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Cellist Petit and poet Pierrepont traveled from East to West Coasts recording with various improvisers who play with Petit while Pierrepont reads one of his poems in French, and then as a non-French speaker reads the same poem.

Petit, Didier - Alexandre Pierrepont
Passages - A Road Record: Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los Angeles

Petit, Didier - Alexandre Pierrepont: Passages - A Road Record: Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los (RogueArt)
Label: RogueArt    
Released in: France    

"Lawrence Butch Morris developed the concept of "conduction" to account for a mode of Instant Composition based on the creative freedom of the players stimulated by the gestures of a central conductor. AP/DP, with this cd, invent the practice of musical transduction. Just like the French language is not "translated" but transducted into Kamau Daáood's unique prosody, DP's cello does not "translate" the playing of a thumb piano, an oud or a kora: all of these instruments, all of their phrasings electrify his playing from the inside, they are transducted into the cello. Similarly, DP's vocal cords do not "translate" what his fingers perform on the strings: both are electrified by a common current, alternating and direct. The astonishing fluidity of this complex meshwork of influences qualifies AP/DP as "Super-transductors": through this cd, one hears not only a whole family of giant cello players (Abdul Wadud, Robert Een, Tom Cora, Ernst Reijseger, Peggy Lee, Hank Roberts), but also a long history of lyrical surrealism (from Lautréamont to Henri Michaux), and the widest range of traditions in ethnomusicology (from Africa to the Middle East, through classical Europe and Amerindian singing)...

...Be prepared to be transducted, transformed and elated."-Yves Citton, from the liner notes

48 page booklet with color images and text in French and English.

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Product Information:

48 page booklet with color images and text in French and English.

UPC: 3760131270426

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: ROG-042
Squidco Product Code: 17062

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard foldover with book
Recorded on various dates in 2011 and at different locations.


Didier Petit-cello, voice

Alexandre Pierrepont-poetic serial, voice

Marilyn Crispell-piano, voice

Andrea Parkins-electric accordion & effects, laptop electronics, amplified objects

Gerald Cleaver-drums, percussion

Matt Bauder-tenor sax

Joe Morris-electric guitar

Jim Baker-analog synthetizer

Nicole Mitchell-flute

Hal Rammel-amplified pallet

Hamid Drake-tar

Michael Zerang-darabukka

François Houle-clarinet

Michael Dessen-trombone

Larry Ochs-tenor sax

Kamau Daaood-voice

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Track Listing:

1. passage with M. Crispell 5:18

2. la Reine Rêve Rouge with A. Parkins 3:57

3. les ciseaux de l'air et de l'eau with G. Cleaver 5:22

4. l'alphabet de leur rayures with M. Bauder & J. Mo 4:46

5. sous l'arbre en pleine mer with J. Baker 5:35

6. Déesse-Allégresse with N. Mitchell 5:30

7. des griffes, des racines, des pierres with H. Ram 1:40

8. vendanges with H. Drake & M. Zerang 4:42

9. il faut descendre plus au Sud with H. Rammel 2:30

10. écluse with F. Houle 6:09

l1. e gîte et le couvert with M. Dessen 3:15

12. Crâne-Sablier with L. Ochs 4:00

13. je lis sur toutes les lèvres with K. Daaood & L. 4:13