Marcel Chagrin (aka Immanuel de Souza) is a mysterious character of ambiguous origins who, rather than masking a personality, reveals the hidden face of a musician through polymorphic styles and by producing incredible sounds.
A one-man band, he produces hypnotic narrative performances of sometimes dizzying intensity. His guitar-playing is a combination of held notes and amplification, creating long feedbacks where his repetitive and sometimes kitsch melodies produce an extraordinary contrast. He currently lives in Switzerland.
Together with Rudy Decelière, Immanuel de Souza is part of a duo called New Routines Every Day.
After their first album (“You Never Know What Is Enough / Unless You Know What Is More Than Enough”, double LP, Pulver & Asche, 2017), created using a technique akin to in-camera editing, Rudy and Immanuel are working on their next project at Arc. It will consist of several stages, with the writing being more literary than cinematographic. The narration will no longer simply be the result of chance-based live recordings. Romainmôtier is the place where Rudy and Immanuel reflect, work out their compositions and then put everything together in recordings that exploit the acoustics of different buildings, using soundscapes as well as noise music and traditional instruments.