Denis Frajerman

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Started as composer in the French experimental Band Palo Alto.

With a strong interest in literature and orality as a musician, he collaborates regularly with storytellers and writers for radio sessions, oratorios, or records.
Strongly linked to the work of Antoine Volodine, his first solo album, Les Suites Volodine (Noise Musem/Naïve, 1999), was directly influenced by his writings. They both share a taste for haunting atmospheres, black humor, witchcraft.

Volodine and Frajerman also worked on creations, Des Anges Mineurs, post-exotic oratorio composed for six musicians, singer, narrator, dancer and videographer (La Cigale, 2000) ;Vociférations, cantopera for eleven musicians, ordered by the Radiophonic Creation Workshops of France Culture (2004). The broadcasting on Radio France of this last work was followed by a residency at the Lieu Unique, National Theatre of Nantes for the concert version ; Terminus radieux, cantopéra, for 2 mezzo-soprano, 1 cello and1guitar (Maison de la Poésie de Paris, 11 avril 2014)

Composer of soundtracks for contemporary dance, object theater, animation, short films, documentaries, he has developed in recent years as a guitarist an approach to this instrument influenced by folk music from Greece and rural blues of the southern United States.

Albums

Rivières de la nuit

Label: Douzième lune
Release date: October 20, 2017

« Rivieres de la Nuit » is the first album on his own label by the very adventurous and creative French musician Denis Frajerman, who started his musical activities in the 90ies, as a member of the French PALO ALTO group; Strongly linked to the work of the writer Antoine Volodine, his first solo album, Les Suites Volodine (Noise Museum/Naïve, 1999), was directly influenced by his writings. They both share a taste for haunting atmospheres, black humor, witchcraft. This new album is very different, leaving space for a refined and melancholic musical approach, with touches of contemporary music, of folk, cold wave, jazz or chamber music. Granting a great space to lyricism, to female voices and to string instruments , his musical creation can feel haunted or light and is glorified by the choice of instruments and the artists invited to participate in this great project.

Denis Frajerman - Rivières de la nuit

Macau Peplum

Label: Noise Museum
Release date: January 04, 2000

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Denis Frajerman - Macau Peplum

Les Suites Volodine

Label: Noise museum
Distribution in France: Naïve
Release date: April 20, 1999

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Denis Frajerman - Les Suites Volodine

Fasmes

Label: Museum records
Release date: January 01, 1999

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Denis Frajerman - Fasmes