Omniversal Hum Presents: Franck Vigroux and Antoine Schmitt A/V, Sapphire Slows, Von Adamas
Franck Vigroux is a multifaceted artist whose works range from experimental electronic music to modern composition and music theatre. Franck Vigroux‘s music is made of tectonic tensions, beats, electronic textures and a very personal approach to sonic exploration. He is equally prolific as a solo artist and as a collaborator, he has worked with musicians such as Elliott Sharp, Mika Vainio, Reinhold Friedl, Ars Nova... Vigroux’s uniqueness comes from his artistic approach that integrates new media and performance arts.
Installation artist, Antoine Schmitt creates artworks in the form of objects, installations and situations to address the processes of movement in all of their modalities, and question their intrinsic conceptual problematics, of plastic, philosophical or social nature. Heir of kinetic art and cybernetic art, nourished by metaphysical science-fiction, he endlessly interrogates the dynamic interactions between human nature and the nature of reality.
Sapphire Slows is what you might call an everything-ist: she produces, DJs, plays synth and her eerie, drone-like vocals float over her tracks, embellishing their shadowy textures. After the brutal awakening of the 2011 earthquakes in Japan, she became motivated to pursue a career in music. Now a notable name in Tokyo’s electronic music scene, she has toured North America, Europe, China, Australia and her home country of Japan, and released an impressive body of work, with LPs, EPs, tracks and remixes coming out on the likes of Not Not Fun, 100% Silk, Kaleidoscope, Nous Disques, Kalahari Oyster Cult, Hivern Discs and most recently AD93. While some of her songs are submerged in a blue-ish, slo-mo haze, like her name suggests, others have a sound that is both indelible and difficult to neatly categorize. Taking cues from minimal, electronica, ambient and off-kilter pop, her own music feels greater than the sum of these parts, combining an unerring sense for space, detail and atmosphere with slow-motion melodies and heady, cosmic vocals to create something personal and truly unique.
Von Adamas is an enigma. New works for voice and electronics.