60 Minute Cities- Paris: Seine to St. Nazaire

60 Minute Cities- Paris- Mieville_Page_1.jpg
60 Minute Cities- Paris- Mieville_Page_2.jpg
60 Minute Cities- Paris- Mieville_Page_3.jpg
60 Minute Cities- Paris- Mieville_Page_4.jpg
60 Minute Cities- Paris- Mieville_Page_1.jpg
60 Minute Cities- Paris- Mieville_Page_2.jpg
60 Minute Cities- Paris- Mieville_Page_3.jpg
60 Minute Cities- Paris- Mieville_Page_4.jpg

60 Minute Cities- Paris: Seine to St. Nazaire

10.00

[Purchase includes all audio tracks in Mp3 format and PDF with track descriptions.]

* 中国的客户请看看我们的微店。

Audio Track Listing:

1- La Seine: Quai De La Gare (13:27) / 2- La Perle Noire (14.42) / 3- Andelle (13:16) / 4 - St. Nazaire Submarine (8:29)

Emmanuel Mieville takes us on a beautifully composed journey along the waterways from Paris to Normandy. 4 compositions of field recordings in and around water show the power and peacefulness of these ever-flowing veins of France. Mieville presents the listener the entire spectrum of scale and every way in which water has found its way to us- from expansive seascapes, rushing rivers, right down to creaky doors, water drops, and even in the pipes. The album is a reminder that our fleeting interaction with it is only a part of its journey to the inevitable destiny of the ocean. While we constantly battle from being swept away into the soothing static of the river, spontaneous interactions and interventions pull us out only for a moment before we are caught again within its flow. Dreams of the ocean ebb into our consciousness, a comforting déjà vu of whence it came. With this album Mieville pays homage to the rivers he has lived by most of his life. It is the blood that runs through his veins. It is his culture. It is France.

Add To Cart

About the Artist:

Paris-born composer Emmanuel Mieville studied sound engineering in a film school and musique concrète at the famous GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales).  He has also studied ethnic instruments and played Javanese gamelan orchestra in Paris for two years.
Since his childhood, Mieville has been constantly listening to creative radio programs, something that has fueled his approach to experimental music and soundscape composition. He has produced many programs for French national radios (France-Culture and France-Musiques), such as a work for shakuhachi, voice and electronics.  He is also a guest composer on Framework, the field recording show Patrick McKinley produces for Resonance FM.
Mieville’s interest in aural perception and memories engraved in urban and wildlife environments have yielded compositions where field recordings are layered, mixed and sometimes transformed through effects.  His goal is to portray a specific location, to let its blurred sonic emotions reach the listener’s ears, to perform in concert and compose the “concrete” substance of it for the listener’s benefit.
He has worked with Buto dancers and video artists.  He also improvises with fellow musicians like Eric Cordier, Guido Huebner, Benjamin Thigpen, and Heesok Yu, among others.  His electroacoustic works have been presented in festivals like Motus and Licences-Brûlures des langues (France), Confluencias (Spain), and the Udine Composition Competition in Italy (final selection).  He has performed concerts and improvised with musicians in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, and Germany.  He also performs other people’s music, like the music of K.H. Stockhausen with the innovative laptop ensemble CLSI. He has released music on the labels Tibprod (with Tore H. Bøe), XingWu, and/oar and Lona Records, on french label Baskaru, with a full length field recording album Four Wanderings in Tropical Lands. And lastly on Russian label Observatoire with Buddha Anima Asia album merging field recording and drones textures.