Exhibition of the vinyl edition Maxi 45t.

Saturday July 6 2019

A project initiated by Marie Villemin and Martin Widmer

The singer Christophe set interviews of Olivier Mosset to music, made and cut by Marie Villemin and Martin Widmer.

The idea for this outstanding project was inspired by Christophe’s piece entitled «interview de» in which the whimsical singer uses his own interviews to transform them into a song. This system has been used by Chris- tophe several times in his career. When in 2017, Marie Villemin and Martin Widmer worked on Olivier Mos- set’s exhibition project, they became aware of the importance of the interviews conducted by the painter and decided to focus on this aspect of the artist. They then think back to this work by Christophe and, after several adventures, they contact the singer and send him an audio assembly consisting of cut-outs of interviews they had conducted with Olivier Mosset. To their great surprise, Christophe agreed to work on the project and create a sound universe around the artist’s words. The disc is a maxi 45t composed of a side A which gathers the musical piece of about ten minutes, and a side B which receives a visual.

Musique et enregistrement par Christophe
Face A, audio 10 minutes
Face B, visuel

Art cover Martin Widmer
Mixed by Olivier Leducq « Duke Salomon », Cosmos Studio, Paris
Mastering and engraving by Flo Kaufmann
Production monitoring and pressing by Simon Riat

Edited in 2019 by CAN - Centre d’art Neuchâtel, Suisse
Distributed by Les presses du réel,
CHF 25.- / € 22.-

photos: Sebastian Verdon / CAN