Accroche Note


Accroche Note Klang photo by montage boux
Accroche Note Klang photo by Fred Apffel


French duo Accroche Note were founded in 1981 by soprano Françoise Kubler and clarinetist Armand Angster. Kubler and Angster have a deep history spanning countless performances, premieres, critical accolades, and nearly two dozen albums.

Accroche Note are not a static duo. Players are brought in to fit each program: the group is assembled, disbanded and reformed with new collaborators. Much the way an oenologist selects choice grapes for wine blends, Kubler and Angster realise their musical end-product by choosing co-conspirators in a variety of styles, and blending everything from free jazz to Monteverdi, Mozart to Ligeti and beyond.

Accroche Note arrive in yet another formation for their off C:N Showcase. Kubler and Angster are joined by KLANG4 musicians Pablo Valentino on sampler and turntables, and Yérri-Gaspar Hummel on electronics, for “unexpected soundscapes in tune with our times.” It will be a singular event, in true Accroche Note style.

Françoise Kubler, soprano, drums, narrative
Armand Angster, clarinet and saxophone
Pablo Valentino, sampler and turntables
Yérri-Gaspar Hummel, electronics