GUILHEM DESQ with The Nunnery - Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots416 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis,MN
08/21/2018 7:30 PM - 08/21/2018 9:30 PM
Virtuoso of the hurdy gurdy, Guilhem Desq breathes new life and innovation into this old-world instrument. His sound is unmistakable as he electrifies this originally acoustic instrument, playing everything from traditional European folk music to contemporary rock, hip-hop, and electro.
After a year touring worldwide with more than 60 shows (India, USA, New Zealand, Israel, Bulgaria, Italy, France…) Guilhem Desq releases his first solo album Visions. An album “100% hurdy gurdy” which features original songs recorded from his instrument as the only source of sounds. Not only an album but a whole project which is going beyond music, from building his instrument to directing and animating his latest music video, “Le château magique."
The layers of The Nunnery’s voice build into a chorus; each song or performance becomes a calm, meditative experience. The Nunnery is about collaboration and combining music + art with an audience.