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Ruhl, Joris: Toile, Etoiles (Umlaut Records)

Four improvisations in a series titled "Etoile" [star] and one composition using graphic notation titled "Toile" [canvas], from French clarinetist Joris Rhule, working with multiphonics and extended harmonic technique to extoll unusual sonorities from the single reed instrument, from fragile to forceful, fascinating examples of extreme sonic exploration.
 

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12 page booklet with text in French and English plus a sample of the score in graphic notation.

Label: Umlaut Records
Catalog ID: UMFR-CD28
Squidco Product Code: 26601

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Sweden / France / Germany
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at conservatoire de Montreuil, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in April, 2017.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Throughout the long written piece and the four short improvisations that make up this record, clarinetist Joris Ruhl undertakes a meticulous and living sonic research, both precise and disorderly. By pushing instrumental technique into unknown territories, he hammers, twists, grinds and kneads a fragile and changing matter. This taste for a "poetry of technique" can also be found in the choice for an artisanal manufacturing of the cover. Thus, the pleasure of experimenting was prolonged by that of researching at the binding studio; and to the reed's vibration echoed the rough caress of the canvas, the feel of lead types under the fingers, the sound of beautiful paper being skimmed through. This item, which manufacturing was limited to 40 numbered copies, is available for purchase here."-Umlaut


12 page booklet with text in French and English plus a sample of the score in graphic notation.

Artist Biographies

"After having studied classical music with Jacques Di Donato, Joris Rühl oriented himself towards contemporary music, written, improvised and jazz, with a predilection for projects blurring the borders between these different labels. He plays with contemporary music ensembles like L'Instant Donné or Hiatus, with jazz ensembles like TØRN, Hübsch 8, Simon Rummel Ensemble and with the experimental music ensembles ONCEIM and Spat' Sonore. He also improvises with, among many others, Michel Doneda, Thierry Madiot, Isabelle Duthoît, Eve Risser, Antez. His discography includes discs released under the labels Neos Jazz, Satelita, OBS and Umlaut Records. Beside this activity of musician, he also works on films and experimental videos."

-Umlaut (http://www.umlautrecords.com/people/joris-ruhl/)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. toile (17:28)

2. etoile 1 (1:50)

3. etoile 2 (3:50)

4. etoile 3 (5:14)

5. etoile 4 (1:16)

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Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players
Solo Artist Recordings

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