In 2018, Outbound reflects on our universal experience of time by looking at how the various invited artists interpret time in their own work. Temporal reality, dynamics of change and our experiential encounters with time will be challenged through the confrontation of the different ways to treat its passage: cyclically, linearly, reflectively, and repeating indefinitely.
Classically trained percussionist, improviser and composer, Sylvain Darrifourcq is a prominent figure of the generation of improvisers who eagerly started questioning boundaries. Rigorous, demanding yet with an undeniable sense of humour, he is today a much requested musician. He collaborated with many french, european and american personalities such as Joëlle Léandre, Tony Malaby, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Marc Ducret, Andrea Parkins, Akosh S, Kit Downes…
In 2009 he won a « Victoire du Jazz » with Emile Parisien Quartet, of which he was the drummer during more than a decade.
Keen on questioning temporality, space and rupture in music, he reaches today a very personal and radical language, which is built around the concepts of «poly-speed» and «physicality».
Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.
This reportage is by Elizabeth Davis.