Fredag 27 april 2012 på 20:00
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Celebrated for her innovative vocal effects, dexterous body percussion style and her ability to create unconventional tunes with catchy melodies, the iconoclastic French singer makes her Barbican debut to mark the release of her new album, Ilo Veyou.
Her three acclaimed studio albums – 2002’s Le Sac des Filles, 2005’s Les Fil and 2008’s Music Hole – were audacious while remaining exciting and accessible. Ilo Veyou is the work of an artist who relishes risk, craves contrast and appreciates beauty.
Such sentiments are reflected in her live work. Sold-out shows at venues including the Zenith in Paris and at KOKO, Shepherds Bush Empire and the Roundhouse in London have seen thousands of fans create instantaneous live mixes: clapping from the balcony; stamping their feet in the stalls; barking, honking and meowing with gusto. Men have parted with their shirts. Women have divulged the contents of their handbags.
Ilo Veyou, then. An album that continues the artist’s musical search for her human roots; that celebrates mankind’s – and indeed, womankind’s – love of the voice. An album that continues the age-old tradition of making music in intimate spaces. Camille