“Katerine stands as the most unpredictable and astonishing French singer today.”—Les Inrockuptibles
Eccentric, cult French rocker Philippe Katerine, accompanied by the group Francis et ses Peintres, comes to FIAF for his first-ever show in the U.S. Acclaimed as the undisputed king of off-kilter French pop by The Guardian (UK), Katerine made his debut in 1991 with a lo-fi album of one and two-minute minimalist songs. In the 90s, Katerine rose to become a leading figure on Frances indie pop scene, and gained mainstream success in the past 10 years with his albums regularly making the Top 40 in France. Katerine has also enjoyed success as an actor, notably appearing in Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, a biopic of French icon Serge Gainsbourg.
In 2011, Katerine partnered with the jazz band Francis et ses Peintres, who will accompany him at FIAF, for a project consisting of 52 cover versions of songs by artists Yannick Noah and Irving Berlin, among others.
Dont miss this rare chance to see one of Frances most important contemporary musicians live in New York for the very first time!
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
FIAF Spring 2013 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; OpenSkies; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Florence Gould Foundation; Institut français; New York State Council on the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation; The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust; and Robert de Rothschild