Bedmakers est en tournée à l'international en mai 2019.
A la fois créateurs et passeurs d'un folklore imaginaire, les quatre improvisateurs sans étiquette poursuivent leur exploration audacieuse de musiques folk. Leur répertoire ne cesse de s’agrandir tandis que le groupe cherche à retranscrire avec son langage ce qui fait le cœur palpitant des musiques populaires : le lâcher prise lié à la danse.
Robin Fincker : saxophone tenor, clarinette
Mathieu Werchowski : violon
Dave Kane : contrebasse
Fabien Duscombs : batterie
Revue de presse
Tribute to an Imaginary Folk Band
© Francois Serveau
Bedmakers reunites four musicians from polymorphic and singular musical universes.Anglophile saxophonist Robin Fincker, drummer fabien Duscombs, violinist with electroacoustic drifts Mathieu Werchowsky and Irish bassist Dave Kane.
Bedmakers storms the meanders of Anglo-Saxon folk music. The four unclassifiable improvisers dig, scratch and rumble this fertile sonic ground, nourished by multiple decades of oral tradition in order to excavate its melodic essence. Melodies are caught in mid-air. These tunes that one hums without realising, that feel familiar without being able to point their source, find themselves out of their original context, superposed or extended, declaimed or only suggested, sometimes buried under a storm of concrete-noise music or distilled in a minimalist blow.
The quartet’s “Tribute to an Imaginary Folk Band” combines the illuminated blues of John Fahey with the lyrical flights of traditional Irish folk music, the intense sobriety of guitarist Bert Jansch and the richness of free improvisation; thus creating an imaginary cross-road of these different musical essences.
New creation (2019)
In 2019, Bedmakers continue their journey in the meanders of Folk music with a new repertoire. Here is combined popular music, blues and free improvisation. At a time collector and a re-inventor, the quartet shakes the relation between traditional and experimental music and makes appear scraps of jingles and ritornellos in the flow of improv jazz. The arrival of Irish double bassist Dave Kane, gives new spirit to this research.
As they grow more distant from programmed contemporary jazz music, Bedmakers expands their repertoire in an inexhaustible reservoir: a mix of collected and original compositions. The quartet seeks to evoke the feeling of letting go, the trance, the collective jubilation on a dance floor by a greatly dynamic musical experience. A backwash of noise gestures, ceaseless loops of the bow, heady melodies of the saxophone and the quartet’s new rhythm section's polymorphic sound converge towards a common goal of invisible dance and molecular shock.
A Freddy Morezon production, in coproduction with Banlieues Bleues and Jazzdor. With the support of the DRAC Occitanie, the CNV and the SPEDIDAM.
With the support of the Institut Français and of the city of Toulouse
Smokey River – Bedmakers live @ Jazzdor Berlin, juin 2018
Réalisation : Josselin Carré