A live recording at POP in Berlin between synth and electronics player Jean-Marc Foussat and vocalist and electronicist Maria Luisa Capurso, subverting the voice through electronics and effects to create wildly encompassing sound environments that contrast Foussat's synthetics with the organic quality of the human voice; rich, hallucinatory, wonderful.
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Label: Fou Records
Catalog ID: FR - CD 17
Squidco Product Code: 23423
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded "Live" at POP - der Laden, Berlin, Germany, on February 19th, 2016.
Maria Luisa Capurso-voice, effects, objects
Jean-Marc Foussat-Synthi, AKS, voix, etc.
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1. Osmosis 19:55
2. Purple Future 15:36
3. Place du Marche 11:08
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"[...] En Respirant is more programmatic, briskly changing ideas and approaches. The music here is about subverting-even destroying-some of our most strongly-held aural associations by playing with the human voice, which by the very wiring of our brains we can never fail to address. Both Foussat and Capurso use their voices as fuel for their electronics, distorting them beyond all recognition but periodically revealing flashes of the human source. Paradoxically, this allows some of the most conventional moments to be the most powerful - towards the end of "Osmosis," after a thorough deconstruction of anything resembling humanity, the sound drops away to Foussat's electronic shimmer, and Capurso enters with a simple, hymnal melody, vocal loops slowly breaking away and diverging in a haunting canon.
"Purple Future" playfully contrasts Capurso's voicings with those of seagulls, something that sounds ridiculous, but feels logical in the psychedelic swirl the two have conjured. The track moves from trippy to soothing to rather menacing while preserving many of the same elements. By adding and subtracting sounds, the context of others is rebuilt on the fly: nighttime insects change in a moment from summertime soundtrack to rapidly encroaching swarm.
Both À La Face Du Ciel and En Respirant document fascinating strategies for dealing with the "problem" of Foussat: Camões, by using virtuosity and ingenuity to confront him on the viola's terms; Capurso, by blending into the electronic wash and addressing his challenges from the inside out."-Dan Sorrells, The Free Jazz Collective
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"Maria Luisa Capurso is an Italian singer, sound artist, composer and performer based in Berlin. Her work is multidisciplinary and focused on the connection between voice, sound, field recordings, body and improvisation. She investigates and explores the realm of acoustic sounds and electronic interfaces as extension of human voice. Art and life, sound and movement, the common line is the improvisation which leads her to research and to create new worlds. She studied Theater and dance at "Accademia Stabile del Musical", she graduated with a bachelor of jazz music at Conservatory "N.Piccini" in Bari, Puglia, and with a Master of new musical languages and technology at the Conservatory "N.Rota" in Monopoli, Puglia. She studied with Meredith Monk, Faheem Mazaar, Chiara Guidi, Michela Lucenti, Patricia Bardi, Barry Harris, Zeno Gabaglio, Carlos Zingaro, Dave Moss, Kent Carter, Karl Berger, William Parker, etc. She sang the contemporary solo pieces for voice "Lettura di Braibanti" with and for Sylano Bussotti. She recorded with the Hocus Pocus Orchestra and William Parker the album "What Shall We Do" for Silta Records."-Jean-Marc Foussat at Free.Fr (http://jm.foussat.free.fr/MC.htm)
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"Jean-Marc Foussat (born March 19, 1955 in Oran ) is a French composer and improvisational musician ( guitar, piano, live electronics ).
Since the mid-1970s, Foussat had belonged to groups such as Lézard Marçio, in which he contributed the sounds of concrete music with magnetic tapes. In 1981, he finished his first solo album, Abattage, which was released in 1983. In the ensemble Marteau Rouge (with the guitarist Jean-François Pauvros and the drummer Makoto Sato), he also collaborated with Evan Parker. Together with the saxophonist Sylvain Guérineau, he formed the duo Aliquid, which also appeared with Joe McPhee ( Quod, 2014). In addition to soloprograms, he also starred with Noël Akchoté / Roger Turner, Samuel Blaser, Émilie Lesbros, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Sophie Agnel, Daunik Lazro and numerous other musicians, as well as the Fortuna 21 Octet of Raymond Boni and the department of education psychique on."-Wikipedia translated by Google (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Marc_Foussat&prev=search)
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