In Plato’s vision of the universe, the Hyperuranion is a realm of ideal forms where the soul waits before entering the body, inspiring humanity’s search for truth and beauty on Earth. On their seventh release and third for London-based RareNoise Records, Chat Noir conjures their own Hyperuranion – a transcendent space beyond genre where electronica, rock, jazz, and ambient music meld into a rapturous hybrid.
For this latest manifestation of their ever-evolving sound, Chat Noir’s co-founders, keyboardist Michele Cavallari and bassist Luca Fogagnolo, are joined by guitarist Daniel Calvi (who contributed as a guest on the group’s previous release, Nine Thoughts For One Word). The trio is also graced on four tracks by the ethereal trumpet of Nils Petter Molvaer.
"Chat Noir is definitely one of the most refreshing forces in the current European new jazz/modern hybrid music movement." -Igloo Magazine
Chat Noir has has performed original compositions unconfined by any etiquettes of genre. From its origins as an acoustic jazz threesome in 2001, Chat Noir has progressively broadened its vocabulary with the inclusion of electronic textures and sounds. Throughout the evolution of its style, the band has at its core remained devoted to a true collective mindset rather than any leader/sideman structure.
Grounded in the root of friendship, Chat Noir continues to freely explore the outer limits of what it can be.
May 10, 2019 @ Milla Club, München (DE)
May 12, 2019 @ Dumont, Aachen (DE)
May 15, 2019 @ Arkaoda, Berlin (DE)
May 18, 2019 @ Tonne, Dresden (DE)
January 20, 2018 @ Tonne, Dresden (DE)
January 19, 2018 @ Domicil, Dortmund (DE)
December 3, 2017 @ Jazz Improvise Meeting Festival, Guangzhou (PRC)
December 2, 2017 @ Jazz Improvise Meeting Festival, Shenzen (PRC)
December 1, 2017 @ Jazz Improvise Meeting Festival, Beijing (PRC)
May 6, 2017 @ X-Jazz, Privat Club, Berlin (DE)
March 28, 2017 @ Club 30, Timisoara (RO)
March 27, 2017 @ Form Space, Cluj (RO)
March 24, 2017 @ Club Control, Bucharest (RO)
March 23, 2017 @ KlangFarben Kulturverein, Kufstein (AU)
November 23, 2016 @ Brasov Jazz Festival, Brasov (RO)
October 29, 2016 @ Match & Fuse Festival, London (UK)