Benjamin Biolay, Juliette Armanet and Malik Djoudi … A hundred artists will follow one another from 9 pm on Saturday January 23 for six hours of live. A giant concert at studio 104 which responds to the call of the “etonremetleson” collective and will be broadcast simultaneously on France Inter, France Musique, France Bleu, Fip and Le Mouv ‘.
A giant concert like Radio France has never known. The project seems pharaonic. In a press release published Wednesday evening, the Round House announces a live scheduled for Saturday 23 January, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., broadcast on Fip, France Inter, France Musique, France Bleu and Le Mouv ‘. In solos, duets and even trios, a few hundred artists will follow one another live from studio 104.
On the program of this “HyperNuit”, artists who have already made their way such as Benjamin Biolay, Sébastien Tellier or the dazzling Eddy de Pretto. But above all young talents, today little put forward on the music scene. The initiative is part of the transition announced by Radio France, whose building has just been renamed “House of radio and music”.
“We need to be together”
At the origin of the project, the singers Malik Djoudi and Juliette Armanet, at the head of the collective #etonremetleson. As well as the musical director of Radio France, Didier Varrod, who will host the event. Contacted by Le Figaro, the latter looks back on the genesis of the project: “Juliette and Malik called for help. They told me: ” we need to be together ”. From there started the idea of a helping hand to young artists ”, by creating an event capable of bringing them together, “Historic, because simultaneously broadcast on all airwaves”, of the round house (except France Info and France Culture).
The ambition is to “Get people off their screens” for the benefit of an unprecedented radio experience, while promoting the emergence of collaborations between guest artists. “I hope for a great moment of sharing, music and collective momentum”, enthuses the host.
Support for the music industry
Divided into two sessions, this concert will honor the French scene until 2am, before handing over to several DJs, including Kiddy Smile. It will also be punctuated by sound pellets, intended to highlight the invisible professions of the “trade”, a sector seriously affected by the health crisis. “This evening is also a highlight of the economy of the profession”, ajoute Varrod.
If most of the artists present perform for free, the question of cachet arose: “Who says suffering economy, says retribution. To get rid of the economic component would have been denied the current problem. For health and logistical issues, we have set up a unique group of musicians, led by Bastien Dorémus, whose members will be paid for their performance. ”
Funded, in part, by the National Music Center, the initiative is a kind of kick-off for the young institution, still little known to the general public after a year of existence. A welcome advertisement, especially since the “HyperNuit” thinks big, very big even, since it hopes to bring together “More than two Stades de France”.