Last weekend I went to VRRRR (un) festival in Toulon, France. The festival is about contemporary drawing mixed with music and performances
I was invited to play Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Since I know that the organizer Benoit Bottex likes when things are a bit more experimental, I decided to try a completely new show. Since a while I was thinking about developing some pieces with a "prepared piano", so VRRRR was the perfect platform for a first try.
Without really knowing what I would do in the end, I packed my car with some utilities (e.g. Cordless drill driver, metal bars, etc.). I also went to a toy shop and bought a little RC car.
The basic idea was to create rhythm with mechanical motion and transformed sound by objects attached to the strings. I used some harmonies that I had in mind and put everything together. Check the video above to get an idea. I will definitely continue working on this subject. Subscribe to my newsletter to stay informed.
Check also some of the other artists who were taking part:
Macdara Smith - drawing, music and performance
Wormgasm - music (noise)
Ezu - drawing
Radina Stoïmenova - drawing and poems
Ohoaurelie - drawing
Sectionazurra - music (dub)
Simondelaporte - drawing