During the early to mid 2000s, Mike Bullock ran a record label called Chloë. One of its releases was from Eric La Casa, Jean-Luc Guionnet, and Dan Warburton. It was entitled Métro Pré Saint Gervais and, as its title suggests, was recorded live at the Paris Métro station. The recording took place on a late July evening in 2001 and found the three musicians "experimenting real-time music in daily life.” Guionnet played alto sax, Warburton played violin, and La Casa used his microphones. Swarming, Eric La Casa’s label, has just reissued it.
Pascal Battus, Bertrand Gauguet, and Éric La Casa have released the newest edition of their Chantier releases. Chantier 4 is released on Swarming, a label founded by Éric La Casa, Philip Samartzis, and Jean-Luc Guionnet. You can listen to the final track on the album, "Philharmonie 3", above. The album was recorded in Philharmonie's building site in 2013. The following note comes with the album:
Since 2010, the building site has been a space where we question our practice, like workers. Improvising with the background noise of the site, the myriad sounds of machines, the gestures and words of the workers, our research unfolds over multiple sound territories, ranging from acoustics to anthropology.
You can see the tracklist below. The album is available to purchase from the Swarming Bandcamp page here.
Chantier 4 tracklist:
1. Philharmonie 1
2. Philharmonie 2
3. Philharmonie 3