02/12/2010 13' 52''

Since the late 1970s, French composer and musician Pierre Bastien has been directing a totally mechanical orchestra consisting of self-playing sound sculptures. With a completely personal aesthetic influenced by Surrealism and Dada, Bastien builds his musical automata by manipulating household objects, acoustic instruments, Meccano pieces and recycled electric motors. His oeuvre also includes installations, collaborations with various artists and numerous releases on record labels like G3G and Rephlex.

Son[i]a interviews Pierre Bastien to coincide with his visit to the MACBA for the LEM festival.



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