ディスクと一緒に作品のスコアやブックを付けたり、パッケージにも高い拘りを持つ美麗特殊装丁&面白コンセプチュアルレーベルSuppedaneumの2019年作品。2016年に一度このレーベルに登場している、自主レーベルIndividual Linesより毎度10本ほどの少部数カセットを発表し続けているハードコア職人Morgan Evans-Weilerの新作。今回は倍音と不協和音の関係、また立体的な空間を示すマップの様な6つの楽譜を用いたグラフィックスコアもの。それら楽曲をRyoko Akama、Erik Carlsson、Henrik Olsson、Cyril Bondi、Bruno DuplantなどAnother Timbre系でもお馴染みのプレイヤーがアンサンブル形態で演奏。生楽器を主体とした極めてシンプルな反復、またそれに伴う倍音の美しさなど、背後に漂うハードコア気質も非常に素晴らしいです。トレース紙に印刷された6枚のグラフィックスコア入り2CD。100部限定。
Strategies/Tactics is a series of graphic scores that explores varying levels of collaboration between the score maker and ensemble. The project uses as its starting point the writings of Michel de Certeau and Fernand Deligny. These writers imagine ways of moving through space and traversing everyday experiences as a creative and often revolutionary process. Certeau imagines our movements as political; our travels through the city are considered subversions of the systems of order enacted by the state. Deligny sees our movements as creative and intuitive; our wander lines illustrate something fundamental to the lived human process. These contrasting concepts of creative, collective, and political uses of space form the foundation for this project.
Each score in the series is a map of overtone relations and dissonant connections, of assembled movements through an imagined space. Players simply allow themselves a time and space to explore their correspondences, movements, and relationships in an interweaving meshwork of sympathetic and empathetic responses. From a simple direction, ensembles develop cohesive tactics that will help them move through each element of the score.
The Strategies/Tactics project imagines the relational potentials of bodies (and their soundings) in space - using cartographic concepts as the impetus, these scores offer material and spatial frameworks for players to consider their sounds as movements. The scores are places for players to travel collectivity - to create webs of arachnean complexity through the experience of making sound together.
This release comprises two CDs with six realizations of «Strategies/Tactics,» including two performances by Skogen and one each by Tse; Ordinary Affects; an ensemble consisting of Quentin Conrate, Bruno Duplant, Matthieu Lebrun, and Frédéric Tentelier; and the duo of Sarah Hennies and Annie Lewandowski. The release also includes one copy of each of the six scores by Morgan Evans-Weiler and an additional informational sheet providing credits and track listing.