‘It’s My Birthday’ by Manu Louis
Exclusive video premiere of ‘It’s My Birthday’ by Belgium born, Berlin based Manu Louis.
Louis travels with a village of electronic instruments and video projections from pop stars or animals to deliver passionate performances that eventually switches gears into an impromptu discotheque. His music mixes high and low culture to create provocative and decontextualized juxtapositions. His general blueprint remains the same throughout all of his efforts, but the ingredients he uses may vary: from dissident chanson française, genial dilettante, avant-garde composer, new beat, old hit, art-pop & hard bop.
Recent collaborations include: Garrett List (US), Song Yuzhe (China), Front de Cadeaux (Italy) and Lumpen Nobleman (UK), visual artists Escif (Spain), Systaime (France) and Ilan Manouach (Greece). With Mary Ocher (Russia-Israel), Manu has cocurated the Underground Institute Festival in Berlin and with Sylvain Chauveau (Fr) he co-founded the impossible label Zero Carbon Records. He studied composition with Rzewski, electronic music with the internet and dancing during his concerts. He is sometimes called a punk jazz guitar hero.
Directed by Simon Parfrement
Produced by Cem Koc
Headline photo: Arnau Pascual Ledesma