Les Trucs are two humanoids and a pile of electronic gadgetry. Half flesh, half wire. Half experiment and half pop. With their fast and energetic live shows, the Frankfurt / Germany based duo is constructing a scenery made out of noise, composition, voices and dance, always performing in the center of the room.
Charlotte Simon and Toben Piel collaborate under the name of Les Trucs since 2008. Originating from nursery school, fine art studies and a proper punk/ hardcore education, they started out as a live band and carried on to examine the intersection of musical happening and theatrical production. Their work always connects to the surrounding space and situation, in form of sound concepts for urban spaces, compositions for moving choirs or a science fiction manifesto. They appear in club and DIY settings as well as performing and fine art contexts. They collaborated with directors and choreographers such as Meg Stuart, Philippe Quesne, Contact Gonzos, Schorsch Kamerun, Florentina Holzinger e.g. and played concerts all around Europe, Russia, Israel and Japan.
Together with Benjamin Bascom, they run a cassette label for experimental, electronic dance music called MMODEMM and organize parties and events in Frankfurt and abroad.