ERIC PAILHE/JOHANN BOURQUENEZ/CYRIL BONDI/D’INCISE connivence*2
eric pailhe: : tenor saxophone
johann bourquenez: piano
cyril bondi: drums
d’incise: objects, piano manipulations
1-5 recorded at AMR, genve, 18.02.07
6-8 recorded at CPM, genve, 22.12.06
Born in Koweit January 16th 1971. He has played in Europe and the United States with Spontane, Massacre Priv solo, Jim Black, Denis Badault, le C.U.F, Andrew Barker, Joost Buis, Jessica Constable, and has participated on multimedia performances with dancers like Talal Al-Muhanna, Lucie Vigouroux, 8 Eggs and a pair of Fur Shoes and Songs for Emily.
Johann Bourquenez was born in Besanon, France on January 11th 1976. He first studied violin at the conservatory of music between the ages of 5 and 10, and later graduated in piano with distinction. Following one year in classical harmony and musicology at the conservatory and two years of private lessons with pianist Jean-Yves Perron, Johann’s interest in jazz was consuming.
In 1997 he went to Toulouse, France and studied for two years at the “Music-Halle” jazz school with well-known French jazz pianist Denis Badault and American saxist Abdu Salim, amongst others. It was during this period that he began to play with several jazz bands including the NUDE jazz quartet and Thomas Gouband quintet. Moreover he became involved in various projects combining jazz and electronic music in groups such as, Interface, Ground Exp. and the Minimal Orchestra, which took him to various regions throughout France and Spain.
His interest for electronic music led him to play not only the piano but also the electric piano Fender Rhodes, and various other electronic devices such as the analog synthetizer SH101. He also composed and produced music for several projects ranging from classical string quartets (Juan Chic Quartet, Zaragossa) to computer-based music and mix-media performances (entropie, I-Shot-Kaliayev, Keplerslaws).
In 2004 Johann Bourquenez began to play with tenor saxist Eric Pailh, under the name of Tln 5. The band’s first recording could be best described as an evolution in the bands style. Titled “The Fissback Voyage” it was the result of a series of improvised jazz and electronic concerts with various guests. Looking for a way to release this album, they decided not to follow the tradition of producing a CD but to distribute the music for free as an mp3 on the internet. This concept of distribution had been used a lot in the electronic music area, but not so much for jazz inspired productions. This led them to found their own netlabel, eDogm.
“The Fissback Voyage” album and its mode of release proved successful and brought several specialized press reviews and interviews. The eDogm netlabel has also moved forward and released several other albums and compilations. Searching for new forms of expression, during summer 2005 the Tln 5 duet turned into free improvisation concerts with no set list and no electronic devices; only a piano and saxophone assist them in expressing the intensity of the moment.
Johann Bourquenez is currently residing in Geneva, Switzerland.
Constantly searching for new spaces to explore, he uses his instrument as a way to touch upon surrealist worlds. The pulsation, a simple tribal dance that solicits the mind, is deconstructed and reappears with a start underlining the complexity of his sound. He evolves as a tightrope walker, sweeping the void around him with his arms, giving it a human or bestial face.
Cyril Bondi plays the drums since 1994. He is a founding member of the band L’ironie du son (jazz-blues-hop) and Jonas (hip hop).
d’incise is member of the audioactivity collective from geneva. in 2002 he starded to produce different kinds of electronic music, from dub to electronica, dangerously sliding to the more experimental ways of electroacoustic. his world is made with sound fractures, nevralgic crepitations ,melancolic atmospheres and a non-dissimulated fascination for rust and faded rhythms.
in live, he works mostly in improvisation, collaborating with a few electronic or acoustic musicians (christian graf, johanne bourquenez/keplerslaws, tzii, aymeric de tapol, fabien duscomb, larkian, gavin prior, krzysztof gavlas). his music is unstable, close to electro acoustic, working with textures, breaks, tensions and spectral atmospheres. He is looking for a type of reactive playing technic, distanced from the constraints of the machine. through his live sampling, he tries to undo the distinction between the acoustic instruments and the computer, blurring your perception in order to force the audience to detach itself from its visual landmarks in order to listen more actively and independently. from his meeting with the saxophonist gal riondel and the drummer cyril bondi is born diatribes, a trio with strong freejazz influences.
he also coordinate the insubordinations netlabel, dedicate to improvised music, and collectivly coordinate the audioactiviste netlabel.
Insubordinations is a netlabel dedicated to improvised music – freejazz or electroacoustic or other experimentations -
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