The 5th edition of the Présences “électronique” festival will be held at the 104 in Paris (France), on March 13 — 15, 2009. Its highlights: Denis Smalley, Bernard Parmegiani, Denis Dufour, eRikm, Luc Ferrari, and many others!
The French magazine Revue & corrigée (#76, June 2008) has published an impelling article Pourquoi faites-vous des disques? (“Why do you make CDs?”). Jérôme Noetinger, remembering the 1987 Libération special issue asking “Why do you make films?” and the answer by Jean-Luc Godard (“I make movies to avoid the why question”), has decided to ask “the why question” to about 40 artists and producers, amongst whom: Jean-François Denis, Bertrand Denzler, Bernard Fort, Lionel Marchetti, Martin Tétreault, Carole Rieussec, Joëlle Léandre…
Bernard Fort will present two GMVL workshops on May 31, 2008, of which Paysages les yeux fermés that gives strategies for sound recording, sound exploration, composition, and re-composition of the naturalitic soundscape. These workshops will be given at the CPIE du Haut-Jura in Saint-Lupicin (France).
Bernard Fort will give a 3-day workshop at GMVL in Lyon (France), April 4 - 6, 2008. Le paysage sonore naturaliste is an initiation of recording techniques on ground and of composing sound landscapes.
On June 29, 2007 Bernard Fort will present his Messe pour le mois d’octobre at the Chapelle de l’Oratoire in Caluire (France). This 5-movement work explores different acoustic spaces — might they be in stereo, multitracks or panoramic — recorded outside or inside, partially or totally reconstituted. The work also explores the multiple uses of voice, and sound symbolism.