Geoffroy is a Prize-winning French pianist and composer, working on a jazz composition research project at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The aim is to develop a portfolio of compositions integrating features, sounds and processes from Francophone Pacific Islands traditional music. Ultimately the project intends to propose original approaches to the sustainability of tradition through creative composition and collaboration.

The project, entitled Pasifika Sounds,  is at its early stage of development, and this will be the very first presentation of the work before he returns to France for the summer and then French Polynesia to study traditional music (lucky him).

You can hear some sounds here:




Set 1:

- A l'Ombre du Purau
- Pastels
- La Mangue Verte
- 'Aito (*)

Set 2:

- Swell (*)
- Matamua
- Tēteta (*)
- Huahine

All compositions by Geoffroy Colson
(*) World premiere


Geoffroy Colson: composition, arrangement, piano, Tahitian ukulele, tō'ere, programming
Nishchal Madjunath: tenor and soprano saxophone
Steve Harris: Bass
Jeremy Cook: drums