”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



"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"
with its spanish version (2011 to 2014)


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