11.06.2023 | Christophe Bailleau (Fr/Be) + Aidan Baker (Ca) @ Sulfure Festival 2023 | Le Zorba (Fr)

11.06.2023 | Christophe Bailleau (Fr/Be) + Aidan Baker (Ca) @ Sulfure Festival 2023 | Le Zorba (Fr)

The idea of the Sulfure Festival was born from a first concert organized by Indie Rock Ma/IRM (magazine of contemporary music) and Des Cendres à la Cave au Vent Se Lève, a third place of art and culture in the 19th arrondissement of the Paris.

This first successful experience gave the organizers the desire to go further, with the eclecticism and sometimes excessive passion that characterizes them to give an event dedicated to singular music.

The artists Christophe Bailleau and Aidan Baker are invited to the Sulfure Festival (Paris) for a “transculturelle” evening that is both ambient, intimate and contrasting.

Aidan Baker (Ca)

Twenty years of career with Nadja ((with Leah Buckareff),  the ambient/post rock group ARC and other various projects, the native musician  of Toronto and Berliner by adoption is no longer to be presented to lovers of this atmospheric music on the borders of drone/ambient, post/kraut/space-rock, jazz or even electronics

With the Canadian, who has already met twice during Sulfure concerts (the first solo in 2019, the second with the BOW Quintet ensemble a few months later for a creation that has never yet been put on record), each stage experience is unique, largely improvised and never quite as expected… three-quarters of an hour of pure inspiration which could, each time, be the subject of a recording in its own right.

 guitare, drone, expérimental

Christophe Bailleau (Fr/Be)

French pluridisciplinary artist  ( music but also short films/video, photography, soundtracks for theatre, dance, installations, writing…)based in Belgium, Christophe Bailleau  has officiated for more than twenty years at the on the edge of electronica, acoustics, ambient, concrete music or even harsh noise (within the very radical duo PRISM), with around twenty solo releases, a lot of collaborative projects and participations in numerous compilations of experimental music.

Two years ago, IRM published the EP “Persistance”, a generous collection of collaborations (Paradise Now, Jules Nerbard, A Limb, Prism)  of about forty minutes halfway between cosmic reverie and mystical trip, including the fantastic “Shooting Stars Can Last” (in partnership with Transcultures/Transonic-Pépinières européennes de Création) released on last year at Optical Sound (featuring some sound artists friends of his, such as Paradise Now, A Limb, Konejo, aMute,…) takes on a kind of continuity by further expanding the field of possibilities.

Dreamlike ambient and incantatory pop, mutant kosmische musik and cinematographic noise, contemplative drone and lyrical electronica collide with a real sense of narrative progression.

electronica, ambient, expérimental