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Guionnet, Jean-Luc & Eric La Casa: Home: Handover [4 CD SET] (Potlatch)

Jean-Luc Guionnet and Eric La Casa in a work for the Uninstal Festival interviewing inhabitants of Glasgow in their home spaces, the results organized into compositions blending spoken word, music, improvisation and field recordings; each CD unveils the process of the composition.
 

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Jean-Luc Guionnet-concept

Eric La Casa-concept

Lisa Peebles-voice

Neil Davidson-guitar

Seijiro Murayama-percussion

Lucio Capecce-saxophone

Aileen Campbell-voice

Gael Leveugle-voice actor

Keith Beattie-musician

Tim Nunn-voice

Zoe Strachan-voice

Sivia Selitto-voice


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UPC: 3491570002421

Label: Potlatch
Catalog ID: P314
Squidco Product Code: 19824

Format: 4 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 4 Panels
1st phase: APARTMENT Recording of Apartment I II III IV : Lisa Peebles, Tim Nunn, Zoe Strachan and Silvia Sellitto

2nd phase: CONCERT Public interpretation of Apartment I II III IV, at Tramway (2010)

Voices: Aileen Campbell, Gael Leveugle. Musicians: Lucio Capece, Neil Davidson and Seijiro Murayama

3rd phase: HOUSE Domestic interpretation of Apartment I II III IV : Keith Beattie, in his house

4th phase: SYNTHESIS Mixing of Phases 1 2 3 of each Apartment



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"In 2010, Jean-Luc Guionnet and Éric La Casa were invited by Arika to the Uninstal festival in Glasgow (Scotland) to carry out a series of recordings with some inhabitants of this city, in their home spaces.

Based on predefined rules, including the single-sequence shot as a recording method, these people became the actors in a story about their everyday life. Guionnet and La Casa considered this work as a composition under the form of a score with four phases.

1st phase: APARTMENT Recording of Apartment I II III IV
Lisa Peebles, Tim Nunn, Zoe Strachan and Silvia Sellitto
Each inhabitant (four in total) talks about his favorite music in his favorite room of his apartment.

2nd phase: CONCERT Public interpretation of Apartment I II III IVat Tramway (2010).
Voices: Aileen Campbell, Gael Leveugle.
Musicians: Lucio Capece, Neil Davidson and Seijiro Murayama.

3rd phase: HOUSE Domestic interpretation of Apartment I II III IV
Keith Beattie, in his house.

4th phase: SYNTHESIS Mixing of Phases 1 2 3 of each Apartment

This process was carried out four times and results in a 4xCD boxset."-Potlatch Records



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Artist Biographies

"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 (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jean-luc-guionnet-mn0000231714)
4/10/2024

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"968: Born in Tours, France.
1987-91: Studied history of art (University of La Sorbonne, Paris).
1988: Starting sound experiments.

Since 1991: Sound artist.

(award: Festival "Soundscape before 2000")

- tape music composer
A research based on the landscape, its sound substances, its inner language, within a sensitive listening of the world.
[7 solo CDs, many CDs compilations : Japan, Germany, Taiwan, usa...]
+ Previous releases CD:
L'empreinte de l'ivresse (Digital Narcis Ltd, Japan), The Stone of the Threshold (The Ground Fault, Usa).
+ New CD (October 2000): Les Pierres du seuil part 4-7.

- "sound plastician"
(sound environments and installations: Clepsydre, Chute, mi-lieu...)
A research dedicated to the concept: the place - the sound/one place - one work.

- radio producer

(sound essays for the national radio program ACR-France Culture)
New work: Vent sur Ecoute (dedicated to the wind).
Work in progress: Ward Weis (a portrait of this sound artist).

Since 1996: Journalist for the french magazine of new musics: Revue et Corrigée.

Interviews with Pierre Marietan, Claude Schryer, Eric Cordier, Yann Paranthoën, Cédric Peyronnet, René Farabet, Slavek Kwi, Jocelyn Robert, Jean-Luc Guionnet,...
1989-1998: Director of La Légende des voix (label of experimental music).

10 releases (Arsenije Jovanovic, Jim O'Rourke, Syllyk, ...)"

-Kunstradio (http://kunstradio.at/BIOS/lacasabio.html)
4/10/2024

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Neil Davidson is a UK guitarist and improviser, known for the groups Age Of Wire And String, Aporias Trio, Dvell, Muris, Muris With Lumps, The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, and With Lumps. He has performed with other improvisers including Arild Vange, Frode Eggen, Fritz Welch, Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, Hernani Faustino, George Lewis, Nick Fells, Aileen Campbell, Una MacGlone, Tatsuya Nakatani, Raymond MacDonald, Peter Nicholson, Rhodri Davies, Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga, Jane Dickson, Patrick Farmer, Nicole McNeilly, and Michael Shearer.

-Neil Davidson Website + Discogs.com (http://neildavidsonevents.blogspot.com/p/by-water-by-solo-electric-guitar-c50-no.html)
4/10/2024

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"Percussionist Seijiro Murayama was born in 1957 in Nagasaki, Japan. He started performing improvised music in 1972, under some influence of Vinko Globokar and musicologist Fumio Koizumi. After graduated from Tokyo University in 1982 in Urdu studies he toured the USA with Keiji Haino as part of the seminal psychedelic band Fushitsusha. Returning to Japan after a period in NYC he continued playing drums and electronics in K.K. Null's noise/rock band A.N.P. (Absolut Null Punkt), while further exploring free improvisation. A relocation to France in 1999 led to collaborations that extended into dance, theatre and performance as well as ongoing partnerships with musicians Jean-Luc Guionnet, Eric Cordier, Michel Doneda, Mattin, Lionel Marchetti, among many others. After over a decade in Europe he relocated back to Japan in 2013.

His artistic principal is to work with the idea of the plural or inter-disciplinary relationships between music and other disciplines of art: dance, video, paintings, photos, literature etc. In this way, he collaborates with musicians, composers, and sound artists. Improvisation is always the major concern for him, even if it is not his artistic goal. His approach is based on the attention to space and place, to the energy of the audience and to the quality and perception of silence on various levels."

-Fort Process (http://fortprocess.co.uk/seijiro-murayama/)
4/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. I.1 - Apartment 16:00

2. I.2 - Concert 16:00

3. I.3 - House 16:00

4. I.4 - Synthesis 15:49

5. II.1 - Apartment 18:34

6. II.2 - Concert 18:36

7. II.3 - House 18:35

8. II.4 - Synthesis 18:23

9. Iii.1 - Apartment 13:45

10. Iii.2 - Concert 13:46

11. Iii.3 - House 13:45

12. Iii.4 - Synthesis 13:41

13. IV.1 16:13

14. IV.2 16:18

15. IV.3 16:13

16. IV.4 16:07

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Duo Recordings

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