Jérôme Noetinger's first solo album (Revox B77 tape recorder, microphones, radios, Korg MS20 synthesizer, piano, objects): a panorama of his practice on tape recorder.
"All the pieces on this CD were realised on one or two Revox B77s and recorded directly to hard disc. They represent a panorama of my practice on a range of devices (reel-to-reel tape recorders, contact microphones, radios, small electronics, voice and microphone, pick-up microphones, objects...).
I discovered the reel-to-reel tape recorder in 1983 and started to work with it on arriving in Grenoble in 1986 in the studios of COREAM (école de musique de Fontaine). Initially used principally as a player to reproduce pre-recorded sounds, the tape recorder became my instrument. I use it with loops to play with repetitions, delay and accumulations. Or with spools, taking off the pinch roller to manually control the speed. The magnetic tape—a surface of inscription of a sound being made—is a malleable support, where crayonnés, scratches and magnetisation excite the polarisation of the magnetic particles.
The possibilities of reinjection, that is, recording from the left channel to the right while at the same time from the right to the left, simultaneously controlling the speed, transforms this tape recorder into a sound generator."
Jérôme Noetinger (born in 1966 in Marseille) is a composer and improviser of electroacoustic music
, founder of the label and distribution platform Metamkine (which he ran from 1987 to 2018), member of the editorial board of the magazine Revue & Corrigée
(from 1989 to 2014). A long-time collaborator of Lionel Marchetti
and Mathieu Werchowski, he has performed with Nachtluft, Voice Crack, Tom Cora, Michel Doneda
, Lê Quan Ninh, Martine Altenburger, Emmanuel Petit, Marc Pichelin, Jean Pallandre, Dominique Répécaud, Peter Hollinger, Keith Rowe, MIMEO, Giuseppe Ielasi
See also Thymolphthalein
(Natasha Anderson, Will Guthrie, Jérôme Noetinger, Anthony Pateras & Clayton Thomas).