Bergerrond (Berger Rond) présente la musique spasmacousmatique (all languages songs, schizophonia) de Vincent Bergeron sous son pseudonyme d'affirmation et de contradiction introvertie et extravertie. C'est dans le plaisir du jeu et de la complication volontaire et salutaire d'un monde meilleur. Ce monde on le voudrait plus honnête et expressif de réalités tangibles et en même temps fantastique et imaginaire, sans appui dans la réel. Nous y parlons bien de ces réalités souvent tenues dans le silence par peur des émotions et les extrêmes d'instabilité qu'elles peuvent amener (philosophie impossible ou trop facile, ennuyante à appliquer, relations sociales troubles, sexualité mal vécue, maladies mentales, environnements dangereux et à la dérive...). Cependant, le Berger Rond demeure une création imaginaire joyeusement à l'écart du concret. Également, Vincent peut lui-même être très rationnel et froid lors de la composition de ses instrumentaux alors il aime aussi se confronter lui-même pour mieux apprendre de la vie et en espérant aider les autres à sa manière. Il commence par aider les sons victimes d'injustice musicale par incompréhension. Il les accompagne et les encourage dans leur capacité à remettre en question les convictions bien pensantes. /// We talk really well of these realities often kept in silence by fear of emotions and unstable extremes that they can bring (impossible philosophy – or too easy, boring to apply – problems with social relationships and sexuality, mental diseases, dangerous environments, environmental causes...). At the same time, Berger Rond is still an imaginary creation that is joyfully not found in all things concrete or nice beliefs by average people. Over the years, collaborators helped me, Philippe Bergeron, Marco Oppedisano, Viveka Eriksson, Frédéric Szymanski, Marco Rosano, Daniel Knox, Laura Kilty, Alexandra Fol, Bruce Hamilton, Jörg Fischer, Anthony Tan, Liz Alice, Amy Kohn, Chloé Ferguson, Gregory Jacobsen, Jim Goodin, Charles Barabé, Jurica Jelic, Markus Breuss, Thilo Schact, Bob Marsh, Daniel Stearns, Les Déviergeurs de Tympans, Philippe Canovas, Yoko K., Fabienne Lucet, Carlo Serafini, Steve Moshier, Ben Carey, Drucpa Dracous, Matt Rosin, Tiny Orchestra and Daniel Zelonky. -- Vincent Bergeron -- vincentbergerond@gmail.com

Dan Stearns – Golden Town – 2011, Spectropol Records
 

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Harry Partch - The Outsider

If you think you are marginal for many reasons and this makes your life more difficult than it should be in many areas, think again your situation while watching this rich documentary about the extraordinary composer Harry Partch.
http://ubumexico.centro.org.mx/video/Partch-Harry_The-Outsider.avi
 
His numerous instruments through an analog recording that has a really deep presence :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwqIAV98H2s&feature=channel_video_title
 

More fragments (http://vimeo.com/28904827) than in my other video collages so far (2011.09.11), but they appear in the original dramatic order (two exceptions). In video : subs in French. The music was composed for Temple Grandin in mind, but I thought about the original soundtrack for An Angel at my Table when I was composing it. Music appears on [{ }], 2011, Charles Barabé on passing-by guitar drones.
http://www.freakywaves.com/bergerrond/fr/node/339

A more simple collage, keeping the original dramatic structure of this recent movie (http://vimeo.com/28879509). Mostly focusing on the actors subtle expressions. No, Berger Rond is not only an affair of unbearable violence or tight edgy fragments. Here is my most romantic Riant va sans l'autre from the album Étrange en compagnie (2010). Daniel Knox and Viveka Eriksson on vocals, Frédéric Szymanski on acoustic guitar. Rainbows of daily life. http://www.freakywaves.com/bergerrond/fr/node/306

I first hesitated to make this collage since Haneke's way of showing violence is really dry and hard to digest (on a powerful way). This often unloved genius makes violence awful and painful like it is for real. I tend more toward the loss of obvious meaning and the playful subversion. Although, Haneke explored the fragments and collage too in the past (71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance). Maybe we are closer than I first thought.

Rendered an odd video that is impossible to stream. But, the charm is there. I ended up with a vinyl-like sound for my music part. Bad audio rendering never sounded that sweet, specially for the piece Me détester quand je l'aime (hating me when I love), somehow nostalgic for me ! There is also a video driver bug in rendering, just on the right spot early on. Images dropping and over compression by error, but ended up loving it over my music. The mirror effect was wanted. Try many players, perhaps one will play this right under Windows. I only run under Linux for now on (video rendering is confusing for a while).

Berger Rond is being featured in this lovely mixed bag of art. I love how the selection is a celebration of a diversity of sensitive horizons. 
http://www.thisgreatsociety.com/22/contents.html
 
Here is my bit, the instrumental music of the issue with the poem for an imaginary song :
http://www.thisgreatsociety.com/22/arts/%C3%AAtre_un_oiseau_en_novembre.html
 
Be happy !!
Vincent Bergeron

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