Part of the Voilah! French Festival Singapore by Institut Français Singapore
Invited to create a music performance with Atoui’s instrument collection, Barthélémi will use the acoustic possibilities of the room to explore different resonating frequencies. Taking the shape of a deambulation, the performance will have a particular breathing rhythm, which will be defined in the days preceding the concert. Space and soundscapes will be intimately linked to the performer’s gestures and intentions, developing as a haunted percussion solo, but not exclusively with percussion instruments. This process engages in a discussion between the instruments, the venue, and the audience, creating a situation that questions the performer’s choices as well as the exhibition itself.
Uriel Barthélémi (France) is a drummer, composer and electro-acoustic musician. Following his studies at the conservatoires of Reims, La Courneuve, Montreuil, and Ircam, he embarked upon electro-acoustic compositional work. This has led him to collaborate in numerous areas of the performing arts from 2002 onwards: dance, marionettes, theatre, as well as the visual arts. In parallel with his compositional work, he performs as a drummer for several projects and conducts research into the drum and computer connection, developing his own software in Max-Msp. He recently has been nominated Shape Artist 2018.
Image credit: Uriel Barthélémi. Copyright Tanya Traboulsi.