Salon de Musique
emitting a series of time-based, ethereal pieces of sound art
from the oldest square of Paris
In an age of acceleration and efficiency gymnastics, the contemporary version of the 19th century format of a Parisian Salon de musique represents a place of experimentation. The sound pieces are embedded into a contextual mood and contain visual elements, light installations and servings of selected beverages.
The audience is invited to share a moment, to remember the texture of duration, to feel time, to vaporwave, to time - tunnel, to flow.
Salon de musique #5
Sunday, 9th of December 2018
Clarice Jensen, cellist, the artistic director of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and Jonathan William Turner, visual artist, whose work was shown, amongst others, at Palais de Tokyo (FR), Moma PS1 (US), Mori Art Museum (JP).
Watch excerpts: https://vimeo.com/329932459/8c764c1c1d
Performances by Svarte Greiner (DE) & Philippe Hallais aka Low Jack (FR)
Wednesday, 5th of March 2017
We present a new edition of cinematographic music.
Svarte Greiner is the solo guise of Berlin based Norwegian Erik K Skodvin (of Deaf Center & B/B/S). Working mostly with darkly painted soundscapes through bowed guitar, effect-pedals and a varied sound making tools, his music and live performance can be seen as something of a time stopping cinematic experience, embodied by surreal peaks of guitar improvisations, sound effects & low rumbling drones. His newest album, Moss Garden was just released about a month ago.
Philippe Hallais aka Low Jack
French producer Hallais – who has been praised by some of today’s most prominent labels (Modern Love, L.I.E.S., The Trilogy Tapes), has earned a reputation for his uniqueness, keeping one foot in club culture and the other in abstract experimentation. He will present to us an exclusive version of his newest work, to be released in a couple of months on aModern Love (UK).
Performances by Rhys Chatham (USA) & Hélène Breschand (FR)
Wednesday, 5th of October 2016
We invited Berlin-based Digital in Berlin to co-curate our 3rd edition.
Hélène Breschand (harp, electronics, voice)
Hélène Breschand is a highly versatile musician who works across several genres, from contemporary music to Jazz. She has a career as both a soloist and a chamber musician and her works includes, improvisation, musical theatre and the visual arts. She works with composers such as Luciano Berio, Emmanuel Nunes, Yoshihisa Taira and collaborates regularly with theatre and dance companies. In 2012, she played harp in David Toop’s performance ‘Star-shaped Biscuit’. She is also a co-founder of the group Laborintus.
Rhys Chatham (guitar, electronics)
Pitchfork wrote earlier this year “ Rhys Chatham was a flute player until he heard the Ramones and switched to guitar. That’s an oversimplification of the pioneering musician and composer’s history, but it still says a lot about his unique methods. Throughout his 45-year career, Chatham has translated styles associated with instruments like the flute—classical, formal, studied—into the primal power of rock-based electric guitar.”
Pythagorean Dream (released in May this year) marks Rhys Chatham’s change of direction from such large-scale recent works as the 400 guitars composition Guitar Trio Is My Life!, the 2006 release upon which he revisited his no wave breakthrough composition “Guitar Trio” (1977) with an ensemble featuring the entire guitar section of Sonic Youth, members of Swans, Tortoise, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Modern Lovers, A Silver Mt Zion and Hüsker Dü.
By contrast, Pythagorean Dream is an entirely solo effort composed, performed (on guitar, trumpet and C, alto and bass flutes), produced, engineered and mastered by Chatham.
Blue Night - Performance by PAN DAIJING (CH) & Dj-set by GRAAL (FR)
Friday, May 13th, 2016 - Paris
is the dark mystery within,
the journey into self
You are entering into and explore
the immense field of potential
found in the depths
of human emotion and creation
Ideals, beliefs, and images of all kinds
are being brought up for you to
reexamine, illuminate, and transform
You journey to the place of ‘no time’ and limitless light
MU - Performances by TOMOKO SAUVAGE (JP) & JUDITH SÖNNICKEN (DE)
Sunday, February 21st, 2016 - Paris
The performed pieces are dedicated to the ancient continent of Mu which is located underwater between Japan, Hawaii and the Easter Islands. Both artists are working with digital and analog liquidity, perceivable as sound, sculpture, scent. The parisien venue is soaked in blue light, inviting to time travel into our sub- conscious origins of water, movement, and primal play.