Guilhem Desq is an electric hurdy gurdy player
from France, offering a surprising journey around his unusaual instrument. Although he
draws his energy from his instrument’s tradition, he gets his inspiration mainly from modern music and improvisation. He keeps exploring the endless sound possibilities of the hurdy gurdy to create a universe where places, times and feelings are mixed all together, and in which he invites us to travel, for a few turns of his wheel …
Guilhem will be at the Festival thanks to funding from the New Zealand France Friendship Fund.