Our work connecting audiences and musicians across Europe suddenly feels like a political statement and we were excited to work with our French co-producers, Les Productions du Vendredi, to launch a 3-day festival in Toulouse with 16 acts from 8 countries.
With the music going on until dawn at Mix’Art Myrys and over 2,000 people attending the gigs, this was one of the best parties Match&Fuse has had.
Highlights included Comet is Coming (smashed it), Pixvae (with their Latin energy) and the Eirik Tofte Match&Fuse Orchestra directed by Florian from Pulcinella. He taught the audience soundpainting techniques so they could join in this proper shared experience.
The Bridge, a unique fusing of French and Chicago-based musicians including the respected reeds player, Mwata Bowden, returned to Match&Fuse after their successful encounter in 2015. And so did Leafcutter John (UK) who struck up a magical collaboration with Isabel Sörling (SE) in London 2015. Full line up information below.
See London Festival line up 28 | 29 October
La Fabrique (CIAM) | Free gig
12h30 Alarmist (IE): math rock
La Pause Musicale | Free gig
12h30 Leila Martial et Valentin Ceccaldi (FR): jazz sur le fil
Le Taquin | 8€ /10 €
Habemus Tam Tam (FR): cinematic jazz
Baaba (PL): avant-garde electronica pop
The Comet Is Coming (UK): apocalyptic space funk
Mix’Art Myrys | Donation required
The Bridge #4 (FR/USA): jazz vs noise
Plaistow (CH): acoustic idm
Høst’chestra (FR): orchestral post-rock
Parquet (FR): 8-bit noise techno
Strobes (UK): mathrobeat
Leafcutter John + Isabel Sörling (UK/SE): special collaboration with vocal/digital beats
Alfie Ryner (FR): jazz trash
Tanidual (FR): abstract hip-hop
Wednesday 28 September | Toulouse
(co-production with Rock In Opposition Festival)
Médiathèque José Cabanis: 6pm (free/gratuit) Stabat Akish (FR)
Citizen Jazz, Mix’Art Myrys, Wahwah UPS, CIAM, La Pause Musicale, Un Pavé dans le Jazz, Freddy Morezon, Music’Halle, Jazz News, Clutch, Mairie de Toulouse, ADAMI, SACEM