The Cedar and KFAI Present
GUILHEM DESQ with The Nunnery
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
$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.
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 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.