Ictus Ensemble & Jerome Noetinger & Antoine Chessex
Premiere of a new composition by Antoine Chessex for Ensemble ICTUS and Jérôme Noetinger.
The works of Antoine Chessex have over the past two decades operated at the margins of Noise, audio deconstruction and transversal artistic researches resulting in the adventurous exploration of a multiple sonic imagination. The Swiss artist has been involved in a multitude of settings and collaborations worldwide pushing the boundaries of radical sonic practices and defining a resolutely nonconformist artistic path while blurring the separation between musical genres and categories.
The premiere of this new work for Ensemble ICTUS will focus masses of sound creating a wall of bare frequencies resonating in the space like a gigantic collapsed architecture. Processing ICTUS in real time, French electronic wizard Jérôme Noetinger creates holes in the fabric of reality by shifting elastic time perception with his reel-to-reel tape recorders. Defying the borders of composition, improvisation, noise, drones, physicality of sound and intense electro-acoustic practices, this new international collaboration will explore the resonance of ruins like a speculative sonic fiction resounding the dysfunctional hegemonic machine at stake in the present time.
The duo 64-Feet was formed in 2009 when they were invited to a duo-concert on the famous historical organ ‘Torre de Juan Abad’ in Spain. For his occasion they commissioned Ann Eysermans for a creation, resulting in “7 little pieces for two organists”. The combination of contemporary music played on historical organs produces special effects. The duo 64-Feet presents surprising programmes with old and new music, using new technology, live electronics and synthesizer. 64-Feet is an ensemble in residence at “ChampdAction”; a production house and studio for contemporary music. In the summer of 2014 64-Feet has recorded a first CD on the beautiful Robustelly organ in Langdorp. that resultated in “Miniatures”: a special recording within the organ repertoire. Early music, contemporary music, graphic scores…; miniatures performed on the organ in combination with synthesizer, melodica, pandeiro and voice.