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Erik Baron, DésAccordes


Label: Alma De Nieto

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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58' was composed in 2010 on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of d-zAkord. I wanted a very minimalist piece with few sound events and long silences. At that time we presented t'Drone(s)Scape', a sound/living installation lasting 3 hours. The public was invited to sit or lie down in the center of the sonic maelstrom for a multicast travel. It is in this context that 58' was imagined.

Although unconventional, the 58' score is extremely precise. The musicians follow a graphic score, with time passing and indications of their interventions.The orchestra is directed by a chronometer, it is visible by all the musicians and by the public. Visual and aesthetic, this chronometer is projected in large format (3mx3m) on two or three walls, it adds its share of mystery to the soundscapes. The public can thus evaluate the real time which passes (or which does not pass), so much the notion of felt time is modified by the rhythm very slow drones. All musicians clearly see the seconds ticking by effortlessly and without any risk of getting lost in the room. One of the advantages of writing by freezing time precisely is not to risk play in concert for too long or too quickly, especially with music that makes you lose track of time.The only drawback of this device is that any notion of temporal improvisation is impossible once the stopwatch is started!

Cat. number: DNN 027 C
Year: 2021

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