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Camoes, Joao / Jean-Marc Foussat: A La Face du Ciel (Shhpuma)

Portugese violist Joao Camoes, living in Paris, in a duo with Jean-Marc Foussat on electronics and voice, which he approaches like those of the acoustic improvised music and free jazz; the two present two long works where Foussat processes and extends Camoes' sound.
 

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Joao Camoes-Viola

Jean-Marc Foussat-Electronic devices and voice


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UPC: 5609063000227

Label: Shhpuma
Catalog ID: SHH022
Squidco Product Code: 21886

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded in 01.12.2014 at Studio Pyjama (La Garenne-Colombes, France) by Jean-Marc Foussat. Mixed and mastered by Jean-Marc Foussat. Produced by João Camões and Jean-Marc Foussat.

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"The staying in Paris, for some years, of the young violist João Camões may have put him away from the Portuguese improv scene, but sure is it enabled him to enter in the French one. This is his second edition with one of the musicians with whom he started to work in the City of Lights, Jean-Marc Foussat, now in duo after the trio with Claude Parle heard in "Bien Mental". What we find in this new "À la face du ciel" is somewhat different from that other recording, and if it would be natural to have more intimate and introspective results, considering the one-to-one dialogue, we get the opposite: the music is even more intense, visceral and dynamic. In electro-acoustic territory, that's not an established procedure. When there's a computer involved, the tendency is for (non-)developments in the form of drones and for ethereal soundscapings.

There's a particular circumstance: Foussat doesn't use the concepts defining the present day electronica, but those of the acoustic improvised music and free jazz, established through multiple partnerships with Jac Berrocal, Daunik Lazro, Sophie Agnel, Jerôme Bourdellon and Makoto Sato, among others. Unquiet, acting by impulse and always with new ideas, in the two long pieces of the CD he covers several kinds of approaches, the two main ones being the live processing of the signals coming from his partner and the elaboration of synthesis. Confronted with this constant challenge, Camões tries do go beyond his own limits and to get out from comfort zones, doing it superbly and not fearing the fact that he's playing with a veteran. The language used by this member of the Portuguese bands Open Field Trio and Earnear contain, mostly, elements from contemporary classical music, this way introducing a rather curious logic of contrasts. It's a joy to listen."-Shhpuma


Artist Biographies

"João Camões was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1983.

Classically trained, he studied viola in Conservatory of Music of Coimbra, under the guidance of João Ventura. After completing his studies in Civil Engineering, he moved to Lisbon where he discovered the creative and improvised music bustling local scene. There, he started to develop a set of extensive techniques that he mixes with classical ones, in a very physical approach to his instrument. Active in miscellaneous ensembles, his personal projects include: "Open Field string trio", with Marcelo dos Reis (guitar) and José Miguel Pereira (double-bass), "earnear", with Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano) and Miguel Mira (cello), João Camões & Kátia Sá, a duo with visual artist Kátia Sá and Nuova Camerata, with Carlos "Zíngaro" (violin), Ulrich Mitzlaff (cello), Miguel Leiria Pereira (double-bass) and Pedro Carneiro (marimba). Lately, together with his beloved wife, Joana Gomes, he started to compose and interpret music for theatre plays.

In addition to his regular projects he has also worked, in concert or workshop context, alongside some generous artists that helped him to continuously wonder, such as Bertrand Denzler, Bruno Parrinha, Burton Greene, Elliott Sharp, Ernesto Rodrigues, Evan Parker, Frédéric Blondy, Jean-Marc Foussat, João Apolinário, João Lucas, João Parrinha, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, João Viegas, Manuel Ara, Miguel Martins and Samuel Barsegian."

-Joao Camoes Website (http://www.cipsela-records.com/jo%C3%A3o-cam%C3%B5es.php)
2/28/2024

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"Jean-Marc Foussat (born March 19, 1955 in Oran ) is a French composer and improvisational musician ( guitar, piano, live electronics ).

Since the mid-1970s, Foussat had belonged to groups such as Lézard Marçio, in which he contributed the sounds of concrete music with magnetic tapes. In 1981, he finished his first solo album, Abattage, which was released in 1983. In the ensemble Marteau Rouge (with the guitarist Jean-François Pauvros and the drummer Makoto Sato), he also collaborated with Evan Parker. Together with the saxophonist Sylvain Guérineau, he formed the duo Aliquid, which also appeared with Joe McPhee ( Quod, 2014). In addition to soloprograms, he also starred with Noël Akchoté / Roger Turner, Samuel Blaser, Émilie Lesbros, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Sophie Agnel, Daunik Lazro and numerous other musicians, as well as the Fortuna 21 Octet of Raymond Boni and the department of education psychique on."

-Wikipedia translated by Google (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Marc_Foussat&prev=search)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Suite Pour la Troisieme Oreille 22:38

2. Mecaniqu Verte 23:24

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Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
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