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Valentin Clastrier

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Name  Valentin Clastrier
Music director  Smugglers' Songs
Movies  Smugglers' Songs

Valentin Clastrier Stage di ghironda di Valentin Clastrier Galleria

Role  Music performer · valentinclastrier.com
Albums  Le bucher des silences, Valentin Clastrier, Heresie, Grands maitres de la vielle a roue
Similar People  Michael Riessler, Jean‑Louis Matinier, Michel Godard, Gerard Siracusa, Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer

French musician Valentin Clastrier (born 1947) is one of the few performers in the world specializing in contemporary music for the hurdy-gurdy; before Clastrier, the instrument was used primarily in the performance of European Medieval and folk musics.

He began his career as a guitarist, and was introduced to the hurdy-gurdy in 1970. His instrument has 27 strings rather than the conventional six. Since 2006 Clastrier works together with Wolfgang Weichselbaumer [1] on a new prototype.

Valentin Clastrier Grand Masters of the Hurdygurdy Valentin Clastrier

Clastrier's strikingly original compositions for the instrument (in both acoustic and electroacoustic versions) have been recorded, in collaboration with other creative European musicians (including tubist and serpent player Michel Godard, accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier, saxophonist/clarinetists Michaël Riessler and Louis Sclavis, and percussionists Gérard Siracusa and Carlo Rizzo).

References

Valentin Clastrier Wikipedia


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