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Foussat, Jean-Marc / Urs Leimgruber / Carlos

A remarkable journey in free improvisation and free form electroacoustic improv from the trio of Jean-Marc Foussat on synth & effected voice, Urs Leimgruber on soprano & tenor saxophones and Carlos Zingaro on violin, three masterful improvisers who employ unusual sonic palettes and remarkable technique in a carefully controlled conversation drawing on diverse styles.
 

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Jean-Marc Foussat-synth, voice

Urs Leimgruber-soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone

Carlos Zingaro-violin


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UPC: 3491570060629

Label: Fou Records
Catalog ID: FR-CD 44
Squidco Product Code: 33922

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded live at Bignac, in Charente, France, on March 22nd, 2019, by Jean-Marc Foussat.

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"Focused on the unexpected, L'Aile d'Icare intermingles electronic whooshes and oscillations with reed ands string extended techniques. On top of Foussat's wiggling wave forms and drones, Leimgruber and Zingaro do everything short of disassembling their instruments to produce original intonation. Moving among siren-like whines, staccato bites and minimalist sighs, Leimgruber faces Zingaro's arco swipes which include spiccato swipes, Jew's harp-like twangs and concentrated string buzzes. Each evolution can also be doubled by programmed electronics which also introduces field recorded footfalls and voices. By mid-point fiddle stops and squeaks coalesce into sweeping glissandi as reed peeps and tongue slaps settle into a sequence of circular breathing. Both structures evolve over a tapestry of staticky buzzing with this blunt deciphering further segmented with bell-like pealing. Despite Foussat's synthesized rumbles, the concluding sequence involves formalist reconstruction with violin expression as mellow as it is spiky and reed vibrations muted. Finally a near bugling nasal push from the saxophone and string trills are doubled by synthesizer expression until electronic squeaks signal the end.-Ken Waxman, JazzWord


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Artist Biographies

"Jean-Marc Foussat (born March 19, 1955 in Oran ) is a French composer and improvisational musician ( guitar, piano, live electronics ).

Since the mid-1970s, Foussat had belonged to groups such as Lézard Marçio, in which he contributed the sounds of concrete music with magnetic tapes. In 1981, he finished his first solo album, Abattage, which was released in 1983. In the ensemble Marteau Rouge (with the guitarist Jean-François Pauvros and the drummer Makoto Sato), he also collaborated with Evan Parker. Together with the saxophonist Sylvain Guérineau, he formed the duo Aliquid, which also appeared with Joe McPhee ( Quod, 2014). In addition to soloprograms, he also starred with Noël Akchoté / Roger Turner, Samuel Blaser, Émilie Lesbros, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Sophie Agnel, Daunik Lazro and numerous other musicians, as well as the Fortuna 21 Octet of Raymond Boni and the department of education psychique on."

-Wikipedia translated by Google (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Marc_Foussat&prev=search)
12/6/2023

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"Born Lucerne, 1952; saxophones, composer.

Urs Leimgruber has been active for many years in the areas of contemporary improvisation, composition, jazz and new music. One of his earliest associations was as a member of the electric jazz/free music group 'Om' with Christy Doran, Fredy Studer and Bobby Burri, and he later formed the 'Reflexionen' quartet with Don Friedman and Bobby Burri in New York. More recently, his own projects have included 'Ensemble Bleu', 'Xylem', e_a.sonata 02 with the ARTE saxophone quartet, as well as a long association with Fritz Hauser: as a duo with the ongoing Music for saxophone and percussion; in the Leimgruber/Roidinger/Hauser trio; a trio with Joëlle Léandre; and a trio with Marilyn Crispell. He later formed the 'quartet noir' with Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre and Fritz Hauser, a trio with Jacques Demierre and Barre Phillips and the group SIX with Jacques Demierre, Isabelle Duthoit, Charlotte Hug, Dorothea Schürch and Thomas Lehn. Urs Leimgruber has also performed extensively as a solo artist and has been involved in mixed media presentations, providing music for dance, radio plays and film.

Urs Leimgruber has undertaken concert tours in Western and Eastern Europe, USA, Canada, South America and Japan, and appeared at concerts and on recordings with such musicians as Steve Lacy, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, Joe McPhee, Lauren Newton, Michel Doneda, Keith Rowe, Günter Christmann, Sunny Murray and Günter Müller among many others."

-European Free Improv (EFI) (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/mleimgr.html)
12/6/2023

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"Carlos Zíngaro (or Carlos "Zíngaro" Alves, born 1948 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a Portuguese violinist and electronic musician active in free improvisation.

He studied classical music in Lisbon and began working with a number of leading improvisers in the mid-1970s, becoming one of the European top improvisers presently. He has worked with such musicians as Richard Teitelbaum, Joëlle Léandre, Peter Kowald, Barre Phillips, Daunik Lazro, Derek Bailey, Jon Rose, Ken Vandermark, Ken Filiano, Rodrigo Amado, Ned Rothenberg, Rüdiger Carl, Dominique Regef, Evan Parker, Annick Nozati, Theo Jörgensmann and Paul Lovens.

Zíngaro has performed at new and improvised music festivals in Europe, Asia, and North America, produced several film scores, and collaborated with dance companies.

He is also a prolific illustrator and comics author."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Zingaro)
12/6/2023

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1. L'Aile D'Icare 42:03

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