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Wayning Moments

Alex Augé + 4

Wayning Moments

Tribute to Wayne Shorter & Miles Davis


Alex Augé + 4

« An agitator of the music scene, Alex Augé is never where we expect him. Guest composer at the « Aujourd’hui Musiques » Festival, enthusiastic performer, inspired saxophonist, band leader and Jam session organizer. »
Jean-Michel Collet, 2019

After a tumultuous career punctuated by the most diverse projects and collaborations, both artistically and educationally, Alex launched his own musical adventure in the spring of 2020, the one he has always been nursing within himself : ALEX AUGÉ + …, project with variable geometries, starting from solo to format « + 9 », passing by the « Alex Augé + 2 » trio , and this « + 4 » formula.

The music goes beyond genres, only defining itself by itself. Fooded by all the influences and experiences of the musician who, as if not to have to choose, offers different versions which make the subject evolve… Unclassifiable in essence, it develops in a lively interaction: the group serves a continually united and contributory sound project. Soloist improvisation is not the nerve center of music as is apparently the case in the world of Jazz. It is the result of the energy created in situ by the musicians from the thematic material, but also (and above all?) from their work on sound.

Artistic Team

Composition, Saxophones, fx : Alex Augé

Drums : Robinson Rouquet

Bass : Gérald Chateauzel

Vocal : Vanessa Hidden

Guitar : Gary Haguenauer


The compositions are assembled into thematic suites, such as FEMEN SUITE, a musical suite in 4 parts denouncing violence against women :


The group also offers tributes to great figures in the history of Jazz, Alex’s musical heroes, by offering personal rereadings adapted to the « + 4 » format, including original lyrics.

——— Tribute to Miles Davis : « kind of Kind of Blue » ———

——— Tribute to Wayne Shorter : « Wayning moments » ———


Other theme covered are :
• the relationship to the time TIME REBOUNDS SUITE, presented here in the « + 6 » format
• the relationship to the ego and individualism SOLIPIES, here as a solo collection

DNA Vertical Odyssey The Transe Express Company

DNA Vertical Odyssey

Of the Company Transe Express

2025 Musical creation


DNA, Vertical Odyssey 
Let's imagine the progressive deployment, from the ground, of an inhabited structure 40 meters high, like a dizzying link to the sky. It is a question, not of an aerial mobile which evolves above the public, but of a mobile architecture refined in its aesthetic and offering its intrinsic vertical perspective. The imagination of an excessive verticality is nourished by myths and universal legends which transcribe the great upheavals in the history of humanity, the need for evolution or the desire for elevation: the Tower of Babel, Jacob's ladder, Noah's Ark and other monumental constructions.Take height, reaching the summit, flying, no longer touching the ground, building ever higher, this is a human concern that takes us between poetry and philosophy. DNA is this journey where humans are measured by vertigo.

DNA, Vertical Odyssey


Cascades

CASCADES TRIO CONCERTS

Electro Jazz songs

At Sunside Paris on September 13
At Carcassonne Festival on August 10
At Nantes on June 15

The unexpected encounter of borderless musical styles and poetry to go with the flow of “Cascades” a trio performing electro jazz songs.
Three artists mix their artistic universes on the lyrics and music of Vanessa Hidden.

“Vanessa is a singer, songwriter and songwriter who has performed all over the world. Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Michel Legrand looked at the cradle of Cascades. His finely chiseled texts in French lead us into a dreamlike universe, vocalizations rub shoulders with jazz fusion, giving free rein to the improvisational qualities of the musicians.”

Armelle Cozic

Sand in the wind… the voice of the bewitching Vanessa Hidden, summons our hearts, capsizes our states of mind… Floats in her Cascades the rhythm of her poetry between the breath of a November night and the ode to the women Sister… She sings I’m coming and we can’t wait to open this door to listen to her. Run there!

Patricia Padovani

Their influences: french song, improvised jazz music, Afro-Latin percussion, lyrical voice and electro hues.

Discover soon the waves of Cascades

Press Review

Graphic design Armelle Cozic


Cascades is Selection 2021: « one summer / 100 shows for the Aude Department» with the support of the Aude Department in collaboration with Arts Vivants 11 (department agency for performing art)

Artistic team

Vanessa Hidden, voice
Rémi Ploton, Keyboard/machines
Nazim Aliouche, percussions/guitar

Recording and mix

Studio 4 vents Narbonne, France, Guilhem Verger

Mastering

Cochise Studio Nashville, Cochise Genet

Stylism

Jef Castaing – Fanchette et Papillon

Graphic design and Cover picture

Laure Bagnol

Translation into sign language*

Bertille Charlot *on the song Pigeon

Video and Clip directors

Hachel

Stéphane Ly-Cuong

Sunside

Live Sunside #1
Live Sunside #2
Live Sunside #3
Teaser 0’53 Made by Hachel
Teaser 4’07 Made by Hachel
Clip Made by Stéphane Ly-Cuong

Le Banquet des Temps Futurs

Le Banquet des Temps Futurs

Archipel Perpignan Theater

[Creation for Festival Aujourd’hui Musiques]


Le Banquet des Temps Futurs

Saxophonist Alex Augé stood out with his Solipsies where the effects of the multiple sound tracks worked live and the superimpositions of sounds and rhythms made his performance a great moment in today’s music. Franck Garcia and his keyboards bewitched the public in the company of Stéphanie Fontanarosa during a magnetic journey devoted to works by Ligeti, Adams, Wyatt. Brought together by the festival for this creation, the two artists crossed their sensibilities and their universes, merging languages ​​and writings. Surrounded by opera singer Vanessa Hidden, drummer Robinson Rouquet and pianist Stéphanie Fontanarosa, they invite us to a concert dressed in lights and video images.

Artistic team

composition, keyboard, fx, Franck Garcia
composition, saxophones, electric bass, fx Alex Augé
piano Stéphanie Fontanarosa
voice Vanessa Hidden
drums, vibraphone Robinson Rouquet
sound system Julien Chateau
lighting and video projection Jonathan Morton

Le Banquet des temps Futurs is a Festival Music Writing Order for Alex Augé and Franck Garcia.

Folk Songs of Berio – A Sound Installation

A Sound Installation

It is a participatory performance that deals with a concert as a piece of art. Mixing music, theatre and plastic arts. The sound installation is dedicated to being performed in a particular space: museum, patrimonial space, hallway, outside spaces, …


It is a participatory performance that deals with a concert as a piece of art. Mixing music, theatre and plastic arts..

This project, is an interaction of music, theater and platic arts. It is designed to be performed in a museum space where musicians are being displayed standing still and silent, waiting for a visitor to activate them thanks to a buzzer linked to a remote control.

Musical Programm : Folk Songs by Luciano Berio, for solo singing a little instrumental ensemble.

If you are a professional, press here to get the teaser.


Dialog #5

For this first edition of Dialogue #5

The starting points were the miniature texts by the author Carole Fives and the theme
« Movement, Music and transversality ».

Picture by Basile Crespin


For this first edition of Dialogue #5 :
The starting points were the miniature texts by the author Carole Fives and the theme« Movement, Music and transversality ».
Five artists were associated to this first edition.
The arts represented are; music through voice and guitar, dance, theatre and visual art.
Dialogue #5’s purpose is the creation, the dialog between art mediums and the real time spontaneous compositions, directed by the words of the author always underlying in the places chosen.
The creation process and its successive steps are honored and observed in Dialogue #5.
This creation is supported by « le Grand Narbonne », the « Conservatoire à Rayonnement Département », the « École d’Arts Plastiques », the « Salon du Livre » and the « Maison des Arts de Bages».

Artistic team for the first edition (from left to right):
Thomas Abecassis, Estelle Torras, Guillaume Vellard, Andrée Benchetrit, Vanessa Hidden


Resonances

Singing performance for solo voice

A contemporary art exhibition carrying the concept of “Résonances” (Resonance).

From this theme, the artists dialog together and exhibit their resonances: wood sculpture, paintings and numerical artworks, vocal creations, calligraphies, poems and drawings.

Picture by Hachel


In this research around the idea of Resonances, Vanessa offers a sung performance for solo voice on her new creations in French.

Find the handwritten lyrics by the Artist on Bandcamp:

Collectif d’artistes

Claude Espada, wood carving

Hachel, digital painting

Jean Jacques Grand, calligraphy and ink

Vanessa Hidden, Voice creation – lyrics and music

Philippe Lemoine, Poetry

Poster design Hachel

Divas Giant dolls Co. Transe Express

The Divas Giant dolls

Of the Company Transe Express


Urban Opera – Tree giant dolls wearing hudge crinoline dresses slide through the crowd. Like old dolls out of an ancient toy box, they enchant the audience with their repertoire mixing original creations, popular songs and great lyrical airs.

The Divas Giant Dolls and the Drums

The Divas Giant Dolls and the Drums
After a warm christmas 2019 at the Siam Center in Bangkok, the Divas Giant dolls & the drums continue their adventures in 2021 on the roads of France and Europe.Come and find again the opera at the heart of the city with the Transe Express company.

Remember, a Piccadilly Circus transformed into a… circus, three lyric singers, the giant dolls invade the streets during the London Festival, together with the famous drums of the Transe Express. It was in 2012 and since then the Divas travel : chinese new year in Hong Kong, St Patrick’s day in Dublin, the Galway International Arts Festival, the Foire de Paris, the festival of Deventer (the Netherlands), the Riga City Festival (Latvia), Marrakech (Marocco), Bucarest (Roumania), Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Norwich (England), Zaragoza (Spain), Anvers (Belgium), Rome (Italy), Versailles, Nancy, Cergy, Suresnes, Deauville, Saint Raphaël, Caen, Vitry (France) …


Films made and edited by Arnaud Bringer



C’est toujours ca de pris ! Co. Paris Broadway Saigon

Fontanarosa-Hidden’s Duet

Following in France, the Festival in Avignon, Les Musicales in Bagatelle and Le Palais des Congrès in Nantes, the musical women’s duet is always ready to hit the road with its sparkling recital and its musical show « C’est toujours ça de pris! ».


Their friendship starts with their encounter during the Orphée Opera by Daniel Tosi and continues with the incredible adventure of the Off Festival in Avignon at the Théâtre des Vents with the musical show « C’est toujours ça de pris! »

A show created and produced by the French Company Paris Broadway Saigon. With Vanessa Hidden (Voice), Stéphanie Fontanarosa and Tristan Michel (Keyboard, alternately) Stéphane Ly-Cuong (Director) and Jef Castaing (costumes).

IN SHORT

A modern, epicurean and unhinibited young women, heroin of « C’est toujours ça de pris ! » enjoys with innocence the tiny pleasures of life. Her philosophy ? Find pleasure where it stands… at the risk of burning one’s wing ! with prankishness and humour, Vanessa Hidden depicts sketches of today’s life, with songs of the old days that have withstood the test of time … for a sparkling, tender and light musical show that brings together nostalgia and modernity.

Please come and meet the duet at the festival Les Musicales de Bagatelle, at the Palais des Congrés de Nantes and at the Festival Les Musicales d’Agde.

Successful CROWDFUNDING campaign!!

Thank you to the numerous kisskissbankbankers that have supported our project « C’est toujours ça de pris ! » (“well at least that’s something !”) for the Off Festival at d’Avignon 2014.


Picture by Elaine V
Picture by Elaine V

Diva Divine Singing wandering on stilts

A singer on stilts

During the Festival in Avignon and the wandering through the streets, a character was born: the singer on stilts with a crinoline dress.


This will be the new Diva Divine with the complicity of the stylist Jef Castaing.


Imagine, meeting a lyric singer high on stilts, not too high, at (almost) human size, just enough to wake your imagination up, enlighten the colours of life and travel through the musical time of a song.
The repertoire is sparkling, rich and diverse : french melody, operetta, chanson réaliste, and Belle Époque. The composer are honored Offenbach, Satie, Poulenc, Fauré, Messager, Bourtayre, Weill, Hayn, Straus, Kosma, Yvain and hints for Yvette Guilbert, Yvonne Printemps and Marie Dubas.
A beautiful wandering at human size, light as a feather and flamboyant to illuminate the streets.
Discover Vanessa Hidden in Les Anges Musiciens (Disque FY SOLSTICE)