Ensemble 0 - Elpmas Revisited (composed by Moondog)

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    'ELPMAS' (MOONDOG) REVISITED

    Auteurs : Gwénola Carrère Bonnefrite Laurent Bourlaud Vincent Fortemps Juliette Léveillé Etienne Beck Guillaume Trouillard Soia
    Écrivains : Amaury Cornut Guy-Marc Hinant Camille Escoubet Blandine Rinkel Patrick Gyger
    Couverture : Gérald Fleury
    Maquette : Pipocolor
    Correction & Traduction : Stéphane Corcoral & Kate Fletcher Photogravure : Escourbiac
    Ensemble 0 :

    Stéphane Garin : bombo, marimba, xylophone, co-directeur artistique Joël Mérah : banjo, cithare, arrangements, directeur artistique Julien Garin : bombo, marimba, glockenspiel

    Amélie Grould : marimba, xylophone, ûte

    Julien Pontvianne : saxophones ténor & baryton, clarinette Vincent Malassis : électronique

    Macadam Ensemble : Christophe Gautier : basse Vincent Lièvre-Picard : ténor
    Ryan Veillet : ténor
    Etienne Ferchaud : chef de chœur (Suite Equestria, Fujiyama 2, The Message)

    Vanille Fiaux et Jonathan Seilman : chant (Westward Ho!, Fujiyama 2)

    Tomoko Sauvage : voix (Fujiyama 2)

    Barbara Hünninger : Dessus de viole, viole de gambe (Westward Ho!, Fujiyama 2)

    Aude Guillevin : Picolo (Bird of Paradise)

    Rodolphe Alexis : Field recording
    (Marimba Mondo 1 – The Rain Forest, Marimba Mondo 2 – Seascape of the Whales, Fujiyama 2)

    Benjamin Maumus : enregistrement des instruments Lucas Pizzini : enregistrement des voixDavid Chalmin et Joël Merah : mixage
    Uwe Teichert : mastering

    Enregistré à l’Auditorium du Conservatoire de Carcassonne et au GMEA - Centre National de Création Musicale d’Albi-Tarn.

    Sur une idée d’Amaury Cornut & Julien Courquin.

    Projet créé au lieu unique, Scène Nationale de Nantes avec le soutien de la Centrifugeuse, Pau.

    → Tracklisting :

    A
    01. WIND RIVER POWWOW (7:10) Arapa - host
    Arapa - home
    Arapa - hope
    02. WESTWARD HO! (6:04)
    Ship at Sea
    Prairie Schooners On The Oregon Trial

    B
    03. SUITE EQUESTRIA (Trail versus Road and Rail) (7:25) The Horse
    The Wheel
    The Motor
    04. MARIMBA MONDO 1 - THE RAIN FOREST (5:28)

    C
    05. FUJIYAMA 1 (instr.) (4:34) 06. BIRD OF PARADISE (3:13) 07. FUJIYAMA 2 (Lovesong) (5:14)

    D
    08. MARIMBA MONDO 2 - SEASCAPE OF THE WHALES (5:43) 09. THE MESSAGE (a capella male chorus) (1:01)
    10. INTRODUCTION and OVERTONE CONTINUUM (6:20) 11. COSMIC MEDITATION (∞)

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LOUIS THOMAS HARDIN ALIAS MOONDOG :

Louis Thomas Hardin, 1916 (Kansas, USA) – 1999 (Munster, Ger.) is without doubt one of the most peculiar composers of this 2Oth century he travelled throughout. A visionary blind man, a symphonist hobo and an unknown legend, he is the architect of a unique and extensive body of work in which Plain Indians-inspired jazz, contrapuntal composing borrowed from J.S. Bach and a science of melody mingle, a work which has fascinated the world of pop

ELPMAS :

Produced by Andi Toma (Mouse on Mars) and released at the beginning of the 90’s, elpmas is a genuine concept-album which uses the woody tones of the marimbas, numerous field-recordings and borrowings from Japanese musical forms to sketch an ode to nature and a manifesto against the ill-treatment of the aboriginal peoples. Twenty-five years later, this message is still awfully relevant. Read backwards, the title of the album is ‘’sample’’, evoking the sound material commonly used in electronic music. To shape the album, Moondog sampled the entire range of a marimba, note after note, used sound recordings of natural environments and different sound treatments and loops, all with the help of a ‘’computer’’. Moondog was indeed convinced that this tool only could help him reproduce the complex and tangled latticework he had in mind. Thus, elpmas has only existed within the studio. The (re)interpretation proposed by ensemble 0 convenes on stage the organic warmth of real marimba bars, the analog tape of a Revox to play the field-recordings, the voices of today intertwined with the ghosts of the past through the use of certain original sound materials (such as the viola) recorded in 1991 to revive a music that borrows widely from the Native American pow wows.

ENSEMBLE 0 :

Created in 2004, ensemble 0 is a multifaceted group and performs the compositions of its members as well as pieces from other composers. The group works with numerous regular collaborators and guests, and is thus able to change, expand or reduce its line-up at will on a project-by-project basis. Ensemble 0 performed in several European countries (France, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany) and in Asia (Japan, Taiwan).

Elpmas revisited :

- performed by ensemble 0 : Stéphane Garin, Joël Mérah, Julien Garin, Amélie Grould, Julien Pontvianne, Vincent Malassis.
- with ensemble Macadam, Vanille Fiaux & Jonathan Seilman, Tomoko Sauvage, Barabara Hünninger, Aude Guillevin, Rodolphe Alexis as special guest.
- Illustrated by Gwénola Carrère, Étienne Beck, Guillaume Trouillard, Juliette Léveillé, Bonnefrite, Soia, Vincent Fortemps, Laurent Bourlaud.
- texts by Amaury Cornut, Patrick Gyger, Guy Marc Hinant, Blandine Rinkel.
- recorded at Auditorium du Conservatoire de Carcassonne and GMEA Centre National de Création Musicale d'Albi-Tarn.

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released November 9, 2018

Co-released by Murailles Music [MM022], Ici d'ailleurs [IDA137] & Super Loto Editions [Collection Limbo]

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