Klimperei live Paris, 04/2007


The Band


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

Line-up :
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!


7 Responses to “Klimperei live Paris, 04/2007”

  1. 1 klimperei November 24, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    Petchanatz, pas Petchantaz, ralala… Merci infiniment pour cet article…

  2. 2 continuo November 24, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    You’re welcome!

  3. 3 p. somniferum November 27, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    Wow…excellent posts. This, the Tellus stuff. Thanks.

  4. 4 amaretto March 23, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    many thanks — my first visit to your blog today, and so happy to find klimperei!!! many thanks…

    i happen to have a recording by klimperei-et-ses-amis ‘live at home’, 08 june 2007… interested?


  5. 5 continuo March 23, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Hi, Amaretto. I might be interested if this recording is not already available on Klimperei’s website. If this is a personnal recording, I’d sure like to hear it, and maybe post it on Continuo. You can reach me at:
    teepeesfrp [at] yahoo [dot] fr
    Take care.

  6. 6 amaretto March 24, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    hi continuo… i’ve checked again what i have (79mins), and it turns out to be their home session on 8th may 2007 – may, not june – and there ARE extracts of this on Klimperei’s website already…

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