Rone live with Orchestre National de Lyon
19+20.01.23 – PARIS – Philharmonie de Paris (SOLD OUT)
French electronic music producer Erwan Castex a.k.a. Rone was born in 1980 near Paris. Spotted by the InFiné label, Rone released his debut Bora – EP in 2008, and was followed in 2009 by his acclaimed debut album Spanish Breakfast. His second album Tohu Bohu (2012), composed when living in Berlin, features the international hits Parade and Bye Bye Macadam. Back in Paris after touring the world, Rone composed Creatures (2015), featuring collaborations with The National guitarist Bryce Dessner, French pop icon Étienne Daho, and more.
Early 2017, Rone presented a unique creation at the Philharmonie de Paris where he invited friend artists to join the show: John Stanier (Battles), François Marry (Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains), Alain Damasio and the Vacarme trio. The experience was the spark that started Mirapolis, Rone’s fourth studio album in which his neat production blends in perfectly with guest talents KAZU, Saul Williams, Noga Erez, Baxter Dury, Bryce Dessner and John Stanier.
2020 marks a new turn in the artist’s career, starting off with a ten-day carte blanche creation at Paris’ Théâtre du Châtelet with the Ballet National de Marseille. The narrative of the show tackles global issues such as global warming and collapse were the main inspiration for Rone’s fifth album Room with a View, an opus in which he felt the need to connect with his early work of purely instrumental electronic music.
Rone has shown throughout his career an ability to combine his music with other art forms such as literature with Alain Damasio, photography with Stéphane Couturier or contemporary dance with the collective (La)Horde. As for moving images, he composed the soundtracks of Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka’s animated films La Femme à cordes (2010), La Bête (2014) and I Want Pluto to be a planet again (2016). In 2015, he was the first musician to release a VR videoclip for his track Quitter la ville. Besides, he composed the following year the soundtrack of the first French VR fiction : I, Philip by Pierre Zandrowicz (2016).
In 2020, he composed the soundtrack for Frédéric Farrucci’s” La Nuit Venue” for which he won the 2021 César for Best Original Score. Early 2021 he produced his second soundtrack for Jacques Audiard ́s “Les Olympiades” (Paris, 13th District) and won the Cannes Soundtrack. He was nominated for the second year in a row at the French César Awards for this new original soundtrack.
In February 2022, Rone and (LA)HORDE present Ghosts, a short film written by Spike Jonze, featuring the dancers of the Ballet National de Marseille, following their earlier collaborations on Room With A View show.