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Foussat, Jean-Marc / Guy-Frank Pellerin: Les Beaux Jours (Fou Records)

The title translating to The Good Days, Fou label leader and synth player Jean-Marc Foussat joins with soprano & tenor saxophonist Guy-Frank Pellerin (Dieci Ensemble) for three extended electroacoustic improvisations and a shorter coda, employing piano, toys, field recordings, a whispered poem from Tristan Tzara, and a sense of limitless creativity and imagination.
 

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Jean-Marc Foussat-synth, piano, toys, voice

Guy-Frank Pellerin-soprano saxophone tenor saxophone


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UPC: 3491570055724

Label: Fou Records
Catalog ID: FR-CD 54
Squidco Product Code: 33962

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Thoronet, in Paris, France, on April 9th, 2023.

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"Intense and stormy "vintage" electronic music - ethereal loops or organ or keyboard effects - synalgias of the unresolved - (AKS by Jean-Marc Foussat) goaded and torn by the extreme bites of the soprano saxophonist (Guy Frank Pellerin). The feeling of duration of their improvisations (22, 19 and 25 minutes) diminishes as the spells fall in this weather of the emerging moment. A nice variety of games in the game phases means that we no longer follow the order of the music, nor its logic. We find an intangible common thread in the many suggestions she evokes.

Slips, punctuations, oscillations of crazy timbres, wild wind under the ripped roof, sonic bursting of the articulations of the breath and the fingerings of the right sax, the rage of the blower, lacerated swirls of sound, the crazy and dazed voices of the speakers. The sound of the sax is sometimes processed, even tortured, by the electronic operator. Soaring whispers at the start of "Night Phase", barely audible, croaking.... Poem by Tristan Tzara, emerald sea by Guy-Frank, the recording is accompanied by poetic signs and this poetry is immanent in the music. A purring motorcycle escapes and the haunting sound of the sax soars into infinity.

We can sense the presence of a piano where two objects - toys - are moving. The blower stretches the slag from the vibrations of the air column while the electro sounds envelop themselves, overlap, stretch or contract. The piano keys tinkle and jump, stirring the heartbreaking high notes and the moving, burning notes of the tenor saxophone. The landscape is in perpetual mutation until the silence where the slow sustained notes of Guy-Frank are revealed, whistlings of despair or of a morning rising by the sea.

A definitive music of the indefinable. A great dialogue between very diverse bundles of intentions under the seal of rustling Zen audacity. The sensitive quality of music transcends "instrumental" performance to let our ghosts express themselves, discover our obsessions or let the subconscious float. Do not try to understand or judge and let yourself be overwhelmed by the experience of the senses."-"Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (translated by Google)


Artist Biographies

"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)
2/21/2024

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Guy-Frank Pellerin is a saxophonist performing improvised music-- instant composition, free, sctructuree or unstructured, without premeditation, sometimes meditated. Collective and sound creation meetings or individual. He is known for the group Dieci Ensemble.

-Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/guy-frank-pellerin-1)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Apres la Pluie 23:02

2. Phase de Nuit 19:35

3. ... Blen proche, sans Doute 26:02

4. Ils Ont Trop Longtemps Dormi 5:49

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Piano & Keyboards
Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players
Field Recordings
Objects and Home-made Instruments
Duo Recordings
New in Improvised Music

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