"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp



A free jazz portrait of New-York, recorded live at loft "Environ" in New York, March 1975,
with the vocalist and poet Jay Clayton 
John Fischer is playing the piano, Alfred 23 Harth, clarinet & noise & John Shea is on bass. 


2016' sparkles

  Balajo - Paris - circa 1950

"Music is a means of rapid transportation." - John Cage

Pour conclure cette année 2016, un rappel de quelques voyages hautement recommandés.
For this new passing to 2017, some highly recommended trips around the world.

Valparaiso - Chili

Palerme & Arménie

Portland - Oregon

in the Highlands

autour des mots 

La Lune

New Zealand


Donaueschingen in 1965

San Francisco

autour du monde 

 pic @ P.Collins - 2016

et toujours à l'écoute des musiques de Colin Stetson, Egisto Macchi, l'Ensemble Klang, Francesco Fidilei, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Jocy de Oliveira, Nana Vasconcelos qui nous a quitté cette année, la Mauritanienne Noura Mint Seymali, Leyla McCalla et ses invités, Kasse Mady Diabaté et Ballaké Sissoko, Oiseaux-Tempête, Like a Villain...

 pic @ Alexei Lyapunov et Lena Ehrlich

et les splendides concerts entendus cette année: "Delusion of the fury" de Harry Partch mis en scène par Heiner Goebbels, le cycle Stockhausen de la Philharmonie de Paris en janvier dernier, les guitaristes Mariachi et Clara de Assis, le trio Chasing Bone, Charles Curtis interprétant Terry Jennings, Aymeric Hainaux, Phil Minton...

  pic @ ALD - 2016



Khomeiny Twist

An excellent audio archive from the concert "Live at Brasserie Birseckerhof" in Basel in 1982,
with Jacques Berrocal, Jean-François Pauvros, Gilbert Artman as the seminal french band Catalogue. 

"Khomeiny Twist"   from the first record of the band "Pénétration" ©1982, Hat Hut Records



Tabla solo

Prabhu Edouard is a great Indo-French percussionist, composer and producer, regarded as one of the most versatile tabla player of his generation.

His first CD "Kôlam" is now released at Lokanga.

His cosmopolitan nature and love for experiments have led him to collaborate with international artists like Jordi Savall, Nguyen Lê, Joachim Kühn, Magic Malik, Moriba Koïta, Saïd Shraïbi, Kudsi Erguner, Keyvan Chemirani, J.P.Drouet… 
He is as well a disciple of knowned tabla maestro Pandit Shankar Ghosh, and he uses to play with many indian masters as Laxmi Shankar, Ashish Khan, Debanish Bhattacharya ...

An amazing Prabhu Edouard's tabla solo at Guruji's house concert in Kolkata (Jan 2002).




Le pianiste Japonais Koki Nakano
accompagné par Vincent Segal au violoncelle, 
publie "Lift", son premier disque d'oeuvres pour piano et violoncelle chez NoFormat.

Une de ses pièces, jouée en public au studio 105 de la Maison de la Radio 
pour l'émission "Ocora - Couleurs du Monde" sur France Musique.


Form foam


"Form foam" is a creation by Sculpture, a duo who has carved its own audio-visual identity and whose sound and look are instantly identifiable as their own.
Reuben Sutherland, half of this duo, is a british VJ, specialised in animation who used to direct commercials as well music videos for Flying Nun Records and bands as Röysksopp.
Dan Hayhurst is in charge of the music, and their project is supported by the label Ana Ott.

Thanks to the excellent blog "A closer listen" to make us discover this kaleidoscopic travel.

An amazing vinyl record, a collector, which drive us in an hallucinating visual trance.