Marion Cousin

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BIO

There are commitments whose delineations are only defined by a territory. The series initiated in 2016 by Marion Cousin prompts an exploration of the Iberian Peninsula through its enchanted traditions, and creates for to each region a singular collaboration, born from her desires, encounters and friendships. Marion’s voice embarks us and sails away, leaves the islands of Minorca and Majorca, where the plowing and reaping songs mingled with sad epics and Gaspar Claus‘ cello, in “Jo estava que m’abrasava – Work songs from Minorca and Majorca” (2016), to take us with Kaumwald to the Estremadura, a remote region of Spain, documented in his time by Luis Buñuel, who was fascinated by its aridity, its harshness, the poor existence of its residents, the isolation of its villages. Together, they record “Tu rabo par’abanico – Romances de Extremadura” (2020).
Kaumwald is founded by Ernest Bergez and Clement Vercelletto, who, together, also form two third of the trio Orgue Agnès. From there, if we dig a little, we can see appear a large family of musicians who like to break away from genres and create sounds with today’s instruments as if they had been found in antiques stores. Ernest is also Sourdure, a solo project unearthing French folk songs, with his violin, his voice, and a few machines making coarse sounds in ways only he knows the secret.
The duo adorns the songs chosen by Marion with an organic electricity, floating through the letters, seeping in the syllables, and reveals the flawed groove of these ritornellos that seem to have never stopped repeating themselves. The trio emerging here offers eight titles, which were arranged in an old barn where almost-closed electrical circuits were set up. Beside the impregnation and transformation of the songs, for a rendering both strange and sharp, these electrical circuits also contributed to the rhythmic, harmonic and textural foundations for this successful attempt of transmission of texts and melodies borrowed from the collective memory, from the people, often rural, who like to tell stories and provide an expanded spectrum to our existences.

Marion Cousin et Eloïse Decazes are musicians, singers and friends.  For about 15 years, each with their idiosyncratic expressions and temperaments, and through different incarnations (Catalina Matorral / Arlt) and collaborations (Gaspar Claus, Kaumwald, Borja FlamesEric Chenaux, Delphine Dora, Julien Desailly) they’ve been sustaining a relentless and wild resolution to experiment with a distinctive alloy of traditional and experimental music practices. Those flavors will always function in simultaneity rather than opposition in their works.

For their first time as a duo, Marion Cousin and Eloïse Decazes perform the vernacular repertoire of the songs of Tras-O-Montes, north-east of Portugal. The resulting offering is an amorous, raw, heretical take on this material, a sprig of work and celebration chants, songs of exasperation uttered with their two voices, so far away and so close from each other in a plastic regional idiom, Mirandese – semi-phonetically and playfully appropriated here. Their voices scale up mutinously, wildly, sketching melodies and dancing boldly in and out of tune, in an euphorically deranged environment, a flood of ungainly noises: machines, lethargic drumboxes, nano-brutalist synths, unnerving guitar sketches, bursts of laughter. Abundantly vivid. Staggeringly wonderful.

Text: Sing Sing
Translation: Héloïse Esquié & Eric Chenaux

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LINE-UP:

Marion Cousin & Gaspar Claus
Marion Cousin: voice
Gaspar Claus: cello

Marion Cousin & Kaumwald
Marion Cousin: voice, shruti-box, percussion
Ernest Bergez: electronics, violin, dotâr, percussion
Clément Vercelletto: electronics,  percussion, shruti-box

Marion Cousin & Eloïse Decazes
Marion Cousin sings and plays synths, guitar, effects and piano
Eloïse Decazes sings and plays synths, bulbul tarang, concertina, flute, cassette desk, piano

Co-production : Murailles Music, CERC – centre de creacion musicau, GMEA – Centre National de Création Musicale d’Albi, L’Inconnue 

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Booking : Julien Bitaudeau
Promo : Varvara Papaspanopoulou


TAGS

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DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Com A Lanceta Na Mão (w/ Eloïse Decazes)

    Le Saule / Pagans / La république des granges2024
    LP / Digital
  • Tu rabo par’abanico (w/ kaumwald)

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent / Le Saule2020
    LP / CD / Digital
  • Jo estava que m’abrasava (w/ Gaspar Claus)

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent / Le Saule2016
    LP / CD / Digital

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 11/05/2024FranceLes Roches-l'Évêque (41) Zéro Degré Est& Eloïse Decazes // Bess of Bedlaminfos
  • 10/05/2024FranceLangon (35)Festival Bordures, Salle des Menhirs& Eloïse Decazes // Alan Regardin, Polyphème (Wassim Halal + Gamelan Puspawarna), Les Ombres de la Bêteinfos event
  • 09/05/2024FranceRennes (35) Les Ombres Électriques (orga. Troglodisques)& Eloïse Decazes // Full Métal Jacquie + Take Ariainfos event
  • 08/05/2024FranceBricquebec-en-Cotentin (50)Réaume& Eloïse Decazes //
  • 07/05/2024FranceRezé (44)La Soufflerie, l'Auditorium& Eloïse Decazesinfos
  • 25/04/2024FranceThiers (63)Le Métro& Eloïse Decazes // Mille, Foucade event
  • 23/04/2024FranceLyon (69)Le Périscope& Eloïse Decazesinfos event
  • 14/04/2024FranceSaint-Étienne (42)Raminagrobis& Eloïse Decazes // DJ set de Dame Bambou, BMDD4KIDS
  • 06/04/2024SuisseLucerne (CH)Industrie 9& Kaumwald // Ublo
  • 05/04/2024FranceVenarey-les-Laumes (21)la Quincaillerie& Kaumwaldinfos
  • 21/12/2023FranceTalence (33)l'Inconnue& Eloïse Decazesinfos
  • 07/10/2023SuisseSaignelégier (CH) Spiegelberg Festival& Kaumwaldinfos event
  • 05/10/2023FranceSaints-en-Puisaye (89)La Maison Composer& Kaumwaldinfos event
  • 19/08/2023SuisseGenève (CH)Théâtre de l'Orangerie& Kaumwaldinfos event
  • 18/08/2023FranceNexon (87)festival MULTi-PiSTES, le Sirque& Kaumwaldinfos event
  • 03/02/2023SuisseNeuchâtel (CH)Case à Chocs & Kaumwald // Sara Oswaldinfos event
  • 02/02/2023FranceLyon (69)Le Sonic& Kaumwaldinfos event
  • 16/12/2022FrancePantin (93)La Dynamo - Banlieues BleuesKaumwald ll No Tonguesinfos event
  • 15/12/2022Pays-BasRotterdam (NL)WORMKaumwaldinfos event
  • 30/07/2022FranceBanyuls-sur-Mer (66)Festival de la RectorieGaspar Claus
  • 28/05/2022BelgiqueBruxelles (BE)La CheminéeKAUMWALD
  • 27/05/2022FranceCherbourg (50)Le RéaumeKAUMWALD
  • 26/05/2022FranceNantes (44)Festival Wine Nat White Heat, Atelier de BitcheKAUMWALD
  • 25/05/2022FranceParis (75)Le Consulat, Souffle(s) #27Gaspar Claus, KAUMWALD
  • 03/09/2021FranceVanves (92)Théâtre de VanvesGaspar Claus
  • 03/07/2021FranceRennes (35)Les Tombées de la Nuit, Carte blanche au festival Autres Mesures, Chapelle du ConservatoireKAUMWALD
  • 02/07/2021FranceCinq-Mars-La-Pile (37)Il PompeiKAUMWALD
  • 01/07/2021FranceParis (75)Festival Sonic Protest, Le CENTQUATREKAUMWALD
  • 08/02/2020FrancePoitiers (86)Festival Filmer le travail, Lieu MultipleGaspar Claus
  • 01/09/2019FranceAiguelèze (81)Festival Baignade interditeGaspar Claus
  • 13/06/2019FranceBourges (18)Le NadirKaumwald ll Verydubinfos
  • 22/09/2018FrancePerpignan (66)Festival JazzèbreGaspar Claus
  • 20/04/2018EspagneCórdoba (ES)Festival Beautiful Movers, Patio de la Diputación de CórdobaGaspar Claus
  • 21/03/2018EspagneMadrid (ES)Festival de Arte Sacro, Sala Cuarta Pared Gaspar Claus
  • 21/11/2017FranceParis (75)Café de la DanseValparaiso, Gaspar Claus
  • 27/10/2017FranceOrléans (45)RAMI, Scène NationaleGaspar Claus
  • 09/08/2017FranceMens (38)Festival Mens AlorsGaspar Claus
  • 15/07/2017FranceArles (13)Festival ConvivénciaGaspar Claus
  • 08/03/2017FrancePoitiers (86)Auditorium Saint-Germain (orga. Le Confort Moderne)Gaspar Claus event
  • 15/12/2016FranceParis (75)Espace en coursGaspar Claus
  • 11/06/2016FranceParis (75)Le BalGaspar Claus
  • 15/04/2016FranceLes Lilas (93)Le TritonGaspar Claus

events

NEWS

BIO

There are commitments whose delineations are only defined by a territory. The series initiated in 2016 by Marion Cousin prompts an exploration of the Iberian Peninsula through its enchanted traditions, and creates for to each region a singular collaboration, born from her desires, encounters and friendships. Marion’s voice embarks us and sails away, leaves the islands of Minorca and Majorca, where the plowing and reaping songs mingled with sad epics and Gaspar Claus‘ cello, in “Jo estava que m’abrasava – Work songs from Minorca and Majorca” (2016), to take us with Kaumwald to the Estremadura, a remote region of Spain, documented in his time by Luis Buñuel, who was fascinated by its aridity, its harshness, the poor existence of its residents, the isolation of its villages. Together, they record “Tu rabo par’abanico – Romances de Extremadura” (2020).
Kaumwald is founded by Ernest Bergez and Clement Vercelletto, who, together, also form two third of the trio Orgue Agnès. From there, if we dig a little, we can see appear a large family of musicians who like to break away from genres and create sounds with today’s instruments as if they had been found in antiques stores. Ernest is also Sourdure, a solo project unearthing French folk songs, with his violin, his voice, and a few machines making coarse sounds in ways only he knows the secret.
The duo adorns the songs chosen by Marion with an organic electricity, floating through the letters, seeping in the syllables, and reveals the flawed groove of these ritornellos that seem to have never stopped repeating themselves. The trio emerging here offers eight titles, which were arranged in an old barn where almost-closed electrical circuits were set up. Beside the impregnation and transformation of the songs, for a rendering both strange and sharp, these electrical circuits also contributed to the rhythmic, harmonic and textural foundations for this successful attempt of transmission of texts and melodies borrowed from the collective memory, from the people, often rural, who like to tell stories and provide an expanded spectrum to our existences.

Marion Cousin et Eloïse Decazes are musicians, singers and friends.  For about 15 years, each with their idiosyncratic expressions and temperaments, and through different incarnations (Catalina Matorral / Arlt) and collaborations (Gaspar Claus, Kaumwald, Borja FlamesEric Chenaux, Delphine Dora, Julien Desailly) they’ve been sustaining a relentless and wild resolution to experiment with a distinctive alloy of traditional and experimental music practices. Those flavors will always function in simultaneity rather than opposition in their works.

For their first time as a duo, Marion Cousin and Eloïse Decazes perform the vernacular repertoire of the songs of Tras-O-Montes, north-east of Portugal. The resulting offering is an amorous, raw, heretical take on this material, a sprig of work and celebration chants, songs of exasperation uttered with their two voices, so far away and so close from each other in a plastic regional idiom, Mirandese – semi-phonetically and playfully appropriated here. Their voices scale up mutinously, wildly, sketching melodies and dancing boldly in and out of tune, in an euphorically deranged environment, a flood of ungainly noises: machines, lethargic drumboxes, nano-brutalist synths, unnerving guitar sketches, bursts of laughter. Abundantly vivid. Staggeringly wonderful.

Text: Sing Sing
Translation: Héloïse Esquié & Eric Chenaux

.

LINE-UP:

Marion Cousin & Gaspar Claus
Marion Cousin: voice
Gaspar Claus: cello

Marion Cousin & Kaumwald
Marion Cousin: voice, shruti-box, percussion
Ernest Bergez: electronics, violin, dotâr, percussion
Clément Vercelletto: electronics,  percussion, shruti-box

Marion Cousin & Eloïse Decazes
Marion Cousin sings and plays synths, guitar, effects and piano
Eloïse Decazes sings and plays synths, bulbul tarang, concertina, flute, cassette desk, piano

Co-production : Murailles Music, CERC – centre de creacion musicau, GMEA – Centre National de Création Musicale d’Albi, L’Inconnue 

LINKS

PRESS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Com A Lanceta Na Mão (w/ Eloïse Decazes)

    Le Saule / Pagans / La république des granges2024
    LP / Digital
  • Tu rabo par’abanico (w/ kaumwald)

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent / Le Saule2020
    LP / CD / Digital
  • Jo estava que m’abrasava (w/ Gaspar Claus)

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent / Le Saule2016
    LP / CD / Digital

CONTACT

TAGS

#actualite