New creation 2024 " (Augmented) Facteur Sauvage " with Aymeric Avice (trumpet) and Aymeric Descharrières (saxophones).




Laurent Paris : prepared drums
Mathieu Sourisseau : bass guitar
Daniel Scalliet : voice

Press review

Facteur Sauvage

Facteur Sauvage, musical anomaly, poetic virus, self-made sound. A raw, compact trio. A sound straight from the tubes of homemade amplification, carried by a voice heated to white. Spoken word or song, the words bounce off a prepared bass and drums section, fed by primitive blues and rock.

In concert, Facteur Sauvage gently grabs us by the ear and gradually shakes us until we end up sweating. A warm-blooded animal, the trio kicks up clouds of dust between tender and wild tracks. Their music creates an evocative, almost narrative or cinematographic atmosphere, taking us on an initiatory road movie, between smoky bars and endearing fairground characters...

Willy Wolf, l'homme qui va mourir (2019)

In 2019, Facteur Sauvage has plunged headlong into the creation of a new work inspired by the Nantes character and urban myth of Willy Wolf. Willy Wolf, a self-proclaimed world champion diver, made his living by selling postcards of himself posing with a skull and a crossbones and an unsparing invitation: "Buy the man who is going to die". He invited locals with a taste for physical prowess and reckless danger to perform feats that would make him a trompe l'oeil. That's how he became known in the city of Nantes. On 31 May 1925, at the age of 27, he stood on the bridge of the Nantes Transbordeur in front of 50,000 spectators. After a few balancing acts above the void, he ignited his belt and jumped 55 metres... The crowd and the Gaumont theatre, present for this unique event, witnessed a living death. The living torch became a comet and the comet disappeared into the Loire. A myth was born.

But did Willy Wolf die that day? Or did he go on to other underwater adventures? For Facteur Sauvage, this story is more than just a news item. The spectacle of death is of little importance. It's the impulse of this son of Polish immigrants, a fitter by trade, a dreamy acrobat, a braggart in the markets, that appeals. He tells us something else. A little man who stands up to his humanity. A story to be told again and again. A dream that corrects the world of reality.

Facteur Sauvage has taken on the task of writing music and shouting from the rooftops around Willy Wolf, creating new pieces based on the film of this story. It's a kind of imaginary cinema concert in which a sparse instrumentarium and an eager audience must join forces in a communion of rage. The aim is to bring out this man's rage for life, his taste for risk, his enchanting poetry, his conquest of courage and the whole range of possibilities...

Une production Freddy Morezon. Avec le soutien de la DRAC Occitanie, du Conseil Régional Occitanie et du CNV.