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

Robert Fripp


30/03/2013

Gruppen



"Gruppen", a Karlheinz Stockhausen 's piece for 3 orchestras created in 1958 in Köln....

A large orchestra of 109 players is divided into three orchestral units, each with its own conductor, which are deployed in a horseshoe shape to the left, front, and right of the audience. 

"...in Gruppen … whole envelopes of rhythmic blocks are exact lines of mountains that I saw in Paspels in Switzerland right in front of my little window. Many of the time spectra, which are represented by superimpositions of different rhythmic layers—of different speeds in each layer—their envelope which describes the increase and decrease of the number of layers, their shape, so to speak, the shape of the time field, are the curves of the mountain's contour which I saw when I looked out the window..."  K.S. ( Cott 1973, 141)




here, an amazing interpretation in the "Cresc...Biennale für Moderne Musik", conducted by Matthias Pintscher, Lucas Vis & Paul Fitzsimo.

19/03/2013

Orchestras

   USS New York  - circa 1900 

    Music club - Canada - circa 1910

    Society orchestra - 1923

     Victor Salon Orchestra - New York - 1926 - before a recording session

     Hawaian guitar school - Victoria - Canada - 1930

     The Boyd Atkins Band  - a negro cabaret - 1941

     all pictures founded at Shorpy

15/03/2013

Indicatif

    photo: J.P.Antoine

"Indicatif", une lecture de Eve Couturier

Dans le cadre de "Un Nouveau Festival / La Clairière"
sur une proposition de Fanny de Chaillé et de Nadia Lauro, cette lecture a été donnée le Vendredi 22 février 2013  à 19h00 à  l' Espace 315  au  Centre Pompidou.

Dans cette lecture radiophonique "live", second volet d'une trilogie sur l'interrogatoire, Eve Couturier s'interroge sur l’enfermement, l'ordre, le vide, le déni. Le son est signé, mixé et diffusé par Jean-Jacques Palix.

à voir et entendre ici

 photo: J.J.Palix


12/03/2013

Sleeping in Vilna


 "It’s a question of connection, of combining multiple sound worlds, of going into totally unexpected places"

this excellent project with
Mike Ladd - voice + synthi
Carol Robinson - clarinets + voice
Dave Randall - guitar
Dirk Rothburst - drums + percussion

The CD is issue by Ayler Records

"Past Chaser" 

10/03/2013

Città notte


The proloific italian composer Egisto Macchi, who joined with Ennio Morricone the Gruppo di Improvvisazione di Nuova Consonanza in the late 60s, founded the IRTEM  for musical theater researches and the "Sound Archive for Contemporary music".
He wrote several music for movies (Padre Padrone, The assassination of Trotsky ... ) and described his music as "dionysian".

an excerpt of his numerous "library music"

07/03/2013

Som Sakrifis


Formed of a trio including Coto K on contrabass, cellist Nikos Veliotis and ILIOS on oscillators, the greek band Mohammad is playing long form drone pieces.
Their new album "Som Sakrifis" is out on PAN



another piece from 2010 called "Vildblomma" from their CD "Roto Vildblomma" Antifrost (afro2044)


05/03/2013

02/03/2013

Morteza Mahjubi


     Tehran Radio Station in Arg Square LTR: Marziyeh Morteza Mahjubi, Adib Khansari in 1972

Morteza Mahjubi (1900 - 1965) is an iranian composer and a piano player who played in the gatherings of the iranian aristocracy.