”La terre, il se pourrait bien après tout que ce soit une espèce
de merveilleux petit appareil enregistreur, plaçé là par on ne sait qui,
pour capter tous les bruits qui circulent mystérieusement dans l’Univers.”
Pierre Reverdy - ”En vrac” - 1929

”J’entends tous les bruits de la terre grâce à mes oreilles et mes nerfs de cristal
dans lesquels circulent le feu du ciel et celui des volcans.”
Michel Leiris - ”Le point cardinal” - 1927

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

27/10/2016

Like a Villain

     
The Portland classical artist, who performs under the name Like a Villain, is known for her unrehearsed, long-form noise sets, which mix jazzy and operatic vocals with experimental woodwind compositions.

In early 2010, Holland Andrews (her real name) began her solo project behind the alias of Like a Villain. She pulls her influences from notable minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, contemporary vocalists including Diamanda Galás, and modern experimental musicians like Björk, and she is heavily influenced by Broadway and opera music. By creating a tapestry of live loops using her voice, clarinet, and glockenspiel, her aim is to emphasize the roots of organic sounds and create an emotional realm of sonic healing and magic. 

"With her voice, a clarinet, a glockenspiel, and a loop pedal, Holland Andrews aka "Like a Villain" weaves haunting faerie tales of songs, capable of ethereal beauty and deafening, cathartic discord. Over the past few years, Andrews has established herself as one of the Northwest's most daring and captivating performers. "Great, big sonic constructs that crash through your expectations of what music is supposed to be" - Willamette Week



pic credit: Michael Cooper, TBA Press Corps

17/10/2016

15 covers

15 LPs I could like for their content as well for their graphic's design cover
These pictures were found on the famous blog Project Thirty-Three
managed by Jive Time Records in Seattle.
















13/10/2016

Lea Bertucci

https://soundcloud.com/lea-bertucci

Lea Bertucci is an American sound artist and composer, a real master of spacious atmospheres, and gloomy, contemplative soundscapes, on her trademark combine of physical, open-reel tape and electroacoustic bass clarinet.
Her work often incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental/vocal technique, and tape collage. As an instrumentalist, she takes an idiosyncratic approach to the amplification of woodwind instruments, creating organic yet electrified sonic interventions.

***interview***

An amazing live for solo amplified bass clarinet - at "JACK", Brooklyn - July 2014
 

For people in France:
à ne pas rater sa venue mercredi 26 octobre à Paris à l' Espace des Arts sans Frontières

10/10/2016

Pour en finir avec Tropicália

Ernst Widmer, Lindembergue Cardoso, Rufo Herrera, Milton Gomes, Jamary Oliveira & Walter Smetak

Samon Takahashi, musicien et plasticien, nous propose de découvrir les avant-gardes qui ont influencé et accompagné le mouvement Tropicália: modernisme, concrétisme, électro-acoustique… On s’intéressera notamment dans ce premier volet à l’importance de l’Université de Bahia et de ses professeurs comme Walter Smetak, qui a exercé une influence certaines sur Caetano Veloso.
Sur Radio Vassiviére, à écouter le premier volet de cette intéressante plongée au coeur de l'avant-garde brésilienne,
et la seconde partie

Samon Takahashi, french musician and artist, propose to discover the avant-garde which had influenced the Brasilian modernism movement Tropicalia... It will focus in the significance of the Bahia’s university and its teachers as Walter Smetak, who trained a real influence on Caetano Veloso and many others.
On Radio Vassivière you can listen to the two parts of this interesting dive in the heart of the Brazilian avant-garde of the 70s.
 




Sans oublier de consulter la restitution d’une conférence audiovisuelle donnée par Samon Takahashi en 2014 à São Paulo dans le cadre d’une session OuUnPo.
Cette conférence "Helveticalia" (ou "l’invention du Brésil par les Suisses") est une fiction sur l’identité brésilienne, supposée être nourrie par des origines suisses.