ANNE-JAMES CHATON : Evenements 09

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  • Label: Raster-Noton

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1 ticket "ticket T+ OPTILE ratp - bus tm rer dans paris t sncf - carnet - stif stif stif - 005676486 I 0803 B 14" "Poor literature," that's what French sound-poet Anne-James Chaton calls trivial workaday texts like receipts, metro tickets, newspaper headlines and so on. He has been collecting these kind of texts for years now, always on certain "evenements" -- media-related occasions which are of particular interest. Chaton converts them into music. On Raster-Noton, he releases "Evenements n° 20 to 28," which deal with, among others, the investiture of Barack Obama or Michael Jackson's death. The fragments of literature and their musical arrangement remind, due to their precision of the performance, of a human beatboxer. Chaton cuts, loops and samples the spoken texts and assembles them into staccato-like, hypnotizing tracks. The text itself is treated like an instrument; its repetition, its inner rhythms condense the song and push it. Apparently, random chosen phrases are isolated and their original message is transformed, their former simple meaning is extended.



Tracklist
1 Evenement N° 20 4:37
2 Evenement N° 21 1:37
3 Evenement N° 22 3:51
4 Evenement N° 23 4:08
5 Evenement N° 24 3:17
6 Evenement N° 25 4:24
7 Evenement N° 26 3:54
8 Evenement N° 27 4:52
9 Evenement N° 28 3:17
10 Barack Obama 0:15
11 Seme Le Trouble 0:14
12 Le Printemps De Teheran 0:14
13 Pop Is Dead 0:15
14 De L'Empire 0:15
15 Pina Bausch 0:16
16 Avoir Peur 0:15
17 Taliban 0:16
18 Sommet De Pittsburgh 0:16

Credits
Mastered By ? Benjamin Joubert
Written-by, Sounds, Read By, Adapted By [Text] ? Anne-James Chaton

Notes
Six-panel digisleeve format with 22-page booklet containing full transcriptions of the text.
Mastered at Studio Permutation, Paris, December 2010.
"Special thanks to Andy Moor (The Ex)".

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