“Temps Libre” is the first release from the St. Laurent Piano Project, a recording series initiated by musician Stefan Christoff.
Featuring Brahja Waldman on sax, Peter Burton on contrabass and Stefan Christoff on piano, “Temps Libre” is a musical exploration recorded at La Sala Rossa in late summer 2012 as Quebec’s student uprising echoed across the city.
temps libre - reflections on EP by poet Kaie Kellough
situationist international maintains that free time is illusory and rarely free; economic and social forces appropriate free time from the individual and sell it back to them as the commodity known as “leisure.” - from wikipedia
do you have free time? do you free time? do you dream of free time? what do you choose to do with your time?
would you choose to march in the streets in support of a student strike? would you choose to bang a pot on your balcony every night at 8pm to show your dissatisfaction with a corrupt government?
if thousands of people chose to do just that, for months on end, and also chose to disrupt the leisure of others, what would those choices say about our social moment? how would those choices change our understanding of our time?
on this recording, stefan christoff’s piano, brahja waldman’s alto saxophone, and peter burton’s contrabass drop into free time to eloquently pose and address these questions.
Reviews / Media
- Concert review on Camuz
- Photography from Temps Libre EP launch by Thien V.
- CULT Montreal interview
- Taran’s Free Jazz Hour feat. Temps libre
- Video from Temps libre EP launch by Heri Rakotomalala
- Art Threat review
- The CD Critic review
- Jazz à Paris review
CKUT Interview on Duets for Abdelrazik
Temps libre is available at the following local record shops in Montreal
2044 Metcalfe St. 2e étage
Tél : 514-844-8988
4333 rue Rivard
207 Bernard Ouest
Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
2150 Bishop Street
364-B Rue Sherbrooke Est