Composition | Performance
With Ballaké Sissoko

A unique musical project whose core reveals a certain “poetics of relationship”. The encounter between western electronic soundscapes and an instrument as ancient as the kora (lute harp native to West Africa) gives rise to a musical experience of exploration and immersion. The acclaimed composer and sound artist Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch meets the virtuosity of Ballaké Sissoko, one of the most prominent artists on the ethnic and jazz scene. The concert fosters an exchange between electronic and acoustic sounds, between contemporary and traditional approaches, between Europe and Africa. In this encounter the focus is not on opposition, but on evolution and relationship, in which musicians and audience find themselves sharing the same acoustic space, immersed in the same soundscape.

Ballaké Sissoko: Kora
Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch: electronics and artistic direction.
Light Design: Gilles Gentner
Sound: Jean-françois Domingues.
Creation March 2022
Production Fondation Royaumont.
Coproduction CIMN – Détours de Babel, GMEM – CNCM – Marseille, Fondation Camargo, Ornithology.
Avec le soutien de la Sacem. 
Avec le mécénat du Groupe ADP et de la Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso.

@ Images : Lorenza Daverio

Past gigs:
2023 October 7 Radicants, Festival Aperto, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
2023 March 15 Radicants, Festival Fog, Triennale di Milano, Italy.
2023 February 04 Radicants, Zone Libre, Bastia, France.
2022 September 24 Radicants, Royaumont Abbey, France
2022 October 09 Radicants Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Paris
2022 October 11 Radicants Théâtre de Saint-Quentin en Yvelines — Scène Nationale, France.
2022 October 15 Radicants Points communs – Nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise ,et du Val d’Oise, France.
2022 April 07 Radicants, Maison de la Culture de Grenoble, Detours de Babel, Grenoble, France
2022 July 12 — 26 Artistic residency for Radicants, Fondation Camargo, Cassis
2021 December 13 — 19 Radicants Artistic residency, Grenoble