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Chiesa, David: Phonemes (Creative Sources)


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Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: CS053
Squidco Product Code: 5885

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray


David Chiesa-doublebass

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Artist Biographies:
"David Chiesa: Doublebass, Electric bass.

With particular focus on improvisation since 1997, David explores the relation with other artistic practices such as dance (with Fine Kwiatkowski, Valérie Métivier, Véronique Albert, Yukiko Nakamura), poetry (with Ly Thanh Tiên) or experimental films ( with Xavier Quérel, Christophe Auger, Etienne Caire, Gaêlle Rouard)...

Due to his interest in reality as the subject-matter for play, he met a group of artists by the name of Ouie/Dire (Marc Pichelin, Jean Pallandre, Laurent Sassi, Xavier Charles, Isabelle Duthoit, Kristoff Guez) with whom he developed links between "musical" improvisation and phonography.

As an improviser, he has participated in numerous meetings and developed several long-term collaboration with musicians such as Jean Luc Guionnet, Frédéric Blondy, Michel Doneda, Isabelle Duthoit... He has played in Europe, the United States, Lebanon, Africa, Estonia, Japan... He is a co-founding member of Le Clou, a Dordogne-based association which seeks to review and disseminate improvisation practices."

-David Chiesa Website (

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"Phonèmes is an album in which double bass is more the means for an anguishing self-analysis than a regular instrument. David Chiesa does not hide his intentions, confronting us with a meagre aesthetic of gestural subtlety, eliciting concentrated bursts of energy from the bass while leaving silence to oversee the whole performance. Although devoid of any kind of known pattern, Chiesa's style is a counterattack against that genetic manipulation which - slowly but inevitably - is transforming what we used to call "reductionism" to a cliché, still palatable but somehow predictable. Without the need of extraterrestrial techniques or excess of revolutionary application, the two tracks of this CD use a whole lot of dynamic (in)discipline and textural dissonance, privileging pictorial representations of touching depth and accomplished manipulations of acoustic attributes - both strong assets in this artist's engaging work."-Massimo Ricci (Touching Extremes)
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Creative Sources
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Free Improvisation
Before April-2006

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