Fabrizio Cassol

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Fabrizio Cassol
Born (1964-06-08) 8 June 1964 (age 58)
Ougrée, Belgium
GenresChamber, jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Instrument(s)Saxophone, aulochrome
Years active1985-present

Fabrizio Cassol (born 8 June 1964) is a Belgian saxophonist and the first user of the aulochrome (a double-reed instrument).[1]

He was born in Ougrée, Belgium.[1] Between 1982 and 1985, he studied at the Liège conservatory and "obtained first prize for saxophone while majoring in chamber music".[1] He also studied improvisation and composition.[1] Cassol began to tour with his first band (Trio Bravo, with Michel Massot and Michel Debrulle).[1] He travelled to the Central African forest to encounter the Aka pygmies, which led to the formation of the band Aka Moon.[1] Besides, he has performed with many other musicians.[1]

He has composed music for dance theatre and in 1995 he composed with Kris Defoort the album Variations on A Love Supreme.[1] He won the Belgian Golden Django in 1998.[1] Since September 2002, he has used the aulochrome, a new instrument created by François Louis.[1] He has taught at the Etterbeek music academy since 1989.[1] Cassol collaborated with choreographer Alain Platel to create "Requiem pour L", in which musicians and dancers "perform a new version of Mozart’s Requiem while slow-motion footage of a woman dying is projected on a screen behind them".[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Jazz in Belgium biography
  2. ^ Jennings, Luke (25 March 2018). "The week in dance: Requiem pour L; Bernstein Centenary – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 November 2021.

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