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GUILLET, MICHEL - Behind nothing

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Ing-On 03
Release Year: 2011
Note: refined noise-compositions by this french (?) visual artists and musician, very dynamic & with lots of details & cut-ups, to discover
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Michel Guillet, visual artist and musician, bases his works on the link between identity and everyday environment through installation pieces, objects, wall-paintings and soundtracks. His work challenges existing codes of representation and subconscious perception. As a musician, he produces solo work while also collaborating regularly on different projects with contemporary choreographers such as Marco Berrettini (he composed the music of Freeze-Defreeze with Manuel Coursin, of Blitz as well as the video ..Wild History of Danse on TV..). He also composes audio environments for visual artists such as Bernard Lallemand, Laurent Moriceau and Olivier Nottellet. [label info]

The music is quite dynamic, all over the sound spectrum, with great care for details, but its also quite loud, in a noisy sense of the word. And normally I am not a big lover of noise anymore, but such works as those by Guillet are quite nice: you can hear that it is made with great care and thought, which is something that lacks in the world of true noise. Composition is something that seems of interest to Guillet, and not 'let the machines run by themselves'. Loops of sound, abstract blocks and tiny segments are placed alongside each other. A rare thing to see musique concrete using such volume (which is not even close to say Merzbow), but still with great sensitivity towards composition. Excellent discovery.
[FdW/Vital Weekly]