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

Robert Fripp


16/06/2014

Outer space


"Outer Space" is an experimental movie directed by Peter Tscherkassky in 1999.

The austrian avant-garde film-maker used incredible editing techniques to create a kind of epileptic stream with footage from the horror movie "The entity"

"...The immersive experience of the film is marked by a collapse between the world of the frame, and the mechanics of filming and projection. It is as if Tscherkassky is suggesting that there is a potential violence restrained by every film frame. An explosion of off-screen energy that can shatter the veneer of the film form. The expression of this shattering is a deeply sensual experience which implicates and surrounds the viewer. The constant layering of images also creates a space in which the viewer is able to insert themselves, no longer withheld by the pretense that this is a separate world presented on screen. Rather, it is something immediate and tangible which can be destroyed in the act of viewing, and then created again in an abstract rhythm of torn sound and image fragments. This is not simply an act of subversion, but something like the fractured cut and paste ethics of avant-garde composers; a mode of using the violent rhythms of delay, rupture, fragmentation, looping and degraded image and sound. It is a style more aligned with the abstract cut and paste density of contemporary musicians such as Kid 606 and Matmos than the careful superficiality of most cinema..."
Rhys Graham (australian filmmaker & writer) - 2001
 


as well you can look at other of his movies as
the amazing "Instructions for a light & sound machine"  (2005)
& "Manufraktur" (1985)

10/06/2014

Uke


 Quelques documents concernant des chansons de Tahiti, le ukulélé et le banjo-ukulélé, une noix de coco, une tablature de "beyond the reef", le tout en forme d'hommage à Cyril Lefebvre , rédigé, compilé et publié par Philippe Gemgembre sur http://www.ukulele.fr.

Cela s'intitule "Mélanges pour Cyril Lefebvre"

et quelques "ladies" que Cyril aurait appréciées


03/06/2014

OuUnPo ballad

https://www.google.fr/search?q=gibellina&client=firefox-a&hs=LVn&rls=org.mozilla:fr:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=K2qMU6arKOGd0QX2kYCADw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=974&bih=677#channel=sb&q=gibellina+nuova&rls=org.mozilla:fr:official&tbm=isch

"OuUnPo ballad", a soundtrack by Claudia Squitieri for a walk across the city of Gibellina Nuova (Sicilia).

After the earthquake in 1968, which ruined all the city, a new city was rebuild at 18kms away, with utopic and radical futuristic architectural projects as well intrusion of lot of monumental pieces by great italian artists ( Fausto Melotti, Daniel Spoerri, Mimmo Rotella, Salvatore Messina, Ludovico Corrao, Paolo Schiavocampo ... and many others), with the support of the "Fondazione Orestiadi"

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/video/2012/nov/20/gibellina-sicily-video


With many different voices, as well Claudia Squitieri's voice, this 45 minutes' ballad was composed in the context of OuUnPoïesis session in May 2014. Using texts from Italo Calvino, Georges Perec, Pessoa ... etc ... it gives a poetical way to wander and randomly connect with masterpieces of this astounding city.




Le Città Invisibili, I. Calvino - extract - read by Claudia Squitieri
Chose an Object - Claudia Squitieri
Una Seconda Rinascita - voice of Liliana Saladino
Piccole Figure che Passano, R. Collovà - extract - read by Claudio Collovà
The Mariner, F. Pessoa - extract - read by Claudia Squitieri
Song for Sayoko - Claudia Squitieri
Speak of Houses, H. Helder - Translated and read by Pedro Gandra
Espèces d'Espaces, G. Perec - extract - read by C. Collovà & Claudia Squitieri
La Passeggiata, R. Walser - extract - read by Raffaella della Olga


All sounds composed by Claudia Squitieri