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Breschand, Helene / Floy Krouchi / Zafer Tawil / Elliott Sharp: disPOSSESSION (zOaR Records)

Expanding the collaboration between guitarist, saxophonist and electronic artist Elliott Sharp and electric & acoustic harpist Helene Breschand, in a quartet with Zafer Tawil performing on oud, violin & percussion and Floy Krouchi on electric bass, for an exotic, globe-embracing, groove-oriented album of unusual and often ecstatic acoustic and electric orchestration.
 

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Helene Breschand-electric harp, acoustic harp, voice

Floy Krouchi-electric bass

Elliott Sharp-electric guitar, soprano saxophone, synthesizers, drum programming

Zafer Tawil-oud, violin, percussion

Don MacKenzie-drum samples


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UPC: 75549128175

Label: zOaR Records
Catalog ID: ZCD 144
Squidco Product Code: 33947

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock foldover, sealed
Recorded at La Muse en Circuit, in Paris, France, at Studio Jenner, in Paris, France, and at Studio zOaR, in NYC.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"disPOSSESSION is a collaborative effort between four unique musicians. Produced by French harpist Helene Breschand and American multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp with the FACE Foundation, they are joined by French bassist Floy Krouchi and Palestinian multi-instrumentalist Zafer Tawil. The music mixes electronic and acoustic instruments and grooves hard with references to funk and Arabic music but also inhabiting abstract spaces outside of any genre or geographical coordinates."-zOar


Artist Biographies

"Hélène Breschand is a French harpist, composer and improviser. Breschand leads a career both as a solo artist as well as in ensemble work, playing both a contemporary repertoire and premiering new works as much as she plays improvised music and musical theater.[1] She is a musician who plays on the verge of several genres ranging from contemporary music to jazz. She plays both written and improvised music."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9l%C3%A8ne_Breschand)
11/29/2023

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"Floy Krouchi is a sound artist, bass player and electroacoustic composer.

She cofounded Mafucage, a collective ensemble of experimental women musicians in the 90s in Paris.

She leads her project, "Bass Holograms" under several forms. Solo or collaboratively, forming the "Bass Holograms ensemble" as in New York with Chess Smith, Mark Bingham or Emilie Lesbros, as well as in New Orleans or in duo with drummer Benjamin Sanz.

She is also pursuing a work on radio art through sound pieces at the cross-roads of essay, fiction, documentary and sound poetry that won several international awards (Luc Ferrari Prize in 2010, Prix Italia in 2011, Phonurgia Nova in 2013).

Floy Krouchi works with sound as a phenomenon in its multiple dimensions:

Physical, plastic, instrumental, abstract, radiophonic. She uses the vibratory and invisible qualities of this medium as a metaphore of unrevealed aspects of reality, questioning perceptions and creating disruptions in space and time.

In her pieces, sound and silence are often forming an anthropological dispositive to collect, investigate and reorganise fragments of reality and identitites through orality. Listening is considered as a practice of resistance -to imposed productivity of time, visual saturation, short span of attention-

Lately, she is investigating the relation between technology, magic, and the technics of the avant garde (such as cut ups and surrealisme)."

-Floy Krouchi Website (https://floykrouchi.org/about/)
11/29/2023

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"Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.

A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.

His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2014 Fellow at Parson's Center for Transformative Media. He received the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. He has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of a new documentary "Doing The Don't" by filmmaker Bert Shapiro."-Elliott Sharp

-Elliott Sharp website (http://www.elliottsharp.com/bio.html)
11/29/2023

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Zafer Tawil is an accomplished Palestinian musician and a virtuoso on 'oud, qanun, violin, and Arab percussion. He performs across the U.S. and in the Middle East with such musicians as Sting as well as celebrated world music artists. He was a featured composer and performer in acclaimed director Jonathan Demme's Oscar-nominated film "Rachel Getting Married" and is composing and performing for Demme's next film project, Zeitoun. Zafer is continuously exploring the boundaries of Arab music, and often performs collaborative concerts involving classical Indian and Persian music, as well as Jazz fusion. He has been a guest teacher at workshops on Arab music at many institutions and universities across the United States. A native of Jerusalem, he resides in New York City.

-Apollo's Fire (https://apollosfire.org/dvteam/zafer-tawil/)
11/29/2023

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Track Listing:



1. Harborage 7:31

2. Abri 7:51

3. Lost And Found 9:58

4. The Returning 6:13

5. Au Dela 8:32

6. Outgone 7:26

7. Abdicate 8:18

8. Tunnel Temporal 11:49

9. Objet Trouve 3:37

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