Accroche Note
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Bestell-Nr. / Purchase Order No. : FMP CD 083
Armand Angster contrabass clarinet, bass clarinet, clarinet
Françoise Kubler voice, melodica, percussion
Emmanuel Séjourné vibraphone, marimba, percussion
Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac double bass
Abdellatif Chaarani darbuka, bendir, tar, chimes
Le fou saxophonisant (Armand Angster) 09:01
Tierkreis (Karlheinz Stockhausen) 07:40
Jost (Armand Angster, Françoise Kubler, Emmanuel Séjourné) 03:14
Kalitzka (Armand Angster) 10:21
Fontana Mix (John Cage) 06:26
Linde (Daniel Almada) 07:13
Jonas (Armand Angster, Françoise Kubler, Emmanuel Séjourné, Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac) 03:22
So full of shapes is fancy (Pascal Dusapin) 04:33
Pico (Armand Angster) 05:12
Ribouldingue (Françoise Kubler) 12:45
Total time:  70:34

Recorded live by Holger Scheuermann and Jonas Bergler during the 'Workshop Freie Musik' on June 16, 1995 at the 'Akademie der Künste,' Berlin.
Produced by Françoise Kubler, Armand Angster, Jost Gebers
Photos: Dagmar Gebers, Alvado Murbach (Coverphoto)

Liner notes: Bert Noglik

First published in March 1997
Excerpt from the booklet:
(...) ACCROCHE NOTE finds its home in mobility, in a vital circulation of sounds. Reflecting the ´other´ worlds, the music after Webern and Jazz, ACCROCHE NOTE does not follow any forced method, no style, no text-book wisdom. It is fascinating that, despite all this, an unmistakable group sound develops. It works, because the participants transcend the division of labour functions of composing and interpreting and involve themselves directly.
During this concert, during these recordings, improvisation proves essential, without excluding compositional elements. In fact the transitions and differences become almost indistinct when listening back. (…)
ACCROCHE NOTE returns to something fundamental, which, at times, seems to have been forgotten in the course of refinement of methods and means. During this process the group adopts a very different set of virtues: the subtle illumination of sounds on the one hand, and rudimentary, expressive messages on the other.
The ensemble ACCROCHE NOTE was founded in 1981 in Strasbourg around the singer FRANÇOISE KUBLER and the clarinet player ARMAND ANGSTER: It was and is their intent to keep the music alive and to extend the spectrum from the appropriation of Modern music to New music, from collaboration with contemporary composers to free improvisation, from the unconventional performance to the scenic realisation of acoustic events.
ACCROCHE NOTE comes together in various line-ups, in order to encourage, again and again, communication within the group and to do justice to the varying musical contexts.
LIVE IN BERLIN (…) is a moving and stimulating experience, an experience of rare beauty.
Bert Noglik
Translation: Isabel Seeberg / Paul Lytton

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