Performances Releases

Joëlle Léandre Documentary



A World Premiere Documentary Featuring Improvisor and 2023 Vision Festival Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Joëlle Léandre

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 7PM EST
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Bassist Joëlle Léandre in solo performance and conversation with Michel Dorbon

Film by Christian Pouget / Edited Antoine Traverson / Sound Jean-Marc Foussat

On Tuesday, March 28 at 7 pm (Eastern Time), Arts for Art proudly presents the world premiere of Life, Struggle, Music – an exclusive documentary featuring legendary French bassist Joëlle Léandre in never-before-seen solo performance, and in conversation with RogueArt label founder Michel Dorbon. Shot in the South of France, Ms. Léandre speaks with Dorbon about her exposure to FreeJazz in the 1970’s and the freedom it represented at a time when she was immersed in traditional and modern classical music. Léandre discusses her attraction to the energy and absence of hierarchy in the FreeJazz movement, what it meant to be a woman in the music industry at the time, and what it means in a music industry still controlled by men today.