• 2004 Doumka Clarinet Ensemble & Y.Micenmacher - La coquille et le clergyman •
Doumka Clarinet Ensemble & Y.Micenmacher
Track : La Coquille et le Clergyman - ro3 remix
Hervé Bouchardy : clarinet / little clarinet, Alexis Ciesla : clarinet / bass clarinet / double clarinet, Franck René : clarinet / bass clarinet, Youval Micenmacher : zarb / tof / asian drums / preparted drums / bendir
Cine-concert, film : la coquille et le clergyman, realised by Germaine Dulac and writed by Antonin Artaud
It is not a film of adventures, not a historical film, not more one police, comic or psychological film. It is the term of poetic which comes, poetic like the black light of the surrealist movement, as all true language which is, according to Artaud, incomprehensible. We are amazed to note that this film was carried out far from any concern of liking and that it is held separately, very far from the community at ordinary films. One includes/understands as well as the only music engraved on the film is that of silence. Sometimes, one would want to let it speak... Concerning our relation with film, it east is a question of answering the emotive, lyric and even contemplative aspect by the manner of thinking and of playing the music, deserting the character warlike, spell-binding or festive which sied from the start to our instruments.
One will be able to connect the shell and the clergyman to the automatic writing, with his expensive phantasm with the surrealist ones. Because it is especially of phantasm in question, namely the unconscious one projected about the film, its hypnotic capacity, the constant mixture of onirism and violence, the search for a Nouveau language in this year 1927. Six months later will be carried out the Andalusian Dog by some Luis Buñuel, the history did not retain the shell like first surrealist film of the cinema although it was precisely in this place. The negligible ones and multiple ruptures lacerate the chaotic ground where the energy of this film passes and make shell and the clergyman a dark and dumb work but which does not cease speaking to us. Such is its force and its sublime paradox.
In fact, confrontation will not be the occasion of part of with-which-be-the-more-poetic. Useless of chamailler with the image to make it more alive. The music crosses film more than it accompanies it. It is a continent, we are on board an aircraft, we discover it with the chimerical dream to be posed there and to bring back a little its read-write memory to it abandoned with its torment.
Signature (Radio France) #11015 Cd 2004
• 2002 Bernard Parmégiani - Questions de temps ? •
Remix : Capture
...«I put this album together like a voyage through Bernard Parmegiani's entire cataloge (from 1961 to 2001).
When listening to this "journey", what is striking straight away is the real conformity between the works and their immediate link with the most current popular electronic music productions.
Pop'electriq sounds like it was done by sampling; En phase, hors phase resembles the beginning of a techno rave party; Plain-temps might easily be inserted into a "ambient" programme.
Moreover, that is what Nem and Rom, the tow DJs-remixers who were invited to pay tribute to the foreunner, grasped : they threw themselves into this wholeheartedly, under the creator's somewhat uneasy supervision (tracks 19 & 22).
We are forced to state that an authentic creator is always a bit ahead of his time - it is only a question of time...
But were not the seventies themselves totaly ahead of their time ? I this case, did Parmegiani not do more than tap the true spirit of the times better than others ?. ...»
A horse in the Vocodor (by Denis Levaillant artistic director of cabinet de musique généraliste)
Cézame-C.M.G. #10 Cd 2002
• 1999 Ailleurs / Out there •
Contemporary music + Remixes
Remixes : «Beyond part I & II» (from «Là-bas» by Christian Zanési)
The creation of new trends in music has never been as diverse as today, evidenced by the apperance of many new music style labels. Yet, some eggs still remain hard to crack : such in the case for the etaclishment of dialogue between the contemporary heirs of classical music and their young electronic music counterparts, in spite of recent efforts made in this direction.
CMG aims at being a "music lab" with an open door to diverse contemporary composition that simply overrules the notion of "purity" in music. This album of "remixes" is thus the result of unrestricted artistic exchange, a combination of the language and personal expression of distinct composers, generally distributed through distinct channels to distinct audiences.
Techno, jungle, dub, electro and hip-hop artists have been given the opportunity with this album to fuse the artistic intentions of their classically trained peers with their own musical universes. In this we had yet the concern to keep the variety and colour of these new creations equal to diversity and intrigue found in the original works.
In producing this new disc, CMG does not pretend to have discovered a new "musical penicillin"; not does it yield to the attraction of "universalism" or any sort of theory through which anything is eventually worth anything else. This experience is designed to further perpetuate the developments of ideas : to provoke a better understanding of the "technosphere" world (for lack of a better term), often unjustly considered the creation of brain-dead ausio-technicians, as well as a better understanding of "classical contemporary music" (for lack of a more specific term), often unjustly considered the expression of incomprehebsible sonic flights of fancy.
This text is however first and foremost a thank-you to the many artists who participated in the conception and production of the album, and a token of gratitude to those who took on the challenging risk inherent in such an endeavour. It has been an eye-opening experince, to say the least, and a particularly revealing project that has brought to light musical personalities of their own, but also many unthought-of possibilities; connections that will hopefully escape the whirlwind waltz of "aesthetically-controlled" music labels.
Artists : Césarius Alvim . Jean-Jacques Birgé . Marc-Olivier Dupin . Alain Féron . Dominique Grimaldi . Philippe Hersant . Calin Ioachimescu . Bruno Letort . Denis Levaillant . Renaud Pion . Ravi Prasad . Gilles Racot . Bruno Riou-Maillard . Carlo Rizzo . Stefan Rodesco . Daniel Schell . Jean Schwarz . Christian Toucas . Christian Zanési . Carlos Zingaro Amtinamous . Da.Taz . Dr.Flinx . I-Cart . JC Lemay . MG Lab . Nem . Olivier Renoir . ro3