BIRGÉ - DESBROSSES - SÖRLING
Listen To The Quiet Plattfisk
GRRR 3116 online, 2023

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35th album of the series "Pique-nique au labo"
It’s about playing to meet and not the other way around as usual.
The theme of each piece was randomly chosen just before playing.

 

Instantaneous compositions recorded on October 8 2023
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

 
94 minutes


Also on Bandcamp

 

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Photos © JJB

 

Cards from the game Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt were randomly chosen as scores for the musicians, 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), L’air de rien with Élise Caron and Fidel Fourneyron (mars 2021), To Be or Net To Be with Gilles Coronado and Basile Naudet (mai 2021), Chou with Sophie Agnel and David Fenech (October 2022), Raves with Olivier Lété and Fanny Meteier (May 2023), Moite with Violaine Lochu and Tatiana Paris (July 2023), Par terre with Emmanuelle Legros and Matthieu Donarier (July 2023),and the live show filmed À l'improviste with Birgitte Lyregaard and Linda Edsjö (2014).

 

Films of some concerts, where the audience choses the cards, are also online on YouTube (with Collignon, Desprez, Contet, Hoang, Lyregaard, Edsjö)...

tracklist / infos / donwloads
n°1 / Retrace Your Steps / 17'12

Isabel Sörling – vocals, electronics
Maëlle Desbrosses – double bass, vocals
Jean-Jacques Birgé – flute, jaw harps, keyboards, ARP 2600

n°2 / Listen To The Quiet Voice / 13'50

Isabel Sörling – vocals, electronics
Maëlle Desbrosses – viola, vocals, whistling, double bass
Jean-Jacques Birgé – keyboard, percussion, vocals, reed trumpet, flute, nose flute

n°3 / Make A Sudden, Destructive Unpredictable Action ; Incorporate / 40'39

Isabel Sörling – vocals, electronics
Maëlle Desbrosses – viola, crossbow, door harp, double bass
Jean-Jacques Birgé – percussion, shahi-baaja, Enner, Terra, flute, keyboard, harmonica, jaw harp, erhu, vocals

n°4 / Don’t Be Frightened Of Cliches - Part 1 / 12'30

Isabel Sörling – electric guitar
Maëlle Desbrosses – double bass
Jean-Jacques Birgé – keyboard

n°5 / Don't Be Frightened of Cliches - Part 2 / 9'40

Isabel Sörling – electric guitar
Maëlle Desbrosses
– double bass
Jean-Jacques Birgé
– keyboards, Tenori-on

 

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