La Fausse Compagnie

Le Chant des Pavillons

Le Chant des Pavillons is an unusual instrumental string trio.
In search of vibrant encounters, three musicians wander amongst the people with their ageless, a-typical instruments.
The instruments of this world-wandering trio are the delightfully weird offspring of a marriage between strings and horns: a Stroh-violin, a Stroh-cello and a Stroh-bass.

Their musical journey is unpredictable, funny, but also sensitive and sometimes intimate.
Paired with beautiful voices, a meeting with La Fausse Compagnie will stay in your mind forever.

Facts & Figures

  • outdoor | indoor
  • walk act
  • language no problem
  • suitable for all ages
  • 50 minutes
  • 2 x per day
  • Poitiers (FR)
  • Website

Claire-Noël Le Saulnier and Thomas Le Saulnier founded La Fausse Compagnie in 2007.
A common thread in their work is their shared passion to create musical live experiences.
Both have studied traditional music and were challenged from an early age by other musical directions such as ethnic music, jazz and more contemporary music.

La Fausse Compagnie creates its own compositions. Claire and Thomas are artistically curious and creative and always experiment with other disciplines, such as dance or theatre, to better convey the message behind their performances.

For Le Chant des Pavillons Claire-Noël and Thomas were captivated and inspired by the unique combination of strings and horns, the peculiar adaptation of traditional musical instruments and their extraordinary sonority. Through this performance they attempt to bring back to life some unusual, and almost forgotten, musical instruments which date back to the beginning of the previous century. They also strive to create an intimate atmosphere through their musical program which will be partially inspired by the whole world around them.

Performers   Claire-Noël Le Saulnier -  Stroh-bass/voice
Thomas Le Saulnier -  Stroh-cello
Samuel Tailliez - Stroh-violin
Director   Jérôme Bouvet
Instrument maker (metal)   Laurent Cadilhac
Instrument maker (wood)   Alain Pignoux
Costumes designer    Cécile Pelletier

Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture des cantons d’Availles Limouzine et de L’Isle Jourdain.

With the support of
Région Poitou-Charentes, DRAC Poitou-Charentes, Centre National des Arts de la Rue en Poitou-Charentes, ADAMI and Conseil Départemental de la Vienne.