BIOGRAPHY

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CHARLES KIENY

is a French accordionist and composer based between London and Paris. Electronic sensors allow him to play synthesisers directly on his acoustic instrument. Alumni from the internationally renown Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, he specialises in composition and improvisation in Jazz and amplified music.

Charles is always in a hunt for new experiences and musical cross-breedings: he can be heard playing in orchestra projects, as well as electronic music and jazz groups, or collaborating with live performances productions.

A longer biography can be found here.

CURRENT PROJECTS

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CKRAFT
Jazz Metal

Original Jazz-Metal compositions with melodies from Middle Ages (Gregorian chants) played in instrumental 5tet with augmented accordion and sax.

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CrozPhonics
Cellos & accordion

Four parts piece, written at Académie de Villecroze, overseen by Richard Galliano, Vincent Peirani & Vincent Ségal. The latter is featured in recordings of movements III and IV.

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Sayag Jazz Machine
Electro - Jazz - Drum'n'Bass

The original project's Jazz / Drum’n’Bass evolved in a wide sonic and scenic vector of parallel futuristic universes.

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Ivo Neame
Piano & Accordion duet

an anthology of musicals, exploring the scope of the piano and the accordion, presenting a set of their possibilities, or when the transcription transmits the spirit of a work by renewing it.

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Beat Music Improv
Drums & Augmented Accordion duet

Electro, Danse & Trance.

Every sunday at La Gare - Le Gore (Paris), July and August 2022.

Free entry

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Baf Of Bones
Alice Zawadzski x Manchester Collective

UK Tour
From 2nd February 2023

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