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

Robert Fripp


"Le rôle de l'artiste créateur est de créer des lois, non pas de suivre celles qui sont déjà faites"
Ferruccio Busoni

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker

19/03/2019

Alzheimer



"Alzheimer" is the name of a band (gang?) where Paul Desenne, the composer born in Caracas (Venezuela), is part of with Alonso Toro and Pedro Vásquez and other guests.

"un grupo experimental muy interesante de Caracas"

The studio creations of this collective band explores forgotten roots of Latin American music through fictional recreations.
The nine original pieces from the heteronymous CD released in 2001 propose quartets including Venezuelan cuatro, Renaissance cornetto, Hawaïan bamboo clarinet and electric cello, to gigantic tribal fantasies involving many percussionists, a large choir and other guest players on diverse instruments with lot of humour. Evocating Tom Ze, Chico Mello, Pascal Comelade and other atypical artists...


Just notice that the music of this excentric band does not have any links with the music of Paul Desenne. As a parenthesis in his work, the "Alzheimer" project may seen strange in view of his main repertoire which is articulated around more classical compositions, as chamber works, cello quartet, wind nonets, cantata for voices, symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra with traditional Venezuelan instruments, violin concerto...

(Paul Desenne) Es uno de los compositores más versátiles en el ámbito latinoamericano y es ampliamente reconocido por sus juegos y mezclas entre músicas "académicas" y músicas tradicionales de su país.

En 2007 the "Yopo Time" is a record which compiled different works for chamber orchestra composed in between 1997 and 2003.



Don't forget to have a look on the serious Desenne's blog
"Musical Thoughts from Venezuela"
PRESTISSIMO !
with its spanish version (2011 to 2014)


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15/03/2019

Circles (8): compass & target




Boussole de géomancie, Chine du Sud - 19ème siécle
Bois laqué - don du missionaire Charles Pitton au Musée des Missions circa 1885
courtesy of MEG


Boussole philosophique

Boussole ancienne


Boussole "Madonna Dell'Orto"


night light


unknown virtual circle


target - Solaris


& now, just rotate with Molen!

& all circles and grooves HERE


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10/03/2019

Phil Dadson


The New-Zealander Phil Dadson born in 1946, studied fine arts in Auckland (NZ), majoring in sculpture and time-based arts. He had the chance to work in the UK 1968/69 with Cornelius Cardew's foundation group for a Scratch Orchestra.
Back in New Zealand in 1970, he founded a Scratch Orchestra in 1970 and later in 74 the avant-garde ensemble "From Scratch", which would use everything from old lampshades to customised PVC pipes to perform its intricate, rhythmic compositions.

https://vimeo.com/29907475

Since that period, he also activates lot of different projects in between collective performance, sound sculpture, experimental instrument building, video installation, teaching methods, and, of course, rythmical compositions.

Phil who received many major awards and commissions including a Fullbright travel award to the USA, and research, exhibition and performance grants, devotes his energy, full time, to his own work.


https://vimeo.com/277903491

some pieces
- SOUND TRACKS, and exhibited Tapping the Pulse; video and film works from 1971-2004
- sound-sculpture TENANTENNAE at the Connells Bay Sculpture Park on Waiheke Island
- has co-authored Slap Tubes and other Plosive Instruments- a DIY guide to building a variety of slap tube instruments,
- In 2011, Phil participated in the Kermadec Ocean project, curated by Gregory O'Brien, in support of a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. Phil joined a number of artists voyaging on the HMNZS Otago to Raoul Island and onto Tonga Tapu.


 


a few works
"Drumwheel" with two different versions from 1979 & 2018
"Urban devas" with Carol Brown and dancers - 2010
"Wobble Ova Oases" with Chris Connor in Heart' Heart performance series

and many many other works to look, listen at and follow on his Vimeo Channel
and don't miss From Scratch's piece called "Drum/Sing" -1984

An article to read in the next April issue of Wire around Dadson's heritage of the Scratch Orchestra with Cornelius Cardew in England in the late 60's.

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06/03/2019

Aynur Doğan


 
The 2018' very famous singer and cultural icon of the Kurdish people
  Aynur Doğan
live with the Morgenland Chamber Orchestra


"Keca Kurdan"
Aynur & the Morgenland Chamber Orchestra
featuring Ibrahim Keivo (vocals), Kinan Azmeh (clarinet), Cemil Qocgiri (tembur), 
Rony Barrak (darbouka), Hussein Zahawy (daf) 
conducted by Naci Özgüc 
Arrangement: Wolf Kerschek 
filmed by Günter Wallbrecht


dont let the Kurds fall !

&
listen to this amazing piece with fabulous darbouka and daf solits


 
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01/03/2019

Felix Blume


Felix Blume is a french sound artist and sound engineer for lots of movies and art pieces; he works and lives between Mexico and France.
His work is focused on listening, it invites us to live sonic experiences that enable a different perception of the surrounding. He uses sound as a basic material in sound pieces, videos, actions and installations. His process is often collaborative, working with communities, using public space as the context within which he explores and presents his works. 

He creates some amazing installations, using radio, human dialogues both with inhabited natural and urban contexts, in what voices can tell beyond words. My best are : "Sapo", "Informal chorus" with Daniel Godinez Nivon, "Sound cane" ...

"...Me gusta que llegas a la exposición y es como un pequeño oasis, hay belleza en el sonido, hay una experiencia estética. Es una exposición para estar y perderse adentro de ella. Ver el elemento plástico, ver las cosas que se conectan. Hay una voluntad de hacer y articular algo y esto implica un riesgo. Conecté, contacté porque encontré potencial para hablar de lo que me interesaba. Un nuevo materialismo.
Por otro lado, el arte sonoro tiene una tradición muy conservadora de eliminar todos los demás sonidos, en una especie de reivindicación del sonido. A mí lo que me interesa es la problematicidad que hay entre visión y audición y la alusión a otros sentidos desde otros sentidos..." 

Felix Blume - May 2018 - itw by Jessica Díaz

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http://www.felixblume.com/deathinhaiti/

In 2018, he published a CD around funeral brass band: "Death in Haïti: funeral brass sounds & sounds of Port au Prince"

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One of his last work is a site-specific sound installation entitled "Rumors from the sea", composed of hundred of bamboos and flutes on the coast of Krabi, a work commissioned by the Thailand Biennale.



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24/02/2019

F. comme

   comme...

Facteur : n. m. Celui qui fabrique des instruments de musique.
 

Falcon : anc.fr.  Voix de soprano dramatique

Fausset : subst. masc.  Timbre vocal par laquelle un homme imite celle d’une femme, ne faisant vibrer les cordes vocales seulement sur une partie de leur longueur.

Faussure : n. f. Courbure d'une cloche, à l'endroit où elle commence à s'élargir.





Faux-bourdon : n. m. Chant d’église dont toutes les parties s’exécutent note contre note.

Feuilles : argot pluriel   Oreilles
”dur de la feuille””constipé des feuilles” en argot : Sourd

Frainter :  anc.fr.  Résonner, faire du bruit, retentir

Frapin :  anc.fr.  Bruit, tumulte

Fredon : subst. masc. Ornement mélodique improvisé par le chanteur pour agrémenter le chant. Air chanté à mi-voix

Fredelle :  anc.fr.  Bruit, vacarme

Friselis : n. m. Très faible frémissement perçu par l’ouïe

Frottole : s. f., [italien : frottola]   Forme de chanson polyphonique à 4 voix de tradition populaire en Italie aux XVe et XVIe siècles. La musique est réglée sur la métrique du poème et la forme littéraire du même nom. Les paroles, de caractère amoureux, sont en général placées au soprano, les trois autres voix pouvant être remplacées par des instruments.

Frouer : v. t.  Terme d'oiseleur. Faire un certain sifflement, par lequel on imite le cri de la chouette ou d’oiseaux nocturnes pour attirer des oiseaux diurnes.




Fry : type d'émission vocale rauque et rugueuse, caractérisé par une vibration à très basse fréquence de l'épiglotte, de la luette et des bandes ventriculaires, modulant la fréquence vocale. A titre d'exemple, Ida Cox et Louis Armstrong utilisérent largement la voix "fry". 
source: CD "LES VOIX DU MONDE"

Fughetta : t.ital. Petite fugue




Funk : Terme apparu dans les années 1950 aux États-Unis, pour désigner une mise en valeur d'éléments du blues dans le jazz blanc en Californie. Le funk s’est ensuite particulièrement développé dans la soul music et le ryhtm and blues, la musique disco des années 1970-1980.
A la fin des années 1960, le groupe de James Brown invente le "funk beat", qui se caractérise par un rythme plus agressif et syncopé en accentuant le premier temps de la mesure (à l'inverse du R&B traditionnel) et les Noirs américains s'approprient le terme "funk" définitivement.

cf: Bootsy Collins, Sly and the Family Stone with his bass player Larry Graham, James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, Herbie Hancock, Kool and the Gang, Prince, George Clinton… 

 ”Funk” était un terme argotique utilisé dans le monde interlope du jazz désignant le sperme mais surtout l’odeur de transpiration après un acte sexuel.

"Yo' momma got funk
That smells like death
Sh's even got the funklest armpits and breath
Yo' momma takes foot from garbage cans
She don't look like she ever washed her face and hands."

"Yo' Momma" - Luther Thomas - 1981 
in "Talkin' that talk" de Jean-Paul Levet - 1992  

http://www.lyber-eclat.net/livres/talkin-that-talk/

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sans oublier A  
..        B  
...              C 

... D & E



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20/02/2019

Batida


L’Ensemble Batida est un collectif basé à Genéve composé de cinq musiciens qui explorent le répertoire contemporain. Ils interprètent des oeuvres de Bela Bartok, Luciano Berio, Mauricio Kagel, Maurice Ohana et Martin Matalon entre autres et sont ouverts aux expérimentations, aux dispositifs singuliers, à des projets collaboratifs avec d’autres disciplines et à l'improvisation.

Ses 5 membres sont les percusionnistes Jeanne Larrouturou, Alexandra Bellon et Anne Briset et les pianistes Viva Sanchez Reinoso et Raphaël Krajka.

The Ensemble Batida is a group of five musicians, percussionists and pianists united by their fascination for contemporary music, their thirst for research and artistic collaborations. The universe they build project after project, blends the acoustic beauty of the instruments percussives with a broad sound spectrum of electronic music. In live, the public is captured by their scenic energy, whether they put at the service of repertory pieces or as a telluric soundtrack for dance performances.

"Virtuose de la fusion des timbres", selon le critique musical du quotidien Le Monde Pierre Gervasoni, l’Ensemble Batida sait explorer l’infiniment petit au cœur du son, et pratiquer une orfèvrerie de pointe. 



d'autres extraits musicaux à écouter  ici et 

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