dimanche 3 juillet 2016

ASTMA & SCZRS in BERLIN !

 

2016.07.12 - XB-Liebig, Berlin
with Fabio Orsi...
2016.07.13 - Spektrum, Berlin
with Hopek Quirin, Kris Limbach and Pierce Warnecke
2016.07.14 - Schrippe Hawaii, Berlin
2016.07.15 - LaBettoLab, Berlin

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ASTMA
Olga Nosova & Alexei Borisov

ASTMA is a duo project of Olga Nosova (drummer and vocalist) and russian industrial electronic scene pioneer Alexei Borisov. This duet formed in 2009 in Moscow plays improvised music inspired by free-form, spoken word, psychedelia, live electronics, noise…ASTMA band is touring extensively, performing in Russia,Turkey, Finland, Poland, Netherlands, France, Israel, USA… Their music is published in CD on : Zeromoon (USA), Letmo Productions (Czech Republic), Moozak (Austria), Viande (Italy). Also, many CDR or Net productions are available on : HAK Lo-Fi Record (France), Nostress Netlabel (Italy), Top 40 (Russia), Buh Records (Peru)…

SCZRS

Anton Mobin, Cisco C. & Monobloc Sound Fidelity
Formed after a radio concert on KKWNE and first collaboration for Classwar Karaoke (020 Survey), the trio performed a few times around France and released their first EP in 2014 on H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record & Tünel records.

Anton Mobin perfomed (on stage or recordings) with Jello Biafra, Bryan Lewis Saunders, Hopek Quirin, London Improvisers Orchestra, 
Cisco C. is till a few years involved in Vox Populi! (The famous french Ethno-industrial band) and Monobloc Sound fidelity is member of Oleo Strut (Italian/French collective)

“Astma meets Sczrs” is a LP project based on a friendship synergy to push things further with the common wish to lead each musician towards something new. More than playing together as a quintet, “Astma meets Sczrs” project wants to be a reflexion about recording improvised music to make a record and obtain more instant compositions.

These two days recordings session provided time and space allowing each musician to have two different set up and be able to adapt their purpose according the contraint and the direction to give to the music. As well, Astma get his complete set up with Alexei Borisov playing electronics, voice, acoustic guitar and Olga Nosova on a large percussive kit composed with drums, various percussions, daily objects, recorder, pungi, zither and also an electronics set up. Sczrs extend his set up more largely for this session as Monobloc Sound Fidelity playing sampler and electronics, Cisco C. playing Cello and a more electronics set up with synths, and Anton Mobin on bass for the first time in ten years on a record and also playing cassettes.

The music proposed on this LP is based on basic constraints, some rules or just form suggested before playing as “make a drone”, “make a piece for child”, “do not play more than 2 seconds”, “play a single impact”... Contraints do not mean reduction of liberty but on the contrary make the music evolving on the degenerative way through something else or sometimes opposite to the first direction.
This album recorded in May 2014, mixed in 2015 and finaly released in 2016 is the fruit of a long labour in term of communication cause to the distance (France, Russia, Germany) to keep everyone alert and aware of the making of the project, but mainly an intense work of mixing and exchange, sharing ideas about the music and what we really want to do with tons of tracks and hours of recordings : on 24 pieces we selected 8 of them.

vendredi 1 juillet 2016

Transition sans scission #2 - Epsilonia


Jeudi 23 Juin à 22h ! Epsilonia/Radio Libertaire : 350 éme émission pour Jérôme, 75 éme pour moi et dernière retransmission en direct pour notre binôme ! Nous avons pris la délicate décision de stopper nos activités au sein de Radio Libertaire et de fait mettre un terme à notre participation à Epsilonia, émission historique de la station. Une page se tourne pour Monobloc aprés 25 ans d'antenne! BIG UP mon pote !!!! Je crois qu'on peut tous se lever et applaudir cette belle performance !!!! Et du haut de mes 4 ans d'émission (2 ans dans la Squadra Lumaca avec Akab Ondage et Ravi Shardja, 2 ans en duo avec Monobloc) je contemple ce que nous avons accompli tous ensemble et j'en suis très heureux ! Rapide bilan sur la période 2012-2016 : j'ai noté 73 invités et j'ai dans mes archives 58 enregistrements de concerts dans les studios ! à peu près ;) Que de souvenirs !
Je suis aussi très heureux de laisser ma place, une belle équipe se met en place pour reprendre avec une oreille nouvelle le 3eme jeudi du mois. Oui! la radio c'est du bénévolat mais ça n'en reste pas moins du boulot : Epsilonia c'est quasiment un mi-temps "dans l'esprit du do it yourself" en terme d'emails, mise en ligne, contact, écoute, bande sans fin! Bref, terriblement dur d'arrêter l'émission fondée par Jacques Perdereau… quand j'avais 7 ans (!), mais grosse envie de passer à autre chose. Grand merci à Aka_Bondage de m'avoir invité à rejoindre cette belle famille Epsilonia ! Et puisque la radio est une activité primordiale pour moi; j'espère renouer avec mes premiers amours et avoir la chance de ré-intégrer l'équipe de Radio Campus Orléans à la rentrée!

comment:

je relis et en fait je dis rien dans ce texte ! trop de sentiments mélangés, trop d'émotions partagées, déjà des regrets a relire cette annonce... et puis Jerome qui me tel pour me demander le code du blog... putain c'est énorme, jusqu'a la dernière minute ;) Et puis aucunes mentions aux artistes qui sont venus partagés un moment avec nous, mais évidemment hommage vous sera rendu dans notre ultime "Bande Sans Fin" préparée avec Amour : on a toujours essayé de vous accueillir au top j'espère que vous avez apprécié ! Et puis on s'est quand même embrouillé avec qq'uns d'entre vous et ca non plus on ne le regrette pas ! Parlons plutot des connexions devenus amis dans la vraie vie, et ceux là ils devraient être là jeudi et c'est ça notre plus grand plaisir : finir avec vous les potes !

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Bon...on a reprit nos esprit avec Jérôme et on a rendu l'antenne! Je crois qu'on réalise bien ce qui se passe (j'ai effacé mon dossier "epsilonia" qui était sur le buro de l'ordi depuis 5 ans...dur) et surtout ce qui s'est passé jeudi dernier! Un grand merci à ‪Nina Garcia‬, ‪Ruelgo Thedwarf‬, ‪Emmanuel Mieville‬, ‪Wurstbrücke Povera Blenno‬, ‪Algue Verte‬, ‪Frederic Fradet‬, Claire, ‪Simon Henocq‬, Julien Chamla, Marc Baron, Patrick Müller, Jean-Marcel Busson, Aka_Bondage, Ravi Shardja, Cisco C., Hélène, Daniel pour cette belle soirée !!! Super live de Mariachi; je crois que ton le public a été emballé, ultra efficace! (le rec est top!) Tu aurais pu jouer trois fois plus longtemps pour le plaisir de tous ! On ne pouvait pas rêver mieux pour arrêter l'émission. Tout avait bien commencé avec le coup de téléphone d'‪Akab Ondage‬ qui nous a fait super plaisir!! on t'entendait mal tellement les potes étaient venus en masse dans les studios, tu étais là avec nous, c'était top! Et puis ton collègue de "Double-Aveugle", ‪Ravi Shardja‬ est resté toute la nuit avec nous, avec son collègue de ‪GOL‬, l'incroyable Jean-Marcel Busson avec qui nous avons réalisé le plus merveilleux feedback de stream pendant plus d'une heure, grâce au relay de la plateforme p-node ! J'en ai 45 minutes en archive et ça décoiffe bien pour notre dernière ! Yeaahhh !!!!!!

Transition sans scission #1 - Plateforme


"Personal Data / 10" par Dominique Clerc

Au travers cette photo de Dominique, je voudrais aussi remercier et rendre hommage à toute l'équipe de Plateforme Paris qui en plus de m'avoir accueilli les bras ouverts en 2012, m'ont fait vivre une belle et précieuse expérience collective comme je les aime; riche, intense et mouvementée ! J'ai eu la chance de rencontrer des artistes assez incroyable aux pratiques toutes plus folles les unes que les autres, des vrais gens authentiques, qui ne se la racontent pas ! et que je peux citer car chacun d'eux ont été important pour moi : François Ronsiaux, Alexandre Durand, Stefan Brion, David Plion, Dominique Clerc et bien entendu Dorota Kleszcz qui m'a donné toute sa confiance et une liberté totale pour intégrer ses performances de haute voltige. Je n'ai pas peur d'avancer que je me suis fait des potes et que oui, distance il y aura désormais mais que rien ne nous séparera !
Et puis quand je revois la liste des concerts que j'ai organisé à Plateforme, ca me redonne malgré tout la banane ! MERCI PLATEFORME !

vendredi 17 juin 2016

Ecole Multimedia avec Xavier Mussat


Depuis Trois ans, je (Xavier Mussat) confie à chaque promotion de Direction Artistique Multimédia (Ecole Multimédia) ce sujet : 
à partir d’une banque réduite de gravures anciennes, mener une réflexion en images par collages, assemblages, découpages numériques, sur des thèmes variés (utopie, dystopie, systèmes politiques, cybermilitantisme…).

Cette année, mes élèves futurs webdesigners de l'Ecole Multimédia ont travaillé sur les musiques expérimentales et la scène des Instants Chavirés dédiée à ces formes musicales.


Pour beaucoup d'entre eux, ces écoutes ont été une découverte, parfois déstabilisante, enrichissante aussi.

Chacun à tenté de mettre des mots sur ce que ces musiques leur inspirait, puis ils ont réalisé 4 visuels autour de l'univers musical de 4 musiciens :
 

Evan Parker, Julien Desprez, Sophie Agnel et Anton Mobin.

Quelques idées, mots, concepts formulés autour de ces musiciens :

Julien Desprez :
Son de metal, usine. La propagation sonore piquante qui monte et se morcelle. Le corps du musicien au centre de sa musique. Le corps, l'instrument, les câbles et la musique ne font qu’un. Le musicien est l’aiguilleur.

Anton Mobin
Bruit sourd, fond marin. Aquatique, paysages et chuchotements. Intuition musicale, détail singulier des sons du quotidien, chaque son naît à l'intérieur d'un autre puis se défait et devient autonome.

Evan Parker
Jungle, chasse, multitude. Sons métalliques, martelés et fluides. Polyphonie, des mouvements multi directionnels, la pensée et le souffle en continu. Le souffle qui se renouvelle.

Sophie Agnel :
intériorisation, solitude. Une sonorité savante et grandiose. Une approche sonore très raffinée, a la fois poétique et fragile, comme si tout ne tenait qu’à un fil. Equilibre chancelant.

Voici les travaux réalisés :








jeudi 9 juin 2016

ASTMA meets SCZRS



ASTMA meets SCZRS
meets#01 produced by SCZRS
Co-production Tünel Records & H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record
HAK258 / TR03

Digital  + LP vinyl 12" = 12 euros + port
order >>> HERE !




ASTMA meets SCZRS (LP, 12") on H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record & Tünel Rec!
First volume of a serie with long term collaborators and friends ASTMA (Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova duo) and that makes for me use of small miracles that life offers us to keep in mind Everything is possible !
Recorded two years ago in Paris, long exchange to select, long mixing process…/...
Two long years of work but the vinyl is here !!!! i must admit it has been the biggest project i had to coordinate since years but very glad of the result ! Including fantastic work of Neurone for the mastering and Laurent Ambre for the artwork ! (SIC) meets SCZRS is our next volume, already recorded and it will be a blast for us to deliver our music with masters Julian Bonequi and Rodrigo Ambriz Mondragón from Mexico !

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ASTMA
Olga Nosova & Alexei Borisov

ASTMA is a duo project of Olga Nosova (drummer and vocalist) and russian industrial electronic scene pioneer Alexei Borisov. This duet formed in 2009 in Moscow plays improvised music inspired by free-form, spoken word, psychedelia, live electronics, noise…ASTMA band is touring extensively, performing in Russia,Turkey, Finland, Poland, Netherlands, France, Israel, USA… Their music is published in CD on : Zeromoon (USA), Letmo Productions (Czech Republic), Moozak (Austria), Viande (Italy). Also, many CDR or Net productions are available on : HAK Lo-Fi Record (France), Nostress Netlabel (Italy), Top 40 (Russia), Buh Records (Peru)…

SCZRS
https://sczrs.bandcamp.com/
http://www.tunel.fr/

Anton Mobin, Cisco C. & Monobloc Sound Fidelity
Formed after a radio concert on KKWNE and first collaboration for Classwar Karaoke (020 Survey), the trio performed a few times around France and released their first EP in 2014 on H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record & Tünel records.
Anton Mobin perfomed (on stage or recordings) with Jello Biafra, Bryan Lewis Saunders, Hopek Quirin, London Improvisers Orchestra, 
Cisco C. is till a few years involved in Vox Populi! (The famous french Ethno-industrial band) and Monobloc Sound fidelity is member of Oleo Strut (Italian/French collective)

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Artwork by Ambre
http://www.pastis.org/ambre/sommaire.htm
http://ambre-laurentsautet.tumblr.com/
http://carnet-laurent.blogspot.fr/


Mastering by Neurone

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“Astma meets Sczrs” is a LP project based on a friendship synergy to push things further with the common wish to lead each musician towards something new. More than playing together as a quintet, “Astma meets Sczrs” project wants to be a reflexion about recording improvised music to make a record and obtain more instant compositions.
These two days recordings session provided time and space allowing each musician to have two different set up and be able to adapt their purpose according the contraint and the direction to give to the music. As well, Astma get his complete set up with Alexei Borisov playing electronics, voice, acoustic guitar and Olga Nosova on a large percussive kit composed with drums, various percussions, daily objects, recorder, pungi, zither and also an electronics set up. Sczrs extend his set up more largely for this session as Monobloc Sound Fidelity playing sampler and electronics, Cisco C. playing Cello and a more electronics set up with synths, and Anton Mobin on bass for the first time in ten years on a record and also playing cassettes.

The music proposed on this LP is based on basic constraints, some rules or just form suggested before playing as “make a drone”, “make a piece for child”, “do not play more than 2 seconds”, “play a single impact”... Contraints do not mean reduction of liberty but on the contrary make the music evolving on the degenerative way through something else or sometimes opposite to the first direction.

This album recorded in May 2014, mixed in 2015 and finaly released in 2016 is the fruit of a long labour in term of communication cause to the distance (France, Russia, Germany) to keep everyone alert and aware of the making of the project, but mainly an intense work of mixing and exchange, sharing ideas about the music and what we really want to do with tons of tracks and hours of recordings : on 24 pieces we selected 8 of them.

Videos of the recordings session by Oleg Kornev :

ASTMA meet SCZRS #1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8CwZgHbyBM&list=UUq3Cxoq4EF-upjipSNO3LIQ&feature=share&index=3 

#2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCIO03Pa7N0&list=UUq3Cxoq4EF-upjipSNO3LIQ&feature=share&index=2

#3
http://youtu.be/furl1l6mkcQ

#4
http://youtu.be/loE7wX_ral8

 « ASTMA meets SCZRS » is the first volume of a serie of LP produced by SCZRS, and designed by Ambre. The next opus based on the same principles consists of the meeting between Sczrs and the mexican duo (sic) with the drummer Julian Bonequi and vocalist Rodrigo Ambriz.


mercredi 25 mai 2016

HUGH DAVIES PROJECT EXHIBITION



@ Access Space, Sheffield, UK
Exhibition runs until 30th June - open Wed, Thu, Fri 11am -5pm.













 



lundi 9 mai 2016

Amplified Objects: Hugh Davies Project Exhibition


AMPLIFIED OBJECTS
Hugh Davies Project Exhibition
and Performance feat. Anton Mobin & Charlie Collins


Friday 13th May 6pm-9pm
Exhibition preview and improvised perfromance by Anton Mobin and Charlie Collins

Exhibition runs until 30th June - open Wed, Thu, Fri 11am -5pm.

Hugh Davies (1943–2005) was an experimental musician and composer well-known for his ad hoc self-built musical instruments. Davies’s instruments were constructed from every-day objects, amplified via contact microphones or magnetic pickups so that the otherwise inaudible tiny sounds could be heard. His first concert instrument—the Shozyg (1968)—included two fret-saw blades, a ball-bearing furniture castor, and a spring, mounted inside the cover of a book. The amplified sounds of these objects created a mesmerising sound-world of metallic crackles and scrapes as Davies played the instrument with fingers or accessories such as screwdrivers and toothpicks.
In March 2016, Access Space hosted a two-week residency with the instrument-builder Anton Mobin. The purpose of the residency was to build a new musical instrument that was both an extension of Anton’s own practice, and a ‘tribute’ to Hugh Davies. The result was a new ‘Prepared Chamber’—a custom-built wooden box fitted with strings and electric motors as well as several contact microphones and magnetic pickups, to which various sound-producing addenda such as springs can be attached, amplified, and played.
Anton Mobin’s new Prepared Chamber had its debut performance at Access Space on Friday, 11 March 2016, in a concert of improvised music by Anton Mobin (Prepared Chamber), Benedict Taylor (viola), Adrian Beentjes (self-designed modular electronic instruments) and Alex McLean (live coding). The concert included four categories of live electronic music: amplified conventional instruments; amplified self-built instruments; modular electronics; and live coding.
At the end of the residency (12–13 March), a weekend workshop was held. Eight participants built their own instruments, using contact microphones and magnetic pickups to amplify the sounds of every-day and found objects. The workshop made full use of the fabrication facilities at Access Space. Eight new Prepared Chambers were built by the workshop participants.

This exhibition is supported by:
The Science Museum, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Arts Council England & Leeds University

Anton Mobin & Charlie Collins - Improvised Performance:

Anton will be using the "prepared chamber" he created and play to such great effct during his residency earlier in the year.


Here's a brief biog of Charlie:
Charlie Collins is a creative percussionist, free polyrhythmic drummer, and sound artist, based in Sheffield, UK. His music continues to explore the boundaries between pure sound and rhythm, frequently incorporating metal percussion and/or freely associative drumming. In the 1970s he was involved in the nascent “Industrial” scene, being an early member of ClockDVA, and founder of The Box, recording for cult labels Industrial, Fetish and Doublevision. He has received a number of awards for live performance and composition, worked in dance and theatre, taught improvisation at Nottingham Trent University, and toured the live soundtrack to Teinosuke Kinugasa’s silent masterpiece “A Page Of Madness”. More recently he has been a member of altoist Sonny Simmons Quartet, performed and recorded with komungo player Eun-Jung Kim, worked with Japanese experimentalist Ryoko Akama, has duos with both legendary New York trumpeter Ted Daniel and pianist Yoko Miura, and collaborates with visual artist Bongsu Park. He is one of a handful of musicians to have played both Derek Bailey’s Company Week and Top Of The Pops.



photo, Nick Taylor

mardi 3 mai 2016

SYNCHRONE


SYNCHRONE, expo, concerts @ Paris

Dans le cadre du festival F.O.U
Le COLLECTIF 23 en collaboration avec
KRSMTK .PRODUKTION vous proposent une exposition
digne d'une présentation pluridisciplinaire
d'artistes contemporains venant de France et de Belgique.

au programme :

Samedi 07 mai 2016
Le collectif vous ouvre les portes de la dimension artistique de l'événement "SYNCHRONE"
à partir de 14h00 :
"LES FRERES TETANOS"///robuste odin et thierry la fonte///
vous acceuillent autour de leur performance intitulé"DOUCHE DE FEUX"
Maîtres de l'architecture aléatoire docteurs en art second ces 2 compaires de l'olympe vous feront passer de l'autre coté du miroir l'instant d'electrode et d'une pièce ajoutée!!!!!
"EROLF TOTORT"vous propose son atelier "viens avec ta main et imprime là!!!!!
"CEDREEK RUNNER"
"Customisation vélocipède intemporelle"
notre ami de Bruxelles Capitale vous fera une démonstration de customisation vélo!!!!!
ambiance electrique garantie
"LE FRANCOIS"
"Mobile en mouvance"
L'art visuel peut etre interpreté de différentes façon françois en a sa conception
"TAGAZ"mfscrew
il vous interpellera dans votre déambulation pour vous presenter son projet du "rétrovidéoprojecteur"monter au hacker space de la trockette dans le 11ème arrondissement de Paris.
"VIDEOKAT"
Vjette de la teuf elle rentre dans un coté conceptuel de son imagination et vous propose sa "Boite à image"
Notre salle d'expo vous ouvre ses portes dans une dimension appropriée
)))EXPOSITIONS(((
sculptures//bijoux//mobiles//
STEPHANE DUBRAY
LE FRANCOIS
D.
SOLVEIG NACRE
photos//
VANEB CAMILLE LAMBERT "Urbanités"
ANNA PROKULEVICH
dessins//
FLO EREISSUB
peintures//
FRANCK TIBURCE
JEAN-LOUIS D'ANGELO
BAMOCK
gravures//
MARION CHOMBART DE LAUWE
)))CONCERTS(((
Secousse Statique 17H:18H
improvisation lounge electronique tendance jazz et rock!!!!
The folsom Boys 20H:21H
rock purement et simplement!!!!!
Anton Mobin 21H30:22H30
musique incongrue Le magicien de la boite en bois reviens nous délecter de son nouvel instrument!!!!
)))PERFORMANCES VIDEOS(((
TMTV et LE VAISSEAU FANTOME performeront les ambiances scéniques en image des concerts avec leurs "Vidéos aléatoires"
A partir de 23H00 Mapping video
par Le Vaisseau Fantôme
00H00
FIN
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mercredi 6 avril 2016

Instrument builder workshop – Hugh Davies Project - with Anton Mobin


Instrument builder workshop – Hugh Davies Project - with Anton Mobin
Two day workshop 12 & 13 March
10 am- 5pm each day

When
Where
Access Space Network - 3-7 Sidney Street #Unit 1, Sheffield S1 4RG, United Kingdom

All materials supplied

Access Space welcomes Paris based musician and instrument builder Anton Mobin from 1st March as artist and instrument builder in residence.

Anton will be building a new performance instrument ("Prepared Camber") based on the ideas of British composer Hugh Davies (1943–2005), an experimental musician, musicologist, and composer, who became well-known in avant-garde and improvised music circles for his unique and often playfully eccentric musical instruments, self-built using every-day objects and found, re-purposed materials. See below for more info about Hugh Davies.

On the weekend of 12 & 13 March Anton will be leading a two day workshop where participants will build their own performance instrument. All materials will be supplied but workshoppers are encouraged to bring their own effects pedals and any objects they would like to integrate into their instrument. You will be using all manner of everyday objects such as springs, egg slicers, wire. The sounds will be amplified by piezo-electric contact microphones. There will be an opportunity to perform your instrument on the Sunday afternoon.

Here's Anton Mobin performing with viola player Benedict Taylor https://vimeo.com/129892681

For more info email jake@access-space.org

Biscuits, tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided throughout the weekend

About Anton Mobin :
Anton Mobin is an experimental musician, improviser and radio producer.He has developed D.I.Y principles for experimental self-built instruments, which he calls "Prepared Cambers", in which there are arranged a multitude of every-day objects amplified by piezo-electric contact microphones.Anton Mobin has run the label H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record since 2001.
http://h.a.k.free.fr and collaborated and performed with many musicians over the last 15 years including Jello Biafra, Sonny Simmons, Bryan Lewis Saunders, London Improvisers Orchestra, Alexei Borisov, Chrs Galarreta, Benedict Taylor, Naoto Yamagishi, Daniel Thompson, Ayato, Roberto Lazzarino, Will Connor and Simon Henocq.
http://antonmobin.blogspot.co.uk/     Audio : https://soundcloud.com/anton-mobin
Video : https://vimeo.com/antonmobin 
Radio : http://epsilonia-radio.blogspot.fr

About Hugh Davies :
Hugh Davies (1943–2005) was an experimental musician, musicologist, and composer, who became well-known in avant-garde and improvised music circles for his unique and often playfully eccentric musical instruments, self-built using every-day objects and found, re-purposed materials.One of Davies’s instruments, called the Shozyg (built in 1968), consisted of three fret-saw blades, a ball-bearing mounted furniture castor, and a small metal spring, mounted inside the covers of a book. (The book happened to be an encyclopaedia covering the alphabetic range of topics from SHO to ZYG—hence the instrument’s name.) These objects were amplified via piezo-electric contact microphones, such that the tiny vibrations—otherwise practically inaudible—could be heard via loudspeakers. It was designed to be played with the fingers, or with the aid of accessories like screwdrivers, small electric motors, toothpicks, etc.
A brief video of Davies playing the Shozyg can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPT9A0IsGgs.
From 1970 onwards, Davies built a family of a dozen instruments that he called Springboards. These comprised a number of springs—anything from one to more than twenty—mounted on wooden blockboard in various different arrangements, and amplified via electromagnetic pickups mounted in holes chiselled out of the blockboard. On some of the Springboards the springs were mounted in parallel, rather like the strings on a stringed instrument; in others they were mounted in a ‘fan’ shape. In some of the later Springboards, interesting effects were achieved by connecting springs together in a ‘web’. The Springboards could be plucked, played with accessories, or ‘bowed’ with a single hair from a violin bow.
Davies built over a hundred instruments in his life time. For some further discussion of Davies’s instrument-building practice, its background, and subsequent influence, see: https://hughdaviesproject.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/conference-presentation-on-hugh-daviess-self-built-instruments/.

The arts programme at Access Space is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
This workshop is hosted in collaboration with Access Space (http://access-space.org/) as part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project, ‘Hugh Davies: Electronic Music Innovator’, led by Dr James Mooney (University of Leeds) in partnership with Dr Tim Boon (The Science Museum, London). Some further information on the project can be found here: http://hughdaviesproject.wordpress.com.



More details on my journal, here :

samedi 5 mars 2016

HUGH DAVIES PROJECT RESIDENCY

 

I just received both at the same time, good synchronization from England :
I am immensely honored to announce I have been selected for the Hugh Davies project residency!!! In tribute to the work of this unique English composer, instrument inventor, educator described as "the world's leading ethnomusicologist", "the most informed person around on the general subject of new instrument"…who played with all my heroes of Improvised Music, John Russell, Adam Bohman, Roger Tuner, Evan Parker, Eddie Prevost among other legends. For those who know my love of improvised music scene in UK you will understand especially my immense joy.
So, I will be two weeks in March at Access Space, in Sheffield, UK who runs Refab Space, a DIY FabLab, and at the University of Leeds to manufacture a new "prepared chamber" with tons of changes and evolutions through resources allocated to me! I promise to come back with a sick instrument !!! I will also lead a workshop for 8 adults to build a special "prepared chamber" so if you are close to Sheffield in March come at Access Space ! I would like to sincerely thank my friends Laurent, Monobloc, Pedro, Bertrand, Ayato, Benedict, Roberto for your permanent support, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg who was the first to write reviews of my records, putting my work closer to Hugh Davies' research, thanks to Trevor Taylor at FMR records to send me huge archives from Hugh Davies activities (the book takes part of this pack and is awesome readings), Instants Chavirés 'cause the last concert changed all and Sonic Protest to let me design schedule along the year and of course doctor James Mooney of University of Leeds and Jake Harris at Access Space for giving me this chance! I have never participated in this type of competition but perhaps would I do it before. Anyway, from here everything is new, there is so much to do!

My day by day journal :