L’Ocelle Mare

NEWS


BIO

A ritornello that awakens, unfolds, disappears, resurfaces, transforms, forgets itself, awakens again.

A ritornello in folds and hollows, which gives us something to see as well as to listen, a theatre of acoustic shadows where each timbre, each rhythm, each modulation, is born from a meticulously refined gesture. “I don’t write music, it’s an assemblage of gestural memories”, says Thomas Bonvalet. Gestures found, accidentally or not, through long practice: such keyboard rubs on such guitar while preparing a concert, such tambourine vibrates in a singular way when placed on such amp, the duration and intensity of breath given to the flute so that the strings of the open piano decline and reverberate the harmonics…

Gestures that are both very skilful and very simple, that sovereignly refuse the categories of modern and archaic, natural and cultural. Instead, they summon an entire genealogy, both intimate and collective, musical and technical, the memory of a thousand different pieces from a thousand different eras. There is no path, in fact, no path at all in this dismantled world.

There are, however, these gestures that allow us to search for the human measure, that allow for a new attention to be given to bodies, objects, space. Gestures that invent new relationships between themselves and other ways of being alive, gestures to be worked on and shared endlessly. “It’s fragile, it can always fall apart. I have to fight, to stay in tune with what is at stake in a piece, to breathe into it what will make it stand up.

And so the ritornello continues its mutations in the folds and hollows of our own memories.

Initiated in 2005, l’ocelle mare, multi-instrumentalist Thomas Bonvalet’s solo project, has been in constant evolution and transformation.
‘Sans Chemin’, the sixth album released under this name was recorded over the span of two years and bears witness to a journey more so than to a state of being, at times declining successive stages of one same form. Thomas Bonvalet acts on an instrumental device in real time, which is organised in sound planes (amplified and non-amplified, close and distant), in a game of interactions and feedbacks.
The body (and its movements) is at the heart of this system.
There are many amplifiers of different sizes and their sound is shifting (interruptions, manipulations, movements), spatialized, and sometimes coloured through contact with tambourines or membranes on the speakers.

Release of ‘Sans Chemin’ on 8 October, 2021 on Shelter Press and Murailles Music

Co-production: Agence culturelle départementale Dordogne-Périgord, le lieu unique, Les Instants Chavirés and Murailles Music
With the support of the Ouïe/Dire Association

LINKS


PRESS


CONTACT

Booking : jullian.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com

Promo: promo.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Sans Chemin

    Shelter Press / Murailles Music2021
    LP / CD / Digital
    Buy
  • Temps en Terre

    Murailles Music & Kythibong2017
    CD
    Buy
  • Serpentement LP

    Bimbo Tower Records / Ouse Records / Les Potagers Natures 2012
    LP
  • Serpentement

    Murailles Music / Souterrains-Refuges 2012
    CD
    Buy
  • Engourdissement

    Souterrains Refuges2009
    CD
  • Porte d’octobre

    Souterrains Refuges2008
    CD
  • S/T

    Ruminance2007
    CD

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 28/10/2021FranceBourges (18)Nadir (orga. Antre-Peaux) (ANNULÉ)HINTinfos
  • 26/10/2021BelgiqueBruxelles (BE)lieu TBA (orga. Ateliers Claus) (ANNULÉ)Ben Bertrandinfos
  • 16/10/2021FrancePoitiers (86)'Les yeux fermés', Confort Moderne (co-orga. Jazz à Poitiers)Sonic Boominfos event
  • 13/10/2021FranceNantes (44)'Les yeux fermés', le lieu uniqueSpace Afrikainfos event
  • 17/09/2021FranceAngoulême (16) Bêta (orga. Saxifraga) (ANNULÉ)infos event
  • 07/07/2021FranceBordeaux (33)La Mêlée, Fabrique POLA via Le Bruit Du Frigoinfos event
  • 02/07/2021FrancePradiers (15)Les Bruits de la Tête #2, Église Saint Jean Baptise de Pradiersinfos event
  • 20/06/2021FranceDijon (21)Thomas Bonvalet, expérience sonore en milieu aquatique - 'Sonic Bloom', Lac Kir via Why Note'Paix d’Halo' par Céline Larrère, performance chorégraphique in situinfos event
  • 19/06/2021FranceDijon (21)Thomas Bonvalet, expérience sonore en milieu aquatique - 'Sonic Bloom', Lac Kir via Why Noteinfos event
  • 05/06/2021FranceVanves (92)Switch Festival #5, Boum Tak - Théâtre de Vanves, concert à la salle Panopée'Polyphème' de Wassim Halal & le Gamelan Puspawarna, 'La plume et l'enclume' de Joël Grareinfos event
  • 29/05/2021FranceCormeray (41)Réunion Confort (festival), Ateliers canardMéryll Ampe, Sylvio Mascaro event
  • 28/05/2021FranceMontreuil (93)Les Instants Chavirés, radio TT-Node (STREAMING RADIO)infos
  • 28/04/2021FranceAngoulême (16)Bêta (via l'associaiton Saxifraga) (ANNULÉ)infos
  • 10/04/2021FranceArgenteuil (95)La Cave Argenteuil, Pass-Murailles 'Musique au Sol & Podorythmie' (ANNULÉ)Sourdureinfos event
  • 09/04/2021FranceMontreuil (93)Les Instants Chavirés, radio TT-Node (STREAMING RADIO)(ANNULÉ)infos
  • 14/11/2020FranceOrléans (45)Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Nuit européenne des musées (ANNULÉ)Performance f’m avec Marion Blondeauinfos
  • 11/11/2020FranceNîmes (30)Delco Festival, le Spot (ANNULÉ)infos
  • 21/09/2020FranceToulouse (31)Théâtre le Vent des Signes, Présentation Saison 20/21infos event
  • 19/09/2020FranceToulon (83)Festival Constellations, Tour Royaleinfos event
  • 12/09/2020FranceMonein (64) Domaine Nigri, CHACAM! Swing 007infos event
  • 20/03/2020FranceNîmes (30)Delco Festival, le Spot (ANNULÉ)Binaire event
  • 19/03/2020FranceToulouse (31)Le Vent des Signes (co-organisation : GMEA) (ANNULÉ)Ryoko Akama joue ' Occam XX ' d’Eliane Radigueinfos event
  • 18/03/2020FranceMonein (64) CHACAM!, Domaine Nigri (ANNULÉ)Swing 007infos event
  • 15/02/2020FranceGrenoble (38)Le CielSourdurentinfos event
  • 14/02/2020FranceLyon (69)Opéra UndergroundSourdurentinfos event
  • 13/02/2020FranceChalon-sur-Saône (71)LaPénicheEnsemble Batidainfos event
  • 12/02/2020FranceMontreuil (93)Les Instants ChavirésTrio JL Guionnet / F Loriot / Badrutinfos event
  • 11/02/2020FranceMetz (57) café La Jehanne (d'arc) - FragmentsYvan Etienne, Tarabinfos event
  • 10/02/2020BelgiqueBruxelles / Anderlecht (BE)Brasserie AtlasMariachi, Tachycardieinfos event
  • 09/02/2020FranceTincques (62) L'Auréole Béthencourt
  • 05/02/2020FranceJurançon (64)La Ferronnerie "Karawane" par Frédéric Jouanlonginfos event
  • 26/10/2019EspagneMadrid (ES)CentroCentro - Palacio de Cibelesinfos event
  • 20/09/2019FrancePont de Barret (26) Le Quai Anthony Laguerre (solo)infos event
  • 19/09/2019Suisse Lausanne (CH)Circuit centre d'art contemporain organisé par Le BourgDJ three:four recordsinfos event
  • 18/09/2019SuisseGenève (CH)Cave12Anthony Laguerre (solo)infos
  • 17/09/2019FranceVaulx-en-Velin (69)Grrrnd ZeroChild Abuse, Le Death To Mankindinfos event
  • 16/09/2019FranceVillefranche-de-Rouergue (12)La Villa Monaco Alain Fini event
  • 15/09/2019FranceAulus-les-Bains (09)Camp Festival (ANNULÉ)Eric Chenaux, Ossia, Heather Leigh Black Zone Myth Chant, Philip Jeck, Space Afrika etc.infos event
  • 14/09/2019FranceSète (34)Festival les Internationales de la Guitare, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain Occitanie (CRAC)infos event
  • 13/09/2019EspagneBarcelone (ES)Màgia RojaJaco/Zozobra event
  • 07/07/2019FranceThiers (63)Au Creux de l'Enfer, Festival La PamparinaBoubacar Cissokhoinfos event
  • 06/07/2019FranceThiers (63)Au Creux de l'Enfer, Festival La Pamparinainfos event
  • 19/05/2019FranceCognac (16)MétaMusiques Festival, Fondation Martell Sourdureinfos event
  • 18/05/2019FranceBordeaux (33)Le Café Pompier via MonoquiniJohann Mazé, Cabine Volcaninfos event
  • 27/04/2019FranceLisbonne (PT)Ateliê Bombardainfos event
  • 25/04/2019PortugalPorto (PT)A Garagem event
  • 24/04/2019FranceCaldas da Rainha (PT)Grémio Caldenseinfos event
  • 23/04/2019PortugalCalafrioTeatro do CalaFrio event
  • 20/03/2019EspagneMadrid (ES)Sala 0 Madrid Palacio de la PrensaJosephine Fosterinfos event
  • 20/02/2019FranceLabège (31) / ToulouseMaison Salvaninfos event
  • 19/02/2019FranceAlbi (81)Centre d'art Le LAIT Thomas Boudineau II aka Le Flegmatic, Antoine Marchandinfos event
  • 18/02/2019FranceForcalquier (04)Cinéma Le BourguetLe petit bruit de l’œufinfos event
  • 17/02/2019ItalieMilan (IT)Standardsinfos event
  • 16/02/2019ItalieTurin (IT)Unione Culturale Franco Antonicelliinfos event
  • 15/02/2019ItalieBologne (IT)Centro di Ricerca Musicale - Teatro San Leonardoinfos event
  • 14/02/2019FranceNice (06)MJC Espace Magnan via le Projet ClusterCoronal Mass Ejection, Trashootersinfos event
  • 13/02/2019FranceMontignargues (30)Atelier Gest
  • 12/02/2019EspagneBarcelone (ES)Ateneu Popular 9 BarrisZBABEKinfos event
  • 18/01/2019FrancePaimbœuf (44)Café de la Loireinfos event
  • 17/01/2019FranceRennesFestival autres mesures au Musée des beaux-arts de RennesL'Ocelle Mare, Gaspar Claus (solo)infos event
  • 16/01/2019FranceAngersSalle d'Exposition de la Tour Saint-AubinMathias Delplanqueinfos event
  • 15/01/2019FranceCinq-Mars-La-Pile (37)"Al Ristorante El Pompei"Par Le Gast Va Grantaleure event
  • 14/01/2019FranceHérisson (03)Le Bruit Rose event
  • 13/01/2019FranceAllemans (24)Café l'Arsenic event
  • 12/01/2019FranceLa Réole (33)La Petite Populaireinfos event
  • 01/12/2018BelgiqueLiège (BE)Cercle du LaveuGaëtaninfos event
  • 30/11/2018FranceRotterdam (NL)WORMAlexander Tucker, House of Cosy Cushions, Victor Herrero, Lisa Stenberginfos event
  • 29/11/2018FranceNimègue (NL)ExtrapoolHouse of Cosy Cushions, Sarraminfos event
  • 28/11/2018FranceLouvain (BE)STUK for Beyond MusicAya Suzuki, Cathy Van Eck, Yann Leguayinfos event
  • 16/11/2018FranceAmiens (80)'Festival Haute Fréquence' à La Briqueterie (Pass-Murailles 'Musiques au Sol Podorythmie')Julien Desprez, Me Donnerinfos event
  • 15/11/2018FranceParisLe Cirque Électriqueinfos event
  • 14/11/2018FranceNantesLes Écuries (organisé par RAUM)infos event
  • 05/10/2018FranceClermont-FerrandRendez-Vous Secret de Clermont-Ferrandinfos event
  • 15/09/2018FranceLe Garric (81)Rock In OppositionBob Drake, L'Œillère, Piniol, Alber Marcoeur / Quatuor Bela, Free Salamander Exhibitinfos event
  • 28/08/2018FranceLondresThe DentistDaniel O'Sullivan, Cucina Poverainfos event
  • 26/08/2018FrancePantin (93)LIVE = Festival de Performances Sonores et Exposition Sholto Dobieinfos event
  • 04/08/2018FrancePlougonvelin (29)Visions 6.66 - Fort de BertheaumeTerry Riley and Gyan Rileyinfos event
  • 14/07/2018FranceMettray (37)Intergalactique FestivalLoup Uberto, Bégayer, Deux Boules Vanille, Guili Guili Goulaginfos
  • 30/06/2018FranceJallais (49)TAPETTE FESTBegayerinfos event
  • 15/06/2018FranceNantesBlockaus DY10 – Set'30 event
  • 14/06/2018FranceGuilers (29)Ferme de KergariouPrune Bécheau event
  • 13/06/2018FranceRennesLe Terminusinfos event
  • 12/06/2018FranceClissonLa Petite Maison Utopiqueinfos event
  • 09/06/2018FranceHourc (65)La Grange Foraineinfos
  • 27/05/2018FranceMassilly (71)Festival Pépète LumièrePrune Bécheauinfos
  • 25/05/2018FranceMassilly (71) Festival Pépète LumièreJérôme Noetingerinfos
  • 24/05/2018FranceParisLe Cirque Électrique Sourdure, Bégayer event
  • 23/05/2018FranceParisLe Chair de Pouleinfos
  • 12/05/2018FranceAllemans (24)Café l'ArsenicEric Chenauxinfos
  • 11/05/2018FrancePérigueuxEspace culturel François MitterrandEric Chenauxinfos
  • 16/03/2018FranceArmentièresLE VIVATLa Baracandeinfos event
  • 14/03/2018BelgiqueCharleroiLe Rayon (Le Vecteur)McCloud Zicmuseinfos event
  • 29/10/2017SuisseGenèveCave 12 - ANNULÉMariachi & Maria Berthelinfos
  • 28/10/2017SuisseLausanne (CH)Théâtre de l'Arsenic - ANNULÉinfos
  • 27/10/2017AllemagneVillingen-SchwenningenTheater am Ring - ANNULÉ event
  • 26/10/2017AllemagneBambergLe Pelikan - ANNULÉinfos
  • 28/09/2017FranceTullePop Corn Festival, Théâtre des Sept CollinesWill Guthrie, Gaspar Claus (solo) ('PASS-MURAILLES : Cabinet de curiosité')infos
  • 26/09/2017FrancePoitiersLe PlanétariumJean-Luc Guionnet + duo Bonvalet/Guionnetinfos event
  • 25/09/2017FranceTarnacTBCJean-Luc Guionnet + duo Bonvalet/Guionnet
  • 24/09/2017FranceVillefranche de RouergueLes Hauts ParleursJean-Luc Guionnet + duo Bonvalet/Guionnet
  • 23/09/2017FranceBourg les ValenceMédiathèque la Passerelleinfos
  • 22/09/2017FranceLyonLe PériscopeJean-Luc Guionnet + duo Bonvalet/Guionnetinfos event
  • 21/09/2017FranceNancyEspace my.monkeyJean-Luc Guionnet event
  • 20/09/2017FranceStrasbourgLe Diamant d'OrJean-Luc Guionnet, Duo Desailly-Maurel, Doronicinfos event
  • 17/09/2017FranceAlençonTBA
  • 16/09/2017FranceNantesMusée d'arts de Nantes, les journées du PatrimoineAlexis Degrenier, Gaspar Claus (solo)infos event
  • 15/09/2017FranceBayonneLe Bistro
  • 26/08/2017FranceMulhouseMétéo Jazz Festival, Le Noumatrouffinfos event
  • 15/04/2017FranceParisFestival Présences Électronique - 104Jana Winderen infos
  • 09/03/2017FrancePoitiersJazz à Poitiers, Carré BleuGaspar Claus solo, Will Guthrieinfos event
  • 08/03/2017FranceJurançonLa Ferronnerie event
  • 08/02/2017FranceDunkerqueHangar / Fructôse event
  • 04/02/2017FranceRennesLe Bon Accueil event
  • 03/02/2017FranceBordeauxCinéma l'Utopia
  • 02/12/2016FranceAvignonLes Hauts PlateauxLionel Malric
  • 01/12/2016FrancePerpignanL'Anthropo
  • 30/11/2016EspagneBarceloneEl Pumarejoinfos event
  • 13/11/2016BelgiqueBruxellesBeursschouwburginfos
  • 23/10/2016FranceParisLe CentquatreL'Ocelle Mare, Gaspar Claus (solo)infos event
  • 09/10/2016FranceGerm (65)Festival Occitania, Chez LilySourdureinfos
  • 29/09/2016AutricheGraz (Autriche)Steirischer Herbst Festivalinfos
  • 11/09/2016FrancePantinJazz à la Villette 'Under the Radar', La Dynamoinfos
  • 17/07/2016FranceParisLes Siestes Electroniques, Musée du Quai BranlyVoiskiinfos event
  • 20/05/2016FrancePloéven (29)Festival Sonore, Le BarazinGaspar Claus, Will Guthrieinfos
  • 15/05/2016FranceCommana (29)Festival Le LacSourdure, Alexis Degrenier, Chien Vert, Dale Cooper Quartet...infos event
  • 22/04/2016FranceBricquebec (50)Le ReaumeArlt (quatuor) event
  • 20/04/2016FranceToursChapelle Sainte-AnneThomas Leuwers
  • 19/04/2016FranceTarbesCeltic Pub
  • 06/02/2016FranceLilleLa MalterieBorja Flamesinfos event
  • 05/02/2016FranceNantesBlockhaus dy.10 event
  • 04/02/2016FranceBordeauxNôvo LocalKraums Notho + Pontèvia/Chiesa/Nastorginfos
  • 16/01/2016ItalieRoma (It)Dal VermeGlauco Slavo, Bob Corninfos
  • 25/07/2015FranceLe Tuquet (24)Festival de musique jouée et de poésie lueUrs Graf Consort, Marius Loris, Rouge Gorge Rouge event
  • 30/08/2014FranceLe Mans'Les Siestes' du Festival Teriaki, Abbaye de l'Epauinfos event
  • 23/08/2014FranceSaint Silvain sous ToulxFestival 'Le Bruit de la Musique', Parc du Château de la Rocheinfos event
  • 14/12/2013FranceMontpellier ‎ The Black Sheep infos
  • 13/12/2013FranceSaillansConcert en appartementinfos
  • 12/12/2013FranceGrenobleLe 102infos
  • 11/12/2013FranceToursFestival 'Super Flux' (Le Petit Faucheux)Pierre Bastien (ciné-concert 'Phantoms')infos event
  • 05/07/2013FranceMarseilleFestival MIMI - ’Hôpital Caroline' - Iles du Frioul Algecow, Pere Ubuinfos event
  • 30/06/2013BelgiqueSchaerbeek (BE)Shindig Montei Isola event
  • 16/06/2013Grande-BretagneBrighton (uk)FITZHERBERTS
  • 15/06/2013FranceLondres (UK) Cafe OtoCharlemagne Palestineinfos
  • 14/06/2013Grande-BretagneLeeds Wharf Chambersinfos
  • 08/06/2013FranceLa Pommerie en Haute-CorrèzeRencontres Art et Ecologieinfos
  • 17/05/2013EspagneMadridFaena IIa hawk and a hawksaw
  • 10/05/2013FranceToulonFestival Constellations, l'Ex museum
  • 09/05/2013FranceToulonFestival Constellations, la colline du Mont Faroninfos event
  • 01/02/2013FranceMontreuilLes Instants ChavirésPQinfos event
  • 19/01/2013FranceNantes'Soirée curieuse' - Le Lieu UniqueTrio Puech/Gourdon/Bremaud, Stefan Lakatosinfos
  • 18/01/2013FranceBrestLe Viragem. Labrador

events

NEWS

BIO

A ritornello that awakens, unfolds, disappears, resurfaces, transforms, forgets itself, awakens again.

A ritornello in folds and hollows, which gives us something to see as well as to listen, a theatre of acoustic shadows where each timbre, each rhythm, each modulation, is born from a meticulously refined gesture. “I don’t write music, it’s an assemblage of gestural memories”, says Thomas Bonvalet. Gestures found, accidentally or not, through long practice: such keyboard rubs on such guitar while preparing a concert, such tambourine vibrates in a singular way when placed on such amp, the duration and intensity of breath given to the flute so that the strings of the open piano decline and reverberate the harmonics…

Gestures that are both very skilful and very simple, that sovereignly refuse the categories of modern and archaic, natural and cultural. Instead, they summon an entire genealogy, both intimate and collective, musical and technical, the memory of a thousand different pieces from a thousand different eras. There is no path, in fact, no path at all in this dismantled world.

There are, however, these gestures that allow us to search for the human measure, that allow for a new attention to be given to bodies, objects, space. Gestures that invent new relationships between themselves and other ways of being alive, gestures to be worked on and shared endlessly. “It’s fragile, it can always fall apart. I have to fight, to stay in tune with what is at stake in a piece, to breathe into it what will make it stand up.

And so the ritornello continues its mutations in the folds and hollows of our own memories.

Initiated in 2005, l’ocelle mare, multi-instrumentalist Thomas Bonvalet’s solo project, has been in constant evolution and transformation.
‘Sans Chemin’, the sixth album released under this name was recorded over the span of two years and bears witness to a journey more so than to a state of being, at times declining successive stages of one same form. Thomas Bonvalet acts on an instrumental device in real time, which is organised in sound planes (amplified and non-amplified, close and distant), in a game of interactions and feedbacks.
The body (and its movements) is at the heart of this system.
There are many amplifiers of different sizes and their sound is shifting (interruptions, manipulations, movements), spatialized, and sometimes coloured through contact with tambourines or membranes on the speakers.

Release of ‘Sans Chemin’ on 8 October, 2021 on Shelter Press and Murailles Music

Co-production: Agence culturelle départementale Dordogne-Périgord, le lieu unique, Les Instants Chavirés and Murailles Music
With the support of the Ouïe/Dire Association

LINKS

PRESS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Sans Chemin

    Shelter Press / Murailles Music2021
    LP / CD / Digital
    Buy
  • Temps en Terre

    Murailles Music & Kythibong2017
    CD
    Buy
  • Serpentement LP

    Bimbo Tower Records / Ouse Records / Les Potagers Natures 2012
    LP
  • Serpentement

    Murailles Music / Souterrains-Refuges 2012
    CD
    Buy
  • Engourdissement

    Souterrains Refuges2009
    CD
  • Porte d’octobre

    Souterrains Refuges2008
    CD
  • S/T

    Ruminance2007
    CD

CONTACT

Booking : jullian.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com

Promo: promo.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com