Label: Misanthropic Agenda
近年はフランス電子音楽の拠点INA-GRMで録音を行いその作風に更なる磨きを掛けている当店人気のスイスの作家Francisco Meirino。巨大な建造物を使い建物固有の振動サウンドを生み出す音響研究者Michael Gendreauと制作した共作[13'36 10'42 12'48]。10年以上前に録音されていながらFrancisco Meirinoの外付けハードドライブに仕舞い込まれていた音源であり、それを本人が2021年に発見、リマスタリング〜リリースという運びになった模様。全体が不穏な気配に包まれており、お互いが練り上げた硬質音響がリスナーを緊張や不安へと導く異様な雰囲気の長編3作。お見逃しなく。
These live recordings were lost and forgotten in our archives, more than a decade later, they were found on a dusty external hard drive in Meirino’s home studio. Re-discovered, edited, mixed, and mastered in 2021.
Big vibrations in perspective
Michael Gendreau is an artist and acoustic researcher, he uses architectural vibrations specific to each building as an imposing live sound source, digging inside the sound system and its limits the necessary power to use the building itself as some kind of loudspeaker moving over a wide spectrum of sound frequencies. As Michael says: « Each building speaks a unique language ».
Francisco Meirino’s work explores the tension between programmable material and the potential for its failure, he is primarily interested in the idea of recording what is not supposed to be: gear failures, the death of PA systems, magnetic fields, and electro-static noises and in how he can use them and hear them radically out of context. His music tries to push the physical limits of either the electronic material or when he composed music for acoustic ensembles, the musicians with pieces that require a strong presence and sonic tension.
Together, they tried their best to activate on the same sonic level, both the room and the audience within the room with a sense of danger, urgency, sonic distress, and architectural awareness.