[Eg0_194] Onde Poussière: del_din04

After a web collaboration (album Imperceptible,) Onde Poussière return to free improvisation with their 4th album del_din04, made of sessions recorded on 25th and 26th september 2018. For this occasion, they once more experimented with new set-ups, this time with a focus on lo-fi sound. Doedelzak played laptop amplified with cheap computer speakers and occasionnaly flute, while Kecap Tuyul used his z(xW+yW), a low-tech modular system based on tiny battery-powered guitar amplifiers and contact microphones. Through this new change they continue to explore sonic material and techniques that are likely to cause various accidents and usually unwanted sounds, which are an essential part of the ground on which the band build its improvised soundscapes.

Onde Poussière have used the same set-up in a live performance that took place in Paris on september 26th and can be heard on the duo’s freshly launched bandcamp page. For their next live performance (Tiasi, Paris, 9 janvier 2018), they will try something new again, probably focusing on acoustic instruments with occasional lo-fi amplification.

Band info

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[Eg0_193] Failure Circle : Frozen Clinamen #2

Frozen Clinamen is serie of works by Failure Circle (a solo project of Kecap Tuyul) started on autumn 2017. It follows a simple method inspired by the the possibilities of his no-input mixer set-up and the will to use a limited sound material in a posteriori compositions : all the sounds included in these works are recordings of moments that feature no human intervention. Frozen Clinamen #2  was recorded and mixed between april and august 2018.

Methodology
step (1) Tweaking the set-up until it produces some seemingly autonomously self-sustained sound sequences.
step (2) Stopping tweaking and recording for at least 20 minutes without any intervention on the set-up.
step (3) Repeating steps (1) & (2) several times.
step (4) Using the generated sounds as only source in a posteriori compositions. The only variations used while mixing are equalization, panoramics and volume levels.
step (5) play it at low/high volume with open/closed window while complety asleep / fully conscious.

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[Eg0_192] Anastasia Vronski : Estrangements (volume1)

Anastasia Vronski is a versatile experimental musician from Perm, Russia. Since years she has been creating an impressive and quite diverse body of work. Many of her tracks can be classified as “drone “or “noise”, but they always have a specific, often intriguing qualities. Above all, she’s not an artist who will do the same twice, and maybe that’s why some of her pieces are sometimes self-published isolately. Since we thought many of them deserved more exposure, we decided to make a selection of such works in a compilation album : Estrangements, that will be published in two volumes. The first volume gathers tracks composed in 2013 & 2014 (selected with the artist’s approval) that seem to share some kind of minimalist mood, although they are very diverse. For each of them, Vronski has written a few words about the specific methodologies and ideas (see below) involved in the composition. But this doesn’t make her music less mysterious. Each track seems inhabited by a mysterious and poetic spirit whose intrinsic qualities will appear to attentive listeners even without reading anything. The 2nd volume will be published in 2019

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More info about the tracks provided by the artist :
1. Colors & Shapes (2013)
I made this track using basic sounds like sine waves and white noise to give the idea of colors and shapes, like a sonic abstract graffiti.
2. Zombie (2014)
I made part of this track by dancing… I played drum, tambourine, shaker and electric bass and then looped it. Then I taped a contact mic to the floor and danced like a zombie to the loop, like when they make crackling sounds in the movies. I added another layer of noise like a soundtrack, then voice. I wanted the track to be very natural, involving body movements like a zombie ritual.
3. Teardrops Condenser (2014)
I wanted to paint a minimal landscape by “condensing” the microscopic events that take place through the cables of my guitar pedals. There is no actual guitar involved in this composition and minimal interaction. It is the gear taking a life of its own.
4. Debris Install (2013)
Composition for radio, piano and voice – referencing respectively Keith Rowe, Cecil Taylor and Kurt Schwitters. The duration and number of occurences for each instrument is written down, while the distribution of sounds was picked randomly in the spirit of John Cage’s works with the I-Ching.

 

 

[Eg0_191] InO – Magali Albespy : 2017/2018

InO is the acronym for “Interpenetration and non-Obstruction”, one of the principles that John Cage used to create music that was anarchic (against the structures of most of musical traditions) and in the same time encouraging new possibilities of coexistence. Magali Albespy, a french artist rooted in dance and performance, took inspiration from this for a methodology of real time composition dance practice focused on sound. “2017-2018” is made of excerpts of the sessions recorded during the first year of these weekly events.

These recordings can be considered as documents of this practice. Indeed they are such documents, especially for people who were involved in the sessions. But we think that they also have a fragile and surprising beauty of their own that deserve an independent life for your listening. This unexpected musicality has been discreetly stressed by the editing choices, which we can consider like a delicate work of “a posteriori composition”, a work made with respect for the uniqueness of each sound event and their kind of abstract narrative power. That’s why we hope that you will enjoy these atypical works.

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Credits :

Recorded and edited by Magali Albespy.
Pictures by Anne-Catherine Nicoladzé (front cover) and Emmanuelle Huchet (back cover)

Featured performers :
Magali Albespy, Jean Bloch-Laroque, Suzanne Cotto, Antoine Freychet, Chloé Garat, Flora Gaudin, Camilla Gliozzi, Virgine Gouband, Emmanuelle Huchet, Paul Kauffmann, Guillaume Lecamus, Laurence Luminet, Blandine Minot, Stéphanie Moitrel, Martine Muffat-Joly, Anne-Catherine Nicoladzé, Olivier Pelletier, Stéphanie Puechavy, Regina Ramsl, Anne Savelli, Kecap Tuyul, Donata d’Urso, Sig Valax, Mandoline Whittlesey

More information about InO sessions (in french only)

Magali Albespy is a dancer and performer. She likes to question the borders between formats and artistic disciplines. She explores real-time composition with body, video and sound. As a musician, she also plays in M.A.K.T. Sono and Mesce Basse.

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[Eg0_190] Federico Dal Pozzo : Untitled_PaHaD

Federico Dal Pozzo is an Italian sound artist , electroacoustic composer and musician. His works are based upon concrete objects and the transfiguration and perception of the sound and audio- spatialization . He works with Max/Msp. He does compositions for dance and theatre companies , audio-Installations and concerts.
Today we are proud to publish his latest piece Untitled_PaHaD, a mysterious and subtly progressive composition, where liquid textures swirl like a delicate swarm of otherwordly voices. In this new work, once again, Dal Pozzo’s use of digital tools is very fluid and organic, completely at the service of a higly personal musical vision.

Music by Federico Dal Pozzo
Photo by Marco Cianci
Thanx to Lorenzo Abbatoir, Giada Piraccini, Marco Cianci

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Nous avons par ailleur le plaisir de co-organiser à Paris un concert du duo que Federico Dal Pozzo constitue avec l’artiste visuel portugais Frederico Pimpao, qui ont créé ensemble une performance multimedia inspirée par l’environnement urbain de Venise.  Leur set concluera une soirée spéciale son et vidéo que nous proposons le Le 17 octobre aux Voûtes, avec 3 autres formations travaillant chacune à sa façon sur l’interaction arts sonores et visuel :   OlgarymSimiskina & Xavier Quérel. L’événement sur facebook

[Eg0_189] Minus Pilots : South Late Winter Dream​ / ​My Stars, My Perfect Silence

Minus Pilots is percussionist Matt Pittori and bassist Adam Barringer. Together they weave sparse textures, crumbling atmospheres and fractured drones with currents of gentle crackle. Between post-rock and ambient, their music incline towards a form of refined abstraction, but always keeps a strong emotional side. And once again, on their new EP South Late Winter Dream​​/​​My Stars, My Perfect Silence, the duo masterfully mixes dreamy melodies with a complex work on sound textures and rhythmic micro-events.

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Par ailleurs, nous avons le plaisir de co-organiser à Paris deux des concerts du duo à l’occasion de sa tournée européenne en octobre :

[Eg0_188] Half Evidence : Épiphytes

Half Evidence (a french free improvisation duo formed in 2012 by Charles premier & Kecap Tuyul) is currently on hiatus since summer 2016 but their story isn’t finished. Some new material will be published in 2019. Before finalizing these projects, the duo has selected four of their favorite tracks that were given to various compilations (namely Necktar 2017 curated by Ed End on his netlabel Le Colibri Nécrophile and Classwar Karaoke). The resulting album Épiphytes brings four insights on the duo’s works and can be a good way to discover their sound universe and its evolution across the years.

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Credits

Charles premier : home-made instruments (tracks 1 to 3), voice (track 1), turntable (track 4)
Kecap Tuyul : guitar (all tracks), voice (tracks 1, 2, 4), feedback (track 1)

All the material has been remastered by Charles premier in order to provide a fluid listening while preserving the specificity of each track.