12 - 15 October

Pierre Bastien

Born in France in 1953, Pierre Bastien is what you might call a “mechanical composer”: since the 1970s, he has been building his own orchestras of meccano musical machines. His ‘mecanium’ orchestra consists of a series of small machines that play instruments from all over the world. Accompanied by this hypnotic orchestra, Bastien also plays the instruments himself during his performances, which are distinguished by their extraordinary visual power. Surrounded by all his machines, Bastien brings to life a unique world of sound that he has presented at exhibitions and festivals around the world.