Marie Gicquel, edited by Thibault Nadal 11:34 a.m., January 18, 2022

Trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf hopes to renew classical music by creating his first orchestra specializing in improvisation.

The "Free Spirit" Ensemble made its first performance on January 15 at the Musée d'Orsay for a cine-concert on Fantômas, Louis Feuillade's revisited masterpiece.

Trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf is launching

Free Spirit

, a brand new orchestra unique in the world, with a classical music ensemble dedicated to improvisation.

The first performance took place on January 15 at the Musée d'Orsay.

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In this show, the artist compares composing film music to traveling by plane, with the fear of taking off.

And obviously, Ibrahim Malouf likes to scare himself, with this new bet.

He wishes to improvise the most elaborate musical genre of music: classical.

"I'm going to make sure that people who don't necessarily know each other very well manage to dialogue with an instantaneous, direct, authentic language, through the language of classical music, but in their own way", he explains.

Fantômas, a character who is 110 years old

Usually, Ibrahim Maalouf orchestrates the crimes, but this time, it is around another figure that the orchestra meets for the first time: Fantômas. The flagship character of the series directed by Louis Feuillade, more than a century ago. A character who, as a bonus, frightens the trumpeter. "He is the oldest, the oldest and the best known of the mobsters of the cinema. He does not inspire confidence in me", before explaining that in this creation, Ibrahim Maalouf had wanted to bring silence up to date in shows. "Sometimes silence can be one of the most revealing musics of certain things, so sometimes it can be the silence that is called Fantômas". 

The spirit of Ibrahim Maalouf does not know silence, the musician says he always has a melody in his head, which he calls the soundtrack of his life. 

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