Inspired by Georges Perec's lipogrammatic novel “La Disparition”, written without the use of the letter e. The music score and its interpretation reflect constraint as a process. The score is dedicated to Reinier Van Houdt.
Score and photography by Bruno Duplant. Renato Grieco plays double bass and baroque double bass. Recorded by Renato Grieco.
Renato Grieco is a composer mainly active in the field of musique concrète, radio-art and contemporary music. Since 2013 he has performed extensively throughout Europe either with his solo project (under the moniker kNN) and in numerous collaborations as a performer, interpreter or sound dramaturg for dance.
The outcome of his music can take many different shapes: from pure acousmatic composition to fluxus-alike improvisational acts; from straight repertoire recitals to performative lectures; from architectural/environmental installations to highly conceptual artifacts, tools and texts. He has been co-curator of the festival La Digestion - musica ascoltata raramente. In addition to my activity as a musician, Renato works as a freelance location recordist and sound engineer at KU studio, Naples.
Bruno Duplant is a prolific composer and a musician living in the north of France. He has collaborated with many musicians around the globe and has also made solo works. His recordings have been published by various labels including Elsewhere, Another Timbre, Wandelweiser, Ftarri, B-Boim, Diafani, Notice Recordings, Suppedaneum, Unfathomless, Dinzu Artefacts, Aussenraum, Moving Furniture, Verz, Mappa, Hemisphäreの空虚, Falt, among others.
For Duplant, composing and playing music is similar to imagining, creating, and sometimes decomposing new spaces/realities, and new entities. But it is also a reflection on memory, memory of things and spaces. His music, strongly inspired by the writing (Francis Ponge, Gaston Bachelard, Georges Perec among others) and some artists/musicians (John Cage, Luc Ferrari, Eliane Radigue, Rolf Julius), is imbued with a sweet melancholy.
His photographic practice and writing (poetry), for some time, join his musical practice, in many crossings, for many exchanges.
released August 6, 2021