EVENT: Guillaume Masson au TCE
DATE: 07 September 2016
DIRECTOR: John Blanch
ASS. DIRECTOR/CAMERA: Agnieszka Biolik
AUDIO ENGINEER: Elsa Desjardins
COUNTRY: Paris, France
Guillaume Masson, an audacious and creative pianist, studied in the Royal Academy of music in London, and his experience anchors in international performances. This recording, at the « Théâtre des Champs-Elysées » is unrivaled since it features a pioneering program he has begun ten years ago, the one of converting various compositions into piano performances. The background of that very specific and brilliant recording is the work of Joe Hisaishi, who composed the soundtrack of movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Trying to find the most suitable translation of the initial work to a personal piano composition is a challenge, but considering the result, refined and purified, one can easily say that Guillaume Masson’s enterprising soul is no longer to be proved, especially in this two-minute composition "Ponyo sur la falaise".