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

Spasmacousmatic / Schizophonia composer (since 1997), helping all unknown and dynamic sounds (11 albums, 72 compositions in 2012.10.26). All about the quality of the trip, allergic to abusive conceptualisation or derivative and arrogant academic formulation. Berger Rond's melodic and abstract music comes from the building of a self-invented craft. It sometimes changes in approach, sometimes stays the same. Always more sound combinaisons tried during the process from one composition to another. His do-it-yourself method is not the point, it is only what he does to get through sequences he love, a trip without obvious climax. 

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Berger Rond - Etre un Oiseau en Novembre

Here it is for my "naturalist" composition. Musically, it's my first composition up to 19 instruments and it is a tribute to the oboe, my favorite wind instrument. Also made to be listened on a computer system with careful balance for high frequencies. Now appears on [{ }] - 2011, available here.

Être un oiseau en novembre

En novembre un oiseau être
(bandé des yeux)
Balancer ses ailes dans la perte de soi
un damné comme crier dans

de bienveillante trahison l’absence
VOLon.taire égarement en
émergeant ce trajet en V de..
En attendant le hibou-harpe...
pour échapper aux Hauts-Bois des escapades

Nombreux à me dicter le chemin ils sont
(prennent-ils forcément la bonne décision ?
Absolument suivre faut-il ?
Qui est absolument fautif ?)


12:38 minutes (28.92 MB)
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Temple Grandin's Cuddle Machine

Free adaptation of Temple Grandin's Squeeze machine translated in French as "machine à câlins" (Cuddle Machine). I made most of the patterns with cello sounds that reminded me of wood planks worked out together. Drone guitars heard are by Charles Barabé. Poem in French on the same subject at the end (truly can't find any place for it on the music, it stands as a poem to be read carefully unlike most of my impulsive lyrics, in comparison)...Now appears on [{ }] - 2011, available here.

From the Errol Morris tv series First Person.
This episode features the remarkable autistic college professor and expert on humane cattle slaughter techniques Temple Grandin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QCWeMHU6y0&feature=related


9:20 minutes (21.35 MB)
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Werner Herzog - Death for Five Voices (1995)

Works, legend and murders of Carlo Gesualdo (Gesualdo da Venosa), a notorious Italian composer and murderer from 16th century. In 6 parts. Bought a CD where a recent choir composition by Sandro Gorli fits perfectly, almost thought it was Gesualdo before his death !
 

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Desistfilm (Stan Brakhage, 1954)

I always thought Stan Brakhage was far more genius than any other purely experimental film maker. Forget the softly dying celluloid over post-rock music, this movie is the apocalypse of the immature in a time era when Elvis was shocking for doing almost nothing on stage !

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Jégpalota / Is-Slottet készült 1987

Obscure movie discovered by mistake while searching for a song collage with a Valerie and her week of wonders video clip (this later film in the same unusual and malaise theme of fantastic / sexual-fantasy at puberty, but not being so good, too hippie-dated). Is-Slottet is all artistic, barely made for any obvious public ! Now that Google video is dead, you have to follow another link to youtube where a part is censored because computers and some people are metaphores dumb. Here it is for the first part : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpfwPj4EmYs
 

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Intention Dévorante - Pub St-Ciboire, 2010

Intention Dévorante
Berger Rond at Pub St-Ciboire, Montreal (Québec, Canada) on June 20th, 2010
Vidéo by Liz Alice

À DOS d'un croque-mort
Berger Rond at Pub St-Ciboire, Montreal (Québec, Canada) on June 20th, 2010
Vidéo by Liz Alice

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