November 04, 2016

Michel Chion - Musiques Concrètes 1988-91 - new album

Michel chion musiques concretes 1988 91

Brocoli continues to unearth Michel Chion’s unreleased gems, after the concrete melodrama Tu and the collection of early works Musiques Concrètes 1970-71. This time it focuses on the period from 1988 to 1991, starting with 10 études de musique concrète, a series of obsessive pieces, sounding in turns dry and liquid. While Variations smashes a waltz theme to pieces, Crayonnés Ferroviaires is a work and manifesto, an ode to the tape recorder and to the possibilities offered by the microphone and magnetic tape.

A bright, lively and bold experimental music.

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October 21, 2016

Announcing Sébastien Roux's new album, Quatuor

Sebastien roux quatuor

Brocoli is pleased to announce Sébastien Roux's new album, an ambitious work of musique concrète. Like the title track of his previous album More Songs, Quatuor is based on Beethoven's 10th string quartet.

The sonic material of the piece is culled from arrangements of the original score by Mathieu Bonilla, for flute, clarinet, cello, French horn, and percussion. Quatuor follows the same structure as the original string quartet, classic and solid, but the sound is profoundly original, in turns woody, rubbed, creaking, jerky or enveloping.

Quatuor will without a doubt become a milestone in the canon of electroacoustic music.

"the four parts of Quatuor sound excellent [...] this is a particular strong and coherent work." (Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly)

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