Wednesday, 29 September 2021
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Wednesday, 8 September 2021
OVX016 : Christophe Petchanatz / Vexations Vol.16
What Christophe says about his proposal:
Moreover we had a fairly close project with Denis Tagu from the In-Poly-Sons label, which we had discussed this summer.
As for the method, as I often work in small parts, trying and errors, adding, removing, a bit like cooking (except that it is difficult to remove when cooking!)"
Toy-music, naive, minimal, experimental, neo-classical, bizarre, avant-garde, lunar, overturned toy box, noise-pop...
Founded in 1985, Klimperei at this time focuses on the composition of minimal and childish short instrumental pieces, in the mood of Erik Satie or Nino Rota.
More than sixty records were released on various French, German, Japanese, US labels...
Klimperei works also for theater, dance, tv, advertissements and multimedia events...
In recent years, the duo Madame Patate-Klimperei became a stable and complementary configuration for live performances...
Live and studio collaborations are numerous : Daevid Allen, Ammakasie Noka - Mayu Nanba, Pascal Ayerbe, Pierre Bastien, Jac Berrocal, CE François Couture, Éric Chabert, Chapi Chapo, Centre Aéré, Sacha Czerwone, Don Simon y Telefunken, David Fenech, GNG, Eli Gras, Dominique Grimaud, Itoken, Judith Juillerat, Felix Kubin, Frank Pahl, The Pancakes, Palo Alto, Bernard Szajner, Shugo Tokumaru, Voxfazer... and of course Madame Patate !
He has toured the world playing live numerous festivals.
Monday, 6 September 2021
Art cover: detail of a work by André Prues (c) coll. Art et marges musée
OUW016 : Sarah Kokot / Se Souvenir
Sarah Kokot is born in Belgium in 1984. As a child, she wanted to become a painter, or writer, or florist. With its sound capsules, it is a bit of all three at the same time ... Offering our senses, through sound and word, mental landscapes to dream and to feel.
She produced her first sound capsules in 2016 during a radio creation workshop hosted by Marie Michiels and Miguel Allo. She then began to distribute them on a Soundcloud page which she called "Les petits ordres". The expression comes from entomology and designates the orders of insects less known to the general public.
In her sound poems, Sarah Kokot strives to magnify the insignificant, to stretch a furtive sensation, an absurd reflection into a space of astonishment that is both naive and disillusioned.
After "Minutes domestiques" (2019, see OUW001), "Se Souvenir" is her second album to be released on the "Off" label. For this project, she is inspired by six works from the collection of the Brussels museum of brut and outsider art, the Art et marges museum and slips, through sound, into what the fragile, the delicate, the enigma of these works leave him space to echo them.
From works by: Paul Duhem, Mohammed Targa, Antoine Mvumbi, Sylvain Cosijns, André Prues and Michel Dave.
Mastering: Pierre Vervloesem.
Cover: detail of a work by André Prues (c) coll. Art et marges musée
With the support of Art et marges musée and La Semaine du son.
Friday, 3 September 2021
ODG147 : Daniele Morelli - Matteo D'Ignazi / La Valigia Dei Sogni
The careful arrangement of the guitars, the use of effects and the mix of drums and percussion accentuate the texture of the themes.
The drums are at times discret, at time powerful while the guitar turns around the beat with grace and subtlety...Jazz but not only, cool but not only!
Daniele and Matteo have been playing together since they were children. Daniele's guitars were recorded in a remote place in Mexico where he lives and sent to Italy where Matteo added his drums and is the result of two musicians who know each other in details.
All tracks are composed by Daniele Morelli except Kala by Matteo D'Ignazi and Los Mixes by Tomàs Vargas Gris.
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
OVX015 : Yusuke Koroyasu / Vexations Vol.15
"What is repetition?"
The same melody is repeated 840 times in Vexations, and in this project, 21 different artists will share 40 times each. What does it mean to repeat something over and over again? Especially since I compose using a computer (DTM), I cannot understand the subjective change of mind through the repetition of the performance as other performers can.
In my composition, I was reminded of the times when I was taken skiing as a child. I rolled a small lump of snow off the top of the hill and it got a little bigger with snow dust around it. I rolled it again from the top of the hill, and by repeating this over and over again, I made a big snowman. My joy was short-lived, and I couldn't take the big snowman home, so I had no choice but to put the small lump of snow in my pocket and take it home. Of course, it melted and disappeared in the car on the way home. The important thing to remember here is that the small lump of snow at the beginning and the one I brought back at the end are two completely different things. The latter is filled with my efforts, memories, and much more.
Now, on this note, let's think about what "repetition" can do for us. If we gradually flesh out an object by repeating our initial action on it, when we observe something similar to the original object again, we get a different impression than when we first saw it. I think this is what happens.
In my composition, the basic melody of Vexations is played first, and then the music is built up by multiple instruments. How does it sound to you when the melody is repeated and strengthened, and finally when the original melody is replayed?"
Yusuke Koroyasu is a student at the University of Tsukuba, bachelor of informatics, college of media arts, science, and technology.
He is involved in various aspects of acoustics, including scientific research, electronic music, sound installation, and contemporary art and is a member of "TParty", a collective of students who work and create using cutting edge technologies.
About his work in general:
"My artwork gives viewers an opportunity to reconsider familiar objects from a different perspective by providing them with stimulating experiences such as sound and light. It is like learning about the force of gravity after playing on a trampoline."
Home Page: https://www.koroyu.com/