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Published on: 14 April 2007

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Stries, by Bernard Parmegiani is derived from an earlier composition, VIOLOSTRIES (1963) for violin and tape. Bernard PARMEGIANI has re-worked the tape and has based the parts for synthesizers on this new version.
The formal and musical logic of STRIES is therefore determined by the initial tape. It is very dense and orchestral (in the electroacoustic sense, as a definition of various planes of presence in the mixing of voices, of staggering in the sound spectrum, of coloring, and of the development of new sound elements of varying complexity). The synthesizers do not have a true solo role (in the classical sense of being contrasted to the tutti), but are superposed over the tape, mostly to accentuate it or to develop an aspect, without ever diverging from it or opposing its development.
In the first movement the synthesizer parts are not scored, but are freely improvised by the performers.

Sounds produced by a violin are fed into the synthesizers. The transformations they have undergone have not entirely erased their original character. Their interwoven horizontal form, their unchanging thickness, and their invariable color enable the TWO to sculpt them, to paint with them. The performers’ chisels and brushes are the modulators and filters which give them relief, color them, break them up, interchange them, lighten or darken them.
But in spite of all these manipulations, the original sound is preserved. It can still be divided: while one part of it is processed, the other remains intact. All this takes places within a framework which can be enriched on the spur of the moment with inspired finds.

from ANABlog

ANABlog ripubblica un “vecchio” (anni ’60) lavoro di Bernard Parmegiani che vale la pena di ascoltare.
Questo brano deriva da un pezzo del 1963, VoloStries per violino e nastro. Parmegiani riprende la registrazione di questo pezzo e la riarrangia sia come sonorità, elaborandone i suoni con i sintetizzatori dell’epoca, sia rimontando le parti originali.

Sounds produced by a violin are fed into the synthesizers. The transformations they have undergone have not entirely erased their original character. Their interwoven horizontal form, their unchanging thickness, and their invariable color enable the TWO to sculpt them, to paint with them. The performers’ chisels and brushes are the modulators and filters which give them relief, color them, break them up, interchange them, lighten or darken them.
But in spite of all these manipulations, the original sound is preserved. It can still be divided: while one part of it is processed, the other remains intact. All this takes places within a framework which can be enriched on the spur of the moment with inspired finds.

Bernard Parmegiani – Stries

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