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Ensemble Dedalus + eRikm: Fata Morgana (Relative Pitch)

Composed by erikM and performed with the Dedalus Ensemble, these pieces started through acousmographe recording of sounds outside of human hearing, transposed into notes and scored to be interpreted by musicians while immersed via headphone to mimic the sounds of cetaceans, then rearranged in the studio to create the annotated compositions heard on these carefully recorded compositions.
 

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eRikm-composition, electronics, field recordings

Didier Aschour-guitar

Amelie Berson-flute

Thierry Madiot-trombone

Christian Pruvost-trumpet

Silvia Tarozzi-violin

Deborah Walker-cello


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UPC: 5904224870935

Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPR1146
Squidco Product Code: 33009

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
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"What We Hear Not In The Nature Transposed To The Instrument

The first part of the project consists of making audible, by means of an acousmographe, all of the sound spectra, including those outside the field of human auditory perception. These materials may be then used as other phonographies, such as polyphonic amphibian songs (recorded during my last trip to Australia and Tasmania).

In the second phase, all these materials are rearranged in order to transpose them into notes (via the MIDI code ) and thus produce the scores. These will then be interpreted by the musicians and recorded. Also, the musicians will be immersed in immersive listening by headphones, in order to paraphrase (biomimicry) other sounds of cetaceans such as pilot whales or of bats.

The circulation of original sound materials to the instrumental ensemble creates contamination between the performers, producing this metaphorical effect known as "Fata Morgana." During this transposition process, the entropy or the dregs (resulting from happenstance), will create, at this stage, a sound matrix already transformed over two generations.

The third stage takes place in the studio and consists in composing and arranging all the native audio materials of the previous phases (the proto-frameworks).

The successive re-questioning of the various segments (islands) selected is transmitted a second time and arranged at the instrumental level. These islands become archipelagos, which will then compose the overall form.

At the end of this sieving process, a precise annotation score is given to the musicians. Electronics play a role of macroscopic reprocessing of the outer layer of sound and space, to the point that it brings about the mutation of the instrumental timbres. Additional elements, such as a series of poetic words from an animist mind (redefined in the manner of the anthropologist Philippe Descola of an object corresponding to no universal religious reality) will be added.

The piece is also made up of sound sources from the real world and in real time through streams available on the Internet. These streams can be used via an open global network of microphones, accessible via the Locus Sonus sound map. These microphones are often placed in natural locations across four continents. The actual score will ultimately be a new trail where the staves and the ideograms will converge with each person's imagination.

Ultimately, Fata Morgana' is arranged around a multitude of tangled trails. Listening to raw and unedited phonographic objects will help determine which trail to follow. The analysis of these acoustic imprints will produce idioms, which in turn are interpreted and performed by the instrumentalists the coexistence of a simultaneous perception of that which lives around us and in us, to the point of "forestation." "-Erikm



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Artist Biographies

"Since 1992, eRikm has extended the field of artistic experimentation on the international scene.

Maintaining a constant fusion between thought, instinct and sensitivity, he pursues a simultaneity of practices and addresses the interplay between various compositional modes, relating to and using all languages.

From his early experience as a guitarist through to his later visual work, he is a maverick genre-bender who breaks down anyone's attempts to conveniently classify him.

Quickly recognised as a virtuoso turntablist and sound artist (1996), eRikm has made a longlife habit of crossing all territories and " world-systems " deemed "independent", "institutional".

At the same time (1997), he has developed an open and aspirational approach toward the technological media, both as a means of development for a new economic model and as an instrument for creation, production and diffusion.

He deals with sounds like living organisms, constantly in flux, always open to the risk of accident or delight/unisson. As he plays with all these contradictions in his improvisations, his performance reaches new heights of intensity, trading off both understanding and sensation, seriousness and farce, anticipation and instinct.

His work references both the intimate and political, both popular and high culture, but without demonstration. Rather he creates a short-circuit connection between points with his live generated (and degenerated) material - from noise to reference - presenting multiple ways to capture each moment of the present in clear focus.

Throughout his career, collaborations have naturally occurred with his audiences and contemporaries, most notably : Luc Ferrari, Christian Marclay, Mathilde Monnier, Jerome Noetinger, FM Einheit... The kind of coincidences which have confirmed his instinctive search for transmutation, and to play on several levels.

Since 1997, on his own or with collaborators, eRikm has toured (with 5-7 on-tour projects to date), or created by request specific pieces, both transversal or for fixed spaces (record labels, radio, festivals, art centres...)

In the meanwhile, each time building on what has emerged before, the most personal fragments from his work (notably from his early artworks in photography, drawings, visual installations and video) continue to substantiate a singular kaleidoscopic vision.

Ultimately, eRikm's research resonates through all of his work, bordering scientific discovery and a poetic curiosity of the world.

eRikm is a Marseille based artist"

-eRikm Website (http://www.erikm.com/infos/bio/)
2/16/2024

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"After studying the guitar at the CNSM of Paris, Didier Aschour was awarded a prize from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and a scholarship from the Darmastadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (1992 and 1994). A committed soloist fond of contemporary music, he premieres many works written for him and performs with Ensemble 2e2m, TM+, Aleph, L'Instant Donné, Zellig and Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1996, he founded Ensemble DEDALUS, specializing in minimalist music and free instrumentation scores, with which he stands in favour of experimental contemporary music. He plays with Sejiro Murayama, Kristoff K.Roll duett, La Fanfare E. and Kasper T. Toeplitz.

As a composer, he works for dance - with choreographers such as Mathilde Monnier, Germana Civera, Patrice Barthès - and performance, imagining acoustic devices that question the relationship between music and sound phenomena.

Since 2007, he has been taking part in the Montpellier Sonorités Festival collective activities."

-Ensemble 2E2M (http://www.ensemble2e2m.com/en/page-4/bio-78-17/didier-aschour.html)
2/16/2024

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"After her classical studies at the CRR in Lille, she quickly turned to the contemporary music repertoire, joining L'Instant Donné from 1994-1998, then the Ensemble Dedalus, which was particularly focused on American minimalist music.

Over the course of the encounters, the theater has become obvious to her:

She participates in shows by Sophie Le Carpentier, Agnes Delume, as well as those of La Compagnie Grand Magasin.

She plays in concert both the romantic flute, with the Trio Mario Praz (flute, viola, guitar) and, more recently, the baroque flute.

She teaches at the conservatory of Saint-Cloud."

-Les Recontres Musicales de Penmarc'h (https://rmpenmarch.com/artiste/amelie-berson/)
2/16/2024

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"Thierry Madiot French parisian sound artist

a breather, inventor of instruments and collector of accessories, sound massage maker and trombonist who furrows the improvise and the contemporary music and leads musical time by a perpetual transgression with a true direction of improvisation and the deep interest in collaborations.

He is near of the "Instants chavirés team" until the beginning (18 years) where he organize a lot of concerts, performances and last years a festival "ça vaut jamais le réel". He work a lot too until ten years with CCAM, musical scene of the well known Vandoeuvre festival of experimental music "musique action international" in East France.

He work recently with Le Quan Ninh, Thomas Lehn, Malcolm Goldstein, Jim Denley, Matthias Kaul, Axel Dörner, Seijiro Murayama, Tom Johnson (recording)...

He was invit by Derek Bailey in 1993 at "the company week" at the place theater in London with Ikue Mori Phil Minton ...

Improvised and composed Music with or without texts, images, dance, in solo or with for ea those musicians and artists: Frédéric Acquaviva, Sophie Agnel, Noël Akchoté, Steve Arguelles, Didier Aschour, Derek Bailey, Richard Barrett, Pascal Battus, Claude Barthelemy, Christoph Baumann, Olivier Benoit, Frédéric Blondy, Jaap Blonk, Pierre Boesflug, Raymond Boni, Hélène Breschand, Hans Burgener, Don Byron, Jean-François Canape, Mathieu Chamagne, Fabrice, Laurent et Xavier Charles, Denis Charolles, Bruno Chevillon, Denis Colin, François Corneloup, Pablo Cueco, Roland Dahinden, Laurent Dehors, Benoit Delbecq, Caroline Delume, Axel Dörner, Quentin Dubost, Marc Ducret, Daniel Erdmann, Jean-Christophe Feldhandler, Esther Ferrer, Alexander Frangenheim, Stéphane Garin, Anne Garrigues, Olivier Gelpe, Christian Germain, François Guell, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Olivia Grandville, Kamal Hamadache, Günter Heinz, Jean-Pierre Jullian, Kristoff Kroll, Franck Lambert, Daunik Lazro, Le Quan Ninh, Urs Leimgruber, Didier Levallet, George E Lewis, Joëlle Léandre, Ramon Lopez, Kamel Maad, Alain Mahé, Jean-Michel Marchetti, Lionel Marchetti, Jim Meneses, Phil Minton, Yanik Miossec, Jean-Marc Montera, Ikue Mori, Seijiro Murayama, Theo Nabicht, Michael Nick, Jérôme Noetinger, Annick Nozati, Stéphane Oliva, Guillaume Orti, Evan Parker, Didier Petit, Emmanuel Petit, Ulrich Philipp, Dominique Répécaud, Margritt Rieben, Stéphane Rives, Jean-Pierre Robert, Yves Robert, Carol Robinson, Felix Rückert, Joël Ryan, Camel Zekri, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Jacques Siron, Alfred Spirli, Claude Tchamitchian, Patricio Villaroël, Bert Wrede, Carlos Zingaro ...

Last years Works: "In-ouïr" (performances in duet with dancer Li-Ping Ting), "Lo" with Pascal Battus and Seiji Murayama, "Rekmazladzep" with Dominique Répécaud, Daunik Lazro and Camel Zekri, duo with Alfred Spirli, " In sonoris Causa " of Daunik Lazro, " Garazi ", ", Informo live revue and "Ziph" Tub ensemble with " le Crime ". He ground in collaboration with Pascal Battus the " sound massages " cf http://soundmassage.free.fr wich is not a new age experience but an individual art sound concert with tiny object near the ears.

And work with a air compressor and long telescopic tubes on an sound installation (without electronics)

It's happen for example at "Musique Action" Scène nationale de Vandoeuvre, at Fondation Cartier, at Le Mans Europa festival, Musée de Tourcoing, de Villeneuve d'Asq, in Le tipi centre Georges Pompidou, at Banlieues Bleues, at la Company Week 93, WIM Bern, at Instants Chavirés, at Cyclop of Jean Tinguely, at festivals "Musiques en scène" de Lyon, "Fruits de Mhere", Asprojazz, Polysonneries in Lyon, de Mulhouse, "Densités", "Ouverture Danse" in Marseille, "Ecoute si il pleut" in Rouen, de jazz de Grenoble, d'Apt, in la Seyne sur mer, "Xiru", Ixtaxou, Jazz au fil de l'eau, in Lausanne, at Geneve AMR, "Humanoise", "Résonances" in Saint Nazaire, "Poésie Mode d'emploi" in Béssèges, "Audio Frames" Lille 2004, Rurart... In Germany, England, Belgium, Antigua, Armenia, Belgium, Congo, Espana, Finland, Italia, Algeria, Lebanon, Sweden, Swiss, Taiwan and of course France. He ground some experimental art production associations, Astrolab, In-ouïr, Topophonie" or Informo. He had been invited by collectives as LMC of London, Le Crime/ Malterie in Lille, Wim Bern, Wie of Wiesbaden, ARFI of Lyon, Emil 13 Nancy... Organize the festival In ouïr "Ca vaut jamais le réel" until 2004 to 2009 at Instants Chavirés.(Ben Patterson, Roi Vaara, Malcolm Goldstein, Luiz Enrique Yudo, Esther Ferrer, Tom Johnson, Serge Pey, Julyen Hamilton...) He also play often some modern written music in various group as Dedalus (dedicated to minimal music) or Hiatus (dedicated to improvised and written music) as John Cage, Tom Johnson, Giancinto Scelsi, Vinko Globokar, Dieter Schnebel, Pierre Jodlovsky Jean-Christophe Feldhandler, Art Clay, quatuor Hélios, Pascale Criton."

-Thierry Madiot Website (http://madiot.free.fr/spip.php?article109)
2/16/2024

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"Christian Pruvost plays in Circum Grand Orchestra, Feldspath, La Pieuvre, Flu(o) / Impression, Kaze, Christian Pruvost, Pruvost / Mahieux, Signal Box, Quartet Base, Ziph, Wabla, Moondog Madrigals, PCM Bla∫t, Intento, Le Grand Orchestre de MuzzixGenerous, insatiable and prolific musician, Christian Pruvost multiplies the cooperations for several years, whether it is in jazz, improvised music or live performing arts.Solo, (" Ipteravox " released in 2010 on Helix / Circum-Disc), he explores the spectrum of the trumpet, from the softest blowing to the strongest bursts. Playing all acoustic, he develops his repertoire very serenely, and adds some objects that bring him a wealth of extra tones. His inventiveness and the originality of his approach has taken him to perform solo in Brest, Montreuil, Paris, Besançon, Tours, Nantes, Montpellier, Amsterdam and Australia (Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane), invited by pianist Anthony Pateras.With Didier Aschour, he is a co-director of " Round the World of Sound ", creation gathering 14 musicians from the Muzzix collective and Dedalus ensemble in a work on Moondog's madrigals. He can be seen alongside Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura and Peter Orins in the spectacular franco-japanese quartet Kaze (2 albums and several tours in Japan, Israel, and in the USA/Canada since 2011, and a Japanese tour in preparation for september 2014).In a new project called PCM Bla∫t, Christian Pruvost surrounds himself with Maxime Morel (tuba) and Samuel Carpentier (trombone). Together they explore many repertoires - from medieval music to the composers of the XXIst century - but also improvised forms ; altogether in a theatrical and experimental approach. He is also a member of Circum Grand Orchestra, which releases its third album composed by Christophe Hache in 2014, and la Pieuvre, the improvisation orchestra conducted by Olivier Benoit.Blowing masseur in Ziph (collective of individual balloon-membrane horns and creator of the concept of sound massages), he also takes part in the Wabla project with Thierry Madiot, Yanik Miossec and David Bausseron. He can be seen in duo with bass player Nicolas Mahieux, in Flu(o), Arsis quartet, in the orchestra of Zoone Libre collective Vazytouille and in two shows carried by la Cie Générale d'Imaginaire [dukõne] and [ nu ].Collaborations with Axel Dörner, Olivier Benoit, Jérémie Ternoy, Nicolas Mahieux, Otomo Yoshihide, Mina Small, Sean Baxter, Benoît Delbecq, Alain Gibert, Carole Rieussec, Roger Cochini, Sophia Domancich, Giovanna Marini, Didier Levallet, Lucia Recio, Li Ping Ting, Patricia Kuypers, Thierry Madiot, Sophie Agnel, Satoko Fuji, Natsuki Tamura, Jérôme Noetinger, Benjamin Duboc, Didier Lasserre, Makoto Sato, Lionel Marchetti, Cor Fuhler, John Edwards, Tony Buck, Daunik Lazro..."-Muzzix (http://muzzix.info/Pruvost?lang=en)
2/16/2024

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"Silvia Tarozzi (1975) is a violinist, performer and improviser.

She obtained her diplomas at the Bologna and Rovigo conservatories (Italy), specialising under Master Enzo Porta (with whom she went on to establish a violin duo for a short and lucky period). Subsequently, she moved to Paris, where she studied with Jeanne Marie Conquer (Ensemble Intercontemporain) and Patrick Bismuth (baroque violin).

Her research on sound and instrumental gestures, fuelled by her own experience as an improviser, finds expression through several collaborations with composers.

She writes music for her own musical projects.

A few recent collaborations:

"Scrap" for violin and interactive electronics, by the Korean composer Hyun-Wa Cho, performed at the IRCAM institute in Paris;Original music for the contemporary dance production "DONC", for one violinist and four dancers, for Sylvain Groud's dance company;Original music for the poetry reading/concert "21 a Primavera", with poems written by Alda Merini and read by the actress Margherita Zanardi;

She plays violin with the Ensemble Dedalus, which boasts collaborations with many American and European composers (Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Jürg Frey, Michael Pisaro, Jean-Luc Guilonnet, etc.). With the Ensemble Dedalus she also recorded the "Rational Melodies" by American composer Tom Johnson for New World Records.

She plays in a duo with Massimo Simonini (prepared theremin) (Hagen Festival, Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Mantica) and collaborated with him in writing and performing the music for the show "L'uccello di fuoco" by Chiara Guidi (Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio).

In 2010 she wrote the music for the video "Supermamie" by Thomas Mailaender, commissioned by the festivals Act'Oral (Marsiglia) and Sonorités (Montpellier).

Since 2011 she collaborates with composer Éliane Radigue. In 2012 she performed the world premiere of "Occam II" for solo violin and "Occam Delta I" for quartet (AngelicA Festival, Bologna), and "Occam River II" for violin and cello and "Occam Delta III" for violin, viola and cello in 2013 (Fragment Festival, Metz).

In 2010 she started a collaboration with composer Pascale Criton on the composition "Circle Process", which will be performed at the Musique Action Festival in Nancy and at Biennale Venezia Musica 2012.

Since 2012, she coordinates the activities of the "Piccolo Coro Angelico" choir: a vocal research and experimentation project for children, held at the Centre for Music Research - Teatro San Leonardo (Bologna, IT)."

-Silvia Tarozzi Website (http://www.silviatarozzi.it/biography/)
2/16/2024

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"Deborah Walker is a new music performer and improviser based in Paris. She was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, in 1981 and studied cello in her hometown. After graduating she moved to Paris to continue her cello studies with Agnès Vesterman and Anssi Karttunen. Since 2007 she is a member of Dedalus, a variable ensemble which plays experimental and contemporary music, who has collaborations, among others, with Tom Johnson, Pascale Criton, Christian Wolff, Antoine Beuger and Jurg Frey.

Deborah Walker has collaborated with artists like Joëlle Leandre, Markus Stockhausen, Garrett List and Teri Weikel. She's currently working with composers Pascale Criton and Eliane Radigue in pieces for solo cello or small ensembles. She has played in many festivals such as I Suoni delle Dolomiti, Italia Wave, ZKN in Karlsruhe, Festival d'Avignon, Festival Nomad in M'Hamid (Morocco), Ze Couch (New York) and tours regularly around Europe. She also takes part in theater, dance and circus performances, both as composer and performer. Deborah is doing a Master in Sound and Music Composition at the University of Paris 8 (St. Denis). Her recordings include works by Tom Johnson played by the Dedalus Ensemble (New World), a live recording of the intuitive music quintet Flowers of Now(21st Records) as well as Frammenti di Scrittura Prematura (Imprint Records) and Imagine Book (ILDE)."

-euromicrofest (https://euromicrofest.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/deborah-walker-cellist/)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Microfaune 10:52

2. Expedition Pass Reservoir 3:33

3. Ambre Gris 5:20

4. Les Royaumes De L'irreel 6:08

5. Antares Neutrino 4:44

6. Solastalgie 3:02

7. Sonomorphose 3:56

8. Fernweh 1:59

9. Nymphe 12:23

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The cooperative quartet Kaze of Satoko Fujii on piano, Peter Orins on drums, Christian Pruvost on trumpet, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, joins with elextroacoustic improviser Ikue Mori for seven exploratory pieces recorded in the studio after a one-week tour in Austria, France, and Russia, their enthusiasm for their extraordinarily unique group sound clearly evident.
Jauniaux, Catherine / eRikm
Pantoneon / Mal des Ardents [2 CDs]
(Mikroton Recordings)
Improvising artists Catherine Jauniaux on voice, bird call, cupule, cazoo and eRikm on turntables, electronics, live sampling, architect lamp recorded these 17 pieces for the radio show A L'improviste by Anne Montaron for France Culture Radio.
eRikm & Natacha Muslera
Cartouche
(Monotype)
An experimental sound and voice duet featuring eRikm and Natacha Muslera: extreme, convulsive and immersive sounds that alternately surprises and seduces in brutal and beautiful ways.



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