January 13th, 2011
By Michel Gaubert
in the-places. (Last updated: September 4th, 2012)

ALLEGRETTO A MILANO
BY MICHEL GAUBERT

Artist: Maxence Cyrin
Title: Behind The Wheel (Depeche Mode) (Written by Martin Gore)
Album: Modern Rhapsodies
Label: Japan

After the traditional Passeggieta, a leisurely stroll through the world of Chanel - doll houses, Haute Couture gowns compressed under sheets of Plexiglas, a peek into the pocket of a 2.55 bag - the guests at Palazzo Morando were treated to a performance by the pianist Maxence Cyrin.

Having always been fascinated by electronic music and pop music in general, Maxence Cyrin gives these piano melodies a very personal touch. He has released two albums ‘Modern Rhapsodies’ and ‘Novo Piano’, in which we can discover his interpretation of the favorite tunes that accompany him during his evening strolls.

For Chanel, he swaps his piano for a harpsichord painted in 17th Century style and plays melodies by Depeche Mode, Aphex Twin, Blur, Daft Punk, Pixies and Britney Spears… a mixture of different centuries that perfectly sees out the decade.