"The Enchantment meeting
the Spectacular !"
For their 30th Anniversary and after
celebrating it in November at La Cigale in Paris, Gilbert Artman (the band's
Founder, Composer and Choreographer) decided to make the band available for
indoors concerts (equipped venues only).
that occasion :
- The financial conditions are reduced.
- Urban Sax will be 43
(instead of 53)
- The technical rider will
adapt itself to the venue's equipment.
Like for Urban Sax
outdoors formula, each choreography is unique and depends entirely on the location ;
Artman always needs to check the concert site.
The link below will
show you some pictures that were taken during the concert at la Cigale
hesitate to contact me for further info
or to receive a documentation :
Urban Sax at la
Cigale in Paris
About Urban Sax
unearthy and extraordinary Urban Sax have been invited all over the world to
perform in great events such as the Inauguration of plazas, theatres,
monuments ....., opened and closed countless festivals, played in prestigious
places (castles, caves, churches), "redefined" truly urban environments like
subways, factories, electric power stations and has been asked to participate
in numerous Conventions.
Each performance is unique ; the
music is of course meticulously planned, but the theatricals depend much on
what props are available and how best to use the space of a given location.
Each site is carefully assessed beforehand so that its full spatial and
acoustic potential can be realized.That's what Gilbert Artman (Urban Sax Founder and Artistic Director)
calls "Acoustical Town Planning" ; to take over a space or environment and
fill it with sound and movement.
Each performance is spectacular ; the band
literally invades the location. Some saxophonists are climbing down buildings,
others are on the rooftops, behind the windows, some are arriving in
spectator is always surrounded by images and sound and very often, there are
some dancers and musicians suspended above him.
Urban Sax recreates the urban landscape and forever changes the
relation between the people and their town !
A few references :
Inaugurations of Complexe Ex-Centris in Montreal, of the Arche de la Défense
in Paris, of the Panasonic Center in Tokyo, of the Euro-Tunnel in Boulogne
S/Mer, of the Sculptures Park in Peking, the Opening Ceremony of the
World Football Cup in Korea, the Anniversary of Indonesia Independance, the
Vancouver Universal Exhibition, the Dubaï Festival, the Music Celebration in
New York, Glasgow, European Culture capital, the G7 Meeting at the Château de
Versailles .... Openings and Closings of countless festivals ( Montreal Int'l
Jazz Festival, Tchekhov Festival
in Moscow, Classical Music
Festival in St. Jacques de Compostelle (Creation around Bach), Pori Int'l Jazz
Festival, Baalbeck Int’l Festival, Hamburg Jazz Festival, Nîmes Feria, the
Willisau Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Linz Electronica
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