Alice Orpheus

Bio

Composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist (violin, viola piano guitar) and writer, Alice Orpheus begins the violin at the early age of four with Serge Garcia before swiching with Marie-Isabelle Bondu. He then meets American violinist and teacher William fitzpatrick who strongly influenced his evolution as a young musician . At the same time as is classical musical training, Orpheus discovered the side from the joys of Jazz and the freedom of creative music alongside Gerard Poulet (Harmony)

After winning a first price at the C.N.R. of Genevilliers, a String Quartet Gold medal at the Paris Competition, finishing his studying with Mr Fiztpatrick, the New England Conservatory of music of Boston offers Alice Orpheus a scholarship for masters in classical perfomance were he studies with Marcus Thompson. He then enters the program of Contemporary Improvisation directed by Ran Blake. This was to prove a momentous period of creative development for Orpheus, A student of Hankus Netsky in composition, Bob Moses for Improvisation, He also studies the piano with Paul Bley, whith working in his own self-taught vocal technique. During this time, from concerts to masterclasses , he meets and plays with some notable musician them Dave liebman , Kenny wheeler, Ravi Coltrane. He also had the pleasure to form a duo, "Project of Dialogue", with the highly respected American viola player, Martha Strongin Katz.

To escape his classical studies, which he found a little restrictive, the inquisitive Orpheus tool the opportunity to explore what was an offer in the underground jazz, Blue grass, electro up the subway hallways in search of something different.

His nomadic state of mind then led Orpheus from the United States in search of further new adventures n and he settled his suitcase in New Zealand, where he was emplyed as a professor of jazz composition at the University of Auckland.There , he was alsi composer for a chamber music society.

Since his return to Paris a few years ago, Alice Orpheus has continued his musical explorations. He first writes for his trion "The Blue Medusa Trio" then for himself, looking for ways through writting to precise the relationship between the writing and the stage performance.

Alice Orpheus is today an artist under contract with the recording label Komplex de deep, directed by the reknown producer and Dj Master H with whom he recorded his first Ep " My lady" ( May 2009). Writing with the french artist Gerald Toto, they have completed onon his cd to come "Spring fruits" .

It is with Pierre Yves Lejeune and Buj that he has formed his new trio, within which he draw the line between black american music, classical and electro.

Alice Orpheus is also the author of a book of poetry "Emotional Eye Contact"

 

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24.04.09

My lady EP

My Lady - main

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My Lady - radio

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24.06.10

Out Of this life Take 1 EP

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03.06.11

I am a drifter who can't let go EP

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