À BOUT DE SOUFFLE + Gauthier Toux

a bout de souffle
A screening of À Bout de Souffle (Breathless) a film made in 1960 that was emblematic of the Nouvelle Vague, is preceded by a performance by the upcoming young French pianist Gauthier Toux.

Iconoclastic French director Jean Luc Godard’s hugely influential and innovative movie was the quintessential film of the Nouvelle Vague. The film stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg and drawing parallels to jazz with its energetically youthful non-conformism, unpredictability and spontaneity.

Prior to the screening, the upcoming pianist Gauthier Toux (who has a new CD released on the esteemed English jazz indie NAIM out in May) will play a ‘live’ solo set on acoustic piano reinterpreting a selection of themes from one of the greatest jazz film scores composed by legendary French pianist Martial Solal.