Spring 2017

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Silent motors at Palace, St. Gallen, for Imaginary musics

“Marienbad électrique, boogie aquatique, a certain idea of exotica and tenderness” : Silent motors of Pierre Bastien will be part, May 6th, of Imaginary musics, a program on cinematic, recomposed and fictional musics curated by Collection Morel and powered by Julie Tippex for 10 Jahre PalaceGastrecht 8, with concerts by Pram, Ela Orleans, Joasihno, Pierre Bastien, Xavier Boussiron, Klavikon, DJ sets by Sounds of silence, Wilfried*, Stanley, the diffusions of The Dead Mauriacs and Asmus Tietchens as Hematic Sunsets (Postcards from Aroma Club), exhibitions, talk and screening by Paul Paulun, Discographisme Récréatif and Laida Lertxundi. At Palace and Nextex, May 4th to 6th 2017 in St. Gallen | Website Imaginary musics | Silent motors in Napoli (video)


Quiet Motors invited to the 5th edition of Izlog suvremenog zvuka festival in Zagreb

Muzički Salon SC and Mochvara Gallery are presenting Pierre Bastien at this years 5th edition of Izlog suvremenog zvuka festival / Showroom of Contemporary Sound in Zagreb, May 2nd and 3rd. The new music festival takes place at various venues of the Student Centre in Zagreb and is focused on contemporary music, sound art and audiovisual projects. Pierre Bastien is invited to perform Quiet Motors as well as deliver a special improvisation set with the Austrian trumpeter Franz Hautzinger and the Croatian bass player Alen Sinkauz. This year’s program also includes appearances by Thomas Ankersmit, Phill Niblock, Ivan Marušić Klif, Damir Bartol indoš, Tim Hodgkinson, Mette Rasmussen, Susana Santos Silva, Eli Keszler, Jonas Kocher, Andy Moor, Radian and many more. This show is organized and kindly supported in co-production by the Culture of Change of the Student Centre Zagreb, Kontejner bureau of contemporary art praxis & Culture Development Association UKR/Mochvara Klub | More info on the festival and program | Website (soon online)


Quiet motors also soon in Ascoli, Italy and Poitiers, France

Celebrating his return to Italy, Pierre Bastien will perform Quiet motors May 13th 2017 in Ascoli for the 2017 edition of APP Ascoli Piceno Present, festival of scenic contemporary arts, at Ridotto del Teatro Ventidio Basso while he will return to France, in Poitiers, Wednesday May 31st, for the 25th anniversary of the Planetarium which already programmed more than 150 artists over six years, under its 4000 stars. For its anniversary, the Mendes France space will also welcome meetings and other talks around astronomy and space, but not only, with several guests | More info on Ascoli | More info on Poitiers


Pierre Bastien confirmed at Tomorrow festival at B10 in Shenzhen, China

Pierre Bastien we’ll be part of Tomorrow festival happening at B10 in Shenzhen, China, for a performance May 18th after the appearances of FaUSt and Keiji Haino last year there. Pierre Bastien will travel with his Quiet motors live set, for his first solo live performance in China ! More info on tomorrow festival


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The collaboration between Pierre Bastien and Tomaga continues in June for Supersonic festival and a London show

The collaboration started between Pierre Bastien and Tomaga for Mon Inouïe Symphonie festival in Dunkirk, France, is carrying on for Supersonic festival happening June 16th-18th in Birmingham, and will also be presented in London at London Fields Brewhouse June 16th with Zu and Jessica Moss, for a concert promoted by Baba Yaga Hut | Supersonic website | Tickets for the London show | More about Tomaga


Paper Orchestra presented at Klangraum in Krems, Austria, for two festivals

Returning to Krems, Austria, after being part of the program of Donaufestival 2016, Pierre Bastien will present in Klangraum his installation Paper orchestra from July 1st to 30th (opening Friday June 30th), and from September 28th to October 1st for the festivals Glatt&Verkehrt et HerbstZeitlos, on an invitation of Jo Aichinger | Informations on the Klangraum program | Video Paper Orchestra | Paper Orchestra in The Quietus | Installations page


Mecanium presented at LAAC Dunkerque for “Musiques à voir”

The installation Mecanium of Pierre Bastien will be exhibited from July 1st to September 17th at LAAC, Lieu d’Art et action contemporaine, in Dunkerque France, for “Musiques à voir”, an exhibition curated by Jean-Yves Bosseur on historic links between music and visual arts. The mechanical orchestra of Pierre Bastien will be presented along 150 pieces or scores of Vassily Kandinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Iannis Xenakis, Robert Motherwell, Pierre Alechinsky, John Cage, Jean Tinguely, Yves Klein, Fluxus‘ group, Paul Panhuysen… | Infos | Vidéo of Mecanium | Installations page


Tourdates and installations

02/05/2017 | CRO | Zagreb – Izlog Festival / Showroom of Contemporary Sound / Theatre &TD (w/ Franz Hautzinger and Alen Sinkauz, in co-production with Kontejner Bureau)
03/05/2017 | CRO | Zagreb – Izlog Festival / Showroom of Contemporary Sound / Theatre &TD (Quiet motors, in co-production with Kontejner Bureau)
06/05/2017 | CH | St.Gallen – Imaginary musics / Palace w/ Joasihno, Klavikon, Sounds of silence
13/05/2017 | IT | Ascoli – APP Ascoli Piceno / Ridotto del Teatro Ventidio Basso (Quiet motors)
18/05/2017 | CN | Shenzhen – Tomorrow festival / B10 (Quiet motors)
31/05/2017 | FR | Poitiers – Planetarium (Quiet motors)
16/06/2017 | UK | Birmingham – Supersonic festival (collaboration w/ Tomaga)
18/06/2017 | UK | London – London Fields Brewhouse w/ Zu, Jessica Moss (collaboration w/ Tomaga)
01/07/2017 | FR | Dunkerque – Musiques à voir / LAAC (installation Mecanium > 17.09)
01/07/2017 | AT | Krems – Glatt&Verkehrt / Klangraum (Installation Paper orchestra > 30.07)
05/07/2017 | ES | Barcelona – The Exploding Plastic Fest. #3 / Hangar
10/09/2017 | BE | Eupen – Meakusma festival / Ikob museum (Quiet motors)
28/09/2017 | AT | Krems – HerbstZeitlos / Klangraum (Installation Paper orchestra > 01.10)

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Main picture credit : drawing “El bailecito” by Gwladys Morey for Imaginary musics, May 5-6th 2017, at Palace in St. Gallen.


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