Music through NFT, the next step ?

Do you remember “Minimal” ?

To be honest, I don’t think so. Since its release a few years ago, it went under all radars.

Nevermind.

To simplify, it was an opus of electronic music I composed, produced and released a few years ago. A this time, I wanted to start a journey into the electronic music world, in parallel of classical music, because I like its power, its rhythm, its energy. Like the music of Camille Saint-Saens that I’m currently re-discovering, just brilliant (just listen the concerto n°2 and 5 for piano, or the symphony n°3)!

Well, originally, “minimal” was just a solo piano piece, of which a recording was made, one day, with the help of the pianist Marilou Nézeys. But it get never published, forgotten maybe, for many reasons.

Today, since the technology goes deeper into the music future, I have the possibility to create a NFT of this recording. This version can’t be found anywhere else, it’s only for fans or collectors, a NFT is just made for that 😉

If you like the idea, just vote for it ! There is a great project called Pianity.com that helps musician for this. Follow https://pianity.com/toplist/minimal_651eb?rc=loud7210 to listen and vote for this nice acoustic piano version of “minimal”!

L.D.

New recordings !

Intense recording session last Friday at the studio of Meudon! Three new pieces for cello solo and two pieces for cello and piano were recorded :

  • trois cadences” for cello solo,
  • le chant du soir” and “nous danserons encore” for cello & piano,
    + a bonus for solo piano “l’absence“.

The musicians Lucile Fauquet (cello) and Thuy Anh Vuong (piano) were as usual : perfect, professional, listening and with real choices of interpretation, great art! Very good team also for the sound engineers Aurélien Marotte and Sami Bouvet.

An important step for me with this music for cello solo, intense, demanding, with a writing permanently challenged by Lucile. What a fruitful collaboration! And “le chant du soir” allowed me to explore once again the completeness of piano and cello for all greatest pleasure I hope.

I can’t wait to make you discover these new pieces! It is planned for the beginning of 2023 on all streaming plateforms for the pieces for cello solo. I will also put them on Youtube with the score (well, I’ll try ;)), a good way for them to be appropriated, don’t you think ? The next opus for cello and piano will be published during the year 2023, maybe early 2024, I’ll see.

Stay tuned! The best is yet to come.

L.D.

June 2022 : lou darrel in concert

I am lucky to be scheduled for 2 concerts in June :

  • a concert at the Rachmaninoff conservatory of Paris the 11th of June

My musician friends Thuy Anh Vuong (piano) and Lucile Fauquet (cello) will create 2 new pieces and will of course perform “Papillon” (almost 26 K listenings on Spotify !, listen at https://open.spotify.com/album/34JoxDwgavWOGSWcGJjs5x?si=sTN7-qqySOqyY4epRXNv-Q)

Come many, it will be an opportunity to meet you and talk about music, I will be present at this concert !

Release of “face à la Seine” the 14th of January 2021

Here we are. After a few weeks of back and forth with my distributor imusican, the single “face à la Seine” is on its way to streaming platforms. Phew. On January 14, 2021, you will be able to listen :

  • Face à la Seine, music for string quartet, 6’04
  • Encore une danse, music for string quartet, 3’44
  • Papillon, music for cello & piano, 3’12

In the meantime, I’ve prepared a little video, a teaser like they said, oh nothing too engaging, but just to tell you: great chamber music awaits you, stay tuned! 🙂

Anyway, tell me everything, I’m waiting for your feedback.

Your composer,

L.D.

My chamber music is coming soon !

During the last years, I spent my tiny available and creative time on writing pieces for string quartet. What a challenge ! I discovered, to my surprise, how much I loved this kind of work : work on the voices, on the response games, on subtle polyphony or demanding counterpoint. Two of them can be shown today, so proud of it ! 😉

A few months ago, I also put the focus on a piece for cello and piano, in a style that is so dear to me, that of Gabriel Fauré. And it’s ready to be shown too.

And now, it’s in the box ! Everything was recorded a few days ago at the studio of Meudon. Thanks to the pianist Thuy Anh Vuong, whom I thank once again, I had the chance to meet four wonderful musicians of great talent, who agreed to be part of the adventure and be my passengers for a while.

A big thank to Lucile Fauquet (cello), Raphaël Jacob and Justina Zajančauskaite (violin), Jérémy Pasquier (alto) and Thuy Anh Vuong (piano). Of course I do not forget Sami Bouvet (sound engineer) without whom all this would not be possible. An amazing team, really !

The EP will be available the 14th of January 2021.

Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.

L.D.