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VIVENZA / Réalités Servomécaniques / CD

 

 

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Biography


Vivenza
From his first works in the middle of the 70s, Jean-Marc Vivenza places himself in the field of the theorico-political link attached to the Italian Futurists and Russian Constructivists trends whose bruitist-plastic propositions are the only theorical sources having ever been developped with consistency, and qualifies his music as «bruitist futurist» rather than industrial. It is the re-appropriation of noise as a formal plastic aid. He explores the field of perspectives that the acoustico-plastic material offers and works on a concept that he calls «the objective materiality of noise», basing himself on the futuristic thesis of Luigi Russolo, exposed in «The Art of Noises» edited in 1913, constituting
the working guide for Vivenza and remaining the base of any authentic bruitism. He is then the first, between 1976 (with the band Glace) and 1979, to build a bridge between the thesis of Luigi Russolo and our time. The originality of Vivenza is to use industrial sonorous material in the literal sense of the word (machines, workers in action, factories)
and records real industrial sonorities in factories: r eality is the subject of futurist r esearch.

 

 

red vinyl edition from Rotorelief, 2011 :


 

 

 

black vinyl edition from Rotorelief, 2009 :


 

black vinyl edition / 2009

 

 

first vinyl edition from Electro Institut, 1985 :


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

«Réalités servomécaniques» is an improved version faithful to the original recordings with visuals specially reworked, answering to a categorical assertion, theoricaly and practicaly on Vivenza's bruitist point of view, who presents sounds, « noises », under their rawest and genuine aspect: sounds are machines / machines are sounds.

Thus Vivenza captured the essence of factories with a strong sense of austerity, radicality, verticality, including thick smokes and intense darkness of industrial landscapes, as « Réalités servomécaniques » directly refers to the triumph but also decline of heavy industries in the 80s. The mechanics, cogwheels, forges and machines smash us in the face in a radically powerful way, being at the same time under our eyes and inside us, at the heart of our selves, in an ultra realistic way while listening. We are then, with « Réalités servomécaniques », plunged in the midst of the machines, and in the machines, with a surprising and striking strength.

« Machines are sounds / sounds are machines! »


 

Personnel



Recording tapes

Memory delay
Noises
Machines

Track Listing / mp3


 

1. PROLÉTARIAT & INDUSTRIE
8:57
2. MÉCANISMES DU BRUIT
5:58
3. AUTOMATISMES CONCRETS
8:38
4. MATÉRIALITÉ OBJECTIVE
6:05
5. UNITÉ DES MACHINES
9:00
6. RÉALITÉS SERVOMÉCANIQUES
5:00

 

Compositions de Vivenza


Credits



Noises and machines recorded and mixed by Vivenza, Grenoble 1984
Mechanism and Production Electro Institut, Grenoble 1985

Phonographic Production & Edition led by Christophe Louis, 2009
Mastering by Hervé de Keroullas , 2009
Graphic Design by Peter Mendelsund, 2009
Photography from personal archives of Vivenza