In the intersection between analogue and digital, sound and visual, 42Percent Noir is a collaboration between the music-scientist Shaltiel Eloul and the digital designer Gil Zissu. Together they combine live piano playing and interactive digital art to create an intimate performance that explores the role of technology in live performance as well as in our lives. In 2016, they toured in Europe where they performed and gave talks in various venues and universities. Now, 42Percent Noir is working on new material and will go back to perform this winter.
Previously performed in: Spektrum [Berlin], mo.ë [Vienna], British HCI 16’ [Bournemouth University], Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi [Venice], Mozarteum [University of Salzburg], University of Music & Performing Arts [Vienna]
Started working together since 2011, in the electronic-rock music group Syndrome where they released the album ‘Colourful Cows’ followed by a tour in 2013. In the group, they also developed a unique live performance method which was presented in NIME2014 London. Later in 2013, Gil and Shaltiel moved to continue their studies in London and Oxford, and created the performance `Dag is a DJ’, debuted at Kinetica Art Fair, London in October 2014 and reviewed by The Creator’s Project followed by a scientific article that was published in the Leonardo Music Journal, MIT Press on April 2016.