Tapage nocturne (podcast) avec J-J.Birgé

Listen to a podcast on Jean-Jacques Birgé recorded for Tapage Nocturne on France Musique on November 2 2017.


With him (keyboard...) in Studio 107 of Radio France Antonin-Tri Hoang (reeds, piano) and Samuel Ber (percussion). Radio show and interview by Bruno Letort. Playlist.

Lectures, exhibition...

- On October 13, Jean-Jacques Birgé will show creative applications Boum! and USA 1968 deux enfants at Demain 3 (Books and Digital), Festival Maintenant in Rennes.
- On October 17, opening of the exhibition Special effects, Steel the Scene! at Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, for which he has composed original music and sound design with Sacha Gattino.
- On October 20 at FGO Barbara, conference 100 years of electronic music with Eva Peel, Alain Ho, Samy El Zobo, Kat Quint, Ygal Ohayon and Ben Osborne.
- On October 25, he is invited by Lucas de Geyter at Cirque Électrique (Paris) to read Bureau de tabac by F. Pessoa to celebrate Retour vers le Futur - Octobre 1917 with Guillaume Fafiotte, Jean-Marc Hérouin, Jacques Pieiller and Rise, People Rise!

El Strøm ELECTED Citizen Jazz

Franpi Barriaux writes a beautiful article on Long Time No Sea on Citizen Jazz... So cool!

El Strøm on Top 10 by Nicolaou (Les Inrocks)

Louis-Julien Nicolaou (Les Inrocks) cites CD Long Time No Sea by trio EL STRØM on his Top 10 of the first six months (June 15 2017).

DDD publishes 4 remix of L'homme à la caméra

1895, 1929, 1973, 1984, 1999, 2014, 2017,
so many landmarks to give birth to this beautiful object!
The French label DDD publishes 4 remix of the album L'homme à la caméra by Un Drame Musical Instantané on a  transparent LP sold together with the original LP (pressed in 1984). New Yorker Jorge VELEZ aka Professor Genius, Australian Dro Carey aka Tuff SHERM, Polish Eltron JOHN and famous Thurston MOORE participated in this crazy project.
Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) had been recording 7/11 en 1999, but it remained unissued until now. More recently Xavier Ehretsmann ordered the three other remix.
In October 2014, English magazine WIRE had published Eltron John's piece on CD Below The Radar Special Edition: The Dream, compilation of experimental and electronic music put together by the Kraków Unsound Festival.
The transparency of the REMIX LP shows the original cover by UN D.M.I. where one can see a picture of the film by Dziga VERTOV and the 15 members of Un D.M.I.'s ochestra at Théâtre Déjazet on January 14th 1984. There's only a round sticker with the name of the four remixers. Coline Malivel artwork is inspired by a dia from the light-show L'Œuf Hyaloïde cofounded by Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ, extract from the Light-Book printed by Imprimerie Union in 1973.

Boum!, Digital EHON Award

Our interactive application Boum ! receives Special Jury Prize at 5th Digital Ehon Awards.
French article with special animation film ent to Tokyo !

Bernado Birgé Edsjö, new album online

DÉFIS DE PRONONCIATION, 71st album exclusively online, 10 pieces free to listen and download... With Sophie Bernado (vocals, bassoon), Linda Edsjö (vocals, vibraphone, drums), Jean-Jacques Birgé (keyboard, Tenori-on, etc.). Recorded at Le Triton on May 12 2017, mixed on the 18th by JJB. The themes of the two last pieces were suggested by people in the audience. Five videos from the show on YouTube, filmed by Françoise Romand and edited by JJB.

3 reactions about CD by EL STRØM

Robert Wyatt : "Terrific CD"
Jean Rochard in natomusic
Louis-Julien Nicolaou in Les Inrocks

May 12 2017 - concert

Défauts de prononciation with Sophie BERNADO (bassoon, vocals), Linda EDSJÖ (vibraphone, percussion, vocals), Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ (keyboards, machines, etc.), Le Triton, 11bis rue du coq français, 93260 Les Lilas www.letriton.com

Le CD d'El Strøm est enfin là

Birgitte Lyregaard - vocals
Sacha Gattino - sampler, percussion, zither, harmonicas, jaw-harps
Jean-Jacques Birgé - Theremin, Tenori-on, Mascarade Machine, keyboards, reeds, harmonicas, jaw harps
Sound Castles / Contretemps / Frygt / Mécaniques cantiques / Radio Sandwich / Dark Waters / This Paris / Lover Man / Long Time No Sea
Long Time No Sea is the first new CD by Jean-Jacques Birgé since 1998 (Un Drame Musical Instantané's Machiavel). For the last 10 years GRRR has published 70 unissued albums on drame.org, but all exclusively online, virtual objects free to listen or download!
To present these 77 minutes, Étienne Mineur has designed a fantastic cover and libretto playing with videoprojectors and reflective materials. He has integrated drawings by Grandville from 1844 and even another one from 1774, all belonging to Sacha Gattino's own collection. By the way it's also Sacha's first CD.
Website of EL STRØM

Birgé - March 16 - London

→ Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ, solo concert Thursday night London 7 p.m.
(Free Entry but you must register for a ticket)
French Touch - An exhibition of French electronic music
Red Gallery/Kamio Bar, 1-3 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DT
from March 16 to April 9 2017.
The night begins with an extremely rare UK live performance in the Kamio Bar by French electronic pioneer Jean-Jacques Birgé and an exclusive showing of film Paris/ Berlin: 20 Years of Underground Techno directed by Amélie Ravalec.
Panel Discussion: Olivier Degorce (Photographer), Edouard Hartigan (Photographer), Stephane Jourdain (Photographer), Jean-Jacques Birgé (musician and composer), Sammy El Zobo (Director, Chateau Peché Festival, France), Professor Martin James (Solent University), David McKenna (French Music Export Office), host Ben Osborne (Noise of Art), also in attendance Johann Bouché-Pillon (Photographer and artist) and Etienne Castelle (Director, Chateau Peché Festival, France)...

Birgé on MixMag

The magazine MixMag publishes 15 pictures among which Jean-Jacques Birgé in 1975 witgh his ARP 2600 about the exhibition VOYAGE DANS LE PAYSAGE ÉLECTRONIQUE FRANÇAIS at Red Gallery/Kamio Bar, London EC2A 3DT from March 16 to April 9. The exhibition visits Jack In A Box festival (July) and Château Perché festival (August 4 to 6) before Paris and elsewhere later this year, and then the US in 2018. "Jean-Jacques Birgé, pictured here in concert in 1975, started making electronic music in 1965 when he was 13 years old. On the avant-garde experimental wing of electronic music, his music deconstructs jazz, rock, classical and many other genres."
LONDON SOLO CONCERT, March 16 2017

Rideau ! at last on CD

Rideau! is available on CD on Klang Galerie, an Austrian labl. It was Un Drame Musical Instantané's second album, originally released in 1980 on the group's own GRRR label. Since its creation in 1976, featuring Jean-Jacques Birgé, Bernard Vitet and Francis Gorgé, the group has decided to promote collective musical creation, co-signing their albums, which they consider as artworks in themselves, or their live shows which they try to renew every time they play. Un Drame borrowed their sources from rock (synthetizer player Birgé and guitarist Gorgé, both authors of the album, Défense de); jazz (trumpeter Vitet who founded the first free jazz band in France, together with François Tusques, as well as Michel Portal who played with many American and European jazzmen); classical modern music; as well as movies or world news; they were the first in France to give a new impetus to live music on silent films. Birgé and Gorgé also recorded a duo album that was mentioned on the infamous Nurse With Wound list, Défense de. On Rideau!, you will hear their wild mix of styles, a very original, unclassifiable, inventive music, which drifts from jazz to electronic music and contemporary music. Remastered in 2016 and with a lot of bonus tracks (75 minutes instead of 40), amongst them the track that appeared on United Dairies' compilation album In Fractured Silence for the first time in its full length! Track list: 1. M'enfin 2. Rideau! 3. La critique 4. Pas besoin d'espérer pour entreprendre ni de réussir pour persévérer 5. Tunnel sous la Manche 6. La peur du vide 7. Légitime défense 8. Le directeur paiera pour ses crimes
ALL ON FRENCH BLOG...

Birgé's new writings

Besides drame.org and Mediapart, Jean-Jacques Birgé writes articles for other publications as La Revue du Cube (Le sens de la vie), Citizen Jazz which celebrates its 15th Anniversary on Internet but for real this time (Cent soleils), le Cahier de l'Herne on/with Michel Houellebecq (Établissement d'un ciel d'alternance), as the most recent...

Birgé, new member of Controlled Bleeding ?

Jean-Jacques Birgé should become a member of New York group Controlled Bleeding led by Paul Lemos for their next album... Read (in French) : Mon remix de Controlled Bleeding accélère sur le Blog !

Podcast webSYNradio still available

Jean-Jacques Birgé proposes a playlist from 1975 to 1999 (incl. a 2016 bonus), 18 unissued pieces on Internet, even on drame.org !
http://synradio.fr/jean-jacques-birge-sur-websynradio/

Swing Passions, new CD
by Michèle Buirette


Michèle Buirette wrote original texts inspired by melodies by Gus Viseur, Jo Privat, Tony Murena, Django Reinhardt, Sonny Rollins... It's a refreshing adaptation of the famous jazzmusette. Michèle sings and plays accordion, with Hervé Legeay and Max Robin on guitars, Moïra Montier-Dauriac on double-bass, Elisabeth Keledjian on drums, Linda Edsjö on percussion, Lucien Alfonso on violin, Antonin-Tri Hoang on clarinet and sax alto...
Swing Passions, issue on September 23 2016.

Harpon live in Arles

August 1 2016... Three unissued pieces at 30th anniversary of Phonurgia Nova: Hypnotik, Insomnie, Rewind... Amandine Casadamont (decks) and Jean-Jacques Birgé (keyboard, electronics and acoustics)...

Harpon live at Silencio Club, new album
free to listen and download...

Jean-Jacques Birgé plays crazy uptodate machines as well as the oldest instruments of the world while Amandine Casadamont is 100% vinyl... We need so much to keep on dreaming. Recorded in Paris on June 30 at the club designed by David Lynch, HARPON's new album is online...

Avant Toute, new LP by Birgé-Gorgé

For those aware of it, Jean-Jacques Birgé and Francis Gorgé’s lone LP Défense De  (1975) is legendary. An uncategorizable gem from the French avant-garde, laying somewhere between Prog, Free-Jazz, and the efforts of Groupe de Recherches Musicales. It’s a sonic head fuck, and easily one of the most challenging records of the era. Few people know that prior to its sessions, the pair had entered the studio once before. We now find the result before us. I’m a big fan of Souffle Continu. For many years the record shop has been one of my first stops when I arrive in Paris. More recently they have expanded their efforts with a record label profiling wonderful and neglected gems from the French avant-garde. I discuss a few here, for those who want to explore their fantastic efforts further. Avant Toute falls elegantly into the tradition that the label has been dedicating itself to – strange, difficult, and exciting works that often failed to land a receptive audience the first time around. For those aware of Défense De, the territory charted within Avant Toute will be reasonably familiar, falling somewhere between the references I mentioned above. Though I have a strong affection for the earlier release, I find myself enjoying the pair’s efforts more in this realization. This may be because it skirts further into more explicitly avant-garde territory, and feels harder to pin down. It’s impossible to place within any era. If I knew nothing about it and was asked when it was recorded, I couldn’t tell if you it was from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, or yesterday. The one thing I wouldn’t venture is the 70’s. It stands outside of time. At moments sounding like an obscure modular synth gem from GRM, at others  flirting with pure noise and considered cacophony. It’s unlike anything I can call to mind (with the obvious exception of Défense De). I never like describing a record in detail, especially when you can listen to it yourself. Who wants to spoil a surprise? In this case, I’m not sure that I can. This is not a record for the faint of heart. It might even hurt a seasoned fan of avant-garde music. For those willing to put in the work, it’s a record full of rewards, furthering Souffle Continu’s already astounding body of work. You can listen below or pick it up from the shop if you’re in Paris, or order it directly from them, or Soundohm if you are in Europe, from Forced Exposure if you’re in the States, or from your local record shop. Get it before it goes, and climb on for a wild ride. (Bradford Bailey)
French BLOG + All pieces from AVAN TOUTE on SoundCloud + live concert at Souffle Continu by Jean-Jacques Birgé and Francis Gorgé on June 9

Podcast France Culture by Birgé-Casadamont

Interview and live unissued track called 47 mars. The podcast of radio show Supersonic by Thomas Baumgartner with Amandine Casadamont and Jean-Jacques Birgé recorded on April 16 2016 is on air on France Culture.
Article on French Blog

Duet with Amandine Casadamont online

Fantastic meeting with sound artist Amandine Casadamont. Recorded on the morning of March 28 2016, on line the same day in the evening, these improvisations with Jean-Jacques Birgé are at once an hörspiel and a musical drama. Free to listen and download as usual on drame.org, Harpon will please anyone who loves cinema for the ears.
Article on French Blog

P.S.: Saturday April 16 at 11 p.m. Amandine and Jean-Jacques will play at Thomas Baumgartner's Supersonic radio show on France Culture...

BIRGÉ with BUMCELLO is on line

One hour and a half of the concert Entrechats recorded at Le Triton, Les Lilas, is free to listen or download on drame.org !
On January 29 2016 Jean-Jacques Birgé invited Cyril Atef (drums, vocals) et Vincent Segal (cello)...

Application Boum ! at Bologna and CTR

Appication Boum !, published by Les inéditeurs for iOS et Android, has received Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award Special Mention 2016. Mikael Cixous wrote the story and drew all illustrations while Jean-Jacques Birgé has composed sound and music.
Boum ! gets also the Editor's Choice Award de Children's Technology Review...

Grand Palais, Palais de Tokyo, Cité des Sciences...

You may meet Jean-Jacques Birgé in Paris museums this semester.
Sacha Gattino and him signed the sound design of the exhibition Darwin L'original at La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (until July 31 2016).
Birgé composes the musical visit of the exhibition Carambolages imagined by Jean Hubert Martin (Les Magiciens de la Terre, Africa Remix, Dali, Le Théâtre du Monde, Le Maroc contemporain...) at Le Grand Palais. Visitors with a smartphone (iOS or Android) and headphones can follow the 27 stations in sound and music!
(March 2 - July 4 2016)
Michel Houellebecq asked also Birgé to participate to his exhibition Rester vivant at Le Palais de Tokyo (June 23 - September 12 2016).

BIRGÉ invites BUMCELLO

Entrechats on January 29 2016, Le Triton, Les Lilas
Birgé invites Cyril Atef (percussion) and Vincent Segal (cello)
P.S.: recording to be published in March!

NEW ALBUM: BIRGÉ-CONTET-HOANG

Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard 2 recorded live at Le Triton, Les Lilas, on November 12 2015 - Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ invited Pascal CONTET (accordion) et Antonin-Tri HOANG (alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet)

ARLEQUIN IS ONLINE and FREE

New album recorded on October 19 2015 at Studio GRRR
with Sophie BERNADO (bassoon, vocals), Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ (keyboard, misc.) and Linda EDSJÖ (vibraphone, percussion)

BIRGÉ GORGÉ from 1974 to 1976

Preparing an LP on Le Souffle Continu, Jean-Jacques Birgé has put 5 new unissued hours online of his duo with Francis Gorgé, pre-Drame period which gave "Défense de" : Around Défense de
SOUND DESIGN AND MUSIC

The game for iOS and Androïd La Famille Fantôme is available (Les Éditions Volumiques).
Jean-Jacques Birgé actually works with Sacha Gattino on the exhibition Darwin for La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris. He finishes alone Le Monde de Yo-Ho, still with Les Volumiques. He has just finished working on DundgeonMini, another iPad app, and he works with SuriCog on an experimental installation for Le Louvre Museum. He also finishes working on the sound of the métro du Grand Paris with Ruedi Baur Intégral... Other projects are running, which make September specially exciting!
RENCONTRES D'ARLES
On July 8 Jean-Jacques Birgé will play on photographies of the Prix Découverte in the Théâtre Antique.
3 NEW ALBUMS + 1 CONCERT
    

USA le complot and La peur du vide are 2 Hörspiels by Un Drame Musical Instantané for France Musique, June 1983.

    

Écarlate is a hörspiel inspired by Jean Gaudin's ballet Un Drame Musical Instantané had composed the score. It has been on air on France Culture in 1989.
Archives recently revealed a radio show by Jean-Loup Graton on France Musique with  interview by Jean-Jacques Birgé, Bernard Vitet and Francis Gorgé, extracts of Chambre noire Un Drame Musical Instantané's 15 piece orchestra, and a full recording of the score of Dziga Vertov's Man With a Camera, on October 5 1983 at Le Maillon, Festival Musica, Strasbourg.

RESURRECTION OF UDMI IN VIDÉO

11 pieces from the concert at Théâtre Berthelot, Montreuil during La semaine du Bizarre. With Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ, Francis GORGÉ, Hélène SAGE, Antonin-Tri HOANG, Hélène BASS, Francisco COSSAVELLA.
YouTube channel or separately : 1 Trop d'adénaline nuit / 2 Rideau ! / 3 À travail égal salaire égal / 4 L'Invitation au voyage / 5 L'homme à la caméra / 6 Carnage / 7 Le roi de Thulé / 8 Qui vive ? / 9 Carton / 10 Urgent Meeting / 11 Opération Blow Up

BIRGÉ HOANG FANTAZIO filmed at La Java

Tribute to Jacques Thollot on texts by Henri Michaux and Fantazio, filmed at La Java on January 4 2015 by Françoise Romand, edited by JJB
with Jean-Jacques Birgé (keyboard), Antonin-Tri Hoang (alto sax), Fantazio (vocals, double bass)
La vie dans les plis - Les Meidosems
HOMMAGE À JEAN MORIÈRES (1951-2014)

On Saturday 24 2015 at 3 p.m. Jean-Jacques Birgé participates to the concert together with Olivier Benoit, Agnès Binet, Florestan Boutin, François Cotinaud, Sylvain Kassap, Jérôme Lefebvre, Bruno Meillier, Mathilde Morières…
Conservatoire Léo Delibes, 59 rue Marthe, 92110 Clichy (entrée libre)
Réservations : hommage.jm@gmail.com
2015, already a new album
BIRGÉ COLLIGNON DESPREZ
Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard

Improvisations recorded live at Le Triton, Les Lilas,
on November 28 2014
by Médéric Collignon (vocals, cornet, electronics), Julien Desprez (guitar) and Jean-Jacques Birgé (keyboard, Tenori-on, reed trumpet, etc.).
You may also find a link to the video of each piece. For this project they are even better than the audio version:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
BIRGÉ EDSJÖ LYREGAARD
Concert filmed by Radio France

With Birgitte Lyregaard (vocals), Linda Edsjö (vibraphone, marimba, percussion) et Jean-Jacques Birgé (keyboard, electronics, reed trumpet...).
Recorded live on November 10 2014 at Studio 106, Radio France for radio show "À l'improviste" by Anne Montaron
First show of the series "Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard" : Servez-vous d'une couleur inacceptable (5'00) / Coupez une connexion vitale (4'30) / Acceptez un conseil (4'30), Résistez au changement ouvertement (4'00) / Plus sensuel (6'30) / Faites une liste exhaustive de tout ce que vous aimeriez réaliser et faites la dernière (3'30) / À quoi pensez-vous réellement là maintenant, intégrez (4'00), N'ayez pas peur des clichés (3'30) / Oubliez tout ce qui a été joué précédemment (4'30)...
Bonus : extract of the other concert at L'Atelier du Plateau!
UN DRAME MUSICAL INSTANTANÉ
Birgé, Gorgé, Sage, Hoang, Bass, Perraud Resurrection on December 12 in Montreuil

FREE ENTRANCE ON RESERVATION
01 41 72 10 35 or resa.berthelot@montreuil.fr

with

Jean-Jacques Birgé - keyboards, electronics
Francis Gorgé - guitars, electronics
Hélène Sage - flutes, vocals, idiophones
Antonin-Tri Hoang - alto sax, bass clarinet
Hélène Bass - cello
Edward Perraud - drums, electronics
Complete Program of Week of the Bizarre
Théâtre Municipal Berthelot - 6 rue Marcellin Berthelot 93100 Montreuil
Métro : Croix de Chavaux

New album :
Duo with Danish singer Birgitte Lyregaard


Totally improvised songs
Live recorded by Jean-Jacques Birgé at Studio GRRR
on Nov. 13 2014
Free to listen and download
The DIGDEEP oracle on iPad

Digdeep helps you to see more clearly by looking inside yourself. It gives you ideas for solutions, paths to choose from and answers to your questions. But you’ll only find what you put in… So take your time, concentrate on consulting the oracle, shut yourself away if needed. Be present and open to yourself.
You can archive your oracles and take notes. And if the answer you get can enlighten others, share it and send it by mail. Don’t hesitate to share your experiences on the Facebook page of the Inéditeurs, or on the AppStore (1,79 €).
BIRGE-COLLIGNON-DESPREZ
Le Triton, November 28th

A roll of the dice will never abolish chance.
Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ - keyboards, electronics
Médéric COLLIGNON - trumpet, vocals
Julien DESPREZ - guitar
BIRGE-EDSJÖ-LYREGAARD at l'Atelier du Plateau, November 15

Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles ou sur réservation.
Invitation à retirer 1/2 heure avant l'enregistrement, porte B de la Maison de Radio France.  - See more at: http://maisondelaradio.fr/evenement/emission-en-public/limproviste/duo-et-trio-dimpros#sthash.5QxTbEYQ.dpuf
Birgitte LYREGAARD (vocals), Linda EDSJÖ (vibraphone, marimba, percussion), Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ (keyboard,electronics, etc.) will perform on same principles as last Monday at Radio France, but pieces will be tootally different... Last time to listen to Birgitte Lyregaard before she goes back to Copenhaguen !
Event FaceBook

L'Atelier du Plateau, 5 rue du Plateau, 75019 Paris - 33 1 42 41 28 22
http://www.atelierduplateau.org/agenda/voir/1102
Photo © Sonia Cruchon
TABLEAU DE BORD
Jean-Jacques Birgé et Edward Perraud participate to La Saab-o-phonie Party organized by Phonurgia Nova for 27th Festival Les Instants Vidéo in Marseille, La Friche Belle de Mai, Cartonnerie, Nov. 8 to 11… Get in the car!
BIRGE-EDSJÖ-LYREGAARD at Radio France

November 10 2014 at 7 p.m. Gate B Studio 106
December 13 at 11.30 p.m. on France Musique
for À l'improviste by Anne Montaron.
Program :
Duo Joëlle Léandre (double bass) and Jean-Pierre Drouet (percussion)
Trio Birgitte Lyregaard (vocals), Linda Edsjö (vibraphone, marimba, percussion), Jean-Jacques Birgé (keyboard, electronics, reed trumpet)
P.S.: on November 15 at l'Atelier du Plateau, same same but different! The trio will play on the same principles, but totally different pieces...
New album: FREED @ LA JAVA

57th album free to listen or download, Freed @La Java is a live recording at La Java (Paris) during a Freed nightproduced by Xavier Ehretmann (DDD - La Source) with Birgé, solo and duo with British musicien Bass Clef.
Birgé & Bass Clef live at La Java

Première Freed de la saison ! Les artistes techno du moment rencontrent les meilleurs improvisateurs de la capitale…
Pour ce Jeudi 9 octobre à Minuit, le label DDD (La Source) invite le londonien BASS CLEF (PAN / Punch Drunk - UK). Après avoir touché les cercles expérimentaux d'outre-Manche, il s'est illustré avec l’album Reeling Skullways, meilleur album de l'année 2012 selon le site Juno.
Face à lui : JEAN-JACQUES BIRGÉ (GRRR / UNITED DAIRIES / DDD - FR), moteur du groupe Un Drame Musical Instantané (bientôt des remix sur le label DDD).
THE HUSTLER (DDD / La Source / Rinse France) terminera la soirée par un DJ set.
▸minuit à l'aube
BIRGÉ - AUTUMN CONCERTS
October 9 at Midnight - TECHNO with Bass Clef
La Source at La Java
November 15 + 28 UN COUP DE DÉS JAMAIS N'ABOLIRA LE HASARD
on 15th at l'Atelier du Plateau
with Birgitte Lyreggard and Linda Edsjö
on 28th at Le Triton
with Médéric Collignon and Julien Desprez
December 12 - UN DRAME MUSICAL INSTANTANÉ
come back with Francis Gorgé, 
Hélène Sage plus Antonin-Tri Hoang, 
Edward Perraud...
Studio Berthelot, Montreuil
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 €
 
USA 1968 DEUX ENFANTS

Second novel by Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ is now available on iTunes! Published by LES INÉDITEURS exclusively for iPad.
USA 1968 deux enfants is a 240 pages novel with interactive cover, 12short movies , 75 minutes of music and sound, a lot of pictures, interactive map, etc.
Two children travel through the US in 1968 as a 15 y.o. - along with his 13 y.o. sister!
 
LAISSÉS POUR COMPTE

A new album by Un Drame Musical Instantané recorded live November 13 1981 with a 16-piece orchestra, its Première at Studio Berthelot, Montreuil ! All these pieces have never been played since (guess why!), except La Lettre in 1982.
 
JEU VIDEO L'EXPO
Jean-Jacques Birgé and Sacha Gattino have done the sound design of the exhibition Jeu Vidéo L'EXPO which takes place from October 22 to April 2014 at La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris.
NEW PIECES ON RADIO DRAME
- Overprinting, back and forth work from 2004 between Paris and Tel-Aviv, with Un Drame Musical Instantané Trio (here Bernard VITET, Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ, Didier PETIT) and an Israelian trio (Vyacheslav GANELIN, Gershon WAYSERFIRER, Meidad ZAHARIA)...
- 10 improvisations, first musical meetings between Birgé and Hélène SAGE at Studio GRRR, Paris, in 1981.
- La saga des Millar, 2013 edit from elements of a music composed by Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ in 1986 for immersive show Economia directed by Michel Séméniako, at La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris (last index of this album).
- A few unissued tracks from LP L'homme à la caméra (1984)... Last index on album Ciné-Concerts.
NABAZ'MOB
The opera for 100 smart rabbits was in Orléans on Thursday November 28 during Orléanoïde!
DÉFENSE DE
Birgé Gorgé Shiroc - Reissue LP (+DVD) Défense de

(on Favni Gena in Barcelona, Wah Wah Records)
Article by Gary May on Improjazz #200 (nov/dec 2013)
REVUE DU CUBE #5
November 19, Jean-Jacques Birgé on live radio at Le Cube à Issy-les-Moulineaux with Vincent Ricordeau and Diana Filippova...
EVENING "LA SOURCE" @ LA JAVA
October 23 2013
Duo Jean-Jacques Birgé (F) and Jorge Velez aka Professor Genius (USA)
+ DJs Ron Morelli (USA) from label L.I.E.S.
and Tuff Sherm aka Dro Carey (Australia) from label TTT
Organized by Xavier Ehretsmann
from label DDD...
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?528373
https://www.facebook.com/events/317207158421389/
A tribute to BERNARD VITET who died on July 3 2013
Text by Jean-Jacques Birgé
Texts by Francis Gorgé and Dominique Meens (assez-vu)
Text by Jean Rochard (nato)
Article by Francis Marmande (Le Monde)
A Tribute-Concert will take place on September 16 at La Java (Paris) with Norbert Aboudarham, Françoise Achard, Gilbert Artman, Hélène Bass, Jac Berrocal, Elsa Birgé, Jean-Jacques Birgé, Étienne Brunet, Michèle Buirette, Geneviève Cabannes, Jean-Louis Chautemps, Denis Colin, Benoît Delbecq, Dominique Fonfrède, Jean-Brice Godet, Francis Gorgé, Antonin-Tri Hoang, Isabel Juanpera, Sylvain Kassap, Eugénie Kuffler, Hervé Legeay, Noel McGhie, Dominique Meens, Jouk Minor, Claude Parle, Didier Petit, Michel Portal, Max Robin, Hélène Sage, Luc Saint-James, Christophe Salinier, Vincent Segal, Gérard Siracusa, François Tusques... (Free entrance)
The evening by Francis Marmande (Le Monde)
and by Philippe Carles sur le Blog de Jazz Magazine
76 MUSICIANS ON SUNDAY
... September 22 from midday to midnight : 76 musicians participate to the opening of the second room at Le Triton, Les Lilas. Birgé will play with cellist Vincent Segal and sax-clarinet Antonin-Tri Hoang...
RENCONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE - ARLES 2013

Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ is musical director of The Evenings of The Rencontres de la Photographie.
He has invited Hélène BRESCHAND to play harp with Hiroshi SUGIMOTO (July 2), drummer Edward PERRAUD for TRANSITION where six French and six South African photographers will compare their recent work on South Africa (July 3) and Sacha GATTINO who will play live the music he has composed for Prix Découverte (July 4).
Birgé has composed 52 minutes of Music for buses, played during the journey to Salin de Giraud for the Night of the Year. He has also chosen music for Prix Pictet (Simon NORFOLK), Prix HCB (Patrick FAIGENBAUM), Prix EPA (European Publishers Award), Thomas DEVAUX's presentation, Guy BOURDIN's exhibition...
DÉPAYSAGES CÔTÉ COURT

On June 9 ending Focus Jacques Perconte at Festival Côté Court, Ciné 104, Pantin, Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ (keyboard, electronic and acoustic instruments), Vincent SEGAL (cello, kass-kass) et Antonin-Tri HOANG (alto sax alto, bass clarinet) improvise Dépaysages on Jacques PERCONTE's film which the videast transforms in real time. The music is on line (free to listen or download).
The mixage is slightly unbalanced, due to a blind tape done by the musicians themselves!
Site Internet of the show
EXHIBITION in SEOUL, KOREA
23 films directed by Pierre Oscar Lévy for which Jean-Jacques Birgé was artistic director and music composer are exhibited in Seoul from June 12 juin to September 22 2013 at Hangaram Museum, Seoul Arts Center under the title A secret museum, a digital odysseus in painting...
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.
ANATOMY

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 and Brain. 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.
ANIMÉ

Animé 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
ÁRVORE DA VIDA

Jacques Perconte's film which for Jean-Jacques Birgé has composed music and sound is online on Vimeo (9'57) !
French article on Blog
VIDEO ARCHIVES

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 !
4 NEW ALBUMS

4 new albums (free download and radio) on this site, all recorded in 2013...
Récréation with Alexandra Grimal on tenor sax is the second volume of her collaboration with Jean-Jacques Birgé after Transformation she played on soprano... Rêves et cauchemars is the first concert of this trio at Le Triton,magical meeting of Birgé and Antonin-Tri Hoang with drummer Edward Perraud... Dépaysages is a performance where the orchestra plays live with images by video artist Jacques Perconte. Exceptionnally Birgé plays here solo during IRL Performances... The most recent album has been recorded at Seconde Nature on February 12 : Pozzallo is the premiere of Birgé and Sylvain Kassap playing on interactive images by Nicolas Clauss...
Article on Blog (Solo dépaysage and Pozzallo)
Article on Blog (Récréation)
Article on Blog (Rêves et cauchemars)
INTERVIEW

Interview of Jean-Jacques Birgé by Marion Mbemba after his lecture about the relation sound/imageat  Campus de la Fonderie de l'Image, Bagnolet, invitation by David Abouna on February 5 2013.
POZZALLO

On February 12, BIRGÉ and Sylvain KASSAP (clarinets) joined Nicolas CLAUSS (interactive images) for Festival Seconde Nature in Aix-en-Provence.
DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

Dreams and nightmares at Le Triton (Les Lilas) on January 31 2013 with Jean-Jacques BiRGÉ (keyboard, electronics), Antonin-Tri HOANG (alto sax, bass clarinet), Edward PERRAUD (drums)...
French article on Blog
Article Improjazz #193 by Gary May
BIRGÉ - HOANG - SEGAL

New album by BIRGÉ - HOANG -SEGAL Trio (free mp3 to listen and download)...
dans tous les sens du terme has been recorded at Studio GRRR on Dec. 23 2012.
Coool mood on this Sunday afternoon. Vincent SEGAL (cello) and Antonin-Tri HOANG (alto sax, bass clarinet) join Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ to improvise varaitions on the theme reprise suggested by Les Allumés du Jazz.
French article on Blog
Interactive artwork LEONARDO DA VINCI'S DREAM MACHINE for iPad2 et iPad3 is FREE on AppStore.

Created by Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ and Nicolas CLAUSS, it has been realized with Collectif Surletoit and produeced by Cité des sciences et de l'industrie. There's an English site for it!
December 2012
- on the 4th, Birgé presents Leonardo da Vinci's Dream Machine, artwork for iPad cosigned with Nicolas CLAUSS, at Divan du Monde, Paris, for *di/zaïn #3 : Ecriture(s).
- on the 5th, Clauss and Birgé present this application for iPad at Soirée Siggraph, Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, during Rencontres Start Up et Recherche.
- on the 15th, Birgé and Jacques PERCONTE present a new version of live show Dépaysages for I.R.L. Performances at Centre Mercœur, Paris.
DÉPAYSAGES 
November 18 at Rencontres Inouïes de Montreuil, quartet with Jacques PERCONTE who will be working on his film in real time!
Antonin-Tri HOANG
 (ONJ) - alto sax, bass clarinet
Vincent SEGAL (Bumcello) - cello
Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ (Un d.m.i.) - keyboard, electronics, acoustic instruments



Next show at Côté Court (Pantin) June 9
BIRGÉ and VITET have composed the music of Portée, a short film by Françoise Romand used to present Debout les docs ! 20 ans d'Addoc !, October 26-27-28 2012 at movie theater La Clef, 3 days of documentaries.
A video clip directed by Sonia CRUCHON on a music by El Strøm, Mes grelots, from album Fresh 'n Chips, "dedicated to the women who taught us how to walk".
With Danish singer Birgitte LYREGAARD, polyinstrumentist Sacha GATTINO (harmonicas, métalophone, keyboard/sampler) and Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ (reed trumpet, synthesizer, sleigh bells, jaw harps, harmonica). Images : Jean Cruchon, Florence Mourey and Sonia Cruchon who also did the editing.


Next concerts : BIRGÉ-HOANG-SEGAL on October 19 2012 a s a trio at Pannonica in Nantes / on November 18 at Rencontres Inouïes, Montreuil, on films by Jacques PERCONTE he will modify in real time (Dépaysages) !



Antonin-Tri Hoang - alto sax, bass clarinet
Vincent Segal - cello
Jean-Jacques Birgé - acoustic & electronic instruments
Nicolas CLAUSS et Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ are working on a new artwork called Leonardo da Vinci's Dream Machine on commission by La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (La Villette) for iPad. The crew features also Sonia Cruchon and Nicolas Buquet. On his side Sacha Gattino is the sound designer of Leornardo da Vinci, drawings, machines (Oct. 23 2012 to Aug. 18 2013) which to the digital application is related.

Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Denmark), July 14, at the Studenterhuset : Jean-Jacques Birgé (iPad, jaw harps) has been invited to joind the trio formed by Christian Frank (guitar), Claus Kaarsgaard (double bass), Carsten Landors (drums).
Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ is the musical director of the Evenings of the Rencontres d'Arles de la Photographie (July 3-7 2012). He has composed the music of Prix Pictet (added here as mp3 on album Applied Music), musically illustrated EPA Award and photos by Jean-Christophe BECHET. He will be on stage at the Théâtre Antique with Ève RISSER (prepared piano) on Postcards from America (Magnum), with Antonin-Tri HOANG (alto sax, bass clarinet) on Discovery Award, with Linda EDSJÖ (marimba, vibraphone) during  Elliott ERWITT's evening...
Birgé has recently performed with Vincent Segal, Antonin-Tri Hoang, Jacques Rebotier, Ève Risser, Claudia Triozzi, Sandrine Maisonneuve and 100 rabbits!
Article by Gary May about this site in ImproJazz (#185, May 2012)
BIRGÉ-HOANG-RISSER "Résistance"
On YouTube, a new video with Antonin-Tri Hoang (alto sax), Ève Risser (prepared piano, deck) and Jean-Jacques Birgé (reed trumpet, sanza, Tenori-on, jaw-harp, balloon, trumpet...) filmed by Françoise Romand at Le Triton on April 18 2012 during premiere of Le Grand Réinventaire
with Clémentine Autain as MC!
Editing by JJB. 

Trio EL STRØM gets their own site elstrom.fr
    5 songs live at Le Triton
    in video on YouTube !

   Contretemps  

   Mécaniques cantiques
   Radio Sandwich
   Frygt
   Dark Waters




Fluctuat nec mergitur

New album with Birgitte LyregaardSacha GattinoJean-Jacques Birgé

BIRGÉ - GRIMAL "Transformation"
Transformation by Birge-Grimal
  
  New album!
  improvisations 
  by Jean-Jacques Birgé
  with Alexandra Grimal
  on soprano sax,
  recorded on 4/14/2012


  French Blog 


THE SWEDENBORG ROOM
NEW AUDIO VERSION online since February 14 2012
Plus a video extract of the creation!
on January 26 2012 at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg (student night, during exhibition "Europe and the spirit world or fascination with the occult, 1750-1950")
with Birgitte Lyregaard (vocals, percussion), Linda Edsjö (vibraphone, marimba, percussion, vocals), Jean-Jacques Birgé (Theremin, Tenori-on, Mascarade Machine, flutes and reed tumpet)
2 posts (in French) : L'antichambre de Swedenborg - Le long couloir blanc
Rehearsal recording
MEHR LICHT !
Famous solo album by Bernard Vitet is now avaiable online, after aving been out of print for 30 years. The 4 original pieces from 1979 plus 2 more recent unissued pieces and a recording of Vitet's maternal grandfather.
    BIRGÉ-SEGAL
Two new pieces recorded on January 15 2012
June 9/10 2012 at La Gaîté Lyrique
NABAZ'MOB, the 100 rabbits opera is back during Festival Parizone@Dream
It's the first time our rabbits are playing in a cage. Free entrance. Way out we don't know.




JUNE 7 REVUE DE PRESSE with Jacques REBOTIER et Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ at Le Triton (Les Lilas)
MAY 26 DODECADANSE with Claudia TRIOZZI, Sandrine MAINSONNEUVE, Vincent SEGAL and Jean-Jacques BIRGÉ at Le Triton
LA CORDE À LINGE
First novel by Jean-Jacques Birgé published by publie.net, is sold 3,49€ as multiformats (streaming, PDF, Mobipocket, ePub). Introduction by François Bon.
Best (with 80 minutes de son et mosaïque d'images) on iPad.
Article on JJB's French Blog.
P.S. : sounds are also working when read on Internet (streaming) under Safari or Chrome.
MUSIC FOR FILMS
- Birgé and Segal have composed the music score of La caméra change de main, new short movie by Françoise Romand, shown as a loop at La Condition Publique, Roubaix, during exhibition Un visage, des visages where one can admire Nicolas Clauss' new installation, Terres arbitraires (January 20-March 11 2012).
- B.O., new album (free download) with Jean-Jacques Birgé (orchestra, Tenori-on, jaw harp, roar), Antonin-Tri Hoang (alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, piano) and Vincent Segal (cello), recorded on July 1/2 2011 at Studio GRRR.
Soundtrack for documentary "Un monde dans tous ses états" by Hubert Védrine directed by Pierre Oscar Lévy, on Arte TV on February 21 2012.
- Recently added, music for Pierre Morize's film, 1+1 une histoire naturelle du sexe, composed in September 2000 by Jean-Jacques Birgé with Yves Robert (trombone), Philippe Deschepper (guitar) and Éric Échampard (percussion).
Article (in French) : 1+1=O
SOUND DESIGN
Interviews (in French) with J-J.Birgé on sound design
Audio on Designers Interactifs (2009) and video on Code-source (2009), Cross-médias.fr (2008), Canal i-médias (2007) and Multi-ecran.com (2011).
Birgé and Sacha Gattino are working together on the sound of the first games/toys from Éditions Volumiques. Birgé is also working for Readiymate.
FRANCE CULTURE
Jean-Jacques Birgé on France Culture about toy-piano Michelsonne with Pascal Ayerbe et Patrice Elegoet (radio program on 11/11/11 at 11 p.m.).
Also participates to radio program Sur les docks on film director Françoise Romand, still on line.
    ARCHIVES
New archives (1972-1976) on line on unissued albums by Birgé-Gorgé Before Défense de and a few old electronic pieces (1968-1972) on Birgé's Intimacy.
NABAZ'MOB
The opera for 100 smart rabbits, composed by Jean-Jacques Birgé and Antoine Schmitt, was in Beauvais (France) from October 5 to 22. Beautiful pictures in MCD Special Edition #6 Internet of Things.
Nabaz'mob in Trondheim
OLD DATES
• Birgé (Mascarade Machine, Tenori-on, Kaossilator...) has played with Antonin-Tri Hoang (alto sax & bass clarinet) and other guests at record shop Le Souffle Continu (Paris). He also recorded a film score with Vincent Segal and Antonin-Tri Hoang.
• With Wolf Ka he has presented a short version (10 instruments) of their Symphonic Poem for 100 bicycles!
• Jean-Jacques Birgé was again musical director of the Soirées des Rencontres d'Arles de la Photographie (Théâtre Antique). With the same crew (Olivier Koechlin, Valéry Faidherbe, François Girard), he had already played that role from 2002 to 2005. Donkey Monkey played with agencies VII and Tendance Floue, cellist Erik Friedlander with photographer Mitch Epstein...
RADIO DRAME
70 new archive tapes will soon be digitilized and added to Radio Drame! Already a few concerts with silent movies (The Mysterious X by Christensen, La Passion du Christ by Zecca, The Strike by Eisenstein, several versions of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Wiene...) and radio programs...

Fantomas Fantômas, a new album from 1984:
9 concerts (10 hours) on silent movies by Louis Feuillade, recorded at Théâtre Déjazet with Jean-Jacques Birgé, Francis Gorgé, Jean Querlier, Magali Viallefond, Hélène Sage, Michèle Buirette, Bruno Girard, Marie-Noëlle Sabatelli, Patrice Petitdidier, Gérard Siracusa, Youval Micenmacher...
EL STRØM
New remasterised files on line since 04/25/2011.
Fresh 'n Chips, second album of El Strøm, a new trio featuring Danish singer Birgitte Lyregaard and polyinstumentists Sacha Gattino and Jean-Jacques Birgé, recorded on March 21 and 22 2011, is already available!
Sound Castle, first album recorded one month earlier, was online the right day it has been dreamed of and recorded!
Two hours of music, totally unissued, free, downlable, on this site.

Trio Birge-Gattino-Lyregaard

Birgé and Sacha Gattino have together composed a musical score for a film directed by Etienne Mineur for Chanel, and for Françoise Romand's last movie, Gais Gay Games (DVD available).
BIRGÉ-SEGAL
On his  blog, Peter Gabor offers a film of Saturday night concert, duet by Jean-Jacques Birgé and Vincent Segal at Le Triton, together with an audio-recording of the evening and 24 beautiful B&W pictures...
As the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on a dissecting table!
Vincent Segal - cello, crossbow, brake
Jean-Jacques Birgé - MascaradeMachine, Tenori-on, reed trumpet, flutes, etc.

Birge Segal Triton photo Gabor
REVELATIONS
Révélations, une odyssée numérique dans la peinture
at Petit Palais, Paris, for which Jean-Jacques Birgé composed the music and was artistic director on 23 films, together with Pierre Oscar Lévy who directed them (he also wrote the scripts of the 39 films of the whole collection, under Luis Belhaouari's scientific direction) received the Grand Prix Stratégies 2010, Prix des Étudiants et Prix Produit Grand Public!
Listen to 3 improvisations by Jean-Jacques Birgé and Danish singer Birgitte Lyregaard recorded on December 10 2010 at Studio GRRR...
SIX NEW UNISSUED ALBUMS
Somnambules at Le Triton, Birgé et Clauss with Pascale Labbé and Didier Petit in 2006, then with Étienne Brunet and Éric Échampard en 2007
Birgé with Donkey Monkey en 2008 !
At the Circus, circus music by Birgé and Vitet, 1994-2002
Radio shows (interviews, muical extracts, unissued pieces...), 1979-2010
Dino Buzzati (Le K and Jeune fille qui tombe, tombe... with Michael Lonsdale in a 1985 version, five years before the one with Richard Bohringer which had been nominated at Victoires de la Musique, and Le K in a live version with Daniel Laloux at Festival de Victoriaville, Québec), 1985-1991
La Tramontane, duo Jean-Jacques Birgé / Hélène Sage, Catalonia, 1982, followed by a mobile concert in Paris on June 21, 1st Music Fest!
A new version of drame.org is finally on line after its creation in 1997!
Radio Drame lets you listen to the sound universe of Jean-Jacques Birgé, Un Drame Musical Instantané and all artists on label GRRR. The Home Page offers to lesten randomly to 60 hours of unissued archives. On each album you can listen to an ordered tracklist, or track by track, and even download some 300 pieces!
The daily Blog remains in French, but the news, bios, press, etc. are also in English.
One can also order the real albums (LP, CD) !


Nabaz'mob
(site feat. videos, pictures, links...), the opera for 100 smart rabbits created with Antoine SCHMITT in May 2006 at Centre Pompidou, Paris, is shown in Lille from November 30 to December 16 2010 (Euratechnologies).

Pierre Oscar LÉVY directed 23 films among 40 of collection RÉVÉLATIONS for SAMSUNG, from masterpieces by most famous painters. I was their artistic director and composed music and sound scores, Dominique PLAYOUST was the producer, Sonia CRUCHON the assistant, Luis BELHAOUARI the historical adviser, SNARX-FX took care of all post-production (digitilization, Flame, 3D, etc.). For the exhibition RÉVÉLATIONS, une odyssée numérique dans la peinture at Petit Palais in Paris from Sept. 18 to Oct. 17, only 6 among our films are shown with their sound (Van Gogh, Giorgione, Holbein, Rembrandt, Monet, Ingres). Vincent SEGAL composed for The Grande Odalisque, I cosigned Coucher de soleil à Lavacourt with Bernard VITET and took care of the rest. 16 other films we made will be exceptionally shown without their sound at Petit Palais, while you will have access to original versions, all with sound and music, only on new large TV Samsung. We shot 2 films (Böcklin et Chardin) in 3D. 17 other pictures have been treated in atotally diffrent manner by another crew.
Free download of Machiavel, interactive video scratch created by Jean-Jacques Birgé and Antoine Schmitt in 1998!
New movie filmed December 11, 2009 on the top floor of the new offices of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
EVENING "DÉVISSÉE" @ LA JAVA
October 23
Duo Jean-Jacques Birgé (F) and Jorge Velez aka Professor Genius (US)
+ DJs Ron Morelli (GB) from label L.I.E.S. and Tuff Sherm (GB) from label TTT
Organized by Xavier Ehretsmann from label DDD...

Avant Toute, nouvel album vinyle de Birgé-Gorgé

En découvrant le pressage vinyle de notre "nouvel" album je retrouve une émotion sensorielle que j'avais perdue depuis l'avènement du CD, l'impression irréelle que nous sommes là en train de jouer, reproduction intacte de ces instants de 1974, un courant électrique circulant dans tout le corps, un frisson, ou plutôt un "free son", liberté incroyable de l'époque, l'imagination au pouvoir loin de tout revival, même si le obi, la bande de papier gris foncé qui ceinture le disque, évoque la rencontre improbable des Silver Apples et Sonny Sharrock et que ses premiers auditeurs s'emballent en citant Can, Kraftwerk ou Sun Ra...
(Tout sur le BLOG + concert au Souffle Continu de Jean-Jacques Birgé et Francis Gorgé le 9 juin à 18h30)

Harpon live at Silencio Club, new album
free to listen and download...

Jean-Jacques Birgé plays crazy uptodate machines as well as the oldest instruments of the world while Amandine Casadamont is 100% vinyl... We need so much to keep on dreaming. Recorded in Paris on June 30 at the club designed by David Lynch, HARPON's new album is online...

Harpon live at Rewind Phonurgia, Arles

August 1 2016, three unissued pieces for the 30th birthday of Phonurgia Nova: Hypnotik, Insomnie, Rewind... With Amandine Cadamont (decks) and Jean-Jacques Birgé (keyboard, electronics and acoustics)

Harpon live in Arles

Three unissued pieces for the 30th anniversary of Phonurgia Nova: Hypnotik, Insomnie, Rewind... Amandine Casadamont (decks) et Jean-Jacques Birgé (keyboard, electronics and acoustics)...

El Strøm at last on CD

Birgitte Lyregaard - vocals
Sacha Gattino - sampler, percussion, zither, harmonicas, jaw-harps
Jean-Jacques Birgé - Theremin, Tenori-on, Mascarade Machine, keyboards, reeds, harmonicas, jaw harps
Sound Castles / Contretemps / Frygt / Mécaniques cantiques / Radio Sandwich / Dark Waters / This Paris / Lover Man / Long Time No Sea
Long Time No Sea is the first new CD by Jean-Jacques Birgé since 1998 (Un Drame Musical Instantané's Machiavel). For the last 10 years GRRR has published 70 unissued albums on drame.org, but all exclusively online, virtual objects free to listen or download!
To present these 77 minutes, Étienne Mineur has designed a fantastic cover and libretto playing with videoprojectors and reflective materials. He has integrated drawings by Grandville from 1844 and even another one from 1774, all belonging to Sacha Gattino's own collection. By the way it's also Sacha's first CD.
Website of EL STRØM

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