Activités \ Improvisation

Urban Pipes

Urban Pipes is a utopia aiming to show that the bagpipe is a universal instrument. To imagine music for solo bagpipe that does not evoke its cultural origin, music that is only music, with no other function than to be listened to. This project also entails a modification of traditional playing modes, as well as work on how to use the bagpipe sound and harmonic strangeness outside of strictly melodic practice. All this seems paradoxical for a traditional musician like myself. Yet it is the way I have chosen for Urban Pipes, in order to see what kind of music I can envisage for my instrument.


He plays music specially devised for his instrument –music of austere violence, at the same time grandiose, fundamentally modern and often radical, yet never cut off from its roots

Jazz Magazine (2009)

Erwan Keravec treats improvisation as a visual artist, as one would treat the blacks in a monochrome, through incisions, rhythm and ways to catch light.

Jazz Magazin (2011)