« on: September 18, 2008, 06:46:48 AM »
A sad new that affects me deeply.
The talented french composer Hector Zazou passed away on Monday the 8th of september, at the age of 60.
Zazou was awarded for "Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corse" and leave us a testimony of a seminal works, printed by his special & recognizable touch, his so deep sensitivity and undeniable sense of sensuality that sublime his compositions.
Among these pearls, I would mention "Music from the cold seas", "Sahara Blue", "Lights in the dark", "Quadri+Chromies", "Strong currents" and "Glyph".
I had the opportunity to see Mr Z two times.
First, in a concert in 2007 at Radio France, GRM Room (Paris), for the "Presences electroniques" Festival ouverture.
He performed with Katie Jane Garside (aaaaaah such sensual voice and presence), Bill Rieflin, Lone Kent and Nils Peter Moelvaer.
I was completely transported and attracted by this sensual, even sexual, ocean of sounds & voices, sometimes minimal, often melodic, through lively and explosive orchestrations and parenthesis of absolute beauty.
Then, I met him two weeks after during the Quartz Award ceremony (awards dedicated to indie electronic music) in Paris.
I talked to him a few minutes, especially about the previous performance.
The man wasn't as convinced as I was by the performance and even doubted this deserved to be released.
6 months after, the CD was released. Mean that an angel or people of good advises changed his mind and showed him this is worth to be listened to.
I will miss this humble man, full of quality, genious and sensitivy, open on the world, the human being and the arts.
I wish him a nice, nice voyage.