Isabelle Magnon asked Ghédalia Tazartès to take pictures of his "Cabinet de curiosité". This book shows 40 pictures of Tazartès' objects and small installations. There is a free CD included of the only performance of the trio formed by Ghédalia Tazartès, Jérôme Lorichon
(Zombie Zombie, Berg Sans Nipple…) and Quentin Rollet
(Nurse With Wound
, Mendelson, Pointe du Lac, Red Krayola…), recorded in Eglise Saint-Merry, Paris, France in 2019.
French cult artist with an uncompromising character who defied categorization, Ghédalia Tazartès (1947-2021) recorded alone more than 20 albums, calling his Art "Impromuz" for lack of a better term. Before the years 2000s, his public appearances remained exceptional events. Ghédalia Tazartès' music has always been a mystery. It switches from musique concrète to - existing or invented - ethnic music, from poetry to noise, or from loops and collages to sad and extremely beautiful tunes in a second, but it constantly is in flux and coherent. In 2004, Ghedalia finally decided to do live performances again. He first worked with other musicians (Les Reines d'Angleterre, David Fenech & Jac Berrocal
& Black Sifichi, Nicolas Lelièvre) then went solo for ten years. Since then Tazartes has played many shows across Europe including a show in the Patti Smith exhibition at Fondation Cartier in Paris and a cinemix to the "Haxan" silent movie in 2008. In 2018 Ghedalia decided to stop playing solo and to collaborate with other musicians again: Maya Dunietz, Rhys Chatham
, Chris Corsano and Dennis Tyfus, Quentin Rollet
and Jérôme Lorichon.