Off the beaten track...

Instead of restricting myself to traditional classical music concerts, I am particularly keen on trying out different things which allow my field of activity to expand.  As an amateur of classical dance, I had the occasion whilst studying at the Juilliard School to take part in many classes at the New York City Ballet School.  I was also able to go to a countless number of shows and thus discover the repertoire of this great company.  Georges Balanchine knew classical music like no other, his legendary collaboration with Igor Stravinsky survives today in the form of new choreographies that have emerged from this prestigious company. 
I now have the privilege in regularly sharing the stage with principal dancers of the New York City Ballet.  Thanks to the talent of Benjamin Millepied , dancer and choreographer whose reputation increases year by year and to the different projects which he undertakes in the United States and in Europe, I have been able to interpret along with them the works of Stravinsky, Pärt, Ott, choreographed by Balanchine, Wheeldon, Millepied...


My musical journeys have also led me to interpret the works of Jacques Rebotier.  Composer, author and a poet of genius, Jacques Rebotier thought up and created 'Zoo Muzique'.   Perched on a bicycle with square wheels, sometimes playing the triangle, sometimes the 'pochette', surrounded by more or less “autistic” colleagues, I would recite texts and other street songs to whoever wanted to hear...  This 'journey' with talking musicians was a unique experience that taught me many things. 
My many journeys in Asia, a long way from the traditional circuit of concerts in the west, allowed me to discover cultures curious to discover more about mine : I share with these people who know nothing of my ways my passion as a musician and my western approach to music. 

A concert with a Koto player, a week working with traditional Chinese musicians, a concert with Deep Purple or Barry White...this is what quenches my thirst for discovery and  feeds my appetite for the improbable!

© Eric Crambes