Vincent Moon’s live cinéma + DJ Jean Toussaint

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Date(s) - August 14, 2022
7:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.

Théâtre de l'Orangerie


Price (CHF): Free


CONCERT At 9.30 pm:
With his live-cinema, Vincent Moon, exalted storyteller, shaman filmmaker, precipitates ecstasies into each other to watch them contaminate themselves in free, drunken and circular music

Vincent Moon's “live cinema” is a unique performance combining live cinema, live music, and various artistic collaborations (musicians, dancers, etc.) depending on the venues – in a process of research and questioning around our contemporary relationship to the sacred and the invention of new ceremonies. Telmon – an experimental ethnography of the 21st century, composed of more than 1000 films and musical recordings made around the world under free licenses on the web.

From a Georgian polyphonic song to an Ethiopian Orthodox prayer, from an Indonesian trance to an Amazonian sacred song, from French neo-shamanic practices to Kurdish Sufi rites, each evening, the show is unique, created for the occasion according to the spectators, the place, the duration of the 'artistic ritual'…

All performances are tailored to the venue, sometimes involving local musicians and participants. Vincent Moon is an independent French filmmaker and a radical sonic explorer. He was the main director of the Blogothèque's Take Away Shows, a cult project of musical films made in complete improvisation in public spaces (including REM, Arcade Fire, The National and Beirut). For ten years, Vincent Moon has traveled the world, camera on his back, to document local folklore, sacred music, trance ceremonies and experimental music.

Vincent Moon’s live cinéma


Dj and collector of world music for almost 20 years, Jean Toussaint started organizing parties with the Palmwine Records collective in Lyon. He continues in Geneva and in French-speaking Switzerland within the duo Les Diplomates with his sidekick Mambo Chick where they will program for several years the legendary Sono Tropic evenings at La Gravière. Beyond his pleasure in igniting the dancers' bodies, he never tires of discovering and unearthing this old music from the Black Atlantic engraved on grooves, these forgotten treasures, to share with other listeners through numerous radio mixes and podcasts.


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