Patterns in a Moonshine Soundscape

by Emmanuel Holterbach

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Recorded live outdoor within frogs and toads surrounding, from 2004 to 2009 on a small portable mini-studio system. These takes are simultaneous mixes of the sounds processed via the mini-studio and field recording of our environment. Most of the time i was alone, sometimes with friends.

Now, for you, memories of these nocturnal rituals played under the cyclopean moon-eye of the night, from the midst of millions of invisible creatures vocal polyrythmic patterns.

Sophie Durand, Hitoshi Kojo, Michael Northam, Tony Di Napoli, Matthias Forge, Yannick Dauby, Marc Namblard : 10,000 Thanks for inspiration and good times...


released May 11, 2009

All compositions Emmanuel Holterbach, except 6 which was a collective improvisation.

Credits :
On 3 - Tony Di Napoli plays his home-made lithophones, Matthias Forge plays trombone

On 6 - Hitoshi kojo plays ebowed banjo, Michael Northam plays zither, flute and metal percussions, Sophie Durand plays gong and cymbals



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Emmanuel Holterbach Lyon, France

Emmanuel Holterbach is a musique concrete composer and sound artist.
He presents lectures about sound art and the art of listening.
He organises Eliane Radigue’s archives, have written her biography (published by INA/GRM) and coordinates the publication of her archives for Alga Marghen and Important Records.
Co-founder member of record label Les Productions Fluorescentes.
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