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eD: Yves Beaupré, from harpsichord to loudspeakers

Friday, March 8, 2002 New releases

“… one of the most touching, enjoyable and rewarding piece of electroacoustic music this reviewer has heard in a few years.” (All Music Guide, USA) A musical excursion in the daily life of Yves Beaupré, Humeur de facteur (The Maker’s Humour) is based upon recordings made by this world renowned harpsichord maker in his workshop. All these sounds of tools, wood and strings of a harpsichord-to-be becomes source material for surprising aural universes. A first album, maybe, but tinted by the experience of more than thirty professionnal harpsichord recordings where he was employed as a technical assistant for these delicate instruments.

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