DIATRIBES+JACQUES DEMIERRE+JOHANN BOURQUENEZ piano(s)
cyril bondi: drums, percussions
d’incise: laptop, objects
jacques demierre: grand piano
johann bourquenez: grand piano (on 1 & 5)
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1-5 recorded at AMR, Geneva, ch, 16.05.08 – 2-3-4 recorded at 2:21, Lausanne, ch, 26.09.08.
Diatribes,a strongly libertarian ensemble, began its existence in a Geneva basement in Winter 2004. Their idea was to mix distinct various types and approach of the sounds, in order to develop a malleable musical mass. The instruments merge into the electronics treatments in a primary dance, where construction and deconstruction coexist, and envy and disgust unite. There are no limits in teh way of playing, where rhythms, melodies and noise meet sporadically, merging into each other until they are almost forgotten. Free jazz in its approach, acoustic and electronic in its execution, the trio is capable of exploring the minute like the intense.
Initialy a trio with Gaël Riondel on saxophone, diatribes became a polymorphous fromation, extending its spectrum with guest musicians such as the guitarist Christian Graf, the electroacoustician Nicolas Sordet, the pianists Jacques Demierre and Johann Bourquenez, the bassist Dragos Tara or the saxophonist Piero SK..
Jacques Demierre (1954), pianist, performer and composer, his musical and sound work develops itself in various directions : improvised music, contemporary music, sound poetry, sound installation. His compositions and sound realisations are concerned with the activity of listening and with sound space. He collaborates with many improvising musicians – Barre Philips, Urs Leimgruber, Thomas Lehn, Martial Solal, Radu Malfatti, Joëlle Léandre, Axel Dörner, Fritz hauser, Sainkho Namtchylak, Urs Blöchlinger, Irene Schweizer, Hans Koch, Isabelle Duthoit, Brandon Labelle, Jason Kahn, Butch Morris, Carlos Zingaro, Gunter Müller, Jaap Blonk, Barry Guy, Lucas Niggli, Sylvie Courvoisier, Hann Bennink, Rhodri Davis, Martin Schütz, Paul Lovens, Dorothea Schürch, Phil Minton, … He regularly plays solo piano concerts, and works with Vincent Barras in the field of performance and language art. “Jacques Demierre’s work exceeds the first degree articulation between music and poetry. Solo improvisation at the piano, work on the music of language and in the language: no need of confrontation. Each medium recognizes, assumes, reflects its limits and finds in this reflexion the instrument of its going beyond. » (Ph.L.)
is a pianist…
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