A Portrait Of: Angèle David-Guillou

Musician and composer Angèle David-Guillou guides us through the themes that influenced the writing of her dynamic and evocative second album, 'En Mouvement'.

Angèle makes audacious music that explores the interaction between rhythm and melody, structure and emotion, permanence and change. Her work is one of incessant dialogue between these elements, creating hypnotic compositions whose mutable internal architecture and shifting melodic accentuations immediately draw the listener in, while constantly, almost imperceptibly, disorienting auditory perception. 

Her signature writing style is characterised by asymmetric bar lengths, irregular verse constructions and zoetrope-like arrangements – an approach to music as implicitly indebted to the canon of innovative rock and pop, Philip Glass’s Music With Changing Parts or early European Baroque music. In the film, David-Guillou speaks about how the concept of 'movement' became so central to the writing of her recent music.

Filmed and edited by Sam Davis.