Music : Orchestre du Mouvement Perpétuel
Director : Jonas Canon
Production Year : 2006
The Mouvement Perpétuel", what is it exactly ?
A band with a growing live reputation, inspiring themselves on themes of Bartok, Mussorgski or Ravel? The new french electro-trance-acoustic hype? Traditional chanson, where Leonard Cohen meets Jacques Tati?
The "Orchestre du Mouvement Perpétuel" is all that and much more. An extraordinary ensemble, based in Brussels with a very expressive singer from Ostend ("Between Jacques Brel and Arno, nothing less" Thierry Coljon - Le Soir), singing in French and manipulating samples and electronic grooves on his laptop, an amazing classical piano player, and a rhythm section that grooves like James Brown and dances like the productions of Lee Scratch Perry.
The superlatives float around at each of their concerts. First lauréat at the prestigious "Biennale de la chanson française" in Brussels 2004, the revelation at the "Alors Chantes" Festival in Montauban in France in 2005 and in 2006, their first album has been rewarded with the also prestigious "Coup de coeur" from the French "Académie Charles Cros".
"The Mouvement Perpétuel" is a contemporary cabaret with encloses the whole musical culture of the 20th century (from Strawinksy to the first electronic music, passing by John Cage, Jacques Brel and Lee Scratch Perry). A moment out of time. Inviting to dance, intimistic, poetic and with a tremendous force and power on stage: magic!