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A survey of French and Australian Sound Art recorded in 2011 at Les Instants Chavires, Montreuil during Parisonic, with artists including Eric La Casa, Philip Samartzis, Marc Baron, Jean-Luc Guionnet, &c. &c.

Various Artists
Magnetic Traces 2

Various Artists: Magnetic Traces 2 (Swarming)
Label: Swarming    
Released in: France    

A limited edition CD compiling French and Australian Sound Art recorded in 2011 at Les Instants Chavires, Montreuil during Parisonic. The works are generally electroacoustic improvisation focusing on minimal and experimental work, with artists including Eric La Casa, Philip Samartzis, Marc Baron, Jean-Luc Guionnet, &c.

"Jean-Luc Guionnet is an elusive figure. A Parisian artist active in many fields (music, visual arts, cinema), he has mostly worked in electro-acoustics but also has a career in free improvisation, playing alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, church organ, and piano. He has collaborated with Éric La Casa, Éric Cordier, and André Almuro on tape music. His main free improv and jazz projects include Hubbub, Schams, Return of the New Thing, and the Joe Rosenberg quintet.

Guionnet made scientific studies before shifting to fine arts. He studied musique concrete under Iannis Xenakis and Michel Zbar, but also pursued studies in philosophy (esthetics) with Geneviève Clancy. His first works date from the late '80s and are mostly collaborations with filmmaker André Almuro (some have been issued by Ground Fault). Then came a lasting partnership with electro-acousticians Éric Cordier and Éric La Casa. Together they wrote the series "Afflux." Guionnet also produces the Ateliers de Création Radiophoniques ("creative radio workshops") for France Culture. His eclecticism has kept him at bay of recognition -- because to the eye of the press it strips him from some credibility and because running careers in philosophy (he was co-director for the review Terre des Signes from 1993 to 1996), painting (he exhibited from 1992 to 1997), and music simultaneously tends to be time-consuming.

The release of an eponymous CD by Dan Warburton's free jazz quartet Return of the New Thing in 1999 on the respected label Leo Records introduced Guionnet to a wider audience. Since then his activities as an improviser have constantly stretched toward the fringes of experimentalism. His participation in the French-Swiss group Hubbub and his duo with guitarist Olivier Benoit (&Un, 2002) follow the school of Berlin reductionism."

-All Music, François Couture (

Limited edition of 100 copies.

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Product Information:

Limited edition of 100 copies.

Label: Swarming
Catalog ID: 005
Squidco Product Code: 18314

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: France
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded during June 2011 in Les Instants Chavires, Montreuil, during Parisonic.


Marc Baron

Loïc Blairon

Anthea Caddy & Thembi Soddell

Yannick Dauby

Camilla Hannan & Tarab/Eamon Sprod

Rosaling Hall & Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

Jean Luc Guionnet

Eric La Casa & Philip Samartzis

Pali Meursault

Lizzie Pogson

Cédric Peyronnet

Kristian Roberts

Geoff Robinson

Thomas Tilly

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Track Listing:

1. Loic Blairon - des restards lents 2:34

2. Thomas Tilly - inverted field 5:04

3. Camilla Hannan and Eamon Sprod - vieling glare 5:13

4. Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis - captured space 5:14

5. Jean-Luc Guionnet - retors points d'imposture 5:18

6. Marc Baron - le jardin de Schafer 5:11

7. Anthea Caddy and Thembi Soddell - dissembling 5:01

8. Lizzie Pogson - locus 5:10

9. Geoff Robinson - Terrigal - Campbellfield - Seonyodo 5:15

10. Yannick Dauby - ketagalan 4:36

11. Rosalind Hall and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang - breathing space 4:42

12. Cedric Peyronnet - kdi dctb 257 [e] 5:59

13. Kristian Mark Roberts - alleys 5:12

14. Pali Meursault - pleine lune 5:15

15. Rainier Lericolais - nocturna Martha 6:55