Accordeon Melancolique
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  • Gratitude II
    Genre: Acoustic
    MP3 (04:46) [10.92 MB]
  • Gratitude III
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:33) [5.84 MB]
  • l'Esprit du Sud
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    WAV (03:55) [39.52 MB]
  • The Dancing Tortoise
    Genre: World Music
    WAV (03:06) [31.33 MB]
  • Kripi Kripi (Latin American, just two accordions)
    Genre: Folk
    MP3 (05:14) [11.99 MB]
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Biography
Musicians Cherie de Boer and Jean-Pierre Guiran discovered a number of years ago that silence plays a prominent role in music. This apparent paradox – music and silence – became the catalyst for their musical renaissance. Using silence as well as sound to arrange their music, they were able to bring passion to even the simplest of pieces and give rhythmic melodies that extra sparkle.


Who uses Accordeon Melancolique’s music?
The French dance group Accrorap - choreographer Johannes Wieland at the Juilliard, New York - Martin Scorsese in the film Picasso..- choreographer Melanie Aceto in Resemblance, a contemporary NewYork dance duet - Many programmes on Dutch tv - Compañía Nacional de Danza II from Madrid. Peugeot en Vodafone used their music for TV commercials

Both musicians are largely self-taught; their original style might well be the consequence of this. They started out in 1994. Their first CD L'imparfait du Cœur was voted the best accordion CD of 1999 by the Swedish accordion magazine Dragspels Nytt. In response they played at festivals in Iceland and Denmark in the summer of 2000 and 2003.

Accordéon Mélancolique has given hundreds of concerts since then. Five CDs, which feature many of their own compositions, have found their way to music lovers all over the world. Four volumes of sheet music have been published and enthusiastically received by musicians at music schools. The recognition of their music is evident in its frequent use in films, documentaries, dance and theatre productions, commercials etc.



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  • Members:
    Jean-Pierre Guiran & Cherie de Boer
  • Sounds Like:
    Gus Viseur, Tony Murena, Johnny Meyer, Harry Mooten, Toots Tielemans
  • Influences:
    Gus Viseur, Astor Piazolla, Rony Verbiest, Marcel Azzola, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Bach, Tony Murena, J.J. Cale, Django Reinhardt, Folkmusic, Richard Galliano
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    05/06/07
  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/08/18 16:06:52
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