Sourdure

NEWS


BIO

Active as part of several adventurous groups (Orgue Agnès, Kaumwald, Tanz Mein Herz), Ernest Bergez brings electronic and acoustic instruments together into a logic of hybridization.

Solo under the name of Sourdure, he delves in the traditional repertoire of the Massif Central area and develops an idiosyncratic form of songwrinting, in French and Occitan. Prospective and empirical, his approach is found at the junction between a spirit of experimentation, a practice of violin playing and singing rooted in popular tradition, a poetic research in Franco-Occitan bilingualism and a long habit of cooking with various electronic tools.

With the creation of the quartet ‘Sourdurent‘ in 2019, alongside Jacques Puech, Elisa Trébouville and Loup Uberto, he dives deeper into Occitan writing and traditional inspired composing, seeking for a music of euphoria and communion with an assumed tropism for popular music from the Middle East and the Mediterranean coasts.

Sourdure continues his quest for unusual poetic and sonic forms on De Mòrt Viva, a concept album thought as a divinatory system, to be released by Pagans, Les Disques du Festival Permanent and Murailles Music in April 2021.

Sourdure ‘De Mòrt Viva’ Presentation text

Constructed like an invented tarot deck, ‘De Mòrt Viva’ explores the idea of a contemporary paganism in ten jubilant, humorous and spiritual odes.

The Auvergne Occitan takes the foreground, deploying its metaphorical and polysemic network, with the particular candor of a newly acquired language.

The melody is born from the word, the poem gives birth to the song, in a form that could recall from afar and without erudition, the trobar, the art of the troubadours.

In this game-album each piece describes a possible situation, with its typical emotions and stakes, its often reversible systems of forces whose meaning escapes Manichean thinking. 

Drawing from the ageless figures of the Carnival, these ten arcane songs will perhaps bring to our consciences what to think differently about contemporary concerns.

Always hybrid and exploratory, Sourdure‘s music reveals itself here under a new face. Exoskeleton or chemical revelator, the electronics are camouflaged in the roughness of the song as if to disturb its contours. Carried away by an armada of percussions and wind instruments, the voice naturally takes its strong place, whispering, savoring the langue d’oc like a macerated wine.

Artwork and illustration by Camille Lavaud

Graphic Design by Borja Flames

LINE-UP: 

Solo:
Ernest Bergez: vocals, violin, dotar, electronics, podorythmy

Co-production : La Coopérative de Mai, l’Antre-Peaux/Nadir, Murailles Music

LINKS


PRESS


CONTACT

Booking : jullian.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com
Promo : marc.chonier[at]gmail.com + promo.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • De Mòrt Viva

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent / Pagans / Murailles Music2021
    LP / CD / Digital
    Buy
  • Mantra Del Vespre (Live at Echos Festivals 2016)

    In paradisum2019
    CD & zine
  • Mantras

    Standard in-Fi / Mental Groove / Desastre / Ana Ott2019
    Triple Vinyle
  • L’Esprōva

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent, Pagans2018
    CD / LP / digital
  • Mantras

    Standard In-Fi / 20172017
    Cassettes / Digital
  • La Virée

    Tanzprocesz / ASTRUC 20152015
    CD / digital

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 04/11/2021FranceParis (75)Médiathèque Musicale de Paris, création revisitant la collection MMP de musiques occitanesinfos event
  • 03/10/2021FranceToulouse (31)'Freddy Taquine', Le Taquinles invité.e.s (quatuor : Amélie Pialoux, Elisa Trebouville et Wassim Halal)infos event
  • 02/10/2021FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)La Coopérative de Mailes invité.e.s (quatuor : Amélie Pialoux, Elisa Trebouville et Wassim Halal), Arlt (duo)infos event
  • 01/10/2021FranceLyon (69)Le Périscope, Grande Scèneles invité.e.s (quatuor : Amélie Pialoux, Elisa Trebouville et Wassim Halal)infos event
  • 30/09/2021FranceNantes (44)Pôle Étudiantles invité.e.s (quatuor : Amélie Pialoux, Elisa Trebouville et Wassim Halal), I N S T I T U T R I C E, Heimat, [Terry Riley's IN C] 11 Oscillateurs et 53 Formesinfos event
  • 27/09/2021FranceUzerche (23)La Calade, l'Hôtel du Sénéchal (orga. Lost in Traditions et le CRMTL) (ANNULÉ)
  • 26/09/2021FranceLucq-de-Béarn (64)lieu secret (orga. CHACAM!) infos event
  • 25/09/2021FranceBiarritz (64)Atabal, Les Concerts ÉgarésOrchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, Moondog on the Streets (Bonvalet/Garin)infos event
  • 24/09/2021FranceBordeaux (33)Blonde Venus (orga. I-Boat)infos event
  • 02/09/2021FranceParis (75)Petit Bain, State of ShockI N S T I T U T R I C E, Danse Musique Rhône-Alpesinfos event
  • 31/07/2021FranceLormes (58) Festival de La Cour DenisSomaticae, Léonore Boulanger, Zozioinfos event
  • 30/07/2021SuisseGenève (CH) Théâtre de l'Orangerie infos event
  • 29/07/2021FranceLe-Puy-en-Velay (43)Les Nuits Basaltiquesinfos event
  • 25/06/2021FranceVanves (92)Théâtre de Vanves, 'les estivales'infos event
  • 04/06/2021Grande-BretagneNewcastle (UK)TUSK TV (STREAMING)infos event
  • 22/05/2021FranceOrléans (45)la Scène nationale d'Orléans, Les Samedis, Hall du Théâtreinfos event
  • 10/04/2021FranceArgenteuil (95)La Cave Argenteuil, Pass-Murailles 'Musique au Sol & Podorythmie' (ANNULÉ)l'ocelle mareinfos event
  • 12/03/2021FranceDunkerque (59)Festival We Will Folk You #10, Les 4 Écluses (ANNULÉ)San Salvador infos event
  • 05/03/2021FranceLautrec (81)Café Plùm (ANNULÉ)infos event
  • 04/03/2021FranceToulouse (31)La Pause Musicale (concert à 12h00) (ANNULÉ)infos
  • 13/02/2021FranceCreil (60)La Grange À Musique, ' Le Bal des Amoureux Chelous ' (ANNULÉ)Ko Shin Mooninfos event
  • 12/02/2021FranceBiarritz (64)L'Atabal, Pagans & Lagunak (ANNULÉ)Rüdigerinfos event
  • 12/02/2021FranceBourges (18)Antre-Peaux, concert en ligne de Sourdure & invité.e.sinfos event
  • 11/02/2021FranceParis (75)Petit Bain (ANNULÉ)Danse Musique Rhône-Alpes
  • 10/02/2021FranceNantes (44)Pôle Étudiant (ANNULÉ)Lucie Antunesinfos event
  • 11/11/2020FrancePau (64)Conservatoire Pau-Béarn-Pyrénées (ANNULÉ)
  • 20/03/2020FranceChadrac (43)Lo Festenal, MPT La Couveuse (ANNULÉ)Cocanhainfos event
  • 07/03/2020FranceParis (75)Les Grands Voisins - la Lingerieinfos event
  • 08/02/2020FranceChalon-sur-Saône (71)LaPéniche (ANNULÉ)Lavach'infos event
  • 21/12/2019FranceCournon-D'Auvergne (63)La Baie des SingesPatrice Reyinfos event
  • 06/10/2019FranceSainte-Marie-aux-Mines (68)Festival C'est Dans La Vallée : ThéâtreRodolphe Burger & Bertrand Belininfos event
  • 12/08/2019EspagneBelver de Cerdanya (ES)Festival Trama, Theatre du Centre Cívic “Escoles Velles”infos
  • 19/05/2019FranceCognac (16)MétaMusiques Festival, Fondation Martell l'ocelle mareinfos event
  • 09/03/2019FranceBourg-Lès-Valence (26)Médiathèque la Passerelle (ANNULÉ)infos event
  • 15/02/2019FranceCournon-d'Auvergne (63)La Baie des Singesinfos event
  • 20/01/2019FranceClermont-FerrandSalle Camille ClaudelLouise, Trio Gourdon, Gauthier et Feraud event
  • 17/01/2019FranceStrasbourgCEAACinfos event
  • 16/01/2019FrancePantin (93)La Dynamo de Banlieues BleuesFred Galiay " Time Elleipsis "infos event
  • 16/12/2018FranceBrestFestival No Border / Cabaret VaubanLes Violoneusesinfos event
  • 15/12/2018FranceRennesPapier TimbréYacht Club event
  • 14/12/2018FrancePaimbœuf (44)Café de la Loireinfos event
  • 13/12/2018FranceClisson (44)Petite Maison Utopique
  • 12/12/2018FranceAngersMusiques de Traverse #9 - Musée Jean-Lurçat infos event
  • 11/12/2018FranceCanteleu (76)Espace culturel François Mitterrand / ECFMViolons barbaresinfos event
  • 07/12/2018FranceBeaumont (63)Le Tremplin Poulainjarinfos event
  • 16/11/2018BelgiqueBruxellesBeursschouwburg (BE)Jung An Tagen, Gosheven, Mika Oki, Offshore, Nkisi, Obsequies, Bérangère Maximininfos event
  • 15/11/2018Pays-BasRotterdam (NL)PoortgebouwDon Vito, Sonndr event
  • 28/09/2018FranceDijonHalle 38 (organisé par La Vapeur)infos event
  • 10/08/2018FranceMens (38)Mens AlorsÉloïse Decazes & Eric Chenauxinfos event
  • 01/07/2018FranceToulouseLes Siestes Electroniques - Jardin Compans-CaffarelliAlex Zhang Hungtaiinfos event
  • 27/05/2018SuisseGenèveLa Cave 12La Poyainfos
  • 26/05/2018FranceLyonLe PériscopeKim Myhr infos event
  • 25/05/2018FranceClermont-FerrandLe Raymond Barinfos
  • 24/05/2018FranceParisLe Cirque Électrique – Parquet de BalL'Ocelle Mare, Bégayer event
  • 19/05/2018FranceJoué-les-ToursLe Temps MachineImprimerie Traceinfos event
  • 17/05/2018FranceBrestLe P'tit MinouKrismenn event
  • 15/03/2018BelgiqueBruxellesLa senneLa Baracande, Toad, Antoine Läng infos event
  • 24/02/2018FranceAgenLE FLORIDALa Tène, Sourdure, François Dumeauxinfos event
  • 02/02/2018FranceMarseilleDatainfos event
  • 02/12/2017FranceLimogesFestival Pop sur la ville (L’Irrésistible Fraternité)infos event
  • 04/11/2017FranceAnversHet Bos - The Gathering of Trans-Medial Publishers infos
  • 28/10/2017FranceSérilhac (19)Église Saint-Nicolasinfos
  • 14/10/2017FranceReimsFestival Frichorama, La Fileuseinfos event
  • 13/10/2017FranceStrasbourgLe Diamant d'OrÉloïse Decazes & Eric Chenauxinfos event
  • 23/09/2017FrancePoitiersFestival Less Playboy is More CowboyLa Terre Tremble!!!, Yonatan Gat, LpLpo, Noyades, Acid Baby Jesus, Derby Derby, Don't DJ, NOT WAVINGinfos event
  • 16/09/2017FranceSaumane (04)Festa Saumana event
  • 07/09/2017FranceMettray (37)Grange IntergalactiqueÉloïse Decazes & Eric Chenaux event
  • 25/08/2017FranceHédé (35)Festival Bonus, Théatre de PocheBorja Flamesinfos event
  • 24/08/2017FranceNantesMadame Rêve (ANNULÉ)
  • 31/07/2017FranceLes Vans (07)Jazz au LavoirMazalda & Sofian Saidiinfos
  • 10/07/2017FranceSaint-Bonnet-près-Riom (63)Festival Les Volcaniquesinfos event
  • 08/07/2017FranceParisLe Quai Branly, Festival les Siestes ElectroniquesPiu Piu infos event
  • 23/06/2017FranceToulouseLe DAdainfos event
  • 22/06/2017FranceToulouseFestival Le Marathon des Mots, Théâtre SoranoDick Annegarninfos
  • 10/06/2017FranceClunyFestival Pépète Lumièreinfos
  • 09/06/2017FranceBagnères-de-Bigorre (65)Centre villeinfos
  • 08/06/2017FranceVillefranche de Rouergue (12)Les Hauts Parleursinfos
  • 07/06/2017FranceTarnacLE MAGASIN GÉNÉRALinfos event
  • 24/05/2017FrancePavie (32)Festival Trad'Envieinfos
  • 20/05/2017FranceBilliers (56)Festival Moul'Stockinfos event
  • 13/05/2017FranceVarces (38)Festival B-Face, Salle de L'Orielinfos event
  • 15/01/2017FranceParisL'Espace en CourBégayer event
  • 13/10/2016FranceAngletÉcuries Baroja (64)
  • 09/10/2016FranceGerm (65)Festival Occitania, Chez LilyL'ocelle mareinfos
  • 01/10/2016FranceParisGonzaï Night, La MaroquineriePascal Comelade & Richard Pinhas, Uséinfos event
  • 02/09/2016FranceRivières (81)Festival Baignade Interdite, Piscine d'AiguelèzeVegan Dallas, Gwyn Wurst, Tomaga, Matt Elliottinfos event
  • 27/08/2016FranceRostrenen (22)Festival Fiselinfos
  • 24/08/2016FranceGerm-Louron (65)Chez LilyXavier Camarasa
  • 20/08/2016FranceLuitré (35)Festival Missing Numeroinfos
  • 18/08/2016FranceNantesMadame Rêve (ANNULÉ)infos
  • 17/07/2016FranceCarhaix-PlouguerFestival des Vieilles Charrues, Scène Gwerniginfos
  • 07/07/2016FranceMontreuilInstants ChavirésMulan Serrico, Point Invisibleinfos event
  • 24/06/2016FranceCampénéac (56)Tapette Fest
  • 27/05/2016FranceOrléansLe 108 event
  • 26/05/2016FranceParisL'Olympic CaféEric Chenaux event
  • 20/05/2016FranceToulouseEstancabra event
  • 19/05/2016FrancePauLa CentrifugeuseFauneinfos
  • 16/05/2016FranceRennesLe Terminus
  • 15/05/2016FranceCommana (29)Festival Le LacL'ocelle mare, Alexis Degrenier, Chien Vert, Dale Cooper Quartet...
  • 14/05/2016FranceCinq Mars la Pile (37)Concert chez l'habitant
  • 13/05/2016FranceLyonLa Biennale de Latence, Le PériscopeJooklo Al Doom, Cheval & Claire, Off Modelsinfos event
  • 06/04/2016FranceParisFestival Sonic Protest, Eglise Saint-MerryEllen Fullman, William Basinskiinfos event
  • 12/03/2016FranceChadron (43)Le PakebotFrance, Conger Conger, Katawumpusinfos
  • 11/03/2016FranceAurel (26)Gite ColombiaFrance, Société Etrange
  • 10/03/2016FranceSaint-EtienneLe ThunderbirdFrance event
  • 16/01/2016FranceBrestLa Carène, Fête SouterraineArlt
  • 15/01/2016FranceParisCentre FGO-BarbaraAquaserge Orchestrainfos event
  • 12/12/2015FranceNantesLe Lieu UniqueRémi Parson, Lenparrot, Tonusinfos event
  • 11/12/2015FranceSaint-Pierre-des-Corps (37)Espace Commun du BledTanz Mein Herzinfos
  • 03/12/2015SuisseGenève (Ch)Festival Face K, Cave12Jericho, Rev Galen, René Zosso & Anne Osnowiczinfos event
  • 28/11/2015FranceDijonLe ConsortiumProhibitioninfos
  • 17/11/2015FranceParisLe Divan du MondeArlt event
  • 05/11/2015FranceAllonnes (72)Péniche ExcelsiorMdou Moctarinfos event
  • 19/09/2015FranceClermont-FerrandLa Coopérative de MaiSuper Parquetinfos
  • 12/09/2015FranceLyonLe PériscopeRadio Geography performanceinfos

events

NEWS

BIO

Active as part of several adventurous groups (Orgue Agnès, Kaumwald, Tanz Mein Herz), Ernest Bergez brings electronic and acoustic instruments together into a logic of hybridization.

Solo under the name of Sourdure, he delves in the traditional repertoire of the Massif Central area and develops an idiosyncratic form of songwrinting, in French and Occitan. Prospective and empirical, his approach is found at the junction between a spirit of experimentation, a practice of violin playing and singing rooted in popular tradition, a poetic research in Franco-Occitan bilingualism and a long habit of cooking with various electronic tools.

With the creation of the quartet ‘Sourdurent‘ in 2019, alongside Jacques Puech, Elisa Trébouville and Loup Uberto, he dives deeper into Occitan writing and traditional inspired composing, seeking for a music of euphoria and communion with an assumed tropism for popular music from the Middle East and the Mediterranean coasts.

Sourdure continues his quest for unusual poetic and sonic forms on De Mòrt Viva, a concept album thought as a divinatory system, to be released by Pagans, Les Disques du Festival Permanent and Murailles Music in April 2021.

Sourdure ‘De Mòrt Viva’ Presentation text

Constructed like an invented tarot deck, ‘De Mòrt Viva’ explores the idea of a contemporary paganism in ten jubilant, humorous and spiritual odes.

The Auvergne Occitan takes the foreground, deploying its metaphorical and polysemic network, with the particular candor of a newly acquired language.

The melody is born from the word, the poem gives birth to the song, in a form that could recall from afar and without erudition, the trobar, the art of the troubadours.

In this game-album each piece describes a possible situation, with its typical emotions and stakes, its often reversible systems of forces whose meaning escapes Manichean thinking. 

Drawing from the ageless figures of the Carnival, these ten arcane songs will perhaps bring to our consciences what to think differently about contemporary concerns.

Always hybrid and exploratory, Sourdure‘s music reveals itself here under a new face. Exoskeleton or chemical revelator, the electronics are camouflaged in the roughness of the song as if to disturb its contours. Carried away by an armada of percussions and wind instruments, the voice naturally takes its strong place, whispering, savoring the langue d’oc like a macerated wine.

Artwork and illustration by Camille Lavaud

Graphic Design by Borja Flames

LINE-UP: 

Solo:
Ernest Bergez: vocals, violin, dotar, electronics, podorythmy

Co-production : La Coopérative de Mai, l’Antre-Peaux/Nadir, Murailles Music

LINKS

PRESS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • De Mòrt Viva

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent / Pagans / Murailles Music2021
    LP / CD / Digital
    Buy
  • Mantra Del Vespre (Live at Echos Festivals 2016)

    In paradisum2019
    CD & zine
  • Mantras

    Standard in-Fi / Mental Groove / Desastre / Ana Ott2019
    Triple Vinyle
  • L’Esprōva

    Les Disques du Festival Permanent, Pagans2018
    CD / LP / digital
  • Mantras

    Standard In-Fi / 20172017
    Cassettes / Digital
  • La Virée

    Tanzprocesz / ASTRUC 20152015
    CD / digital

CONTACT

Booking : jullian.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com
Promo : marc.chonier[at]gmail.com + promo.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com