NORBERT MÖSLANG (CH)
For 4 Ears, Cave12, Mikroton Rec
Saturday, 28th November 2015 / BFM
SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER
BÂTIMENT DES FORCES MOTRICES
A truly national phenomenon, Norbert Möslang is an amazing musician who became famous by his ability to reveal the sound potential of the most diverse objects. Expect the unexpected on the stage of the BFM this Saturday night and discover the sound of everything that surrounds you!
Hailing from St. Gall, this sexagenarian is pursuing time and again a simple and unique goal: to reveal the secret vibrations that surround us. Far from a certain mysticism, this is rather engineering coupled with a healthy dose of poetic sense. Whether in Voice Crack, founded in 1972 with Andy Guhl and dismantled in 2002, or solo, Möslang enjoys hijacking the functionality of the most diverse objects, retaining only the sound emissions, and breaking down their basic function to make musical instruments out of them. The resulting unexpected sound sources are called « cracked everyday electronics ». The musician plays with the sounds with such a dexterity and amazing mastery, that he will almost put the audience under hypnosis. It’s this knowledge and taste that made him a high-flier of national experimentation with multiple collaborations, acknowledged far beyond the borders: Swiss Film Award 2010, Cinema Eye Award New York 2011, Biennale de Venise in 2001, he has also been nominated by the jury of the Federal Office of Culture for the first edition of the Swiss Music Prize.
Norbert Möslang or when the world starts to vibrate!