Composition & Sound : Anthony Laguerre
Percussions : Anthony Laguerre, Théo His-Mahier, Léa Koster, François Papirer, Enrico Pedicone
Artistic Direction : Anthony Laguerre, with the collaboration Minh-Tâm Nguyen
Coproduction : Motrice / CCAM Vandoeuvres-lés-Nancy / Festival Météo Mulhouse / Perussions de Strasbourg
Since 2017, Anthony Laguerre has been researching amplified drums with his solo Myotis. Within this framework, the first artistic gesture was to go towards rock energy, which is the essence of the music he has been playing for 20 years.
In a second step, he has long oriented his research towards the nuance of pianissimo. Looking for the opposite of his primary energy, he found how to bring inaudible sounds into play by amplifying them with microphones. The addition of loudspeakers on the drums brought an extra dimension and fed the sound material enormously. Playing these sounds very quickly made him want to hear them unfold, played and interpreted by other musicians. The project is to compose a piece for an ensemble of percussionists to make them play the whole range of possible sounds contained in this music.
Anthony Laguerre chose to work with Les Percussions de Strasbourg because our ensemble knows each other and has its own sound, with the aim of going to the essential, bringing his sound vision of percussion and transmitting it. Les Percussions de Strasbourg and their history offer an enormous field of research in terms of their immense technical skills and the number of instruments they have at their disposal. Being associated with Les Percussions de Strasbourg allows you to benefit from a singular listening experience, a particular way of playing and the discovery of a sound bank that is always on the move.
This project of creation with a quartet could not be carried out without the support and complicity of Minh-Tâm Nguyen, artistic director of the Percussions de Strasbourg.
2 July 2021: Jardin des Deux Rives, Strasbourg, France
28 August 2021: Festival Météo, Mulhouse, France
2 October 2021 : CCAM Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
12 October 2021 : Un pavé dans le Jazz, Toulouse, France
28 January 2022 : Théâtre de Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France