[microsound-announce] Philippe Petit & friends : Cordophony

philippe petit philippe-petit at wanadoo.fr
Fri Apr 13 01:57:36 EDT 2012

*hope that you enjoyed a nice Easter time
tonight at Midnight I'll have a live set of WMFU to announce my US tour 
so if you can find time to tune in...


Being an old fan of the Gun Club that I was lucky to enjoy live back in 
1981 and 1983 I am really proud to appear on the second Jeffrey Lee 
Pierce session project. Here's the song on which I contributed some 
synths and being sung by Barry Adamson and Lydia Lunch*


BUT above everything my most ambitious project, gathering 20+ 
friends-musicians, is finally available on the great HomeNormal label.


Philippe Petit & friends
A filmic adventure where luscious string arrangements convey a whole 
world of emotion, and the organic sound of instruments is never 
outshadowed by machines.

"Post-Classical" soundtrack FOR FANS OF Kronos Quartet -- Tom Waits - 
Efterklang -- Brian Eno - Tunng - The Books - Max Richter...

"Cordophone" is a French word which refers to musical instruments whose 
sound comes from the vibrations of one or several strings.


Nils Frahm works as a composer and producer in Berlin. In early 2008 he 
founded Durton Studio, where he has worked with likeminded musicians, 
such as Peter Broderick. He has released two critically-acclaimed albums 
on Erased Tapes and Kning Disk.

Adrian Klumpes plays grand piano and has released on Leaf recordings (1 
solo disc two albums as pianist/keyboard player in Triosk (Moment 
Returns and, this summer, The Headlight Serenade), as well as a 
collaboration with Jan Jelinek, 1+3+1)

Since 1990, between extensive touring with PJ Harvey, Rob Ellis has been 
involved with a wide range of other projects.
Rob is also very interested in contemporary "classical" music (for want 
of a better term), having released recordings in that vein 'Music For 
The Home' Volumes 1 and 2, on the Leaf label.
www.robellis.net <http://www.robellis.net>

Reinhold Friedl plays the "inside-piano" & has founded and directs the 
ensembles Piano-Inside-Out and Zeitkratzer. Friedl has worked as a 
curator for the Podewil center for contemporary arts Berlin and has made 
countless radio and CD recordings, working with musicians and composers 
such as Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Phill Niblock, Helmut Oehring, 
Nicolas Collins, Lou Reed, MERZBOW a.k.a., Masami Akita, Radu Malfatti, 
Bernhard Guenter, Mario Bertoncini (nuova consonanza)

Manuel Zurria is a member of Italian ensemble Alter Ego, who performed 
on Touch's publication of 'The Sinking Of The Titanic' alongside 
composer Gavin Bryars and turntablist Philip Jeck. Throughout his 20+ 
years long carreer Manuel has collaborated with legendary composers such 
as luc ferrari, alvin lucier, arvo part, john cage, morton feldman, 
lászló sáry, & many more...

Alison Chesley is a Chicago based cellist who has been active in the 
rock world for the past 14 years. In addition to recording and touring 
with the band Verbow, she has worked with musicians such as Mono, Bob 
Mould, the Sea and Cake... She currently fronts her own band, Helen 
Money, and has just signed her second album to Table Of The Elements.

Aidan Baker is a canadian musician + writer currently based in toronto. 
he performs as a solo artist + with the groups nadja + arc. a 
classically trained multi-instrumentalist, his primary instrument is the 
electric guitar w/ which he creates music ranging from 
experimental/drone to ambient post-rock to contemporary classical. he 
has released numerous albums on labels from around the world + has 
authored several books of prose/poetry.
www.aidanbaker.org <http://www.aidanbaker.org>

James Johnston is the singer, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member 
of influential UK band Gallon Drunk. He plays with Krautrock legends 
Faust, was a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds from 1994 to 2008, 
and has recorded and toured with a variety of other musicians including 
Lydia Lunch, Barry Adamson, Dot Allison... He also composes for film, 
and has acted in independent movies including Clean (2004) by Olivier 
Bela Emerson is an innovative and prolific performer of electric cello, 
electronics, tenor viol and musical saw, who creates passionate, 
evocative and spontaneous music of no definable genre. As well as 
collaborating widely with other musicians and artists, she has four solo 
releases (vinyl/CD); the latest one, "Hespera" appeared on BiP_HOp to 
great acclaim.

Richard Harrison lives in Manchester and throughout his 30 year long 
carreer has played with Nico + GodCo + Stockhausen & Walkman + Red 
Krayola... as well as permanently with groups such as Spaceheads , 
Homelife and Toolshed.

Alexander Bruck comes from Mexico where he is a member of the National 
Mexican Orchestra, he also regularly improvises with local 
experimentalists, though his main act is La Orquesta Silenciosa who tour 
festivals and releases on Mandorla.

Even if she is only 22, Maria Grigoryeva has already won several 
International competition for young musicians. She has composed 
symphonies, quartets, solo-pieces for different instruments, different 
ensembles, and a lot of music for percussion and harp. On "Many-minds 
many-worlds" she joined forces with Alexander Mahnev and Vladimir Shubin 
whose names are well-established in St Petersburg classical/contemporary 
spheres. Nowadays she is art-director, violinist and composer of her own 
ensemble for Contemporary music in St-Petersburg, and works with many 
Petersburg musicians, DJs, dancers, video-artists.

Hervé Vincenti enjoys developing graceful notes and varied melodies. 
Aside co-founding (w/ Philippe Petit) Strings Of Consciousness, Hervé 
was also a member of Foern-Set and had played with Luc Ferrari.

Belgian vibraphonist Els Vandeweyer began her musical career on the 
classical path, focusing on contemporary pieces and her works have been 
documented on various recordings.

Perceval Bellone plays saxophone, clarinet and Tibetan bowls.  He has 
studied electro-acoustic music, been active in improv scenes and managed 
to find a style both very personal and physical. He is an active member 
of Strings Of Consciousness.

Raphaelle Rinaudo plays the harp, combing and messing up her strings 
cautiously knitting melodies that she later distorts by pulling the 
chords. The atmosphere thus carefully woven, cannot but convene the 
repressed temptation of the sirens' song... Raphaelle also plays in the 
Pierre-Yves Macé ensemble whose albums have been released via Tzadik & 
Sub Rosa + is an active member of Strings Of Consciousness

It's been more than 25 years since Ulrike Haage had started the first 
European women's Jazz Orchester REICHLICH WEIBLICH and since then her 
piano has graced countless recordings.
http://www.ulrikehaage.com/ <http://www.myspace.com/ulrikehaage>

Drummer, percussionist and composer Ahmad Compaoré was revealed in 1991 
by Fred Frith's rock opera "Helter Skelter". Since he has collaborated 
with such musicians as Fred Frith, Marc Ribot, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Otomo 
Yoshihide, Rhys Chatham, Barre Phillips and countless musicians from 
varied styles... The "Ahmad Compaoré Quintet" offers an unique 
repertoire mixing jazz, soul, world, rock and electronic music, 
continuing Ahmad's journey on the road of rhythms, those of a musician 
without borders...

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