New “electro-contempo” collaboration, born out of the encounter between turntablist DJ Olive, musical director of Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles Jean-Paul Dessy, and violonist David Núñez. The second CD includes a live recorded at Les Transnumériques festival.
Luminous electro-contempo collaboration between New York master DJ Gregor Asch (aka DJ Olive) vs Jean-Paul Dessy (and his Musiques Nouvelles Ensemble) + David Núñez at violin. A new musical travelogue mixing sensitive strings with the records and sounds subtly sculptured by Gregor Asch taking audience into their whirling love. Some magical moments vanish after the fact, but the thrill of listening to this untouched recording a few years later confirms that its delights are constantly renewed.
DJ Olive (born 1961 in Williamsburg, USA) is an American DJ and turntablist
. He is known for producing music generally in the electronic
genre, with strong influences of dub, and free improvisation styles. He is widely credited with coining of the term “Illbient” in 1994. He was a founding member of the immersionist group Lalalandia Entertainment Research Corporation in 1991. DJ Olive was a member of We, Lunchbox and Liminal. He has also collaborated with Kim Gordon
, Ikue Mori, William Hooker, Zeena Parkins, Uri Caine, Medeski Martin & Wood, Dave Douglas, and various others.
David Núñez (born 1970 in Caracas, Venezuela) was part of the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System known as “El Sistema”. In 1989 he moved to Brussels where he studied violin under Igor Oistrack at the Koninklijk Conservatorium van Brussel, and later went on to receive a Higher Certificate in Composition at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique. Son of one of the best known composers in Venezuela, Juan Carlos Núñez, he grew up in permanent contact with contemporary music. Once in Belgium he participated in different contemporary music ensembles such as Ictus (Concertmeister for “Wagner Dream”, awarded the “Grand Prix de l'Academie du Disque Lyrique”) and Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles
(Concertmeister and Editor for “The Nameles City”, awarded the “Diapason d'or” 2011 in France). He has also performed in festivals such as Musica Viva (France), Festival D'automne ( France), Clef De Soleil (France), Ars Musica (Belgium), Festival Van Vlanderen (Belgium), Festival d'Avignon (France), Transit (Belgium), Festival Atempo (Venezuela).
Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles is a musical ensemble founded in 1962 by Pierre Bartholomée and Henri Pousseur
. Since 1997, the ensemble is directed by composer and violoncellist Jean-Paul Dessy
. Their projects include concert venues and multimedia works including video, dance, literature, electronic arts, installations, conferences, and a journal publication.