”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

"La terre est un juke-box éclairé par le soleil"
Gordon Hempton

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

18/10/2021

A page of madness

 


"A page of madness" est un film muet (culte) de 1926 réalisé par Teinosuke Kinugasa

"A page of madness" is a 1926 silent movie (cult) directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa


The japanese director Teinosuke Kinugasa was a member of a group of avant-garde artists well-known as Shinkankaku-ha (“the school of new perceptions”) and this experimental film, written in collaboration with future Nobel Prize Yasunari Kawabata, is a good representation of their rebellion against realistic representation. 

"A page of madness" relève d’une expérience cinématographique puissante. Le rythme y est vertigineux, le cadre, l’éclairage, les décors et le gestuels des comédiens en font un chef-d’œuvre mondial du cinéma muet. 

 
"...acid trip, darkness and deep dadaist bass lines, shamanistic and crispy improvised electronics, 
non-melodic psychedelic and foggy  extravaganza 
               compose the sonic mental landscapes of GOL combo..."                  
 Oscar Teppaz - untitled writings 1913
 
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 un "ciné-concert" avec le groupe français GOL  en 2016 pour la "Semaine du bizarre" à Montreuil

a "ciné-concert" with the french band GOL  in 2016 for "Semaine du bizarre" in Montreuil  

avec (with)  Samon Takahashi, Jean Marcel Busson, Ravi Shardja et Frédéric Rebotier


thanks to Nilonilaz channel for this captation and many rare others

merci à Nilonilaz pour ses captations d'événements musicaux rares et précieux


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12/10/2021

Proverb

            Perotin's score

"Proverb" is an exstatic musical composition by Steve Reich for three sopranos, two tenors, two vibraphones, and two electric organs. Composed in 1995 around one unique sentence of the austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein : "How small a thought it takes to fill a whole life!"
(from the book "Culture and Value" -1946)

 
 
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06/10/2021

La Stazione



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

”La Stazione” est un court-métrage documentaire réalisé par Valerio Zurlini en 1952.

"La Stazione a été, dans l’absolu, le premier exemple de cinéma-vérité, en avance de nombreuses années sur la naissance de ce style. Le documentaire a été tourné en un mois, toujours pendant les heures blafardes de l’aube et il surprenait, d’après nature, la profonde réalité d’une Italie qui n’a pas changé: de pauvres gens endormis dans les salles d’attente de troisième classe, des Italiens du sud attendant le train qui devait les emmener au Nord pour y chercher un emploi et toute la vie nue et secrète de cette belle gare qu’on venait d’inaugurer. Il a été tourné en prise directe, enregistrant les voix égarées qui s’exprimaient dans tous les dialectes et avec tous les accents, sans aucune trame narrative et sans jamais obliger les héros inconscients de ces froides matinées à prendre des attitudes quelconques, volant des images, des sons, des appels, la solitude et l’espoir de pauvres gens impatients de vivre: la caméra n’inventait rien, c’était seulement un témoin attendtif et fidèle de tant d’humilité et de destins si ingrats." - Valerio Zurlini - retranscrit dans le film d'Adolfo Conti "Gli anni delle immagini perdute"


 

 

 

 

 

 

la gare Termini de Rome

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01/10/2021

Steam machine music

 
Morten Riis is a danish artist born in 1980.
His music can be characterized as an electronic music that fuses elements of sound art with a more acousmatic and electro-acoustic approach. Lately his artistic work has focused around the investigation of the myriad of errors that arises when working with analogue and digital systems.

In his recent work Morten Riis tries to implement the notion of programmability, control and execution - the fundamentals of electronic and computer music, into a physical mechanical context in an attempt to search for the elementary elements of digital control.

In "Steam Machine Music", the sound material is generated using two music boxes that are programmable with perforated paper strips, a small Zither - a stringed instrument played with Meccano pulley wheels thus generating continuous drones instead of the normal plucking of the strings. Furthermore a dynamo that generates alternating current, which drives a small Lego engine which output is feed directly to a mixing desk generating a continuous tone which frequency is depended of the speed of the steam engine. Additionally a "drum" machine is incorporated which is built with Meccano parts that can be programmed to consist of up to four simple rhythm patterns; and the most important sound generating part is the sound of the machine itself, the rhythmic patterns and pulsating drones of the steam engine, the squeaking of the gear trains and the rattling of the whole structure is all important parts of the sonic experience.

 
 

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28/09/2021

Fin (Konec)



"Fin" is an amazing short movie directed by the Armenian film-maker Artavazd Pelechian

"Fin" est un magique court-métrage du cinéaste Arménien Artavazd Pelechian.


Dans le train de Moscou à Erevan, Pelechian filme en 1992, caméra à l'épaule, des hommes et des femmes d'âges et d'ethnies différentes. Tous pris dans le cours du voyage, toute figure se dilue dans sa contemplation et tourne à l'abstraction. "Fin" est un hymne au voyage où l'action est rythmée par le son du train lui-même.

In the Moscow/Yerevan train, Pelechian shot during 1992 men and women of different ages and ethnicities. All caught up during their journey, together in spite of themselves, any figure is diluted in its contemplation and turns into abstraction. "End" is a hymn to travel where the action is punctuated by the sound of the train itself.

 

  

Sans oublier de voir et revoir son sublime film "Les saisons"

Without forgetting to see again and again his magnificent movie titled "The Seasons"  

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24/09/2021

Circles (15)

 

untitled - Eric M. de la Vivanderie
 
  
untitled - Yves Mestrallet
 

untitled - Yves Mestrallet
 
 
a target for Duuu Radio
 
 
another target for Duuu Radio

 
ROBHO magazine - 1968
 
 
Revue Disk - 1923

 
a score by Henri Chopin



a drone by Growing


 
 
OOOOOOO
 
 
 


17/09/2021

Hania Rani


 

 

 

 

 

Hania Rani born in 1990 is a Polish pianist and composer. She composes music for strings, piano, voice and electronics and has collaborations with Christian Löffler, Dobrawa Czocher and Hior Chronik. 

 

 

 

“I decided to rearrange some of my favourite songs, which I have been performing live for years. Recorded live and captured in the iconic Studio S2, one of the recording studios of Polish Radio in Warsaw. The hall is fully covered with light wood, which reminds me of other Radio Studios all around the world - like Funkhaus in Berlin for example. There is a kind of intimacy when playing the little piano in this huge and also very high venue.” Hania Rani

 

 

 "Con Moto" is composed by Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher’ a preview of the upcoming october album "Inner Symphonies". The video was shot in the historic auditorium of Kraków’s Juliusz Słowacki’s Theater.

 "...acoustic instruments and majestic architecture on the one hand, synthesisers and the modern feeling of our work on the other..."

& a review of  "music for film and theater" on the blog "a closer listen"

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10/09/2021

Market street - 1906


An amazing, astonisching long sequence shot in Market Street, San Francisco with the most complete version of the historic film, "A Trip Down Market Street", combining the best elements of prints from Prelinger Archives and Library of Congress.

The film was shot on April 14, 1906, just four days before the San Francisco earthquake and fire, to which the negative was nearly lost.  

More technical information


 

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