In the Richard family, they are born flutist (or flutor) from wire
mother... Between nymph and muse, Philippe it's a whole history...
Born in 1856 in Carpates, recycled in 1956 in Vendôme, aged of 16,
he is lost in the forest of the Gravel by seeking reeds.
(On this subject, it's name of this wet forest that the origins come from
his patronym with particle). He is stray in full coppice, without compass
and at this point in time he falls on an enormous tuft wild bamboos.
It's by arranging knife in hand its first flute, that he stumbles.....
"Flute! Pan!" He exclaims...
In 1973, he makes the meeting with the orchestra of the famous Rumanian
flutist Gheorghe Zamfir.
It's of this meeting that will be born his passion for 'Syrinx',
strange character with the hairy body and with the feet of goat which
pursued the nymphs in the deep ones drink of Arcadie
In 1977, it's his first festival of Saint Chartier ; he becomes
manufacturer-builder of Panpipes...
During a good feast in a roulotte with some musicians, he contracts
the virus of the 'Horn with Muse'.....
It's him which looked after
with the Old people's homes of
Beaunes, he leaves cured and becomes bell ringer of bagpipe from
In 1980, he traverses Romania with its back bag and tankard a new virus,
much more serious: the Virus of Tziganie.
This time it's chronic, it's still not cured by him...
For a few months it has hopelessly sought another player of Panpipes to
create "the Academy of the Flutists of the Gravel"...