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GUILHEM DESQ with The Nunnery

  • The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States (map)

The Cedar and KFAI Present

GUILHEM DESQ with The Nunnery

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM

All Ages

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

This is a seated show. Tickets are available online, by phone, and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.

Guilhem Desq electrified his hurdy gurdy and connected it to a sampler to create these amazing sounds that seem to come straight out from Tom Morello’s guitar
— Sploid

Guilhem Desq

Virtuoso of the hurdy gurdy, Guilhem Desq breathes new life and innovation into this old-world instrument. His sound is unmistakable as he electrifies this originally acoustic instrument, playing everything from traditional European folk music to contemporary rock, hip-hop, and electro.

After a year touring worldwide with more than 60 shows (India, USA, New Zealand, Israel, Bulgaria, Italy, France…) Guilhem Desq releases his first solo album Visions. An album “100% hurdy gurdy” which features original songs recorded from his instrument as the only source of sounds. Not only an album but a whole project which is going beyond music, from building his instrument to directing and animating his latest music video, “Le château magique."


The Nunnery

The layers of The Nunnery’s voice build into a chorus; each song or performance becomes a calm, meditative experience. The Nunnery is about collaboration and combining music + art with an audience.

Earlier Event: August 20
JON STICKLEY TRIO with Root River Jam
Later Event: August 23
JOE MANDE