Un Diable Sur Le Tympan - Live at Saint Merry Church

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Un Diable Sur Le Tympan, Live at Saint Merry Church, April 29th 2011 - Frédéric D. Oberland & Sacha Gattino, Christelle Lassort, Bérangère Maximin, Gaspar Claus, Stéphane C

Release Date: 27.05.11

This will be a free download that includes a thirteen minute film "They Never Adopted The Name For Themselves". The download package will also include a gorgeous drawing by Alice Lewis, a PDF photo booklet containing photographs from Jayne Amara Ross including full release information.



April 29th 2011...

A carte blanche at the 'Rendez-vous Contemporains de Saint-Merry' in Paris. The opportunity to invite some friends to share the stage with me in this beautiful gothic church reputed for being a sacred site for alchemists and protected by the malicious eye of an encouraging Baphomet, a pagan deity set in stone on the tympanum above the entrance.

The Collectif Sin erected an installation spitting rings of incense, Sacha Gattino whistled ghostly tales, Bérangère Maximin invoked her electronic chimeras, Stéphane C. projected dark but scintillating photographs, Gaspar Claus caressed his beloved wood and horse hair, Christelle Lassort emerged like a sylph from the transept, Alice Lewis sang her melancholia in the nave, The Freemartin Calf was the evening's swan song, performed live with Jayne Amara Ross poet and Pythia, Maxime Champesme orchestrating a symphony of everyday sounds. Olivier Rollin conducted the PA and Erwan Le Mao recorded all of our heartfelt efforts.

Deep, deep thanks to the above people as well as Rendez-vous Contemporains de St Merry, Marguerite Lantz, Frédéric Blondy, Guillaume Mazloum, Pamela Maddaleno, Richard Knox, Uspudo, Daniel Crossley, FareWell Poetry.

Here are a few traces.

- Frédéric D. Oberland



01. Une Histoire de Fantômes (Sacha Gattino & Frédéric D. Oberland)
02. Prélude à une Canopée (Christelle Lassort & Frédéric D. Oberland)
03. Un Diable dans l'Oreille (Bérangère Maximin & Frédéric D. Oberland)
04. Johnny Guitar (Alice Lewis & Frédéric D. Oberland)


They Never Adopted The Name For Themselves
(Photographs: Stéphane C. Music: Gaspar Claus & Frédéric D. Oberland)


All music performed live on the 29th of April 2011 
at the Saint-Merry Church in Paris 
by Frédéric D. Oberland & 
Sacha Gattino, Christelle Lassort, Bérangère Maximin, Alice Lewis, Gaspar Claus.

Live sound by Olivier Rollin

Recorded by Erwan Le Mao
Original drawing by Alice Lewis
Booklet photographs by Jayne Amara Ross

Sacha Gattino: ghost stories, pocket organ, glockenspiel, keyboard, laptop 

Christelle Lassort: violin 

Bérangère Maximin: laptop 

Alice Lewis: vocals, organ 

Gaspar Claus: cello 

Frédéric D. Oberland: fender rhodes, electric guitar, prepared piano, crystal glass, field recordings

'Johnny Guitar' was originally composed and performed by Peggy Lee for the film directed by Nicholas Ray in 1954





released May 27, 2011


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