[Eg0_232] Seuil Optique : Les Habitants, Besides

Seuil Optique, duo of Sig Valax and Nicolas Tourney, offers a unique experience of listening to music in the dark. Immersing the stage and the public in constant darkness, Seuil Optique creates soundscapes where electronic transmissions, acousmatic landscapes and refined drones intersect. By jostling the boundaries between listening, blind manipulation of machines and immersive experience offered to the audience, the two musicians explore new sound tracks, in permanent dialogue with hybrid musicalities and the practice of singular instruments: persephone, field recording, electro-acoustic devices, matrices and samples.
On stage, they use deliberately “open” improvisation strategies and defeat the boundaries between manipulating machines in the dark, harmonics tinged with noise-producing materials and the “eyes closed” hearing experience offered to the public.

“Les Habitants, Besides” is a sequel of the duo’s third album Les Habitants, published a few weeks ago. It focuses on the practice of electronic improvisation. Recorded in three days and three nights, in Paris, in total darkness, Les Habitants aims to be a place of recognition of gesture as a creative act. No preparation beforehand, no benchmark, no intro or climax, only the interaction between two ways of producing spectral imprints. In this sound dialogue, electronics are the vector of total sincerity: the inhabitants target the listener, bringing them to live the experience of the moment that guides the “non-idiomatic” music of Seuil Optique, in which each sound, each transmitted waveform is dedicated to the inhabitants of the present.

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[Eg0_228] Seuil Optique : Les Habitants

Seuil Optique, duo of Sig Valax and Nicolas Tourney, offers a unique experience of listening to music in the dark. Immersing the stage and the public in constant darkness, Seuil Optique creates soundscapes where electronic transmissions, acousmatic landscapes and refined drones intersect. By jostling the boundaries between listening, blind manipulation of machines and immersive experience offered to the audience, the two musicians explore new sound tracks, in permanent dialogue with hybrid musicalities and the practice of singular instruments: persephone, field recording, electro-acoustic devices, matrices and samples.
On stage, they use deliberately “open” improvisation strategies and defeat the boundaries between manipulating machines in the dark, harmonics tinged with noise-producing materials and the “eyes closed” hearing experience offered to the public.

Seuil Optique’s third album, Les Habitants, focuses on the practice of electronic improvisation. Recorded in three days and three nights, in Paris, in total darkness, Les Habitants aims to be a place of recognition of gesture as a creative act. No preparation beforehand, no benchmark, no intro or climax, only the interaction between two ways of producing spectral imprints. In this sound dialogue, electronics are the vector of total sincerity: the inhabitants target the listener, bringing them to live the experience of the moment that guides the “non-idiomatic” music of Seuil Optique, in which each sound, each transmitted waveform is dedicated to the inhabitants of the present.

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[Eg0_218] Nicolas Tourney : Enter the Word

Nicolas Tourney is a french experimental musician and sound designer, also owner of the label Snow in Water Records. With Enter the Word, he offers us a rich and surprising electronic work focused on the use of various vocal samples.

Presentation by the artist :

ENTER THE WORD
(speech music & sampling theory)

An album born from a practice that leaves behind fragments of voices, captures, scans, sonic residues that are often considered as forbidden samples.
Questions about our listening habits, our incomplete lexicons.
The never ending recurrence of one sentence : “you should sing on your stuff, it would sell better!”.
Traces, textures, cuts of a formless territory. The residue faces an esthetic choice that allows its existence : typographic fractals, numbers, radio rustling, syllabary, robotic stances, descriptive fragments.
What makes the distinction between music and speech? What makes speaking differ from raw sound but also from meaning?
Enter the word aims to answer to these two questions through listening, by trying to describe the spotter’s wait behind an airport’s fence.

 

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Credits : music and visuals by Nicolas Tourney.

Nicolas Tourney on Spotify.
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[Eg0_214] Podarces & various artists : Frozen Journeys

Under the Podarces pseudonym Benoît Rouits (who also plays oboe in Jukpic ) creates experimental improvised music with keyboards. Last year he made us discover one of his old works :  A Frozen Journey, made in 2009 with virtual synthesizers and inspired by some writings of Philip K. Dick. We enjoyed this album a lot and although it undoubtedly stands on its own we felt its minimalist abstraction could make it a very interesting material to incorporate in new works. We made this suggestion to Benoît and some other collaborators and aquaintances who agreed and accepted to contribute remixes of what is now called “Frozen Journeys”, featuring the original tracks as well as remixes by Humanfobia, Human Koala, Nina Kardec, Anastatsia Vronski, Kecap Tuyul, Nicolas Tourney, Sig Valax, Filmy Ghost, Yann Pillas, Thomas Park, Luciftias, Doedelzak.

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Playlist and links

01. Podarces – Absynthe
02. Podarces – Entering the cave
03. Podarces – Beads of sweat
04. Podarces – Alleviation
05. Podarces – Motorway of nowhere
06. Podarces – A frozen journey
07. Podarces – Chaos
08. Podarces – Screamers
09. Podarces – Plan9 from…
10. Podarces – Parasites? agreed.
11. Humanfobia & Podarces – Grey Alien Contact
https://hearthis.at/humanfobia/
12. Human Koala & Podarces – Scream in the basement (Human Koala Remix)

13. Nina Kardec & Podarces – Chaos (Nina Kardec Remix)

14. Anastasia Vronski & Podarces – Chaos (Industrial Mix)
https://anastasiavronski.bandcamp.com/
15. Kecap Tuyul & Podarces – Frozen Absinthe Screams
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16. Nicolas Tourney & Podarces – Entering the Cave (Nicolas Tourney Remix)
https://nicolastourney.bandcamp.com/
17. Sig Valax & Podarces – Frozen Journey
https://www.sigolenevalax.net/
18. Filmy Ghost & Podarces – Voices from Adimensional Planes
https://hearthis.at/filmy-ghost/
19. Yann Pillas & Podarces – In the winter the absynthe froze
https://www.facebook.com/Y.Pillas
https://camembertelectrique.bandcamp.com
20. Thomas Park & Podarces – Generative Sheep
https://archive.org/details/ThomasParkBenchmarkHub
21. Luciftias & Podarces – Tundratic Equation
https://dronomancy.wordpress.com/
https://luciftias.bandcamp.com/
22. Doedelzak & Podarces – Un Voyage Glacé
https://doedelzak.bandcamp.com/

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