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Gargaud, Guillaume / Eero Savela: Helsinki (Plus Timbre)

A lovely album of friendly improvisation in the 1st meeting of French guitarist Guillaume Gargaud, who works in improvised music and composition for contemporary dance and film, and Finnish trumpeter Eero Savela, whose work is in dance, theater, circus and media art, this concert at the former mental hospital Lapinlahti finding the two exploring with lyrical insightfulness.
 

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Label: Plus Timbre
Catalog ID: PT109
Squidco Product Code: 30018

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Greece
Packaging: Cardboard Sleeve Sealed
Recording in Helsinki, Finland, on February 21st, 2020 by Eero Savela.

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"Guillaume Gargaud and Eero Savela met in Helsinki on 21st of February 2020. At that night in the former mental hospital Lapinlahti they did their first improvisation together and here you have it - music as it was from the first note to the last. Guillaume Gargaud is a French guitarist who specializes in improvised music and composition for contemporary dance and film. He collaborated with veteran pianist Burton Green on 2019's Chant Records release "Magic Intensity," and has worked with other artists including Marc Edwards, Henry Kaiser, Stephen Grew, Guy Bettini, Jack Wright, Mike Majkowski and Korvat Auki Ensemble.

Eero Savela is a Finnish trumpet player who is interested in exploring rhythm and freedom. He works in interaction with other performing arts; dance, circus, theatre, sound & media art as a performer, musician and composer. He has lately worked with Atmosfärg, Paradox Box, Secretones and Astro Can Caravan. He builds experimental instruments that has been used in different projects.

This album is a meeting of two new friends. Coming together is always a chance for new directions, a chance to learn from each other and enjoy the free flow of music."-Plus Timbre


Artist Biographies

"Guillaume Gargaud (Born in France in 1979) is a composer and improvisational guitarist. He's already released about ten albums and composed many musics for contemporary dance. He lives in Le Havre in France where he also teaches music.

He started playing guitar when he was 15, after he was injured in a road accident and forced to stay home for a year. In 1997, in addition to his cabinetmaking studies where he practiced sculpture, marquetry, restoration of antique furniture and art drawing, he worked on his instrument on his own and performed in different bands. In 1999, after passing his exams he decided to dedicate himself to music and he entered the professional course of IIMA lead by Laurent Rousseau. He then studied composition, musical analysis, jazz, contemporary and improvised music. During his studies he experimented with multiple forms of music (free jazz, bebop...).

In 2003 , he became a permanent member of the artist collective Zwann eï . He composes for performances, installations, sound poetry and movies. He realises visual creations and integrates laptop ( Ableton, Max msp) in his sound research system which was until then made of pedals, analog effects and objects. His implication in the collective will give him the opportunity to discover a new vision of writing and of the interactive relationships connected to picture, body and to literature.

In 2007 he decided to stop his tours to devote himself to his solo music and to get more involved into teaching by creating some improvised music workshops. Many trips, projects, live performances and recording will follow. Work with Loïs Laplace (Cycling 74), Federico Barabino (Buenos aires), Yumi Fujitani (danse butô, Paris), Les Conserveries mémorielles (Québec), Marc Roques (Zooloop, Paris), Sequana Deux (Contemporary Art from Le Havre to Paris "ABRUIT"), Jannick Schou (Denmark), Raphaël Maze and Francois Lebègue ("Light Cone " experimental cinema Paris), Nozal cube (Le Havre), The Future Ethnic Comparative Research Lab. (Paris), La cité de la musique (Paris), Jean Luc Petit,(FR) Sandrine Lascaux (Lecturer, Le Havre University), JP.Gomez, JP Buisson (Le Havre) M.Thouseau and V.Sauve (Paris), Blaise Merino (London), Mangane (Senegal), P.Sigmoon (Cambodia), Jack Wright (US), Raymond Alan Kaczynski, Mike Majkowski,(Berlin), Zachary Darrup (US) .

In 2008, he released his first solo album "Le Lieu" produced by Dirty Demos (UK), then in 2009 two CDs "She" with Utech Records (USA) and "Here" with Kvist Records (USA). And in 2011" Lost Chords" with Dead pilot Records UK."

-Ztext Website (http://co21840.wixsite.com/ztext)
2/28/2024

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Eero Savela is a Finnish trumpeter based in Helsinki, Finland. He has been a member of groups Baabelin Torvet, Calypso King & The Soul Investigators, Didier's Sound Spectrum, Frankosun And The Family, High Society Brothers, Les Anges De La Nuit, Mr. QBICO ORCHESTRA, Ostari Njengi, Paukkumaissi, Soul Captain Band, Soultors, The Bad Ass Brass Band, and The Soul Investigators.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/388235-Eero-Savela)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Helsinki Part One 34:21

2. Helsinki Part Two 15:10

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Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Recordings featuring brass instruments - trumpets, trombones, tubas, other horns
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