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Houle, Francois

Au Coeur du Litige [2 CDs]

Houle, Francois : Au Coeur du Litige [2 CDs] (Spool)

Inspired by the ice storm that ravaged large parts of Quebec and Ontario, "Au Coeur du Litige" is a radiophonic work consisting at its core of a series of solo clarinet improvisations.
 

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UPC: 778224112921

Label: Spool
Catalog ID: SPF302
Squidco Product Code: 15059

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2000
Country: Canada
Packaging: 2 CDs in a Triple Jewel Tray Box, Unsealed
CD 1 recorded on October 19th & 20th, 1998 at Radio-Canada Studio 12, Montreal by Pierre Leger. CD 2 recorded on February 10th & 11th, 2000 at Blue Wave Productions, Vancouver by Shawn Pierce.


Personnel:

Francois Houle-tape realizations, voice, clarinets, prepared piano, flutes, electronics

Therese Champagne-voice

Robert Zajtmann-voice

Paul Shatto-voice

Sheila McDonald-violin

Helene Prevost-ice storm recording

Nicole Brossard-reader

Ron Samworth-electric guitar, electronics

Chris Tarry-electric bass, voice, electronics

Dylan van der Schyff-percussion, electronics

Tony Wilson-electric guitar

Dan Gagnon-turntable, sampling

John Korsrud-trumpet

Catriona Strang-reader

Nancy Shaw-reader

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track listing:


CD 1

1. Au Coeur Du Litige: Gresil 1:20

2. Au Coeur Du Litige: Black Triangle 4:25

3. Au Coeur Du Litige: Mon Coeur 5:39

4. Au Coeur Du Litige: L'Immigrant 1:49

5. Au Coeur Du Litige: Allegories 6:31

6. Au Coeur Du Litige: Epilogue 2:47

7. Blinks: Blink I 3:52

8. Blinks: Air Froid 3:03

9. Blinks: Blink II 2:35

10. Periode Monochrome 8:21

11. Cryogenic Nightmare 11:58

12. En Attendant La Neige 3:49

CD 2

1. Brace 2:17

2. Skronk I 1:10

3. Ice 6:06

4. Snowbirds 6:58

5. Watt 2:17

6. Ghosting 8:39

7. Skronk II 5:15

8. The Woodcarver's Wife 7:44

9. Rive Sud 15:04

10. Fleur De Peau 5:18




Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Free Improvisation
Turntablists

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Au Coeur du Litige is a radiophonic work consisting at its core of a series of solo clarinet improvisations. Subsequently stripped of their innocence and simplicity through digital manipulations these solos become a dense web within which there is a multiplicity of threads to explore. The project, inspired by the ice storm that ravaged large parts of Quebec and Ontario, makes use of an innovative live interactive electroacoustic set-up inspired by current works in the field of audio research. Technically speaking, the work aims to free the instrumentalist from the electroacoustic domain's usual constraints, and to generate a sound world more akin to improvisation-based environment, in which the performer plays a decision making role." -Excerpt from François Houle's liner notes

"Au coeur du litige is a masterpiece, a bomb and a revelation. ... With this work, Houle delivers one of his most important and meaningful accomplishments. There is no doubt in my mind that this album will be one of the most significant ones in 2000. This is worth my strongest recommendation." -François Couture, Unheard


Artist Biographies:

"Vancouver-based guitarist/composer Ron Samworth is a high profile presence on the Canadian scene, equally at home playing in the jazz tradition or the extended sound worlds of new and improvised music. Nominated for the 2002 National Jazz Writers Award "Best Jazz Guitarist", he leads the acclaimed quartet Talking Pictures and co-leads the 15-piece NOW Orchestra. He has appeared at all of the major jazz festivals across Canada, the Jazzfest Berlin, Chicago Jazzfest, New York's Knitting Factory, Vienna's Let's Cool One Chamber Jazz Festival, and at prestigious venues in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He has performed and recorded with many leading international artists including John Zorn, John Medeski, Han Bennink, Marc Ribot, Wayne Horvitz, Butch Morris, Bobby Previte, Marilyn Crispell, George Lewis, and Canadian jazz legend Claude Ranger. His inter-disciplinary work includes composition, performance and sound design for theatre, spoken word, film, and dance."

-Capilano University (https://www.capilanou.ca/jazz-studies/bios/Ron-Samworth/)
5/19/2017

"Dylan van der Schyff was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1970. He now makes his home in Vancouver, Canada, where he lives with his wife, cellist Peggy Lee, and their two children. Van der Schyff attended the schools of music at the University of Victoria and, briefly, McGill University; and he studied military drumming while with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa. He received his MA from Simon Fraser University and is currently engaged in graduate research in music psychology at the University of Sheffield in the UK.

As a performer and producer, van der Schyff has appeared on close to 100 recordings spanning the genres of jazz, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and new music; he has performed in almost every major centre in Europe and North America including international festivals in Berlin, Lisbon, Stockholm, New York, Chicago, Montreal, Trento (Italy) and Molde (Norway); and he has collaborated in numerous interdisciplinary projects involving theatre, dance and film. A partial list of notable performance and recording collaborators includes: George Lewis, Joelle Léandre, Dave Douglas, Mark Helias, Peggy Lee, Eyvind Kang, Nicole Mitchell, Brad Turner, Tony Wilson, Wayne Horvitz, Marilyn Crispell, Torsten Muller, Robin Holcolmb, Michael Moore, Ellery Eskelin, Sylvie Courvoisier, Rob Mazurek, Talking Pictures, Ken Vandermark, Paul Rutherford, John Butcher, Tobias Delius, Louis Sclavis, Evan Parker, Mark Dresser, Fred Frith, and Gary Peacock. Van der Schyff has also performed as a sideman with Roswell Rudd, John Zorn, Butch Morris, Misha Mengelberg, Georg Graewe, Oliver Lake, Wadada Leo Smith and the Kenny Werner Sextet with Randy Brecker.

Van der Schyff has served on the music faculty at Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada, since 2009. He also served on faculty at the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music between 2002-2005, and at the Vancouver Institute for Creative Music in 2006. Additionally, he has given seminars and workshops at the University of Indiana and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Van der Schyff has appeared on Austrian television and Swedish radio as well as NPR, the CBC and Radio Canada. Articles about his work as an improviser have appeared in publications such as Downbeat, Jazz Times, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Chicago Reader, The Wire, Coda, and MUZIK."

-Capilano University (https://www.capilanou.ca/jazz-studies/bios/Dylan-van-der-Schyff/)
5/19/2017

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