thierry de mey

Pièces électroniques: scies, bonds, empreintes

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Second opus by the composer Thierry De Mey, more based on electronic support and percussions.
Published in 2004.

Thierry De Mey is a composer and filmmaker. Much of his musical output is written for dance and film. For choreographers, he works as a composer and also a collaborator in the conception of "formal strategies." His main productions and works are Rosas danst Rosas (choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker); What the body does not remember and Les Porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles (choreographies by Wim Vandekeybus), Musique de table, Poses, Frisking pour percussions, and several ensemble pieces for Maximalist! And Ictus. He has been a guest at the Brussels University, the Montpellier Festival, Musica, IRCAM... Almost 10 years ago, Sub Rosa released his first opus: 'Undo' (SR39). A love of music, rigorous work ethics and a natural gift for disorderliness are what define him; he loves Jimi Hendrix and Paul Valéry, topology, he is also a specialist on mushrooms. Composer of both rhythmical and lyrical music, a supporter of the "back to feeling" movement, through his latest works he builds a bridge between contemporary music and the electronic scene.

Exploring the 5 Works- notes by Thierry De Mey.

1. Silver
The sound material consists of sampled percussion on unorthodox instruments: steel strings several meters long tightened over electric guitar pick-ups, bowed bronze rods, mirrors, tissue paper drums, etc.

2. Proximités
The Italian choreographer Manuela Rastaldi has developed a unique form of virtuosity: the dancers draw their quick movement sequences inches from each other, without ever making contact...

3. Elastique
Where, through a voluntary act of withdrawal, a form of Arte Povera in approaching composition, the piece uses only extremely restricted material produced on a lo-tech "instrument": a rubber band of a few meters long, stretched over two mikes... Explorations out of the usual paths, where the logical development of computer tools has led us inexorably.

4. Landscape 1,2,3,4
Long sonic drifts, so that the "window" of attention (aural or otherwise) can let go of its stubborn anchor points in favour of a meditative mode of perception: the sonic landscape unfolding almost without any intrusive intervention from the conscience. Some things you can think well about only on a train...

5. Water
For six percussionists (double set of cow bells, crotales resonating and oscillating on tympani, water drum, whips, ...), sampled percussion, cello and electronics. Ictus Ensemble: Georges Elie Octors, conductor.




01 Silver 15:32
02 Proximities 5:23
03 Elastique 3:57
04 Landscape 1 11:03
05 Landscape 2 7:55
06 Landscape 3 6:47
07 Landscape 4 13:23
08 Water 6:26