For several years now, I have tried to combine my artistic ideas, experience and recording techniques with live music, in the hope of bringing everyday public spaces to life in a way that can be enjoyed by everyone. The recording, amplifying and live modification of sound-scape's, are all things I enjoy improvising in public. We go beyond sound stages and recording studios usually associated with this type of project. bAlllAd gravitates around these concepts. Recording, multi-tracking, reverbs & delays and other special effects are all essential techniques that contribute to the shows charm.
With bAlllAd, the use of wireless headphones sets us free from the constraints of static and more traditional performances.
As an artist, I have always put entertainment and sociability at the heart of my act. Encouraging a smile, provoking an encounter and sharing passions are the primary aims of my artistic existence. During the development of bAlllAd, I was always very curious about the public's reaction to these ideas. How would the listener behave (the bAlllAdé)? How would the outside public without headphones perceive this strange procession ?
I try to forge complicity between the bAlllAdés (Walkers), while fostering curiosity and intrigue from the outside public, and eventually bringing the two groups together to create a shared and wonderful experience. bAlllAd gradually entices people out of their shell, paradoxically using devices generally thought of as anti-social and isolating ie: the smartphone and headphones. It's with the use of a smartphone that I construct and build the show, recording my voice, or that of the participants... while grabbing here and there various vibes from the street. The headphones provide a way of magically joining the group together, and that collective experience can then be extended and shared with by standers or the passing public.
bAlllAd est une création de Bertrand Devendeville, tel : +33 (0)6 18 45 26 11 firstname.lastname@example.org
gérée par smARTfr La Nouvelle Aventure - SARL coopérative loi 1947
N° de licence : 2-1055255, 3-1055256 - N° SIRET : 749 865 507 000 26 - Code NAF/APE : 9001Z -