Chassol

MANCHESTER International Festival
Pavilion Theatre Albert Square
Manchester
M2 5DB

Directions

Following inspiring and vibrant performances in James Lavelle's Meltdown and the EFG London Jazz Festival, visionary artist Chassol returns with an adaptation of his album Indiamore — an energetic and spine-tingling score that he performs live as the film is screened on stage.

The pianist, composer, arranger and musical director specialises in ‘ultrascore’ — a performance fusing and harmonising stunning visuals and rhythmic motifs into a filmic/musical whole. His audiovisual experimentation is a stand-out addition to this year’s Festival.

If you’ve enjoyed performances like Woodkid, this is for you. Chassol has the ability to seduce an audience, immersing them in gorgeous projected visuals and a live performance that works in perfect synthesis with the film.
It’s a true multi-media spectacle.

This event is part of Manchester International Festival (MIF) and tickets go on sale Friday 10 March.

  • ‘ Chassol is an eclectic genius. It reminds you of Steve Reich, Ennio Morricone or The Cure. ’
    (Le Monde)
  • ‘ I am so in love with this man ’
    (Gilles Peterson)
  • ‘ Mellow trance and kicking grooves ’
    (Jazz Journal)
  • ‘ Indian-influenced jazz-funk workout ’
    (Guardian)
  • ‘ Chassol is a great and rare artist, an adventurer of his time’ ’
    (Huffington Post)
  • ‘ The creative depth augmented with each new excursion, weaving an exquisite tapestry of sonic discovery, flowing through delicately nuanced timbral territories, much like the river Ganges that meanders through the heart of India itself ’
    (Jazzwise)

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