Percussions Claviers de Lyon

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Created in 1983, the Percussions Claviers de Lyon is a five-percussionist ensemble based in Lyon, France. Recently renewed, the ensemble is now composed of Gilles Dumoulin, Sylvie Aubelle, Jérémy Daillet, Renaud Cholewa and Lara Oyedepo. Dedicated to tuned percussion instruments such as marimbas, vibraphones, and xylophones, the ensemble produces an innovative and eclectic repertoire for their instruments that is always evolving. The quintet is constantly striving for musical excellence, reaching out to their audiences with original music creations, multidisciplinary performances, and collaborations with renowned bands and musicians like French singer Bertrand Belin (Calamity/Billy – 2018, Bertrand Belin & Les Percussions Claviers de Lyon – 2020), Senegalese percussionist Doudou N’Diaye Rose (Mix – 2004), Afro-Brazilian percussion band Zalindê (Caleidoscópio – 2019). These include the interpretation of pieces from the western musical heritage (Steve Reich, John Cage, Leonard Bernstein, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Darius Milhaud), transcriptions of popular music works (Scott Joplin, Emilie Simon, Chico Buarque, Jule Styne), as well as commissioned musical pieces by contemporary composers (Gavin Bryars, Zad Moultaka, Moritz Eggert, Graham Fitkin,...). The ensemble also participates in numerous cultural and education activities on tour such as conferences and workshops, as they do in L’Hameçon, their residence in Lyon, France.