Eric La Casa and Cedric Peyronnet collected sounds in a triangular area in the north of the Creuse departement, France, giving the landscape a sonic corporeality by each initiating a sound work based on a specific site, which the other composer expanded upon.
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Label: Herbal International
Catalog ID: CD0802
Squidco Product Code: 20783
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded in La Creuse, France, in July 2006.
Eric La Casa
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"Our project is defined by its aim: to represent in sonic terms, and in duo, a particular environment - a triangular area in the north of the Creuse département in central France.
In the first place, based on cartographic representations, we set about breaking down the chosen territory, an area between the Petite Creuse and Grande Creuse rivers, into specific sites.
Secondly, we placed the map 'under surveillance', as it were, conducting sonic surveys in the selected sites. These surveys led us to a geophonic approach, each based on a development of specific auscultatory techniques, in which the wealth of sounds collected nourished our research into (sonic) territoriality. The aim of the project was not to replace image with sound but to give that which surrounds us a (sonic) body; to give landscape a sonic corporeality. It might be that, being unrelated to notions of admiration that go hand in hand with seeing, a sonic evaluation can go some way towards confounding our a prior notions of landscape.
Thirdly, the resulting data gave rise to an ensemble of exchanges/interactions, enabling formal variations. For one of these formalisations, musical composition, we chose the following protocol: each site was given a musical interpretation by a composer, his work being based on the site's specific sound-bank. The composer then sent his piece to a second who, with recourse to his own bank of sounds, responded to the first interpretation. The second composer redefined the composition, adding his own sounds also.
The final interpretation, therefore, is based as much on the layered listenings and recordings formed at the site itself as the musical conceptions of each individual." Eric La Casa
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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, ...)"
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2. Le Rocher Jupille 7:55
3. Le Peux 6:56
4. Le Bois De Parnac 4:21
5. Le Confolent 5:39
6. La Cascade De La Mouline 5:30
7. Le Moulin Teneze 7:37
8. Anzeme 6:49
9. Sardeix 8:35
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