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Releasing the Spirit of Objects

02/2017 to 02/2018

Paris / France

"Releasing the Spirit of Objects" which is a series of compositions leading to live performances and an album.

The idea came from reading about Oscar Fischinger's animist theory which inspired Cage's initial passion for percussion. Same with the likes of Max Nehaus and of course the whole Musique Concrete school.

It coincided with the chronological exploration of the human relation to sound, first the tabula rasa (towards silence), then natural rythms (the sleep in opera), then the voice as an outer projection (echolalia) and now the cultural, interaction with man-made objects and rituals...

The joint commission from GRM and Radio France starts this exploration using metallic objects,

“Hazy Metal” est le premier volet de la série “Releasing the Spirit of Objects”, dérivée de la théorie d’Oskar Fischinger selon laquelle chaque objet recèlerait un esprit susceptible d’être libéré par des ondes, chocs, frôlements et autres grattages. À la croisée d’un animisme contemporain et de l’objet musical, les percussions diluées, étirées, malmenées, découpées, recomposées transforment des objets du quotidien en instruments de nouveaux rituels. Ici, l'âge du fer résonne avec la vélocité numérique. Le postulat fait naître la palette sonore et la composition se déploie entre expérience et abstraction, protocoles et intuition.

GRM Composer and former artistic director Christian Zanesi has labeled it as "une musique concrete moderne".

 

 

 

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03/2002

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03/2014

All the sounds originate from a single voice recording at the GRM studios (... More...

12/2012

Processus de collage sémantique et écriture automatique à partir d’un champ... More...

04/2011

The track is being written on a pedestrian drift around rue Saint Denis in... More...

06/2010

Improvisation-performance with Virgile Novarina, during his sleep. For more... More...

08/2011