Showing posts from 2021

Benedictus by Accroche Note

Coming up, Wednesday June 30th: Françoise Kubler and Armand Angster perform Benedictus in the best concert hall for this piece: a church. This song features Baudelaire's poem L'examen de Minuit. The concert features Françoise Kubler (voice), Armand Angster (clarinets), and Marie-Andrée Joerger (accordion); Frédéric Apfel will be the sound engineer.

Seamus 2021: Charles & Yager duet

Will Yager and I had a treat performing live during the Seamus 2021 Festival. This double bass & live electronics duet was part of TWELVE - a virtual audiovisual playground , organized by CCRMA, the Center for Computer Research in Music & Acoustics at Stanford University . I hope you enjoy the music. Check out Will Yager & Jean-François Charles's EP: Krats/Strak

Live from SEAMUS 2021 with Will Yager

This Friday, April 23, we are performing live with Will Yager during the SEAMUS 2021 Conference . Our double bass & live electronics duet is taking part in the TWELVE interdisciplinary durational performance, curated by CCRMA at Stanford University . The TWELVE performance begins at 12pm (EDT), 04/23, and ends at 12am, 04/24. It features artists and musicians from around the world. We are performing on Friday from 8:30 to 9pm, EDT. You can stream this event from

Jamshid Jam at the Englert Theatre

Coming soon to the Englert Theatre in Iowa City: composer and setar player Ramin Roshandel and I perform on the Englert Stage. You can attend the concert safely from home on Wednesday, February 17th. Get your tickets now! Jamshid Jam Here is some information about that 30-minute show: According to Persian myths, Jamshid was the inventor of music . In Jamshid Jam , Charles and Roshandel attempt at, once again, discovering music. When Ramin Roshandel and Jean-François Charles improvise together, two traditions meet. Roshandel plays the setar; he has been trained in classical Persian music. Charles performs on live electronics; his improvisation background lies in European free jazz and avant-garde. In Jamshid Jam , haunting melodies and ancestral harmonies combine into a new imaginary folklore.