Jean-Luc Thomas – flutes & electronics (Logelloop software)
Jacques-Yves Lafontaine – technical control & video
Denis Péan – text & voice-over
Cécile Pelletier – costume
Cécile le Bourdonnec – light
Bernardo Montet – body staging
Show (in creation)
Time stands still. Birds are singing. Small ones, larger ones, from four continents. In the heart of unexplored and mysterious territory, where forests and rivers intertwine, seas and stars harmonize, where rocks and spirits meet, the “Dream Blower” brings his flutes to life. He shares his encounters, discoveries, dreams, his peaks and valleys. A journey awaits those willing to let go and embrace the unknown.
With this intimate and introspective composition, the musician, composer and collector Jean-Luc Thomas takes us on a trip by means of drone, repetitive or trance music, suspending time in a creative inspiration.
L’Estran, Guidel (56)
Musical Creation Centre Le Logelloù, Penvénan (22)
Cultural Centre La Sirène, Paimpol (22)
Espace Jéliote, Oloron-Sainte-Marie (64)
L’Arche/Le Sillon Theatre, Lannion-Trégor Communauté (22)
Théâtre La Paillette MJC, Rennes (35)
La Convergence des Loutres, Loguivy-Plougras (22)
09-12 October 2023 : Creation Residency | MJC La Paillette, Rennes (35)
11-14 December 2023 : Creation Residency | Theater, Oloron-Sainte-Marie (64)
26-29 February 2024 : Creation Residency | Venue to be determined
15-17 April 2024 : Creation Residency | L’Estran, Guidel (56)
18 April 2024 : 1st Performance | L’Estran, Guidel (56)
24-27 April 2023 : Creation Residency | Le Logelloù, Penvénan (22)
20-23 February 2023 : Creation Residency | Le Logelloù, Penvénan (22)
26 November 2022 : Musical Interludes | La Nuit de la Danse, Bleu Pluriel, Trégueux (22)
14-15-16 November 2022 : Creation Residency | La Convergence des Loutres, Loguivy-Plougras (22)
12-13 November 2022 : Writing Residency with the author Denis Péan | Les Ponts de Cé (49)
« For this exceptional flutist, each note is connected to an emotion. Jean-Luc Thomas only performs in the Celtic tradition to better resonate his African, Arabic and South American sensitivities. »
Les Inrocks (May 2014)
It can be learnt, taught and theorised, but music will never completely break away from busking on the street. We have to open ourselves more to the world and its inhabitants. No one knows this better than Jean-Luc Thomas, one of today’s greatest French flutists in traditional and improvised music.
Thanks to his globetrotting, the breadth of his music knowledge never stops growing. Tregor native, Jean-Luc Thomas partners with Breton, Malian, Polish, Brazilian, Indian and Arabic musicians and singers, whether they are traditional, classic or jazz musicians (such as Carlos Malta, Michel Godard, Yacouba Moumouni, Vitor Lopes, Ravichandra Kulur). In addition, he was part of the Zingaro Equestrian Theatre (« Ex-Anima ») for three years .
As a tireless observer of the world and its traditions, he has never conceded anything to business. In all his attempts to unite musics, Jean-Luc Thomas has never settled for tricks and shortcuts. For him, human dignity cannot be bought: “We get to be part of such great things,” he still wonders. “My flute gave me keys to the world”. And it’s a whole world, that in return, his flute invites us to discover.
Adaptation from the bio written by Louis-Julien Nicolaou (Les Inrocks – Télérama)