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DDK Trio (Jacques Demierre / Axel Dorner / Jonas Kocher): A Right to Silence [3 CDs] (Meenna)

The trio of pianist Jacques Demierre, trumpeter Axel Dorner and accordionist Jonas Kocher recorded these live improvisations at Theatre Le Colombier in Les Cabannes, France, each performer then assembling a complete album selecting from the fourteen recordings, unique to each performer's aesthetic selection, sequencing and length, creating three distinct yet deeply attached albums.
 

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Jacques Demierre-piano

Axel Dorner-trumpet

Jonas Kocher-accordion


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3 CDs, includes an 18 page booklet with an essay by Thibault Walter in English and French, a statement of intention and credits.

Label: Meenna
Catalog ID: meenna-952
Squidco Product Code: 33936

Format: 3 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Japan
Recorded at Theatre Le Colombier, in Les Cabannes, France, on June 21st to 25th, 2021, by Benjamin Maumus.

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"On the impulse of Jacques Demierre, DDK trio was created in 2014 at the Festival Meteo Mulhouse, France. Made up of three major figures on the international music scene, this trio plays music that is totally oriented towards the present moment. It continues the tradition of "instant composition" - going back to Lennie Tristano and passing through the legendary Jimmy Giuffre trio - and deploys an expressive palette ranging from silence to massive acoustic eruptions, while paying particular attention to the great precision of the articulation of musical discourse. An extreme care for sound and listening constitutes the core of this music, which draws from the sources of today's inventive music where multiple sound universes intersect.

The trio's third album, "A Right to Silence," consisting of three CDs, was recorded by Benjamin Maumus at Theatre Le Colombier, Les Cabannes, France, June 21-25, 2021, on the occasion of a recording residency at GMEA-Centre National de Creation Musicale d'Albi-Tarn. In choosing the music to be released, the three musicians decided to apply the principle of non-influence-in-each-other's-choice that they have been practicing for years as a trio. From there, they each made their own album from the same raw recordings, separately, each on their own. A previously unpublished text by researcher and sound artist Thibault Walter accompanies the 3-CD boxed set, highlighting the process carried out by the trio and described above."-Ftarri"


3 CDs, includes an 18 page booklet with an essay by Thibault Walter in English and French, a statement of intention and credits.

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 (https://www.musiques-suisses.ch/en/Jacques-Demierre/BLEUDESIR-D%27-AZUR-MUSIQUE-DE-DANSE-JE-DEVIENDRAI-MEDEE/id/221)
11/29/2023

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"Axel Dörner (born 26 April 1964 in Cologne, Germany) is a German jazz musician (trumpet and piano) and composer.

Dörner studied piano in the Dutch town Arnhem (1988-89) and at the Music Academy in Cologne (1989-1996). From 1991 he studied trumpet with Malte Burba, and during his studies he collaborated with trumpeter Bruno Light in the "The Street Fighters Duo". At this time he also joined the ensembles "The Street Fighters Quartet" and "The Street Fighters Double Quartet" together with Matthias Schubert, Bruno Leicht, and Claudio Puntin. In addition the "Axel Dörner Quartet" was initiated (with Frank Gratkowski, Hans Schneider and Martin Blume). With saxophonist Matthias Petzold. he participated on the albums Lifelines and Psalmen Und Lobgesänge.

Dörner has resided in Berlin since 1994, and occurs in the most diverse settings like "The London Jazz Composers Orchestra" and with "Hedros" (together with Mats Gustafsson, Günter Christmann, Barry Guy and others). Since then he has contributed on more than 50 album recordings.

Dörner is distinguished mainly by his versatility. He bouth play the more traditional Bebop, just like he fits in to classic Free Jazz or electronic music. He playd with Otomo Yoshihide at the Donaueschinger Musiktage in 2005. Dörner play both solo concerts and collaborates with his trio "TOOT" (together with Phil Minton and Thomas Lehn) and "Die Anreicherung" with Christian Lillinger, Håvard Wiik and Jan Roder, and in Ken Vandermarks "Territory-Band". Dörner is an integral part of the Berlin scene of experimental new improvisational music. Dörner was given special attention for his interpretation of all compositions by Thelonious Monk, with the pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach and his own band "Die Enttäuschung" released on a three CD album (Monks Casino, Complete 2005)."-Wikipedia

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_D%C3%B6rner)
11/29/2023

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"Jonas Kocher is a sound artist and accordionist born in 1977. He is collaborating with personalities from various backgrounds and in numerous artistic and social contexts. His work explores issues such as the listening, space and perception as well as the integration of different kind of random elements. His specific approach to his instrument involves at the same time physicality and reduction, uncontrolled playing and high precision.

Jonas Kocher has a strong interest in process oriented works and unstable situations. As a sound artist he has realised works that are situated between composed theatre, installation and concert pieces. He got commissions from Ensemble Paul Klee, Biennale Bern 2010 & 2017, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, etc. and regularly collaborates with musicians such Michel Doneda, Joke Lanz, Axel Dörner, Hans Koch, Jacques Demierre and many more. Read the full biography on wikipedia

Jonas Kocher is initiator of Bruit, a structure that fosters sound and interdisciplinary works."

-Jonas Kocher Website (http://www.jonaskocher.net/6877793/about)
11/29/2023

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Track Listing:



CD1



1. Precious Inattention 06:48

2. An Inevitable Return of Memories 03:05

3. Solitary Choice 04:43

4. Movement of Alteration 04:55

5. One Is a Different Person 03:05

6. The Question of the End 03:00

7. Sometimes Audible and Sometimes Inaudible 06:55

8. Inner Voices - Mine, Theirs and Yours, Perhaps 03:08

9. A Right to Silence 03:00

10. Liminal Drone 05:01

CD2



1. One Is a Different Person 3:46

2. A Right to Silence 3:35

3. The Question of the End 3:30

4. Liminal Drone 5:34

5. TheDisappearance and Appearance of an End or a Beginning 5:00

6. Past and Present Actions 13:10

7. The Light of the Place 4:37

8. Solitary Choice 5:07

CD3



1. Temporary Intuition 5:25

2. Movement of Alteration 5:02

3. One Is a Different Person 3:20

4. A Right to Silence 3:18

5. Sometimes Audible and Sometimes Inaudible 7:08

6. Precious Inattention 6:59

7. The Light of the Place 4:44

8. Inner Voices - Mine, Theirs and Yours, Perhaps 3:10

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