For her forthcoming fourth album, entitled CHANSON ANIMALE, Perrine en morceaux was enthusiastic about birdsong. Based on her own recordings as well as recordings by the French ornithologist Fernand Deroussen, she composes in close collaboration with birds. The formulation is to be taken literally, because it implies that in her creative process human music is changed and influenced by animal music and not vice versa. Far too often bird songs are used as anecdotal ornaments, atmospheric sounds or pure raw material that is sampled and transformed. In their approach, bird songs are celebrated and heard for what they are: Music in the strongest sense, unique and unbound. A constant in the live sets of Perrine en morceaux is the always new way of reconciling the experimental with the popular. For this set she changes her technical equipment and explores the possibilities of the analog synthesizer ARP Odyssey.
Perrine en morceaux
Perrine Bailleux is a French artist whose simultaneous interest in music and theory allows her to create forms that bring together artistic and epistemological dimensions, for example in experimental pop music, lecture concerts or philosophy projects for children. Her songs are both the terrain and the result of a formal search for magical combinations of words and sounds, preferably with lo-fi sound and more recently with birds. In 2019 she was selected as one of the artists of the EU SHAPE project (Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe). She lives and works in Paris, Amsterdam and the Performing Arts Forum (PAF) France.