A one-hour interview with Noël Akchoté
. Joëlle Léandre talks about her career, her beginnings, her struggles as a woman musician and improviser.
Joëlle Léandre (born 1951 in Aix-en-Provence) is a French double bass player, improviser and composer. One of the major figures of the European new music, her influence is international. Her activities as a creator and performer, both as a soloist and as part of an ensemble, have taken her to the most prestigious European, American and Asian stages. She has worked with Merce Cuningham, Morton Feldman
, John Cage
, Giacinto Scelsi
, Philippe Fénelon, Philippe Hersant, Steve Lacy
, José Luis Campana, Betsy Jolas, Aldo Clementi...