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JULIEN DESPREZ

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Desprez Abacaxi credit Sylvain Gripoix WebFRANCE, GERMANY
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

SATURDAY MAY 18
COLISÉE B
MIDNIGHT - $20

Julien Desprez : guitare électrique, lumière
Jean-François Riffaud : basse électrique, lumière
Max Andrzejewski : batterie, synthétiseur, lumière

The young French guitar hero JULIEN DESPREZ is gaining fame and importance on the world stage at an impressive pace. A member of several bands (Q, Tournesol, Snap) and a cofounder of Collectif Coax, he also plays in the Coax Orchestra and Mats Gustafsson’s Fire! Orchestra. In solo format, his music leans toward noise and sound art.

DESPREZ’s rather unique approach to the electric guitar could be described as “full-bodied”. For him, guitar and effects pedals make a single instrument to be played with the whole body. He even draws inspiration from tap dancing to waltz among his pedals, with awe-inspiring results.

And just as awesome is his new power trio, with bassist JEAN-FRANÇOIS RIFFAUD (OK, Parquet) and drummer MAX ANDRZEJEWSKI (Hütte, Polypore). Their complex, stuttering brand of avant-rock is highlighted (pun intended) by floor lights that all three musicians activate – the perfect complement to spasm-prone music.

STUDENT PRICE FOR MIDNIGHT CONCERTS
($5 off the regular ticket price / individual ticket)

At the door only
Student card and ID card required