3 Valses pour ma Famille

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We’re back! After several months without a post on the blog, we’re finally back. Both Susan and I have been very busy lately, between the NY tour, the intensive writing, and other fun stuff. An important part of what I’ve personally been busy with is available for you to listen to right here (for free ;-)) :

Three “waltzes” in French for some members of my family who’ve been in a conflict for about two years, and haven’t seen each other for a year. Feeling powerless when we talked about it, I decided to write them songs to express what I needed to express. Isn’t that basically the use of a song ? My family being French-speaking I naturally chose to write them in French (a first for me).

I won’t go into details about the content of the lyrics but I just want to talk about one little verse which comes back in all three songs :

Le vrai pardon est salvateur
Celui qui vient vraiment du coeur
Et s’il n’est pas une sinécure
De ta douleur il est la cure

It basically means that real forgiveness can save you and while I’m aware it’s not easy, it’s their pain’s cure. You know… what else can you say to three people who love each other but can’t see each other ?

Anyway. I’ll take this chance to officially announce Susan and I will be touring soon with our brand new duo project SEEd ! The three songs I’m sharing here with you can give you an idea of the direction we’ll be taking in terms of content, although they obviously will be arranged differently to fit our duo line up. Can’t wait!

Love you all people, thanks for reading!

Antoine

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About Antoine Guenet

As an uncompromising musician, Antoine Guenet has been pursuing his own musical fascinations in complete freedom from the moment he first touched a piano. Quite logically that taste for liberty led him to both study jazz and leave the Conservatory, close to the end of his studies, to explore further what he had to explore. His first official album with his own project comes out in 2012 on New-York based progressive label MoonJune Records, in the form of SH.TG.N, a live album of raw heavy metal mixed with contemporary music and a touch of jazz. This explosive album is received ecstatically by worldwide press and fans. In 2013 he releases another album on MoonJune, with Progressive Jazz sextet The Wrong Object and surprises with his jazzier compositions, his fine and personal jazz piano playing, and the vocal song Glass Cubes (which he sings in duo with his wife Susan Clynes). 2013 is also the year he joins Rock-in-Opposition cultband Univers Zero with whom he tours in Mexico and records an album released in January 2014 on Japanese label DiskUnion. It is also the year he ends a 3-year Residency with Trefpunt VZW, a well-known organization from Ghent, Belgium, for which he presented each year a creation : SH.TG.N was first, followed by AG8tet (a double band divided in two separate stages, playing simultaneously jazzy polyrhythmic songs about the end of the world, with some of the finest young Belgian jazz musicians), and finally Fluxx (live electro/drum'n'bass with a string quartet, about the micro and the macro). As a composer for others he also wrote for French dance company La Locomotive (Yan Giraldou), for the show "Galerie" that premiered in the presitigious Pavillon Noir (Ballet Preljocaj) in Aix-en-Provence. Antoine quickly developed a strong stage experience in a great variety of projects. At only 27 he is one of the new exciting musicians to watch!

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