Bérangère Maximin is a fascinating figure on the French experimental electronic music scene. Having studied electroacoustic composition under Denis Dufour, since her move to Paris in the early 2000s she developed a highly individualized practice of acousmatic composition, creating tape works for dance and experimental cinema, as well as a small, carefully crafted discography that has appeared across highly regarded imprints like Tzadik, Sub Rosa, and Made To Measure, among others.
Maximin’s contribution to the MMXX series, Komora, is a stunning electroacoustic composition of sprawling scope. Building on the ground of many of the historic French electroacoustic pioneers connected to studios like Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), while moving into new realms, the work weaves a free-standing world of texture and sublimated tonality, dancing like swarms of cicadas to produce ambient expanses comprising pointillistic detail drawing on unplaceable generative sources.
Engrossing from start to finish, Komora positions Bérangère Maximin as an artist to watch. It’s a truly stunning and beautiful work.
Matière Mémoire presents the MMXX Series. In anticipation of the year 2020, Matière Mémoire asked 20 great artists to create an original 20 minutes piece and an artwork. Throughout this year, each quarter will see the release of 5 new vinyls, available individually or as a bundle. Each record is limited at 500 copies and comes as a crystal clear vinyl featuring an original track of 20 minutes on one side, and a laser engraved artwork on the other. Each contained in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, and each coming with a print of the artist artwork.