Friday, 5 May 2017

OUC004 : Ben Bertrand / Era-Area Live @ Ateliers Claus

Cover art by A.L. from a Kurs Freitags image

OUC004 : Ben Bertrand / Era-Aera Live @Ateliers Claus

Recorded live at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels, this is another side of the first Ep (see ODG065) released by Belgian clarinetist Ben Bertrand. 
Opposed to the studio recordings, the songs take now a more dynamic approach and interfere more with the loops created live on the moment. 
While the first four songs are re arranged and re imprecations of different or anonymous artists, the last song, 'Swiss Landscape' is a personal composition from Ben Bertrand. 
For just a few loops, electronics and a clarinet, the music sounds intricate and powerful!

A teaser of his live action:

Digital release on the 5th May 2017.

Track listing:

1) Intro + Parial Truth (Evan Ziporyn)
2) Planctus for Jerusalem (Anonymous)
3) Lauda for Bassclarinet and Drone (Gavin Bryars)
4) Pygmy Song (Traditional)
5) Swiss Landscape (Ben Bertrand)

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