Nelly Pouget : Biography



Nelly Pouget

" The Music exists, has a sens when it transcend a real force to the public. " N. Pouget

Nelly Pouget born in Burgundy Dijon France May 19th 1955. Studied saxophone at the conservatory with Jean-Marie Londeix.
In a preoccupation of a big liberation in creation and expression realise performances on the movement, voice, space, built musical instruments, work for child's theatre, live in Africa, Europe.
Composer, she essentially presents her own creations motivated by current events, and nourished by her spiritual quest. She starts to lead in 1982.
She leads records with Sunny Murray 1991 CD Le Dire, in 1992 Jazz Festival Dudelange Luxembourg, Foyer Boris Vian Ulis, Theatre Maubel Galabru Paris, Espace 1789 St Ouen.
Leads a Duo with the Belgium drummer Micheline Pelzer from 93 to 95 Tourcoing Jazz Festival, A M R Geneva Switzerland, Bern Switzerland, Tours, Mont de Marsan, Bruges and Thorout Belgium- -
In 1993 plays with Horace Tapscott and leads a septet for the second CD Le Vivre with Andrew Cyrille, Michel Godard, Gérard Siracusa, Kent Carter, Jean-François Jenny-Clark.
1994 lives one month at Los Angeles play at "Word Stage", and meets Vinny Golia.
In 1995 leads an international quartet with James Lewis db (U S A ), Noah Rosen p (U S A) and Makoto Sato dm (JAPON). Junes 15th 96 a vidéomusic of this quartet has been realised live at the Procreart Paris.
1997 records with Marilyn Crispell a new CD " Le Voir ", 1998 leads a Duo with Sunny Murray Francfort Festival, in Solo at Contemporary Art Center of Vassivière.
1999 plays in solo, Culture Center of Limoges, Europa Jazz Festival of the Mans, records her first solo CD " Fraîcheur Cuivrée ". 2000 plays solo at Culture Center of Bron, Grenoble Jazz Festival. 2001 Records for Radio France an original composition in five parts for the Allabreves, France Musique, France Culture.
2002 Bordeaux Jazz Festival, concerts in Germany, records in Duo with organ, her fifth CD, " Le Waw ".       (link to the Nelly Pouget and News files)
2005 Solo concerts, Fresco Art Concert, 2006 Duet with dance Buto.
2007 Movies Concerts, Movies Poetry Concert, Conception of manufacture music instruments with kilds, Concerts Solo, Duo.
2010 Babies Spectacle "Bouquet de Sons", Short Music Movies, Play in Gamelan Orchestra in Java Indonesia.
On 2007 Movies Concert, Cinema Tells Musical, Manufacturing workshops of Musical instruments, Concert solo, Duets dance buto
2010 Creation of a show for Babies "Bouquet of Sounds", Music Short films, Participation in an orchestra of Gamelan with Java Indonesia.
2012 Creation of a new Cinema Musical Tales from three years, and pursuit of the study of Gamelan with Java Indonesia, new musical creations. Meet with the guide Mauritanian storyteller Yahya Rajel ...
On 2014 New recording Spiral Dances, shooting of a bibliographic documentary movie " Spiral Dances " during installation on 2015 Sahel Jazz Plus Nouakchott festival

Press extracts: (Link to the complete Press Kit and the international Press Kit)

Scot, Hacker (1994) " She is able to take highly arranged structures and superimpose total improvisatory freedom without losing sight of the whole. As far as players go, all involved perform with great discipline and sympathy for Pouget's unusual compositions." Cadence, July vol.20 N°7

Steve Lake, ( October 1991) " Nelly plays with a real energizing power on both her horns " The Wire

Jean Wagner, (1992) " C'est un morceau d'elle même que Nelly Pouget nous livre ", 4 stars on Le Dire Télérama N° 2228

Lucien Giraudo, (September 1991) " Par la concentration, par la densité de son jeu et de ses images, elle remagnétise la musique; elle redonne à l'objet sonore son aura mystique et sa profondeur révélatrice. " Jazz Magazine

Sylvain Siclier, ( September 1995) " C'est une des forces rares du saxophone, un vrai souffle. " Le Monde n° 15752

Serge Loupien, (April 1994) " Hors normes, hors catégorie, elle se veut on ne peut plus vivante et ne risque guère une fossilisation prochaine. " Libération n° 4019

Philippe Renaud, ( October 1994) " Nelly Pouget dynamite sa musique, elle la transcende au-delà de la technique ( qu'elle maîtrise parfaitement ) par une foi inépuisable et intacte. " Improjazz n°8

Pierre Durr, (Mars 1998)Musicienne d'instinct, elle ne s'embarrasse pas de technologies modernes, d'avant-garde : ici, ni échantillonages, ni bandes multiples, simplement l'instrument avec lequel elle fait corps, son saxophone (ténor, alto ou soprano), avec lequel elle exprime ses états d'âme.  " Revue & Corrigée"

Danièla, (2003) "Le Waw" "est sûrement l'œuvre la plus aboutie de cette grande dame qu'est Nelly Pouget." Commission Jazz des Discothécaires de la ville de Paris.

Rose Marie Reinhard (décembre 2003) " Die Kreativität der Künstlerinist von aktuellem Geschehen und von ihrer eigenen spîrituellem Suche geleitet, beeinflusst auch durch Instrumente aus aller Welt." Mayence

Recording list: (Link to the Catalog Minuit Regards)

Distributors: IMPRO JAZZ, german OPEN DOOR, U S A CADENCE, belgian LOWLAND.

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