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Cloud Chamber
Peter Jacquemyn: double bass & voice
Stefan Prins: live-electronics

Clouds are generally amorphous.
A cloud can assume virtually any shape to someone looking at the skies with a bit of fantasy.
Cloud Chamber: a little cloud of chamber music for those open to listening with a bit of fantasy.

Peter Jacquemyn - October 2016

According to particle physics, a cloud chamber is a container made of supersaturated water or alcohol. When an otherwise imperceptible charged particle passes through it, a trace is left specific to that particle's shape. If a uniform magnetic field is applied across the chamber, the differently charged particles curve in opposite directions, creating elaborate traces.
In essence, improvising is like creating a cloud chamber. Inside the container of a performance, the unheard is made audible and energy is transformed into a network of traces and trajectories. Peter's double bass and my electronics act as a constantly changing magnetic field that curves these particles into different densities, constellations and forms. They appear for a fraction of an instance and then evaporate until the next particle makes its entry.

Stefan Prins - October 2016 

SOUNDCLOUD (fragment)

 

 

Available (soon - middle of December 2016) at ChampdAction for 15 euro (incl postage) - double CD
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Coalesce - Benjamin Van Esser

Coalesce is a cycle of compositions which came to existence in the light of Benjamins PhD research project ‘[IN]VISIBLE: Towards an Artistic Performance Strategy for Computer Musicians’. It investigates the role of the computer musician in live performance situations. Throughout this cycle, which is comprised of 6 electro-acoustic compositions, the computer musician slowly evolves from a disembodied, invisible entity, only manifesting itself through computer programming, to an embodied performer, playing ‘the instrument’ in an on-stage performance environment. Hereby, this cycle doesn’t only attempt to demonstrate the importance of the computer musician’s presence on stage during electro-acoustic performances, it also aims to establish a notion of artistry, originating from and presented by the computer musician, in order to optimize performer-audience communication.

 

 

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miniatures - 64-Feet

 Whilst observing a miniature image, a small feature of a wooden ornament,

an illustration or an ancient manuscript, one can sense a totaly different reality.

When observing more closely, one sees a world full of colours, forms, layers and materials.

The creation process becomes apparent. One gets an expression of the complexity of the image,

which lingers in the memory.

64-Feet


 


 

 

 

 

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MONOLITH – Takao Hyakutome

“Perhaps our struggle to search for new music, as we do now, might seem totally nonsensical for advanced beings of higher dimensions. Idling in such thoughts, I can picture an unknown, mysterious and far more intelligent species having built a MONOLITH for their own reasons, and yet nobody knows when it was raised nor if it would ever move or vanish in the future, as in the SF novel 2001: A Space Odyssey by A.C. Clarke.” 

All the compositions featured on MONOLITH showcase the extensive palette of the acoustic violin and prove its utility in the individual musical language of each of the composers. Ferneyhough’s piece displays complex rhythmical figures. Malondra explores sub-harmonics and enthusiastically uses extended techniques. These are also broadly utilized by Frenkel. Finally, Kiyama’s heavily distorted sound, as if electric devices were in use, contrasts well with the intimate and fragile tone of Baltakas. These outstanding works cohere and coalesce into something that gradually draws apart from the solid idiom of classical music.

Recording, mixing and mastering: Simon Vander Beken
Supervision: Serge Verstockt & Thomas Moore
February/April 2014
Art work: Takao Hyakutome

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NEW FORUM, jeune création is an international competition for young composers/sound artists supported by the European Commission which aims to bring together artistic and production means, in order to help young artists to achieve multidisciplinary projects. On this free demo CD, you can listen to the live recording of the concert at Festival Ultraschall on 23 January 2014 (recorded by Deutschland Radio Kultur).

Aurélio Edler-Copes - Contre les murs        
Eduardo Moguillansky - Doppelspalt  

    by Ensemble Mosaik


Aurélien Dumont - Fables asséchées        
Christopher Trapani - Convergence-Lines  

    by Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain:     

Hikari Kiyama - Kojiki
Johannes Kreidler - Slide show music
    by ChampdAction    



 

Available for free at ChampdAction (limited edition), send a mail to info@champdaction.be. 

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r e c i p r o c i t y   n i c o  c o u c k   g u i t a r s

In Reciprocity Nico Couck explores the possibilities of the back-and-forth motion. Be it in physical energy, sounding textures, or even in the performer's approach to the instrument. How can constantly interpolating gestures become relevant and substantial in musical practice?

Simon Steen-Andersen's work transforms musical information to visuals in the opposite way of Mark Applebaum's work. Johannes Kreidler creates a multi-dimensional space of sounding and 'außermusikalischer' motion - while Clemens Gadenstaetter's music balances on the verge of instrumental sonorities and spoken word. Marko Ciciliani comments and questions both the pop and contemporary music scene, using The Beatles' Yesterday as point of reference. And finally, new work by Stefan Beyer in which the semantics of sound production are compromised.

 

Recording, mixing and mastering: Simon Vander Beken
Supervision: Serge Verstockt & Thomas Moore
July/August 2013
Graphic Design: Laura Broux

TRAILER

"Couck brings tremendous technique to Reciprocity: the album really is as much about the composer’s instructions as it is about the musician’s interpretation, and the listener gains a real sense of a dynamic relationship between the two axes. Each work, Couck writes in his excellent sleeve notes, is ‘based on materials that do not belong together’ and this is reflected in tone and structure throughout." Louise Gray (2014). Polansky et al.. Tempo, 68, pp 86-88.

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DIG DEEP double bass & voice - Peter Jacquemyn

 

‘La ruta nos aportó otro paso natural.’ A palindrome originating from the Compostela pilgrims: the route provides us with the next natural step.
This is how my solo improvisations come about: each sound inevitably produces another in a naturally associative manner.
I don’t construct; the musical development occurs through an internal associative logic. The music steers itself. I am the incidental yet indispensable vehicle that allows its transmission, the “Darstellung”.

 

Recording, mixing and mastering: Simon Vander Beken
Supervision: Serge Verstockt & Thomas Moore
July/August 2013
Art work: Sigrid Tanghe

Review on Kwadratuur: ****

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BAMBEEN GREY - 'HARRY'

 

 


For Harry, press 1.-broken bow: 1800 euro.-Bypass-mode d'emploi-Handy Peggy-tippex justice

bambi-Flambi-faunagassen-Pmoules-For Happiness, press 2.

Nicolas Chkifi - drums and percussions

Ann Eysermans  - double bass

Frans Van Isacker - alto saxophone and bass clarinet

Audrey Lauro - alto saxophone

 

 

Recording: Victor Hidalgo
Mixing and mastering: Serge Verstockt
December 2011

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Champ d'Action Archive Series

One of the main thrusts in Champ d'Action's operation is promoting and archiving of new music. Besides the traditional archive of scores, Champ d'Action works with a 'digital archive', called the Archive Series. These CDs are available through this website by postage. (The Release of Cd (04) 'Serge Verstockt' is postponed to autumn 2010.)

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Price: € 20,00 (excl. postal charges)

 

 

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Released By: E'tcetera, Belgium                                                                                                                                     www.etcetera-records.com

 

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