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

Robert Fripp


30/03/2014

Toshiro Mayuzumi

- 1929/1997 - is a japanese composer who studied in Paris and was enthousiastic of Edgar Varèse's music. 



here is "prélude pour quatuor à cordes" (1961) played by "LaSalle Quartet"
Walter Levin & Henry Meyer, violins / Peter Kamnitzer, viola / Jack Kirstein, cello

27/03/2014

A l'écoute


http://www.revue-et-corrigee.net/

Troisième bobine du dossier "Filmer la musique" publié par "Revue et corrigé"
Dans ce numéro de Mars 2014, entretien avec Anaïs Prosaïc, réalisatrice de nombreux films sur des musiciens aussi divers que Marc Ribot, Sylvie Courvoisier, Patti Smith, Cesaria Evora, Eliane Radigue, Mahmoud Ahmed & le Either Orchestra ...


"... The eight chapters of  "L'Écoute Virtuose / Virtuos Listening" are demarcated by images of the surface activity of water, both the water imagery and titling  foreshadowed in the 2006 film. Prosaic is content to allow her portrait of Radigue to be limned via the conventions of such documentaries: archival footage, anecdotes, interviews and performances. She trusts the subject to be sufficiently compelling without the superfluous and self-conscious filmic gestures that irritate the viewer in less confident filmmakers.  The imagery is distilled down to water and the mirror-mind experience of hearing Radigue's music. The listening experience is filmed chiefly during the staggering Triptych concert series, an event honoring Radigue's work held June 12-26, 2011 at various venues around London. Of the eight concerts comprising that event, Prosaic focuses on performances by, and interviews with, Rhodri Davies, Bruno Martinez, Carol Robinson, Charles Curtis, Kaffe Matthews, Kaspar T. Toeplitz, Ryoko Akama, and Emmanuel Holterbach..."
 excerpt of  review by Jesse Goin on his blog  "crowwithnomouse" last january


Extraits du film "L'écoute virtuose", autour de l'univers musical d' Eliane Radigue.
Directed by Anaïs Prosaïc - produced by Stéphane Jourdain for "La Huit"



et aussi

26/03/2014

Paysages historiques


"Paysages historiques"
One of the historical landscapes performed by Leif Elggren & Jean Philippe Antoine
24 march 2014 at Université Paris 8 - Saint Denis (Paris)


20/03/2014

President Rosko


Président Rosko, de son vrai nom Michael Pasternak, a animé dès 1964 plusieurs émissions de radio en France, la plus célèbre d'entre elles "Bon dimanche les copains" sur Europe 1, avant d'aller rejoindre Radio Caroline, puis de revenir sur d'autres radios françaises.
Très écouté par les teenagers de l'époque, il a incarné dans ces années-là l'animateur qui nous faisait découvrir le rock anglais naissant.

Marc Mandel, autre DJ de ces années-là rend hommage à Rosko ici
« Le président Rosko, le plus beau, celui qu’il vous faut »



18/03/2014

Patriot (a single)


"Patriot (a single)" is a song included in  "Tilt" (1995), first album of the Scott Walker's trilogy with the famous "The drift" (2006) & "Bish Bosch" (2012).
Amazing!

14/03/2014

Sweethearts of Rhythm


The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, considered as the most famous of the 1940s “all-girl” swing bands. It's emerged in the late 1930s from the Piney Woods School, a foster-child institution for African-American children in Mississippi. The “International” part of their moniker was inspired by the Chinese, Hawaiian, Mexican, and Native American heritage of some of the members.


Directed by the vocalist Anna Mae Winburn, the band, as a racially mixed band,was very successfull and toured from 1937 until mid-forties.


11/03/2014

Slow


"Sincèrement, je ne pourrais pas vivre dans mon art. Dedans, j'y mourrais. Compris? J'aime bien vivre, bien manger, j'aime vivre vite, parce que dans mon art je me sens mourir très lentement."  Morton Feldman
propos rapporté par Jean Yves Bosseur - in "Corps écrit" N°24 - La vitesse - PUF - 1988

"Route Investigations" - 1976

pièce pour piano, hautbois, trompette, alto, violoncelle et double basse, 
interprétée par l'Ensemble Recherche
 

03/03/2014

Harp guitar


An excellent review by Gregg Miner about the presence of "harp-guitar" played by black musicians last century in USA .... here