[Eg0_209] Failure Circle : Melting Clinamen

Melting Clinamen was born from a small deviation from the methodology used by Failure Circle in this serie of compositions Frozen Clinamen that normally uses only sounds recorded while no human intervention is applied to the used set-up ( no-input mixer most of the time). The creation of the first track of this album followed the same rules – except that it used a recording that features some little changes created manually (this sound can be heard between 3min11 et 12m06). This is also the first release in which Failure Circle doesn’t use a no-input mixer but a semi-modular analog synthesizer, the Neutron by Behringer, with no effects except its built-in ones. Another notable difference with the past volumes lies into the way the material has been edited & mixed. The other track of the album (Frozen Clinamen #2M) follows more strictly the Frozen Clinamen methodology, but all sounds were also created with synthesizer. Thus, Melting Clinamen is and isn’t part of the Frozen Clinamen serie.

Methodology of the Frozen Clinamen serie
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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Live : Beat Keller & Werner Puntigam / Fred Marty, Xavier Mussat et Kecap Tuyul (Le Zorba, 13/05/2019)

20190513 Keller-Puntigam

Lundi 13 mai 2019
Le Zorba
137 rue Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris
21H-23H
PAF : participation libre
Co-organisé avec Doxa Esta et Le Zorba
L’événement sur facebook

Duo Beat Keller & Werner Puntigam

Beat Keller (feedbacker guitar)
“Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader based in Winterthur, Switzerland and in Berlin. Beat Keller is amongst the important Swiss musicians in the field of experimental and improvised music. Through the exploration of extended playing techniques, guitar tunings and the use of an electric feedbacker guitar, he has developed a unique musical language. Beat Keller has played together with many major exponents of the Swiss and international scenes and performs regularly around the world at festivals and renowned concert venues. (…) Keller’s 10’s debut album won “Best Debut Release 2008 (worldwide)” awarded by the American magazine All About Jazz. Beat Keller is currently a member of the groups Cao-Keller-Siedl (VN, CH, AT), Rough Cave (CH), Bowee-Keller (CH), Tilo Weber’s Animate Repose (DE), Keller’s 10, Gunfire Orchestra (SA, NO, CH) as well as Jason Kahn // Beat Keller (US, CH).”
https://beatkeller.com

Werner Puntigam (trombone)
“Freelancing multidisciplinary artist in the fields of music (composition & improvisation / trombone, conch shell, voice & noises), visual arts (photography, video & graphic-design) and interdisciplinary performances & audio-visual installations.

WP, the improvising and composing musician (trombone, conch shell, voice, noises), called “the alchemist of the sounds” in a review, has founded several groups with outstanding line-ups and unique sound conceptions, and performs live from solo up to orchestra size. (…) Collaborations with well known fellow artists such as Joey Baron, Tom Cora, Joe Bowie, Hank Roberts, Han Bennink, Joëlle Léandre, Jon Rose, Oliver Mtukudzi, Stewart Sukuma, Malangatana, Shih-Yang Lee, Rabito Arimoto, Sakaki Mango, Akemi Takeya, Marta Binneti, Mookwon Kim, Ewald Oberleitner, Gabriele Mirabassi, Franz Hautzinger, Hope Masike, Josef Haslinger or Henning Mankell – to name but a few.”
https://www.ear-x-eye.info
http://www.youtube.com/user/wpntgm/videos

Trio Fred Marty, Xavier Mussat & Kecap Tuyul

Trio inédit de 3 improvisateurs ayant déjà joué ensemble dans d’autres contextes

Fred Marty : basse électrique
Xavier Mussat : guitare préparée
Kecap Tuyul : no-input mixer

Fred Marty & Kecap Tuyul

Xavier Mussat & Kecap Tuyul

 

[Eg0_205] M.A.K.T. Sono : ‘UNK

Since their beginnings in February 2018, M.A.K.T. Sono (Magali Albespy and Kecap Tuyul) have been experimenting with different set-ups and ways of playing. Amongst them, they like to play both on the same instruments / set-ups in the same time. It’s what they did on ‘UNK.0, an improvisation played on a no-input mixer. The other tracks of this EP are electronic compositions by Kecap Tuyul and Doedelzak using this improvisation as only sound material. 

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[Eg0_202] z(xW+yV) : 3×2(1W+18V)

z(xW+yV) is a solo project of Kecap Tuyul started spring 2018 while experimenting different ways to generate low volume feedback with small gear : for instance with one contact microphone and one 1W battery-powered amplifier. It was initially thought as lo-fi version of the Failure Circle project with chaotic feedback system of the no-input mixer in a more portable way, but finally took a quite different direction, with a more tactile & acoustic dimension.

3×2(1W+18V) is the first published album of this project. It was recorded in june 2018 with lo-fi means (cell phone and a cheap digital recorder). Each track is a mix of 2 improvisations played with the most primitive form of z(xW+yV) : one contact microphone, one 1W battery-powered amplifier and two guitar effects (overdrive and equalization). The second album with feature only raw improvisations played on more complex versions of the set-up (with 3 or 4 amplifiers), like the latest samples posted on soundcloud.

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[Eg0_201] M.A.K.T. Sono : 11 songs

M.A.K.T. Sono (Magali Albespy and Kecap Tuyul)’s second album « 11 songs » is made of selected and edited improvisations recorded during the “M.A.K.T. Sono (sans sono)” residency at Le Magasin – Laboratoire de permanence chorégraphique (Mathieu Heyraud) – Saint-Etienne – November 4-9 2018.

Since their beginnings in February 2018  the duo has been working with modular set-ups that are likely to provoke unstable situations (like the soundbox, analog synthesizer and no-input mixer used in their first album “If you were a clarinet”).  This time they played with microphones, voices, analog synthesizers, and small battery-powered amplifiers, forming a modular set-up whose elements can be interconnected in various ways. They also experimented the integration of some song-material in their improvisations.
Magali Albespy made some videos of the residency, they can be viewed from her site
https://magalialbespy.wordpress.com/residence-au-magasin/

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Artwork picture by Kecap Tuyul, taken at the end of the “M.A.KT. Sono (sans sono)” residency.


Artists Info

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.
Self-taught improviser Kecap Tuyul uses various (and preferably unstable) tools, looking for ways of playing and interacting (with sounds, with other media, with other people) and questioning the traditional ideas of instrumental mastership and composition.

M.A.K.T. Sono

band picture by Anne-Catherine Nicoladzé

 

[Eg0_199] Half Evidence : Veines

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. Amongst hours of  material created between 2012 and 2016 they have selected a few tracks recorded in april 2013, gathered in a new album : Veines. In these sessions, Charles premier played several of his home-made instruments, while Kecap Tuyul used prepared guitar and voice.

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[Eg0_196] Ayato & Kecap Tuyul : The shaman won’t come back

The shaman won’t come back is a new file-exchange based collaborative album of Ayato & Kecap Tuyul, It was recorded and mixed in various places between 2015 and 2018. Ayato played guitar with live looping made with a Revox reel to reel tape player, and Kecap Tuyul later overdubbed these hypnotic tracks with various sounds, building dense and trippy soundscapes.

This work can be considered as the 3rd part of a trilogy started with Waiting for the shaman , published 6 years ago. For the moment, the 2nd part of this trilogy exists only in the head of the listener.

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Birds (Song thrush aka Turdus philomelos) songs used on track 2 have been recorded by Lars Edenius and are licensed under a “Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0” License. They are available on the site xeno-canto.org .
http://www.xeno-canto.org/412888
http://www.xeno-canto.org/412889
http://www.xeno-canto.org/412652
The other found sounds used by Kecap Tuyul came from older sources whose exact origins have been forgotten.