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israel quellet-rythmes d'etain cd (sub rosa)

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israel quellet: rythmes d'etain

Swiss experimental electro-acoustic artist Israel Quellet has worked in the psychiatric field for several years. At 16, he discovered his own different sound worlds, such as Miles Davis' electric era, Sun Ra, dub, German cosmic music, Magma, Zappa, and many more. In 1997, he stepped into the action and, following the advice of a sound engineer friend, bought microphones, a digital mixing board, and studio monitors. Basically, he turned part of his basement into a sound-smithing studio. That is when he started to create, out of his immediate surroundings, sound works that have little to do with what is normally being done. Appreciated by composer Jorge E. Campos, Quellet is supported by the Centre Pierre Schaeffer in Paris. In 2003, he contacted Sub Rosa. Three years later, he was releasing his first public recording. This CD represents the end of his trilogy, but certainly not the end of his adventure into sound. Concerning this new opus, he says: "I was going for a raw sound, close to the actual sounds made by the instruments and sources, with minimal dressing-up. The organ's sub-bass frequencies include extremely low frequencies." His range of instruments: Church organ, tympanies, bass drum, large drum, tubular idiophones, toms, cymbals, hi-hat, voices (sped-up, slowed-down, texts in Latin) plus stokes and hits (slammed doors and various materials hit in various ways).

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