to Patrick Belargent
As a musician, I found that the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos "spoke" to me early on and had a profound effect on me. And it is not difficult to recognise the influence of popular Brazilian music (from which Villa-Lobos himself emerged) on my early compositions and performance. This homage, in the form of four tableaux whose titles make use of word-play, describes, in its own way, the passion of a French musician for the immense creative spirit that was Villa-Lobos, and, through him, for the whole of Brazil.
Climazonie - Danse caractérielle et Bachianinha - Andantinostalgie - Tuh ?
Born on the 19h of October 1955, the French performer, composer, arranger and improviser Roland Dyens began to study the guitar when he was nine years old. Later he studied with the Spanish master Alberto Ponce in a class where he obtained, in 1976, the "Licence de Concert" from l'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (France). [...]