The humanist and rebellious French duo Madeleine & Salomon – Clotilde & Alexandre are bringing their beautiful musical collaboration to Oz!
‘Madeleine & Salomon’ is the meeting of two artists with well-established musical visions: the vocalist and flautist, Clotilde Rullaud, and pianist and multi-instrumentalist, Alexandre Saada.
Together, their show ‘Madeleine & Salomon’ embraces with ardour the feminist American songbook, covering it with loving-kindness tinged with minimalistic music and with a deep and incandescent chant.
Their album ‘A Woman’s Journey’ reveals a graceful and unexpected reinterpretation of a humanist and rebellious repertoire, from Nina Simone to Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday to Josephine Baker. Madeleine sings, Salomon sits at the piano. Madeleine & Salomon is a duo with a natural elegance, with “less is more” at its essence.
Long-term friends, they discovered during a tour of Asia in 2014 that they shared a common musical aesthetic and decided to form the duo Madeleine & Salomon. The pair took advantage of the Melbourne Recital Centre’s invitation in June 2015 to rethink the American Songbook in their original fashion and record their ‘A Woman’s Journey’. This homage to American female protest singers is enriched on stage by free improvisations inspired by dreamlike short films.
‘A Woman’s Journey’ was named ‘Best Album 2016’ by the French National Radio France Musique and by Jazz Magazine and Citizenjazz.
Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
Madeleine & Salomon tour dates March 2018
Friday 9 March – Venue 505, Sydney http://venue505.com/gigs/clotilde-and-alexandre-france-present-madeleine-and- salomon-1517199039.html
Saturday 10 March – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli
Sunday 11 March – Doo Bop Jazz Bar, Brisbane https://www.doo-bop.com.au/events/11-march-2018-madeleine-and-salomon-france- clotilde-rullard/
Monday 12 March – Doo Bop Jazz Bar, Brisbane https://www.doo-bop.com.au/events/12-march-2018-madeleine-and-salomon-france- clotilde-rullard/
Wednesday 14 March – Jazzlab, Melbourne https://jazzlab.club/455-madeliene-salomon
“Like jazz itself, ‘Madeleine & Salomon’ know no boundaries and explore the outer limits of imagination, improvisation and cultural revolution. This is a musical experience that embraces change and pushes the cage walls further apart, exploring freedom with grandiose conviction.” — Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs (USA)
“A Woman’s Journey” doesn’t shy away from darker subjects that mark a woman’s life. The minimalist soundscape and clear, yet artistic vocals make the release a standout album.”— Dodie Miller-Gould, Lemonwire (USA) FACEBOOK: facebook.com/madeleineetsalomon