Couple of days ago, I unfortunately missed out on a highly promising concert organized by Némo15 (“Biennale internationale des arts numériques”) in cooperation with ELEKTRA festival and the Philharmonie de Paris. The « Grand Soir de turbulences numériques » reunited the universe of audio-visual performance and contemporary classical & techno music in the halls of the Philharmonie created by Jean Nouvel and inaugurated in January this year.
L’Ensemble Intercontemporain, famous Detroit DJ Jeff Mills, as well as the artists Jacques Perconte and Herman Kolgen performed and created a visual and sonic symbioses through classical 20th century music, video art and techno. Being particularly interested in audio-visual performance and interdisciplinary work in general, I particularly enjoyed to see Herman Kolgen, Jeff Mills and Jacques Perconte on one stage. The full concert can be watched online on arte till January 2016. Herman Kolgen’s audio-visual performance LINK.C brought together a rhythmic linear scenery of grey skyscrapers intersecting in geometric layers with Philip Glass’s minimal Quatuor à cordes n°2 famous for its repetitive structures in classical music. The pioneer of techno Jeff Mills created together with the artist Jacques Perconte, known for his “pixel paintings”, a hypnotic performance through industrial, minimalistic sounds and abstract landscapes.
Also, if you happen to be in Paris and are interested in Digital Art and Media, check out the Némo15 Biennale running till Jannuary 16th. I’m planning on attending couple of events, which I will review here.