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The string duo Bobun celebrates ten years of creative collaboration with this six piece suite, a studio recording of diverse improvisations that runs the gamut from lowercase minimalism to dense and technically exuberant interaction.

Loriot / Vincent
Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche

Loriot / Vincent: Bobun: Suite pour Machines a meche (Creative Sources)
Label: Creative Sources    
Released in: Portugal    

The string duo Bobun celebrates ten years of creative collaboration with this six piece suite, a studio recording of diverse improvisations that runs the gamut from lowercase minimalism to dense and technically exuberant interaction.

"10 years ago, in 2002, the duo "Bobun" was created in Orléans (France) at the "Nautre Festival" (festival to support the venue MJC-Moulin de la Vapeur).

Since then, the duo played in different countries (USA, Japan, Europe), venues and festivals (Festival Elixir, Festival Loches en Jazz, le Petit Faucheux, Radio France, Radio Campus Orléans, WMP Concert Hall in New York, Urban Guild in Kyoto, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa etc ...).

Bobun's music is completely improvised.

The duo appreciates meetings and collaborated with Kita Naoki (vln), Hachiya Maki (voice), Isohata Shin'Ichi (guitar), Naka Takuji (sax/electronics), Ryotaro (accordeon), Akito Sengoku (projectors), Ono Ryoko (saxophones), Usui Yasushiro (guitar), Kijima Rina (vln), Muto Hiroyuki (electronics), Shimada Hideaki (vln), Ota Masahiko (guitar), Shintaro Takasugi (contrabass), Maresuke Okamoto (double bass), Kawai Takuji (piano), Sean Ali (double bass), Pascal Niggenkemper (contrabass), Yukari Watanabe (flute), Jonathan Moritz (saxophones), Ianik Tallet (drums), Nasuo Mitsuru (electric bass), Polo (laptop), Pascal Maupeu (guitar), Jean-Luc Cappozzo (trumpet), Loran Brunet (saxophones & flutes), Cyprien Busolini (viola), Claude Tchamitchian (double bass) or Collectif Insit-U in Paris...

In october 2005, contrabassist Joëlle Léandre invited both of them to be part of her improvised string ensemble and to preform at Radio France with Theresa Wong (cello/USA), Deborah Walker (cello/IT) and Quentin Sirjaqc (piano/F).

Bobun contributed to projects with mime, contemporary dance (Cie Un Instant, the japanese dancer Saïko Kino, they collaborated and recorded for the cotemporary dance show "Mes mains se souviennent" by Claire De Monclin, Gabriel Debray & Thierry Dufourmantelle) and storytellers.

Hugues and Frantz have played together in other bands such as Bolitz (acousmatic/electronic music, with Polo & Vincent Laubeuf) & the ska-rock band le Pélican Frisé...

Today, they also have a trio called Ganjin with japanese drummer Yuko Oshima.

Hugues Vincent

classical cello studies with Denise Cherret and jazz at Edim & Conservatoire de Montreuil (France)... holder of master degree in musicology... master classes with Sofia Domancich, Didier Levallet, Régis Huby, Vincent Courtois, Ernst Reisjeger, Barre Phillips, Joëlle Léandre.

Over the years Hugues Vincent collaborates with: Tilbol; Celluloïd (w/ Franck Smith);

Joëlle Léandre "String project"; Otomo Yoshihide "New jazz ensemble"; David S. Ware's "ensemble à cordes"; Bobun (w/ violist Frantz Loriot); the Ska band "Le pélican frisé"; the acousmatic trio Bolitz...

He writes music for Four Roses For Lucienne (based on texts by Roland Topor)...

Improvisations with: Vincent Courtois, Claude Tchamitchian, Jean François Pauvros, Luc Ex, Makoto Sato, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Itaru Oki... also works in choreographic fields (Un Instant, Bernardo Montet, Chia Yin Ling)...

He currently works as a solo artist and acts on stage in contemporary dance contexts and toures in different countries (Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Italia, Spain, United-States, Morocco, Japan...).

Frantz Loriot

French-japanese violist Frantz Loriot performs solo as well as in various ensembles by way of improvisation and electronics. He also makes regularly sessions of sound massage.

He contributed to multidisciplinary projects connected to poetry, cinema/video and dance with different companies in Paris. He created and curated Ze Couch Series in Brooklyn, NY.

Frantz Loriot began music studies in Paris on the violin with several professors (among them Mari Yasuda-Raclot, the Pons brothers, Nicolas Dupin, Ivry Gitlis, Yukari Tate & Pascal Robault).

He was brought to improvisation by Régis Huby, Joëlle Léandre, Barre Phillips and David S. Ware and was initiated to the sound massage by trombonist and sound massage creator Thierry Madiot.

After living in Paris and New York City, Frantz recently relocated in Zürich (Switzerland).

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063402155

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs215
Squidco Product Code: 16515

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Terence Briand at Studio Nyima in November and December 2011.


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Track Listing:

1. Immersion 9:21

2. La Machine 8:14

3. Un certain agacement se faisait sentir parfois 4:58

4. Shizuka na yume 12:39

5. Nitescence 1:35

6. Emersion 8:31