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Titi Robin Trio

Angers, Pays de la Loire, France | INDIE

Angers, Pays de la Loire, France | INDIE
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RIVERBANKS

« Un niveau d’intensité émotionnelle incroyable ! … un voyage musical extraordinaire, l’œuvre superbe d’un artiste hors norme : idéaliste, engagé et sincère. »
FIP

« Trois disques absolument superbes de poésie musicale et d’intensité »
LE MONDE (15 novembre 2011)

« Citoyen du monde libre »
LES INROCKUPTIBLES

« Certainement l’un des projets les plus utopiques jamais entrepris par un musicien ».
MONDOMIX (novembre/décembre 2011)

« Sublime coffret … on appelle ça l’élégance »
LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR

« Un ouvrage d’anthologie »
LE COURRIER DE L’ATLAS

« Un océan de richesse »
VIBRATIONS

« Titi Robin fait commerce équitable de ses musiques du monde »
LE PARISIEN (22 novembre 2011)

« Une toile musicale aussi magnifique qu’inédite … le voyage vaut vraiment le détour »
TGV Magazine

« Un projet de longue haleine qui s’écoute presque religieusement »
GRANDS REPORTAGES (novembre 2011)

« Il prend à contre pied le système traditionnel de production d’albums … ce projet baptisé Les Rives est iconoclaste. »
MEDIAPART

« Son dernier triple album Les Rives est une lente et fascinante migration sonore vers la Turquie, l’Inde et le Maroc. Titi Robin, métisseur musical d’exception, pilote là un bien beau voyage immobile ».
20 MINUTES

« Un tryptique tout simplement sublime »
MARIE-CLAIRE (décembre 2011)

« Une grande beauté »
CROISEMENT (6 octobre 2011)

« Un objet extraordinaire qui incite à partir à la rencontre des frères d’univers qui l’habitent »
MUSIC STORY


EXTRAITS DE PRESSE POUR JAADU (Titi Robin & Faiz Ali Faiz)??COUP DE COEUR DE L'ACADEMIE CHARLES CROS 2009??"Une flamboyante rencontre, ... une stupéfiante évidence."?LE MONDE / BEST OF 2009??"Faiz Ali et Titi élaborent un répertoire enchanteur, tirant son naturel d'une intense maturation."?LIBERATION / CD DE L'ANNEE??"Ce disque ou plutôt cette œuvre, rassemble tout ce qu’un album de musique du monde peu recouvrir de bon et de virtuose.  Indispensable. "?JIMMY BRAUN??"Une rencontre lumineuse."?LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR??"Sublime collaboration ... It is a marriage made in a musical paradise."?MICHAEL ROFE??"A real meeting of minds and styles ... a brilliant recording."?SONGLINES / TOP OF THE WORLD???EXTRAITS DE PRESSE POUR "KALI SULTANA"??"Un récit en apparence sans paroles mais pourtant chargé de sens, de murmures, de vécu, tendre ou violent. Suite instrumentale entre miel et piment, univers ambivalent fait d'ombres et de lumières, le tissage musical imaginé par Titi Robin garde les sens en éveil."?Patrick Labesse / Mondomix??"une magistrale suite en sept mouvements qui vont d'instants de quasi-silence à des moments exaltés, sur un tapis finement tressé de cordes subtiles et de percussions agiles"?Jacques Denis / Vibrations??"Les musiciens présents sont tous des virtuoses mais cela n'a aucune importance. Ici, la musique n'est pas ethnique, car elle est bien davantage que la seule musique: dans son authenticité réinventée, elle symbolise la quête de chacun vers la vérité, la beauté, et la beauté de la vérité."?Christian Larrède / Les Inrockuptibles??" Je rêvais d'un  monde dans lequel des compositeurs pourraient  faire de la musique non contrainte par la loi du marché. Titi Robin a fait un album comme si cette idée fantaisiste  était vraie.  ....  Le résultat est riche et émouvant, un conte qui a la profondeur d'un roman et la conduite narrative d'une légende populaire."?John L Walters  THE GUARDIAN ??"Nous sommes des inconditionnels de Titi Robin, ce musicien-voyageur, qui navigue depuis 30 ans entre Inde et Méditerranée, ...Titi Robin reste l’artiste libre qu’il est avant tout, et l’on reconnaît immédiatement sa musique, son son, qui ne sont ni indiens, ni arabes, ni gitans, mais qui sont du Titi Robin, immédiatement reconnaissable à l’oreille."?Nadia Khouri-Dagher / Babel Med?????EXTRAITS DE PRESSE POUR "JIVULA" et "ANITA!" DVD/CD??« Titi Robin crée un univers, une mosaïque de fêtes gitanes et d’arabesques orientales, imp - various


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Thierry Robin, known as “Titi”, the self-taught musician born at the end of the fifties in western France, has created a musical world for himself instinctively assimilating elements in response to his need to express himself. The two worlds in which he has navigated daily and that have both directly and deeply influenced him are the gipsy and oriental cultures. Before the World Music trend was born, these communities were open and encouraging to him while French mainstream music struggled with his approach. Arab and gipsy community celebrations provided him with the opportunity to test his original musical sound against these rich traditions from which he took his inspiration while never imitating them, obstinately looking for the best way in which to express himself as a contemporary artist. The musicians accompanying him were almost all from these minority groups. The two artists of major importance to him were the flamenco cantaor Camaron de la Isla and the Iraqi master oud player Munir Bachir. At the beginning of the eighties he began to compose in an extremely personal style that has stayed with him since. In 1984 he produced himself (playing the guitar, the oud and the bouzouki) in a duet with Hameed Khan, the Indian tablas player from Jaipur, performing both on stage and in local festivities, clubs and oriental restaurants. His repertory (instrumental) grew little by little, just as the foundations of his improvisational style. An album : “Duo Luth et Tabla^”, that is no longer produced and has become a collector's piece, bears witness to this original universe.

In 1987, a strange group entered the musical scene in Angers: “Johnny Michto”, a mixture of Moroccan Berber rhythms, electric bouzouki, rock bass guitar, clarinets and bagpipes; an attempt to offer the public something other than the rock groups that proliferated, by bringing together the folk cultures of the group's members. Once again, it would be the North African community that gave the band the warmest welcome, the “born and bred” French finding it hard to take on board this novel style.

While working on the instrumental duo with Hameed Khan, mixing melodic improvisations and light-hearted rhythmical duels, Thierry Robin met the Breton singer Erik Marchand, a representative of what he considered to be the richest folk and traditional culture to be found near his region of birth. Together they would develop a repertory of compositions using quarter tone modes and the marriage of the Taqsi^m style of oriental modal improvisation and the Gwerz, the very ancient monophonic lament that the singer is one of the few to preserve alongside Yann Fanch Kemener. Ocora Radio-France sent them into the recording studio: “An Henchou Treuz” (1990) was awarded the Charles Cros Academy Grand Prize.

It was the beginning of the meeting of two duos that would turn into the “Erik Marchand Trio”, for which Thierry Robin composes and arranges the best part of its repertory. This highly original group composed of a Breton singer, Arab lute player and a specialist of the Indian tablas (as a matter of interest, a photo of the group illustrates the first article on “world music” in the Encyclopaedia Universalis), performed a great deal, from Womad festivals to stages presenting contemporary music, from the Paris The´a^tre de la Ville to the Quartz in Brest, and the jazz scene that greatly appreciates their innovative approach to improvisation. They also toured abroad, from Quebec to Houston, from Marrakech to Jerusalem. In 1991 the first “Erik Marchand Trio” work was released : “An Tri Breur” on the Silex record label.

With this group, Titi Robin had become known above all as an oud player. “Gitans”, released in January 1993, would better define the musician's world, introducing the bouzouki and guitar player. It is a homage by the artist to the gipsy community that taught him so much. A mosaic of encounters between artists dear to Titi Robin, representing the various bran