4EVER Captures UHD Phase 2
France’s premier seen-them-here-first festival, Transmusical de Rennes sweeps through the genre spectrum from rock, pop and folk to RnB, hip-hop and electronic music, picking up cartloads of gems year after year.
“Les Trans” is known and renowned for its visionary lineups that catch the waves of French and European music almost before they have even started to form. Their relentless ear-to-the-ground philosophy creates as diverse a soundscape as you could imagine, with the focus on unearthing talent regardless of the genre.
A glance through the 35 previous editions reads like a who’s who of seminal artists, from Björk (still with The Sugarcubes) in 1988, to Nirvana in 1991, and Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers a few years later.
This year’s leading light Ten Walls is beyond the fresh-faced stage of his career, but the supporting cast is bristling with promise and Les Trans never disappoints. Long live the next generation.
Julien Libouban, a member of the 4EVER technical team, says that the Trans Musicales festival in Rennes was especially relevant because of the high-intensity lighting used during the event.
The 4EVER consortium is backed by many of the major players in French broadcasting and transmission, including France Télévisions, Orange, Technicolor, Globecast, Ateme and others.