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

Robert Fripp


30/05/2015

Jour après jour


La "bande son" de Maurice Blackburn (1914-1988)  pour le film "Jour après jour", tourné au Québec et réalisé par Clément Perron en 1962, est composée comme un long poème politique mêlant voix, musique concrète et collages sonores.


"On est allé chercher de tout, galopades de chevaux, bruits de trains, sifflets, arbres s’écroulant, bruits de machines"Maurice Blackburn



Merci aux "Cloches d'Atlantis" pour cette découverte

24/05/2015

GOL

https://soundcloud.com/gol-records

Après avoir fêté ses 25 ans d'existence, GOL nous a honoré d'une belle performance sonore à la Maison Rouge.
Composée de Samon Takahashi, Jean Marcel Busson, Ravi Shardja et Frédéric Rebotier, cette formation à l'instrumentarium singulier nous délivre une musique libre de tous genres, dans la lignée d'ensembles comme Musica Elettronica Viva, AMM ou le Scratch Orchestra de Cornelius Cardew.

21/05/2015

Walk through Jaruco


Ivan Martinez, american conceptual artist, describes the walks his father did virtualy in Jaruco, Cuba, for each of his birthdays. Following and drawing maps of his ancient walks in his city.
That sole conversation was then etched into a one-off vinyl record.

http://www.martinezivan.com/Jaruco-I-d-Like-To-Walk-It


He describes the homes, the lots, the schools, the businesses, the people, the food, the coffee, the parks, the prison, the cemetery, the rumors, the entertainment, the politics, the divisions of such a small town and what resides just outside of its boundaries.

18/05/2015

Retro-Actif

 

Lionel Marchetti compositeur autodidacte de musique concrète 
& Jérôme Noetinger, improvisateur en musique concrète et fondateur du collectif "La Cellule d'Intervention Metamkine"

Jérôme Noetinger dirige également le catalogue en ligne "Metamkine" et fait partie du comité de rédaction du magazine "Revue et corrigée"

Lionel Marchetti en écoute 

Ici en duo sur Revox et bandes

    

13/05/2015

In caelum utopicam


RIP the italian composer and performer  Walter Marchetti, former member with Juan Hidalgo of the avant-garde ZAJ group in 1959 in the spirit of Fluxus.



His pieces "La Caccia" & "In terra utopicam" were published in the late 70s by the label Cramps.
Other pieces, more recently, by Alga Marghen.

more infos

12/05/2015

Stabat Mater


Giovanni Battista Pergolèse (1710-1736) compose quelques mois avant sa mort de la tuberculose son célébre "Stabat Mater" qui lui avait été commandé par son mécène le duc de Maddaloni.
Le talentueux contre-ténor Philippe Jaroussky et la soprano hongroise Emöke Barath en donne ici une splendide version.
L'ensemble "Orfeo 55" est dirigé par Nathalie Stutzmann.

08/05/2015

Christian Wolff

End of the 40s, the eminent composer Christian Wolff became a close associate of John Cage and his artistic circle, which included Earle Brown, David Tudor and Morton Feldman.And in the 60s, close of Cornelius Cardew, he continued to experiment the idea of composition, as well to practice the improvisation.


One of his main subject was the idea of indeterminate music. If the outcome is uncertain, how do we know whether we are hearing a particular piece? How different can a piece
sound and still be that piece? His piece "Burdocks" - for one or more groups of 5 or more players - written in the 70s for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company is emblematic of his area of thought.

musical pieces to listen to 

and an interview on Sound American website



04/05/2015

Uma noite em 67


En hommage à notre ami Rémi Kolpa Kopoul, dit RKK, qui nous a quitté hier.
Cette excellente archive des débuts du tropicalisme au Brésil, pays qu'il aimait - et qui l'aimait - tant et dont il nous a fait, au fil des dernières décennies, découvrir les merveilles musicales. Journaliste, DJ, homme de radio (Radio Nova) et grand maître de la "sono mondiale", il nous a toujours fait entendre des merveilles et des raretés musicales des 5 continents, avec passion et générosité.

L'Improbable Portrait, film réalisé par Stéphane Jourdain de "La Huit".

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On the 21th of october1967 in Teatro Paramount (São Paulo- Brazil), the third final of the Festival de Música Popular Brasileira , being the real embodiment of the begining of the "Tropicalism".

A crazy night with lot of famous musicians, which started with a scandal by Sergio Ricardo who broke his guitar in front of the audience who disliked his song interpretation.

An amazing documentary with interviewes and excerpts of the show : Chico Buarque with the MPB 4, (don't miss a fabulous piece around 46' - where the audience had nothing to compete with the Beatles' one, at the same era)  Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Os Mutantes ....

Despite the movie is in Portuguese langage, don't miss it.


thanks to V.S. for the link