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23 formes en élastique… / 2011 ~ composition de musique concr​è​te

by Lionel Marchetti

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--- 2011 ---

« J'aimerai revenir un jour vous voir
mais je crains de m'égarer
demain je repars, je continue mon périple »
Wang Wei


23 FORMES en élastique…

Série composée par Lionel Marchetti
entre 1987 et 2011

Étude de musique concrète
en 23 mouvements enchaînés
pour une écoute acousmatique d'une durée totale de 77’02’’

download >---< ORIGINAL MASTER (stéréo) 2015 - 44khz/16bits

Première série -

Composition musicale, conception et réalisation sonore, tournages sonores, instrumentarium, dans les studios du compositeur et du CFMI de Lyon : Lionel Marchetti – 1987/2011

Remerciements & présences diaphanes :
Olivier Capparos (14, 15, 16, 17), Guillaume Beaurond (16),
Fabrice Aimo-Alessi (2), Michel Chion, Jean-Claude Chuzzeville (8), Carlos Zingaro (14), Patrick Dubost (17), Sean Baxter (7),
Christian Zanési, Yôko Higashi, Jérôme Noetinger, Béla Pari (13, 22), Omar Sepulveda (16), Roger de la Frayssenet, Seijiro Murayama (22), Isabelle Hureau (17), Studio 111 rue Béchevelin, Studio du CFMI de Lyon, Studio 116 de l’INA-GRM de Paris, Studios du GMVL de Lyon et The Conet Project (Irial-discs, 1997 - used by kind permission) for (13) et plus N hasards radiophoniques…

NB : L'index 23 - Porte de la mort -
est constitué de 23 secondes de silence - comme un piège…


ORIGINAL MASTER (stéréo) 2011 - 44khz/16bits

Copyright : Lionel Marchetti/SACEM
Illustration : partition d'écoute de Lionel Marchetti


Une première édition CD livre limitée à 500 exemplaire est parue en Chine chez Sub Jam en 2013
accompagnée d'un texte critique de Yan Yun intitulé :
The Only Authentic Work

莱昂内尔·马凯蒂 – 23个弹性结构 / 颜峻 – 惟一的真迹

Lionel Marchetti – 23 FORMES EN ELASTIQUE / Yan Jun – The Only Authentic Work
book + CD; Chinese and English, 121 pages, 4-color print, hardcover; limited 500 copies


New work of Lionel Marchetti. 23 tracks. Length more than 77 minutes. Materials went through last 23 years of his field recording, composition, experiments and musiques concrètes composition studies.
A backward looking by a forward creating.
By this CD Lionel Marchetti built a labyrinth of elasticity, empty space, reality and its metamorphose.
A material world of sound.

The Only Authentic Work Yan Jun’s writing with inspiration of Marchetti’s music. 23 essays on music, literature, art and everything. The writing has a musical style as it also sampled and modurated sentences, thoughts and works of Gerhard Richter, Guy Debord, Pythagoras, Pierre Schaeffer, Cioran, Baudrillard, Glenn Gould, Duchamp, Foucalt, Proust, Maurice Blanchot, Rimbaud, Aristotle and Artaud…

设计:冯昊 | Design: Feng Hao

Série d’études — musiques concrètes composées entre 1987 et 2011


À propos de 23 formes en élastique
par Soundtraag Wordpress :

« I really love listening new musical works by Lionel Marchetti.
In my opinion, he is one of the most respectful composers / poets / philosophers of our days, experimenting with musique concrèteand electro-acoustic musical forms.
His discography is a long list with many interesting solo works and many collaborations, a lot of them with his friend Jérôme Noetinger (Metamkine).
Some years before, when I start searching about his work, I really stuck on Marchetti’s collaboration with dancer / choreographer yoko higashi, a great combination of electroacoustic music and modern dance.

Yan Jun is a Chinese musician and writer.
I am not familiar with his work as a musician neither as a writer.
In fact, I don’t know much about Chinese improvised scene.
Sometime I was really curios about it, but unfortunately I lost contact, while I notice that Sugar Jar, the only independent record store in China, was closed permanently.
Its funny cos Yan is referring on Sugar Jar and his owner Lao Yang in his first essay in this book, something that make me more curious about his texts.
While I was reading the 23 essays of Yan I can say that I start re discover not only the Chinese way of thinking but also the France history of avant-garde.
Yan Jun is interesting on Marchetti’s work and he is inspired of it, letting his thoughts be led by the music.
He likes chatting/writing in a very informal but quite thoughtful way about musique concrète, literature, poems and the “authentication of work of art”.
It was very interesting for me to read his texts, while I was listening on the “23 Formes En Elastique” by Lionel Marchetti.
This new work by him is including 23 tracks, length more than 77 min of music.
This is a pure sample of musique concrète and electro-acoustic music, keeping a beautiful balance between real time composition and improvisation.
Marchetti works with a narrative perspective, using pickups, tapes and field recording.
Also, silence plays an important role here, helping you be more focused on sound.

I really enjoy of this release not only musically but also as a concept.
I like the book format.
It made it more welcome! »
Soundtraag Wordpress, 2013.


Lionel Marchetti is a French composer of concrete music
an improviser (electronics, various analogic systems with modified speakers, REVOX reel-to-reel recorder…)
as well as a visual-sound artist, a writer and a poet

Whether his music is composed or improvised
the body has an important role (Lionel Marchetti danced with the university company Relyanse between 1986 and 1991)

To define his music, one can borrow Kenneth White’s saying :

« Concrete or abstract ?
I like abstraction where a memory of substance remains, concrete refined on the frontiers of emptiness. »
[free translation]


NB : for a complete bio & diverses web links
have a look here : Archives radiophoniques…
(below, in my bandcamp discography)


released August 8, 2011


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Lionel Marchetti (1967) : compositeur français de musique concrète, acousmatique & improvisateur avec instruments électroniques divers

...ses compositions musicales sont considérées comme
un véritable cinéma pour l'oreille…

"Concret ou abstrait ? J'aime l'abstrait où subsiste un souvenir de substance, le concret qui s'affine aux frontières du vide." (K.White)
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