Bérangère Maximin (FR)

TITLE : Deconstruction of Idols – excerpt
Recorded during Akousma 16
DATE : October 24, 2019

Working out of her private studio since 2008, Bérangère Maximin has developed her own approach to sound art and electronic music, composing dense, immersive pieces with immediate impact. On five albums which have aroused international interest, she has revealed a taste for mixing disparate sounds together with a sense of detail, effusive, lyrical playings with the digital material and tight nuanced writing. Bérangère Maximin’s music engages the listener in consideration of space and textures.

Bérangère Maximin has performed in venues such as London Hayward Gallery's Harmonic Series, NYC Roulette, Quebec Victoriaville's FIMAV, Paris Presences Electronique festival, Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral's Crypt and Palais de Tokyo, Bordeaux and Strasbourg MOCA in France, Florence's Teatro Della Pergola, Bologna's Angelica festival in Italy, Bern's Dampfzentrale, Berlin Ausland and Charlottenburg Baptist Church, Swedish Push festival, London Cafe Oto as well as various concert halls, festivals and clubs across Europe and North America.

Deconstruction of Idols – excerpt (2019, premiere) 24’ 30"
"With Deconstruction of Idols, I continue to explore the multiplicity of temporal dimensions and dissonant emotions, with the overarching idea of music as articulated memory, force of imagination, and reinvention of the self. The main condition I set myself in this piece was a kind of narrative progression from the anecdotal, or “recognizable”, toward a continuity approaching drone music, with a cinematic element. The listener can explore the piece and follow its development. Relatively static at first, it gradually fills to a powerful, almost muted energy."