FareWell Poetry is a collective of Parisian musicians and an Anglo-saxon poet and filmmaker.
From indie to modern classical to drone and shoegaze, spoken word and experimental film, FareWell Poetry represents the pooled influences of its core members and passionate collaborators.
The band's richly arranged songs seek out subtle and luminous climaxes, the hypnotically simple melodies falling away like scaffolding to reveal a complex structure narrated by a haunted voice drumming out a dark poetry, echoes from a deep well.
Performing in festivals, movie theaters, concert halls, churches and collaborating with a wide range of guests such as Bérangère Maximin, Gaspar Claus, Dave Olliffe, David Moore, David Fenech, this ambitious project combines incandescent and powerful drama, orchestrated minimalism, experimental film, dark sensuality and luminous poetry.
Somewhere between a sleep-starved Man Ray, the visual performances of Throbbing Gristle or the Velvet Underground, FareWell Poetry exudes a creativity inspired by a state of trance and seeks new boundaries to push back, new doors to open.
'By constantly rethinking and repopulating the landscape of our songs, we attempt to avoid the limitations of a set format, dressing and undressing initial structures, hoping for the invisible to ignite.'
Jayne Amara Ross
poetry, Super 8 & 16 mm hand processed films, tape recorder
Frédéric D. Oberland
electric guitar, autoharp, field recordings, rhodes, music box, harmonium, piano, etc
electric guitar & bass, harmonic pipe, glockenspiel, baritone, etc
drums & percussions, glockenspiel
SOMETIMES WITH GUESTS
clarinet, alto saxophone
turntables, amplified objects
electric guitar, footsteps, bells
Angela Chan & Florence Fawcett
Diane Sorel, Mina Tindle, The Rodeo, Marianne Elise, Nathalie Réaux / choir