Thursday, 18 July 2013

Woodkid with the Orchestre national de Lyon

Some great video has been made available of a performance by Woodkid with the Orchestre national de
Lyon on the Arte website.

I've repeatedly written about Woodkid on this site, his debut album The Golden Age came out in March and is probably one of the best releases of the year.

This live performance sees Yoann Lemoine with a full orchestra, and it was filmed on July 1 2013.

It gives another dramatic interpretation of his work, and while some artist's work sounds overwhelmed by an orchestral treatment, Woodkid's work takes on another aspect, the orchestra adding new colours and textures to the work.

It's with some disapopintment then that I read that apparently he's planning to kill off Woodkid by 2015. He's been working as a musical artist since 2011 and while he's had a successful career as a music video director, he's keen to pursue work on a film

Next year he's got a series of dates in France at the arena-sized Zenith venues, but before then he plays at the O2 Academy in Brixton, London on Wednesday November 13.

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