Are you there, spirit?

23 December 2018. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

Enter where the other is and search within yourself if, illuminated by the stained glass windows, contact with the afterlife is made.

Instrumental music, 2018, 2’10s. By Benoît Labourdette (synthesizers and manufactured instrument, the “Turn me on”).

Are you there, spirit?
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Musical creations, often improvised, usually made with an analog synthesizer, in public or private. For improvisations, the general principle is to play a single instrument, to create the whole sound live. No pre-existing rhythm on which to “wedge” a melody, for example, nor loops recorded over time to “enrich” the song. Just one synthesizer, to sculpt the sound wave as the piece unfolds, listening to its own sound evolution. For unimprovised pieces, the sound materiality is my object of (...)