three days of forest
Composed of Séverine Morfin on viola, Angela Flahault on vocals and Florian Satche on drums, trio Three Days of Forest ventures into the confines of sound poetry, spoken word and experimental song to stage and in music the enigmatic texts of the African-American author Rita Dove.
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Highly original instrumentation enhanced by electronic effects, they invent some sort of delicate and ultra-contemporary “free songs”, alternately animated with a life-giving rock energy and radically abstract in their games of precious materials.
For the 2018-2019 season, Séverine Morfin is a resident artist at Dynamo (Pantin), Jazzmigration winner with the trio Three Days of Forest, and the French artist invited by the RESET festival in Luxembourg for a residency of creation and concerts. She composes the music of two choreographic shows by Joana Schweizer Passionately and Quickly Done Fait Bien Fait.
For the 2017-2018 season, Séverine Morfin was in residence at Atelier du Plateau and laureate of the Royaumont Foundation as part of the Prototype project.
After classical viola studies at the Conservatoire National de Paris and a master’s degree in contemporary history at the Sorbonne, Séverine Morfin trained in jazz and improvised music. She is now required for many projects as a violist and improviser (the Tentet of Joëlle Léandre, Climatic and Sentimental Songs with Jacques Rebotier, Tubafest by Andy Emler, Danzas by Jean-Marie Machado, the Rite of Fred’s Tympanum Pallem, Joce Mienniel’s Great Table, Thomas de Pourquery …)
In 2017, with the composer Ludovic Laurent Testoris, she created the company GARDEN in order to develop new projects: solo Chorèmes (2017), trio Three Days of Forest and KOREM creation 2019 co-production with Dynamo (Pantin)
Florian studied drums at Agostini School, at the Conservatoire d’Orléans and in the Conservatoire d’Aubervilliers la Courneuve’s jazz program, with François Laizeau. During this period, he trained in many courses with Steve Coleman, Joelle Leandre, Louis Sclavis, Andre Ceccarelli, Sylvain Cathala, Stephane Payen, Elise Dabrowski …
Founding member of the Tricollectif in which he participates in many formations he is among others drummer groups Marcel & Solange, TOONS, Petite mustard, quartet of Theo Ceccaldi, What Sauce, The Tricot Orchestra, Atomic Sputnik … He also collaborates with many artistic disciplines as he writes and co-writes music for theater and dance. He also collaborates with the visual arts and painting (performances …).
Winner Jazz Migration in 2013 with Marcel and Solange, group prize at the springboard of Defense in 2011. Florian wins the prize for best instrumentalist at the European Jazz Springboard in Avignon in 2013 with the group TOONS (Quintet of Valentin Ceccaldi). They perform regularly with Joëlle Léandre, Samuel Blaser, Christophe Moniot, Alexandra Grimal, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Theo and Valentin Ceccaldi, Roberto Negro, Gabriel Lemaire, Quentin Biardeau, Julien Desprez, Ivan Gelugne …
Angela Flahault is an all-round singer, trained in opera singing at Strasbourg Conservatoire with mezzo-soprano Mari Kobayashi. At the conservatory she is also trained in dance, the musical. She then discovers the improvised music with Phil Minton, Joelle Leander, Claudia Solal.
In 2009, she and her sister formed the SongSong Sisters duet.
Since 2014, she has been on the lead vocals with the great Tricollectif orchestra in their tribute concert to Lucienne Boyer. In 2017, she plays in The Bird of Fire and other tales with Joce Mienniel as part of the festival Pestacles. She also performs with Goyats, a young generation of Jazz Uzestois (Lubat Co. …).
In 2013, she co-founded the Rock’n Roll ball group: “Los Angelas”. In 2004, in parallel with her musical studies, she obtained a national diploma of plastic arts at the Decorative Arts of Strasbourg. It is impossible for Angela Flahault to choose between music and the visual arts, which is precisely what allows her to offer a strong and complete universe.
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