SALON

A place to meet, exchange and discover music

09.12 — 12.12.10

 

The word “salon” takes us back to 19th century literary salons, when men and women of letters regularly met to discuss current affairs, philosophy, literature, politics and morality. It is in these salons that the art of conversation developed. Thus the “Salon” becomes the forum’s meeting point, open to the public and to guests alike for informal discussions regarding moving images. In the evening, the “Salon” presents the “Musical Libraries” ≈ in which music enthusiasts invite us to enjoy their exceptional vinyl collections. The tunes recall a range of musical styles that have marked the past and still resonate today.

CAPTAIN STRONG/DOCTOR K
GENEVA (VINTAGE SOUNDTRACKS)

Programmers of the Cinema Spoutnik, they are also film soundtrack aficionados. Going beyond the soundtracks of famous composers who have blended pop, jazz, classical and avant-garde styles, the duo’s mission is to unearth gems from the abundance of films produced worldwide. Music to the ears for curious listeners as well as clued-up film buffs.

Le Commun | 09-12-2010 20:00-02:00

ANDY VOTEL
MANCHESTER (PSYCHEDELIC MUSICS 1970)

Born in Manchester, Andrew Shallcross, aka Andy Votel, heads Twisted Nerve Records with his singer-songwriter friend Badly Drawn Boy. Andy founded and managed Finders Keepers, the biggest psychedelic music re-issue label, which has delivered three dozen albums from countries as diverse as Hungary, Pakistan, Turkey, Argentina and Korea.

Le Commun | 09-12-2010 20:00-02:00

DISCOTECARIO DOCA
GENEVA (TROPICALIA REC)

Inspired by Hendrix’s mind blowing guitar riffs, Discotecario Doca offers a sound journey through the Tropicalista movement catering to fans of the 1960s and of Brazilian psychedelic music. He presents artists like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, Tom Zé and Mestra Duprat, who at the time challenged the bastions of Brazilian pop music from the time.

Le Commun | 10-12-2010 20:00-02:00

DJ F
GENEVA (BLACK AMARICAN MUSIC)

As Duke Ellington said: “There’s two kinds of music: good and bad.” DJ F is on a quest for the perfect groove at the heart of Afro American music, from its roots to the music it has influenced. An endless fascination that keeps him twisting and turning his way through the hypnotic worlds of soul, jazz, funk and beyond.

Le Commun | 10-12-2010 20:00-02:00

DJ TREBLEBOOSTER
GENEVA (FROM RYTHM'N'BLUES TO ROCK)

In his early days DJ Treblebooster was a fan of garage rock and 1960s pop. It was “Mod” culture that first attracted him to 1960s black music and then to northern soul. This exploration led him to rhythm’n’blues, calypso and other roots music, as far back as the 1930s.

Le Commun | 11-12-2010 20:00-02:00

DJ SCRATCHY
LONDON (ROCKIN'N'ROLLINROOTS
MUSIC, FROM THE CLASH TO GOGOLBORDELLO)

The renowned DJ toured with the legendary The Clash and other leading bands such as The Pogues, Gogol Bordello and The Dead Brothers. Scratchy still has his finger on the rockin’ dance pulse, bringing together an irre-sistible blend of rock’n’roll, reggae and roma, a true mestizo mix of the greatest music on the planet, from and for all times.

Le Commun | 11-12-2010 20:00-02:00

 
Subventionné par la Ville de Genève