Timeless in Black by Manu Katché
Classically trained at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music, Manu Katché was promised a noble career as a percussionist in a symphonic orchestra. His career took a turn after he developed what is known as the “Katché sound,” which made his drum stroke instantly recognizable by discerning music lovers. Very soon, he was performing alongside the great French names of music: Goldman, Souchon, Chedid, Michel Jonasz, and most notably, Peter Gabriel on the album “So.” Immediately, the recognizable sound of his drums was identified by pop-rock stars, and opened the doors to studios and major international stages. He has also recorded for Sting, Dire Straits, Tears for Fears, The Christians, Robbie Robertson, Joan Armatrading, Paul Young, Tracy Chapman, Youssou N’Dour, and others.
Praised and rewarded with several Victoires de la Musique awards, both as an exceptional musician and a talented composer, Katché never gave up on his first love: jazz. Today, his sound has evolved into a more electro genre, and he tours internationally with his group with his group “The Scope.”
A phenomenon of French music, Manu Katché is invited by Daum to imagine a musical universe in crystal. The artist brings the craftsmen of the Maison Daum into his world by giving them this new collection: “Timeless.” This collaboration is born from two French icons’ desire to unite and interpret music differently. Daum plays with the ideas of rhythm and color by crystallizing a universal symbol, the music note, available in black or blue crystal.
With this contemporary sculpture, Manu Katché takes us on a musical journey with a work of art in a limited edition of 500. Blue for energy and black for style, these notes become a unique imprint of the artist. Through this new collaboration, Daum demonstrates its vision of the crafts of tomorrow and chooses to be resolutely modern in style and colours.