Ash 8.6 - Stephan Mathieu - 10 Minutes

Released: 2009

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Digital Download: 9x .m4v videos for iPod/iPhone.

Published by Touch Music [MCPS]
© 2010 Ash International


"Nine webcam movies for handheld devices shot with my laptop's camera between September and October 2009. The soundtrack is basically what was playing then. 10 Minutes is dedicated to Anna Carolina Mikalef."

I. Crepuscule
light, curtain, wind
audio: Amelita Galli-Curci sings Massenet
78rpm from 1921

II. Screen
16mm projector, b/w flicker, projection
audio: Stephan Mathieu

III. Eye
light, reflection
audio: Stephan Mathieu plays Sylvain Chauveau (excerpt)

IV. Sonnenschatten
light, mobile, shade
audio: Heinrich Isaac
78rpm from von 1928

V. Licht
kitchen cabinet, sunlight reflection
audio: (silent)

VI. Hoch
garden, picnic gramophone, 78rpm record with bird song
audio: unknown throssle
captured on 78rpm shellac in 1932

VII. Sonne
light, mobile
audio: Stephan Mathieu, text by Yoko Ono

VIII. Two Dots
empty turntable
audio: François Couperin, "Le Carillion de Chitere"
78rpm from 1934

IX. Code
16mm projector, b/w flicker, puzzled webcam
audio: Stephan Mathieu (from "Process")


Reviews

Vital Weekly (NL):

Ok, the rule is that we no longer review online releases. I make those rules, so I can also break them if I want to. I like to make this exception for the release by Stephan Mathieu. Not only a highly amiable man, but also a producer of all fine things music wise. The description is clear: "Nine webcam movies for handheld devices shot with my laptop's camera between September and October 2009. The soundtrack is basically what was playing then." Mathieu has a fascination for flickering images, not man produced (well, not necessarily), but from natural events. The wind moves the curtain and the sun tries to burst in. Light on an old shellac (and incidentally picking up the sound from the shellac). Images from the garden, shadow of trees. Simply process like images and accidental sound, which however fits the image well (or vice versa of course: the image fit well to the music). A short sweet production, that, had I one, I would stick immediately on my iphone/ipad/mobile. In fact I wouldn't mind to have all of these as 10 minutes pieces each. (FdW)

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