Claude Colpaert

Trombones, voice, gangsa gantung, balinese flutes


Trombones (tenor, alto, soprano), voice, gangsa gantung, balineses flutes, dan bao, indian harmonium, tenor and sopranino sax, clarinet, kigonki (tongue drum), koshi carillon


Claude Colpaert plays mainly trombone and gangsa gantung (balinese metallophone). He also proposes gangsa gantung improvisation concerts. Principal instrument of the balinese gamelan, gangsa gantung is traditionally played with a hammer. But Claude Colpaert also uses it with mallets, bow, thimble and various objects.

Current projects :

- Vox Copuli : duo with Fred Loisel. The voice (Claude) is transformed in live with electronics (Fred).
- Claude François : duo with François Ella-Méyé (piano) and Claude Colpaert (gangsa gantung)
- Moto club : duo with Eric Mimosa (lapsteel) and Claude Colpaert (gangsa gantung)
- Lunar error, au gangsa gantung et à l’harmonium indien, with Quentin Conrate (uncomplete drums), Pierre Denjean (guitar), François Ella-Méyé (zither), Matthieu Lilin (baryton sax), Thomas Coquelet (sho, voice), Matthieu Lebrun (sax), Paul Ménard (guitar), Léo Rathier (banjo).

Recent artistic encounters : Jack Wright (in Belgium), Ove Volquartz (in France), Mia Zabelka (in France), Kostas Tatsakis (in Belgium), Goh Lee Kwang (in Malaisia), Pan Thang (in Birmany), Nusch Werchowska (in France), Bachtiar Djanan (in Indonesia), Tebo Aumara (in Indonesia).

Claude Colpaert hosts also conferences about jazz history in schools and in private homes. He collaborates with magazines Improjazz, Illico and Revue et Corrigée. He presents the radio show "Jazz à l’âme" on Radio Campus.

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Muzzix is a collective composed of 30 musicians and based in Lille (northern France). It supports each year many artistic projects going from contemporary jazz to experimental and improvised musics, performed in many various ways, from solo to full orchestra, from concerts to installations or performances.
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