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The Album of the Century by Clotilde Rullaud

28 April 2020

We are continuing with a virtual version of our “Album of the Century” series every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. In this week’s episode our friend Clotilde Rullaud has agreed to take up the challenge.


It’s a common enough expression.
When you like an album well enough, but you know that it is maybe not “significant”, that it will not leave its mark on a generation – we often say “it’s not the album of the century”. But where exactly is the album of the century? Who can tell us about it?

Clotilde Rullaud is a singer, flute player, author, composer, director and teacher who splits her time between New York and Paris.
Her first album, Live at the 7 Lézards, was described by JazzMagazine as “a little gem”. Her second, In Extremis, was ranked in the Top Five albums of the year by both The Sunday Times in the U.K. and NPR in the U.S. Her most recent album, A Woman’s Journey (2016), with the duo Madeleine & Salomon won 16 awards, including six for best album in France and the U.S.
In 2018, the Opéra de Lyon showed her non-narrative film XXY [ɛks/ɛks/wʌɪ], a transgender and multidisciplinary film, mixing equal doses of dance, images and music.