When you were young


On veut nous faire croire que le post-rock, ce genre qui détourne l'utilisation primaire des instruments, est un genre du futur (oui vous l'aurez remarqué, dans post-rock il y a le mot post). Voilà 20 ans que Blue Man Group nous prouve le contraire, à travers leur musique uniquement distillée en live. 20 ans que Phil Stanton, Chris Wink et Matt Goldman tapent sur des tuyaux, accompagnés par pas moins de 35 musiciens. Vous me direz ça fait un peu beaucoup 38 personnes sur une scène. J'ai dû oublier de préciser que ce contingent de musiciens est divisé en sept troupes, dont une basée toute l’année à Las Vegas, les autres parcourant le monde. Un concert de Blue Man Group, c'est un moment exceptionnel où les trois Schtroumpfs en photo ci-dessus jouent avec le public en même temps qu'avec des tubes en plastique (ne me faites pas croire que vous ne vous êtes jamais prix pour un batteur rockstar en faisant de même étant jeune), mais aussi avec un piano à queue renversé sur le côté, génialissime idée qui permet à un membre du groupe de taper sur les cordes avec un maillet, ou encore des "tambours fontaines", des tambours sur lesquels est versée de l'eau colorée ; en frappant la peau du tambour, l'eau s'envole en une pluie d'étoiles nées de l'éclairage intérieur aux tambours. Blue Man Group c'est un spectacle vivant, une chorégraphie endiablée orchestrée par ces trois hommes en bleu dont le leitmotiv est de faire rire le public, de leur en mettre plein les oreilles et plein les yeux, et que toute la salle reparte conquise par cette prestation, avec le sourire en prime!
Je vous laisse regarder la vidéo de leur intro en concert, et puis comme je suis sympa je vous mets la chanson correspondante (Above) en écoute à la fin de ce post, et je vous laisse un lien pour regarder le Complex Rock Tour, qui date de 2003, en intégralité... C'est par ici et ça vaut le coup!



Music specialists think that post-rock, this kind of music which diverts an instrument from its usual use, is a music from the future (yes you might have noticed that in post-rock there is post). Blue Man Group have been proving the contrary for 20 years, throughout their fabulous music only played live. Phil Stanton, Chris Wink and Matt Goldman have been hitting pipes for 20 years, accompanied by 35 musicians. Yes, 38 persons on the same scene, it's a lot of people. I've just forgotten to specify this group is divided in seven parts, one who's settled in Las Vegas all year long, the others travelling aroung the world. A Blue Man Group live performance, it's an exceptionnal moment with the three blue men on the photo above playing with the crowd, hitting pipes (don't make me believe you've never thought to be a rockstar drumer by doing the same thing when you were young), playing on a piano laying on his side, brillant idea which let a group member hitting the piano strings with a hammer, but also hitting "fountain drums", that is to say drums with some coloured water poured on it ; by hitting the drum top, the water is flying like a rain of stars created by the lights hidden into the drums. Blue Man Group is an awesome live performance, a shaking dance led by this three blue men which motivation is to make laugh the crowd, to give them noisy and magnificent memories for their eyes and ears, for all the people to leave happy and smiling!
I let you watch their live performance's intro in video, and I'm so sweet with you so I also let you listen to the track played in the video (which is Above) at the end of this post, and here is the link to watch the complete Complex Rock Tour, which is from 2003... Just click here, it's amazing!








Blue Man Group - Above (Live Album Version)

1 commentaires:

Augustin a dit…

Une ouverture de concert qui donne juste la terrible envie de voir plus de bonhommes en bleu. STOMP version TRON 2.0, youhou!

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