Vanessa Massera

Résistance has been performed in Moscow and Sheffield…

Résistance was made from recordings of the voice of my grandmother Nives Massera. She is relating experiences from her youth in France, notably her meeting with Django Reinhardt and her involvement with the Resistance. Accordion and synthesizer sounds have been added to compose a rich dramatic universe.

[English translation: François Couture, ii-22]

Résistance was realized in 2018 at the EMS (Stockholm, Sweden) and was premiered on May 26, 2018 during the Euroradio Folk Festival in Moscow (Russia). Thanks to Tuulikki Bartosik for providing me with such a wonderful forum.


  • May 26, 2018, Euroradio Folk Festival: Concert, Ostankino Television Tower, Moscow (Russia)


Résistance (2018), 10:00
stereo fixed medium



Date Work Program
October 23, 2022 Vanessa Massera, Résistance (2018), 10:00 The Moderns #233 / Radio Regent (Canada)
October 25, 2022 Vanessa Massera, Résistance (2018), 10:00 Klangwelten #436 / Eldoradio (Germany)
November 14, 2022 Vanessa Massera, Résistance (2018), 10:00 Doctore Xyramat / FSK Radio (Germany)
December 7, 2022 Vanessa Massera, Résistance (2018), 10:00 Zeit-Ton: Rückblick, Vorschau und aktuelle Veröffentlichungen / ÖRF Radio Österreich 1 (Austria)