A mixed work for ensemble revolving around the sequences of video and electronic composition, showing a series of Chilean and Argentine landscapes and cityscapes.
Label: D'Autres Cordes
Catalog ID: dac 2031
Squidco Product Code: 16425
Packaging: DVD in a cardstock foldover
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"Southern is a mixed piece for ensemble, electronics and video, originally composed for "Laborintus" (contemporary ensemble). musical and visual work revolves around a pre-existing object and its media (vinyl, cd, tape, ... Hz) or a process Generescence (and degeneration) of a body (object) sound or visual. Southern provides access to biological memory and artifacts while promoting an exchange ratio with individuals. Southern is organized around the development of a composition videographic electronic newsletter and a series of natural and urban landscapes, gleaned while traveling between borders Argentina and Chile in 2009."-D'Autres Cordes
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"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. 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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9l%C3%A8ne_Breschand)
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"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 (http://www.ambafrance-ca.org/The-Sylvain-Kassap-quartet-in)
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