Concert, Performance, Painting
In the 80s, Alésia Cosmos was one of those pioneering groups that invented a lot of things: electro crossbreedings, shifted pop, uprooted funk ... With some little synths, reversed rhythmboxes, magnetic tapes, crazy guitars and hallucinated voices, AC rocked the underground for 4 years, with 2 albums and concerts in France and Europe. The dazzling epic of the magic combo has become legendary in the margins of European new music.
View the story of the group before, during and after it's life: https://alesiacosmos.com
Today in 2019, the 2 albums are reissued on vinyl. The first opus Exclusivo! came out last year on the Californian label Dark Entries Records. The 2nd, Aeroproducts was a box containing an LP and a half. It is currently being reissued on the French Rotorelief label. It is remastered, with an unprecedented 4th Face and a new design, which crowns this explosive production.
An exceptional concert on Saturday
On this occasion, the hard core of the group decided to come back live. Circumstance was exceptional, so the concert was also: no way to simply go back on stage !
The concert took place in the body shop HH Services, the Mecca of the restoration of vintage cars in Strasbourg. In the middle of the boned Bugattis and old Porsches to repaint, Alésia Cosmos played in a quartet formula with instruments, vocals, electronics, tools and machines of the garage.
Marie-Berthe Servier: vocals
Pascal Holtzer and Bruno de Chénerilles: guitars, electronics, voices
Pierre Zeidler: saxophones
Isaak Rensing and Romain Gougenot: tools, machines
The concert happened on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6.30 pm as part of the Weekend Zone d'Art 2 rue du Rhin Napoléon in Strasbourg, France.
An exhibition and more records
Opposite, the Audiorama studio opened its doors to visitors for an exhibition of wild, animal and discographic engravings by Christophe Meyer, visual artist and accomplice of Alésia Cosmos and a record stand by Audiorama label - Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April – 2 to 6 pm
Bonus: a performance on Sunday evening
Bruno de Chénerilles invited japanese drummer Yuko Oshima for a performance in duet :
Yuko Oshima: drums
Bruno Chénerilles: live electronics
Powerful music, too !
Sunday, April 28 at 6.30 pm - Atelier Claude Gagean - Zone d'Art
This was our event project in Strasbourg. Admission to these two exceptional concerts and this exhibition was totally free.
You can even contribute today : we need your support !
For this project, we are invited by Zone d'Art (a place of artists' studios) and by HH Services who put the places at our disposal as part of the event Weekend Zone d'Art.
This production is done almost without budget other than a minimal participation of the organizer of an amount of 500 €.
Your support will allow us to supplement this sum to cover the technical expenses and stipends for the 5 musicians.
Musicians transport: 80 €
Musicians' meal 2 days: 12 € x 4 x 6 = 288 €
Sound rental: 250 €
Fixed fee for musicians: 6 x 60 € = 360 €
Sacem (author's dts): 120 €
Costs of collection and counterparties (purchase and sending of the disks, commissions kkbb and paypal): 500 €
Total cost = 1 598 €
Your Kiss Kiss Bank Bank support 1000 €
Audiorama and Zone d'Art contributions: 598 €
Total Income = 1598 €
NB: the open-door character of the Weekend Zone d'Art event - 18 artists' studios open to the public - does not allow us to set up a ticket office at the entrance of the concerts. Access will be open for free.
If your support exceeds 1 000 €, all the better: we will pay the entire excess to the musicians.If we doubled the amount of the collection, we could pay them more stipends.
We need your support to ensure that these concerts-events exist and take place in good conditions.
Thank you in advance !