28.05.2021 - 30.05.2021

Festival MétaMusiques - 2nd edition

A weekend of free concerts with more than 30 artists brought together through live music performances

METAMUSIQUES PROGRAM

MétaMusiques is a musical event centered around tradition – sophisticated/popular, written/oral, Western/global…

Above all, it is an event that puts the spotlight on local artists:  90% of the festival’s artists originate from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Regardless of their geographical or aesthetic roots, all of these artists are researchers, experimenters, performers, and creators who are passionate about encounters and unknown territories, ready to explore different genres of music.

It is also about the desire to go beyond music and offer other ways to experience and enjoy it: at concerts of course, but also impromptu parades, listening sessions, meetings with the artists, storytelling, hybrid performances, workshops for children, films, and many other moments with an emphasis on bringing people together and on culture.

Finally, it is an upbeat and intergenerational rendez-vous. In turns – or at the same time – incredible and familiar, immemorial and innovative, the sounds at MétaMusiques festival appeal to all ears, from absolute beginners to music aficionados, and to all generations. The MétaKids program adds a welcoming and upbeat dimension.

The program of this edition takes us from Gascony to Africa, from Chamboulive (Corrèze) to New York, and from Eastern Europe to the Italian Renaissance.


28 MAY

18h00 / BENKADI (1h) CONCERT
Bathed in the rhythm of Burkina Faso since their childhood, Mélissa, Belli and Ophélia Hié mix traditional instruments (djembé, balafon) with influences from the global african: a singularly euphoric cocktail !

19h30 LAURENT CERCIAT (15-20 min) CONCERT
Plastic artist and singer (alto), Laurent Cerciat demontrates the full extent of his solo talents with the baroque melodies of Purcell.

19h45 / BEÑAT ACHIARY & DIDIER LASSERRE (1h) CONCERT
Meeting at the top between Beñat Achiary, the Basque with an extraterrestrial voice, and Didier Lasserre, polymorphous percussionnist. Starting from Euskarian traditions, a journey to the end of unheard sounds.


29 MAY

8h00 / MELAINE DALIBERT, MUSIC FOR THE SUNRISE (1h)
On the terraces of the Fondation Martell, to accompany the rising sun (fingers crossed), the composer and pianist Melaine Dalibert immerses us in his meditative Music for the sunrise.

9h00 / STUDENTS OF THE CONSERVATOIRE (1h0) DOWNTOWN PARADE
The Students of the Musical formation of the  Grand Cognac School of music and dramatic art take us through  a musical stroll in the streets of Cognac.

11h00 / ISABELLE LOUBÈRE (1h) CONCERT
In her native Landes, Isabelle Loubère collects stories, unusual places and forgotten legends, and in turn transmits these immemorial stories to us.

14h30 / DIDIER LASSERRE, SILENCE WAS PLEASED (1h) CONCERT
Didier Lasserre, surrounded by six equally adventurous  musicians, draws a soundscape to  which the ears gradually get used to «like the eyes get used to the dark». A journey to the borders of  silence and swing…

16h00 / SÖNÖNÄMË (1h) CONCERT
Viola de gamba (Eric Camara), percussion (Johann Loiseau), harmonium and voice (Stéphane Torré Trueba):  Sönönämë’s music invites you to a motionless trance where ages and geographies jostle.

17h30 / ENSEMBLE O & EKLEKTO, TRISTAN PERICH and OPEN SYMMETRY  (50min) CONCERT
New-York born composer Tristan Perich  has specialised in pieces combining acoustic instruments and «1-bit» (read : rudimentary) electronic programming. Dazzling face-to-face between 3 vibraphonists and 20 loudspeakers, made specially for tonight’s musicians, Open Symmetry takes us through sound spirals until vertigo.

17h30 / KEVIN MALFAIT, RETABLE – SOUVENIRS D’UNE CREATION (40 min) SHOW
In the gardens of the Martell Foundation, Kevin Malfait probes the mysteries of  artistic emotion, through a three-part show combining projections, testimonies and live music.

19h30 / CHLOÉ & VASSILENA SERAFIMOVA, SEQUENZA
(1h) CONCERT
Started in 2017, the collaboration between the French composer and electronic music producer and Bulgarian virtuoso percussionnist is being continued both live and in the studio. Decompartmentalizing the electro club and that of the classical universe, an unprecedented and  organic duo between machines and percussions, électronic and acoustic, that combines with the future.


30 MAY

8h00 / MELAINE DALIBERT, MUSIC FOR THE SUNRISE (1h) CONCERT

9h30 / PARADE AROUND DIDIER LASSERRE (1h)
The musicians Christine Wodrascka, Beñat Achiary, Eric Camara, Jean-Luc Capozzo and the danser Laure Terrier improvise a journey through the Fondation Martell.

10h30 / ISABELLE LOUBÈRE (1h) CONCERT

11h30 / IL CONVITO (1h) CONCERT
Harpsichordist, pianofortist and organist, founder member of  il Convito ensemble and of the MM Festival in La Rochelle, the Charentaise Maude Gratton is first and foremost a  sensitive and adventurous musician. On the harpsichord and in trio (violin, viola de gamba), she takes us on a journey around popular traditions all the way from the  Renaissance to the 20th century.

14h00 / ROMAIN BAUDOIN, ARREHAR  (45 min) CONCERT
On a 1930’s vielle – stringed instrument –  Romain Baudouin interacts with voices collected several decades ago. Treating these sources like  poetic objects, he marries their timbres and their accents to weave a  sort of timeless blues.

15h00 / ANTOINE SOUCHAV’, YELLOW MAGIC HARPSICHORD (1h) CONCERT
Haprsichordist, composer, arranger, Antoine Souchav’ is also  passionnate about the electro-pop hits of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, a pioneering  japonese group who inspired Daft Punk or David Bowie, to the point of transcribing them for his instrument. An exhilarating culture shock !

16h30 / IVA BITTOVA  (1h) CONCERT
From the Prague Philharmonic to the most avant-garde improvised music halls, for more than three decades, Iva Bittova has never ceased to enchant stages around the world with the charisma of her presence (she is also an actress) and of a magnetic voice and violin, marked by the folklore of his country and elsewhere.

17h30 / KEVIN MALFAIT, RETABLE – SOUVENIRS D’UNE CREATION (40 min) SHOW
In the gardens of the Martell Foundation, Kevin Malfait probes the mysteries of  artistic emotion, through a three-part show combining projections, testimonies and live music.

18h00 / SAN SALVADOR (1h) CONCERT
Their album, released in early 2021, confirmed what their overheated concerts foreshadowed: San Salvador – that is, 6 young musicians mixing the rhythmic power of the Occitan language with the energy of percussions, it is “La Grande Folie” (the great madness)!

METAKIDS
SATURDAY MAY 29 & SUNDAY MAY 30

9h00 WOOD WORKSHOP, LORIS ESTIVAL
In the Foundation’s wood workshop, you will learn different techniques related to woodworking by building your small instrument: flute, xylophone, güiro, guitar …
Saturday and  Sunday
From 8 to 14 years old / 8 children  max.
Duration : 2h30/3h

10h30 BODY PAINTING, SKINJACKIN
Feel like changing your look during the Festival? SkinJackin is back for this second edition with a participatory body painting workshop!
Saturday
From 8 to 12 years old / 12 children max
Duration : 2h

10H ET 11H30 BODY PERCUSSIONS, PLAYTRONICA
Playtronica offers you two body percussion workshops during which your body will become your main musical instrument!
Sunday
From 8 to 11 years old (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) and from 12 to 18 years old (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) / 10 children max
Duration : 1h

14h00 CERAMIC WORKSHOP, YANN GROLLEAU
Come and discover ceramic modeling with the creation of your own wind instrument: maracas, whistle, ocarina, rain stick …
Saturday and Sunday
From 8 to 14 years old / 8 children max.
Duration : 3h

14h30 THE ILLUSIONIST, BY SYLVAIN CHOMET
ANIMATED FILM SCREENING
Saturday
All public
Duration : 1h30

14h30 DILILI IN PARIS, BY MICHEL OCELOT
PROJECTION
Sunday
All public
Duration : 1h45

15h00 GLASS WORKSHOP, JEAN-CHARLES MIOT
With the Foundation’s glassblower, come and create your own musical forms in glass thanks to imprints in the sand that you will have made yourself!
Saturday and Sunday
From the age of 10 / 10 children max.
Duration : 2h

15h30 STORYTELLING, ISABELLE LOUBÈRE 
Storyteller Isabelle Loubère offers a writing workshop based on memory and transmission. Do not hesitate to bring objects, postcards or photos that remind you of the Charente!
Saturday and Sunday
From the age of 8.
Duration : 1h30

 

18h30 OUMAÏ, COLLECTIF TUTTI
In a circular device inspired by the shamanic medicine wheel, the Tutti Collective immerses the spectators in a sound and visual bath …Oumaï is a real sensory ritual for a journey from the origins of life to the world of tomorrow, from the prehistoric cave to the cosmos.
Saturday and Sunday
From the age of 6.
Duration : 45 min

The Festival MétaMusiques is subject to changes related to the  health constraints in force in the context of the  COVID-19. French Government’s decisions will be applied.