FAP x Latency
Evening event
December 14

Closing Party Festival d’Automne x Latency 10 years

The Bourse de Commerce, the Festival d'Automne, and the music label Latency are teaming up for this evening to celebrate the end of a beautiful season. After the opening of Portrait Trajal Harrell at the Bourse de Commerce, “Closing Party” marks the end of the 2023 edition of the Festival d'Automne. This evening was conceived together with the influential Parisian music label Latency as a part of a series of events that celebrate its tenth-year anniversary throughout the year 2023.


  • 8:00 p.m.: doors open 
  • 8:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.: Sidney & Suleiman (DJ Set) 
  • 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Burnt Friedman & João Pais Filipe (Live)
  • 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Mica Levi (DJ Set) 
  • 11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.: Mohammad Reza Mortazavi (Live) 
  • 11:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.: Nídia  (DJ Set)

Doors will remain open until 12:30 a.m. 

Bar run by LIMO during the evening.  

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Burnt Friedman & Joao Pais Felipe
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2018 saw the birth of a fruitful collaboration between Portuguese drummer and percussionist João Pais Filipe (b. Porto, 1980) and German electronica master Burnt Friedman (b. Coburg, 1965). João Pais Filipe is active in Porto’s experimental scene and a member of the group of musicians known as HHY & The Macumbas. He describes himself as a sound sculptor who builds his own percussion instruments and explores their endless acoustic properties. Burnt Friedman is one of Germany’s most established music producers whose almost 40-year career spans electronica, dub, and jazz. He collaborated with German drummer Jaki Liebezeit (1938-2017), founder of the experimental group Can, British singer and musician David Sylvian, and German musician and producer Atom TM. In 2013, Latency released his album The Pestle, a compilation of tracks recorded between 1993 and 2011. Together, Burnt Friedman & João Pais Filipe compose “automatic” music that plays with the workings of rhythms in a flow of repetitions where timbre, texture, and harmony intertwine.

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Mica Levi
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The virtuoso Mica Levi (b. Great Britain, 1987) juggles between composing sublime, mystical film scores – Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin (2013), Pablo Larrain’s Jackie (2016), Alejandro Landes’ Monos (2020), and Memory Lost and Sirens (2021) by the photographer Nan Goldin – and ambient productions tinged with the psychedelic. Levi’s musical collaborations with Dean Blunt, Tirzah, Eliza McCarthy, and Duval Timothy have had a huge impact on London’s music scene in the last decade. Since publishing the mixtape Filthy Friends in 2009, Mica Levi has made a lasting impression with their DJ sets that are all too rare.

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Mohammed Reza Mortazavi
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Composer and musician Mohammad Reza Mortazavi was born in Iran in 1979 and has lived in Germany for the last 20 years. Fascinated since childhood with the tombak and the daf, two traditional Persian drums, he has come to transcends the customary techniques and ways of playing these instruments. Mortazavi defines the pursuit of a balance between concentration and abandon as the central element of his work, a perpetually evolving movement in which the boundaries between the body and the spirit dissolve and fuse into one another. In 2019, he published his sixth album on Latency, Ritme Jaavdanegi, teeming with beautiful, polyrhythmic compositions. In his live performances, he deftly interweaves and creates melodies that form acoustic and orchestral sound spheres that border on trance music.

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Nídia is a DJ and producer of Cape-Verdean and Bissau-Guinean origins who was born in Portugal in 1997. She made her debut as a teenager with Kaninas Squad, a collective that performs kuduro, an Angolan music and dance genre, and for whom she produced their first tracks. In 2015, she published her first EP, the acclaimed Danger, with the Lisbon label Principe, which is known for promoting the Afro-Portuguese music scene, in which techno and house fuse with kuduro and batida. More recently, the powerful 95 Mindjeres (2023) testifies to her incredible mastery of various genres, from kizomba to R&B and house.


For more than 50 years, the multidisciplinary, international, and nomadic Festival d'Automne has supported artists by producing and disseminating their work in a spirit of faithfulness, openness, and discovery. This autumn, the Festival is offering 82 events from September to December at 74 partner sites across Paris and the Île-de-France, including a portrait of the dancer and choreographer Trajal Harrell, which opened at the Bourse de Commerce in September.

Latency is an independent music label founded in 2013 by Sidney Gerard and Souleymane Said. The label explores various musical genres in dialogue with art and performance. Their catalogue features artists including Laurel Halo (US), Mohammad Reza Mortazavi (Iran), Lafawndah (France), and HTRK (Australia). Latency’s visual aesthetic stands out for its album covers that are designed in collaboration with contemporary artists such as Louise Lawler, Jill Mulleady, and Marguerite Humeau. Over the last ten years, Latency has played a major role on the French scene, organising events in Paris and abroad, from the Church of Saint-Merry to the Berlin festival Atonal, Pioneer Works in New York City, and the Villa Medici in Rome.