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LA CASA, ERIC - Paris Quotidien

Format: CD & book
Label & Cat.Number: Swarming
Release Year: 2017
Note: very different from the typical "tourist" Paris sounds, ERIC LA CASA has recorded environmental sounds outside his window and from the building & area where he lives in Paris, the listening of an inhabitant..."The 3 long tracks progress as an intimate and fascinating dive into a narrative recollection of the daily sounds that collectively form the audio signature of one's habitation.." [Mechanoise Labs] - deluxe editon which comes with a 60 page full colour booklet with photos and texts
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"On his latest self-released work, soundscape artist Eric La Casa willfully restricts his field recording methodology to his immediate surroundings, namely the inside of his Paris apartment and all the sounds emanating from within it and outside of its windows.

From the wider angle level of street noises, nearby construction and passing cars to the microscopic perception of electric interference, vacuum motors and ventilation system hums, "Paris Quotidien" is much richer in texture and variety than the initial domestic scope would imply. The 3 long tracks progress as an intimate and fascinating dive into a narrative recollection of the daily sounds that collectively form the audio signature of one's habitation, far from the fatigued stereotypical sonic portraits of Paris.
CD, Deluxe CD book, 60 pages with text in French and English + color photos" [Mechanoise Labs]




Between a temporary inventory and a musical documentary of an ordinary environment.
Excerpt from the booklet : Inhabiting : A story of an ordinary environment. In contrast to a virtual address (email) what is the significance of living here at this address, in this building, said to relate to my existence, to my life, in this time of listening?
Living in Paris. When we raise questions about sound in or of Paris the archives generally provide a series of motifs that depict typologies of wholly stereotypical events: the metro, the bells of Notre Dame, la Place de Ltoile, waiters in the caf, etc. Like many Parisians my daily environment is the object of no representation found in these sound librairies. My premise therefore involves an exit from these emblematic constructions, from these commonplaces that participate in the major historical accounts of Paris. Starting with only my immediate environment, one which possesses weak symbolic value, my project is to explore its sounds from my apartments windows. It represents a kind of temporary and deeply localized inventory that, when given a narrative form, solidifies the impression of my listening, which is the listening of an inhabitant.
Recordings : January 2013 - March 2015. Editing and mixing : January - November 2016. CD audio + 60 pages booklet with French / English texts + 52 photos." [label info]