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ARTIST
TITLE
Lignes
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CD

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SR 295CD SR 295CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/9/2010

Bruno Letort is a French composer born in 1963 in Vichy. This guitarist published a series of albums on the border of jazz and rock in the early '80s with Manu Katche, Noël Akchoté, and Didier Malherbe. His discography from the '90s contains more "scored" music for orchestra (Pièces pour les pays baltes, 1992; Le Continent obscur, commissioned by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, 1998-1999), his Fables électroniques (2001) blended concrete/electronic sounds with a symphony orchestra. In 2004, Bruno Letort recorded a new album called E(a)st, the fruit of many trips to East-European countries. That same year, he became "composer in residence" at the National Orchestra of Belarus. Bruno Letort's approach has always referred to multidisciplinarity. Witness the number of works he has composed for dance, theater, cinema, video and scenography. Closely related to Benoit Peeters and Francois Schuiten (emblematic figures of the Belgian comic strip), he co-composed L'Affaire Désombres. In 2000, he founded the Radio France label Signature which has recorded artists as diverse as Pierre Henry, Fred Frith, Hector Zazou, Elliott Sharp, Jean-Luc Godard, Luc Ferrari, Christian Fennesz, Mika Vainio, and Christian Zanési. Lignes is a complex piece composed by Bruno Letort, based on the eponymous novel by Murakami Ryù. Performed by the chamber ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, conducted by Jean-Paul Dessy with the voice of the legendary Klaus Blasquiz (historical voice of Magma) and Japanese pop singer Kumi Okamoto. This last opus is a synthesis of the scored orchestral music, electronic composition and voices.