PPT 2014 - Ariane Gray Hubert

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THE ARTIST
A concert pianist, singer and composer, Ariane Gray Hubert (French-American)
is an innovative and pioneering artist in several fields. Over the years, she has
delighted audiences and critics all over the world with her performances, be it
a piano solo recital, a piano-vocal program or with various music ensembles.
In her orchestral works she has experimented with both eastern and western
music traditions, blending them in a unique manner- an absolutely visionary
approach.
Born in Paris, Ariane Gray Hubert started her musical journey at the age of
four largely influenced by her American mother, Tamara Gray, and her greataunt, who herself received her training in Geneva from one of the greatest
pianist of the twentieth century, Alfred Cortot.
Her journey from the grand classical tradition of the west, being trained in the
renowned Russian, Austrian and French piano traditions, to the rich, oral
music tradition of the east has been a fascinating one. All through this
journey, Ariane Gray Hubert has touched the hearts of her audience
worldwide with her music and her performances, which are often described as
‘something unheard of’ and ‘deeply elevating’.
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Her expressive scales of playing and singing together with her unique way of
improvisation, her powerful rhythmical ideas and inspiration from ancient
musical traditions are typical characteristics part of the French American
composer. There is no end to her unique style and excellence in music.
In Europe, Ariane Gray Hubert performs for major international festivals as
well as for many productions worldwide (Opera, Theater and Dance). To name
a few, she played for Radio France, in “Musée d’Orsay”, for the Piano World
Music Festival in Enghien les Bains, in the Vatican in Rome, for the European
Delegation in India on the occasion of the 50 years of the EU Treaty, for the
UNESCO, the French Alliances abroad (such as Italy, Austria, Germany, Baltic
countries, India) and for the Brazilian cultural festival in India. In collaboration
with the French Embassy, she played “La Note Bleue” at the closing ceremony
of the Festival “Bonjour India” in India and in France to commemorate the
Bicentenary birth anniversary of the famous composer, Frédéric Chopin, to
whom she dedicated a special piano cycle.
Ariane Gray Hubert also performs for leading brands such as the Lufthansa
South Asia, Renault, Vinci, and for humanitarian causes worldwide such as for
the …
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‘The Intensive Care for terminal life treatment ‘together with public hospitals
in France, for the ‘Woman and Girl Empowerment’ in India or for the cause of
the “Bahai” worldwide.
In India the artist has a great and unique affinity with its people and the
various musical traditions. Here she performs regularly in solo and crosscultural ensembles in collaboration with the Indian Council of Cultural Relation
and other governmental cultural organizations. Her concerts in Chennai at the
prestigious Music Academy, in Mumbai at the TATA-Theater, in New Delhi at
the Teen Murti Bhawan, in India Habitat Centre, in the Bahai-Temple, for the
All India Radio, were tremendously successful and have received high
accolades from a wide range of music lovers and fans. She has also performed
for the television channels like for Zee TV, NDTV, Headlines Today, and the
national Indian channel “Doordarshan”.
She is the composer of various eastern-western ensembles which include her
much acclaimed trio “PIANO RAG(a) TIME” – a contribution to world music
blending in an exclusive way some of the western and Indian traditions
together with piano, vocal and percussions.
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Later, she signed with the leading e-label worldwide “Believe Digital” and her
three albums are distributed worldwide on all e-platforms including ITunes
and Amazon.
Then, she has conducted a series of innovative workshops on ‘Creative Sound
Training’ in India. Here she incorporated a variety of scales from the western
and eastern music traditions based on her vast knowledge of oral and written
music. Following this she composed the music for an international ballet
production based on Indian and western civilizations for the renowned Indian
Oddissi dancer and choreographer, Dr. Sonal Mansingh.
Twice she was awarded the prestigious ‘Laureate Lavoisier’ by the French
Ministry of Foreign Affairs for her music in Austria & India.
Ariane Gray Hubert has also received several international awards for her
outstanding achievements. She is a composer and a member affiliated to
SACEM in France.
For further details and enquiry about the artist, please go to the Contact
section.
COMPOSER
Composing is always a mysterious voyage, starting with an improvisation and
then gradually taking a form based on an interactive dialogue between
melody, rhythm and harmony. It also refers to the various sounds which exist
in this world since ages.
The music of the French American composer Ariane Gray Hubert is
characterized with the unique combination of improvisation, powerful
rhythmical ideas and inspiration from old chanting to ancient musical
traditions from the world.
In today’s materialistic world, attending a concert and listening to the music
of Ariane Gray Hubert gives you a feeling that you are hearing something
which is not a “run of the mill”, music which is different and that it crosses the
boundary of classified clichés such as classical, world music, jazz etc. Music
takes another dimension under Ariane’s inspiration, as her visionary approach
to music makes her blend and create in a very innovative way.
The artist’s forte is that she has in her music incorporated a vast number of
musical repertoire from the western and eastern traditions, thereby giving her
music a distinctive and exclusive signature.
COMPOSER
This multifaceted composer, with her passion and vast knowledge of the ‘song
repertoire’ belonging to the ancient times ranging both from the Vedic and
Gregorian Chants to the American Jazz including the gospel and blues, is much
in demand.
She has received several international awards both as a composer and
performer. Her music has been commissioned by international organizations
including French, Indian, European and South American foundations for
special events and causes. She is a composer and a member affiliated to
SACEM in France.
For further details and enquiry about the artist, please go to the Contact
section.
MEDIA & FANS
MEDIA
Politicians Schmooze With Chopin Lovers
Mail Today
‘Indians Make Fabulous Audience’
The Age
French Connection
Ragas On Piano
The Pioneer
Key To Originality
Express Newsline
The Concerto Connection
A leading Artist,
Today Times
MEDIA & FANS
MEDIA
Music : Art of Rhythm
India Today
Piano Rag(A) Time : Un Nouveau Swing
All Bound To Surprise Her Audience
Piano, Ghatam, Tabla- Three to Tango for Bollywood Music
Press Trust of India
Une personnalité de la Musique
Sound of Music
When Fingers Reign Supreme
MEDIA & FANS
FANS
"La NOTE BLEUE" A Piano Solo tour in tribute to Frédéric Chopin Bicentenary
Birth with the support of the French Embassy in India and in France
Thank you for the elevating music.
Bharat WAKHLU, Tata, Resident Director, Tata Group India
Voilà une soirée qui nous laissera à tous un grand souvenir de Frédéric Chopin!
Merci.
Jerôme BONNAFONT, Ambassador of France
We enjoyed your "La Note Bleue" immensely and we are looking forward to
the recording.
Neenaz ICHAPORIA
"PIANO RAG(a) TIME", World music Trio & Music by Ariane Gray Hubert, with
the support of international brands
and companies worldwide
MEDIA & FANS
FANS
Ariane Gray Hubert is not only a top–class pianist who interprets Western
classical and modern music in a fascinate manner which attracts both western
and eastern audiences. Her greatest contribution to the ‘world of music’is her
ability to fuse both Western and classical Indian music with great empathy,
understanding and artistic skills.
B.MUETZELBERGER, Ambassador of Germany
Your compositions ‘Manik ’ and ‘Carmen Fantasia’ were simply mesmerizing.
Dr Vijay KELKAR, Chairman, 13th Finance Commission of India
Une musique universelle, ni en Inde ni en Europe...Juste une musique irréelle.
Merci !
Olivier LUCIANI, Artistic director of La Fugue - Europera, Paris
It was not only a great pleasure but also a challenge to our western approach
to music. You break the rules. You achieve a wonderful dialogue between
cultures and traditions worldwide.
Francesca TOSCANO
DISCOGRAPHY
PIANO RAG(a) TIME (2012)
World Music, West meets East, Improvisation
BEYOND CLASSICAL WORLD(s), Du Prélude au Raga
World Music, Indo French musical blends
A PIANO SOLO TRIBUTE: MY WAY
Western Classical Piano
DISCOGRAPHY
PIANO RAG(a) TIME (2012)
World Music, West meets East
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MANIK ( featuring Akram Khan )
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DERVICHE TOURNEUSE ( featuring Akram Khan and S.Karthick )
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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Part One
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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Part Two
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BLUES TRANCE, Part One
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BLUES TRANCE, CHORUS
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TAKE FIVE, Final
To listen / download
Continued
DISCOGRAPHY
PIANO RAG(a) TIME (2012)
World Music, West meets East
“PIANO RAG(a) TIME” by Ariane Gray Hubert is a new world music Trio, one of its kind- never heard
before. Blending unexpected sounds, rhythms & melodies for the Piano accompanied by the rich
tradition of Indian percussions (Tablas, Ghatam & Kanjiram), the Trio goes beyond the routines of
world music, jazz or classical.
“PIANO RAG(a) TIME “ is a new cross cultural musical performance that reflects the musical
journey of a woman crossing the Eastern and Western traditions in a captivating way. The credo of
the artist lies in questioning traditions and cultural identities like: 'What is your West' and 'What is
your East' in today's times. Here her innovative talent has matured since her last album and the
listeners hear a new form emerging from her piano, influenced to a great extent by the eastern
approach of time in music, but here instead of remaining ‘static’ it explores further by treating her
instrument in a magical manner. Some of her inspirations are a tribute to both Indian and Western
traditions like “Manik”, “Carmen Fantasia” or “Derviche Tourneuse” blending her original western
compositions with to selected Indian ragas and with Carnatic/Hindustani music. But that does not
mean that you get to hear Indian ragas duplicated on her piano!
The aim of Ariane Trio is to explore new areas where rhythm and Indian melodies merge with
western polyphony to produce new combinations of sounds and rhythms.
DISCOGRAPHY
BEYOND CLASSICAL WORLD(s), Du Prélude au Raga (2003)
World Music, Indo French blends
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“MOODS”
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“INDIAN TALE”
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“TERRE ET FEU”
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“A CELESTIAL ELEPHANT”
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“GNOSSIENNE” – Erik Satie
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“OU SONT PASSES NOS REVES ? »
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“TAMIL NADU”
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« MASQUES » - Claude Debussy
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“INCANTATION” inspired by Vedic Chant •
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“INDIAN TALE”
To listen / download
« KHILONA…TILLANA »
Continued
DISCOGRAPHY
BEYOND CLASSICAL WORLD(s), Du Prélude au Raga
World Music, Indo French blends
Ariane Gray Hubert is all bound to surprise her audience with her second album.
Together with a south Indian “ghatam” percussionist she has in a pioneering way created a new
niche for western classical music along with world music. Playing the piano and accompanied by
singing, this is a world premiere duet between the “king instrument” of the West i.e. the piano and
one of the oldest percussions of India, the “ghatam” or clay pot.
“Beyond Classical World(s), Du Prélude au Raga” is a musical masterpiece, inspired by the fusion of
music, rhythms and Indian ragas in the day & night cycle, providing a mosaic of melodic and
rhythmic compositions played on piano by an artist who offers the audiences another vision of the
Eastern and Western traditions.
"About a grand piano and a clay pot” by Ariane Gray Hubert
Continued
DISCOGRAPHY
A PIANO SOLO TRIBUTE: MY WAY
Western Classical Piano
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Alexander SCRIABINE
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Lili BOULANGER
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Deux Poèmes Op.32
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Thème et Variations
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N°1 Andante Cantabile
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Isaac ALBENIZ
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N°2 Allegro con eleganza
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From 'Iberia'
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Préludes Op.11
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El Albaicin
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Prélude n°7
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Claude DEBUSSY
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Prélude n°8
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Masques
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Prélude n°9
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Pour les sonorités opposées
To listen / download
Continued
DISCOGRAPHY
A PIANO SOLO TRIBUTE: MY WAY (2003)
Western Classical Piano
The turning point of a century brings about in art major changes and gives creation new
dimensions. The romantic period of the nineteenth century is symbolized by the supremacy of the
creator upon nature, the early twentieth century with its first world war provided artists no other
option but to face dramatic change of the times. The years 1900 – 1914 have been tremendously
productive in art and music paving the path for new visions and sounds all together.
As an artist I always felt that during chaos and disturbance there are hidden forces guiding and
inspiring us to improve within our means: Why does the music of Alexander Scriabine match with
the lesser known French composer Lili Boulanger? Discover it in ‘my Way’. This album pays tribute
to a specific period of time in western classical music where new dimensions in sounds, harmonies
and rhythms were reinvented in a fascinating way.
In this recording I would like to emphasize another aspect of listening to a piece from a woman
composer, who passed away too soon to be recognized by the world music platform: Lili Boulanger.
Lili, the young sister of Nadia Boulanger, was the first woman composer in the world to receive the
special “Prix de composition de Rome”. This rare manuscript belonging to the “Bibliothèque de
Paris” has a special meaning for me because here I hope this world will encourage more women to
create and compose music.
CONTACT
WORLDWIDE
To contact and book Ariane Gray Hubert :
Art Generates Harmony,
Association promoting innovative cross cultural art events between Europe and Asia
11 rue Desprez,
75 014 Paris
FRANCE
Ph : + 33 (0) 1 53 90 59 93 ; Mob : + 33 (0) 6 64 65 62 85
[email protected]
INDIA
J-10 Green Park Main, 2nd floor,
New Delhi - 11 00 16
INDIA
Ph: +91 11 26857875
[email protected]
For bookings and further information:
[email protected]
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