Keyser-Couroux Conspiracy

KEYSER-COUROUX at the HOUSE MUSIC, TORONTO

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Philippe Hode-Keyser – electronics, percussions, voice
Marc Couroux – keyboard, samples, tapes, upright piano, electronics

It is our great pleasure to invite you to an evening-long music-sound/ installation/ performance by the KEYSER-COUROUX CONSPIRACY.

Philippe Hode-Keyser (chief ideologue for the underground electric big band Kappa, and luminary drum guru of the Montreal jazz scene) is in town for a week-long residency where we (PHK and MC) will be working out ways to slip the not-quite -background and the not-quite-foreground around and into each other, in the hopes of discovering hidden pockets of not-yet-captured noise (of both cochlear and non-cochlear varieties).

(Expected arsenal: horizontality of field recordings, analog  keyboards, noise-makers, bodily sounds, ambulatory boomboxes).

If this sounds at all compelling, you are welcome to spend any amount of time in our company between 7 PM – 12 AM.

325, St Johns Road (at Beresford) in the JUNCTION (one st. West of Runnymede, one st. South of Dundas W)

There will be libation and dessicated vegetable matter – feel free to bring anything you like to share.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

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KEYSER-COUROUX at the CASA

PHILIPPE HODE-KEYSER – MARC COUROUX
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 – 9 PM
Casa del Popolo, Montréal
4873, St-Laurent blvd. (below St-Joseph blvd.)

DUDE, THE SEVENTIES ARE OVER
or
AFFECT-FREE ZONE
or
BLIND AMBITION, the remake

Philippe Hode-Keyser – drums, amplified gadgetry, moogerfooger
Marc Couroux – keyboards, samplers, no video, gates or simulacra

I think this is the right idea. And not very romantic. Sort of a reverse-spin. The material is complexified rather than dumbed-down. The out-of-control side would happen by accident. Then what? Some catastrophic patches? A sort of deus ex machina. A Karl Rove-like character, as in heres some filler material that has proven to be successful. Make it look good. This should happen entirely metaphorically. However, the use ofantiquated FBI documents from a bad time in history should be embraced. Instant replay as it were, Howard Cosell-like. Another way to distract attention away from some potential problems, using the metaphorical potential of the glitch as carrier of truth, which would in some sense save the musician from getting into structural hot water. Perhaps a couple of gross jump cuts might make a kind of gauche point. Think about the standard concert practice of dealing with screw-ups. You cover them up. Resistance? No problem. No one is going to take apart your chronology. Should there be catastrophic clues? This piece is a slab of non-excerptable music. Its not a last performance.

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KEYSER-COUROUX at the CASA

RECESSED APPOINTMENTS and KEYSER-COUROUX present:

MR. CHAVEZ GOES TO NEW YORK
or
U. N. LIQUIDATION SALE: LEAVING TOWN, EVERYTHING MUST GO
or
THE MANICHAEAN CANDIDATE

Casa del Popolo, Montréal
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 – 9 PM
4873, St-Laurent blvd. (below St-Joseph blvd.)

Including such time-worn standards as the “Neo-Con Shuffle”, “Tom Delayed”, “the Wolfowurlitzer”, “Robertson Crusoe” and other fragile, encrusted ditties. Expediently rendered by Marc Couroux on watergated estimates, and Philippe Hode-Keyser on standard entrapments, with an adjuster monitoring the entire event for possible loops. Both “artists”will also be “playing” the electronics. Also, expect some obscure conversions of recent history as well as concomittant historicization of obscure converts. Plainly speaking: accretions, man, accretions.

Philippe Hode-Keyser – drums, electronics, percussions
Marc Couroux – keyboard, Powerbook, tapes, electronics

“Noise prophets? New Psychedelicists? Krautrockists? Conceptual Grifters? Tricksters or Charlatans? It doesn’t matter. All the monikers in the world cannot begin to conjure up what a truly dumbfounding experience it is to witness the sonic equivalent of“hitting the floor running and getting stuck in the molasses of deconstruction”. These guys are never the same twice. In fact, I’m not even sure they’re the same people I saw last time. Their music requires radical perspectival reorientation of the most perverse kind.”

Musiques à loft

Presented by the Montreal Biennale and ALSOP architects
part of Montréal’s installation: Creative City
250, Saint-Antoine Street West (former building of the Gazette)

Event 5 :

“The Politics of Recognition or the Recognition of Politics”

October 24, 2004 – 16 h

Music and vidéo : Free Radicals
Marc Couroux (video artist-musician) : Skulking. Peripheral insights into the downfall of Richard Nixon
Thérèse Mastroiacovo (video artist) : we’re trying to, WW (1975-2004)
Juliana Pivato (video artist) : Company
Philippe Hode-Keyser, Marc Couroux: Watergating

Admission :
Adults= $5
Students= $2,50 (including exhibitions)

L A B I E N N A L E D E M O N T R É A L 2 004
Tél. : (514) 288-0811
Fax : (514) 288-5021
Contact : ciac@ciac.ca

KEYSER – COUROUX at the CASA

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 – 21h
Casa del Popolo, Montréal
4873, St-Laurent blvd. (below St-Joseph blvd.)

As part of the ongoing : SUONI PER IL POPOLO

Philippe Hode-Keyser – drums, electronics, percussions
Marc Couroux – keyboard, powerbook, tapes, electronics

“WATERGATING” or “Mr. Dean’s Opus” (that’s John, not Howard)

Tickets : $6 / $8

Théâtre de l'entropie

KEYSER-COUROUX presents: Théâtre de l’entropie

at La Société des arts technologiques [SAT], Montréal
305, Sainte-Catherine Street West

March 7, 2003 – 20h
$5
part of the event: FREE RADICALS

kc radicaliberté billet d'entrée 7 mars 2003

Philippe Hode-Keyser – drums, percussions
Marc Couroux – keyboard

Cover photo by: Philippe Hode-Keyser

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KEYSER-COUROUX at the Évolutions, les nouvelles percussions

Théâtre La Chapelle, Montréal
3700, St-Dominique Street

November 3, 2001 – 20h

Philippe Hode-Keyser – drums, percussions
Marc Couroux – keyboard

with special guest:

Paul Dolden – electric guitar