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ECHO CHAMBER #18 – 20 with Christoph Schiller

Three-part Echo Chamber special with Basel-based composer Christoph Schiller, now on Mixcloud.

The music in part 1 comes from Christoph’s joint album with violinist Anouck Genthon, Zeitweise leichter Schneefall (Newwaveofjazz, 2019).

In part 2 you can hear Christoph’s bewildering piece Missa, recorded in Basel in 2016 and featuring many of the musicians and singers from the Millefleurs ensemble.

In part 3, the album Tse by Christoph Schiller in trio with Pierre-Yves Martel and Cyril Bondi.

Find about more about Christoph: www.christophschiller.net

ECHO CHAMBER #7 with Daniel Williams

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I had a super fun and intriguing discussion with composer, sound-designer and also my very own brother Daniel Williams. As a composer, he works mostly in the theatre, writing, playing and mixing live soundtracks with a variety of companies including DEREVO, Freaks und Fremde, Theatre Subversion, Das Gegenteil (Valentin Tszin), JuWie Dance Company, as well as with a variety of other dancers.

His music, as ghostradio, has been released by phonocake.org and https://lockertmatik.de/.

The music featured in this episode is taken from various soundtracks composed by Daniel for theatre works:
Mephisto Waltz
Craving (Lockertmatik Edit)
‘The Return Of The Black Swan’ from Schizophrenie

ECHO CHAMBER #11 avec Isabelle Duthoit

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Maintenant sur Mixcloud. Pour la première édition francophone d’Echo Chamber, j’étais rejoint par la clarinettiste et vocaliste Isabelle Duthoit.

Depuis toujours intéressée par la voix, Isabelle Duthoit développe depuis plus 10 ans une technique de voix singulière et très personnelle. Un langage avant le langage, une voix de l’origine. Inspirée par les techniques de voix du théâtre de Nô et du théâtre de Bunraku, elle cherche et développe un chant lié au cri à la voix brisée, la voix prise dans son entité du premier souffle intime jusqu’au cri.

La musique qu’on entends dans cette épisode vient de deux performances live. La première, Isabelle en duo avec Franz Hautzinger (Live at the Odeon IV Festival, 2012), et la deuxième, un solo (Nachtstimmen, 2013).

ECHO CHAMBER #14 avec Eric Normand

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A l’évènement de la performance de mon trio “Tandem” pour les 28e Rencontres de Musiques Spontanées en octobre 2018, j’ai retrouvé dans le chaud d’un petit café à Rimouski Eric Normand, directeur artistique de Tour de Bras, un organisme voué aux musiques d’improvisation. Il y dirige aussi, depuis dix ans, un grand orchestre d’improvisateurs (le GGRIL).

Improvisateur, Éric invente un langage personnel et radical. Équipant sa basse d’un attirail électronique se sa fabrication, il se force à réinventer la gestuelle instrumentale. Il privilégie les duos et trios avec Xavier Charles, Philippe Lauzier, Jim Denley, Magda Mayas, Pierre-Yves Martel, Martin Tétreault, en plus de nombreuses rencontres impromptues.

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ECHO CHAMBER #3 with Hannes Buder

New episodes on Mixcloud! My guest for this third episode is Berlin-based improviser and composer Hannes Buder, whose work concentrates on issues of movement, authenticity, intuition, minimalism, density and slowness.

Having performed across Europe, Australia and in the USA, Buder has also composed, improvised and recorded music for different dance, theater and film projects, as well as given workshops at festivals, music schools and prisons.

hannesbuder.bandcamp.com/album/ro

ECHO CHAMBER #4 with Audrey Chen

 

Audrey Chen’s work with voice, cello and analog electronics has been described by David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet as “possessing something extremely vital and vivid….”. Recent projects include duos with artists such as Phil Minton, Maria Chavez, Jean-Yves Evrard, Richard Scott, Flandrew Fleisenberg, John Bock, as well as duos BEAM SPLITTER and AFTERBURNER.

The music you’ll hear throughout this episode comes exclusively from Audrey’s most recent collaboration with Richard Scott, their album Hiss and Viscera.
https://soundanatomy.bandcamp.com/album/hiss-and-viscera

ECHO CHAMBER #5 with Adam Goodwin

With double bassist and visual artist Adam Goodwin, we chatted about the Berlin scene, where’s he’s based now, Classical music training, and hallucinations.

Like the previous episode, this interview was recorded in the corner of a large, empty gallery room, so there’s a lot of echo but it creates a somewhat fitting sonic environment. The music you’ll hear throughout this episode comes from Adam’s newest release, Banishing Ritual.
https://adamgoodwin.bandcamp.com/album/banishing-ritual