FRANCK VIGROUX & ANTOINE SCHMITT | VIDEOSCOPE
French musician and composer Franck Vigroux arrives at L.E.V. Festival together with multi-award-winning visual artist Antoine Schmitt to present the world premiere of Videoscope, an audiovisual performance based on Vigroux’s latest album, Magnetoscope.
In this project, we travel to the sound and aesthetic elements of the 80s, a “terrifying time” as the musician calls it, and the influences left by dystopias like Blade Runner, Polaroid colours, VHS video recorder aesthetics (in French, magnetoscope) or the sound of the cassette.
The compositions, between progressive pop, Vangelis romanticism and dark, abstract layers of sound, are worked out in detail, driving forward, and can also be harmonically complex. Nevertheless, remain timeless and classic, combined with a kind of melodic euphoria paired with machine-funk elements and now with the visual work of Antoine Schmitt, with which he takes us on an infinite ride in space and time on the autobahns of a world in deep transformations.