Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
15 au 18 mai 2014
Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

Friday May 16, 2014 - 10 pm


Colisée A
400 boul. Jutras Est


France, Japan


Une collaboration     cult   ckut

Richard Pinhas : guitare électrique, électroniques
Keiji Haino : guitare électrique, voix
Masami Akita : ordinateur, électroniques
Tatsuya Yoshida : batterie

French guitar hero RICHARD PINHAS is back in Victo with a Japanese project that blends rock, noise, and drone music. In 2011, FIMAV made possible a live encounter between PINHAS, MERZBOW, and US trio Wolf Eyes, for a noise improvisation summit immortalized on Les Disques VICTO.

This time around, PINHAS, a living legend of progressive rock (through his band Heldon) and a loop guitar pioneer, has put together a four-way meeting of high-calibre musicians all well known to – and appreciated by – our audience: MERZBOW (several performances at previous editions of FIMAV, solo and alongside KEIJI HAINO and Pan Sonic), KEIJI HAINO (with Fushitsusha, Thurston Moore, solo), and TATSUYA YOSHIDA (with Koenjihyakkei, Acid Mothers Gong, Satoko Fujii).

The presence of YOSHIDA, an incredibly energetic drummer, alongside PINHAS and MERZBOW (who now form a long-standing duo) guarantees thrills; the inclusion of HAINO, the prince of mystical blackness, promises drama.

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