24 Hours With Michel Portal
Concerts in Paris
Classical clarinetist, free jazz musician, film score composer... discover a talented, complete and charming musician.
Michel Portal, the French clarinetist born in the Basque Country says about himself: "I always have to get closer to the mountain." As if he meant he is always above the ground, or trying to reach the top!
The French musician is a multifaceted artist: he acquired his training as a classical musician but fell in love with jazz at the end of the Second World War. While classical music allows him to feel a broad range of feelings, jazz is for him the music of travel, and he escapes while experimenting new sounds.
This documentary features images from rehearsals for a series of concerts in Paris, an interview and images from the concerts. At age 74, Michel Portal is still full of surprises and fascinating in his thirst for discoveries.
Duration : 32 min
Production date : 2012
Production : © Morgane / Morgane Groupe
Available version(s) : FR