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Using the language of Russian Futurist poet Khlebnikov's Zaoum, saxophonist Michel Doneda and electronicist ErikM take us on a ride with sliding, breaking of rhythmical lines, sudden transformations, textures, and inexplicable sound.

erikM / Michel Doneda

erikM / Michel Doneda: Razine (Monotype)
Label: Monotype    
Released in: Poland    

"At the very beginning of the year 1900, Velimir Khlebnikov is listening to the new century on the banks of the Caspian Sea. In the gyrations of the Dervishes he conceives his Futurian equations. He creates the coming models of "modern" art. He is the first to write poems from mathematical series and in the form of the palindrome. Fourty years later this will become the system behind twelve-tone serialism. Velimir spreads his writings in different points in space, materialising the cut-up technique. He creates ZAOUM, his transreason language which speaks of the Unconscious mind before its revelation by Freud. Later, well after his death, he would influence surrealists and lettrists.

And to us improvisers he has given RAZINE, the wild horseman of sound. This very recording recounts how the ride went that evening : sliding, breaking of rhythmical lines, sudden transformations, textures, and who knows, maybe the listener will hear the ring of the "Trumpet of the Martians", the one that Khlebnikov caught through his utopian poetry."-Michel Doneda 2011


Since 1992, eRikm has extended the field of artistic experimentation on the international scene. Maintaining a constant fusion between thought, instinct and sensitivity, he pursues a simultaneity of practices and addresses the interplay between various compositional modes, relating to and using all languages.From his early experience as a guitarist through to his later visual work, he is a maverick genre-bender who breaks down anyone's attempts to conveniently classify him.Quickly recognised as a virtuoso turntablist and sound artist (1996), eRikm has made a longlife habit of crossing all territories and " world-systems " deemed "independent", "institutional".

At the same time (1997), he has developed an open and aspirational approach toward the technological media, both as a means of development for a new economic model and as an instrument for creation, production and diffusion.He deals with sounds like living organisms, constantly in flux, always open to the risk of accident or delight/unisson. As he plays with all these contradictions in his improvisations, his performance reaches new heights of intensity, trading off both understanding and sensation, seriousness and farce, anticipation and instinct.His work references both the intimate and political, both popular and high culture, but without demonstration. Rather he creates a short-circuit connection between points with his live generated (and degenerated) material - from noise to reference - presenting multiple ways to capture each moment of the present in clear focus.

Michel Doneda

M. Doneda, 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, Beñat 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."-Monotype

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Product Information:

UPC: 5908310927343

Label: Monotype
Catalog ID: mono043
Squidco Product Code: 15765

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded by Benjamin Maumus at Journees Electriques in March 2009.


erikM-turntable, electronics, live sampling

Michel Doneda-soprano saxophone, sopranino saxophone, radio

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Track Listing:

1. Raz 22:43

2. Rain 21:28

3. Azine 8:02