Nostalgia

Music album

A fragile and nostalgic portable grand piano, played in everyday life, subways, trains, cabs, streetcars, offices and lounges, day and night. Download Benoît Labourdette’s album “Vibrant Box (2021)” for free Played on Arturia American Grey Road (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (6’28s, 2016).

Remember the presence of the lost loved one in a hotel room surrounded by sand.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’22s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: The child).

Leafing through the old photographs of the collective unconscious is to return to oneself.

Series of photographs. Advertising posters on the walls of cities and transport corridors are to me an extremely aggressive visual factor. I’ve always been dreaming of cities with no evidence other than the architecture itself. On November 8th, (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’23s, 2010).

Musical nostalgia in the subway in Toronto.

Nocturnal nostalgia which is imagined in the other, and which is born in itself. Instrumental Music, 2017, 4’40s. Improvisation by Benoît Labourdette (piano). Improvisation carried out in private, September 5, 2017 (Benoît Labourdette (...)

Un film de Benoît Labourdette (1’50s, 2018).

To cling to pillars planted in the water for centuries, to hope.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’04s, 2016).

A rat race, to mourn the departure of the beloved.

Music album

These 14 musical pieces are the content of my first musical CD, “The erogenous city” (2001), built with real sounds, granularisations and simple percussions. In my way of discovering the musical language, this is the first sign. I used some of (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’31s, 2020).

The most beautiful memories can be without nostalgia, because life goes on.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (6’29s, 2013).

A former disused hotel on the Place du Capitole in Toulouse is the scene of an inner musical divagation.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’36s, 2018).

Contemplative quest for meaning in an abandoned summer camp.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (8’50s, 2013).

The visit of an empty Paris apartment, where several people lived successively. Memory fumes artists Sophie Calle and Boris Lehman.

Video platform

On 1 April 2020, during the period of confinement in France, I opened the video contribution platform www.parmafenetre.fr.. Following the numerous feedbacks I received, creating these films, as much as watching them, did a lot of good to those (...)

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