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Happening at AIRMW: The Bridge
Happening at AIRMW: The Bridge

Mon, Apr 22


AIRMW Cultural Hub

Happening at AIRMW: The Bridge

The Bridge presents an evening of duets between two French and AIRMW musicians. FREE EVENT

Time & Location

Apr 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

AIRMW Cultural Hub, 4875 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630, USA

About this event

Since 2013,  The Bridge has been pairing Chicago and France-based musicians in creative collaboration in a transatlantic project. Presenting a multitude of performances throughout Chicago in April, this evening at the AIRMW space highlights two improvisational duets featuring AIRMW's Tatsu Aoki and Kioto Aoki. 


Tatsu Aoki (shamisen) & Céline Rivoal (accordion)

Kioto Aoki (taiko drums) & Sylvain Lemêtre (percussions)


Céline Rivoal

Céline Rivoal multiplies her musical experiences in solo concerts, in small ensembles or with orchestras. She performs at various venues and festivals, taking part in repertory, creation and improvisation projects. She has worked with composers Yves Chauris, Lucien Guérinel, Jean-Yves Bosseur, Christophe Rocher, Jean-François Charles, Ariadna Alsina Torres, Benjamin De la Fuente and Gonzalo Bustos. For several years, she has been active in Brittany through her involvement in improvised music, playing and/or working with Avreayl Ra, Rob Mazurek, Jean-Luc Capozzo, Mickael Zerang, Hélène Labarrière, Jean-Luc Thomas, Joëlle Léandre, Christopher Rocher, Frederick Bargeon-Briet, Isabelle Duthoit, Franz Hautnzinger.

Percussionist, performer and improviser, Sylvain Lemêtre  is a champion of exploration and contemporary creation in the field of written, oral and free music. Born into a family of musicians, he trained at an early age, winning a first prize in percussion and chamber music at the CNR de Rueil-Malmaison in the class of Gaston Sylvestre and François Bedel, then a first prize in traditional percussion at the ENM d'Argenteuil in the class of Christian Nicolas. Attracted by diverse and singular modes of expression, he forged a strong sonic identity and, through decisive encounters, extended the paths he had cleared, leading him to musical theater with Jean-Pierre Drouet, zarb technique with François Bedel, demanding and thoughtful written music with Jérôme Combier, Auvergne oral music in constant motion with Jean-François Vrod, the exhilarating music of the Surnatural Orchestral collective, and the free and powerful sound of Marc Ducret's scores.

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