An impressive interactive exhibit of electronic music that joins up the dots between Moog, Jean-Michel Jarre and deep house.
‘ElectroSound: Du lab au dancefloor’ – on at the Espace Fondation EDF from May 25-October 2 – aims to take visitors on an immersive tour through the history of electronic music, from the earliest experimental productions of the ‘40s and the work of cutting-edge pioneers like Pierre Schaeffer and Robert Moog, right up to the Disclosures and Skrillexes of the present day. Not only does this exhibit convincingly dispel the myth that techno and house are ‘easy’ types of music to produce, it also does a good job of explaining how the genres have morphed into the monolithic cultural and social phenomena they are today. Visitors can also try and discover their inner virtuoso at one of the various interactive workshops and play around with various synthesisers, vocoders and samplers themselves. Note, too, that a series of related talks will run alongside the exhibit, as well as two larger events as part of the Fête de la Musique (June 21) and Nuit Blanche (October 1).
TRANSLATION: FLORA HUDSON