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Vigroux, Franck: Triste Lilas (D'Autres Cordes)

Dark free improv embracing electro-acoustic principles and dark narrative content, a sort of improvised musique-concréte using a wide sonic palette.

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product information:

UPC: 634479141614

Label: D'Autres Cordes
Catalog ID: dac 061
Squidco Product Code: 9482

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: France
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded in Studio Digitruc, France by Carlos Duarte, January 2005 and at Studio Lakanal by Boris Darley.


Franck Vigroux-turntables, electronics

Jenn Priddle-voice

Helene Breschand-harp

Bruno Chevillon-doublebass, electronics

Michel Blanc-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Hélène Breschand is a French harpist, composer and improviser. Breschand leads a career both as a solo artist as well as in ensemble work, playing both a contemporary repertoire and premiering new works as much as she plays improvised music and musical theater.[1] She is a musician who plays on the verge of several genres ranging from contemporary music to jazz. She plays both written and improvised music."

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track listing:

1. Les Soldats Tombours 6:14

2. Et J'ai Vu Dans Le Miroir 4:34

3. Une Fois J'ai Pleuré 7:27

4. All My Deepest Desire 5:19

5. Le Cygne En Porcelaine 3:32

6. Lilas Lilas 4:00

7. La Baignoire 8:10

8. Sans Bruit Je Suis Rentré 4:42

9. J'y Ai Retrouvé Cette Robe À Pois Blancs 3:52
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Definitely and defiantly European and French, Lilas Triste (sorrowful lilacs), is the sort of quasi-free improv session that could only appear at this point in the 21st Century.

Based on the compositions and studio manipulations of fretless guitarist Franck Vigroux, who lives in Monastier, France, the CD blends elements of post-rock, electronica and free improv with reformatted sonic material and location recordings into nine distinctive tracks that could be termed improvised musique concrète. Furthermore Vigroux, who is a concert organizer as well as a member of world music and improv bands, fashions this audio creation using a minimum of tools. They are his regular and fretless guitars and laptop, Hélène Breschand's harp and voice, plus lesser contributions from a narrator, a vocalist, and, on one track, a visiting American guitar hero.

Breschand's experience encompasses interpretations of contemporary scores by Berio, Cavanna and Nunes, as well as performing improv with the likes of saxist Michel Doneda and guitarists Gérald Zbinden and Jean-Marc Montera. Because of this, she's quite familiar with adapting her axe's lush, all-encompassing glissandos from its 27 strings to the microtonal, quasi-slide vibratos of the fretless guitar, which Vigroux often extends with delay pedal, bottleneck and an E-bow. [...]"-Ken Waxman, JazzWord

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Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Unusual Vocal Forms
Spoken Word
Free Improvisation
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