|Lignes is my solo work, sedimentation lines based on my experiences and projects over the past few years: how I became the musician that i am through collaborations, either long-term ones or one-time meetings.
…Lines and points.
It is also a specific work on solo, with the computer and Supercollider, used to cast and manipulate synthetic sounds within the body of the instrument.
The saxophone is set on a stand for freedom of movement. Paradoxically, it is a way of bringing it down from the high perch where tradition has put it. The instrument becomes a resonant body, not only a saxophone but also a percussion instrument, or an object that is rubbed, scratched, banged upon. It also becomes a filter for the breathing (as Stéphane Rives describes his soprano), or an acoustic filter for the synthetic sounds played inside its body – turning upside down the usual setting of electroacoustic music as here, it is the instrument that picks up and transforms the sounds provided by the computer.
…Lines of flight.
Lignes will be in residency Oct-Nov-Dec ’17 in Geneva at EOFA!