Uriel Barthélémi

Rêves accaparés (Dreams Snatched Away)
27. 10. 2022
Audio-visual Event
Adults, Students, Seniors
Downstairs space
Uriel Barthélémi

Curated by Mara Anjoli Vujić

Rêves accaparés (Dreams Snatched Away) is a reflection on the different uses of sound as a political tool. Sound and music are very precise languages, as multinational companies and states have well understood and have used them in many ways. Various authorities have often resorted to their use; during the wars a lot of research was conducted into the use of new artifacts, and this has been going on for several millennia. How can music be hijacked? What sound weapons are used by our democracies? Uriel Barthélémi explores and questions, in a very free and personal way, this axis that gave rise to research and fantasies of all kinds... Combining percussion with electronics, traditional acoustic instruments with new acoustic ones, the setup consists of several stands that will be dispatched in the space, immersing the public into the heart of the device along with the performer, creating an acoustic spatialisation at the same time as electronics.

Uriel Barthélémi is a drummer, composer, and electro-acoustic musician. His language combines percussion, performance, sound and video programming, and composition. He infuses each of his projects with a polymorphic and multicultural dimension. His multifaceted identity is found in the musical works he generates: dense and unclassifiable.

Following his studies at a french conservatory, he embarked upon electro-acoustic compositional work. This led him to collaborate in numerous areas of the performing arts from 2002 onwards: theatre, marionette theatre, dance as well as the visual arts. Combining drums and electronics, a flexible composing style and improvisation, he has had works commissioned by Lafayette Anticipations, FIAC, MaerzMusik, Sharjah Art Foundation, Intonal Festival, among others. He collaborates and appears with many artists, such as Kazuyuki Kishino (KK NULL), Hélène Breschand, Tarek Atoui, Nikhil Chopra, Hassan Khan, and Taro Shinoda. Selected as a SHAPE artist in 2018, he is a composer in long residence Césaré-cncm and will be artist in residence in 2023 at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Opening hours

7 PM  Music-visual performance (Basement)

8 PM  Conversation with the artist (Cukrarna Bar)




Conception – sound and video programming, drawings: Uriel Barthélémi 

Artistic advice: Laurie Bellanca and Franck Leibovici

New instruments conception: Vincent Martial

Video (animation): Élise Boual 

Production: Passage Production 

Commissioned by: Intonal Festival ( Malmö, Sweden) 2021

Coproduction: I.A.C. / INKONST, La Péniche Pop

Support: Césaré – Centre National de Création Musicale, DRAC Île-de-France, Dicréam,

Théâtre de Vanves (residency)