ODG019 : Roedelius & Jean-Benoît Dunckel / Live at Silencio - Paris
First of the three Roedelius duets series to be digitally release is the fabulous concert Hans-Joachim Roedelius (here, bio, discogs) and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, half of world famous French band Air (bio, discogs) did at the select David Lynch Silencio club (here) in Paris on September 8th 2011.
The concert was part of the presentation of the sculpture-audio "Grateful Vanity" of designer/artists duo Florence Deygas and Olivier Kuntzel with the music of Roedelius.
Pic of Florence, Olivier, Roedelius and the sculptures by Mohamed Khalil
Hans-Joachim Roedelius, born in Berlin in 1934, has long been regarded as a pioneer of ambient music. In the early 1970's his band Cluster made several recordings with Brian Eno. Since then, his extraordinarily prolific career has resulted in over 80 albums, many of them collaborations with musicians from all over the world.
This is what Jean-Benoît said in an interview in "A certain view of life" on the fifth of October 2011:
Quelle expérience la plus forte avez-vous vécu cette année?
« Mon experience la plus forte a été musicale. J’ai fait un concert avec l’artiste Roedelius du groupe Cluster au Silencio et j’ai beaucoup aimé son détachement, sa facilité de jeu, sa façon d’approcher la musique . Liberté de faire sans nervosité ou appréhension, très détendu.
Finalement j’avais oublié que jouer de la musique doit être aussi un moment agréable, et que ce qu’on entend est le reflet de ce moment. J’ai acheté donc des coussins pour mon studio d’enregistrement. »
What was the strongest experience you have lived this year?
"My strongest experience was musical. I made a concert with the artist Roedelius (from the band Cluster) at Silencio and I liked a lot his detachment, his ease of play, the way he approaches music. Freedom to play without nervousness or apprehension, very relaxed.
Finally I had forgotten that to play music has to be also a pleasant moment and that we hear is the reflection of that moment. I thus bought pillows for my recording studio."
This concert was followed by a duet with Christoph H. Müller (from Gotan Project) at The CDA Enghien on February 15th 2012 and another duet with Christopher James Chaplin ( late son from Charlie Chaplin) at The Silencio again on December 7th 2012. They will be released respectively on the 6th, 13th and 27th of January 2014.
1) Silencio, Pt.1
2) Silencio, Pt.2
3) Silencio, Pt.3
3) Silencio, Pt.3
4) Silencio, Pt.4
5) Silencio, Pt.5
6) Silencio, Pt.6 (after the track "The Shade" written by Eno, Moebius, Roedelius from the album "After the Heat")
7) Silencio, Pt.7 (after the track "By this River" written by Eno, Moebius, Roedelius from Eno's album "Before and after Science")
8) Silencio, Pt.8
9) Silencio, Pt.9
10) Silencio, Pt.10 (after the track " Wobbly Flu Twilight" written by Tim Story, Roedelius from the album "Lunz")
11) Silencio, Pt.11 (after the track "Murmering Mermaids" written by Tim Story, Roedelius from the album "Lunz")
12) Silencio, Pt.12
13) Silencio, Pt.13 (after the track "Clue" written by Tim Story, Roedelius from the album "Lunz")
14) Silencio, Pt.14
15) Silencio, Pt.15