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Orins, Peter (Orins / Pruvost / Dang / Pym): Dead Dead Gang (Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc)

A musical work composed by French drummer Peter Orins inspired by Alan Moore's 2016 novel Jerusalem crossing geographical and temporal space, recorded during a residency with the Muzzix collective at La Malterie in Lill and performed with Maryline Pruvost on voice & indian harmonium, Barbara Dang on piano, and Gordon Pym on electronics & amplified objects.
 

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Maryline Pruvost-voice, indian harmonium

Barbara Dang-piano

Gordon Pym-electronics, amplified objects

Peter Orins-drums


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Label: Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc
Catalog ID: Helix | LIx019
Squidco Product Code: 34344

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at La Malterie, in Lille, France, on September 10th, 11th and 12th, 2022, by Peter Orins.

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"Dead Dead Gang is a musical piece composed by drummer Peter Orins, inspired by the 2016 novel Jerusalem by British writer Alan Moore. The music is forged during a residency in 2022 with the Muzzix collective at La Malterie in Lille, and is nourished by the proposals and initiatives of Barbara Dang (piano), Maryline Pruvost (voice and Indian harmonium) and Gordon Pym (electronics and amplified objects).

A true world-story, disproportionate and monumental in size and time, Alan Moore's novel is an experience in itself: of the geographical space (we focus on a city, a precise place, examined from all points of view - macro and micro), of the temporal dimension (we cross more than 2000 years of history which are superimposed and entangled), and finally of this space-time relationship which ends up transforming the city into the sum of all the cities it has been since its foundation, and which does not forget all the human stories which compose it.

The name of the project comes from the Dead Dead Gang that we follow in the novel, a group of ghost children who cross the layers of time of the city. This is obviously not a literal transcription of the work into music. However, the book itself is rich in sound universes and in diversity of languages and poetic influences, and the presence of superimposed times, images and ghostly presences have never ceased to fascinate the drummer and have entered into resonance with the composer's creative stakes.

He thus imagined a musical construction where texts, playing instructions and temporal and geographical superpositions directly from the novel are mixed. Open writing, therefore, inspired by minimalism but also by the numerous sacred or popular musical references of the book, where melodic writing, textual basis of various instructions, harmony and rhythm are mixed, the whole with a very great freedom of interpretation highlighted by the personalities of each musician.

The music, ethereal and stretched, cultivates the sound and formal ambiguity: songs, noises, strange and ghostly harmonies, dissolution or exacerbation of rhythm and silence, slowness and obsession."-Circum-Disc


Artist Biographies

Maryline Pruvost is a flute player and vocalist, a member of Vazytouille, and the ensemble Muzzix.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/3301496-Maryline-Pruvost)
2/21/2024

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"Barbara Dang: Piano

Pianist of classical training and jazz, aesthetics from which she turned away, the sound universe of Barbara Dang goes from experimental music written to improvised music. She worked with Olivier Benoit and Jérémie Ternoy then met other musicians and composers such as Sophie Agnel, Didier Aschour, Michel Doneda, Daunik Lazro, Radu Malfatti, Michael Pisaro ... She developed a solo piano repertoire (John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Henry Cowell, Morton Feldman, Tom Johnson, Federico Mompou, Erik Satie ...) which brings into play unusual techniques (prepared, amplified piano, indoor playing) where pure musical action is privileged compared to an individualized aesthetic expression.

Within small groups or large ensembles (La Pieuvre, Le Grand Orchester de Muzzix, Dedalus), she explores other instruments such as amplified objects, electronics, organ or spruce.

Since March 2015, she has worked for Revue & Corrigée: a benchmark review of experimental sound practices."-© Pidz (translated by Google)

-Muzzix (http://muzzix.info/Dang?lang=fr)
2/21/2024

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"Gordon Pym [France] performs in various experimental and improvised music formations, most often in electronic devices using amplified objects."

-Muzzix (https://muzzix.info/JHNCG-Gordon-Pym-Barbara-Dang?lang=fr)
2/21/2024

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"After classical music study, Peter Orins learns the drums, first in a rock and afro-cuban music school, then at the Conservatoire National de Région of Lille in the jazz section, where he studies with Guy Gilbert, Jean-François Canape, Gérard Marais... He graduates in 1997. In the meantime, he studies musicology at university, improvisation with Fred Van Hove, composition with Jean-Marc Chouvel and Ricardo Mandolini.

Playing jazz from the middle of the 90's, he plays in the bands that will create in 2000 the Circum collective : Impression (for which he composes, became Flu(o) in 2012), Quartet Base, Stefan Orins Trio. He coordinates the Circum collective till its fusion with the CRIME in 2010, and creates the Circum Grand Orchestra, band with the 10 musicians of Circum, for which he composes also occasionally. At the same time Peter Orins get in the CRIME projects, improvised and experimental music collective also based at la malterie in Lille. He plays especially in La Pieuvre, big improvisation orchestra conducted by Olivier Benoit (nowadays Artistic Director of L'Orchestre National de Jazz). It's with the Crime that he'll develop his solo work (drums and electronic with Pure Data application), and improvised and experimental projects with David Bausseron, Laurent Rigaut, Ivann Cruz, Christian Pruvost, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Benjamin Duboc, Yanik Miossec, Falter Bramnk, ... in bands like DBPO, De Nouvelles Erreurs, Signal Box, Electropus, Ternoy/Cruz/Orins (that will become Toc, free-rock progressive band)... In 2006, he leads a french-vietnamese project called Hué/Circum with the support of Region Nord Pas de Calais, which combines 4 musicians from Circum and 3 traditional vietnamese musicians from Hué (tour in Vietnam, Japan and France, from 2006 to 2009). In 2010, he creates a french-japanese quartet with pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpet players Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost, band for which he composes with Satoko Fujii. Several international tours with this band (Japan, Israel, Germany, France, USA, Canada). In 2011, Ivann Cruz, guitar player from Muzzix, and Maciej Garbowski, polish double-bass player, invite him to play in their quartet with the finnish saxophone player Kari Heinila. He also collaborates with theatre, composes for cinema or animation movies, dance... Since the creation of Muzzix in 2010, Peter Orins coordinates the artistic direction of the collective.

He played with : Sophie Agnel, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Benjamin Duboc, Radu Malfati, Steve Dalachinsky, Andrew D'Angelo, Petr Cancura, Josh Sinton, Curtis Hasselbring, Joe Morris, Rene Hart, David Miller, Frank London, Nate Wooley, Renee Baker, Ernest Dawkins, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Michael Zerang, Jacques Di Donato, François Corneloup, Norbert Lucarain, Sylvain Kassap, Alain Vankenhove, Camel Zekri, ..."

-Peter Orins Website (http://www.peterorins.com/biography/)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Le Fond Du Bruit Normal De La Vie 9:31

2. Le Piccolo Des Grossieretes 14:59

3. Prelude Infini 12:56

4. Up The Pub 7:10

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