Albi. Adventures and sound walks with the Riverrun Festival

Loup Uberto, experimental luthier and musician today launches the Tarn part of the 5th Experimental Music Festival River run programmed by the GMEA, Albi’s national center for research and musical creation. And as always with the GMEA, it will be above all and above all a question of sound, in all its facets, musical and experimental.

Today (10 am-6 pm) and tomorrow Sunday (10 am-4 pm), at the MJC d’Albi, this creator, among others, of the “mouth organ”, leads a workshop where everyone will be able to , made from recycled materials, create your own instrument and learn to play it.

After having managed to pass between the drops last year, the Festival returns to its headquarters based at the Athanor in Albi, with a record shop, a bar, a catering area where the public can meet the artists and behind , a large barnum with floor for certain shows.

A violinist at the Museum

The Festival remains faithful to Saint-Juéry by programming Mathieu Werchowski, this Sunday at 5 p.m., at the Saut du Tarn Museum.

In the machine room, the entrance hall and outside the Museum, this violinist and violist will offer three small concerts of improvised music, acoustic or amplified, by making his instruments sound in a lyrical, aerial, or repetitive. Concerts that will be an opportunity to celebrate the release, next October, of Black paradise, a record recorded last year in various places in the Tarn, such as the Rivières hydroelectric power station, where the acoustics are exceptional.

Tetrachord and night music

The festival will continue in the Tarn until October 3, with a final (free) concert, the result of the meeting between composer Guilhem Lacroux and luthier Olivier Féraud. The latter has created a “tetrachord”, inspired by an ancient Greek musical instrument which allows “to make audible the sound and musical research of Guilhem Lacroux. An experience which leads the listener towards” a change of perceptual state “. Four musicians will play together At the threshold of the wind, “night music”.

Most of the festival concerts are free. But better to book. Full program in a future edition.

Festival River run until October 16. Reservations: