October 2021

Timelessness at the Hautepierre theater !

photo : C. Urbain / design : le Futur

Created in 2019 at the Musica festival, cancelled twice in March and November 2020 due to the pandemic, Timelessness, returns to the Hautepierre theatre!
With this transdisciplinary show for eight percussionists, Thierry De Mey, a composer in perpetual research and unbridled inventiveness, plays as much on gesture as on sound. This project, which he has been working on for a long time with the Percussions de Strasbourg, is what he calls an “artistic and political manifesto”.
If there is a commitment on the part of the composer, it is first and foremost to the body and to the way it is used in music-making. Where a taboo has deeply marked our history, notably by neutralising the presence of musicians with black clothes, Thierry De Mey grants “visibility” to his performers and integrates the exposure of their gestures and postures into his writing. Movement is thus explicitly at the heart of the device for a great moment of instrumental choreography.

Timelessness on tour:
– 12.12.21 – Théatre Municipal de Béthune, FR
– 15.12.21 – Le Parvis scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées, FR
And more concerts to be announced

Les Percussions de Strasbourg, who are involved on a daily basis in the transmission and life of their neighbourhood Hautepierre, will also present Timelessness in a version adapted to the pupils of numerous Alsatian secondary schools on 8 and 9 November. Meetings with the musicians and workshops will also be organised around the show so that children can immerse themselves in it and understand its genesis, its dynamics and its stakes.

You too can extend the Timelessness experience with a collective practice workshop for the general public, which will take place on 17 November at the Percussions de Strasbourg in Hautepierre.
Infos here

Mexican Tour 2021 for Ghostland

3 concerts in one week in 3 different cities.

3 concerts in one week in 3 different cities. Facing the walls full of history of the 49th International Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, in the intimacy of the Teatro Maria Grever in Leon or on the great esplanade of the Heroes of the Festival Internacional Santa Lucia in Monterrey, the shadows and the energetic drums of Ghostland received an enthusiastic welcome from the Mexican public!
A great opportunity for the Percussions de Strasbourg to present P. Jodlowski’s piece, created in 2017, and more generally their work to an audience that responded to each of these dates.
A warm, superb and exotic tour made possible by the Institut Français Paris and the Institut Français en Amérique Latine.

Mexican Tour for Ghostland!

©Claudia Hansen

From 20 to 30 October, the Percussions de Strasbourg will be in Mexico to present Ghostland.
Immersive and spellbinding, Pierre Jodlowski’s latest creation plunges us into an area of indefinite boundaries. Composed for electronics and four percussionists from the famous Percussions de Strasbourg, the score also includes the play of lights and writing of the stage space.Extended by a large panoramic screen, the stage changes into an infinite space, a territory where shadows seem to come and play with the bodies.

The concerts:
– 22.10 – Festival Cervantino, Guanajuato
– 24.10 – Teatro Maria Grever, Leon
– 26.10 – Festival Santa Lucia, Monterrey

MYOTIS V – Anthony Laguerre

© Régis Bourguignon

Wednesday 12 October, 8.30pmUn pavé dans le Jazz
For several years, Anthony Laguerre has been exploring a solo entitled Myotis. Much more than a musical composition, Myotis reveals itself as a research process which, through the energy of rock, pushes the limits of the drums to their ultimate limits. Today, he meets the Percussions de Strasbourg to pursue his approach and give it a new dimension. Together, they dream of a sound space that plays with the acoustics of each instrument, amplification and the inversion of energies.

The Percustra workshops for all are back !

© Percussions de Strasbourg

Percustra’s collective work for all is back! Come and discover these places of experimentation from Tuesday 5th October with Hsin-Hsuan Wu for a first discovery workshop (no obligation)!
The objective: to experiment, discover, share and create together, in a group open to all and of course to beginners!

All info : https://www.percussionsdestrasbourg.com/en/transmission/percustra-2/