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Pascal Le Boeuf

New York, NY            

Described as “sleek, new” and “hyper-fluent” by the New York Times, Pascal Le Boeuf is a pianist-composer and electronic artist whose interests range from modern improvised music to cross-breeding classical with production-based technology.

Le Boeuf’s most recent awards include the 2015 ASCAP Foundation Johnny Mandel Prize, Independent Music Awards in “Jazz”, “Eclectic” and “Electronica” categories, and a 2015 New Jazz Works Commission from Chamber Music America in collaboration with JACK Quartet. He composed music for the 2008 Emmy Award-winning movie King Lines, and won first place in the 2008 International Songwriting Competition.

Pascal performs and records regularly with the piano trio “Pascal’s Triangle” featuring bassist Linda Oh, and drummer Justin Brown. As a keyboardist, Pascal has opened for Dangelo (Black Messiah ’15 tour), British electronic group Clean Bandit (Rather Be ’15 tour), and regularly performs with Australian pop artist Meg Mac. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Music Composition at Princeton University as a Naumburg Doctoral Fellow.

“The pianist Pascal Le Boeuf has a sleek new album, “Pascal’s Triangle” (Nineteen-Eight Records), that features the advanced-propulsion rhythm team of bassist Linda Oh and drummer Justin Brown.”(New York Times)

“[Le Boeuf’s] performances and compositions display an impressive level of sophistication. Textured harmonies and shifting time signatures are handled with aplomb.” (San Francisco Chronicle). 

“Pianist Pascal Le Boeuf is a 21st century renaissance man. He’s made inroads in the worlds of classical music, indie-rock, and jazz . . . here is at least as much Debussy evident in his compositional style as there is Bill Evans . . . listeners who prefer quality over flash will be amply rewarded.” (The Rochester City Paper)

“Pascal Le Boeuf has a strong percussive element to his playing, which he combines with a keen sense of dynamics.” (Downbeat Magazine)

Pascal Le Boeuf: GIRLS (2015) – 4′

Performed by RighteousGIRLS (Gina Izzo + Erika Dohi), “GIRLS” highlights Pascal Le Boeuf’s work as both a composer and a producer. Video by Michael McQuilken.

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Alkaline (2015) – 7′

Commissioned by Chamber Music America for JACK Quartet + Le Boeuf Brothers Quartet, “Alkaline” incorporates group improvisation as a compositional device and borrows from jazz and electronic music idioms.

The performers: violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, cellist Kevin McFarland, alto saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf, tenor saxophonist Ben Wendel, bassist Ben Street, drummer Justin Brown

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