Miss Elie Sorbsel Aka Emilie Lesbros is the kind of phenomena, composer, poet and multi instrumentalist, too curious, too energetic and too vocal-bound to restrict herself to a single language of vocal interpretation.
There is no showcasing at work; but purely the dynamics of the music, singing, speaking, shouting in different languages—not as a patchwork, but as a unified, dynamic form of expression.
Her new EP called " Miss Elie Sorbsel Sings Emilie Lesbros." Recorded with JJ Jungle on bass and Hassan Hurd on drums; between rock and groove, folk and poetry, through her singing Emilie observes and speaks about inequality throughout our society.
Born and raised in Marseille (France) and later in Paris, her career led her from town to town, playing her own music. As of recent she is based in New York. Lesbros worked as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist in various contexts, engaging in eclectic musical projects ranging from rock to electronic music. Led by an insatiable curiosity of the modalities and sounds of the voice, she knows how to convince an audience. Seeing her show is like flirting with freedom.
Through her atypical experiences, the singer Emilie Lesbros blurs the boundaries between genre. Her training, between classical education – she studied classical singing and jazz at the conservatory – and eclectic musical projects in various formations ranging from rock to electronic music, leads her to develop an insatiable curiosity regarding sound. she was the lead singer of Rosa, a really untypical rock band.
Her encounter with the bassist Barre Phillips is crucial and results in her fully exploring the field of improvised music. Emilie Lesbros expands her vocal and corporal investigations by working with theater, contemporary dance and contemporary circus companies. These many collective experiences enabled her to refine her own choices and to explore on-stage performance, thereby allowing her to forge a singular presence before the public.
After passing through many by ways, Emilie Lesbros decided to concentrate on solo expressions, occasionally accompanying herself at the piano, the bass or the violin. These solos, which go beyond simple sound performances, blend finely melodic compositions with moments of pure improvisation. Her music exudes strong theatrical and poetic elements in unstable equilibrium between humor and seriousness. Like an intimate and zany self-portrait, or world-portrait…! Her first solo album, “Attraction terrestre,” released on May 23, 2011 by DFragment Music/Full Rhizome.
She is the lead singer of Single Room with Julia Kent (cello and electronic) and Rafaelle Rinaudo (electric harp) for an eccentric Pop music.
emilie lesbros’s tracks