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Breschand, Helene & Sylvain Kassap: Double-Peine (D'Autres Cordes)

Harp machinist Breschand and clarinetist Kassap meet with their respective instruments, voices, machines and toys to create a convoluted and extraordinary sound world.

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Label: D'Autres Cordes
Catalog ID: DAC 311
Squidco Product Code: 13351

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: France
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recordded live at Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice, Italy, November 2008 by Alberto Spezzamonte.


Helene Breschand-harp machines, voice

Sylvain Kassap-clarinets, machines, toys, voice

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track listing:

1. En prise 0:12

2. Je ne pense kanous 1:15

3. Kafiledjo 4:18

4. Profond 2:03

5. Manage-moi 1:31

6. A cru 1:51

7. V'attends 1:10

8. Dors sur ma cote 1:46

9. Promenons-nous 1:20

10. Eaux troubles 3:54

11. Fantome 2:16

12. Une caresse 2:21

13. Tu joues ou tu joues pas? 1:18

14. La Pythie 3:39

15. Sifflet 2:14

16. Attends 1:13

17. Aux deux la 2:00

18. Ecaille de poisson 3:12

19. Je ne pense katoi 1:55

20. Plus profond 2:17

21. Jeux des failles 2:47

22. Soudain l'hiver dernier 1:49

23. A temps 0:16

24. Bien saignant 1:49

25. je ne pense kamoi 1:05

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Harp machinist Breschand and clarinetist Kassap met in the studio with their respective instruments, voices, machines and toys to create a convoluted and extraordinary sound world. The music bridges the worlds of compositional and improvisation conception, also using the studio as a tool to excite and mutate the pieces in fascinating ways. A difficult release to characterize, but an outstanding collection of tracks that hold the listener's interest in remarkably unexpected ways.

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."

-Wikipedia (

"Born in 1956, French Clarinettist Sylvain Kassap has been one of the greatest improv jazz musicians since the late 70s. A major player on the avant-garde scene, Kassap has performed with Louis Sclavis, Michel Portal, Henri Texier, Bernard Lubat, François Tusques, and many other cutting-edge French musicians. He has also played along side a large number of innovative international musicians such as Evan Parker, John Surman, Barre Philips, Sam Rivers, Hamid Drake, Han Bennink.

Kassap uses his clarinets in ways that go well beyond conventional melodic and harmonic expectations. With percussive bursts and textural sounds, Kassap expands the range and vocabulary of the instrument. He has also been a pioneer in fusing the arts, collaborating with actors, dancers and writers. And, he has made occasional forays into contemporary classical music, performing works by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and other experimental composers. From free improvisation to contemporary and ethnic music, leading French clarinetist Sylvain Kassap explores a world that is rich in colour and finesse, animated by an unquenchable spirit of freedom."

-France in Canada (

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