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Gargaud, Guillaume / Patrice Grente: Intuition's Days (Open Systems Records)

The first recording between French improvisers, guitarist Guillaume Gargaud and double bassist Patrice Grente, who began their work together in 2016 performing noise and minimalist music, increasing the frequency of their collaborations until a forced 1 year break, meeting again in 2021 to record this beautifully complementing set of all-acoustic duos.
 

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Guillaume Gargaud-acoustic guitar

Patrice Grente-double bass


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Limited edition of 100 copies.

Label: Open Systems Records
Catalog ID: OPENSYSREC-002
Squidco Product Code: 32068

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Le Havre, in France, in Feburary, 2021, by Guillaume Gargaud.

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"Guillaume Gargaud and Patrice Grente met for the first time in Caen (FR) in 2016. They started their work together with noise and minimalist music. Over the last few years they have increased their number of performances snd collaborations together. After a 1-year break, they met in February 2021 in Le Havre (FR) in a recording studio for three days to play music with a totally different approach to what they had already produced before. This recording is the result."-Open Systems



"Gargaud is a French guitarist /improviser/composer who has played on over 30 records and collaborated with Burton Greene and many others. He has worked extensively in dance and film. Grente is a self trained double bass player who works in jazz and free improvisation as well as dance theater and sound installation. He has collaborated with Phil Niblock and many others. This all acoustic duo is their first recording together. IÕm really excited to release this. The music is special and played beautifully. The cds sound great too. The cover painting is by MP Landis and the graphic design by Eric Hoffsten."-Guillaume Gargaud website


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"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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"Patrice Grente is a self-trained doublebass player who has worked in jazz and free improvisation for several years. In his personal research, he explores sound as an entity, working with electronics, field recording, materials and sound installations. He has worked with visual arts, dance, theatre, sound poetry and performance with artists such as Pan Huysen, Phil Niblock, Jerôme Noetinger, Paul Dunmall, Luc Bénazet, Deborah Lennie, Fred Hocké, Guillaume Bellanger, Etienne Zemniak, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Sonia Chiambretto, Benoît Casas, Hugues Vincent, Yumiko Nii. He is also co-founder of the festival [Interstice] in Caen."

-Grente / Gargaud Webite (http://co21840.wixsite.com/grente-gargaud)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. One Possibility 05:00

2. Strange Day 04:13

3. Different Languages 03:15

4. Outside in the Mist 03:18

5. C-time 05:30

6. Porridge 04:35

7. Discussion with Burton 07:47

8. Dropout 03:48

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