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Divine Origin–a god from God I am

From the longest piece I have ever written, this 3rd movement is written in 9/4–the telling of my origin and my final destination. A testimony of the ties between God, my Father, and me! Divine Origin, a god from God … [more]

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Haitian folk children songs in classical music?

Yes! I have arranged 7 of them for a string quartet–violin, violin, viola, cello. The SRDMH (Société de Recherche et de Diffusion de la Musique Haïtienne) based in Montreal, and Crossing Borders Music Collective in Chicago, have been given the … [more]

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Le violoncelle Imaginaire

Le violoncelle imaginaire de Gifrants Notes de présentation par Claude Dauphin Le violoncelliste imaginaire de Gifrants est un recueil de sept pièces pour violoncelle seul. Le défi est grand pour un compositeur de notre temps de s’aventurer sur ce terrain … [more]

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Unbreakable–the book

At last, after four months of delay, my next book “Unbreakable” will be published next week. It contains 7 pieces written for a string quartet. My musical journey continues with inspirations and feelings which I try to convey with my … [more]

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Release of “The Imaginary Cellist”

I have recorded 2 projects with Crossing Borders Music Collective. This has been made possible with the help of its founder and the very talented, Mr. Tom Clowes to whom I’m forever grateful. I have released the first one, entitled … [more]

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Divinò, Pa! Romancing the 7th

Possibilities are just endless! Finding new ways to hear, play and use chords and progressions not necessarily from conventions of western music widens the horizons of musical expressions. The “natif” concept offers such a platform on which music can be … [more]

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Path of Wisdom

I have to delay the publication of my two next books “Unbreakable” and “Kantik Natif, Fondasyon” for personal reasons. But, this should be done the coming month. Meanwhile, I take great pleasure to post one more of the pieces that … [more]

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Notes de présentation par Claude Dauphin

Pour mieux comprendre cette analyse profonde de Claude Dauphin, musicologue, professeur Emeritus enseignant à l’UQUÁM (Université du Québec à Montréal), il est important d’avoir écouté l’album dont le lien est affiché dessous: Pinnalaganash, Volim III Pinnalaganash-Chantrèl 3 (pour quatuor à … [more]

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First release of my compositions of classical music

When was the last time you heard an original piece by a Haitian composer of Haitian classical music? Now, you do have the opportunity to hear how new Haitian composers are exploring this genre some call “musique savante.” Though I … [more]

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Higher Calling

A very upbeat piece which will be inserted in my next book entitled “Unbreakable.” Higher Calling

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Thinking out of the box

Interested in a different approach to chords and songwriting? We strongly suggest that you read the “Natif” page and its sub-pages. Believe me, it is worth a visit, and please, do not hesitate to send us your comments. Peace!

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New illustrations on the “What is Natif?” page

I have added new examples and illustrations on this page. I want to thank those who have been kind enough to let me know how they appreciate my works. To explore Haitian music is to discover new possibilities and the … [more]

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Following Ti Paris’ path

Yep! I have been writing a little bit more lately. The “natif” concept has brought me closer to Ti Paris’ fingering style and I find it amazing. I’m thinking seriously about releasing a single first, and a whole album later. … [more]

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Unbreakable–the book

My next book entitled “Unbreakable” which contains 7 pieces written for a string quartet–Lead violin, violin, viola and cello is due in April 2016. I’m firmly dedicated to providing to this generation of Haitian musicians and others who are classically … [more]

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Tenacious Spirit

My freedom is my ultimate submission to the will of God, my Father. Such abandonment allows Him to live in me and on this physical plane, it has led me to a torturous path which I will not let test … [more]

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