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Les ann​é​es 1980 (The 80s)

from The 100th Anniversary (1952​-​2052) by Jean-Jacques Birgé

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Birgé added his voice to a piece originally composed for the Futuroscope in Poitiers. He transformed Pascale Labbé’s voice through effects he programmed on the Eventide H3000 which is always with him. This instrument, like the Tenori-on, the Masquerade Machine, his jew's harps, flutes and reed trumpet built for him by Vitet characterize him. He confided that using instruments that nobody else plays avoids any comparison! In the same way improvisation, to which he preferred the term of instantaneous composition in opposition to prior composition, had allowed him to regain the time lost collecting stamps and key-rings...


O parents, dear elders,
What do you want from us
That we cannot give
And that drives us crazy?

Children, be wise,
When you drive
Leave us a message
To dispel our doubts!

O doddering parents,
Delivering our neuroses,
Do not be surprised
If we send you to hell

Children, by the way,
Do not make us seem older
We still have all the ages
That we have already had.


from The 100th Anniversary (1952​-​2052), released July 9, 2018
Jean-Jacques Birgé – vocals, orchestra, Theremin, H3000
Pascale Labbé – vocals
Nicolas Chedmail – horn
Music J-J.Birgé
Rec. 2006-2018


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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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