The Magickal & Secret World of John Menoud

by John Menoud

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    4 CD BOXSET

    CD 1 - BELOW (Black & Fetish side)
    1. Mala Lucina (2004)
    Recorded & mixed by John at home in Dec 2004
    John — electronic manipulations, objects & everything else
    Florence Villesèche — voice

    2. “Jeux de Dames Cruelles” (2010) Dédié à Maria Beatty
    (variations sur “Les Rites de Sappho”)
    pour trio androgyne et bande à trois pistes
    Recorded in Berne in Nov 2010
    Patrick Schleuter — violin | Béatrice Zawodnik — baritone oboe
    Florian Feyer — percussion | Daniel Zea — live electronics & diffusion

    3. Olisbos (2002)
    electronic music for multichannels (stereophonic version)
    Recorded & mixed by John at home in Jul 2002
    John — computer electronics

    4. Baphomet 999 (2002) revised 2018
    (pour Philippe Pissier)
    pour bande stéréophonique
    Recorded & mixed by John in Geneva in the basement of the conservatory & at home in 2001
    All analog electronic sounds (Arp & Moog synthesizers), acoustic sounds & objects sounds by John

    6. Pierre Angélique (2018)
    (pour Vincent Capes)
    Recorded & mixed by Nadan Rojnic, in Geneva on Sep 27, 2018
    Anouk Molendijk — voice | John — alto saxophone & game calls
    Nadan Rojnic — drums & percussion

    7. Acéphale (2009)
    pour bande stéréophonique
    Recorded & mixed by John at home in 2009
    electronics, percussion & movie samples by John | screams & voice by Meret

    8. Béances (2007)
    originally for multichannels tape, this version is for stereophonic tape
    one of the device used here is the beautiful & rare Serge synthesizer
    Recorded & mixed by John at La Muse En Circuit, Paris, Jan 2007
    John — electronics (Serge synthesizer), voice, objects
    Landy Andriamboavonjy — voice & narration


    CD 2 - ABOVE (White & Gentle side)
    1. Ring of Fire (2014)
    In Memoriam Eric Gaudibert
    for string quartet, electric guitar, bass clarinet, percussion & live electronics.
    Recorded in Geneva on Saturday March 22, 2014
    Ensemble Vortex & Repertorio Zero
    Rada Hadjikostova-Schleuter — violin
    Lorenzo Gentili-Tedeschi — violin
    Paolo Fumagalli — viola | Giorgio Casati — cello
    Anne Gillot — bass clarinet | Silvia Cignoli — electric guitar
    Aïda Diop — percussion | Daniel Zea — electronics

    2. La femme 100 tête (2007)
    electro-acoustic piece for 5-tracks tape (stereophonic version)
    Recorded & mixed at home in Nov 2007
    All sounds by John

    3. Adoration (2009)
    fondly dedicated to Leah Babel
    for ensemble
    Recorded on Wednesday May 13, 2009 at Temple Allemand, La Chaux-de-Fond
    Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain
    Nathalie Dubois — flute & piccolo flute
    Jean-François Lehman — clarinet & bass clarinet
    Claire-Pascale Musard — oboe | Martial Rosselet — trombone
    Carole Haering — violin | Jonas Grenier — violin
    Marie Schwab — viola | Martina Brodbeck — cello
    Antoine Françoise — piano | Maxime Favrod — percussion
    conducted by Pierre-Alain Monod

    4. Déréliction (2006)
    pour guitare et électronique
    Recorded & mixed by Daniel Zea in Geneva in 2007
    Mauricio Carasco — guitar | Daniel Zea — live electronics

    5. Prelude to a Prayer (2018)
    pour guitare et voix
    Cette pièce est dédiée à Anouk Molendijk & Michaël Grébil-Liberg
    Recorded by Nadan Rojnic in Geneva, on Thursday Sep 27, 2018
    Mixed by Nadan & John on Thursday Oct 11, 2018
    Anouk Molendijk — voice | John Menoud — guitar


    CD 3 - AS ABOVE SO BELOW
    1. In Girum Imus Nocte (2003) révisée en 2016
    pour voix de femme et électronique en temps réel (version à 6 haut-parleurs)
    Recorded by Daniel Zea in Lausanne on Feb 16, 2016
    Mixed by John in Jul 2018
    Anouk Molendijk — voice | Daniel Zea — live electronics

    2. Chair d’âme (2014)
    for violin, cello, trumpet & piano
    Recorded on thursday Nov 13, 2014 in Zürich
    Paul Hübner — trumpet | Mirca Scepanovic — violin
    Karolina Öhman — cello | Kirill Zwegintsow — piano

    3. Les Rites de Sappho (2006)
    Recorded in 2007 in Geneva
    Rada Hadjikostova — violin | Béatrice Zawodnik — baritone oboe
    Anne Cardinaud - percussion | Daniel Zea — electronics & diffusion

    4. Circles of Possession (2005)
    pour bande stéréo
    Recorded & mixed by John at home in 2005
    All sounds & incantations by John

    5. m’a brûlé les mains en mourant (2004)
    for wind quintet
    Recorded in Geneva wednesday May 26, 2004
    Félix Renggli — flute, bass flute & piccolo flute | Béatrice Zawodnik — oboe | René Meyer — clarinet & bass clarinet | Olivier Darbellay — french horn | Alberto Guerra — bassoon & contrabassoon


    CD 4 - THE HERMETIC HOME SONGS
    1. A Woman Alone in a Bathtub (2004) (excerpts)
    Recorded by John in 2004
    Mixed & assembled by John in Jul 2018
    John — game calls, mouthpieces, voice & objects

    2-14. Hermetic Kitchen Songs—Un petit bréviaire de l’au-delà
    all written, performed & recorded at home by John

    15. Six–Ting « a secret ritual » (2016)
    Recorded at home, at night, between 0:00 & 6 a.m., Mar 6, 2016 = 6
    John — Tarot cards, objects, ritual & magickal objects,
    turntable, 78 rpm, corn, water, fire, wood, door, invocations
    Anouk — everything else


    Remerciements
    Merci infiniment à Vincent Capes, Anouk Molendijk, Michaël Grébil, Mike Millar, Anne-Sophie Petit, Laurent Estoppey, Nadan Rojnic, Daniel Zea, Robin Girod, Alidou Yanogo, Philippe Pissier, Leah Babel, Daniel Renaud, Laurent Bruttin, Anne Gillot, Benoît Moreau, Fernando Garnero, Francisco Huguet, Arturo Corrales, Nikolai Mihailov, Jean Nicole, Jacques Romand, Eric Gaudibert, Emile Ellberger, Claude Louis-Combet, Alain Oudin, Meret, Naima.

    2018 Thödol
    THO037

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released December 21, 2018

CD 1 - BELOW (Black & Fetish side)
1. Mala Lucina (2004)
Recorded & mixed by John at home in Dec 2004
John — electronic manipulations, objects & everything else
Florence Villesèche — voice

2. “Jeux de Dames Cruelles” (2010) Dédié à Maria Beatty
(variations sur “Les Rites de Sappho”)
pour trio androgyne et bande à trois pistes
Recorded in Berne in Nov 2010
Patrick Schleuter — violin | Béatrice Zawodnik — baritone oboe
Florian Feyer — percussion | Daniel Zea — live electronics & diffusion

3. Olisbos (2002)
electronic music for multichannels (stereophonic version)
Recorded & mixed by John at home in Jul 2002
John — computer electronics

4. Baphomet 999 (2002) revised 2018
(pour Philippe Pissier)
pour bande stéréophonique
Recorded & mixed by John in Geneva in the basement of the conservatory & at home in 2001
All analog electronic sounds (Arp & Moog synthesizers), acoustic sounds & objects sounds by John

6. Pierre Angélique (2018)
(pour Vincent Capes)
Recorded & mixed by Nadan Rojnic, in Geneva on Sep 27, 2018
Anouk Molendijk — voice | John — alto saxophone & game calls
Nadan Rojnic — drums & percussion

7. Acéphale (2009)
pour bande stéréophonique
Recorded & mixed by John at home in 2009
electronics, percussion & movie samples by John | screams & voice by Meret

8. Béances (2007)
originally for multichannels tape, this version is for stereophonic tape
one of the device used here is the beautiful & rare Serge synthesizer
Recorded & mixed by John at La Muse En Circuit, Paris, Jan 2007
John — electronics (Serge synthesizer), voice, objects
Landy Andriamboavonjy — voice & narration


CD 2 - ABOVE (White & Gentle side)
1. Ring of Fire (2014)
In Memoriam Eric Gaudibert
for string quartet, electric guitar, bass clarinet, percussion & live electronics.
Recorded in Geneva on Saturday March 22, 2014
Ensemble Vortex & Repertorio Zero
Rada Hadjikostova-Schleuter — violin
Lorenzo Gentili-Tedeschi — violin
Paolo Fumagalli — viola | Giorgio Casati — cello
Anne Gillot — bass clarinet | Silvia Cignoli — electric guitar
Aïda Diop — percussion | Daniel Zea — electronics

2. La femme 100 tête (2007)
electro-acoustic piece for 5-tracks tape (stereophonic version)
Recorded & mixed at home in Nov 2007
All sounds by John

3. Adoration (2009)
fondly dedicated to Leah Babel
for ensemble
Recorded on Wednesday May 13, 2009 at Temple Allemand, La Chaux-de-Fond
Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain
Nathalie Dubois — flute & piccolo flute
Jean-François Lehman — clarinet & bass clarinet
Claire-Pascale Musard — oboe | Martial Rosselet — trombone
Carole Haering — violin | Jonas Grenier — violin
Marie Schwab — viola | Martina Brodbeck — cello
Antoine Françoise — piano | Maxime Favrod — percussion
conducted by Pierre-Alain Monod

4. Déréliction (2006)
pour guitare et électronique
Recorded & mixed by Daniel Zea in Geneva in 2007
Mauricio Carasco — guitar | Daniel Zea — live electronics

5. Prelude to a Prayer (2018)
pour guitare et voix
Cette pièce est dédiée à Anouk Molendijk & Michaël Grébil-Liberg
Recorded by Nadan Rojnic in Geneva, on Thursday Sep 27, 2018
Mixed by Nadan & John on Thursday Oct 11, 2018
Anouk Molendijk — voice | John Menoud — guitar


CD 3 - AS ABOVE SO BELOW
1. In Girum Imus Nocte (2003) révisée en 2016
pour voix de femme et électronique en temps réel (version à 6 haut-parleurs)
Recorded by Daniel Zea in Lausanne on Feb 16, 2016
Mixed by John in Jul 2018
Anouk Molendijk — voice | Daniel Zea — live electronics

2. Chair d’âme (2014)
for violin, cello, trumpet & piano
Recorded on thursday Nov 13, 2014 in Zürich
Paul Hübner — trumpet | Mirca Scepanovic — violin
Karolina Öhman — cello | Kirill Zwegintsow — piano

3. Les Rites de Sappho (2006)
Recorded in 2007 in Geneva
Rada Hadjikostova — violin | Béatrice Zawodnik — baritone oboe
Anne Cardinaud - percussion | Daniel Zea — electronics & diffusion

4. Circles of Possession (2005)
pour bande stéréo
Recorded & mixed by John at home in 2005
All sounds & incantations by John

5. m’a brûlé les mains en mourant (2004)
for wind quintet
Recorded in Geneva wednesday May 26, 2004
Félix Renggli — flute, bass flute & piccolo flute | Béatrice Zawodnik — oboe | René Meyer — clarinet & bass clarinet | Olivier Darbellay — french horn | Alberto Guerra — bassoon & contrabassoon


CD 4 - THE HERMETIC HOME SONGS
1. A Woman Alone in a Bathtub (2004) (excerpts)
Recorded by John in 2004
Mixed & assembled by John in Jul 2018
John — game calls, mouthpieces, voice & objects

2-14. Hermetic Kitchen Songs—Un petit bréviaire de l’au-delà
all written, performed & recorded at home by John

15. Six–Ting « a secret ritual » (2016)
Recorded at home, at night, between 0:00 & 6 a.m., Mar 6, 2016 = 6
John — Tarot cards, objects, ritual & magickal objects,
turntable, 78 rpm, corn, water, fire, wood, door, invocations
Anouk — everything else


Remerciements
Merci infiniment à Vincent Capes, Anouk Molendijk, Michaël Grébil, Mike Millar, Anne-Sophie Petit, Laurent Estoppey, Nadan Rojnic, Daniel Zea, Robin Girod, Alidou Yanogo, Philippe Pissier, Leah Babel, Daniel Renaud, Laurent Bruttin, Anne Gillot, Benoît Moreau, Fernando Garnero, Francisco Huguet, Arturo Corrales, Nikolai Mihailov, Jean Nicole, Jacques Romand, Eric Gaudibert, Emile Ellberger, Claude Louis-Combet, Alain Oudin, Meret, Naima.

2018 Thödol
THO037

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