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Un Diable Sur Le Tympan (Live at Saint​-​Merry)

by Frédéric D. Oberland & Guests

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Un Diable Sur Le Tympan, Live at Saint Merry Church, April 29th 2011 - Frédéric D. Oberland & Sacha Gattino, Christelle Lassort, Bérangère Maximin, Alice Lewis, Gaspar Claus, Stéphane Charpentier

originally released by Fac-ture / Fluid Audio


released May 27, 2011


April 29th 2011...

A carte blanche at the 'Rendez-vous Contemporains de Saint-Merry' in Paris. The opportunity to invite some friends to share the stage with me in this beautiful gothic church reputed for being a sacred site for alchemists and protected by the malicious eye of an encouraging Baphomet, a pagan deity set in stone on the tympanum above the entrance.

The Collectif Sin erected an installation spitting rings of incense, Sacha Gattino whistled ghostly tales, Bérangère Maximin invoked her electronic chimeras, Stéphane Charpentier projected dark but scintillating photographs, Gaspar Claus caressed his beloved wood and horse hair, Christelle Lassort emerged like a sylph from the transept, Alice Lewis sang her melancholia in the nave. Olivier Rollin conducted the PA and Erwan Le Mao recorded all of our heartfelt efforts.

Deep, deep thanks to the above people as well as Rendez-vous Contemporains de St Merry, Marguerite Lantz, Frédéric Blondy, Guillaume Mazloum, Pamela Maddaleno, Richard Knox, Uspudo, Daniel Crossley, FareWell Poetry.

Here are a few traces.

- Frédéric D. Oberland



01. Une Histoire de Fantômes (Sacha Gattino & Frédéric D. Oberland)
02. Prélude à une Canopée (Christelle Lassort & Frédéric D. Oberland)
03. Un Diable dans l'Oreille (Bérangère Maximin & Frédéric D. Oberland)
04. Johnny Guitar (Alice Lewis & Frédéric D. Oberland)
05. They Never Adopted The Name For Themselves (Gaspar Claus & Frédéric D. Oberland)


Un Diable Sur Le Tympan
Video by Pamela Maddaleno / Jitterbug Prod.


All music performed live on the 29th of April 2011
at the Saint-Merry Church in Paris
by Frédéric D. Oberland &
Sacha Gattino, Christelle Lassort, Bérangère Maximin, Alice Lewis, Gaspar Claus.

Live sound by Olivier Rollin

Recorded by Erwan Le Mao
Cover: original drawing by Alice Lewis
Booklet photographs by Jayne Amara Ross

Sacha Gattino: ghost stories, pocket organ, glockenspiel, keyboard, laptop

Christelle Lassort: violin

Bérangère Maximin: laptop

Alice Lewis: vocals, organ

Gaspar Claus: cello

Frédéric D. Oberland: fender rhodes, electric guitar, prepared piano, crystal glass, field recordings

'Johnny Guitar' was originally composed and performed by Peggy Lee for the film directed by Nicholas Ray in 1954



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music & photography | founding member of Oiseaux-Tempête, FOUDRE!, Le Réveil des Tropiques | 1/2 NAHAL Recordings

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