Christian Vasseur

The Christian Vasseur' music borrows as much from classical tradition as from popular music. It is free of any form of dogma. As a polymorphic musician he every often takes part into interdisciplinary events where music combines itself with other artistic media, such as photography, video, dance and theatre. In theatrical events, his music acts as a counterpoint to the text, creating an extra voice, sometimes melodic, sometimes dissonant or noisy, based on the requirements of the staging, where acoustic and electronic sounds usually intermingle. Christian Vasseur plays lute too and composes new original music for this instrument. On top of solo concerts,he usually plays in a duet with cello player Jean-Christophe Lannoy (N’Gaddi), with guitar player Philippe Lenglet (Soliloques en loque, free improvisation), with belgian guitar player Gilbert Isbin (Bubble Fauna, free improvisation), with electronic music composer Denis Streibig (Les Chromonautes) or in Djuwel trio with singer and lute player Habib Guerroumi and Jean-Christophe Lannoy (two albums on Playa Sound label). He founded the band Mr Agata which plays tinny electro hardbarock opera music (La vie d'un homme on Dog Eared records). With the comedian musician Patrick Sourdeval he founded the duet Chamane/Shamane. He joins the electric guitars quartet OGR in 2010. Two CDs (Alam and Poèmes saturniens) was edited in may 2009 by Humming Conch. Christian Vasseur plays a Daniel Oger guitar, an eleven strings alto guitar by Philip Woodfield and a twelve strings liuto forte by Michael Haaser.