Saxophonist and composer
Saxophonist, jazzman and Belgian composer, Fabrizio Cassol regularly associates with choreographers such as Alain Platel(VRPS – from the Vepres of Monteverdi, Pitié! – from the passion according to Bach’s St Mathieu Passion, Coup Fatal – mix between Congolese and Baroque music, Coup de Choeurs), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker-Rosas, Samoa Lemi Ponifasio -Mao Company, Congolese Faustin Linyekula – Kabako studio; the opera with Philippe Boesmans-Luc Bondy and the South African Brett Bailey for a Macbeth-Third World BunFight, the theater with TJ Stan.
From several years, the proximity with the KVS, Royal Flamand theater of Brussels under the direction of Jan Goossens, followed a residence at the opera La Monnaie-De Munt (Brussels) under the direction of Bernard Foccroulle. From 2012 to 2015, he is in residence at the Fondation de l’Abbaye Royaumont near Paris, where he continues the study of the cultures of the world, the most recent creations being Aka Balkan Moon including Bulgarian musicians such as Nedyalko Nedyalkov, Stoyan Jankulov and AlefBa with musicians from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey. This interest in non-European music was mostly triggered after a crucial journey among the AKA Pygmies of the Central African Republic in 1992 and opened a close relationship with Asia (mainly India) and Africa working with the diva Oumou Sangare from Mali, the Griot Baba Sissoko and Black Machine, Indian master drummer UK Sivaraman, the Senegalese Doudou N’Diaye Rose or improvised music scene with Mark Turner, Robin Eubanks, David Gilmore, Magic Malik, Marc Ducret, Joe Lovano…
Photo credit: Clément Vial