Comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie!

by Birgé - Segal

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Like Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella

If the cellist Vincent Segal is not afraid of rain, the composer Jean-Jacques Birgé has a collection of needles. On stage everything is possible. Serious as jesters, they make us share their new Songs of Maldoror, parodying everything that falls into their hands without denying their love for the commonplaces, romanticism and naturalism, improvisation and contemporary music from all times. Birgé's desiring-machines are seduced by the lyricism and elegance of Segal's cello to build together the most human Tomorrow's Eve. The two happy young people attack acid music as a critical paraphrase of the world in which they grew up and which is nothing more than a caricature of itself. This distance creates vertigo by embodying the victory of the imaginary upon the real.

Si le violoncelliste Vincent Segal ne craint pas la pluie, le compositeur Jean-Jacques Birgé possède une collection d'aiguilles. Sur scène tout est possible. Sérieux comme des bouffons, ils nous convient à partager leur nouveau chant de Maldoror, parodiant tout ce qui tombe entre leurs mains sans renier leur amour pour les lieux communs, le romantisme et le naturalisme, l'improvisation et les musiques contemporaines quelle que soit leur époque. Les machines célibataires de Birgé se laissent séduire par le lyrisme et l'élégance du violoncelle de Segal pour construire ensemble la plus humaine des Ève futures. Les deux joyeux adulescents attaquent la musique à l'acide comme une paraphrase critique du monde où ils ont grandi et qui n'est plus qu'une caricature de lui-même. Leur distanciation crée le vertige en incarnant la victoire de l'imaginaire sur le réel.


released June 15, 2011

Vincent SEGAL - cello
Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ - Tenori-on, Mascarade Machine, reed trumpet, sax-toy, nose flute / prepared digital piano, Tenori-on, H3000, saw u, strings

1 to 6 : instantaneous compositions recorded on June 3 2010 for Bruno Letort's radio show Tapage Nocturne (Vincent Segal playing without any amplification, Jean-Jacques Birgé chooses to lower the volume of his electronic instruments to the minimum...)
7 & 8 : recorded on January 15 2012 at Studio GRRR by Jean-Jacques Birgé


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Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ Paris, France

Jean-Jacques Birgé is an independent French musician and filmmaker, at once music composer (co-founder of Un Drame Musical Instantané), sound designer & multimedia artist, writer & blogger. (Mediapart)... Specialist of the relations between sound and pictures, he has been one of the early synthesizer players in France in 1973, the initiator of the return of silent movies with music in 1976. ... more

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