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RENCONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE D'ARLES
- Soirées 8 au 12 juillet
Jean-Jacques Birgé is musical director for the Evenings Soirées at the Théâtre Antique.
With Vincent Courtois on the 8th at the Théâtre municipal with photographer Michael Ackerman and Christian Caujolle, and on the 9th at the Théâtre Antique Edward Perraud for the Prix Découverte and Michèle Buirette for Jours de guerre by Jean-Noël Jeanneney on archives of journal Excelsior. Dominique Besson composed music for Prix Pictet. Birgé is also in charge of music for Prix EPA and closing evening.
- July 7 to end of August
Sound creation for 16 loudspeakers by Jean-Jacques Birgé at the church of Frères-Prêcheurs for the exhibition of Monuments aux Morts with Raymond Depardon and Léon Gimpel.
BIRGÉ + PERCONTE
May 24 2014 (6 to 8 p.m.) Galerie Charlot, 47 rue Charlot, Paris
LIVE SHOW with  Jacques Perconte
6 NEW ALBUMS:
2 RECENT + 4 OUT OF THE PAST

Game Bling
2014 / Remarques faites (ou subies) la tête en bas 2014 / Birgé Hôtel 1998 / Les archives de la planète 1986-90 / Brut de répondeur 1977-1989 / Improvisations 1981

BIRGÉ-RISSER-MIENNIEL
GAME BLING


15 fantastic improvisations by Jean-Jacques Birgé with Ève Risser (prepared piano) and Jocelyn Mienniel (flute, synthesizer), inspired by game Oblique Strategies conceived by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt.
Recorded by JJB on March 6 2014.

REMARQUES FAITES (OU SUBIES) LA TÊTE EN BAS


Jean-Jacques Birgé
plays music with writer Pierre Senges telling his parabolic flight on Airbus Zéro-G. Recorded live on March 23 2014 at Observatoire de l'Espace du CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales), Paris, Festival Sidération - Online YouTube

BIRGÉ-MONVOISIN-VITET-ARGUËLLES
VROD-LABARRIÈRE-SIRACUSA-HOUELLEBECQ
BIRGÉ HÔTEL


Birgé Hôtel includes 2 concerts recorded at Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, on March 12 1998 with Alain Monvosin, Jean-Jacques Birgé, Bernard Vitet, Philippe Deschepper, Steve Arguëlles, and on March 13 with Jean-Jacques Birgé, Jean-François Vrod, Hélène Labarrière, Gérard Siracusa, Bernard Vitet, Michel Houellebecq.

BIRGÉ
LES ARCHIVES DE LA PLANÈTE


Music composed by Jean-Jacques Birgé  for film archives directed by Jocelyne Leclercq for Cinémathèque Albert Kahn for which Jean-Jacques Birgé worked from 1984 to 2004, here Paris 09-31 (avec Michèle Buirette) and Japanese trilogy Bunraku, Shōwa Tennō, Deux fêtes au pays des Kami.

BIRGÉ
BRUT DE RÉPONDEUR


In 1977 answering machines were quite new in France. The whole thing is a kind of strong dramatic cut-up. For a few seconds, sometimes a few minutes, the necessity to go straight to the essential provoques short documentaries which produce the effect of fiction. Some are enigmatic, some crual, there might be an exclusive concert given for only one person... Being alone in front of a machine is like being in front a psychoanalysis! The Sofa Machine. Some will recognize some voices: Colette Magny, Lucilla Galeazzi, Tamia, André Dussollier, Franck Royon Le Mée, Bernard Parmegiani, Steve Stapleton, Laurent Bayle, Claude Tchamitchian,  Jouk Minor, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Dominique Cabrera, Bernard Eisenschitz, Jean-André Fieschi, Henry Colomer, Kent Carter, François Tusques, Henri Texier, Lindsay Cooper, Hélène Sage, etc.

BIRGÉ-SAGE
IMPROVISATIONS

10 improvisations from 1981, first musical meetings Birgé with Hélène Sage. The last piece is a trio with Francis Gorgé...

We've also added several files to existing albums such as Electra with Michèle Buirette and Laurent Jouin, multimedia show La Saga des Millar, CD-Rom Sethi et la couronne d'Égypte (index 33 à 39), two songs (index 17-18), etc.
 
3 VERY SHORT MOVIES

Jean-Jacques Birgé has composed the music of the 3 last short movies Françoise Romand has shot in the desert of Atacama in Chile : Atacama, Picos and Salar.

DREAMS & NIGHTMARES @ LA JAVA on April 14
with Birgé, Grimal, Hoang, Lasfargues, Perraud

Jean-Jacques Birgé asked every musician to tell one or two dreams they made. The orchestra will then play theses fantasies or dramas which reveal a lot about our art and our lives. They will also ask the audience to tell their own dreams and they will improvise these stories!
with
Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ - keyboard, Tenori-on, reed trumpet
Alexandra GRIMAL - soprano & ténor sax
Antonin-Tri HOANG - alto sax & bass clarinet
Fanny LASFARGUES - electroacoustic bass
Edward PERRAUD - drums & electronics
Concert organized by Futura & Marge at La Java, 105 rue du Faubourg-du-Temple 75010 Paris, 01 42 02 20 52 (Mo Belleville & Goncourt, Bus 46 & 75, Noctilien Belleville, Vélib 116 boulevard de Belleville & 2 rue du Buisson-Saint-Louis) - 10 € & 7 €
 


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