Ghédalia Tazartès

 
French cult artist with an uncompromising character who defied categorization, Ghédalia Tazartès (1947-2021) recorded alone more than 20 albums, calling his Art "Impromuz" for lack of a better term. Before the years 2000s, his public appearances remained exceptional events. Ghédalia Tazartès' music has always been a mystery. It switches from musique concrète to - existing or invented - ethnic music, from poetry to noise, or from loops and collages to sad and extremely beautiful tunes in a second, but it constantly is in flux and coherent. In 2004, Ghedalia finally decided to do live performances again. He first worked with other musicians (Les Reines d'Angleterre, David Fenech & Jac Berrocal, Norscq & Black Sifichi, Nicolas Lelièvre) then went solo for ten years. Since then Tazartes has played many shows across Europe including a show in the Patti Smith exhibition at Fondation Cartier in Paris and a cinemix to the "Haxan" silent movie in 2008. In 2018 Ghedalia decided to stop playing solo and to collaborate with other musicians again: Maya Dunietz, Rhys Chatham, Chris Corsano and Dennis Tyfus, Quentin Rollet and Jérôme Lorichon.
 
Ghédalia Tazartès - Gospel et le râteau (vinyl LP)
2022
Bisou Records
The last album, posthumous, of Ghédalia Tazartès: a melting pot of unreleased tracks which cover a large part of his career.
Ghédalia Tazartès - Gospel et le râteau (CD)
2022
Bisou Records
The last album, posthumous, of Ghédalia Tazartès: a melting pot of unreleased tracks which cover a large part of his career.
Ghédalia Tazartès - Two Men In A Boat (vinyl LP)
2021
Sub Rosa
currently out of stock
One of Ghédalia Tazartès' final recordings, with Rhys Chatham, in 2018-2019.
Ghédalia Tazartès - Quoi qu\'il en soit (book + CD)
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Bisou Records
sold out
Isabelle Magnon asked Ghédalia Tazartès to take pictures of his "Cabinet de curiosité". This book shows 40 pictures of Tazartès' objects and small installations. There is a free CD included of the only recorded performance of the trio formed by Ghédalia Tazartès, Jérôme Lorichon and Quentin Rollet.
Ghédalia Tazartès - Jeanne (CD)
2007
Vand'Œuvre / CCAM Éditions
currently out of stock
The original music composed by Ghédalia Tazartès for the theater play "Jeanne la pudeur" after Nicola Genka.


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