No schools, no boundaries
These two styles of music - techno on one side and electroacoustic music on the other - are traditionally pitched against each other. However the two schools have a number of things in common, particularly the way they approach tone and the treatment of sound via electronics. Rebotini, who actually composed for the GRM, has often reaffirmed his admiration for composers like Bernard Parmegiani and Luc Ferrari. As for Zanési, after originally being in awe of Bartok and Stravinsky, he studied under Pierre Schaeffer in the1970s before discovering (rather late) the music of Kraftwerk and Cabaret Voltaire.Sharing the same curiosity for classical, contemporary and electronic music (even noise), the two composers decided to bring together and confront their two styles of music in a shared project called Frontières, first on stage and then in the studio.Over the course of their first live shows, the two musicians began to improvise, varying the intensity and length of the songs, whether playing in a club at 2am or in more traditional surroundings. Since the beginning they have been accompanied by video artist Zita Cochet who composes images to illustrate their tracks and serve as a backdrop to their concerts.
Acidmonium (album version)
For fans of
Fennesz, Pierre Schaeffer , Pierre Henry, Bernard Permangiani, Cluster, Kraftwerk, Tangerine dream, Neu !Available from 22.04.2016