle drops at 8:30 PM sharp.

✨ Tickets (5 Euro) for the session available at the door.


April 15
18 h 30 min - 23 h 30 min
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