BIRGÉ - CARON - FOURNEYRON
L'air de rien
GRRR 3104 online, 2021

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Improvisations recorded on March 11 2021
at GRRR Studio by Jean-Jacques Birgé
in the order which they have been played
chosing cards from Oblique Strategies conceived
by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt

Cover and photo © JJB
Photo of the trio © Peter Gabor

84 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 (May 2019), WD-40 with Christelle Séry and Jonathan Pontier (Oct. 2019), Ball of Fire with Jean-François Vrod and Karsten Hochapfel (Nov. 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)...

L'air de rien has been partly filmed by Peter Gabor to be used in a project on Jean-Jacques Birgé.

tracklist / infos / donwloads
n°1 / Are There sections? Consider transitions / 6'25

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboard
Élise Caron – percussion, flute, vocals
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

n°2 / Make a sudden, destructive unpredictable action, incorporate / 4'11

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboard, wind-toy
Élise Caron – synthesizer-toy, vocals
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

n°3 / Look closely at the most embarrassing details and amplify them / 5'15

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboard
Élise Caron – flute, vocals
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

n°4 / Look at the order in which you do things / 4'01

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboard
Élise Caron – vocals, synthesizer-toy
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

n°5 / Don’t stress one thing more than another / 5'08

Jean-Jacques Birgé - Jew's harp, keyboard, reed trumpet
Élise Caron – vocals, percussion
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

n°6 / Gardening. Not architecture. / 5'28

Jean-Jacques Birgé - bullroarer, erhu, percussion, flute
Élise Caron – vocals, synthesizer-toy
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

n°7 / What would your closest friend do? / 7'53

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboard, trumpet
Élise Caron – vocals, flute
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

n°8 / Destroy : nothing / the most important thing / 6'48

Jean-Jacques Birgé - shahi baaja, keyboards
Élise Caron – vocals, piano
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

n°9 / Use an old idea / 7'54

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboards
Élise Caron – vocals
Fidel Fourneyron – trombone

n°10 / Don’t break the silence / 3'32

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboard
Élise Caron – percussion, vocals
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

n°11 / Don’t be frightened to display your talents / 10'25

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboard, Jew's harp, whistle
Élise Caron – vocals, door, flute
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

n°12 / Always first steps / 7'18

Jean-Jacques Birgé - nose flute, rattles, flutes, kazoo
Élise Caron – synthesizer-toy, vocals, flute
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

n°13 / Do we need holes? / 9'36

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboard, brake
Élise Caron – vocals, whistling
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

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