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Bernard Parmegiani - L'Œil écoute / Dedans-Dehors

Bernard Parmegiani

L'Œil écoute / Dedans-Dehors

Recollection GRM

Released: 23rd March 2015 | 2 track electronic album

L'oeil ecoute, 1970 (19'03) - Train de passage - Passage d'insectes - Transition - Harmoniques 1 - Signes - Harmoniques 2 - Murmurants - Alternatif From the very first moment, caught by the musical tone heard from inside a train, the trip offered by this piece, woven with different materials, triggers in us various climates able to give our imagination power over sounds: the power to guide them through our secret mazes rather than to blindly follow them like Panurge. This form of (auditory) contemplation thus attempts to enable us to lose ourselves outside our far too familiar and usual territories. Perhaps, in looking too hard, man eventually stops listening. And, as I said when creating the piece in 1970, the eye, now a solitary wanderer only has ears for what assaults it. (B.P.) Dedans-Dehors, 1977 (22'22) - En phase / hors phase - Jeux 1 - Jeux 2 - Jeux 3 - Retour de la forêt - Dedans - dehors - Metamorphose 1 - Metamorphose 2 - Lointain proche 1 - Lointain proche 2 - Lointain proche 3 - Rappel du silence When listening to the sound material, we metamorphose the inside into an outside. This notion of metamorphosis is one of the principles that leads the course of the musical suite, reflecting changes (fluid-solid passages: water/ice/fire) or movements (ebb/flow/wave, inspiration/expiration) or inside-outside passages (door/individual/crowd). Thus, the perceived object is not entirely what we would have liked it to be. Our music brings us closer to some whilst it takes us away from others: each with their own inside. (B.P.)