SLOTH is a young trio of seasoned musicians, bound together by a deep love of jazz, poetry and improvisation: Laura Perrudin (harp, vocals), Florent Briqué (trumpet, effects) and Eric Perez (drums, vocals). Their music is a perfect combination of groove and delicacy — a poetic structure enriched with vibrating chords and skilful heads, underlayed with subtle brassy tunes. SLOTH likes to work with literature by putting to music texts like Maurice Rollinat’s, Jean Moreas’s and William Shakespeare’s.
Listen to one of their latest tracks, Smile:
Laura Perrudin’s career path is as eclectic as it is outstanding. Both harpist and singer, she likes to explore the possibilities of a richer harmonic language for her instrument. In 2008, string-instrument maker Philippe Volant specially created for her an entirely chromatic celtic harp. Together with Arnaud Merlin and Franck Bergerot, Perrudin won the La Défense National Jazz and the Vannes Jazz Contests. She has had the opportunity to work with various artists such as Steve Coleman, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens.
Along his way, Florent Briqué has met with great artists of the American and European Jazz (like Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, François Jeanneau) and taken part to famous festivals such as Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Umbria Jazz, Jazz à Vienne, Jazz à la Villette, Shanghai Music Festival, Hong Kong Jazz Festival.
Eric Perez has been on stage since he was 14 years old. A performer and composer, he wrote the original soundtrack of Sabine Samba’s choreographic play Si près, si loin. Perez won the 2009 La Défense National Jazz contest. While playing drums in the band Post Image in various French and foreign festivals such as those of Montreux, San Sebastian, Juan-les-Pins, Marciac or Dimajazz Constantine, Eric also keeps composing and exploring electronic and vocal possibilities.
On November 8th, as part of the Meridian Music and Film MiniFest, SLOTH will produce a live improvised soundtrack to an assortment of surrealist French and Chinese silent films.
TIME: Saturday, November 8th, 9 pm to 10.30 pm
VENUE: Meridian Space
COVER: 50 RMB online [book here], 60 RMB at the door