At 62, Stephan Eicher continues to delight his fans since he will be setting off on the roads next January to take them on “arms”. Something that was no longer possible since the emergence of Covid-19. He will notably meet his Parisian public on January 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 at La Cigale. A nice program for those who, as a reminder, have made to know of the general public in the 80s, for his songs and arrangements essentially created from electronic instruments (computers, samplers, sequencers, synths…).
A polyglot artist (he sang in French but also in German, Swiss German, Italian and English), who notably won the Swiss Music Prize in 2021 and was nominated for the César 2004 in the “Best Music” category, for the film Mr N. by Antoine de Caunes (he knows his daughter Emma well).
My mother, we could not visit her
On October 28, the interpreter of lunch in peace was preparing his tour as well as possible, scheduled for January, with the release of his new album Ode. A project that was not so obvious to develop, since the whole world was therefore hit by a global pandemic caused by Covid-19. “We were in a big mess, in the middle of a pandemic, and I started to work on this gesture that was stolen from me, to hug someone. I was wondering if we could, with my musicians, do a disc that takes you musically in the arms”, explained the Swiss singer for France Info, the day after the release of his opus.
A containment that corresponds in particular to “an extremely dark phase of [sa] life“, and that he has “lived personally quite heavily”, because he lost his parents”in a very short time during this pandemic“. A health crisis which has also directly caused the death of his family as he explained in the program Télématin this Thursday, November 24. “My mother, we couldn’t visit her, so [elle est décédée] in loneliness. And my father, [c’est] definitely the virus. Well, it wasn’t the virus that killed him, but he was affected.” he testified in front of Julia Vignali and Thomas Sotto.