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Demierre, Jacques / Anouck Genthon: Teyerit <i>[Used Item]</i> (Confront)

A series of unusual compositions originally written by Jacques Demmiere and Vincent Barras, here reworked by Demmiere and violinist Anouck Genthon, each piece focusing on sounds, breaths, frictions, silences, vowels and consonants, weaving and complementing each other through a mix of traditional, extended and unconventional techniques; fascinating.

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Jacques Demierre-voice, composer

Anouck Genthon-violin

Vincent Barras-composer

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Label: Confront
Catalog ID: ccs 88
Squidco Product Code: 28951

Format: CDR
Condition: VG
Released: 2018
Country: UK
Packaging: CD in a tin case
Recorded in Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland, on February 27th, 2017, by Blaise Favre

This is a USED (previously owned) item

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"Original compositions by Demierre and Barras reworked by Demierre and Genthon.

Jacques Demierre and Anouck Genthon's duo work is poetic and musical.

They perform pieces influenced by European experimental sound poetry and by the vocal and instrumental poetic tuareg tradition.

​Both voice and violin draw on the poetic expression of speech and on the sung poetry with the accompaniment of the anzad ( tuareg one string fiddle from the Niger ).

Together they play a heterophonic soundscape of voice and strings, an intense and clear interweaving verbal and musical stuff, where sounds, breaths, frictions, silences, vowels and consonants trace their own way."-Confront

Artist Biographies

"The pianist and composer Jacques Demierre was born in 1954 in Geneva. His musical itinerary is varied: improvisation, jazz contemporary music. As a composer, he is mainly self-taught. He writes for concert use, for the stage and for modern dance. He has received commissions for both jazz and contemporary music. The recording by singer Magali Schwartz of three pieces inspired by her voice is testimony to a rare artistic experience. Je deviendrai Médée, Désir d'azur: musique de danse and Bleu are the results of an intense collaboration which began in 1985-86 and, via vocal and instrumental improvisation, gradually led to a kind of common vocal territory, a veritable research laboratory which produced compositions as well as new ideas for vocal experimentation."

-Musiques Suisses (

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"Anouck Genthon is a French violinist and ethnomusicologist involved in the improvised music scene in an approach particularly sensitive to sound. Enriched by her double stance as musician and researcher, she guides her ear by improvised gestures through the surrounding sound-environment."

-Jazz.DK (

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"Vincent Barras, born November 8, 1956, is a doctor, historian and performer.

Between 1974 and 1988, Vincent Barras obtained a degree in medicine, as well as a BA from the University of Geneva. He acquired a postgraduate training in history and philosophy of science at the University of Paris I in 1988, then at the Welcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London in 1994. Vincent Barras is moving towards the history of medicine, joining the Louis-Jeantet Institute of History of Medicine at the University of Geneva when he was founded in 1990. In 1995, he was appointed associate professor at the University of Lausanne, then professor in 2001. He is director of the University Institute of History of Medicine and Health of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne. He is interested in several areas of the history of medicine, including, among others, ancient medicine and the Enlightenment (notably Dr. Samuel Auguste Tissot), psychiatry but also social and legal medicine, philosophy of medicine. He teaches a history of medicine to the students of the University of Lausanne, as well as to the High School of Art and Design (HEAD) in Geneva.

He is the author of the book PoŽsies Sonores with Nicholas Zurbrugg in 1992, and also publishes essays in magazines, catalogs and specialized works, on poetry, music, contemporary art, the history of medicine, body, psychiatry. Editor of the review then Contrechamps editions, he organizes between 1987 and 2008 the sound poetry nights in the framework of La B‰tie-Festival de GenŹve and the association Roaratorio. He is also the author of translations of works by Robert Lax, John Cage, Georges Seferis, Anton Webern, Simon Cutts, Edoardo Sanguineti, Galen, Eugen Gomringer, Nora Gomringer,..."

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Track Listing:

1. Voyelles 8:24

2. Umno(p) 6:07

3. Homere 5:35

4. Racines 6:33

5. Septem 4:24

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