Vincent Barras and Jacques Demierre


Based on the formal and conceptual rigor of their spoken word compositions, Vincent Barras and Jacques Demierre are unabashed moderns, picking up where the likes of Kurt Schwitters and Henri Chopin left off. Voicing Through Saussure (2004) is proof that the avant-garde, although historical, is plenty viable. What comes across as dry humor in the duo’s elegant and smart recordings, could only gain traction live.

This concert took place on Apr 20, 2011.