Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Christian Zanési - Stop! L'Horizon (INA-GRM, 1996)

Christian Zanési is a French composer who studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique under the tutelage of Pierre Schaeffer and Guy Reibel. For the last two decades he's held close affiliation with the GRM while also maintaining a studio of his own. The three pieces presented here are stereophonic workouts intent on establishing, in Zanési's words, "a physical connection with the listener: that vibrant, organic being." In execution, this amounts to wide, dynamic sound environments doused in cavernous washes, interspersed with modulated breaths and not quote identifiable chirps and tinkerings. Played at a reasonable clip, Zanési succeeds in his aural goal, generating a sound field that deeply captivates the ear.

Stop! L'Horizon
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  1. Could someone split the file in 2 parts and reupload it, please. Files larger than 200MB are only for Rapidshare Premium accounts.
    Good blog, I'm going to check your radio show.

  2. I didn't know this was a 300+ file, let alone that I could upload such a thing. Here's a divvied up version. Let me know if there are any troubles with it:


    Won't be doing my show this week as I'm moving, but my substitute will be a good listen as well. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Thank you very much!

  4. משוגע־סאָפֿעJuly 27, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Zanési is also one of the hosts of electromania
    (RF musique, now on vacation till september) and electrain de la nuit (RF vivace, next installment tonight 09-7-29 01:00)

    01:00 France Musique la nuit, avec France Vivace
    Par Christian Zanesi , David Jisse

    Electrain de nuit

    Première partie : découvertes et nouveautés.

    Frank Vigroux " You prefer boys "
    Eric La Casa / Cédric Peyronnet " La creuse "
    Murcof " The Versailles Sessions "
    Mathew Adkins " 60 Project "

    Deuxième partie : Daniel Caux : Concert imaginaire "

    Terry Riley " The Last Camel in Paris "
    DJ Olive / Luc Ferrari " Live at Batkley La. "
    Harry Partch " Daphne of the Dunes "
    ErikM / Luc Ferrari " Archives sauvées des eaux "
    John Hassel " Map of the dusk "
    Gavin Bryars " Biped "

    Troisième partie : Les compilations de David Toop

    Janet Cardiff " The missing voice "
    Matmos " L.a.s.i.k. "
    Ken Ikeda " Tzuki "
    David Toop " Breath Shapes "
    Chris Watson " Watnajoküll "
    Otomo Yoshihide/Sachiko M/Günther Müller " Filament "