Saturday, October 14, 2006

Audiofocus 2.0 : Baltschun/Dubost/Korber/Saladin



Four musicians engaged in the very difficult exercise of a quartet improv meeting with our friend the neighboring binary rock drummer (did I mention he was also a pretty bad binary rock drummer as well?). Quentin Dubost is someone I know quite well, we have both shared a long term relation of reciprocal influence, and in many ways he is one of the most underrated french musician. Matthieu Saladin I have known better as an amplified/processed bass-clarinet player, but here he was playing laptop. Boris Baltschun is also a musician I've shared beautiful experiences with in the past and highly estimate his work. It was the first time I ever hear Thomas Korber but didn't get much of a chance to focus on his work.
The first half of the concert was a head on four way improvisation that worked quite well, producing a dense structure of superimposed layers through which we could appreciate Dubost's unique arco palying on his Les Paul guitar. The second half slowly degraded towards a loose ending. The separation point between these 2 parts was the first time they reached silence and that we had to have our now usual drumming break (sorry to insist), after which things didn't build up again.

3 Comments:

Blogger GeoKar said...

Savo,
Many thanks for your regular and accurate reviews on the events you follow. From a personal viewpoint, it enables me to get a sense of the meeting if I had missed it. Moreover, I appreciate the vocabulary/images your use to describe those concrete/abstract sounds you experience. Not an easy task. About that drummer, next time, we'll put up a squad to wipe him out with a karcher, him, the owner and his cousin :)
We wanna read more!
Georges

12:04 PM  
Blogger mazen said...

what is the name of that great drummer?

10:42 AM  
Blogger Stefane said...

le chieur !

2:08 PM  

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