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Zorba presents French Waves SXSW Showcase March 14-15 at the Palm Door on Sabine

March 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - March 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

French House (a collaboration between French Tech and French Waves) is thrilled to announce its return to SXSW with the French Waves showcase that will highlight cutting-edge French tech startups, original and innovative French virtual reality projects and films, and the hottest French electronic musicians. Over the course of two days, March 14-15, French House will be taking over the Palm Door on Sabine (located at 401 Sabine St., Austin, Texas 78701) to offer festival goers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the latest advancements in the fields of technology, music and moving image. Come experience the French vibe at SXSW! Please see below for more information on all French House showcases and events. All events are open to badge holders, media and those included on the VIP guest list.


On Tuesday, March 14, French House will host the French Waves official music showcase featuring a musical experience from newcomers Molécule and Jacques. The showcase will deliver audiences a multi-sensory journey from two of the most promising and innovative producers emerging from the French electronic scene. The showcase is from 8 p.m. 2 a.m. at the Palm Door on Sabine. (*Media are invited to attend this event and may RSVP to the emails below.)


On Wednesday, March 15 French House will have the French Waves brunch where special speakers, Molécule, Jacques and Julian Starke, director of French Waves will guide audiences through a unique musical and visual trip into French electronic music.

They will discuss their viewpoints, experiences and anecdotes to share their vision of what French electronic music is today. The brunch is from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Palm Door on Sabine and is open to the public. Lastly, on Wednesday, March 15 French House will host Musique Polaire meet-up drink to celebrate and discuss the upcoming album release “Musique Polaire” from Molécule. The event is also open to the public will be from 4 – 5 p.m. and will feature performances by Molécule, Arnaud Meersseman (Miala) and Olivier Mardi (ZORBA). The meet-up will be held at the Palm Door on Sabine.


From Jan. 27 to March 2, 2017, Romain Delahaye a.k.a. Molécule spent 34 nonstop days traveling over 4,986 nautical miles, 56-foot-high waves, carrying 200 kilos of music equipment and enduring 13-hour recording sessions to arrive at his latest musical project, “Musique Polaire.” Molécule left France to record an album in the extreme conditions of Greenland, isolated for more than a month to develop an unprecedented sound experience in the far north with a unique dogma: composing entirely in situ music in one of the most inhospitable regions on the planet. The album was co-published by Because Music and HEADBANGERS PUBLISHING.


In addition to “Musique Polaire” being an album, it is also a transmedia project featuring a medium length documentary, a VR exhibition, a web series and several clips and contents for social media platforms. The project is produced by ZORBA, in collaboration with Because Music, HEADBANGERS PUBLISHING and Miala.



March 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
March 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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Palm Door on Sabine
401 Sabine St.
Austin, 78701

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