Watch this short clip of SHAPE artists L’Ocelle Mare and Voiski playing at the Paris edition of Les Siestes Electroniques festival, which took place outdoors at the musée du quai Branly.
For several years, Voiski has struck a singular path in techno music, oscillating between experimental projects and the production of tracks marked by his signature style. Within the large spectrum of his interventions, Voiski stands out for the rigor of his infinitely repetitive loops. These, combined with acerbic drum beats, construct an analogue excitation that carries his music to the heart of futurist and sentimental layers.
L’Ocelle Mare, meanwhile, is the solitary project of Thomas Bonvalet initially focused on the nylon string guitar, taking short, dynamic and abrupt forms and limiting itself exclusively to the acoustic possibilities of the instrument. A radical posture, it constantly threatened to put itself at an impasse, or being forced into metamorphosis and movement. Bonvalet’s guitar thus became less and less identifiable. At the periphery it absorbed the sound of objects (metronome, tuning forks…) deviating from their common usage, integrating and splitting up their breath and sounds to reveal a new fleeting form.
The Paris version of Les Siestes Electroniques usually occurs the at musée du quai Branly and often asks the participating musicians to incorporate elements of the museum’s ethno-musical bank in their performances.