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New Swiss Talents - André-Daniel "Sarclon" Meylan (NST 13/1983)


Singer, flutist and composer André-Daniel Meylan, more popularly known as "Sarclon" was born on 19 December 1953 in Switzerland's Jura region.

While although apprenticed in his family's watchmaking tradition, he took the decision to become a musician instead. Finally concentrating on the flute, he studied it at the Lausanne Conservatory and formed the Sarclon group. This group disbanded in 1980. Ever since André-Daniel Meylan has won increasing acclaim as a solo instrumentalist, singer and composer in his own right.

Musical content

1. Sarclon Group: Absolumento, Instrumental
(A.D. Meylan)
2. André-Daniel "Sarclon" Meylan and his Sarclon Group: Au bord du chemin - Along the Road
(Trad., words by A.D. Meylan)
3. André-Daniel "Sarclon" Meylan and his Sarclon Group: Fil de Fer - Iron Wire
(A.D. Meylan)
4. André-Daniel "Sarclon" Meylan and orchestra: Tzigannerie, Instrumental
(A.D. Meylan)
5. André-Daniel "Sarclon" Meylan and orchestra: Myster le berger
(A.D. Meylan / Veillon)
6. André-Daniel "Sarclon" Meylan and orchestra: Des trous dans les poches - Holes in My Pockets
A.D. Meylan
7. André-Daniel "Sarclon" Meylan and instrumental ensemble: Arabesque-Revolution, Instrumental
(Arabesque: A.D. Meylan; Revolution: Sarclon / Santamaria / Héritier / Roch)
8. André-Daniel "Sarclon" Meylan and his Sarclon Group: On (c'était la fête) - Having A Wonderful Time
(A.D. Meylan)

Production information

Musica Helvetica. New Swiss Talents NST 13. André-Daniel "Sarclon" Meylan (singer, flutist and composer). Produced 1983 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. "Musica Helvetica" explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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