Dominique Dalcan: Taipei | T'Ai-Wan, Taipei - Taipei - TW

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Dominique Dalcan

Taipei

T'Ai-Wan, Taipei - Taipei - TW

lat.: 25.04776, long.: 121.53185

About the work

Texte de présentation du l'oeuvre originale intitulée "Taipei"
spécialement composée et enregistrée pour Optical Sound :

Grâce à l'initiative des caméras sonores, direction l'île de Taîwan.
J'ai le plaisir de vous présenter ces images hypnotiques des hauteurs de la ville de Taipei.
Je retrouve avec ce flux, l'ambiance tellurique du Vésuve, que j'avais filmé pour illustrer un des titres de mon disque Temperance en 2017.
Ici, tous les éléments du décor s'accordent à accueillir la musique.
Où on entend, dans cette dernière, la complexité entre la nature et la ville.
Un cri lointain et organique imprégné dans cette vidéo de surveillance.

About the artist

Since the early nineties, the music made by Dominique Dalcan has always been searching to express feelings in their most dizzying, ambivalent states.
But his material shun the “not for everyone” category : he makes things beautiful, enjoyable and accessible. His writing is part of a French introspective and poetic tradition, sonically Dalcan has explored sonic textures.
His discography is part modern songwriting – under his own name – and part instrumental, cinematic, sample-heavy tunes, under the Snooze pseudonym.
The music press described him as an early adopter of UK dance culture, then as a pioneer of new Gallic electronic pop.
His work has been remixed by Autechre or Matthew Herbert, and arranged by Clare Fisher (Prince, Tom Jobim) and Keith Grant (Scott Walker).
Dalcan decided to create music mixed with visual elements, still or moving. The idea is to build a sound-and-image entity to hide his former artist persona.
That’s why the French signed this new chapter of his career with a moniker matching his fresh approach : Temperance.
And Dominique precisely shows temperance when using machines. He prefers slow waves of emotion rather than loud and intense peaks when he builds his synthetic and impressionistic tracks.

* Avec l'aimable autorisation de Dominique Dalcan et des editions Ostinato.
p&c 2017

www.dominiquedalcan.net