ADVENTURES OF LOUIS SCLAVIS (The)
Director(s): Fabienne ISSARTEL – Writer(s): Fabienne ISSARTEL Contact Print page
The dynamics of a live concert remains his prime motivation and concern. « Music does not just exist » he says, « it’s the orchestra and the memory of the musicians who bring music to life ». For almost ten years now – and particularly during two memorable African tours – he performs with drummer Aldo Romano and double bass player Henri Texier. « A trio is by no means an orchestra » according to Louis. « Just three musicians with the same intensity… ». And with this intensity, the trio has found a large audience with their recordings « Carnet de route » and « Suite Africaine ».
While introducing a virtuoso who permanently reinvents himself, our film touches on different aspects of Louis Sclavis’ life and work . We observe him during rehearsals and offer samples of his music. Interviews with Bertrand Tavernier, Fred Frith, Jean-Pierre Drouet and Aldo Romano give further insight into the character of an outstanding artist.