#257. Onafhankelijke geluidskunst, radiofonische projecten en andere audio-non-visuele misverstanden en vondsten. Two shows from the Radia network. Soundworks by Chloé Despax and Cardes.
1. Ardesia + El Gat soundworks by Chloé Despax.
2. Summer sketches by Cardes.
Ardesia + El Gat soundworks by Chloé Despax.
Two soundpieces, multiple languages, one producer. Chloé Despax is a producer and sonic author able to balance herself in between reality and imagination, documentary and poetry in a multilingual texture that blends voice, electracoustic sounds and soundscaping. Guided by Chloé Despax’s voice we dive into the listening of Ardesia and El Gat opening a window onto her own production process.
Ardesia [2017-2018, 10’41”] Ardesia is a piece that brings a tactile, poetic and sensorial approach to the mediterranean landscape. The listener is taken into a constant movemente between a mineral space – represented by the Slate stone typical of the Ligura region in Italy – and an encounter with the Genius Loci, talking through the natural elements. The ligurian soundscape blends in with its inhabitants’ voices and the black slate stone becomes a vehicle for social interaction and imagination for the whole Mediterranean area. For months Chloé has travelled with three pieces of ligurian slate stone: one taken from the mountains, one from the beach and one from the sea; she put them in the hands of several people and asked them to give their own personal and tactile reading of the slate. Common thread among these people: they all came from the mediterranean area. Ardesia puts them together in a voyage where sounds and voices from eastern Liguria, entwine with the Mediterranean languages and imaginations.
Production, recordings and editing : Chloé Despax .
Piece finalized during Phonurgia Nova 2017 residency at Groupe de Recherches Musicales de l’INA, Paris (FR).
Mix : Benoît Bories.
Summer sketches by Cardes. (Jet FM).
Cardes is a non-project expecting to recall some sounds here and there, depending on variable locations, playing sometimes tiny guitar stuff and sending all that material like virtual postcards.
Those Summer Sketches are based upon two different cards from last august, completing with fragments of two conversations with Cardes’ grandmother (in 2006 and 2014) and Styx, a viola de gambe piece played by Benjamin Jarry.
Recording, playing & editing by Cardes.
Toy accordion & organ played by Misha.
Styx played by Benjamin Jarry, recorded by Salomé Benoist for Jet fm, june 28th 2018.