French symphonic composer/dance-pop ingénue Koudlam flew into Moscow last Thursday night to perform songs from his new album, Nowhere, for the first-ever time in Russia. Koudlam's visit came at the invitation of BAIBAKOV Art Projects Director Maria Baibakova in honor of a new exhibition, Perpetual Battles, which features one of Koudlam's closest collaborators, artist Cyprien Gaillard.
Dressed in a white suit that channeled Peter Murphy and Nick Cave, Koudlam sent the crowd into rapture from his perch high above the audience in the building's White Hall (how Evita!) Projections from Gaillard's videos added some extra drama as they framed Koudlam against a wall of windows.
Following the performance, Koudlam and several other artists featured in the exhibition including Latfia Echakhch, Wilfried Mille and Ida Tursic, and Wilfrid Almendra, headed to club Solyanka for dancing and copious vodka.
Check out some photos from the night, and Koudlam’s recent video for “Eagles of Africa,” followed by his old standby, “See You All,” both featuring the work of Gaillard.