Feral Bands, by Nicolas Montgermont and Pali Meursault, uses radio waves, and the environmental and local interferences that they carry, as the only sources for a multichannel sound performance. Relying on the serendipity of electromagnetic pick-up, the resulting concert is completely different every time and in each location it is played.
The performance relies on the radical transformations of the electromagnetic landscape. While today, important parts of the spectrum are redirected toward the massive need for digital bandwidth, we focus on what as been abandoned, such as LW frequencies, which now are left almost completely open to interferences and natural radio waves.

#video: performance at Jardin des Recherches Musicales, Paris, 1st september 2019.

#video: performance at La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, 25 april 2019.


Nicolas Montgermont
explores the physicality of waves in different forms. He is interested in the reality of waves in space, the way they move and change, the links between a source and our perception, by designing setups that create a sensitive exploration of their poetic essence.

Pali Meursault is a sound-artist and composer. He uses field and electromagnetic recordings for electroacoustic works that address the social and political aspects of the sonic environment. He teaches sound art and writes about sound, music, and radio-art – he recently coordinated the publication of a french anthology about Tetsuo Kogawa.

stage diagram [pdf]

#contact: pali@palimeursault.net