B I O /// Off The Grid

Clément Petit – cello

Clément Petit is a cellist with a big and eclectic musical appetite. Always hungry for new sounds and encounters, he likes to defy expectations and keep multiplying his collaborations with other artists (including Roseaux, Aloe Blacc, Angelique Kidjo, Blick Bassy, Ala.ni, Asha Griffith, Ben l’Oncle Soul …). Growing up in a culturally diverse Parisian suburb, he spent his early life surrounded by Afro-American, Caribbean and electronic sounds, before immersing himself in improvised and contemporary music. Today, he draws on all of these influences to create distinctly personal playing and compositional styles, as well as a broader musical vision in which the boundaries between genres dissolve to make way for greater interaction.

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Fabrice Theuillon – saxophone

Having grown up as much on 1960s free jazz as on contemporary urban music, Fabrice Theuillon’s playing style sits at the crossroads of several different musical currents. From Ellington to Stravinsky, Coltrane to Public Enemy, Mingus to Rage Against the Machine, he has built himself a unique world from which he draws inspiration both as a composer and as a saxophonist. An old hand when it comes to collective musical adventures and long-haul projects, he plays with a number of groups including Surnatural Orchestra, Magma, The Wolphonics. He also regularly performs alongside such artists as Thomas de Pourquery, Lee Fields and Denis Colin.

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Stan Augris – drums

Stanislas Augris has had a passion for Afro-American culture since he was a child, and it is always with a view to assimilating and participating in its evolution that he seeks to develop his own abilities as a drummer.
From jazz to soul, funk to hip-hop, and disco to house, he works with a wide range of artists and is a key creative force in all of the projects in which he participates, including: Beat Assaillant, Aloe Blacc, Rachel Claudio, Mani, Michelle Weeks and Janice in the Noise.

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