PORTRAIT – The musician and videographer was chosen to perform the anthem of the event. Discovery of a thirty-something with a clever background who draws on Björk and Kraftwerk.
Under the starry sky, the snow-capped mountains are reflected in Lake Geneva. A sailboat glides silently. The crimson eyes of the Montreux Jazz Festival drone sway above the crowd. The public, nearly 600 Swiss, aged 30 to 55, discovers the stage posed on the water. A special Covid novelty. A quintet with a violinist from the Republican Guard symphony orchestra in Paris climbs along the catwalk. Suddenly, the fury explodes. Percussions punctuate the deep voice of Woodkid, alias Yoann Lemoine, 37 years old. Behind him, nature is unleashed in polished videos. Stones spring up, explode and merge again. His almost scholarly post-symphonic music is at times reminiscent of that of Björk and Kraftwerk. Around 11:30 p.m., the concert ends with the audience dancing on Run Boy Run. The fans of the Olympic games have recognized it: this breathtaking music illustrates Made for sharing, the Paris2024 candidacy film.
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