Expériences de Vol

Expériences de Vol

by Art Zoyd
     
 

The chamber rock-cum-avant-garde ensemble Art Zoyd had a studio in Mons. The contemporary Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles was based in Maubeuge, just across the Franco-Belgian border. When musical directors Gérard Hourbette and Jean-Paul Dessy decided to work togetherSee more details below

Overview

The chamber rock-cum-avant-garde ensemble Art Zoyd had a studio in Mons. The contemporary Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles was based in Maubeuge, just across the Franco-Belgian border. When musical directors Gérard Hourbette and Jean-Paul Dessy decided to work together they formed the Centre Transfrontalier de Production et Création Musicales and began to welcome composers in residence. Expériences de Vol is a triple-CD set of recordings featuring both ensembles performing works composed for this project by a wide array of artists ranging from contemporary composers to names more usually associated with the electronica scene. An Art Zoyd album this is not; instead what you get is a strong collection of challenging works. Some stay too close to the academic sphere to light up any sparks, although Kasper T. Toeplitz's "Biel" is delightfully minimalist and Christophe Jean Feldhandler and Dessy's pieces contain some beautiful moments. Gérard Hourbette and -- surprisingly -- David Shea provide the most Art Zoyd-sounding moments. Atau Tanaka and Ryoji Ikeda are the two unknown variables here, concert music not being known as their forte. They turn in impressive contributions. Tanaka makes extensive use of Laurent Dailleau's mastery of the theremin. Ikeda's "Opus 1" features a peaceful section of long string chords, unlike anything else he has done before. The stated intent of bringing together the worlds of acoustic and electronic contemporary music may not be completely successful, but the project has left in its wake interesting results.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2006
Label:
Sub Rosa
UPC:
5411867111924
catalogNumber:
192
Rank:
110639

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Zoyd   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Mireille Bauer   electronic percussion,Electronic Drums
Jean-Paul Dessy   Conductor
Laurent Dailleau   Theremin
Kela Canka   Viola
Sigrid Van Den Bogaerde   Cello
Dominica Eyckmans   Viola
Fabienne Dussenwart   Flute

Technical Credits

David Shea   Composer,Liner Notes
Gérard Hourbette   Composer,Liner Notes,Management,Artistic Director
Jean-Luc Fafchamps   Composer
Jean-Paul Dessy   Composer,Management
Ryoji Ikeda   Composer,Liner Notes
Horatiu Radulescu   Composer,Liner Notes
Kasper T. Toeplitz   Composer,Liner Notes
Atau Tanaka   Composer
Philippe Colpin   Engineer
Giovanni Sollima   Composer,Liner Notes

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