Revival of the Sound Archives: playing records by Emma Souharce

During a one-hour set, the guest artists will take us on a musical journey with their personal selection. MEG foyer. Thursday 1 December at 7 pm.

Yuri Gryaznov

The autumn season of the Réveil des Archives sonores is launched! On the programme: dj's from different horizons who will transport you for an evening into the museum's music collection.

The recent acquisition of two series of LPs (vinyl records) from the Samuel Baud-Bovy ethnomusicological collection and a transfer from the Musicology Library of the University of Geneva has created a set of approximately 400 hundred duplicate records in the MEG sound archives. In addition, about ten years ago, the MEG received a monumental collection of more than 5000 LPs, released on a multitude of labels around the world, the majority of which date from the 1960s-70s. This collection was put together by Marco Botta, an avid music lover. It includes a series of original records in mint condition, which have never been heard before! This exceptional collection presents an exhaustive panorama of the world of popular music, from all five continents. To highlight the acquisition of these discographic treasures, the MEG invites artists to share a few selected pieces with the public for an evening.

Artist : Emma Souharce

Emma Souharce lives with her electric and electronic instruments, which she transforms and manipulates sometimes like toys, sometimes like tools of massive decomposition. With a disconcerting freedom of movement, between lo-fi caresses and micro-machine howls, she sculpts in the sound matter to extract the most subtle harmonies and dissonances. Through her landscapes of turbulent and uneven physicality, this ritualistic alchemist works on a trance resulting from a series of intense movements with a benevolent resolution, with the secret ambition of reaching complete symbiotic states - Daniel Maszkowicz

Open to the public. MEG Foyer. Free event.

Live broadcast on Facebook and Youtube.

Activity accessible to a non-French speaking public

In collaboration with WAV33