dimanche 16 mars 2014

Maxence Cyrin - The Frenchman


Maxence Cyrin is a French pianist and composer.
After training at the conservatory, he moved on to electronic music and made several records during the 1990s.
In 2005, he released Modern Rhapsodies on FCom, the label founded by DJ Laurent Garnier, where he reinterprets iconic themes of electronic music from artists like Massive Attack, Depeche Mode and Aphex Twin as a solo pianist.
In 2010, he made a second album in a similar vein, entitled Novö Piano, in which he adapted pop, rock and electro music from artists such as Daft Punk, Nirvana and The Pixies (which youtube video has reached 3 millions views).
In 2012, he release The Fantaisist, in 2012, an imaginary soundtrack for piano, strings an synthesizers.
In 2014, Maxence Cyrin works on on a new album "Nocturnes", composed by melancholic and sweet piano pieces described as musical journey into the night.

Resolutely anchored in his time, Maxence Cyrin occurs in classical music festivals as Pianos aux Jacobins, also works regularly for the fashion industry with brands like Lanvin, Chanel, or Valentino, and has participated in projects in the contemporary art world (Galerie Perrotin, Galerie Chappe, Galerie Florence Léoni).

The Frenchman

(by the composer himself)

When I composed "The frenchman" I wanted to create a piece as if Philipp Glass had been french. 
The piece has this typical minimal and repetitive structure like that has to be but maybe you will recognize my "french touch" in this tribute to American master.

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