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A l'origine de cette Affaire se trouve JC Sirven, musicien-performer et réalisateur, connu dernièrement comme la moitié scénique et discographique de Dimoné et avant lui notablement de Général Alcazar. En un jeu de miroir intriguant il s'entoure de l'atout maître Vanessa Liautey, chanteuse-comédienne au timbre chaud habité d'un répertoire traversant Shakespeare ou Lagarde, ainsi que de l'agent spécial Sega Seck, batteur-percussionniste vu et entendu aux côtés de Touré Kunda, Mory Kanté ou Omar Sosa. L'univers de ce power trio original est multiple, aérien et cinématographique, traversé de chansons à la mélancolie détachée, au sarcasme engagé et à l'élégance racée. Evoluant entre abstraction et figuration, réflexions poétiques et questionnements politiques au sens larges,  il se met ici au service de "l'art modeste et exigeant de la chanson pop" et conte ses errances sur le réel et l'imaginé, sur l'état du monde comme sur nos états intimes. Un chant doublé ou alterné au féminin ("parce que l'humain est deux"), une pulsion rythmique qui puise autant dans l'hypnose des machines que dans l'organique de nos originelles terres africaines ("pour irriguer les cerveau comme le corps"), un piano impressionniste ou percussif nourri avant d'être virtuose sont les éléments d'un cocktail imparable qui navigue dans le sillage d'un bateau électro-acoustico-pop barré par des fantômes évoquant Gainsbourg, Satie ou Monk, et dont le voyage au milieu de paysages intérieurs jamais prévisibles nous laisse riches de refrains qui n'ont pas finit de nous hanter. Inclassable et déjà familier.

 

"This unstoppable cocktail navigates in the trail of an electro-acoustico-pop boat steered by ghosts evoking Gainsbourg, Satie or Monk, and which the journey in the middle of unpredictable internal landscapes leaves us rich in tunes which do not stop hanting us Unclassifiable and already familiar".

Two perfectly married male and feminine voices on an electro-pop music which leaves the beautiful part in the piano.
The particular attention accorded to the harmonies, inspired freely by the European music of the beginning XXth and by the jazz, invite to a film and air trip. The rhythms mix the trance of beatboxes with the creativity of an organic drum.

Treatments and disintegration of sounds, parts played live or experimental collages, search is permanent to play a learned and popular, demanding and accessible music.

An attempt of questionings on the place of the artist, where the more he shows himself and comes to light and the more he fades in front of themes witch come to touch the universality. Some intimate texts that question the author’s own life in order to try revealing the part of experience in each and everyone of us.

On stage the power trio reveals the breadth of its originality: acoustic piano with impressionistic Satie-like phrasing, acoustic drums drawing on African roots, mingled with a hint of electronic sound throbbing with deep bass tones and minimalist beats, overlaid with dual feminine-masculine vocals sharing the lead or coming together to form a single voice.Deep within each episode of l’Affaire’s case history beats the heart of a generation whose experience is already rich enough to glance back to where we have come from yet raring to explore new territory. The words of the narrative tell universal stories of revolt and love and speak to us about ourselves in our perpetual quest for human construction.

L'Affaire Sirven (The Sirven's Case): two famous precedents carried in France this title. The first one being this miscellaneous fact of XVIII ème century defended by an ardent Voltaire always ready to fight the injustice and the religious intolerance, and the second one being the most recent told the « Elf » political economic scandal of the 90s. Carried by the homonymous composer-songwriter (and maybe distant downward), it is a happy not less intriguing but more calmed musical affair ...