With Marc Nammour

  1. Leaving
  2. Ghost Departement
  3. Memory
  4. Bastard
  5. Refugee
  6. Fear
  7. When The Revolution Failed
  8. Uniforms
  9. 99 Is The Future


99 is the number that all the foreign people , in France, has on their security number card.

If you’re not born in France you got this number on your documents. It is like a ghost department where different cultures melt and mix.

The music i wrote it’s a composition that organises the improvisation and the talent of the extraordinary musicians who participate to the project.

When I started to compose for this group of musicians, I imagined on the one hand the necessity of agile and flexible compositions capable of adapting to such particular sounds and people, on the other that it was absolutely necessary to refuse any ethnomusicological approach and instead to use the available elements as sound and musical sources, as elements for a contemporary creation.

Musical writing is therefore based on these two pillars: encompassing all elements – timbres, instruments, maqâm or Indian râgas scales… -, and avoiding any connoted approach ignorer to build a close dialogue among all the instruments.

The result it is a choral and  layered music built around the electronics music, heart of the project.

Rap and artistic direction: Marc Nammour
Composition, real time electronics: Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
Trumpet, santur: Amir Elsaffar
Nay Bansuri: Rishab Prasanna
Dbass, bass, moog: Jérôme Boivin
Graphic design: Marylene Lhenri
copyright Remi Hostekind
The Project:
Production: Fondation Royaumont. Co-production: Festival d’Avignon, TNS – Theatre National de Strasbourg, Festival Haizebegi. With the contribution of Sacem, Spedidam, Région Ile de France, de l’Institut Français d’Egypte, Groupe ADP and Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso.
The Album:
Production Ornithology Productions and Association La Canaille
Artistic direction , production and mix: Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
Mastering : Pierre Lucy – Music Unit
Festival Avignon 07-2016
Festival Royaumont 09-2016
Festival Haizebegi 09-2016
Festival Detours de Babel 03-2017
Festival DCAF, Caire, Egypte 03-2017
Scene nationale saint nazaire 03-2018
TNS de Strasbourg: 05-2018