description At ‘La Buissonne music studio’, a space she has tamed for several years during her recordings, Pascale Berthelot has opened up the silky-sounded path which, since her childhood and with the tips of her fingers, has been guiding her destiny.
To the point of bewildering herself, this new opus, recorded in the course of an insolent drift playing with codes and dogma so many times repeated to offer an unprecedented grammar, marks a decisive turning point in her career as a musician that she would now like to direct towards the cross(l)over with other artistic universes
Today, in "Secret Season", at the invitation of Gérard de Haro, she now presents what has risen on the open horizon of the unknown, i.e. an abyssal field, a little music from the antechamber of a new musical territory, a filigree of her relationship to the world, a surprising claim written in ink from the felt of the hammers of her heart.
Pascale Berthelot makes us dive into a parallel universe madly lulled by this random movement of a Lost in translation and offers us a fifth season where intuition and imagination reveal in real-time the DNA of an artist as sensitive as she is sensual.
As a concert pianist and improviser, Pascale Berthelot develops and enriches her musical and sound universe through her interpretation of major works from the classical and contemporary repertoire, her encounters with numerous composers and artists from different disciplines and, as she likes to underline, from her everyday life.
This luminous thread, also woven from numerous collaborations in the field of musical experimentation and improvisation, has, over the years, awoken a sensitivity tinged with baroque eclecticism. Due to this combination of aesthetics and means, her approach to improvisation can be described as an adventure, with no net other than the reactivity of her extreme awareness and sensitivity to the world around her
She has recorded for Sony, Mode Records and since 2008 has been collaborating with Gérard de Haro ‘s label ‘La Buissonne’ distributed by ECM (internationally) and PIAS (France), as a musician and artistic director of the CUICATL collection dedicated to contemporary music, awarded by the Académie Charles Cros and internationally praised by critics.
Recording, mixing and mastering, Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines
Recorded November 29th, 2018 by Gérard de Haro
Mastered by Nicolas Baillard at La Buissonne Mastering Studio
Steinway Grand Piano prepared and tuned by Alain Massonneau
Produced by Gérard de Haro and RJAL for La Buissonne Label
Cover painting by Fabienne Verdier « Feuilles d’eau à Silvacane » (detail)
Portrait by Alexandre Sauvaire
Note translation by Geneviève Ferrer
Graphics by Léa Ellinckhüysen
Thank you to Fabienne Verdier for her inspiring art, to Julie Defrenne and Galerie Lelong & Co.,
Philippe Jaccottet, Grignan and Florian Rodari, Genève, french translation
The Label thanks : Marc Thouvenot, Manfred Eicher, Sylvie de Haro, Philippe Ghielmetti, David Grail,
Léa Ellinckhuÿsen, Michael Schmitt and everyone at ECM Records.
Marketed in cooperation with ECM records
www.ecmrecords.com ⁄ www.labuissonne.com