UN DRAME MUSICAL INSTANTANÉ
Sous les mers
GRRR 2012 CD audio, 1988

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"Jules Verne's undersea epic as 'barge opera' - lots of sloshing and voices speaking nasally through message tubes, 'dive' sirens, depth charges, dripping water, drifting with the current and heavy pressure on the ears... Nice waterlogged atmosphere, and a good use of electronics to dramatic and human ends. Dry fun." (Cadence)

Water ("20 000 leagues under the sea", suite in 5 movements adapted from Jules Verne).
Sex ("Ecarlate", family squabble for the ballet by Jean Gaudin).
Plus six miniatures (for short films by Patrick Barbéris).
Album full of adventures. Very instrumental.

Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ (synthesizers, etc)
Bernard VITET (trumpets, etc)
Francis GORGÉ (guitars, etc)
with participation of
Patrice PETITDIDIER, Bruno GIRARD, Geneviève CABANNES, Hélène SAGE, Jacques MARUGG, Gérard SIRACUSA, Joseph RACAILLE, Dominique MEENS

20 000 lieues sous les mers (Paré à plonger-Mobilis in Mobile-Nemo-Les semelles de plomb-Le maelstrom) / Écarlate (Léon!-Le couple idéal-Jalousie-Zob sessions-A quoi bon) / Réveillez le somnambule (Les catacombes de Nadar-Les faux d'Atget- Les cadences de Sabrier-Les dépenses de Gilletta-La grande marée de Seeberger-La chute des corps)

Unissued Extra : a radio program on 20 000 lieues sous les mers by Philip de La Croix for Musicomania on France Musique, music by Un D.M.I., direction Mireille Larroche.

Also on BANDCAMP

tracklist / infos
n°1 / Paré a Plonger / 3'58
n°2 / 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea - 1988 / 19'05

A radio programme by Philip de La Croix for Musicomania by Françoise Maletra on the show 20 000 Leagues under the Sea at Péniche-Opéra, music by Un Drame Musical Instantané, directed by Mireille Larroche.
Interview of Mireille Larroche, Francis Gorgé, Jean-Jacques Birgé, Bernard Vitet
France Musique, 1988
CD Sous les mers

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