TIME: 20:00 June 28th
ADD: Xiba Road 101, TCG Nordica
This year is the 50th anniversary of founding diplomatic relation between China and France. As a international culture center, TCG Nordica is proud to present a electronic music concert “Mekanik Kantatik”, by Nicolas Cante.
Mekanik Kantatik is a living installation that evolves around a piano. The piano, set up electronically, is the raw material of the artist.
Nicolas Cante, pianist and « human robot » uses all the components of his instrument (keyboard, cords, wood and iron) combined with modern technology (computers, sensors), to create, what is though electronic, a profoundly organic music.
It is unknown whether the artist controls the machine or the machine controls the artist. The album is a collision of jazz, pop, techno and experimental music in a subtle and enlightened way. Live, Mekanik Kantatik is a game of uncertainty, a sort of trash-sentimental, electro-acoustic cabaret. The music is created live solely by the sounds of the piano fed through the laptop, reinvented as if an orchestra and expelled back into the world.
Special thanks to
Rhizome Lijiang Art center