A BROAD-RANGING AND REWARDING TRIP WITH A TOUCH OF VIRTUOSO FREESTYLE.
Meivelyan Jacquot _ drums, percussion, stringed instruments, videos …
Matthieu Donarier _ Reeds, percussion, note-taking, drawings, photos …
Alban Darche _ Reeds, percussion, note-taking, drawings, photos, videos …
LONGBOARD PLAYS WITH THE CONCEPTS OF MINIMALISM AND TRAVEL, AND OF COOLNESS TOO.
In the sport of Longboarding, movement is of paramount importance. For us, too, curves and lines come from a thrill-seeking approach, from a desire for aestheticism. Longboarding is an alternative sport with close links to the visual arts and music, and Longboard’s musical production is enriched by the roadmaps, drawings, photos, texts, and videos that come from our travels and encounters.
Longboard is able to sound like full band thanks to the many talents and know-how of its three artists.
They play with the objects available on site, producing a show that takes on the qualities of its environment (for example, the drum kit can be made up entirely of objects and instruments found on site). Longboard always pulls out surprises, making each concert a unique performance.
The group bring their own basic equipment so that technical concerns constraints never get in the way of the music. Light on constraints but rich in expression and exchange, the place, the people and the situation decide the musical content every time.
A real portable and adaptable orchestra!