For my collaborative piece “Our seasons reverse” I used recordings captured in Waziers, Saint Nazaire, Calais, Lille, Roubaix, Paris, London between 2017 and 2018. These recordings compiled a number of events that included museum visits, various walks by the sea, in the forest, under the rain, in the wind. I also play some organ parts. The link between all was the natural elements which are unleashed, all that could express that the climate is disrupting, that our seasons reverse, in a dramatic way.
(Bruno Duplant, 22 October 2018)
For my collaborative piece “Our seasons reverse” I used recordings captured in Bogotá – Colombia, Nantes, Paris, Saint Nazaire and Carquefou – France, and Huddersfield, Marsden, London and Manchester – UK between June of 2017 and April 2018. These recordings compiled a number of events that included a DIY Theremin workshop that I directed in Bogotá, a Sculpture artistic Residency to which I was invited in France, and a number harsh snow storms happening during March-April in England, where I moved on 2018 in order to course a PhD in Music performance. On my side the piece was built as a number of unanticipated events occurred in this span of time allowing for contingency to determine the sounds that ultimately will compose this piece. As usual I consider my role as composer as a mediation between my surroundings and the listener.
(David Vélez, 22 October 2018)
Our seasons reverse
Brouillard. Neige. Antennes. Oscillateurs. Orgues. Construction. Déconstruction. Météo. Climat. Dérèglement. Église. Statique. Bruit. Échantillonnage. France. Angleterre. Colombie. Attendre. Attentes. Campagne. Étang. Moutons. Cloches. Sentier. Mer. Été. Automne. Hiver. Printemps. Mémoire. Anticipation. Phénomènes. Anticipation. Mémoire. Printemps. Hiver. Automne. Été. Sentier. Cloches. Moutons. Moutons. Étang. Campagne. Mer. Attentes. Attendre. Colombie. Angleterre. France. Échantillonnage. Bruit. Statique. Église. Climat. Météo. Dérèglement. Déconstruction. Construction. Inversion. Orgues. Oscillateurs. Antennes. Neige. Brouillard.
Chaque souvenir est une anticipation.
Chaque saison est un nouveau départ.
Essayer de plier la direction du temps.
Me regarder de dos. J’ai regardé dans mes yeux.
Nos saisons s’inversent. Our seasons reverse.
Bruno Duplant, David Velez
released December 27, 2018
LOCATIONS : Bogotá - Colombia, Nantes, Paris, Waziers, Saint Nazaire, Carquefou, Calais, Lille, Roubaix - France, and Huddersfield, Marsden,
London and Manchester - UK.
Field recordings and composition by Bruno Duplant & David Vélez..
Diy and hacked Theremins performed by David Vélez.
Organ, electronics, editing and mastering by Bruno Duplant.
All sounds recorded between 2017 and 2018.
Cover design & treatments by Daniel Crokaert.
David Vélez’ set-up photo by Lina Velandia.
Bruno Duplant portrait by Amélie Vidgrain Duplant.
Based almost exclusively on photos by David Vélez.
Additional photos by Daniel Crokaert (found matter and disused greenhouse).