15 PREMIERE RECORDINGS AND UNPUBLISHED WORKS by the Greatest Composers from Bach to Bartók
A nice way to celebrate the 100th hour of our random radio, Radio Drame ! This unbeleavable treasure
features scores by Scarlatti, Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Fauré, Debussy, Satie, Ravel, Roussel, Scriabine, Bartók. In 1996, Bernard Vitet and myself spend a few months to workon a project Orson Welles would have loved. Several major companies are interested, but their law services block it every time, so the record played by 12 years old prodigy Brigitte Vée will never be issued.
7th GRRR album since the beginning of 2013, Anatomy
marks the meeting of Jean-Jacques Birgé
and virtuosis drummer Edward Perraud
. After Dreams and nightmares
, their live trio with young Antonin-Tri Hoang, Perraud suggests to Birgé to record a studio session. On April 4th, just before playing, they choose a theme which offers evident parts: Head, Neck, Hair, Breast, Navel, Sex, Legs, Ankles, Nose Mouth
. The day after, Birgé will mix, and Perraud will send the cover with one of his picture.
Perraud melts electronics in his percussion set. Birgé comes back to keyboard always searching to be more acoustic. The sound of the duo is one of an orchestra. Perfect tuning. Inside or outside the music, with or without words, both musicians did connect. The miracle of the art of sharing.
is the 6th album published by GRRR since the beginning of the year. Jean-Jacques Birgé
(keyboard), Antonin-Tri Hoang
(reeds) et Fanny Lasfargues
(bass) play 9 instantaneous compositions where glitch and slurp dare to be in C !French article on Blog
A lot have been digitalized and are now on YouTube
- films Man with a Camera
by Dziga Vertov and L'argent
by Marcel L'Herbier, the first one with Un Drame Musical Instantané's 15 piece orchestra in 1983 (1h06'
), second one by the trio in 1988 (3h14
!), two masterpieces and among the most interesting musical scores by Un D.M.I...
- show J'accuse
with Richard Bohringer as Émile Zola, singer Dominique Fonfrède, the trio Birgé-Vitet-Gorgé and a 70 piece brass orcehstra, in 1989 - only 57'
- show Zappeurs-Pompiers 2
with choreographer Lulla Chourlin, clown Guy Pannequin (Macloma) and the Drame trio in 1989 (1h16'
- concert Sarajevo Suite
with Claude Piéplu, Un D.M.I., Balanescu String Quartet, Henri Texier Azur Quintet (N.Akchoté, S.Texier, Bojan Z, T.Rabeson), Lindsay Cooper Quintet (Phil Minton, T.Bloch, D.Brodrick, G.Siracusa), Pierre Charial in 1994 (2h16
). Two extracts available: Sniper Allée
composed by Birgé and Vitet for Balanescu Quartet and Je suis une île au cœur du monde
with Piéplu, Vitet and Texier...
- the making of musical bows by Johnny Clegg
filmed by Birgé, in Johnnesburg, 1993 (16'
Finally, films by or with Jean-Jacques Birgé
, ainsi que les films with Un Drame Musical Instantané
are now listed and linked on 2 new albums !