BIOGRAPHY

CHARLES KIENY

is a French accordionist, synth player and composer based in Paris & London. Graduated from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in 2019, great Jazz masters inspire his approach of improvisation.

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

A longer biography can be found here.

PROJECTS

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CKRAFT
Gregorian Jazz Metal

CKRAFT members are the craftsmen of an elaborate and heavy sound, which borrows from Metal its thirst of power, from Jazz its cry for freedom, and from Gregorian chant its immortal melodic material.

Crozphonics
Cellos & accordion

Four movements piece, written for the 2015 & 2018 cello/accordion editions of Académie de Villecroze, overseen by Richard Galliano, Vincent Peirani & Vincent Ségal. The latter is featured in recordings of movements III and IV.

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

Featuring synthesiser - accordion.

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

Requiem Pour L

Fourteen musicians from different continents come together around Mozart's Requiem. They merge their own musical influences with jazz, opera and popular African music, thus generating a new experience of the Requiem.

Classic Musicals

An anthology of musicals, exploring the impact of accordion and piano, and showcasing their possibilities when transcription delivers the spirit of a work by renewing it.

Premiere: Salle Cortot, Mar.27, 2020

Charolles x Lartigau
x Kieny
Free improvisation

It's in the context of "Musiques à Ouïr" collective that Charles met drummer Denis Charolles. Followed frenzy improvisation sessions with Cécile Lartigau (Ondes Martenot).

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