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Vincent Bergeron

Solitaire depuis 1979, Vincent s`est consacré à sa musique (162 compositions) de fragments, vocale, au hautbois, duduk, accordéon, shawm, hulusi, aux textes narratifs, de la poésie et en peintures, photographie, la série audiovisuelle SchizoPhilo (2018-21)...

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• About my electronic songs recognized by quality composers. Here is the most beautiful compliment. It is about my musical production during the 2003-05 period : "In the course of a lifetime, one encounters very few major musical talents. Vincent Bergeron is one of those few, a unique composer who is at the forefront of musical thinking. I respect his music professionally and I admire it personally. I find it deeply impressive on every level—musical, intellectual, and emotional." Noah Creshevsky Composer Professor Emeritus, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York Director Emeritus, Center for Computer Music at Brooklyn College


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VINCENT BERGER ROND – ELLE AVAIT RAISON HATHOR (CD by Spectropol) I’m very happy the releases of this Canadian maestro end up at my disc for reviewing. In the last few years I reviewed several of the releases by this extraordinary talent. [...] this new release, is a pleasant surprise. The sampled constructions sound more organic and multi-dimensional now. This makes this unclassifiable music a bit more accessible and enjoyable. What is new also is the fact that this is his first release by another label, namely Spectropol Records. In a way his music is comparable in some aspects with that of Biota and Noah Creshevsky. Leaving the acoustic sound material in tact as far is possible, but manipulate it in a way that makes it evident that it is not or even cannot be played by these instruments. Most, if not all material comes from recordings he made with Fred Szymanski (electric guitars), Laura Kitty (voice), Jim Goodin (banjo) and several others. Through cutup procedures Berger Rond reassembled the material into his compositions. He builds structures and forms of interdependent activity that is not met in ordinary music. What he has in common with Creshnevsky is that this music sounds far from academic. On the contrary, this music is very human and ‘physical’. His compositions do not classically work towards some climax. He builds intriguing, complicated looping structures, making the impression of waves of music that return and return. Something that I did not touch on in earlier releases of Berger Rond are his sources of inspiration. Poetry we should mention here. He states: “After music about manhood (Un doux rêveur dans. Homme Sauvage dit.), here is music about womanhood (Elle avait raison Hathor).” The five pieces on this album take their inspiration from female gods taken from Japanese, Greek, Inuit and Egypt myths. But from this almost purely instrumental music it cannot be picked up by a soul like me. (DM) Vital Weekly "The sonic materials he employs encompass modern chamber music and certain sounds from the popular tradition, such as drum kit and electric guitar, but they are treated in much the same way that William S. Burroughs liked to treat his text, as formally unanchored elements within an apparently stochastic sequence. To what extent this work is aleatory or improvised, and to what extent it is constructed, is impossible to determine, and doesn’t matter a great deal; the experience of listening is one that undercuts any comfortable reliance on a predictable resolution or cyclicity, while maintaining some narrative sense through the relative stability of the broad strokes of texture. The poetry that accompanies the release carries denotational meanings consistent with this approach, its female protagonists in seeming conflict with their worlds; while they display the strength usually ascribed to female deities, these archetypes are used to point at altogether more uncertain and dangerous experiences than is usual in modern reinterpretations of myth. It is a major creative risk for a man to tackle women’s experience in any depth, but here the composer’s courage makes for music that demands active engagement, and richly rewards it." http://oliverarditi.com/2012/08/09/various-artists-album- roundup-011/

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A - I am not the first one

From: But ruminates on necromantic...
By Vincent Bergeron

Une insulte a part entiere

From: En dehors de tout - partie 1
By Vincent Bergeron

Pyramidal Patterns

From: Un Doux Reveur Dans. Homme...
By Vincent Bergeron

Le monde se dfait toujours tout seul

From: Etrange En Compagnie
By Vincent Bergeron

Intention Dvorante

From: Etrange En Compagnie
By Vincent Bergeron

All Words in World

From: Forecast Proof
By Vincent Bergeron

The Stairs of the Unsteady

From: Forecast Proof
By Vincent Bergeron

Bruissement de griserie

From: Audiomachie / Logomachie
By Vincent Bergeron

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