Ecart de Sons EPK

29 08 2016

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contact:

henry – hherteman@wanadoo.fr

hervé – sndsukinspook@live.com

 

web

soundcloud.com/henry-herteman

soundcloud.com/herveperez

 

 

 

Dialogique intuitive d’un duo d’improvisateurs.

Multi-instrumentistes, ils sculptent des idiomes imaginaires de forme acoustique et électronique, à la croisée du jazz et de l’expérimental.

 

 

Ecart de Sons

documents audio:

01 [Ecole de Danse, Cazères]

02 [Club 52, Prat Bonrepeau]

03 [A.I.R., Sarrant]

04 [le caméléon, Toulouse]

 

 

 

Le duo Ecart de Sons offre un dialogue d’affinités musicales et poétiques de deux personnalités expérimentées dont la vocation est l’expressivité concertée.

 

Le parcours individuel de chaque musicien, riche de collaborations diverses est ponctué de nombreux concerts, d’enregistrements et compositions.

 

Le désir de parfaire ce duo prend corps au cours des années, et évolue selon la recherche de chaque musicien. Cette rencontre s’illustre dans la pratique de l’improvisation libre et des musiques intuitives et nouvelles, dont les bases convoquent: des développement jazz ou free, des idiomes imaginaires, des échos de la musique contemporaine et de l’electro-acoustique.

 

 

 

Documents video du duo en concert : vimeo.com/channels/ecartdesons

 

 

biographies:

 

Henry Herteman

clavier – trombone – mélodica – sax électronique

 

Musicien autodidacte, auteur de texte, il est attiré par la maîtrise du langage de divers instruments: piano, clavier, trombone, mélodica, percussion, Valiha Malgache.

Une orientation marquée par les rencontres d’improvisation avec lecteurs, poètes, musiciens, danseurs, peintres, performeurs. Engagé dans les courants d’échanges spontanés, de rencontres croisées. Il revendique le concept d’improvisation libre ou compovisée et musique intuitive avec des incursions dans les climats du jazz, du rock progressif, de la musique ethnique voire contemporaine. Ne rien s’interdire est son fil conducteur.

Il participe et organise de nombreux événements sur les scènes régionales de la musique improvisée. Participe aux ateliers de l’IREA, aux Sonofages, intervient aux «Nuits de Lauzerte» dans une performance «Passages croisés». Concepteur des journées de musique intuitives, des concerts rue des fleurs.

Il sort en mai 2015 un CD solo, Roule ta Salive chez Improvising Beings. Un travail qu’il présente au théâtre du pavé.

 

Sur son trajet, il croise nombreux musiciens:

Didier Laserre , Nuch Werchowska, Le Fil, Grand Piac, Zoubooo, Synapsis, Gilles Dalbis, Naoto Yamagishi, Laurent Rodriguez, Heddy Boubaker

 

soundcloud.com/henry-herteman

henrynow.simplesite.com

 

 

 

hervé perez

saxophones – shakuhachi – laptop

 

artiste, compositeur, improvisateur.

Participant actif sur la scène Européenne depuis 2000, en collaboration avec d’autres formes artistiques tel la danse, l’art visuel et l’écriture, il s’intéresse principalement aux modalités d’improvisation et aux relations entre musiciens, audience et environnement.

Travaille dans différentes formations de free jazz et d’improvisation libre, électroacoustique et musique contemporaine, ainsi qu’en performances solo. Il présente aussi son travail audio-visuel en installations in situ.

Il poursuis une recherche du son et sciences vibratoires d’une part, et aussi développe une approche très contemporaine de l’harmonie et de la mélodie. Inspiré de techniques anciennes de guérison et par la pratique de la méditation, il intègre science et spiritualité au sein de modalités de performance de la composition spontanée.

Le travail sur la résonance, la relation des formes vibratoires à l’architecture et au corps, la pratique du deep listening font alors partie intégrante du processus créatif qu’il chemine hors des enceintes stylistiques.

 

sndsukinspook.wordpress.com

spacers.lowtech.org/herve

soundcloud.com/herveperez

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https://vimeo.com/channels/ecartdesons

 

 

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nada EPK

3 10 2014

 

contact:

hervé – sndsukinspook@live.com

roger – roger@eartrumpet.org

 
the duo live on opposite sides of the world and started working together through the networked music ensemble ethernet orchestra.

over the past 18 months, roger and hervé developed a strong working rapport based on common aesthetic and approach. they have become nada as a realisation of their unique collaboration.

the duo explores an area between jazz and electroacoustic music, taking influences from  scandinavian new jazz, ethnic musics from asia, and acoustic ecology… both rooted in the use of technology and in traditional forms, the music has a deep respect for space and silence.

central to nada’s improvisations are ideas of deep listening, the japanese concept of Ma and meditations on silence from buddhist traditions which gave rise to the group’s name.
while on tour in Germany in November 2014 the duo documented performance and residency research with both roger and hervé playing acoustic instruments, in the same room, for the first time. these recordings have been issued as nada’s first release ‘mirror image’, by netlabel Linear Obsessional.

nada is currently working on the release of new material which revisits electroacoustic networked improvisation.
 

audio documents:

01 [07’38]

02 [11’34]

03 [05’28]

04 [04’36]

05 [04’06]

06 [08’40]

edits from networked improvisations recorded ‘live’ over the internet.

 

 

 

 

biography:

 

roger mills

Internationally acclaimed trumpeter, composer and sound artist working in the field of experimental and improvised music and sound.
He is founder of the tele-improvisatory ensemble Ethernet Orchestra who perform to co-located and networked audiences through the Internet.
While he is now based in Sydney, Australia, Roger spent most of the 1990s in the UK recording and performing with Bristol trip hoppers Statik Sound System, and the free jazz ensemble Spaceways.
His methodology focuses on breath and extended techniques with an attention to timbre in slow evolutionary loops and drones.

http://www.eartrumpet.org

 

 

hervé perez

Sound artist/composer/performer from France, now based in Sheffield, UK.
Hervé has been composing music and performing live around europe for 20 years. Playing solo and in various groups, he draws from jazz, electro-acoustic, contemporary music, experimental electronics, free improvisation, immersive sound art and ancient techniques of sound therapy alike.
His research approaches sound as vibration, the relation between sound and objects or spaces, architecture and the body.
On the soprano saxophone, Hervé focuses on extended techniques and abstract peripheral sounds structural to the instrument as a physical resonant object. His work on alto merges traditional and jazz harmonic approaches with extended techniques and multiphonics.

http://www.spacers.lowtech.org/herve

 

 

technical details:

 

PA with speaker arrangement for true stereo output

roger –  mike + stand for trumpet / stereo out from effects via 1/4 jacks

hervé – mike + stand for sax / stereo out from laptop via 1/4 jacks / table for laptop and mixer

 

 

 

further links:

 

roger mills

 

hervé perez

 

 

download a pdf version of the EPK

 

 





Inclusion Principle EPK

16 09 2014

 

 

 

Inclusion Principle

Martin Archer – laptop, woodwind

Peter Fairclough – drums

Hervé Perez – laptop, woodwind

 

 

 

contact:

hervé – sndsukinspook@live.com

martin – mw.archer@btopenworld.com

Discus
Box 658
Sheffield S10 3YR
UK

 

 

Inclusion Principle was formed in 2006, released its first eponymous CD that year, and follows up with a second release ‘The Leaf Factory Fallback’ in March 2010. Subsequent releases include documents of performances: Inclusion Principle – Live at Showroom (2012) and Inclusion Principle – Live at Showroom (2013). Peter Fairclough joined as permanent third member in 2014.

Inclusion Principle operates in a space between electronics, nu-jazz, contemporary electroacoustic music and free improvisation tending towards a minimalist approach.

Both Martin and Hervé play a similar set up of laptop and woodwinds and yet have a different approach to their instruments. Put together, there is a chemistry that inspire and drive their improvisations towards a wide range of soundscapes.

The choice of instruments and sounds on their palette allows them to dramatically change their music between beat driven electro, minimal and microtonal improvisation via electroacoustic experimentation and nu-jazz.

Long time collaborator Peter Fairclough fills a space in the soundscape that was meant for him, bringing a range of sounds and acoustic instruments. His inventive use of hand percussion, cymbals sculptures and bells blend perfectly with abstract textures while establishing definite jazz grooves that sit comfortably amongst electronic beats.

There is something for all in their music. First and foremost, they share an enjoyment of sound and performance which touches their audience, no matter what style they may adopt.

We decided to base the name on a theory of the research physicist Wolfgang Pauli. We found a correlation in that we both worked with a digital scalpel on fields of microsounds; a science which took both our instruments and processed field recordings a little closer to the chemistry of natural sounds, complete with harmonic DNA sequences and rhythmical fragments quantum-jumping from cell to cell.
We were intrigued by the idea of the ‘exclusion principle’ and decided that Pauli was ‘not even wrong’ in his theory since Martin and Hervé successfully managed to sit together in the same room. In the end, our main source of inspiration will always be deep listening and a fascination for the science of the natural world.
Sometimes, sitting in silence for hours in the crest of birdsongs or in wafts of windy harmony is more profitable than practicing scales. And to a certain extent, each of our improvised performances plays itself as an unspoken intense inner excitement. And we leave it to rest, a little calmer, as if something had happened in the space between thoughts…

Inclusion Principle third release is available via the discus website.

 

 

Extracts from New Release – Third Opening:

 

 

live documents of the trio performing:

 

Out Front festival, 24 october 2016

 

Marsden jazz festival, 07 october 2016

 

Manchester jazz festival, 25 july 2016

 

bridge hotel, Newcastle, 03 april 2016

 

halton mill, Lancaster, 05 march 2016

 

jazz at the lescar, sheffield 02 dec 2015

 

church of sound, nottingham 19 nov 2015

 

safehouse, brighton 28 may 2014

 

tramlines, sheffield 20 july 2013

 

showroom cinema, sheffield 06 apr 2013

 

 

 

 

label home:

inclusion principle released by discus

 

 

reviews:

 

“This strange hybrid produces a world where the space is as important as what fills it. Oddly hypnotic, but far from meditative, Third Opening maintains the Discus tradition of sprawling double albums where time ceases to have meaning. The oft used electric piano and the nature of the beats puts this album firmly in a nu-jazz bracket, a pigeonhole that seems to me to have no boundaries, and is therefore more than fitting in this case.”

Roger Trenwith, Astounded By Sound

 

“What you are hearing are the results of initial meeting between the two. First hour, first day. Improvised. Minimal, detailed, immaculately recorded.

Not so much a sound installation as a room in which you finally get to hear the sound that were already there, but the very elements are broken down to their basic particles forming into glitch electrics where electrons reveal themselves from within the whole.

There’s something of the alchemical about it as nature’s music forms these things.

It’s a productive and worthwhile collaboration between two heavily experienced instrumentalists with an impressive sense of awareness.”

Hassni Malik, Irrational Arts

 

“I have not heard a better album from Martin Archer yet.”

Petr Ferenc, hisVOICE

 

“The sense of considered, focused interplay between the participants is undeniable. An hour or so of abstract noise passes imperceptibly, then, suddenly, everything feels shockingly different.”

Stuart Lee, Sunday Times

 

“A CD of intricate moments, steering away quite nicely from many of the clichés associated with the vague beast that is the improv genre. Both (players) do indeed seem to be on an extended nature trip, albeit a microscopic one…..It’s an album of abstract micro-events, none of which help pin the improvisation down, and it feels at times that we’re moving along with the musicians on a cellular level of sound…..What I hear is the deep thinking of stones and the beating hearts of young trees, the dying wishes of leaves falling to the ground and the absurdist symphony of a gently running stream…..Guaranteed to make even the most hardened sceptics want to smell new spring flowers and run naked through the fields.”

Aaron Robertson, Sound Projector

 

“The sound-construction/deconstruction works to a truly great effect here.”

Chuck Rosenberg, Aural Innovations #43

 

“This electroacoustic set retains the spontaneous qualities of a live recording, mashing up abstract textures, field recordings and extended techniques.”

Jazzwise

 

 

biography:

 

martin archer

Following an early career with 1980s jazz punk pell mellers Bass Tone Trap, followed by the fondly remembered and widely gigged Hornweb Sax Quartet, Martin disappeared into the recording studio for 15 years in 1994, from where he produced a series of highly acclaimed albums for his own Discus imprint. In recent years, as well as forging a three album creative partnership with veteran vocalist Julie Tippetts, Martin currently works with avant rock groups Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere and Combat Astronomy, 35 voice experimental music choir Juxtavoices, minimalist improv to nu-jazz laptop duo Inclusion Principle, and most recently Engine Room Favourites, in which Martin revisits his AACM roots.

 

hervé perez

Sound artist/composer from France, now based in Sheffield, UK.

He works across genres, drawing from many influences in jazz, electro-acoustic, contemporary music, experimental electronics, free improvisation, immersive sound art and ancient techniques of sound therapy alike.

Hervé’s research approaches sound as vibration, the relation between sound and objects or spaces, architecture and the body.

His use of field recordings and sound design is concerned with frequencies and harmonic relationships found in nature, how they relate to the physical world, and how the sounds of natural elements connect to our own resonances.

He has developed a very personal way to process and sculpt location recordings to reveal their musical features and maximise resonance with the listener and their experience of sound.

 

peter fairclough

Drummer/Song-writer/Educator

1995 Peter Whittingham Award winner, Peter Fairclough, has played and/or recorded with Keith Tippett, Mike Westbrook, Ute Lemper, John Harle, The Bournemouth Sinfonietta, The Matrix Ensemble, Peter King, Martin Archer, Rod Hull & Emu and many others.

He has toured, mostly in continental Europe, and performed at many International Jazz Festivals. Peter has also recorded on several major labels including Decca and CBS.

He has 5 CD releases of his own; Shepherd Wheel (ASC CD1), Wild Silk (ASC CD8 with Keith Tippett), Permission (ASC CD18), Imago (JazzPrint JPVP132CD also with Keith Tippett) and Momentarily (pfcd0901 with Hayley Youell, Fred T Baker & Dave Bainbridge).

Peter teaches drums at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Leeds College of Music and Barnsley College.

 

 

technical details:

 

IP usually travels completely self contained including small venue monitor system. Your house PA however may enable us to travel lightly, which is preferred. Two tables are required for laptops and associated electronics. Atmospheric lighting is appreciated.

drums – 2/3 mikes + stands

martin – stereo out from laptop/DI box + mike + stand for woodwinds

hervé – stereo out from laptop + mike + stand for woodwinds

PA with speaker arrangement for true stereo output

 

 

 published recordings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

links:

 

discus

http://discus-music.co.uk/by-artist-or-group/inclusion-principle

bandcamp

https://inclusionprinciple.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

 

hervé perez

 

peter fairclough

 

 

Pictures for promoters:

 


 

 

 





Mirror Shards EPK

15 09 2014

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mirror shards:

joe formanek – drums, laptop
hervé perez – alto saxophone

contact:

sndsukinspook @ live.com
0044(0)114 2683719
info @ latermusic.com

 

Mirror Shards is the project of Joe Formanek, multi-tasking on drums, live processing, electroacoustic techniques and DJing to perform a fluent orchestration of improvisation and composition.

Hervé Perez features on alto saxophone bringing a highly individualised style of jazz melody, extended techniques and contemporary harmonic rhythms in a single honed voice.

The group balances the use of technology and interfaces into the exciting movements of live spontaneous composition. The two strong voices of multidisciplinary artists and powerful improvisers performing with laptops keep alive the performative aspect of playing acoustic instruments.

Drawing from both traditional and non-traditional backgrounds, and a long experience of both composition and performance, Mirror Shards is an exciting reflection of new directions in jazz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirror Shards started with Hawaiian composer / improviser Joe Formanek’s creation of two unique innovations: What he calls “Percussionist 2.0” and improvising with history using a database.  Percussionist 2.0 was the result of an attempt to create an instrument in which a percussionist could fluently express himself acoustically and digitally via DSP.  However, while doing the acoustic input and the digital output is usually done by two as common practice, the Mirror Shards apparatus is an attempt to do both actions simultaneously.  This new instrument proved to be more than just an instrument but a new way to play percussion. It now seems like the natural step in the evolution of percussion, as doing these functions at the same time -instrumental and digital manipulation – feels percussive.  After several layered improvisations a database of recordings came about, and within it an organized recorded history of all the improvisations which have been all based on older improvisations.  With it a sense of time, mood, and a progression of wisdom seem to all mix and blend with each new play, resulting in a constantly improving richness of the myriad of the Self.

 

Biography:

 

joe-profile-01Joe Formanek

 

Improviser and composer, Joe Formanek employs an electro-acoustic apparatus, Mirror Shards, which is at once a drumset-laptop using digital signal processing and a history-database DJ station.

A large collection of recorded material are at a fingers touch during a performance. Central to the concept of Mirror Shards is a layering of samples and digital processing which confront the live sound with past events.

The experience of “driving” the apparatus is a surreal encounter with one’s previous stages of artistic development, forcing a critical reflection and interaction with one’s past.

Joe Formanek has been involved with Francisco Lopez (composer), Chris Formanek (composer), François Ducat (film director), Kouta (composer), and Hervé Perez (sax, composer).

 

 

 

Hervé Perez

herveperezSop

sound artist/composer/performer from France, now based in Sheffield, UK.

Hervé has been composing music and performing live around europe for 20 years. Playing solo and in various groups, he draws from jazz, electro-acoustic, contemporary music, experimental electronics, free improvisation, immersive sound art and ancient techniques of sound therapy alike.

His research approaches sound as vibration, the relation between sound and objects or spaces, architecture and the body.

On the soprano saxophone, Hervé focuses on extended techniques and abstract peripheral sounds structural to the instrument as a physical resonant object. His work on alto merges traditional and jazz harmonic approaches with extended techniques and multiphonics.

Sounding out, one of his current projects, is an exploration of architecture, outdoor acoustics and sacred sites. Documents of in situ improvisations, inspired by the spirit and the special characteristics of a location.

With a focus on collaboration and interaction, Hervé has performed with artists whose practice is immersed in free improvisation, closely working with Mick Beck (sax, bassoon), Martin Archer (winds, el.), Philip Thomas (piano), Jez Riley-French (el.), Ian Simpson (el.), Charlie Collins (drums), Constantin Popp (live processing, diffusion), etc. in the UK and also Michel Doneda (sop sax), Jonas Kocher (accordion), Simon Berz (dr, el.), Rodolphe Loubatiere (dr), d’Incise (el, objects), Cyril Bondi (dr), Heddy Boubaker (sax), Cia Barbet (dance), Joe Formanek (dr, el) in Europe.

 

 

current projects:
sounding out – explorations of outdoor acoustics, sacred sites with the soprano saxophone, investigating the nature of space and architecture, natural topography.
room harmonics – experimental recording technique using sound to represent architecture and spatial relationships
”The quartet”, contemporary jazz improvisation
“inclusion principle”, duo with martin archer (discus label) – electroacoustic improvisations with laptops, winds, objects
“Mirror Shards” EAi to melodic jazz with Joe Formanek (drums and live processing)
“weave/unravel”, duo with constantin popp – soprano sax, processing, multi-speaker diffusion
“WHM” minimal improv/free jazz trio.
“kipple”, free jazz/improv sextet
“Ethernet Orchestra” networked improvisations by Roger Mills
“Graphic Ships” generative graphic score for networked improvisations by Jesse Ricke

 

 

technical details / requirements:

drums – 2/3 mikes+stands
electronics – 2 channels stereo out
sax – 1/2 mikes+stands
optional: feed from saxophone into electronic setup via 1/4 inch jack

 

booking contact:

sndsukinspook@live.com
info@latermusic.com
jjformanek@gmail.com

 

 

further links:

 

joe

 

http://latermusic.com/

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hervé

 

main website:
http://www.spacers.lowtech.org/herve

electroacoustic music:

acoustic sax:

further documentation of collaborative work:

other site with audio, visual and text work:
https://sndsukinspook.wordpress.com