Sebastien Branche (Insub Meta Orchestra, Miguel A. Garcia) uses the tenor saxophone as a sound source, meticulously applying extended techniques, circular breathing and the resonance of the saxophone itself during improvisation, using Supercollider software in a two-way collaboration where the instrument also transforms the sounds provided by the computer.
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Recorded at Neue Musik Leipzig, in Leipzig, German, by Sebastien Branche.
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"Sébastien plays soprano, tenor and C-melody saxophones. He got started with improvisation through workshops with musicians coming from contemporary jazz or improvised music.
Interested in perceptive phenomenons, he works mainly with sound as a material, describing himself as a "sound crafter" for an audience to listen to. His interests also extends to body and space, as he regularly confronts his practice to contemporary dance.
He plays in the saxophone duet Relentless, in duet with viola player Cyprien Busolini or electronics musician Miguel A. Garcia, in large orchestra with IMO, and regularly meets other artists, either for private sessions or performances.He also works on solo performances with tenor sax on a stand and light electronics (Lignes) or soprano saxophone and water (saxopH2One). He has played around Europe in various venues and festivals, for concerts, dance performances or soundwalks.
Sébastien taught Mathematics in high school and also gave a workshop about soundscapes there. From April 2015, he is taking a leave to devote his time to shiatsu and to his music."-Sebastien Branche Website (http://sebastienbranche.com/bio/)
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1. Lignes de Fuite I 10:35
2. Lignes de Fuite II 09:20
1. Lignes de Fuite III 16:55
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"It is raw material rather than tool. Polished metal body or beslavered tube. Just tenor sax at the end of its pilgrimage. It is sculptural object - assemblage without original function rather than a museum artefact of musical viruosity. Heavy metals flowing through the sewer from the concert hall. Small scrap dried by sunlights. Bubbling, squealing and rustling. Circular breathing - as if you have been blowing glass. Objects shaped by breath. Sebastien Branche as a sculptor and a bricolier. Sebastien plays soprano, tenor and C-melody saxophones. He got started with improvisation through workshops with musicians coming from contemporary jazz or improvised music. Interested in perceptive phenomenons, he works mainly with sound as a material, describing himself as a "sound crafter". His interests also extends to body and space, as he regularly confronts his practice to contemporary dance, soundart, through collaborations mainly with photographer Diane Martinot and music and technology, through the use of programming language Supercollider. Based in Leipzig, Germany since 2015, he is an active member of the blooming local scene."-Mappa
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