Klimperei Live April 28th, 2007
En Marge art gallery, Paris, along an exhibition of Sebastien Morlighem’s paintings & drawings.
Photos above: Valentine Vignault (bottom: Dominique Grimaud).
01 Part I (12:03)
02 Part II (13:06)
03 Part III (23:46)
04 Part IV (4:03)
05 Part V (4:50)
06 Part VI (2:43)
07 ‘Les Sacrifiés’ (8:04)
08 ‘Le Ver’ (4:06)
Total time: 74:41
Christophe Petchanatz: banjo, melodica, clarinet, toy piano, thumb piano, assorted toy instruments, voice
Pascal Ayerbe: kazoo, assorted toy instruments and percussion
David Fenech: guitar, melodica, noises, voice
Dominique Grimaud: turntable & sound effects
Philippe Perraudin: laptop
Sylvain Santelli: bass guitar
The excitment and expectations were high prior to the concert, since – despite Klimperei being now 20 years old – it was Klimperei’s first live performance ever (he had concerts before with other projects). Mister Klimperei (Christophe Petchanatz, white t-shirt above) delivered one of the most exquisite concerts I’ve attented in my life. Pretty much of a french toy instrument mavericks all star, the band delivered a fascinating and ambitious mix of intimate melodies, found sounds and big band improvisation with unexpected instrumentation. Much more experimental and large scale music than any official Klimperei’s releases to date, not unlike some french improvised music by the likes of Jac Berrocal or Un Drame Musical Instantané. (Note: unrelesaed personal recording. Sequencing above is my own guess. Music was more or less continuous)
Hats off, M Klimperei!