Saturday 9th February 2013

Le Grenat,
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan

Around Robert Wyatt




France’s brilliant 10-piece National Jazz Orchestra (ONJ) was established to push the boundaries of jazz. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Daniel Yvinec it pays homage to the venerable sage of British art rock, Robert Wyatt, major influence on such greats as David Bowie, Elvis Costello, David Gilmour… with a live rendition of the acclaimed 2009 album, Around Robert Wyatt.

Wyatt’s music is possessed of a spellbinding melancholy, yet is avowedly humanistic and politically charged, exploring the subtleties of Wyatt’s intriguing songbook with joyous music that defies genre definitions, including renditions of ‘Shipbuilding’, ‘PLA’, and ‘Alifib’ from 1974’s masterful Rock Bottom.

Filmmaker Antoine Carlier completes the performance with projections that act as a poetic backdrop to this orchestral journey.

“A gorgeous piece of exquisitely orchestrated pop music, a modern variant of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds”

All About Jazz


More info:
‪Le Théâtre de l’Archipel‬
‪Avenue Général Leclerc‬
‪BP 90 327 – 66003 Perpignan cedex‬
‪Tel : 04 68 62 62 00‬
‪Email :‬



Le Théâtre de l’Archipel‬

There is an exciting new addition to the Perpignan skyline. If you have been to Perpignan in the last few months you would have noticed a large construction along Avenue Général Leclerc and a giant concrete bubble. This bubble is ‬now‪ ‘the grenat,’ a large theatre space accommodating 1100 guests and the venue of the Théâtre de l’Archipel. Designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, the theatre will bring a touch of prestige to the previously rundown edge of the city.‬

‪The new theatre and cultural precinct is designed to be an artistic & cultural hub for the city. Welcoming local and international artists, it is hoped the precinct will encourage a spirit of multiculturalism and social tolerance.‬

‪There is something for everyone in the season line-up including theatre, dance, circus, opera, classical & contemporary music, as well as a special programme for children. Some of the artists performing include Eric Cantona, Thomas Dutronc and Yael Naim. Ticket prices range from 11€ to 40€.‬

‪For ticket and performance information you can visit the theatre website: Here you will be able to read more about “the grenat” and take a virtual tour of the site.‬

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