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15 January 2022

Les Mysterieuses Cities d'or (The Mysterious Cities of Gold)
Chamber Orchestra - Le Grand Rex

Program Info:
Simon Fache, piano, keyboards and arranger
Nicolas Foulon, synthesizer
Yann Chapoutier, percussion

An exceptional cine-concert at the Grand Rex in Paris

"The 16th century ... From the 4 corners of Europe ..."

Listening to these first words, it is a whole generation of grown-up children who start to shudder and smile, seeing Esteban, Tao and Zia, the heroes of their childhood traveling South America aboard the Grand Condor. .

Thirty-six years after the first broadcast of the series, Simon Fache (pianist, keyboardist and arranger) joins forces with Nicolas Foulon (videographer, musician and great lover of vintage synths) and together, they decide to re-watch the series and to make an original cine-concert (accompanied by Yann Chapoutier on percussions).

The opportunity for the trio to pay tribute to this little television masterpiece by highlighting the suggestive power of the music composed by Haïm Saban and Shuki Lévy, while letting their love for the soaring and synthetic music of the 70s fully express itself. and 80 (Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, JM Jarre, Jeff Wayne, Mike Oldfield, ...).

Come and watch this 1h20 film with the original dialogues and a performance of the 3 musicians replaying the original score live on "period instruments".

After all, "who has never wished to see the sovereign sun guide his steps in the heart of the Inca country, towards the wealth and history ... of the Mysterious Cities of Gold?"

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