The Canadian Cultural Centre invites you on June 24 at 8pm to an exceptional online conversation with two talented artists, Pierre Lapointe and Albin de la Simone.
One is Canadian, the other French, but that hasn’t stopped these lovers of words and music to develop a great artistic complicity. During this live reunion on both sides of the Atlantic, they will talk about their respective careers and their artistic affinities as proof that borders do not exist in musical creation.
This conversation will be moderated by Elodie Mermoz, specialist of the French-speaking scene in France and Canada. It is in partnership with the Auguste-Dobel Cultural Center (CE Ratp) and the Alliance Française de Paris.
In a career spanning almost 20 years, Pierre Lapointe, one of the most productive singer-songwriters in the French-speaking world, has released a dozen albums, created at least as many original shows, and collaborated with internationally renowned artists from the contemporary art world (from Sophie Calle to David Altmejd to Matali Crasset), classical music (Jean-Willy Kuntz, Alexandre Tharaud, Yannick Nézet-Séguin) as well as popular music (Albin de la Simone, Hubert Lenoir, Mathieu Chédid, Clara Luciani, etc).
Elegant and delicate author-composer-performer, Albin de la Simone accomplishes a very personal path, far from the beaten track. Since his first album, simply titled “Albin de la Simone”, released in 2003, he has carved out a unique path in the French song scene, all in an offbeat elegance. As a subtle goldsmith, in the line of Souchon, he chisels bittersweet songs whose light perfume turns out to be terribly heady.
Elodie Mermoz has been a programmer for more than ten years, participating successively in the artistic direction of several Parisian venues as well as festivals (Printemps de Bourges, European Festival Kiosquorama, Aurores Montreal). She has also set up several original creations for the Philharmonie de Paris, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Tandem Paris-Madrid.