RICERCA SONORA proudly presents, as its second release (RS2), a fantastic collaboration / improvisation between PHILIP CORNER, MICHEL VOGEL and PHOEBE NEVILLE.
Phœbe Neville is musician, singer, and dancer. Philip Corner composer, musician, and former professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Michel Vogel, a musician and maker of instruments, principally percussion (gongs and bells). He has for this occasion installed a double frame for eight steel bells inspired by a Burmese model. In the context of "Archipel" the three present a performance in four parts.
This limited release is titled "Musiques des Ailes / Wingèd Music", and was recorded in Paris, in June 1999 at the "Archipel" (the atelier of French artist Polska).
Philip Corner and Michel Vogel plays, while Phoebe Neville dances and plays, the sound sculptures (bells & gongs) made by Michel Vogel.
The original model for these bells is a flat piece of bronze or copper placed in the doorway of the Kachins or Mungs of Burma, now realized with today's metals by Michel Vogel.
These recordings documents their experimentation with the resonant properties of metals. "Musiques des Ailes" is a beautiful album of improvisations: drones, silences and minimal vibrating music that going into an unheard territory.
Metallic resonances, obscure low frequencies, pure vibrating sonorities: "Wingèd Music"!
With the gongs of Michel Vogel; played by him, Philip Corner and Phoebe Neville, at "Archipel" (l'atelier of Polska) Paris, Oct. 3, 1999.
With a text titled "Hers the Bell of Wings" of Jean-Louis Vincendeau, both in English (translated by P. Corner) and French.
Painting by Michel Vogel
Insert photo by Polska
Liner Notes by Jean-Louis Vincendeau
Mastered by Silvia Kastel
Layout: Ricerca Sonora
Producer: Pasquale Lomolino