Closer Music

Edition 2023

3 days of Festival
From 20 to 22 Jan 2023

1 year and 5 months ago

Closer Music returns in January for a 5th edition that is already shaping up to be an unforgettable event. Since its beginnings, the festival has been committed to rethinking the relationship between artists and spectators with audacity and warmth. 

Thanks to a building with a unique modular configuration, which invites the public to wander horizontally and vertically, it opens up new visual and sonic perspectives, in line with Lafayette Anticipations and its annual programme open to experimentation. 

Nourished by the powerful musical moments of past editions (Mark Lanegan & Not Waving, Robert Görl, Space Afrika & Blackhaine, Lyra Pramuk, Pan Daijing), Closer Music presents this year a new generation of artists in direct contact with the world, representatives of a dreamy, stateless and hybrid creative ideal.

Composed of a majority of solo projects, the festival also highlights musicians who strongly assert their sensitivity and intimacy as a territory to explore, like Caterina Barbieri who offers a genuine journey of the mind and soundscapes of rare beauty. We are delighted to welcome a British scene that is more relevant than ever, with Loraine James, a rising star of UK bass music, aya, a new treasure from the Manchester scene who crosses grime, rap and IDM, or Iceboy Violet and their emotional and fragile trap. Voice Actor, a rare project that sails between dream pop and mutant library music, is one of the festival's discoveries, as are the French duo Alto Fuero, champions of cross-disciplinary club music, Das Kinn, dandy house music on the edge of the Dada spirit, and the Belgian rapper Lazza Gio and her moving cloud rap.

To close the festival, Closer Music takes over the rare setting of the Eglise du Saint-Esprit alongside Inspirations Visibles (a project by Hampus Lindwall and Stephen O' Malley) to present a unique performance by the stellar Charlemagne Palestine. He will present a unique version of Schingen Blängen, a process created for pipe organs. The doyen of the programme is a symbol of the creative freedom defended by the festival, one that also inhabits the other artists in the programme and which, we hope, will blow the audience away in this new edition.

Programme : Etienne Blanchot

In partnership with Resident Advisor, Manifesto XXI and Les Inrocks.