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Doppeldoppelgänger (2 vinyl LP)

 - Doppeldoppelgänger (2 vinyl LP)
A subjective compilation by David Le Simple and Vincent Romagny, in conjonction with a three exhibitions cycle.
The double LP “Doppeldoppelgänger” is a purely subjective compilation of sound works by artists (Félicia Atkinson, bruant&spangaro), sound from films by artists (David Lamelas), sound poetry and performances (John Giorno, Karl Holmqvist, Lisa Holzer & David Jourdan); of works by very different cult composers (Benjamin Britten, Jean-François Pauvros, Gérard Pesson, Jean-Claude Vannier), legendary groups (Deux Filles) and unclassifiables (Potima Zen Neuman, Joiejoiejoie); and of specially recorded reprises: Aidons Antoine mixing Karl Holmqvist, Melissa Saint-Pierre reprising Colin McPhee, Anne Steffens and Don Niño performing Kurt Weill and David Le Simple mixing « Minh singt seine Sehnsucht ». The LP reflects the same concern that drove the exhibitions making up the Doppelgänger cycle: avoidance of thematic and formal constraints in in pursuance of shifts in the concept of the « double ». Plus an underpinning of literary texts – whence the many quotations to be found on the sleeve. Like Gérard Pesson transcribing Brahms's « Fourth Ballad » from memory years after hearing the work (Nebenstück); and like Robert Rauschenberg reading, along with other artist friends of John Giorno, from the latter's Pornographic Poem on the disc of the same name: the task here is to recompose what haunts us and to repeat what moves us.
Tracks by Aidons Antoine, Félicia Atkinson, bruant&spangaro, Benjamin Britten, Deux Filles, John Giorno, Karl Holmqvist, Lisa Holzer & David Jourdan, David Lamelas, Don Niño, Joiejoiejoie, Jean-François Pauvros, Gérard Pesson, Melissa Saint-Pierre, Anne Steffens, Jean-Claude Vannier, Potima Zen Neumann.

Produced following the three exhibitions cycle curated by Romagny “Doppelgänger” at CEAAC, Strasbourg, from November 2012 to December 2013.
Mastered by Frederic Alstadt.

Artworks by Karl Holmqvist and David Jourdan.

Graphic design: Bartolomé Sanson.
published in October 2015
2 LP, 33 RPM, 160 g
17 tracks (84')
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