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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Editions Piednu PNO117
Release Year: 2018
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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Jrme Noetinger, tape recorder Revox B77, microphones, radios, objects, synthesizer Korg MS20, piano frame
Recorded January 2017 at PiedNu, Le Havre, by Emmanuel Lalande. Edited and mixed June 2017. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, September 2017.
All the pieces on this CD were realised on one or two Revox B77s and recorded directly to hard disc. They represent a panorama of my practice on a range of devices (reel-to-reel tape recorders, contact microphones, radios, small electronics, voice and microphone, pick-up microphones, objects...).
I discovered the reel-to-reel tape recorder in 1983 and started to work with it on arriving in Grenoble in 1986 in the studios of COREAM (cole de musique de Fontaine). Initially used principally as a player to reproduce pre-recorded sounds, the tape recorder became my instrument.
I use it with loops to play with repetitions, delay and accumulations. Or with spools, taking off the pinch roller to manually control the speed. The magnetic tape a surface of inscription of a sound being made is a malleable support, where crayonns, scratches and magnetisation excite the polarisation of the magnetic particles.
The possibilities of reinjection, that is, recording from the left channel to the right while at the same time from the right to the left, simultaneously controlling the speed, transforms this tape recorder into a sound generator. JN