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Pierre Charial is a French musician specialized in mechanical music. He is the world’s leading (and perhaps only) barrel organ virtuoso.

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  • For Amaury_sun, Google translate of Man-Thra: it means he is one of the "bestbehüteten (musical) mysteries of France", as he consistently with his punch-card controlled organ falls between all musical genres. But nevertheless: unique, fascinating music, since some unplayable is associated with a warm yet so natural sounding sound to be heard. In addition to the interpretation of classical works, he is heard for example on the works of Michael Riessler (Momentum Mobile, Orange) or Sylvie Couvoursier (Ocre)
  • Listening to his barrel organ recording on disc 5 of the Sony Ligeti Edition. He's able to get these great oscillator-like synthesizer sounds out of his instrument. Fantastic stuff.
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  • es heißt, er sei eines der "bestbehüteten (Musik-)Geheimnisse Frankreichs", da er mit seiner lochkartengesteuerten Drehorgel konsequent zwischen alle Musiksparten fällt. Aber nichts desto trotz: einzigartig, faszinierende Musik, da hier z.T. unspielbares mit einem doch so warmen natürlich klingenden Sound zu Gehör gebracht wird. Neben der Interpretation klassischer Werke, ist er beispielsweise zu hören auf Werken von Michael Riessler (Momentum Mobile, Orange) oder bei Sylvie Couvoursier (Ocre)

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