BIRGÉ - CHRISTENSON - GODET
DuckSoup
GRRR 3101 online, 2019

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Improvisations recorded on December 18 2019
at GRRR Studio by Jean-Jacques Birgé
in the order which they have been played
Cover and ducks © JJB
Photo of the trio © Jean Rochard
Artworks © Roger Ballen
64 minutes

One after another the musicians have chosen an artwork by Roger Ballen as the theme for their collective improvisation.
Jean-Jacques Birgé, who had visited the exhibition at the Halle Saint Pierre the day before and had brought back the catalogs Asylum of the Birds and The world according to Roger Ballen, chose The Back of The Mind, Masked Man, Rats on Kitchen Table, Chicken Wings, Nicholas Christenson You Can't Come Back, Twirling Wires, Homage, Shadows and Stranger, and Jean-Brice Godet Alter Ego, Shepherd, Posing, Cornered.

Listen on good loudspeakers, specially for the sound of the bass!

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n°1 / You Can't Come Back / 3'16



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– flute, keyboard
Nicholas Christenson – double bass
Jean-Brice Godet – bass clarinet

n°2 / Alter Ego / 5'43



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– keyboard
Nicholas Christenson – double bass
Jean-Brice Godet – cassettes

n°3 / The Back of the Mind / 3'37



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– Lyra-8, keyboard
Nicholas Christenson – double bass
Jean-Brice Godet – clarinet

n°4 / Twirling Wires / 4'19



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– Tenori-on
Nicholas Christenson – double bass
Jean-Brice Godet – cassettes, clarinet

n°5 / Shepherd / 4'56



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– bells, keyboards, field recording
Nicholas Christenson – baby cello
Jean-Brice Godet – bass clarinet

n°6 / Masked Man / 6'18



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– keyboards, percussion, birdcall, jaw harp
Nicholas Christenson – double bass
Jean-Brice Godet – cassettes, clarinet

n°7 / Homage / 9'45



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– cosmicbow, keyboard, balloon, percussion, plunderphonics, erhu
Nicholas Christenson – baby cello, double bass
Jean-Brice Godet – cassettes, bass clarinet

n°8 / Posing / 5'22



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– keyboard
Nicholas Christenson – double bass
Jean-Brice Godet – bass clarinet

n°9 / Rats on Kitchen Table / 2'21



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– keyboards
Nicholas Christenson – double bass
Jean-Brice Godet – clarinet

n°10 / Shadows and Stranger / 9'22



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– keyboard, reed trumpet, H3000
Nicholas Christenson – double bass
Jean-Brice Godet – cassettes, bass clarinet

n°11 / Cornered / 7'56



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– keyboards, whistling
Nicholas Christenson – double bass
Jean-Brice Godet – clarinet, bass clarinet

n°12 / Chicken Wings / 4'20



Jean-Jacques Birgé
– keyboards
Nicholas Christenson – baby cello
Jean-Brice Godet – bass,clarinet

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