Couverture : Romain Bernini, Sans titre, 2016, collection du frac île-de-france © Romain Bernini / Adagp, Paris, 2017

Un album de collection – Julien Perez

Launching (screening & live gig) on Friday April 21, 2017
for L’Homme aux cent eux (la grande revue),
from 7.30pm onwards


Since 2015, the musician Julien Perez, aka PEREZ, has initiated a project to produce a pop album involving 11 works chosen from the frac île-de-france collection.

The obviously impossible task of translating a work of art into a song unequivocally leads to the implementation of strategies aiming to find connections and to fabricate equivalences.
To complement the album, this research-like composition work has been turned into a film toying with a musical style of documentary, rumoured to reveal the mysterious mechanisms of inspiration. Within this particular framework, the musician’s creative act cannot be achieved from scratch, as it is the continuation of a work preceding it. In addition, the dramatic devices unique to musical documentaries are subject to a slight shift. The traditional crisis regarding inspiration changes here into a crisis of interpretation with the composer attempting to grasp subjects that are difficult to fit into a song.


Record tracks:


1. Le Sphinx est-il une annexe du monument ou le monument une annexe du Sphinx ?
(Lili Reynaud Dewar, 2008)

2. Journal du voleur, Jean Genet
(Camille Henrot, série Est-il possible d’être révolutionnaire et d’aimer les fleurs ?, 2012)

3. Remise en forme (Dana Reiz)
(Eléonore False, 2014)

4. John Frum
(Romain Bernini, 2013)

5. Une raison de ne pas écrire sa vie
(Benoît Maire, 2010)

6. Skull Table
(Saâdane Afif, 2001)

7. Le Lâcher d’escargots
(Michel Blazy, 2009)

8. Just Because #10
(Emilie Pitoiset, 2010)

9. Sans-souci
(Isabelle Cornaro, 2005)

10. L’Horloge
(Étienne Chambaud, 2005-2007)

11. Y’a plus d’os
(Jean-Charles Hue, 2006)


This project has been produced with the support of the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île de France –aide individuelle à la création 2015.


Vinyl edition: frac île-de-france, Paris (France)
Tracks written and composed by Julien Perez
Recording and mixing by Julien Perez
Graphisme : Marie Proyart for Catalogue Général
Publication: April 2017
Black vinyl record
11 tracks
21 euros