Kink Gong (France)
About the event
The auteur project of Laurent Jeanneau, musician and self-pronounced ethnographer. For 18 years, he has been traveling through Southeast Asia, documenting the disappearing music traditions of ethnic minorities. Jeanneau gathers and compiles unedited materials in his growing archive of sounds and images. Fragments from his collection, combined with modern electronics tissue, are released by a cult American label Sublime Frequencies, and the British Discrepant.
Field recordings, preserving mostly the art of singing and drums, are Jeanneau’s starting point for creating his own, emotionally loaded electronic experiments and sound compositions, which he then broadens by adding more field recordings. His compositions turn into peculiar collages, in which the traditions from various regions of Asia are filtered through the artist’s sensitivity and his subjective experiences, and interweave to create a new, contemporary statement.