Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Siegfried Courteau - Percussionniste




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To say that he is a percussionist is a gross understatement.
He is a musical artist, pushing the limits and producing delightful rhythms and sounds.
He is versatile as seen here arranging his "instruments" of tone.


He appeared this day at an exhibition opening for artist Xavier Rémon-Beauvais, a goldsmith.  The exhibit and acoustic performance were found in a gallery in the narrow pedestrian street, Cour Damoye.  
The percussionist's tools are the art of the goldsmith.


You must pay attention as you never know what greatness you will discover:
two artists at the top of their fields... in the same gallery.


(small gallery)
Cour Damoye
75011, Paris


This is my contribution the the City Daily Photo Blogs 
Theme Day for May
"The Creative Artisan" (x deux) 

Here is the link to view all the participants for Theme Day

21 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

What a find, Genie. You are good at uncovering people and places that we are not used to seeing in Paris... Monsieur Courteau must be a talented man, indeed. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Randy said...

Wonderful theme day shot.

Jim said...

Great theme day post.

LONDONLULU said...

The pairing of artist and artisan. Nice post for theme day.

martinealison said...

Une photo qui sonne bien agréablement.

Je t'envoie un petit brin de muguet et te souhaite plein de bonheur...

Gros bisous

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Good heavens what a marvelous collaboration Genie, each maestro complimenting the other..Perfect!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

He has an incredible array of instruments in front of him.

Alain said...

J'ai suivi ton lien et regardé la vidéo (La cuve). C'est amusant, mais pas très harmonieux quand même.

Tamera said...

Great post! I wish I could hear what he was about to play.

Joe said...

I do so admire composers who can create a mood through music. True artisans.

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful entry!

LOLfromPasa said...

How charming. Love your photo and choice for today. Well done.

Virginia said...

Reminds me of kids banging on the pots and pans in the kitchen!
V

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a great post Genie!

Alexa said...

Great shot for the theme, and I'll bet his music was fascinating. Please accept un petit brin de muguet from me too, ma chère!

Ineke said...

what a catch and what a gentil post.

Starman said...

Too bad you didn't make a video, I would have liked to have heard him.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Alain, I agree with your assessment of Cuve, but on the day I took the photo, the music had a comforting hum as it gently transitioned from one tone to the next.

The amazing aspect of this show was that the musician used the bowls, plates, and large vessels of featured artist (the goldsmith) to make the music.

Thank you for your comments, all.

Bises,
Genie

Shell Sherree said...

I had a crush on a percussionist years ago. I listened to a LOT of contemporary percussion works in my quest to captivate his interest. If only I'd goldsmithed up some bowls for him instead, it could have turned out so differently...

Genie Robinson said...

Genie a violinist, I immediately zoned in on that mimi bow. Guess he uses it on the small brass bowls. That drum is out of this world. genie

Buck said...

Love this! There is art in the music, but also in the bowls and the gong as well. A beautiful portrait, perfect for the theme!