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Événements 09
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CD

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R-N 128CD R-N 128CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/12/2011

1 ticket "ticket T+ OPTILE ratp - bus tm rer dans paris t sncf - carnet - stif stif stif - 005676486 I 0803 B 14" "Poor literature," that's what French sound-poet Anne-James Chaton calls trivial workaday texts like receipts, metro tickets, newspaper headlines and so on. He has been collecting these kind of texts for years now, always on certain "événements" -- media-related occasions which are of particular interest. Chaton converts them into music. On Raster-Noton, he releases "Evénements n° 20 to 28," which deal with, among others, the investiture of Barack Obama or Michael Jackson's death. The fragments of literature and their musical arrangement remind, due to their precision of the performance, of a human beatboxer. Chaton cuts, loops and samples the spoken texts and assembles them into staccato-like, hypnotizing tracks. The text itself is treated like an instrument; its repetition, its inner rhythms condense the song and push it. Apparently, random chosen phrases are isolated and their original message is transformed, their former simple meaning is extended.