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Ensemble Icosikaihenagone

Volumes II - Fiction Musicale Et Chorégraphique - Création Pour Grand Orchestre Et Corps Actants

Label: Dark Tree

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

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*In process of stocking* 'Volumes II—Fiction Musicale et Chorégraphique is an ambitious, large-scale composition by the French double bassist/composer Benjamin Duboc for orchestra, voice, and physical movement. The composition unfolds in a long sequence of highly disparate parts, beginning with ambient noises and a spoken prelude before moving into more overtly musical passages. The orchestra commences with a sustained, droning chord marked by a slowly developing, internally unstable drift of pitches in and out of dissonances and consonances, building to a crescendo followed by a sonic void from which barely audible electronics emerge. A tolling section for bass drum and piano follows, after which the ensemble returns with a siren-like drone that devolves into all-out, free-blowing chaos. Duboc draws a wry contrast to this allusion to avant jazz by following it up with parodistic fragments of traditional-sounding muted trumpet and old dance styles. These conventionally cyclical, even old-fashioned sounding passages provide a kind of paradigmatically postmodern coda to the sound masses and abstract forms that went before.' - Daniel Barbiero


Cat. number: DT 15
Year: 2022
Enregistré au Théâtre Municipal Berthelot - Jean Guerrin, Montreuil, du 25 au 30 octobre 2021. Includes a 16-page booklet with photos and texts by Benjamin Duboc and Benoît Spinga.