Les Mortes – Benoît Moreau

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Benoît Moreau – Les Mortes

for three ensembles: Contrechamps, Rabasta, 110

double album (red vinyl)


Contrechamps | Speckled-Toshe


Simon Aeschimann: guitar
Serge Bonvalot: tuba
Laurent Bruttin: clarinets
Sébastien Cordier: percussion
Noëlle Reymond: double bass
Laurent Estoppey: saxophone
David Meier: drums
Benoît Moreau: organ, electronics
Immanuel de Souza: guitar
La Gale: vocals
Luc Müller: drums
The four sides are edited by Benoît Moreau
based on the live recordings made at
6 Toits in Geneva on 3 and 4 November 2022.Side
A: fragments 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 25, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 38
Side B: fragments 39, 3, 32, 1, 2
Side C: fragments 4, 110, 8, 9, 38
Side D: fragments 11, 5, 9, 34

released October 20, 2023

Composition : Benoît Moreau
Texts: Roberto Bolaño, La Gale, Benoît Moreau
Sound engineer: Christophe Egea
Recording and mixing: Samuel Albert
Mastering and cut: Frédéric Alstadt
Collections of Fragments : Ariel Garcia
Illustrations : Thibault Messerli

Contrechamps | Speckled-Toshe is a series jointly published by Contrechamps.ch and Speckled-Toshe.ch.

EAN 7640149285192


The project is a musical composition that employs the technique of deriving and expanding upon the fragmentary. It is an investigation that is, in advance, lost in the midst of stories that come back again and again, told in disorder, illuminated from other angles or revealed by new links.
Les Mortes is a sonic saga that brings together three musical ensembles with different aesthetics navigating among these bits and pieces of a whole of which we have only the echo.
Stories of a funeral fanfare, of voiceless rap, of absence and violence, and of a text too harsh, too indigestible, that spins out autopsy reports ad infinitum, the consequences of a very real feminicide. This text, retranscribed from the novel 2666 by Roberto Bolaño (Chile, 1953-2003), concentrates in itself what inspired the labyrinthine journey of this concert: a fragmented form used as a source of derivation and expansion. A spiral in which certain loops draw us upwards or, on the contrary, accelerate our fall.
A spiral whose axis is this text. It gives substance to the mysterious evil around which Bolaño’s work revolves. It is the only surviving fragment to appear in this concert, in a totally dried-up form, at the center of the sound journey.
The sensation of déjà-vu haunts the listening as it does the reading.

Benoit Moreau has edited and processed the four sides of the LP from the live recordings of the sessions of 3 and 4 November 2022 at Les 6 Toits in Geneva.

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