Ziggy Stardust - Trilogy 72

With Printemps de Bourges

By David Bowie

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Léonie Pernet

France / Created in 2023

A retrofuturistic—or Afrofuturistic—reinvention of David Bowie’s masterpiece, the magic of a record reinterpreted through her synthesizers and percussions.

Ziggy Stardust - Trilogie 72, Léonie Pernet, 2023 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


2033: humanity only has five years left to live. Léonie Stardust, a non-binary alien, has found shelter in Niger, as Africa has now become a celestial body orbiting the sun. But they return with a message of hope. After two albums of dreamlike electro-pop, Léonie Pernet gives us a retrofuturistic—if not Afrofuturistic—reinvention of David Bowie’s masterpiece, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Putting on a fifty-year-old costume, and refusing to sanctify or betray Bowie’s music, she helps us rediscover the magic of this record through her synthesizers and percussions. Eschewing obvious and classic patterns to find the balance between the challenge, boldness, and immediacy that characterise this unforgettable album: here’s a project the young musician embodies to perfection. A new step in a protean career which began almost ten years ago, after the success of her album Le Cirque de Consolation in 2021. 

Ziggy Stardust, released in 1972, revisited like Harvest and Transformer as part of Trilogie 72, an homage to legendary albums in English.

Interview with Léonie Pernet


With Léonie Pernet
and Jean Sylvain le Gouic (bass, synthesizers), Yovan Girard (violin, synthesizer)
and guests to come
After Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie


Original creation Printemps de Bourges Crédit mutuel
Co-production with Festival d'Avignon
In partnership with the Maison de la Culture de Bourges Scène nationale

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