Three decades after his death, French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg remains a complex and vivid figure within music and culture. Join FIAF for two special events celebrating the artist’s life and legacy.
Theatrical Concert | La Comédie-Française chante Gainsbourg
Online: Thursday, June 10–Wednesday, June 30
In French with English subtitles
This film, a theatrical concert adapted from Stéphane Varupenne and Sébastien Pouderoux’s show Les Serge (Gainsbourg Point Barre), pays tribute to the genius of the provocative artist. Actors from the renowned troupe embark on a search for the elusive man behind the music, and explore the lasting influence of the beloved, though sometimes polarizing composer and musician.
FIAF Member Ticket: Free [discount code sent via email]
Non-Member Ticket: $15
Recorded LIVE on Thursday, June 10 at 6:30pm ET
In English, 45 minutes
Join us for a conversation three celebrated artists who deeply know Gainsbourg as an artist and a man: the incomparable Jane Birkin, Gainsbourg’s former partner; accomplished actor/musician Charlotte Gainsbourg, Birkin and Gainsbourg’s daughter; and Comédie-Française’s Rebecca Marder, a performer in La Comédie-Française chante Gainsbourg.
In a conversation with Michael Cooper, Deputy Culture Editor at The New York Times, the three special guests will look back at Serge Gainsbourg’s genius creations and discuss his artistic heritage.
Tickets: Free!Watch the Talk
Jane Birkin is an English actress, singer, songwriter, and model.
Charlotte Gainsbourg is a French musician, singer and actress, and the daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin.
A French theater and film actress, Rebecca Marder, performed in La Comédie française’s show Les Serges and the show’s film adaptation La Comédie-Française chante Gainsbourg.
Michael Cooper is a deputy culture editor at The New York Times. He was previously a reporter covering classical music and dance, politics, urban affairs, New York, crime and general mayhem. He will moderate the talk.
Stéphane Varupenne is a French actor, singer, and musician.
Sébastien Pouderoux is a French actor.
Creative Team: La Comédie-Française chante Gainsbourg
Adapted from Les Serge (Gainsbourg Point Barre), created by Stéphane Varupenne and Sébastien Pouderoux
Directed by Julien Condemine
Stéphane Varupenne: vocals, guitar, trombone
Benjamin Lavernhe: vocals, drums, bass
Sébastien Pouderoux: vocals, guitar, bass, clarinet, keyboard
Noam Morgensztern: vocals, piano, keyboard
Rebecca Marder: vocals, keyboard
Yoann Gasiorowski: vocals, drums, percussion, piano
Musical arrangements: Guillaume Bachelé, Martin Leterme, Vincent Leterme and les Serge