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La Casa, Eric

Paris Quotidien [CD+60 page booklet of photos & text]


Eric La Casa documents his home environment in Paris through audio investigation and field recordings, creating 3 large works that reveal the properties, singularities, banalities and features of his audio environment in perspective to his status as a citizen of the city, presented in a gatefold CD package with a color 60-page booklet of photos and text.
 

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UPC: 9782955958100

Label: Swarming
Catalog ID: 006
Squidco Product Code: 24075

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: France
Packaging: CD + 60 page booklet of photos & text in English and French
Recorded in Paris, France, between January 2013 and March 2015, by the artist.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"What is the significance of living here at this address, in this building, said to relate to my existence, to my life, in this time of listening? My goal is to work the elements of perceived reality in order to reveal their potential in sound and music in my daily space. The editing mixes documentary research with an aesthetic approach that is driven by an idea of the musical. In order to preserve the original listening, the dynamic of the recordings, or for that matter the real acoustics of the spaces, no effects were used."-Eric La Casa



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Artist Biographies

"968: Born in Tours, France.
1987-91: Studied history of art (University of La Sorbonne, Paris).
1988: Starting sound experiments.

Since 1991: Sound artist.

(award: Festival "Soundscape before 2000")

- tape music composer
A research based on the landscape, its sound substances, its inner language, within a sensitive listening of the world.
[7 solo CDs, many CDs compilations : Japan, Germany, Taiwan, usa...]
+ Previous releases CD:
L'empreinte de l'ivresse (Digital Narcis Ltd, Japan), The Stone of the Threshold (The Ground Fault, Usa).
+ New CD (October 2000): Les Pierres du seuil part 4-7.

- "sound plastician"
(sound environments and installations: Clepsydre, Chute, mi-lieu...)
A research dedicated to the concept: the place - the sound/one place - one work.

- radio producer

(sound essays for the national radio program ACR-France Culture)
New work: Vent sur Ecoute (dedicated to the wind).
Work in progress: Ward Weis (a portrait of this sound artist).

Since 1996: Journalist for the french magazine of new musics: Revue et Corrigée.

Interviews with Pierre Marietan, Claude Schryer, Eric Cordier, Yann Paranthoën, Cédric Peyronnet, René Farabet, Slavek Kwi, Jocelyn Robert, Jean-Luc Guionnet,...
1989-1998: Director of La Légende des voix (label of experimental music).

10 releases (Arsenije Jovanovic, Jim O'Rourke, Syllyk, ...)"

-Kunstradio (http://kunstradio.at/BIOS/lacasabio.html)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Les Saisons Du Bruit De Fond 23:47

2. Les Evenements Exterieurs 20:52

3. Le Monde Interieur 29:19

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May 2017
Electro-Acoustic
Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Field Recordings
Solo Artist Recordings
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