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Plumes et poils

by Un Drame Musical Instantané

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Alouettes 02:51
Sus scofra 02:07
Alors voilà 04:04
Instantanés 01:32
Dos 03:09
Courlis 01:36
Piquets 02:37
Octobre 06:00
Hirondelle 02:13
Novembre 01:04
Le duc 01:22
Mettons 04:30


February 14, 2022 is a great day as it marks the return of UN DRAME MUSICAL INSTANTANÉ, officially disbanded in 2008.
BIRGÉ and GORGÉ met in 1969 at the Lycée Claude Bernard, where they gave their first concert two years later. They played together in Epimanondas, made their sensational debut as Birgé Gorgé Shiroc in 1975 with the LP Défense de, and finally shared the fabulous adventure of the Drame before splitting up in 1992. They will exceptionally appear on stage in 2014, shortly after the death of Bernard Vitet, the third member of the infernal trio, to whom this new record is tenderly dedicated. Dominique MEENS met the Drame the year it was founded in 1976; the writer recorded an album with Birgé in 1984 and a dozen with Gorgé since 1992.
The most amazing thing is the complicity of the three companions, rediscovered as it was after so many years, exactly 30 for Birgé and Gorgé! Spending just a few hours they recorded 15 short pieces that they mixed the following day. The order is preserved, first takes, no cuts, just a rebalancing of the tracks.
Dominique Meens' texts (in French, but poetry sounds anyway like music) are the guiding thread for the two composer-improvisers. They find in them the images they have always sought wherever they go, setting the scene which in turn gives the poet wings. His text Plumes et poils refers to the one by Michel Tournier that the Drame had chosen to play with the late singer Frank Royon Le Mée. The bestiary has always been a major inspiration for the writer as well as for the two musicians. But where will they nestle!
The Gustave Doré’s engraving on the cover suggests a tragedy, but it is only a fable by Jean de La Fontaine. When you open the digipack, the movement of the photograph reveals another snapshot. Feather or hair? Feathers and hairs (translation of plumes et poils) !


released April 1, 2022

Dominique Meens – words / vocals
Francis Gorgé – music / guitar, sampler
Jean-Jacques Birgé – music / keyboard, reed trumpet, flute, shahi baaja, birdcall, jaw harp

Recorded by JJB at Studio GRRR, Bagnolet, France


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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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