Saturday, October 12, 2019

Sunday, October 6, 2019

música de boca / esto fue mañana

the other Ariel

release rationale


Unreleased Rarities from Ariel Kalma’s personal archives
recorded in the legendary GRM’s Studio 116 during the 70’s.

Born and raised in Paris, Ariel Kalma started playing the recorder and saxophone as a youth.
After successive studies of Computer Science, Music and Art in Paris he performed in various concerts from middle-age music to free jazz duo. Ariel toured the world, then performed and recorded
with several bands (J. Higelin, R. Pinhas, NYL, G. Scornic, Baden Powell).

After learning circular breathing on soprano sax, Ariel could include those endless notes into his own long-delay-effect system, dual Revox set-up *
* two tape machines “chained” together to form a long delay system.

In France during the mid-1970s, Kalma was staffed as à recording assistant at legendary
Groupe de Recherches Musicales (INA GRM) studios,
where Ariel recorded some of his compositions in the Studio 116 ;
the same music concrète laboratory that spawned masterpieces
by members Luc Ferrari, Bernard Parmegiani…

c'était demain

release rationale:


In 2019, to mark the 90th anniversary of his birth, Transversales Disques is very glad to announce the release of « Photophonie » unpublished archives, spanning 1973-1992, revelatory collection of commercial, `commission and secret music by electroacoustic music pioneer Luc Ferrari.

- « Photophonie » (1989) / Music for the photographic exhibition of Alain Willaume.
- « Il était une fois » (1973) / Commissioned by the G.M.E.B.
- « Trans-Voices » (1992) / Curated by the American Center, Paris.
- « Tu m'écoutes » - (1975).

« Affiliated with French Radio’s Groupe de Musique
 Concrète, co-founder of the GRM with Pierre Schaeffer in 1958 Luc Ferrari (1929-2005) major figure of musique concrète and electroacoustic music broke away to pave his own path of individualistic expressions of minimalist music, musical theatre, field recordings, orchestral music and soundtracks…»