Friday 9 March
Clotilde & Alexandre (France) present Madeleine & Salomon
The epic and libertarian duo Clotilde &Alexandre are bringing their beautiful musical collaboration to Australia!
Best album 2016. – French National Radio, France Musique, Jazzmagazine and Citizenjazz.
Their show Madeleine & Salomon embraces with ardor the feminist American songbook to cover it with loving-kindness' tinged with minimalistic music and a deep, incandescent chant.
Their first album ‘A Woman’s Journey’ reveals a graceful and unexpected reinterpretation of a humanist and rebellious repertoire from Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday to Josephine Baker.
Madeleine sings, Salomon sits at the piano. Madeleine & Salomon is a duo with a natural elegance, ‘less is more’ their essence.
Long-term friends, they discovered during a tour of Asia in 2014 that they shared a common musical aesthetic and decided to form the duo Madeleine & Salomon. They took advantage of the Melbourne Recital Centre (Australia) invitation in June 2015 to rethink the American Songbook in their original fashion to record their first album, a homage to American female protest songstresses is enriched on stage by free improvisations inspired by dreamlike short films.
Since its release in France, their album is receiving great reviews.
It has also been praised in the national newspapers Liberation, reviewed in the national magazine Causette and by CultureBox-FranceTV, praised one of the 10 summer albums by the InRocks, “Pick of the week” on FIP – Radio France radio show, SHOCK in Jazzmagazine, ESSENTIAL in JazzNews, ELECTED CitizenJazz, YES! Culture Jazz, TT Télérama Sortir, and it is regularly played on national radios such as NOVA, France Musique, RFI…