French musician combines love of cinema and live music

French music duo Robert Peychaud, pianist and Stan De Nosac, saxophonist, entertained Chandigarh at the 'Moving Pictures' concert held at Strawberry Fields High School recently.
Known as Ciné-Concert, a form of children's entertainment popular in France, the show is a combination of cinema and live music and is presented against a backdrop of films projected on a screen while musicians play the original music live. The ambition of the concert is to revive the silent film collection and encourage the public to rediscover classic cinema.

Bichaud and Nossack are known for holding cinematic concerts inspired by famous silent films by Charlie Chaplin, Carl Dreyer, Kenji Mizoguchi and Buster Keaton at the Salon du Louvre in Paris.
Musicians Robert Bichaud (pianist) and Stan de Nossac (multi-instrumentalist) present a series of concerts in India, supported by the French Institute in India (IFI), the Network of Alliances françaises in India (AF India) and the Réseau of the Alliances françaises in India (AF Inde), the Cinémathèque française (CF) and the National Film Archive of India (NFAI).
Silent films shown included works by Dadasaheb Phalke, Baburao Pinter, Georges Méliès, Alice Jay and Kranti Kannade.

Robert Bichaud is a versatile artist who trained with Claude Helfer, Gilles Harley and Charles Bornstein. He is an accomplished pianist and composer, with an emphasis on chamber music and vocal compositions. He is particularly fond of silent cinema and has participated in film concerts at prestigious venues such as the Louvre and the Cinémathèque française. In 2011, he co-founded the organization Trio Trans-Atlantismes. His notable works include Métamorphoses, La Rivière, Aelita and Wittgenstein-Lieder, which have been performed at events such as the Festival d'Automne de Paris. His artistic travels have also taken him to India, where he discovered Hindustani music through the Bass Holograms project.

Stan De Nosack, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, holds the highest honors in jazz, saxophone and ethnomusicology. He collaborated with Maurice Béjard on ballet and opera and composed for Sylvie Guillem. In the theater, he contributed to the play “Nima Proclema” directed by Laura Forte and performed at the Épée de bois. Through his partnership with Robert Peychaud, he enriched the silent cinema experience in places such as the Louvre auditorium.

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