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Pisaro, Michael  (w/ Didier Aschour / Stephane Garin): Resting in a Fold of the Fog (Potlatch)

Two rich sound works: "Grounded Cloud" which gathers fragments of noise and tone into a continuous fabric; and "Hearing Metal (4)", an investigation into metallic resonance, performed by Pisaro with Dedalus members Stephane Garin (percussion) and Didier Aschour (guitar).
 

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UPC: 3491570003121

Label: Potlatch
Catalog ID: P117
Squidco Product Code: 23405

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Cesare, Centre National de Creation Musicale, in Reims, France, on May 10th & 11th, 2016.


Personnel:

Stephane Garin-percussion

Didier Aschour-electric guitar

Michael Pisaro-laptop

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1. Grounded Cloud 20:14

2. Hearing Metal 4 (Birds In Space) 24:48





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"Resting in a Fold of the Fog includes two of composer Michael Pisaro's pieces for percussion, guitar and laptop: "Grounded Cloud" and "Hearing Metal (4)". They are performed by two Dedalus Ensemble members Stephane Garin and Didier Aschour, and by Michael Pisaro himself. Pieces titles are inspired by a poem (Fog) written by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, a chinese poet living in New Mexico (USA).

First piece, "Grounded Cloud", depicts the very gradual gathering of fragments of noise and tone into a more or less continuous fabric, like spores that only understand their collective existence when they get close enough to "hear" each other.

The second piece, "Hearing Metal (4)", is an investigation of the metallic resonance of high register bowed glockenspiel: a sound which is extended by means of a "fog" of other sounds, primarily electric guitar and electronics. It shapes the sound into distinct figures, modeled in some way on Brancusi's Birds in Space."-Michael Pisaro


Artist Biographies:

"Stephane Garin has performed:

- within the ensemble intercontemporain (EIC), the orchestra "les siècles", the orchestra of rouen opera, the radio france philharmonic orchestra, the brussels philharmonic... conducted by pierre boulez, péter eötvös, léon fleisher, philippe jordan, david robertson, pascal rophe, françois-xavier roth...

- with musicians, dancers, performers and directors such as pascal battus, antoine beuger, olivier bernet (persepolis sountrack), carl craig, pascal comelade, mathias delplanque, catherine divèrres, michel doneda, jürg frey, jean-luc guionnet, jean-philippe gross, julyen hamilton, ryoji ikeda, tom johnson, daunik lazro, pierre-yves macé, stephan mathieu, billy martin, seijiro murayama, phill niblock, moritz von oswald (maurizio), tristan perich, marc perrone, christian wolff, wax tailor...

founder of 0 (http://www.ensemble0.com/); member of les Dissonances conducted by David Grimal (http://www.les-dissonances.eu/); member of OPPB conducted by fayçal karoui (first percussion solo) (http://www.oppb.fr/); member of the ensemble of contemporary music dedalus conducted by didier aschour (http://dedalus.ensemble.free.fr/dedalus.html); member of the collective phonographer in basque country, soinumapa (www.soinumapa.net / www.audio-lab.org)

founder and member of the Garazi Philanthropik(s) Orchestra until 2008

artist associeted at the centrifugeuse (pau, france)"

-Stephane Garin Website (https://www.stephanegarin.com/biography)
10/11/2017

"After studying the guitar at the CNSM of Paris, Didier Aschour was awarded a prize from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and a scholarship from the Darmastadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (1992 and 1994). A committed soloist fond of contemporary music, he premieres many works written for him and performs with Ensemble 2e2m, TM+, Aleph, L'Instant Donné, Zellig and Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1996, he founded Ensemble DEDALUS, specializing in minimalist music and free instrumentation scores, with which he stands in favour of experimental contemporary music. He plays with Sejiro Murayama, Kristoff K.Roll duett, La Fanfare E. and Kasper T. Toeplitz.

As a composer, he works for dance - with choreographers such as Mathilde Monnier, Germana Civera, Patrice Barthès - and performance, imagining acoustic devices that question the relationship between music and sound phenomena.

Since 2007, he has been taking part in the Montpellier Sonorités Festival collective activities."

-Ensemble 2E2M (http://www.ensemble2e2m.com/en/page-4/bio-78-17/didier-aschour.html)
10/11/2017

"Michael Pisaro was born in Buffalo in 1961. He is a composer and guitarist, a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble and founder and director of the Experimental Music Workshop, Calarts. His work is frequently performed in the U.S. and in Europe, in music festivals and in many smaller venues. It has been selected twice by the ISCM jury for performance at World Music Days festivals (Copenhagen,1996; Manchester, 1998) and has also been part of festivals in Hong Kong (ICMC, 1998), Vienna (Wien Modern,1997), Aspen (1991), London (Cutting Edge, 2007), Glasgow (INSTAL 2009), Huddersfield (2009), Chicago (New Music Chicago, 1990, 1991) and elsewhere.

He has had extended composer residencies in Germany (Künstlerhof Schreyahn, Dortmund University), Switzerland (Forumclaque/Baden), Israel (Miskenot Sha'ananmim), Greece (EarTalk) and in the U.S. (Birch Creek Music Festival, Wisconsin). Concert length portraits of his music have been given in Munich, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Vienna, Merano (Italy), Brussels, New York, Curitiba (Brazil), Amsterdam, London, Tokyo, Austin, Berlin, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Zürich, Cologne, Aarau (Switzerland), and elsewhere.

He is a Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2005 and 2006 Grant Recipient. Much of his music of the last several years is published by Edition Wandelweiser (Germany). Several CDs of his work have been released by such labels as Edition Wandelweiser Records, Compost and Height, confront, Another Timbre, Cathnor, Nine Winds and others, including most recently "transparent city, volumes 1-4", "an unrhymed chord", "hearing metal 1", "A Wave and Waves" and "harmony series (11-16)".

His translation of poetry by Oswald Egger ("Room of Rumor") was published in 2004 by Green Integer. He is Co-Chair of Music Composition at the California Institute of the Arts near Los Angeles. He has performed many of his own works and those of close associates Antoine Beuger, Kunsu Shim, Jürg Frey and Manfred Werder, and works from the experimental tradition, especially John Cage, Christian Wolff, James Tenney and George Brecht."

-Edition Wandelweiser (http://www.wandelweiser.de/michael-pisaro.html)
10/11/2017

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