» Le Théâtre Casino
"...so I made it to Geneva on the 11th to see what Simon and Bernard had achieved during all those months.
The venue "Le Théâtre Casino" was indeed a theater and I think it can hold about 250 people. This night it was close to being full. Simon was on stage as he is with The Trees, elegant and impassionate. The music was conducted by Bernard who was standing behind a keyboard to control some samplers and expanders and even an digital turntable. There were two other musicians, Alexis and Vincent, to make sure the music was mostly played live (no recordings) - one of them was playing the piano, the electric bass and guitar and the Apple iBook (true!) and the other one was playing mainly another iBook and the guitar on the last song. In the performance it was something from the Trees and something from the Gods. You could feel the intensity of Simon's contribution from his voice and his singing. Bernard has really achieved a good job on sounds, textures and the music he wrote is telling a story on its own. According to someone I met there, there was also something of the sound of the band Delirium in their music.The show lasted for about a hour and the encore was a cover of Pink Floyd's "Cirrus Minor" (from the albums "More" and "Relics"). I don't know the original Floyd version but from a connoisseur point of view it seems like they did something original." Thanks Patrick Dutrévis for his impressions.