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A Short Story / 2009 ~ composition de musique concr​è​te

by Lionel Marchetti & Yôko Higashi

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--- 2009 ---

« Prodiges parlants :
l'obscurité est obscure, la lumière lumineuse. »
Pentti Holappa


A Short Story

Musique concrète de Lionel Marchetti et Yôko Higashi
pour une écoute acousmatique d'une durée de 9'26''

Production, composition musicale, conception, réalisation sonore et tournages sonores, instrumentarium, dans les studios des compositeurs en 2007/2009 : Lionel Marchetti et Yôko Higashi

Instrumentarium, synthétiseurs : Lionel Marchetti
Synthétiseur, voix : Yôko Higashi
Voix Additive : Kyô Marchetti-Higashi.

Cette composition concrète (à la demande du label canadien Infrequency, dirigé par Jamie Drouin) est basée sur le premier enregistrement connu de la voix humaine, qu'il est possible d'entendre non modifié à la fin de A short story : 10 secondes d'une voix féminine qui chante Au clair de la lune - enregistrée le 9 avril 1860 par Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, à Paris (France), utilisant sa propre invention connue sous le nom de Phonautographe

Une première édition CD de A Short Story a été réalisée
chez Infrequency, au Canada, en 2009 – CD Various Au clair de la lune


Une seconde édition CD de A Short Story a été réalisée en Russie chez Waystyx, label dirigé par Tamara Logatcheva, en 2011 – CD A blue book, partagé avec Olivier Capparos - waystyx 68

Mastering numérique 2014 : L.M.

Copyright : Lionel Marchetti et Yôko Higashi / SACEM
Photographie : Lionel Marchetti & Yôko Higashi en live - 2010


Yôko Higashi - hamaYoko (1974, Yokohama, Japan)
is a performer, vocalist, butoh dancer and choreographer
based in Lyon, France.
Her work has been widely played on French
national radio, diffused at the GRM (Présences électro-
nique, 2012), and commended at Metamorphose in
Brussels in 2008…

PRESS, by Ed Pinsent - www.thesoundprojector.com

"A Blue Book (WR 68) is a suite of seven pieces featuring the team-up of Lionel Marchetti and Olivier Capparos, with the the addition of Yôko Higashi on the final cut. Marchetti and Capparos impressed us in 2009 with their Equus (Grand Véhicule) on Pogus, and Marchetti has also created some fine collaborations with Higashi. Another wonderful set here, making use of Marchetti’s characteristic voice elements that are recorded and chosen with the judicious care of a micro-surgeon, then played back in layered, quiet-volume strategies that make them almost subliminal. The title track is a Capparos solo work, and he vouchsafes unto us that it’s “one of his memory books”; a gorgeous and dream-like world is spun for 19 minutes where reality and memories just seem to fold into one another in constantly-changing tableaux and vignettes. There’s also his restrained and melancholy String Quartet work entitled ‘Tenebrae’, and ‘A Short Story’ realised by all three artistes, another sad work of impossible surrealist beauty performed with synthesizers and voices, and making use of an early (1860) recording of a woman singing ‘Au Clair De La Lune’. What a fitting soundtrack this would make to Rabbit’s Moon by Kenneth Anger. Fantastic, essential release."
Ed Pinsent


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]


released May 7, 2009


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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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