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La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Arnau Horta / Seijiro Murayama / Michaele-Andrea Schatt: Install (Swarming)

A fascinating set of stereophonic electroacoustic compositions based on the recordings and mixes used for four sound installations in four galleries in France, impeccably captured and creatively edited: Eric La Casa & Jean-Luc Guionnet; Michaële-Andréa Schatt & Eric La Casa; Seijiro Murayama & Eric La Casa; and Arnau Horta & Eric La Casa.
 

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Eric La Casa-composer, performer

Jean-Luc Guionnet-composer, performer

Arnau Horta-composer, performer

Seijiro Murayama-composer, performer

Michaele-Andrea Schatt-composer, performer


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Limited edition of 250 copies

UPC: 9782955958162

Label: Swarming
Catalog ID: 2020 013
Squidco Product Code: 29897

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: France
Packaging: CD w/ 24 page booklet
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Stereophonic versions based on the recordings and mixes used for the 4 sound installations:

Surface-témoin / Show surface (2005)
by Jean-Luc Guionnet & Eric La Casa
De la dilation du paysage / Enlarging the landscape (2006)
by Michaële-Andréa Schatt & Eric La Casa
Double exposition / Double exposure (2010)
by Seijiro Murayama & Eric La Casa
Tentative d'épuisement (sonore) d'un lieu / Attempt at exhausting the sound of a place (2016)
by Arnau Horta & Eric La Casa

Book (24 pages 15x15cm) + CD


Limited edition of 250 copies

Artist Biographies

"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)
6/12/2024

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"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)
6/12/2024

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"Arnau Horta is an independent curator, art critic, journalist and researcher. His practice focuses both in the phenomenological and political dimension of sound. He collaborates with MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona), the National Museum of Art Reina Sofia (Madrid), the Picasso Museum of Barcelona, CCCB (Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona), Sónar Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, Loop Festival. He holds a degree in Media Studies; an MA in Theory and Aesthetics of Contemporary Art; an MA in Contemporary Philosophy and is a PhD candidate in Philosophy with a dissertation on Alvin Lucier's seminal piece "I am sitting in a room". In 2013 he took part in the program "Curating Time-Based Media" organized by Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. He has attended in symposiums at the Edge Hill University (Liverpool), The New School (New York) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge). His project "On Listening", commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, is part of Re-Imagine Europe project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. His project "Sonic Genealogies", commissioned by the National Museum of Art Reina Sofia, has recently been reviewed in the internationally renowned The Wire magazine. His piece "Am I sitting in a room?" (a re-work of Lucier's work), has been selected in 2017 at the Radiophrenia festival in Glasgow."

-International Curators International (https://curatorsintl.org/collaborators/arnau-horta)
6/12/2024

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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/)
6/12/2024

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"Michaële-Andréa Schatt is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from France, like other celebrated artists such as Moris, Montier, Henri Fantin-Latour (P)*, Yk, and Venet Bernar.

Michaële-Andréa Schatt was born in 1958 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. All over, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical philosophies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also gained critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic pillars of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America."

-Artland for Galleries (https://www.artland.com/artists/michaele-andrea-schatt)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. De La Dilatation Du Paysage 14:50

2. Double Exposition 16:40

3. Tentative d'Epuisement (Sonore) d'Un Lieu 19:00

4. Surface-Temoin 21:20

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