Fourteen short, improvised pieces from the duo of Joelle Leandre (double bass, voice) and Gianni Lenoci (piano, objects) that follow an aesthetic somewhere between jazz and contemporary music.
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Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 126
Squidco Product Code: 4200
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded on May 31st, 2003 in Il Sorriso Studio in Bari, Italy.
Joelle Leandre-doublebass, vocals
Gianni Lenoci-piano, objects
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"French double bass player (born 12 September 1951 in Aix-en-Provence, France), improviser and composer, Joëlle Léandre is one of the dominant figures of the new European music. Trained in orchestral as well as contemporary music, she has played with l'Itinéraire, 2e2m and Pierre Boulez's Ensemble Intercontemporain. Joëlle Léandre has also worked with Merce Cunningham and with John Cage, who has composed especially for her - as have Scelsi, Fénelon, Hersant, Lacy, Campana, Jolas, Clementi and about 40 composers.
As well as working in contemporary music, Léandre has played with some of the great names in jazz and improvisation, such as Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Evan Parker, Irene Schweizer, William Parker, Barre Phillips, Pascal Contet, Steve Lacy, Lauren Newton, Peter Kowald, Urs Leimgruber, Mat Maneri, Roy Campbell, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Mark Naussef, Marilyn Crispell, India Cooke and so many others...
She has written extensively for dance and theater, and has staged a number of multidisciplinary performances. She got the DAAD at Berlin, is welcomed as artist resident at Villa Kujiyama (Kyoto). In 2002, 2004 and 2006, she is Visiting Professor at Mills college, Oakland, CA, Chaire Darius Milhaud, for improvisation and composition. Her work as a composer and a performer, both in solo recitals and a part of ensembles, has put her under the lights of the most prestigious stages of Europe, the Americas and Asia.
From 1981 to 2009, Joëlle Léandre has about 150 recordings to her credit.-Joelle Leandre Website (https://www.joelle-leandre.com/biography/2/)
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1 balançoire 1 (2003) 3:21
2 balançoire 2 (2003) 1:45
3 balançoire 3 (2003) 4:16
4 balançoire 4 (2003) 1:34
5 balançoire 5 (2003) 4:38
6 balançoire 6 (2003) 3:29
7 balançoire 7 (2003) 2:42
8 balançoire 8 (2003) 4:51
9 balançoire 9 (2003) 2:21
10 balançoire 10 (2003) 3:36
11 balançoire 11 (2003) 3:16
12 balançoire 12 (2003) 4:07
13 balançoire 13 (2003) 3:13
14 balançoire 14 (2003) 2:47
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"Recorded in Italy in 2003, this album celebrates the first meeting between French bassist Joëlle Léandre and Italian pianist Gianni Lenoci.
Objects and Home-made Instruments
Canadian Composition & Improvisation
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