Hardcore ea-improv from saxophonist Doneda, guitarist Desmarchelier and amplified objectician Toulemonde, active, attention-grabbing and downright frightening sound work.
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Catalog ID: mono028
Squidco Product Code: 12731
Packaging: Cardstock 4 page foldover
Recorded and mixed by Francois Dietz on April 3rd, 2005 at CCAM studio, Vandouevre-les-Nancy, mastered by Oliver Toulemonde.
Michel Doneda-sopranino saxophone, soprano saxophone
Olivier Toulemonde-amplifed objects
Nicols Desmarchelier-acoustic guitar
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Related Categories of Interest:
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Objects and Home-made Instruments
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"Michel Doneda (sopranino, soprano saxophone), Olivier Toulemonde (amplified objects) and Nicolas Desmarchelier (acoustic guitar) [...in...] a recording from 2005, divided in seven parts. This is hardcore improvisation. Lots of objects are being rubbed, touched, scratched to form high end tones, shrieking sounds of objects in danger. This is music that requires ones full attention, even when there is hardly a single second of silence. All of the instruments are used as objects, rather than as instruments. The saxophone may still sound like a saxophone, but the guitar is a resonating body to produce sounds with. Definitely not easy listening, but one to make your hair stand up."-Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly
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"Michel Doneda (F) soprano saxophone, born in 1954, comes from the French South-West. He is a self-taught musician.
In 1980 he founded in Toulouse a reed trio: HIC ET NUNC, a group that toured quite a lot in France, playing mostly improvised music. At the same time he founded with musicians, dancers and actors a place called IREA (Institute for research and exchange between arts of improvisation).
In the following years, he participated in music projects with other artists and he became a regular guest of the Chantenay-Villedieu festival. Meeting other artists he developed a very personal approach with his music and his instrument in improvised music. During this period he played with Europeans musicians: Fred Van Hove, Phil Wachsmann, Max Eastley, Steve Beresford and Americans: John Zorn, Eliott Sharp, Elvin Jones
In 1985 he made his first record under his own name: TERRA (Nato record). At the same time he started playing regurlarly with Lê Quan Ninh, Daunik Lazro, Benat Achiary, Martine Altenburger, Barre Phillips, Paul Rogers, Tetsu Saitoh, Kazue Sawai. More recently he developed his work with Keith Rowe, Gunter Muller, Bhob Rainey, Giuseppe Ielasi and dancers as Masaki Iwana, Yukiko Nakamura, Valérie Métivier and poets, actors.
Since then, he has been very involved in the international improvised music scene, toured in Africa, Japan, Asia, USA, Canada, South America, Russia and with a lot of improvisers in Europe. In 1992 he founded in Toulouse with musicians, actors, poets, dancers the association: La Flibuste. As of today he recorded almost 50 records for European, Americans and Japanese labels."-Timeart Ensemble Website (http://www.zeitkunst.eu/ta/)
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