BIRGÉ - PONTIER - SÉRY
WD-40
GRRR 3099 online, 2019

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Improvisations recorded on October 14 2019
at GRRR Studio by Jean-Jacques Birgé
in the order which they have been played
Cover and photo © JJB
75 minutes

As for albums Game Bling with Ève Risser and Joce Mienniel (2014), Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard with Médéric Collignon and Julien Desprez (2014), Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard 2 with Pascal Contet and Antonin-Tri Hoang (2015), Questions with Élise Dabrowski and Mathias Lévy (2019) and the live show filmed À l'improviste with Birgitte Lyregaard and Linda Edsjö (2014), cards from the game Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt were randomly chosen as scores for the musicians.
Films of some concerts, where the audience choses the cards, are also online on YouTube (with Collignon, Desprez, Contet, Hoang, Lyregaard, Edsjö)...
WD-40 has been partly filmed by Peter Gabor to be used in a project on Jean-Jacques Birgé.

Jonathan Pontier mixes his little keyboards (Arturia Microbute, Roland Ju-06 Boutique, Yamaha Reface CP, Moog model D) while I use Kontakt and Komplete on Mac, plus Ensoniq VFX-SD, Roland V-Synth, Lyra-8, The Pipe, Tenori-on and a few acoustic instruments. Christelle plays on a Cherry built by François Vendramini plugged on Fender Hot Rod DeLuxe III.

tracklist / infos / donwloads
n°1 / Do nothing for as long as possible / 6'13

Jean-Jacques Birgé - reed trumpet, keyboards

Christelle Séry - electric guitar
Jonathan Pontier - keyboards

n°2 / Remember those quiet evenings / 4'48

Jean-Jacques Birgé - harmonica, field recording, flute

Christelle Séry - electric guitar
Jonathan Pontier - keyboards

n°3 / The most important thing is the thing most easily forgotten / 6'43

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboards, percussion, flute, jaw harp

Christelle Séry - electric guitar
Jonathan Pontier - keyboards

n°4 / Work at a different speed / 4'48

Jean-Jacques Birgé - erhu, keyboards, jaw harp
Christelle Séry - electric guitar
Jonathan Pontier - keyboards

n°5 / Water / 6'46

Jean-Jacques Birgé - bubbles & sea, reed trumpet, jaw harp
Christelle Séry - electric guitar, vocals
Jonathan Pontier - keyboards, vocals

n°6 / Humanize something free of error / 3'37

Jean-Jacques Birgé - reed trumpet, percussion

Christelle Séry - electric guitar
Jonathan Pontier - keyboard

n°7 / Are there sections? Consider transitions / 12'27

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboard, Lyra-8

Christelle Séry - electric guitar
Jonathan Pontier - keyboards, vocals

n°8 / Accretion / 6'02

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboards, Tenori-on

Christelle Séry - electric guitar
Jonathan Pontier - keyboards

n°9 / Be dirty / 13'40

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboards, The Pipe

Christelle Séry - electric guitar
Jonathan Pontier - keyboards

n°10 / Use an old idea / 9'41

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboards, field recording

Christelle Séry - electric guitar
Jonathan Pontier - keyboards



Photo©Peter Gabor

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