EA Voices II
From the Bull of Lascaux's Caves to Joseph Beuys' Coyote, the breath of the animal remains the sign of life, the sign of a vital force which also brings us to life. La trace du Souffle is a composition where the grain of the digital "sound machine" bears the energy of the breath. Whatever the tool or the instrument that is shaping the sound material, we will always keep in mind this animal presence. Commissioned by GMVL in 1989, adapted for publication in 1996.
After a number of sound and musical creations, Rémy Carré (France, 1954) deepened his artistic practice at the Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Bourges from 1983 to 1985. Since then, he has composed a catalog of pieces for concert and radio broadcast in research and creation centers such as GMEB, GMVL, INA-GRM and La Muse en Circuit. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Martín Alejandro Fumarola
El peregrinar de la araña
El peregrinar de la araña means the traveling of the spider. The conception of the piece is based on a typical navigation through the World Wide Web of the Internet. The composition was produced at the Laboratorio de Música Electroacústica of the National University of Córdoba (Argentina) in 1995.
Martín Alejandro Fumarola studied composition in the Argentinian Universities of Córdoba and of the Littoral and electroacoustics with Ricardo Dal Farra. His music has been performed in Latin America, North America, Europe and Australia. He is now associate composer and computer consultant at the National University of Córdoba. (email@example.com)
Tous Azimuts is a contemplative piece, sound atmospheres follow one another, guided by the voices. A tribute to children, to their spontaneity, their freedom in play, the piece keeps in memory the concern for expressing certain psychological states which hide, beyond, as a presence.
Composer of acousmatic and instrumental music, Frédéric Kahn (France, 1966) is particularly interested in the relation between acousmatic art and poetry, dance and visual arts He is co-founder of the association Hameçon for the promotion of acousmatic art. His compositions are played and broadcast in France and abroad.
Soundtrack to Megan Nicely's dance video, Michael and Jim Don't Live Here Anymore. Actual performances on a magnificently squeaky chair. A bit of breathing and Yun Wang's poetry in the background, at one point. I humbly acknowledge the influence of Pierre Henry's classic Variations pour une Porte et un Soupir.
MFA Electronic Music, Mills College. Previous CD: Brains. Former bassist for Carsickness, Morphic Resonance, Anamika, and various orchestras. Former Board of Directors member, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Former guest composer, Carnegie-Mellon electronic studio. Thinker, philosopher, internationalist, lover of sound. (http://www.ckk.com)
Commissioned by CDMC-Fundación Cajamadrid, this work is based fundamentally on the self-resemblance concept that is the feature shown by the systems of which the structures stay unalterable when observation scale changes (fractals).
Daniel Zimbaldo (1955) is Professor of Counterpoint and Fugue, a conductor and a performer. His music has received numerous international awards: Premio "Cristóbal Halffter" (1987-Spain), Premio S.I.A.E. (1988-Italy), Prix de Musique Electroacoustique à Programme de Bourges (1996-France). He is currently Composer and Councilor at the Cultural RTVE (Spain). (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The above works are part of the double-CD compilation PRESENCE (*PeP*)