RYOKO AKAMA GREY (GRAY)
BONNIE JONES & RODOLPHE LOUBATIÈRE
[electronics // snare drum]
Ryoko Akama’s scores are spaces offered to the musicians, where
abstraction takes form. Once again she proposes a reflection on the
grey, on the color without colors, on subtle shifts of perception.
Bonnie Jones and Rodolphe Loubatière both explore on their own that «
hyperspace » born in distance. Through Bonnie’s circuits and wires and
on skin surface for Rodolphe, it suddenly shape itself in our ears. This
trio manages to balance concept and sensitivity of raw material, in a
long electrocoustic-improvisation/music format.
From september until decembre 2020, INSUB. curates the Insub.distances project. It invited height composers from the experimental scene to write originial scores. These compositions were interpreted by 8 duos of musicians fully sperareted. The pieces, recorded & filmed, and broadcasted online only investigate the issues of proximity and distance in a context where artistic mobility is turned obsolete by the current crisis, highlighting the need to create and exchange, beyond masks and closed borders. The 8 dematerialized performances that will be published one every two weeks, in video & audio formats, alongside interviews in which the musical, technical, contextual and personal aspects of the performers’ work are discussed. This dematerialized proposition explores virtuality as a palliative during the current situation – but also its limits by a crude montage which underlines the separation between the performers. The simplicity of the set-up ultimately reinforces the power of the music : tender and subtle counterpoints are found side by side to interweaved humming voices, explosive bursts, pulsations, meticulous explorations, resonance activations & ethereal harmonies…
10.09 Michael Pisaro-Liu ~
d’incise & Philippe Lauzier
24.09 Annette Schmucki ~ Antoine Läng & Myriam Pruvot
08.10 Ryoko Akama ~ Rodolphe Loubatière & Bonnie Jones
22.10 Jacques Demierre ~ Raphael Ortis & Camille Emaille
05.11 Clara de Asís ~ Violeta Motta & Cristián Alvear
19.11 Christian Wolfarth ~ Alexandra Bellon & Alexis Degrenier
03.12 Sarah Hennies ~ Cyril Bondi & Mike Majkowski
17.12 Jürg Frey ~ Anouck Genthon & Pierre-Yves Martel
Chaque semaine du confinement imposé par le covid19, Dreieck Interferences propose une compilation des recherches de musicien/nes de la région enregistrées avec les moyens du bord et autour d'une thématique à chaque fois différente.
Rodolphe Loubatière, snare drum
The INSUB META ORCHETRA present here its third « Archive », recorded in the amazing acoustic of the Swiss Radio studio in Genva during the summer 2014. Four pieces, two relatively short and one very long, each of them placing the accent on a particlular and reduced aspect, silences, uniformity, durations, unisson and contrast. This « Archive#3″ sees also the return of the orchestra to structured pieces after a couple of years focused on improvisation. 29 musicians, with a large variety of instruements, winds, strings, electronics, percussions, an harmonium, and a good amount of uncategorized objects, build delicat textures, appearing and returning to the silence, force the listening to extreme zones, with a radical position on durations and minimal variations.
Deux concerts en after du Festival Batteries.
ouverture et projections 20h30, concert de 22h30 à 01h30!!!
Entrée 10chf ou libre avec ticket du Galpon.
ROSAS DANST ROSAS
There are three tracks on Nervure, with each made up mostly of small sounds scratching and scurrying around one another. The guitar often sounds as much like a further percussive element as Loubatiere’s instrumentation, usually amplified but played with little scurrying explorations and various items tapping and rubbing over the instrument as much as the strings are ever directly addressed by themselves. There are no rhythms as such, no pulse and no real extended passages in which the drums are struck, with extended techniques very much the name of the game from both musicians throughout, but exactly what each of those techniques may look like I haven’t a clue. Like so many improv records, and so many reviews I have written about them, this disc is all about that interplay, that struggle/tussle/squabble/chatter that two musicians in full flight, responding in a flash bring to the music. This isn’t music that will change the world, or even make me reach for the sleeve notes to see if there is anything on them I may have missed. Its clearly a nice clear recording of tinkling children’s musical boxes, tinging metals struck and decaying slowly, prickly tapping and crackling, bowed metal, rubbed strings, hammered hollow wood. Its a lot of nice sounds wrapped together with energy and with a sense of design and balance. It is music for nights like this, when I don’t want to have to think too much, but I want to enjoy the experience of engaging with music to pull it all apart, fathom out how it all works. It shard for me to sit here and recommend this CD particularly highly above a host of other improv discs. There is little to truly set it apart from other acoustic improv duos but its certainly not a bad recording at all, and its exactly what I needed tonight.
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