Formed in 2004, L’Arbre Canapas is a collective of Jazz musicians creating music, and leading education and community programs together. Our music is a crossover inspired by jazz, world music and new music.
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Each band develops a unique relationship with music communities. L’éléfanfare is an outdoor orchestra for everyone, which turns streets and common places into surprising concert hall. La Corde à Vent creates performances for young people. It’s surprising and creative music blends traditional musical instruments with inventions out of everyday objects (wild lute). L’effet de Foehn offers to everyone, musical enlightened or not, young and adult audiences, a contemporary composition based on musical and visual landscapes. The quartet La Table de Mendeleïev offers adventurous and explosive compositions, shaking up Bunsen burners. Nadja is a bass clarinet sextet performing André Breton’s fantasy. TTTW is a new and original re-reading of the Who’s compositions by six multi-instrumentalist musicians.
L’Arbre Canapas is an independent association. It provides administrative and public relation support for music creations and broadcastings (concert planning, record production, communication tools…) as well as education and community programs for each project.
L’Arbre Canapas is supported by the General Council of Ain, The Regional Council of Rhône-Alpes, the DRAC (Ministry of Culture), the ADAMI, the SPEDIDAM and the SACEM.
The musicians worked first in the group Isthar , Bourg-en-Bresse, department of Ain. Isthar had been creating compositions and musical events in the region of Rhône-Alpes since 1993: the groups Anorièn, La Grande Déformation, Les 4têtes (…) and organization of concerts.
The Collective Ishtar gave birth to various organizations which develop various artistic approaches: the dance troupe Passaros, the free improvisation label Ektic and L’Arbre Canapas.