Gentle electronics – Jean-Luc Fafchamps

15 Jun 2015

AUDIO CD
Beth/Veth 2012 48’48
for Piano, Metallic Percussion and Electronic Installation.
perfomred by Stephane Ginsburgh (piano and percussion)

DVD
Street Music for Plugged Viola 2009
a movie by Manon de Boer with Vincent Royer (viola) 30’38
medium intended of a dvd drive

In the pieces featured on this record, I have chosen simple electronic means – the kind that are commonplace, accessible, cheap, and easy to use – and I put them to work in a mostly-theatrical way: a situation of representation, one that is unique, new, and creative, where the focus lies in esthetics and poetics instead of in technological prowess. An imagination of otherness, where you don’t know anymore whether the other is the soundworld produced out of time in the ‘black box’ of electronics or the musician – or even the instrument itself – pushed away, alienated, lost, despite the fact that there appears to be evidence of his/her/its
physical presence.



Gentle electronics – Jean-Luc Fafchamps
from Vincent Royer.