‘Polyphonic Awareness’: Michaël Attias Speaks

June 7, 2019 When he was a child, saxophonist Michaël Attias had what one could categorize as an auditory hallucination while in bed with a fever. “Suddenly, I began hearing several different kinds of music happening all at once,” Attias remembers. “It was an amazing feeling, as if all boundaries had dissolved and the wallsContinue reading “‘Polyphonic Awareness’: Michaël Attias Speaks”

Critical Studies in Improvisation: “Réflexions personnelles sur les liens et les ruptures de lien entre l’improvisation musicale, le langage, et la notion d’identité”

April 9, 2016 Abstract: L’improvisateur est un Etranger Absolu de la musique. Il peut parler toutes les langues et les hors-champs de la langue, bruits, cris, chuchotements, s’identifier aux bruissements du monde, se découvrir un devenir minéral, végétal, animal. Mais de langue propre, sauf par parti-pris idéologique, il n’en a aucune. Ou plutôt, c’est dansContinue reading “Critical Studies in Improvisation: “Réflexions personnelles sur les liens et les ruptures de lien entre l’improvisation musicale, le langage, et la notion d’identité””

Jazz Right Now Artist Feature: Saxophonist Michaël Attias

July 9, 2015 This month [July 2015], New York is being treated to six exciting performances by master alto saxophonist Michael Attias. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all that this artist has to offer. The centerpiece of the month is a four-night residency at Ibeam, book-ended by two performances at other venues. TheseContinue reading “Jazz Right Now Artist Feature: Saxophonist Michaël Attias”

All About Jazz – Interview by Celeste Sunderland

September 30, 2007 Paris has always been a haven for musicians. In the late 1980s, a stream of jazz greats passed through the bar at Alan Silva’s music school, where saxophonist Michaël Attias manned the tap. “I remember pouring [saxophonist] Frank Wright a beer two weeks before he died,” he recalled. “Sunny Murray, Jerome Cooper,Continue reading “All About Jazz – Interview by Celeste Sunderland”