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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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