MICHEL has invented a unique musical style, inspired by a whole culture
of classical music (notably
the Sacred Music of JS
BACH and a sophisticated Jazz. He is one of the founder of the "Classical-Jazz" Crossover,
with the famous Jazz pianist John LEWIS and the drummer Kenny CLARKE
from MODERN JAZZ QUARTET, and some others brilliant musicians.
the music of JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL is still evolving. Calling on the
multidimensional sounds given by modern technology, the composer has
created "JAZZ & SACRED MUSIC CROSSOVER", a futuristic
music with spatial echoes, which remains warm-hearted and grandiose.
MICHEL has discovered how to create a music which is ultra-modern, yet
touches the heart with a "primitive emotion" and does not release it.
Certain musics lead to dream, others, sustained by a flexible heartbeat,
would give almost desire to dance...
in its structures, the musical art of JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL is just
like the universe which it irresistibly
recalls : harmonious, ample and timeless.
in the modernity its prodigious emotional power, the music of JEAN-CHRISTIAN
MICHEL takes his listeners on strange star-splashed journeys.
JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL IN CHURCH CONCERT
Jean-Christian MICHEL, brilliant composer and exceptional virtuoso, invented a highly original style between sacred music and black American music. He worked interpretation at the highest level with Guy DEPLUS clarinet teacher at the National Conservatory of Paris. Jean-Christian MICHEL has played with the biggest names of world jazz from Mezz Mezzrow at Peanuts HOLLAND, Bill Coleman, Kansas FIELDS, Kenny Clarke, Duke Ellington.
MICHEL appears in a symphony of colours and lights, dressed in
his white spatial overall. His talent on the clarinet and his
magnetism reveal an unexplored musical universe".
Monique thus is a pianist, an organist and a piano teacher in the "Cité de la Musique" in Marseilelle, France.
She has worked with Jean-Christian MICHEL for more than
40 years ! A deep friendship and understanding link them in their
concerts as in life.
earned first prize in piano, organ, music theory and counterpoint
at the Marseille conservatory. She was a pupil of Pierre COCHEREAU.
is qualified as a "national teacher of Conservatoy"
and is organist at the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde in Marseille.
She is globally recognized as one of the great interpreters of J.S BACH on the organ. Her distinguished
playing is clear, precise and imprinted with an extraordinary
AND CATHEDRAL CONCERTS
Traditionnal church concert
recital begins with this call from the known towards the the unknown.
Then one can listen to a strange music of which one did not even
suspect the existence, so much is it difficult to define. When
Jean-Christian MICHEL plays, he seems to find the notes beyond
himself, in the "other dimension". He
restores, throughout his recital, this mysterious force drawn
from the infinite, and knows how to share it with a wonderful
special sonority of his clarinet fuses
with the resonances of the organ, in
the virtual transparence of synthesizers brilliantly played by Monique THUS. (*) Because, of course, JEAN-CHRISTIAN
MICHEL calls on real concert artists to exploit the beauty of
the sublime sounds which he is using.
TO CHOIRS !
Concert with choirs
MICHEL has given many concerts with famous choirs, notably that of Saint
Eustache in Paris, during a series of ten concerts at the "Champs
Recently he has performed with internationnaly
reputed regional choirs, and these concerts have enjoyed an enormous
• Jean-Christian MICHEL has composed completely new works for choir and orchestra. Scores
and CD on request. Here he performs with the Balory choirs.
CONCERT - LASER SHOW
Laser church concert
MICHEL's concerts and laser shows express depth and space featuring Clarinet, church organ and computer-controlled synthesizers. A universe
of translucent sounds and luminescent lasers : nights of clouds
and lightning, green diffracted beams, ceilings of heavy phosphorescent
purple clouds create a gulf of obscurity from the beginning of
audience finds itself totally enchanted and involved in this spectacular
show of faerie constructions and holograms.
MICHEL's concerts and laser shows are an unmissable experience, because photos can only give the
weakest outline of this strikingly original and grand dream-reality.
in front of giant screen
INTERSTELLAR CONCERT IN FRONT OF GIANT SCREEN
The interstellar concert of Jean-Christian MICHEL is a dreams in the stars : a giant-screen video backprojected, continues amazing interstellar images. It evokes a space trip in which stars, planets, meteorites jets and mysterious spheres integrate with musical themes.
This show takes the audience into the secret of galaxies. It reveals the sacredness of the cosmos, and the obvious link between music and universal harmony.
The flow conducting music vibrates in the strange stellar deep resonance, and connects the powerful breath of the stars to the beauty of the melodies.
A magical and mesmerizing dream to awaken at least once in his life!
FIREWORKS & ENCHANTED WATERS LASER SHOW
by LASER Light
MICHEL's GRAND OUTSIDE LASER and
FIREWORKS SHOW and ENCHANTED
WATERS LASER SHOW use the latest in high-tech sound, lighting and special effects.
Concerts of living, cosmic music for
a majestic sound and light show, where glowing infernos and incandescent
meteors mix with the springs and gigantic fountains of lit-water
rising to lay siege to heaven in an unprecedented show.
MICHEL's team assures
a sound of the highest quality and lighting with electronically-controlled
special effects, which gives the show an unusual dimension for
a concert. Computer-controlled synthesizers allow the audience
to hear CD quality sound, but naturally with much more presence
and an incomparable expression of emotion.
WISH TO ORGANISE A CONCERT ? CONTACT US !
our rates and any organizational questions,
please write, e-mail, or phone.
Jean VALDET, External Relations
Domaine de la Keyrié - 2113 chemin de Repentance
13100 - Aix en Provence - France