His first chords, first heroes, first concerts where on acoustic and played "fingerstyle". Then later on came the electric sister and she took some serious space!!
For this project she's 100% back: detuned, percuted, scratched, prepared and
played with needles, slides, bows, she's explored and caressed in all
She is also the only way to the more dense textures of polyphony, couterpoint and harmony.
Allows a real instrumentalist and improviser to repeat, multiply, tear, copy,
paste, instantly structuring his musical material live. Where often the sound
is hidden, saved in the hardware, here the machines are empty.
The source is in the hands, the heart, the memory.
The challenge consists in bending the machines towards exploration and
improvisation : the option to build up live, in front of an audience, a music
which turns out to be different every evening, at the mercy of
and sometimes even chance.
Is slow, develops by layers, its repetitiveness provides a profound, detailed listening. Small events spring up in the background, develop, take the lead and disappear in the distance.
But it is also the rhythm, the trance, the groove of the machines, one can
hear Africa, gamelans of Indonesia, the minimalists, the blues, folk, rock,
electronica is never far away, and always
the guitar: the sound of wood, strings and fingers.
|Claude Voit On a wooden path|
All composition by Claude Voit except 3 Trad; 5 Lennon Mc
|Ridicule danse||Primitive ceremony|
|Violet love it||North-south conversation|
|Hesitation||Should I stay or should I go|
|4||Entre||Séparation or invitation ?|
|5||Eleonor rigby||Look at all the lonely people|
|Crapaud domestique||He comes back every year|
|The breathing man||Stop smoking !|
|Cactus Rick||For my dad|
|Loulou is in love||Forever|
|La réponse est un triangle||The existential question|
|12||Old sound system||Jurassic music|
|Summer brings Matthias||Matthias leaves Brasil during winter (brr)|
|14||Tomber de l'échelle||Falling down the ladder or walking under?|
|La princesse au petit pois||I knew her once|
|16||Go Max go||The king on a BMX|
|17||James||A beautiful one from Pat Metheny|
|Réveiller la fourmilière||Wake the anthill up, a spring activity|
|Repousser le singe||Repulse the monkey, keep a straight back!|
|20||Sortez moi de là||You may resume your activities|
|Distributed in Switzerland by DisqueOffice ref 65627||© P 2007 Produced by Claude Voit|
The making of "on a wooden path"
|1||Ipoukapek||intro, let it grow|
|Vive la force jaune||HeYaHeYa|
|Rêver devant le plongeoir||a miracle, improvised in the studio|
|5||Walking Ben||Ben was a very elegant dog|
|6||El faro||very early when sky and sea seperate|
|7||She likes this one||sort of pop song|
|9||Smoking man||never again|
|Harmonic obsession dance||fast rustic dance|
|11||La Savina||the ferry at 20h|
|Distributed in Switzerland by DisqueOffice ref 65315||© P 2001 Produced by Claude Voit|
swiss press (in french) and some more about this recording