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

Robert Fripp

"Le rôle de l'artiste créateur est de créer des lois, non pas de suivre celles qui sont déjà faites"
Ferruccio Busoni

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker



On Surround blog, a nice interview of Jacques Oger who managed the "Potlatch" records' french independent label.
Potlatch is working with free performers of improvised music. As part of them, we can find Derek Bailey, John Tilbury, Evan Parker, Keith Rowe, John Butcher, Xavier Charles, Sophie Agnel, Daunik Lazro, Michel Doneda, Jean Luc Guionnet, Marc Baron, Lucio Capece, Seijiro Murayama, Stéphane Rives, Alfredo Costa Monteiro and many others...

Interview by Brian Olewnick to read here

"... From 2002, my choices were more focused on new musical realms, some more spacious forms of music with new textures, slower pace, presence of silence, a preference for collective sound rather than chatty ping-pong playing only based on energy and spontaneity …"
Jacques Oger

to listen to an excerpt of the last release of the label:
"fq" by Bryan Eubanks - oscillators and feedback synthesizer  & Stéphane Rives - soprano saxophone


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