Aidje Tafial drums – David Venitucci accordion – Olivier Sens machines

In 1923, freshly back from the US, the opera singer Georgette Leblanc (Maurice Maeterlinck’s partner) informed the avant-garde filmmaker Marcel L'Herbier that a New York financier was interested in investing in a film devoted to French art of the time, and that she would be the leading lady. This is how the magical story of L'inhumaine began, an idea that the French director came up with two years before the famous International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris. To complete this aesthetic overview of the time, Marcel L'Herbier entrusted the set design to the cubist artist Fernand Léger, the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, Claude Autant-Lara and Alberto Cavalcanti. The furniture was designed by Pierre Chareau, the dresses by couturier Paul Poiret. 

Xavier Bornens: trumpet
Guillaume Latil: cello
David Venitucci: accordeon
Samuel Mastorakis: vibraphone
Mauro Gargano: double bass
Olivier Sens: machines
 Aidje Tafial: drums, composition

Did you know?

  • Discover our jazz season ’17-’18!

    read more
    — published on