Eric Cordier OSOREZAN
Selected field recording
1993 – 2007
Osorezan, (la montagne de la peur)
L?air dans l?eau
L?air dans l?air
L?air et l?eau
Recorded in Niseko, southwest of Hokado and in Osorezan, northern of Honshu in August 2006. Gas emanation of volcano in Japan. The sound recordings were carried out in the depths and then re-organised. We listen to gas bubbling in water, gas mouths, gas that creates rhythms while escaping from under a dead leaf down in the clay, whistling?All panoramic movements, repetitions, effects of phasing have been carried out during the time of the recording, travelling at the mouth to gather the sound of sulphur gas as a sound
Currents works :
He plays solos of electronic music under the name of NOL (20 concerts during the past 4 years), work on sound-sculptures with Denis Tricot: the Wooden Organ (21 exhibitions in the past 4 years & 10 more to come), a performance/action/body art project call Ruderal with Satoko Fujimoto (sound) ; and plays in several improves bands Enkidu, Suture, Pheromone?.
He also composed tape music that have been premiered in various festivals especially during the year 2006 after comand on the themas of animal (Excentrique/Chaumont-Loire) and mineral : reconstitution of the sonic identity of La Fert-sous-Jouarre city before world war II and the fall of the local stone industry ?Meulire?, festival Mmoire Vives, La Fert-sous-Jouarre. 15 concerts of tape music under the name/themas ?art & travail/Pied d?ne? has been done during the 2 last years with Denis Tricot in doing performances when he built the sculpture in front of the audiences at the same time.
He has studied fine arts, body-art & music. He is both interested in popular culture and academic. In 2002 he earned a PhD in Ethnology/Religious Science in analysing the popular culture of the peasants of the Normandy during the XIXth century. Some articles are available in French on werewolf, fairies, elves, goblins, imps, bee honey, and the opposition between wild and domestic animals. He has done recordings of popular music : Lu Sheng dance and songs in a Thai minority of China, the Dong for ethnology.
He worked 2 years at the contemporary music studio Grame in Lyon (87-89, national service) and as a composer (89-91) and after at the contemporary music studio La Grande Fabrique Dieppe (92-98). Since then he work in his own studio.
As he worked as an archaeologist he had study fine art and began to do body-art performances/tape music between 1986 and 1994 under the name of Nadir, with Jean Luc Guionnet and Ccile Maupoux (21 performances in France, Germany and The Netherlands). He was a sound engineer on the Industrial-EBM band The Grief during tours in 1990 and 1991: The Netherlands : Nijmegen, Utrecht, Hoorn, Amsterdam; France : Paris, Montpelier, Saint-Malo, Portugal : Coimbra, Funchal (Madera). He was also sound engineer for contemporary music concerts as M. Kagel and theatre tour since 1989. He plays hurdy-gurdy in various improves, free-rock or industrial bands : UNACD, Schams, Phromone, Tore, Enkidu.
He was credited with introducing Keiji Hayno to the hurdy-gurdy in November 92, as well as Jim o’Rourke in October 95. He has played in the Duet with Dominique Regef (Malicorne). His interest in fine arts and music is conjugated in sound environments exhibitions. There has been around twenty exhibits in 10 years: References : Festival Tramway Rouen, Aronef Lille, CREDAC Ivry, Traffics Nantes Member of the team of programation of festival Tramway 95-96 : K. Brotzmann/Massaker, Alboth, Painting, Denis Colin trio, Berthet/Le Junter, Deux fois rien (A Spirli), Hint, Prohibition, Kinobits (Noetinger/Tanaka/Zetel/Le Quan), Thierry Robin, Alejandro Vinao? Radio producer at the national French radio France Culture : Tentative premire/Clair de nuit, Nuits Magntiques 1991, “La Lisire de Fort” & various Atelier de Cration Radiophonique with J-L Guionnet, E La Casa, Toy Bizarre?
Selected discography :
Solo works :
-”Breizhiselad”, CD, 73?, Erewhon (B), 2006.
-”Digitalis purpurea”, CD 53?, Ground Fault (USA), 2003.
-”Houlque”, CD, 73?, +Livret/Booklet, La Grande Fabrique (F), 1996.
-”Hierre”, CD various artistes, Erratum #2, 19′ 39″ Erratum (F), 1999.
Afflux (vernacular music, project with Jean Luc Guionnet & Eric La Casa)
– “Air stream/Water stream : Aizier, Dieppe? “, CD 70′, Edition?, (USA), 2002.
– “Bouquetot/Paris/Port-Jrme”, CD 70′, Ground Fault, (USA), 2002.
– “TNT”, CD 72′, And/Or, (USA), 2006
Track list :
L’Air dans l’eau (05:48)
L’Air dans l’air (04:33)
L’Air et l’eau (09:31)
Le feu de Saint Clair 14:20
Le Montage du feu (07:13)
Les Tintenelles et le feu (07:03)
Par temps Sec 18:11
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