Nicole Renaud, French singer and accordionist, will perform songs from her new album Couleurs, a love story seen though colors. This song cycle of her own composition stands at the crossroads of French chanson and arias ... "in this album, Nicole Renaud's sound is white as snow, pure, transparent, lyrical, electroacoustic. intangible beauty, undefinable. unknown magical landscape bathed with enchanting visual music." (accordéon-accordéonistes)
Her multimedia concert involves live projection of the translation of the lyrics on her dress throughout the performance. Nicole accompanies herself on her new one-of-a-kind luminous transparent accordion, the lincordian, designed by British artist-engineer Paul Etienne Lincoln. The scenography is by Parisian art director, Jacques Perdigues, who has also worked with Victoria Chaplin and James Thiérrée.
Nicole's song "Le Gris" (from "Couleurs") is featured in feature film by independant animator Bill Plympton "Idiots and Angels" and on the short list for the Oscar nomination this year.