Born 33 years ago in Brussels, Casimir Liberski is a pianist, composer and improviser who made his marks in NYC for about a decade after graduating from the Berklee College of Music. He decided to move back to Belgium in 2018. An insatiable jack-of-all-trades and bulimic heir to his "gods" Monk, Coltrane, Miles Davis, among the many deities of the colossal repertoire of baroque, classical, modern, jazz, and contemporary music, Casimir is also an obsessive tweaker of vintage analog synthesizers. "A lifetime will not be enough to quench my thirst for music," he says with a smile.
The Zelda Suite Project
The idea at the start of this project consists of taking historical (retro!) video game themes and giving them a jazz or even “free jazz" spin, following Ornette Coleman's "harmolodic" approach. Fascinated by the cleverness of these catchy electronic tunes that manage to stay in your head without getting old, Casimir is taking his ReTRio on an atypical journey of acoustic, constantly evolving, live jazz. His thoroughly contemporary interpretations of video game themes intertwine with his unique improvisational skills, flowing into a highly singular and versatile style of jazz.
Flagey, Les Lundis d’Hortense