crou029: Lionel Marchetti: Red Dust 3×3″ CD
3×3″ CD set
OUT OF PRINT
Years in the making, RED DUST is a three disc boxed set of new work from this master practitioner of musique concrete. Elaborate in its aural presentation, this study reveals Marchetti’s most focused and exciting work to date. Composed in part with Yôko Higashi, the material reveals sounds old and new, acting as a modern looking glass into a tapestry of ideas still grappled with today; human attraction, narcissism, and the function of the artist. The music flows story-like over the course of the three discs; a novel-esque concept/approach to a triptych visual presentation. The combination of ridiculously old recordings melting into obviously modern sounds makes this listening an experience to ponder on many levels. Dissect the layers and enjoy.
Each disc within RED DUST is accompanied by a note card with corresponding details, as well as a separate text card written by Olivier Capparos regarding the work of Lionel Marchetti. Housed inside a small matte red box, the entire package is then wrapped in a fine delicate mulberry paper. Limited to a pressing of only 300.
“Lionel Marchetti was born in France in 1967. His interest in music resides in the qualities of sound. He is one of a handful of artists who in the mid-to-late 1990s took electroacoustic music out of academic studios and into the free improvisation ring. A scholar who worked at the CFMI (Lyon) and GRM (Paris) studios and published a book on acousmatic composer Michel Chion, Marchetti developed a set-up of microphones and loudspeakers he uses on stage along with tape recorders, prepared CDs, motors and radios. He often refers to his “instruments” as an “electroacoustic contraption.” His live work with Jérôme Noetinger found echoes in the approach of Swiss and Austrian abstractionists like Voice Crack, Günter Müller, and Werner Dafeldecker, but Marchetti is mostly active in France, performing regularly at the club Les Instants Chavirés and at the festival Musique Action. His studio work encompasses sound collage ( ) and academic electroacoustics ( , ), although the level of poetry and refusal of genre boundaries in his music puts him closer to Kristoff K.Roll and Luc Ferrari than Pierre Henry or Bernard Parmegiani.” - based on the François Couture penned bio in All Music Guide.
Yôko Higashi: dancer, singer and composer initially began her work in Tokyo, and now resides in Lyon. Since 2002 she creates her own choreographies. She also works on vocal performances with several musiciens (CASANOVA FRANKEINSTEIN, Florent DICHAMPT, John HEGRE, MOKO, Lionel MARCHETTI…) and Nicolas TICOT of XLR Project (Video artist). In 2003, she created a trio of electric pop-rock groupe YOKOHAMA ZEN ROCKS (Compilation DOPE BEAT SUPADOPE RECORDS Factory Vol.1). She also currently is involved with her solo project HAMAYOKO (electropopexperimental).
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