Accident du Travail

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Accident du Travail is a duo formed in the late 2000s by Julie Normal & Olivier Demeaux (ex-Cheveu, Heimat).

Their fragile, ecstatic electronic music is born of rare instruments: Julie’s ondes Martenot, a 1920s electronic lutherie instrument much used by Messiaen, Varese and Boulez, and Olivier’s old church harmonium and a few machines.

Accident du Travail has recorded three studio albums (Bruit Direct, The Trilogy Tapes), two live performances (including one at Cafe Oto), celebrated in The Wire and Libération among others & recently released Galéjade (Charivari) an archive of recordings since 2008.


Julie Normal (ondes Martenot)

Olivier Demeaux (harmonium)