Unreleased rarities from Ariel Kalma's personal archives recorded in the legendary GRM's Studio 116 during the 1970's.
Born and raised in Paris, Ariel Kalma started playing the recorder and saxophone as a youth. After successive studies of Computer Science, Music and Art in Paris he performed in various concerts from middle-age music to free jazz duo. He performed and recorded with several bands (J. Higelin, R. Pinhas, NYL, G. Scornic, Baden Powell…). After learning circular breathing on soprano sax, Ariel Kalma could include those endless notes into his own long-delay-effect system, dual Revox set-up and two tape machines "chained" together.
In France during the mid-1970s, Kalma was staffed as a recording assistant at legendary Groupe de Recherches Musicales (INA GRM) studios, where he recorded some of his compositions in the Studio 116; the same music "concrete" laboratory that spawned masterpieces by members Luc Ferrari
and Bernard Parmegiani
Between avant-garde, contemporary music, ambient and new age, Ariel Kalma uses rhythms, melodies and grooves from various cultures, ambient atmospheres, modal music, native instruments and nature. He mixes traditional sounds with modern arrangements, use electronica and special effects, play circular breathing on winds and didgeridoo, create original sounds from synthesizers. Ariel Kalma's music is a synthesis of East and West, classical and jazzy elements. This synthesis is simple and natural, dissolving contradictions by themselves.
Since 1975, Ariel Kalma published several vinyl LPs, cassettes, and CDs. His compositions have been used for modern dance-theatre, films, musical poetry, guided meditations, transformational groups.