"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


29/01/2013

Blind


"Blind" : the third version of the famous piece by Dave Jones and Eve Couturier




     painting & picture by David Jones aka Sturgeon Hoof

23/01/2013

45 rpm drop changer


Une intéressante histoire des centreurs pour nos disques vinyl 45 tours.

                 from "StarWax" N°20 - fall 2011


20/01/2013

Cocaïne blues


The CD's re-issued of the unavoidable "Cocaïne blues" LP of Cyril Lefebvre originaly issued in 1978.
This mythic record, composed with blues, waltzes, strange short pataphysician music and original compositions, shows the talent of Cyril as a guitar player and a real "amateur de musiques".
With a 16 pages booklet with rare pictures and a biography by Dominique Grimaud.


"... de toutes façon, je me considère plus comme un musicien de blues (tel que l'entendent les nords américains) - il s'agit là plus d'une manière de concevoir la musique que d'une musique spécifique! - que comme un musicien."
Cyril Lefebvre

    picture : P.Riou - 1977 - unknown place


More infos at "Les Zut-o-pistes"
here

Thanks to Dominique Grimaud & Marcelle Galinari.

18/01/2013

Lee Morse


The amazing Lena Taylor aka Lee Morse (1897/1954), white female singer, used to yodel in the songs she composed as well in her famous blues "Mail man blues". Lee Morse seems to be a forebear of the french "chanson réaliste" and is referenced by Leon Redbone as one of his favorite singer.

"A million me's" (1930) is one of the three one-reel movies she made. (yodeling around 4')


16/01/2013

Play music on a bicycle

       FZ at Max's - Steven Macanka picture

A funny archive with Frank Zappa in the Steve Allen show in 1963. A performance which ended in a big noise sequence!

14/01/2013

Country noises

"Country noises" by Saül Steinberg - 1978

Saül Steinberg is a Romanian graphist, cartoonist and illustrator born in 1914 who studied philosophy in Bucharest, then architecture in Italy. In the late 30S, because of the anti-Semitic laws, he escaped and reached New York where he lived. 

His most famous work was the 1976's New Yorker cover, a map delineating not real space but the mental geography of Manhattanites. 

12/01/2013

Proverb

            Perotin's score

"Proverb" is an exstatic musical composition by Steve Reich for three sopranos, two tenors, two vibraphones, and two electric organs. Composed in 1995 around one unique sentence of the austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein : « How small a thought it takes to fill a whole life »

08/01/2013

As we are speaking



A delicate percussion's piece composed by Fritz Hauser and played by l'Ensemble O.



Notice the last record of Fritz Hauser, "Schraffur for gong solo", issued by SHIIIN label.