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On excess in sound - Franck Bedrossian - Ensemble 2e2m
Thursday 24 January 2008 - 18:00
An encounter dealing with the compositional issues of Franck Bedrossian (1971) and Raphaël Cendo (1975), moderator: Omer Corlaix, producer for France Musiques.
Saturation leads to the idea of excess. Would a saturated sound be an excessive sound ? A sound that had abandoned its normal state ? Would it be « noised sound » ? Would a saturated sound be a contradictory sound that would negate itself ? Rock music, with the appearance of a new instrument – the electric guitar, has upset the balance between acoustic sound and synthetic sound. Saturation of sound, saturation of listening. Too much information about a sound, the aural impossibility of imagining it opens up a new horizon. Similarly, does not the increasing power of decibels with amateurs of black metal or hard rock result in the desire to incorporate oneself in the sound ? Can this attitude be compared with new forms of marking, of scarring the body as with, for example, piercing, thresholds of pain and audibility ?
Omer Corlaix : Introduction
Etienne Guillochet : Rock and saturation
References of broadcast extracts : Johnny Burnette the rock’n’roll trio – Train kept a rolling
Guitare : Paul Burlison 1956
Frank Bedrossian : Of monstrosity, from eye to ear
Nicolas Darbon : From saturation to chaos
Raphaël Cendo : The saturation parameters
Nicolas Brémaud : From saturation to sound interference, from jazz to world music