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Dionee (Beriault / Servant / Normand): Attrape-mouches (Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc)

Exploring the Venus Flytrap (dionée attrape-mouche) through a trio of electroacoustic improv, with the acoustic elements from Clarisse Beriault on oboe and acoustic bass and Robin Servant on accordion, bassist Éric Normand providing the electric foundation to their sly and savage improvisations, all three using electronics & effects to emulate the thigmonastic carnivore.
 

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Clarisse Beriault-oboe, acoustic bass, electronics

Robin Servant-accordion, electronics

Eric Normand-electric bass, effects


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Label: Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc
Catalog ID: TDB900060cd / microcidi029
Squidco Product Code: 32571

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock Foldover in a clear vinyl sleeve
Recorded between May and October 2021, by Sebastien Corriveau and Robin Servant.

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Exploring the Venus Flytrap (dionée attrape-mouche) through a trio of electroacoustic improv, with the acoustic elements from Clarisse Beriault on oboe and acoustic bass and Robin Servant on accordion, bassist Éric Normand providing the electric foundation to their sly and savage improvisations, all three using electronics & effects to emulate the thigmonastic carnivore.


Artist Biographies

"Clarisse Beriault Is a multidisciplinary artist based in Rimouski, QC.

A native of Montreal, Clarisse Bériault is a multidisciplinary artist working mainly in music, stage lighting, poetry and visual arts.

Her artistic approach is carried out mainly through a daily contemplation of the world around her and attention to the details that strike her, without giving importance to the emotion aroused. His research is sometimes sociological, sometimes plastic, sometimes sound, but always authentic."

-Clarisse Beriault Website (Translated by Google) (https://clarisseberiault.wixsite.com/semant/info)
2/28/2024

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"Robin Servant [Rimouski, Canada] is a musician with a passion for traditional musics, improvisation, and composition. He has worked in many traditional ensembles (Trio Salicorne, Tord-Vis, la Baratte à Beurre, la Marée montante) and also in improvised music groups (GGRIL, duo Escarbilles, Brugir). He tries to make connections between popular traditions and contemporary musics. His work is organized around 2 axes: sharing the experience and experiencing the moment. With Du souffle et de l'espace, he explores the acoustics of the places he visits by making them vibrate with his accordion and electronics."

-International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (http://improvisationinstitute.ca/workshops-conferences/camp/faculty-bios/)
2/28/2024

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"Eric Normand is an improviser, bassist, instrument designer, composer, songwriter, singer and record and concert producer. He defines himself as an epidisciplinary musician, a free electron driven by its yearning for meetings. As an improviser, he develop a personal and radical playing on a homemade electric bass equipped with mics and objects feedbacking and vibrating in small electronic devices, creating electric flux interrupted by the instrumental gesture. With this set, he prefer to play duets, with Jim Denley (flute and sax), Philippe Lauzier (bass clarinet and sax), Sébastien Cirotteau (trumpet), Pierre-Yves Martel (viola de gamba and electronic), Jean-Luc Guionnet (saxophone), in addition of several spontaneous encounters.

He also play in bands involved in a more specific musical genre as danced poetry with BABABA, instrumental theatre with Le Veau/ The Veal, songs with Les Pitounes and Éric Normand Chante and folk music with The Surruralits and RRRRoyal Canadian Free Form Folk Experience. Interested in collective creation and orchestral improvisation, he lead for seven years the GGRIL, a 15 pieces band that have worked with composers such as Evan Parker, Jean Derome, Robert Marcel Lepage and Michael Fischer. His music has been programmed by or performed in several festivals in Canada , Australia and Europe. It have also been broadcasted by Radio-Canada, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, Radio-Grenouille, and several college radio stations."

-Eric Normand 2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Musca vetustissima 6:51

2. Drosophile 5:10

3. Bombyle 5:30

4. Demoiselle aux yeux d'or 9:25

5. Tipule 4:44

6. Sarcophage 10:37

7. Pollenie 3:28

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