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The " Before Bach " project brings together Erik Marchand and Rodolphe Burger both share a taste for the unusual and the singular. Erik Marchand is a 'master' of Traditional Breton song with a well documented passion for the music of the Balkans and modal music. Rodolphe Burger, rock and blues singer and guitarist, producer and creator of the band Kat Onoma and the label Derniere Bande.
 
In their quest for unusual sounds and arrangements they launched the " Before Bach " project in 2004. A daring project to reveal the universitality of traditional music beyond the barriers of langage. The gamble has paid off and they have opened the doors to a new " genre " halfway between two worlds.
 
The album of the same name, enriched with rythm section, has taken them to a common ground, a new territory of expression where the well-honed modal music of Erik Marchand collides with Rodolphe Burger's rock and blues.
 
In 2021 the two return deeper again into the mines to extract new ideas, new exchanges projecting a new light on the relationship between Breton song of Erik Marchand and the energy of Rock and Roll of Rodolphe Burger. On stage they have around them two solist player :  the oudiste Medhi Haddab from Algeria and Pauline Willerval young singer and Gadulka player nurtured by the turkish culture. For rhythmic they have Julien Perraudeau on keyboard and bass with Arnaud Dieterlen on drums.

GLÜCK AUF! Before Bach chapitre 2 in Video :

Last Albums

Nouvel album à paraître :

Glück Auf! (été 2021)
[PIAS] / Dernière Bande

 

Before Bach (2004)

Line Up :

Erik Marchand : vocals

Rodolphe Burger : electrical guitar and vocals

Mehdi Haddab : electrical oud

Arnaud Dieterlen : drums

Julien Perraudeau : bass

Pauline Willerval : gadulka and vocals

Christophe Olivier : lights

Léo Spiritof : sounds

The press speaks about it. :

  • " Quand le rock, le blues, le chant traditionnel breton et les sons hallucinants du oud électrique se rencontrent, ça vous remue jusqu’au fond de l’âme, ça vous met des fourmis dans les jambes, ça vous fait tutoyer les anges ! » -
    Jean Marc Imbert - LE PETIT ECHO DE LA MODE
  • " Before Bach s’impose comme l’une des rencontres les plus passionnantes entre le chant traditionnel et le rock." - Sylvie Hamon - ETHNOTEMPOS
  • " Before Bach est un pari sur l’universalité des musiques traditionnelles bien au delà des barrières du langage. Une collaboration qui ouvre une porte sur un genre à part, à mi-chemin entre deux univers."Margot Seban - RFI Musique

 

Scenic references :

TNB, Rennes (FR) - Festival Transmusicales, Rennes (FR) - Festival Panoramas, Morlaix (FR) - Le Quartz Scène Nationale, Brest (FR) - Festival des Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix (FR) - Théâtre de Cornouaille, Quimper (FR) - Festival La Filature, Mulhouse (FR) - Festival Celtiwelch, Fréland (FR) - Festival Le Run ar Puns, Châteaulin (FR) - Festival Tempo Rives, Angers (FR) - Festival Couleurs du Monde, à Langonnet (FR).....

Next Concerts:

Date Places Hour City More info
01/07/21 Transversales 19:00 Verdun (55) infos
25/07/21 Domaine de la Roche Jagu 18:00 Ploezal (22) infos
15/08/21 Festival du Chant de Marin [concert annulé] 20:00 Paimpol (22) infos

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