«Pour un artiste, parler de son propre travail est souvent gênant, mais mon nouvel album, Beast Epic, est tellement important pour moi que je voulais prendre un moment pour expliquer en quoi. Je fais de la musique depuis 15 ans maintenant et je me sens vraiment chanceux d’avoir sorti 5 albums, de nombreux EP et singles, d’avoir contribué à plusieurs bandes originales de films et d’avoir collaborer avec des personnes beaucoup plus talentueuses que moi-même. Beast Epic est remplie de cette idée mais d’une façon différente car j’ai pu accumuler plusieurs expériences qui m’ont façonné aujourd’hui. Là où mes vieilles chansons peignaient l’image de la jeunesse basculant dans la vie d’adulte et de tous les plaisirs coupables et les déceptions qu’elle amène avec elle ; Beast Epic parle de la beauté et de la douleur de grandir et d’avancer dans la vie. Pour moi, cette tranche de vie a été plus généreuse dans ses cadeaux et plus sombre dans ses tragédies. Le son de Beast Epic rappelle également les anciens albums, évidemment. A travers les années, j’ai aimé testé différents genres, différentes acoustiques et différents styles d’écriture et toute cette distance parcourue est évidente dans l’émotion et les arrangements ici, mais les muscles semblent s’être détendus et font ce qu’ils font de mieux sans effort.» — Sam Beam, Iron & Wine

Première partie : HALF WAIF
Nandi Rose Plunkett writes, records and performs under the name Half Waif. Her music is deeply personal and engaging, reflecting her lifelong endeavor to reconcile a sense of place. Raised in the bucolic cultural hub of Williamstown, Massachusetts, Nandi was the daughter of an Indian refugee mother and an American father of Irish/Swiss descent. She was one of Williamstown’s only non-white residents. As a kid, she listened to a wide mix of music that included everything from Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, to Celtic songstress Loreena McKennitt and traditional Indian bhajans. In college, she studied classical singing and became enamored with the works of Olivier Messiaen and Claude Debussy. Her output as Half Waif reflects these varying influences, resulting in a richly layered collage of blinking electronic soundscapes, echoes of Celtic melodies and the sad chord changes of 19th-century art music. Next to her touring schedule as a member of Pinegrove, Half Waif has already self-released two EPs and two albums – a split 7″ with Deerhoof, the Future Joys EP in 2013, and then albums KOTEKAN (produced by Devin Greenwood) in 2014, and Probable Depths (produced by Zubin Hensler) last May. It was with Probable Depths that Half Waif caught the attention of the worldwide music media, with NPR singling out track ‘Turn Me Around’ and Pitchfork awarding it their coveted Best New Track distinction. It was also during this time that Half Waif’s relationship with Cascine began.

Half Waif’s latest work is newly complete. The form/a EP is a collection of tracks that expand on her exploration of home. She explains, “there’s an inherent restlessness in the way that I write and think about sound. I’m the daughter of a refugee, and somewhere in me is this innate story of searching for a home. As a result, I have many – a collection of places that I latch onto, that inspire me, that fuse themselves to me. I’m sentimental, nostalgic – yet constantly seeking what’s next, excavating the sound of my past and coloring it to make the sound of my future. I’m a child of divorce, fiercely loved but forced into independence at a young age; I rocket into relationships with the desire to find roots, commonality, to create stillness in the midst of public noise. In this way, my songs are like the notes of a large scavenger hunt, clues pinned to trees I have known, or tucked under rocks on my path, urging the listener to keep looking a little deeper, because maybe they will find something special in the end.” form/a was released as a limited-edition 12” in February 2017 on Half Waif’s new label home, Cascine. Half Waif is comprised of Nandi Rose Plunkett, Zack Levine and Adan Carlo.


Une soirée présentée par Alias Production.
Ouverture des portes à 19h30. Début des concerts à 20h.