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First CD reissue of L'homme à la caméra

Austrian label Klanggalerie goes on reissueing CDs from the LPs by Un Drame Musical Instantané or GRRR unissued records. After Rideau ! and À travail égal salaire égal, L'homme à la caméra is the third album by Un Drame Musical Instantané to be issued for the first time as a CD. New graphic design by Étienne Mineur, new master and an extraordinary 30 minutes bonus of the score of La glace à trois faces by Jean Epstein recorded live with their big band on January 11 1984. But, as for L'homme à la caméra by Dziga Vertov also recorded live with 15 mlusiciens on January 14 1983, the album offers to discover the music by itself, without the images... See French blog !
Price: € 17,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping on the site of Klanggalerie

New album online with
Nicholas Christenson and Jean-Brice Godet


Duck Soup features 12 instantaneous compositions played by trio Jean-Jacques Birgé (keyboards, electronic and acoustic instruments), Jean-Brice Godet (bass clarinet, clarinet, cassettes) and Nicholas Christenson (double bass, baby cello) and recorded on December 18 2019.
One after another the musicians have chosen an artwork by Roger Ballen as the theme for their collective improvisation.
It's the 81th album on GRRR Records which is free to listen or download, just here!

New album online with
Jean-François Vrod and Karsten Hochapfel

Ball of Fire features 16 instantaneous compositions played by trio Jean-Jacques Birgé (keyboards, electronic and acoustic instruments), Jean-François Vrod (violin, vocals, harmonica) et Karsten Hochapfel (cello, guitar, zheng, cosmicbow) and recorded on November 22 2019.
It's the 80th album on GRRR Records which is free to listen or download, just here!

New album online with
Christelle Séry and Jonathan Pontier

WD-40 features 10 instantaneous compositions played by trio Jean-Jacques Birgé (keyboards, electronic and acoustic instruments), Christelle Séry (electric guitar) and Jonathan Pontier (keyboards) and recorded on October 14 2019.
It's the 79th album on GRRR Records which is free to listen or download, just here!

NONSELVES on YouTube, DailyMotion and Vimeo


With NONSELVES composer and performer Jean-Jacques Birgé provides an improvised (in real time) soundtrack for images derived from the interactive work NONSELF, created by John Sanborn.
This collaboration is a wild ride of sonic and social satire, mixing serious and silly with equal force. You can play the original work, which was commissioned by Jeu de Paume, at nonself.me
To give an idea of the live shows, Birgé has recorded a live version for Internet on October 7th 2019, but, as it's improvised, each show is different.

On YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo


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