If the work of Yann-Gaël always took several forms, it is nevertheless built around some transverse concerns.
His work participates in the weaving of a quality link between human beings. He pushes the knowledge of the other one to its finest nuances, sculpturing his subject against a binary, consumerist world, strangely fond of caricatures.
Yann-Gaël tries to produce, by his music, an emotion which opens the way to a possible reconsideration of the ideas, an overtaking of the prejudices and a call to release itself from the dictatorship of a supposed reality.
Its artistic requirement and its curiosity brought him to develop several skills and universe in which exist a singular conception of the harmony, the improvisation and a need for sense.
Convinced that intelligence is a collective good, he is inhabited by the idea that music stimulates it. In his own way, he shares, tells, adds and deciphers.
To the frenzy of the world, he brings the slowness of “S”;
To its ugliness, the poetry of “Poncet”;
To its prejudices, the dialogue of the ” Transcontinental Projects “
His work brought him, among others distinction, the ” Grand Prix des rencontres Brel “, the ” Grand Prix de l’Académie du Jazz “, the support of the « Villa Medicis » and the « Fondation Beaumarchais ».
OF THE MOMENT.
Yann-Gaël Poncet is a virtuoso, he is a traveler too. And when he travels to the most distant regions, violin in hand, no door remains closed. It is the magic of these meetings that he brings us through his Transcontinental projects.
A way to highlight, in a festive manner, musics of strong identity, that don’t benefit from any political attention. A way to change our look upon these “minorities”, to meet these other that we often forget. A way also to oppose a cultural imperialism always more liberal, to highlight an ideal of humanism and the French musical innovation.
“Transcontinental Charango” is the second element of the international adventure of the “Transcontinental Projects” (“Transcontinental Calypso” was created in 2012 in San José/Costa-Rica).
It is the ultimate meeting of the french electro music with the andean virtuoso instrument, the charango, fed by the bilingual poetry of an Argentine French Hipopeur, and English of a New York writer.
On stage, it is a show of music and video led full steam by Sergent Garcia.
Sergent Garcia (spain) + Oscar MIRANDA (Charango, Argentine) + ELECTROFACTO (France) – Jean-Paul Hervé/Philippe Gilbert/Olivier Génin/Yann-Gaël Poncet
Slow, soft, sweet, strange and savage…
Sound and silence too. « S » is an electro-jazz band…
One of a kind!
A quartet that permanently searches for the shortest way to our guts.
Often compared to Sting, Brel and Nougaro, Yann-Gaël Poncet leads its double career (jazz and French song) on several continents.
Discreet and thoughtful man, he returns to us with one of the most brilliant musician of the moment, Vincent Lafont, in a surprising, roguish and profound duet. What they realize here, the two of them only, is all together virtuoso, fine, acrobatic and spectacular.
As a fabulous storyteller, Yann-Gaël Poncet takes us, far from this feverish world, in the discovery of invented horizons where the other one becomes essential.
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS
With, at the exit, a multiplicity of points of view exchanged by the connoisseurs who all lingered over the pavements of the “place du Châtelet”, comments motivated by a support without reserve to the singers (David Linx, Laïka Fatien, Yann-Gaël Poncet) and to the Laurent Cugny’s exciting orchestral writing.
A brilliant and atypical violinist!
His thirst of cultural discovery led him to push away the musical barriers and to turn to the singing, the jazz or the electro-jazz music. In other words, a rare bird who certainly does not want to finish in a cage.
Mixing French chanson with a light, acoustic jazz approach and an accessibility that touches light folky pop, Poncet combines cultured elegance spiced up with an experimental and multi-genre mentality. Ranging from both sensitive acoustic, waltzing numbers that echo Sting to more energetic, playful and bold expressions, looking freshly at instrumentation, rhythm and interplay, this is modern French “world music” of today.
A personnal universe! An inimitable style! …
(…) Bloggers (…) do not dry up praise. The buzz buzzs… Not to miss.
A very original writing and this brimming charisma (…) Its nature, its risk-takings and its complicity with the public often make of its concerts very particular moments.
The crowd of the FIA received with applause the group of electronic music ElectroFacto. They shared the stage with calypsonians to give an exotic mix of sounds called Transcontinental Project.
On stage he lives his songs as nobody, make them vibrate, passes them on with grace and generosity (…) His songs always have human reaches, convey deep reflections and striking images.  indeed this artist is one step ahead. (…)
We are alternately destabilized, impressed, amazed and harpooned by the talent of this newcomer and, finally, we realize that we have between hands, indisputably, one of the French-speaking albums of the year.