Piano Illustré

Piano Illustré

Léo Tardin (CH, 1976) 
18:00 → 23:00
C – Caran d'Ache Creative space

Caran d’Ache presents a performance by jazz pianist Léo Tardin, the first laureate of the Montreux Jazz Festival International Piano Solo Competition in 1999

Geneva-born Léo Tardin has created the innovative artistic experience Piano Illustré, by blending music and images in spellbinding harmony. Drawing was this jazz musician’s first love, and this project enabled him to revive that passion.

While composing patterns of plants with Supracolor™ and Luminance 6901™ coloured pencils, he took photos of the different stages of his drawings. He then brought these illustrations to life with stop-motion that merges with his piano music. Transformed by the music and projected close to the instrument, enchanting landscapes offer the audience a visual and aural escape that is as captivating as it is poetic.



20-minute performances at :

  • 7pm
  • 8pm
  • 9pm
  • 10pm



Léo Tardin, Fête de la musique, 2019 © Nicolas Dupraz

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