Michel Doneda - sopranino, soprano saxophone
Olivier Toulemonde - amplified objects
Nicolas Desmarchelier - acoustic guitar
Recorded and Mixed by François Dietz, on April 3rd 2005 at CCAM studio, Vandouvre-les-Nancy, mastered by Olivier Toulemonde,
cover design by Nicolas Desmarchelier and Mirt from a post-card collage by Michel Doneda.
Limited edition of 350 copies
Limitowana edycja 350 egzemplarzy wydanych w eleganckich tekturowych opakowaniach.
Each three players from one musical corner: improvisation. Like Musica Genera, the likewise Polish label Monotype, is specialized in improvised music. This disc is by Michel Doneda (sopranino, soprano saxophone), Olivier Toulemonde (amplified objects) and Nicolas Desmarchelier (acoustic guitar). Its a recording from 2005, divided in seven parts. This is hardcore improvisation. Lots of objects are being rubbed, touched, scratched to form high end tones, shrieking sounds of objects in danger. This is music that requires ones full attention, even when there is hardly a single second of silence. All of the instruments are used as objects, rather than as instruments. The saxophone may still sound like a saxophone, but the guitar is a resonating body to produce sounds with. Definitely not easy listening, but one to make your hair stand up.
Frans de Waard [Vital Weekly, #711, 29.12.2009]
Sopranino and soprano (Doneda), amplified objects (Toulemonde) and acoustic guitar (Desmarchelier), from a performance at Vandoeuvre in 2005. I've only previously heard Doneda of this trio so I don't know what they do otherwise, but it was immediately interesting to hear how attuned they were to the saxophonist's harsh, whistling world. That dry, whooshing, sweeping sound is very much in evidence from the start and works well for a while. I find that it peters out a bit after a stretch, the musicians perhaps getting more active to compensate, probably not a good idea as the music drifts toward a more efi approach, i.e. a good amount of squabbling. Not bad, but it left me unsatisfied.
Brian Olewnick [Just Outside, 02.01.2010]
M. Doneda, soprano saxophone, born in 1954, comes from the French South-West. He is a self-taught musician.
In 1980 he founded in Toulouse a reed trio: HIC ET NUNC, a group that t....... więcej