HCDC is dedicated to Daniel Charles (November 27,1935 - August 21,2008) and Henning Christiansen (May 28,1932 - December 10,2008).Some of the sound material has been composed in collaboration with Henning (birds,bells,pipes) from the time I met him in 1985.Other material has been composed during live events in Fall 2008.The ending part is made of sounds of Daniel breathing through respiratory devices,recorded during his last days in August 2008.
The whole composition has been assembled in November 2008,using the four 1038b Genelec speakers of the Rymer Auditorium of the Music Research Center of the University of York(UK),during a residency organized by Mark Fell and Tony Myatt in the framework of the New Aesthetics in Computer Music Research Project,funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Played at loud volume,the sounds move around the listener,and give impressions of contraction and expansion of outer and inner spaces.The wide range of frequencies and their movements make the work physical and immersive.Many sonic events happen in the low register,requiring thus this composition to be played through loudspeakers with a good response in low frequencies,and possibly extra subwoofers.
The music is conceived as an interpenetration without obstruction of multiple and transparent time-spaces.
All music by Christophe Charles.
Photography by Ayaka Shida.
Text by Eero Tarasti.
Designed by Emi Aida.
Published by murmur records.
Christophe Charles (born Marseille 1964), works with found sounds, and makes compositions using computer programs, insisting on the autonomy of each sound and the absence of hierarchical structure.
Graduated from Tsukuba University (Phd., 1996) and Paris INALCO (Phd., 1997). Currently Professor (kyouju) at Musashino Art University (Tokyo).
C.C. has released music on the German label Mille Plateaux / Ritornell ("undirected" series), and on several compilations (Mille Plateaux, Ritornell, Subrosa, Code, Cirque, Cross, X-tract, CCI, ICC, etc).
Group exhibitions : ICC "Sound Art" (Tokyo, 2000), V&A "Radical Fashion" (London, 2001), etc. Permanent sound installations at Osaka Sumai Jouhou center (1999), Narita International Airport Central Atrium (2000).
Collaborations with musicians (Henning Christiansen, Shiomi Mieko, Chino Shuichi, Markus Popp, Hanno Yoshihiro/hoon, Kako Yuzo, Shibuya Keiichiro, et al), visual artists (Yamaguchi Katsuhiro, Yamamoto Keigo, Visual Brains, Osaka Takuro, Kai Syng Tan et al), and performers (Ishii Mitsutaka, Kazakura Sho, Osanai Mari, Ishikawa Fukurow, Salvanilla, et al).