Jacques Demierre_Anouck Genthon

The duo work of Jacques Demierre, voice, and Anouck Genthon, violin, is poetic and musical. They perform pieces influenced by the European experimental sound poetry and by the vocal and instrumental poetic tuareg tradition. Both voice and violin draw on the poetic expression of speech and on the sung poetry with accompaniment by anzad (tuareg one string fiddle from Niger). Together they play a heterophonic soundscape of voice and strings, an intense and clear interweaving verbal and musical stuff, where sounds, breaths, frictions, silences, vowels and consonants trace their own way.

Recorded February 27, 2017 by Blaise Favre in Yverdon les Bains, Switzerland, mixed and mastered by Blaise Favre at Vietnet Studio, published on may 2018 by Confront Recordings, London, original compositions by Vincent Barras & Jacques Demierre reworked by Jacques Demierre & Anouck Genthon.

 

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