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Benoit Delbecq Unit: Phonetics

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Pianist Benoit Delbecq claims a wide range of unusual influences, both musical and extramusical. One of the odder sources he has mentioned is Oulipo, the French-speaking literary movement that creates works using constrained writing techniques, and Delbecq’s latest CD sounds like a musical offshoot of it. The pianist finds dazzling creativity through the careful use of set rules and layered, complicated structures.

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