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Recording at the GRM Studios, the French duo of Eryck Abecassis and Francisco Meirino (phroq) use unpatched modular sythesizers that they program during performance, adding a level of risk and unpredictability to their detailed and rich sonic conversation, informed by decades of research and performance that both musicians bring to this intensely interesting album.
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Label: Fragment Factory
Catalog ID: [FRAG41]
Squidco Product Code: 24805
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at GRM Studios, in Paris, France, 2015.
Eryck Abecassis-composer, performer
Francisco Meirino-composer, performer
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1. Acerees 4:19
2. La Nuit 12:34
3. L'Agneau 4:08
4. En Argent 6:55
5. Les Traces 8:53
6. L'Antre 6:16
7. Perdu 6:24
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La Gueule Du Loup explores raw improvisation in a crude, almost cruel manner. On stage the two musicians build musical sets free of pre-existing structures or recorded sounds. The electronic matrix arises from the modules and is immediately propelled into the atmosphere. The two unpatched modular sythesizers first suggest a virgin circuit. Patches are built during the performance. Cosmetic memory plays a secondary role here, catapulted styles shoving the idea of y unified single-style. This is another memory, where the patch is a substitution to ensure a sound coherence of elements, tones, micro-tones, rhythms, order and chaos."-Fragment Factory
• Show Bio for Eryck Abecassis
"Eryck Abecassis is a composer, synthesist, electric guitar player who undertakes his work in several fields from orchestral to chamber music, electronic, theater, Urban installations, movies. He has been commissioned by Radio-France, Gmem, Ina-Grm, Grame, French governement, Césaré, Canada.
His music has been played in International music festivals of Présences, Les Musiques - Marseille, Musiques en scènes-Lyon, Amplitude- festival Denmark, Computer art festival - Padova, Escales Improbable, Electricity, Reims Scènes d'Europe, IRCAM, SignalX-Cagliari...
Digging his style now at the edges of contemporary and electronic noise music, with a large use of the modular synthesizer and computer, both in writing process and like musical instruments. For some time, his interest grow for the outside, like streets, public areas, unconventional spaces but also lands.
Eryck has written many Film scores for movies, tv program and documentary. His has composed for the theater and dance for Cie L'Entreprise, Judith Depaule, Myriam Gourfink (as a member of Sleaze Art), Cie Les Passagers, Partho Sen-Gupta, Neasa Ni Chianain,
Nominated for the program CulturesFrance Hors les Murs 2011 - Villa Médicis"-Eryck Abecassis Website (http://www.eryckabecassis.com/index.php/bio/)
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• Show Bio for Francisco Meirino
"Spanish born in 1975, Francisco Meirino is active since 1994 (as phroq until 2009) in experimental music and live performance.
His music explores the tension between programmable material and the potential for its failure, he is primarily interested in the idea of recording what is not supposed to be : gear failures, the death of PA systems, magnetic fields and electro-static noises and in how he can use them and hear them radically out of context.
Francisco Meirino's music is fascinating by its physical intensity and detail precision.
He mainly works with the computer, (eurorack) modular synthesizer, reel-to-reel tape recorders, magnetic fields detectors, piezo tranducers, field recorders and various home-made electronics.
More than 150 live performances in various venues in Europe, Japan and North America and in festivals such as :
Ende Tymes (New York, USA) / Cable (Nantes, France) / Santander Arte Sonore (Santander, Spain) / Activating The Medium (San Francisco, USA) / LUFF does Tokyo (Toyko, Japan) / Observatori (Valencia, Spain) / Musica Genera (Warsaw, Poland) / Norberg Electronic Music Festival (Norberg, Sweden) / Akousma (Montréal, Canada) / Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (LUFF, Lausanne, Switzerland) / Ertz (Bera, Spain) among others...
Over the years, he had the honor to collaborate on studio and in live with great artists such as :
Eryck Abecassis / Leif Elggren / Dave Phillips / Scott Arford / Michael Gendreau / Michael Esposito / Randy H.Y. Yau / Lasse Marhaug / Gerritt Wittmer / Kiko C. Esseiva / Jason Kahn / ILIOS / Tim Olive / Mike Shiflet / Roro Perrot / ...
He has been commissioned with music for:
Ensemble Phoenix (Switzerland) / Cie Greffe/Cindy Van Acker (Switzerland) / Yann Marrusich (Switzerland) / Pro-Helvetia (Switzerland) / Radio Airplane (Japon) / Mostra d'Art Sonor i Visual de Barcelona (Spain) / Standard/Deluxe (Switzerland) / Radio Pic-Nic (Belgium) / Residency at GRM (France) / Residency at EMS (Sweden) / Galeria Valenzuela Klenner (Columbia) / Workshop at HEAR (France)
Francisco Meirino has been awarded with the Award for Electronic Music Composition 2003 by Pro-Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.
His music is widely published by labels such as :
Misanthropic Agenda / The Helen Scarsdale Agency / Antrifrost / Fragment Factory / Idiosyncratics / Entr'acte / Firework Editions / Gerauschmanufakur / Banned Productions / Shiver Sounds / Observatoire etc...
He lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland."-Francisco Meirino Website (https://www.franciscomeirino.com/press.html)
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