Chapelier Fou, the musical mad hatter from France
December 1, 2017 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Chapelier Fou (; Mad Hatter via auto-translation) is the stage name of Louis Warynski, a multi-instrumentalist who composes complex pieces on violin, mandolin, harp and various electronic pieces and synthesizers, as you can see in this live clip of "Darling, Darling, Darling" as a solo piece in 2009, and for some proper madness, an augmented live video, featuring more artists accompanying Warynski and delightfully weird, surreal animations. You can find more videos from his YouTube channel, and most of his discography (Discogs) on Bandcamp.
posted by filthy light thief (5 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Note: the "proper madness" video and accompanying music is isn't frenetic, but really, really beautiful, IMHO.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:27 AM on December 1, 2017

This is lovely and so very French. I'm liking the body paint in the augmented live video, it creates a certain connection across the performers that's subtle but effective.
posted by Nelson at 10:21 AM on December 1, 2017

Very nice! More posts about hatters, please.
posted by languagehat at 1:51 PM on December 1, 2017

Huh, I've just been (re)listening to Muance this evening, one of my favourite discoveries in the past few months. I know very little about Chapelier Fou, so thanks for the links.
posted by milkb0at at 3:18 PM on December 1, 2017

Great listening, thanks, filthy light thief! Listening alone doesn't give me a "weird music" impression at all -- I'll have to check out the videos later when I can but the small sample I saw with them performing on the green roof is pretty neat (and I'd love to play on a roof like that sometime).
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 6:10 PM on December 3, 2017

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