two french family acts with a fresh fraise sur la musique française
French cult artist Ghédalia Tazartès is an uncompromising character who defies categorization. He recorded alone a dozen of albums, calling his way of working “Impromuz” for lack of a better term. Before the years 2000s, his public appearances remained exceptional events.
Ghédalia Tazartès’ music has always been a mystery. It switches from musique concrète to – existing or invented – ethnic music, from poetry to noise, or from loops and collages to sad and extremely beautiful tunes in a second, but it constantly is in flux and coherent.
In 2004, Ghedalia finally decided to do live performances again. He first worked with other musicians (Les Reines d’Angleterre, David Fenech & Jac Berrocal, Norscq & Black Sifichi, Nicolas Lelièvre) and is now a solo performing artist (although his very young son sometimes joins him on stage!).
Since 2009 Tazartes played many shows across Europe. After performing a cinemix to the strange “Haxan” film in 2008, he presented in February 2013 a new solo show at CTM in Berlin Festival to a packed HAU2. The new show is based around the music of Tazartes’ lattest album ‘Coda Lunga.’ Says Tazartes: ‘I thought I had only played for 5 minutes in Berlin… then I realised I had been going on for more than one hour!’
Two Envelopes consists of a harpsichordist and a percussionist who find their own adventurous path through the early music and contemporary repertoire in order to go beyond their classical fundament while combining it with theatrical elements and performance, as well as with electronic sounds and audiovisual art.
In their programs they walk on the edges between seriousness and humour, the private and the social and the concept of the classical concert formula. They interpret compositions and work on own creations as well.
Lisa Kokwenda Schweiger: Harpsichord, Voice, Performance
Jacob Vanneste: Percussion, Electronics, Performance
Bégayer font du chanson française, musique bruitiste, rumeurs des musiques lointaines,
Poèmes courts, instruments artisanaux inspirés d’Afrique et d’Asie,
Radios, amplificateurs et autres petits objets électroniques. Toutes compositions, arrangements : Loup Uberto, Lucas Ravinale, Alexis Vineïs
note: Tanz Mein Hertz was originally planned for this event, but they had to cancel due to heavy space cakes