The great American songwriter, experienced like never before: Andrew Bird accompanied by the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, with rearranged songs and a new instrumental piece.
Andrew Bird started to take off in 2003 with Weather Systems after some calm cruising and four past albums to his name, and he quickly made a name for himself as one of the most talented American singer-songwriters of the turn of the century. A trained violinist, exceptional singer and lyricist and avid whistler, Andrew Bird was able to breathe new life into folk music. From his albums to his musical friendships (from the electronic musician Dosh to the country group The Handsome Family), not forgetting his many collaborations and alternative projects, Andrew Bird projects himself as a curious, daring and demanding artist in his element both alone and accompanied. After a first invitation to Days Off in 2015 for a memorable concert, Andrew Bird is now back without his musicians but still in good company, this time with the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France led by Jonas Ehrler, for a reinterpretation of some of his songs and the French premiere of an instrumental piece lasting around 40 minutes. The pieces were arranged by the excellent composer Gabriel Kahane, which says it all about how high he’ll fly.
Opening act: Laura Cahen
French writer and composer Laura Cahen is presenting her second album, Une Fille, a fresh and sensitive insight into her music. Modern and personal.
Laura Cahen first came onto the scene in 2017 with her album Nord, which enchanted even the most demanding ears with a chanson française that skilfully combined poetic lyrics with an ambitious form. Her profound words were supported by equally profound music, where the guitar, bass, drums and keyboard melded together in new and unexpected ways. The result was a personal and very solid universe that we did not expect to see upended so soon. And yet, with Une Fille, Laura Cahen is significantly broadening her sound spectrum in close collaboration with the producer Dan Levy, one half of the group The Dø. A collection of new tracks, somewhat stripped back, resplendent with an electronic feel reminiscent of Radiohead, allow the voice and the oh-so-personal lyrics to take centre stage. The young singer tells us of love, sex, and the kind of freedom which becomes a commitment.