Cortège d'Alsaxy

by Andrea Valle

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about

Cortège d’Alsaxy was originally conceived by Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca to be part of an installation for Le Shadok, in Strasbourg in the autumn of 2015. Alsaxy consisted of a background video (Cortège, to which this project refers), which shows a bizarre marching parade passing through the Hautepierre district of Strasbourg. The Hautepierre district is made up of various hexagonal block sections (‘mailles’) The parade unfolds through six of them: The specific mailles being: “Eleonore”, “Brigitte”, “Catherine”, “Karine”, “Parc des Sports”, “Jacqueline”, which are represented by the names of the sections in the score.

As a consequence of the particular arrangement in Alsaxy, the music has a processional/parade/march quality to it, coupled with a punkish, rickety, energetic mood. The graphical score, set for 3 basses, guitar, trumpet and drums, was projected onto a screen with a real-time advancing cursor that allowed for synchronization between the performers. As a clear rhythmic structure was a demanded feature of the piece, various drum patterns were recorded prior to the performance and sent through headphones to the drummer. Although these pre-recorded patterns were meant to act as a guide for the percussionist there is also an instruction in the score to vary these themes.

Given that a recorded version of this particular score is just that, a version, we decided that the score should be made available as part of the complete package.

So, buy the album (download) and get the beautiful score as a printable PDF or buy the score and get recorded realization as a digital download. Either way it’s a Win & a Win…

credits

released June 21, 2016

CREDITS:

Composition and programming:
Andrea Valle

Performers:
Michele Anelli (bass 1)
Carlo Barbagallo (guitar)
Dario Bruna (drums)
Federico Marchesano (bass 2)
Andrea Valle (bass 0)
Kei Yoshida (trumpet)

Recorded on 14/07/2015 by Lorenzo Abattoir at Superbudda Creative Collective, Torino

Mixed by Carlo Barbagallo

Mastered by Dominic Thibault

Cover image courtesy by Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca

Special thanks:
Annalisa Pascai Saiu, Isabella Quaranta aka Indiesigh Ph, the Superbudda crew.

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