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Outside Supercolor (CD)

Jérôme Noetinger - Outside Supercolor (CD)
Leaving aside temporarily his practice of Revox and magnetic tape played live, Jérôme Noetinger proposes two drones: a monolithic vibration, enriched by sputtering and a few electronic elements, and a piece playing with the grain of sound matter, gradually densified before a long lull in a kind of white noise.
"Lionel Palun and I met in 2003 in a context of social struggle. Aware of an inevitable downfall, we decided to discuss our respective practices. Sound for me and image for him.
Then there were the basic questions: 'What does it do if you connect a video output to a sound input?'; 'What does a sound output do to a video input?' Then the tinkering that goes with it, like opening a SCART socket and plugging directly into it. And to finish, we discovered that as always, everything has already been done!
But in the end it's like rock music, it's always the same, and what counts is how to appropriate it, how to live it.
These discussions and first experiences led Lionel to develop his own video feedback software. He has a scientific background and a taste for computers which helps!
In this record, I wanted to draw inspiration from this work with Supercolor Palunar, the name of our duo, to better examine CRT parasites and virtual instruments whose purpose I still don't quite understand.
I dedicate this record to Lionel Palun who, afterwards, made two videos echoing the two pieces."
Jérôme Noetinger
Jérôme Noetinger (born 1966 in Marseille) is a composer, improviser and sound artist who works with electroacoustic devices such as the ReVox B77 reel-to-reel tape recorder, analogue synthesizers, mixing desks, speakers, microphones, various electronic household/everyday objects and home-made electronica.
In his long career as a sound experimenter, he has collaborated and performed with many artists, including Sophie Agnel, Angelica Castello, Antoine Chessex, Tom Cora, Michel Doneda, eRikm, Giuseppe Ielasi, Lê Quan Ninh, Lionel Marchetti, MIMEO, Anthony Pateras, Anne-Laure Pigache, Aude Romary, Keith Rowe, Mathieu Werchowski as well as ensembles such as Cellule d'Intervention Metamkine, Le Un, Hrundi Bakshi, Les Sirènes and Proton.
From 1987 to 2018, Jérôme Noetinger was the director of Metamkine, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the distribution of improvised and electroacoustic music. Until 2014, he regularly contributed to Revue & Corrigée, a quarterly journal of contemporary sound, poetry and performance, which he had co-founded in 1989. He was also a member and programming co-ordinator of exhibitions, gigs, and experimental cinema at le 102 rue d'Alembert, Grenoble from 1989-1999.

See also Thymolphthalein (Natasha Anderson, Will Guthrie, Jérôme Noetinger, Anthony Pateras & Clayton Thomas).
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