Flautist flaunts pas­sion for Paris

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JANE Rut­ter be­lieves that it is ev­ery­one’s birthright to be creative. The cel­e­brated Syd­ney-based flautist has al­ways felt a de­sire to bring her mu­sic to an au­di­ence and says the flute, like a voice, is a dif­fer­ent way of be­ing ex­pres­sive.

Rut­ter re­cently re­leased theatre piece An Aus­tralian in Paris on CD and DVD, which is a some­what au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal take on her love for French mu­sic, from La Belle Epoque to the present day.

Learn­ing to play flute at the age of 10, Rut­ter says her fond­ness for France de­vel­oped when she went to Paris at the age of 18 to study the flute with Jean-pierre Ram­pal and Alain Mar­ion, two of the in­stru­ment’s great lu­mi­nar­ies.

‘‘They taught me to play the flute in a way that was con­nected to my per­son­al­ity,’’ she says.

‘‘They re­ally handed me my life. They said to me, ‘you have a story to tell through your mu­sic, and you are the only one who can tell it’.’’

Rut­ter says there is a tra­di­tion in Paris of be­ing lyri­cal when you play mu­sic.

‘‘There is this whole ap­proach of a nar­ra­tive in mu­sic, it fol­lows a sto­ry­line,’’ she says.

‘‘It’s a cross-fer­til­i­sa­tion be­tween art, pop­u­lar mu­sic, and it’s had an in­cred­i­ble ef­fect on pop­u­lar cul­ture.’’

Rut­ter says she is ‘‘in the zone’’ ev­ery time she plays the flute.

‘‘You have a right to feel that on a daily ba­sis, con­nected and draw­ing in en­ergy and breath and at­mos­phere,’’ she says.

As she pre­pares to bring her An Aus­tralian in Paris show to Australia for a 25-date na­tional tour, Rut­ter says the show has French charm.

A con­cert-theatre pro­duc­tion, Rut­ter rem­i­nisces about Paris, us­ing French po­etry and her own anec­dotes to tell the tales of artists, writ­ers and mu­si­cians who have used Paris to form their ‘‘artis­tic per­son­al­i­ties’’.

‘‘It’s a warm show that makes peo­ple feel re­ally good, and it opens up emo­tions for peo­ple,’’ Rut­ter says.

Jane Rut­ter’s

plays The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast on May 4 at 7.30pm. Tick­ets are $25 to $40. Rut­ter also plays the Noosa In­ter­na­tional Food & Wine Fes­ti­val’s open­ing gala con­cert and din­ner with The Queens­land Arts Or­ches­tra on May 17.

Flautist Jane Rut­ter brings her con­cert theatre show,

to The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast in May

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