21:20 – 21:40 [gmt] France Musique

For Art’s Birthday, the Radiomentale Duo offers “Recordare”, an audio piece and live performance (for turntables and computer), inspired by the theme of memory and its alterations, a subject already highlighted in Una Dolce Notte (2004), a famous audio piece featuring Federico Fellini.

Based on sound collages and electronic music, this new production draws on cinematographic aesthetics as well as the atmospheric sound colours of electronic music and material from field recordings.

Radiomentale’s work in general focuses on the idea of the soundtrack between abstraction and fiction, open narratives and sound landscapes into which listeners are invited to project themselves.

Le duo Radiomentale propose à l’occasion de cette journée, “Recordare”, une pièce sonore et une performance live (pour platines et ordinateur), inspirée par le thème de la mémoire et de ses altérations, déjà évoqué à travers la voix et le témoignage de Federico Fellini, dans l’une de leurs pièces sonores les plus remarquées, Una Dolce Notte (2004).

Réalisée à base de collages sonores et de musique électronique, cette nouvelle pièce puisera à nouveau sa matière dans l’esthétique cinématographique, ainsi que dans les tonalités atmosphériques de la musique électronique et le grain des field recordings.

De manière générale, le travail de Radiomentale se développe autour de l’idée de bande-son entre abstraction et fiction, de récits ouverts, d’environnement et de paysage sonore, dans lequel l’auditeur est invité à se projeter.

About RadioMentale:
RadioMentale, a DJ and sound artists duo founded by Jean-Yves Leloup & Eric Pajot, can be seen as a sound-system influencing on the airwaves, clubs, urban spaces, web & art venues.

They started their career in 1992, with their own radio show, playing experimental music, concrete music, ambient & electronic. During ten years, they produced this weekly and cult radio show in Paris for Radio FG (first french and independant electronic music station), national Swiss station Couleur 3 and Tokyo Shibuya FM. During this period, the also played in the first techno and rave parties organized in Paris.

From the mid-90’s, they started to work in the field of contemporary art, composing sountracks and soundpieces for exhibitions, and collaborating with video artists, writers, designers or film directors.

Since then, their work, their installations and performances, have been presented in various venues such as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Kassel Documenta X, Luxembourg Mudam, Paris Cité de la musique, Cartier Foundation, and of course various clubs, music and cinema festivals over Europe.

Since 2000, they are known as the pioneers of « cinemix », an audiovisual performing practise quite popular in France. As Djs and sound artists, they create new soundtracks for silent and classic experimental films (by Griffith, Murnau, Keaton, Vertov, and dada and surrealist artists), but also for modern talking movies, such Antonioni’s Blow Up, Gus Van Sant’s Gerry, Brian De Palma’s Dressed To Kill or David Cronenberg’s Videodrome.

A RadioMentale performance or sound piece, is usually a collage drawing on an eclectic range of audio sources, including sound experiments, movie soundtracks, ambient music, experimental & electronic music, natural sounds, fragment of interviews and human voice.

Recently, they released as L-R & RadioMentale (with Jean-Philippe Renoult), the album entitled I Could Never Make That Music Again, for the belgian label Sub Rosa, awarded by a 2008 Qwartz Prize in France for best electronic artist.

Their latest soundpieces were commissioned by french radio programs and stations such as France Culture’s ACR (creative radio workshop), France Musique’s Tapage Nocturne and Radio Grenouille’s Engrenages festival.

Jean-Yves Leloup is a sound-artist, DJ, critic, journalist and a curator, specialized in electronic music, contemporary art & new technologies. He is the author of an essay entitled « Digital Magma » (2009, Sternberg Press) and also “Global Techno” (published in 1999 by Camion Blanc and republished by Scali in 2008). He has been the curator of the design and sound art project Audiolab.
Born in 1968 in Paris. Lives and work in Paris.

Eric Pajot, musician, sound and visual artist, he used to work as a computer graphic and website designer. He has released several singles on independant parisian labels, composed movie soundtracks and released various personal DVD of its graphic and video work.
Born in 1966 in Bourgogne. Lives and work in Paris.

RadioMentale.
Jean-Yves Leloup et Eric Pajot, fondateurs du duo d’artistes sonores et de DJs, RadioMentale, ont débuté leur carrière au début des années 90, à l’heure de l’émergence des musiques électroniques, grâce à leur émission diffusée sur Radio FG (Paris), Couleur 3 (Suisse) et Shibuya FM (Tokyo).

Par la suite, outre leur participation à la scène techno, ils signent toute une série de collaborations avec des artistes, plasticiens et cinéastes mais aussi certaines pièces et environnements sonores à l’occasion de manifestations artistiques et d’expositions d’art contemporain. Depuis 2000, ils sont notamment connus pour avoir lancé la tendance des « Cinémixes.

Désormais, Radiomentale développe d’un côté des activités personnelles et artistiques (radio, DJ, performances et expositions) et de l’autre un travail de création, de sélection et de programmation musicale. Leur capacité à composer des bandes-son, à habiller un lieu, une œuvre ou un événement, à créer de véritables atmosphères, leur ont conféré aujourd’hui leur réputation de créatifs multimédias.

Leur travail se développe généralement autour de l’idée d’immersion, d’environnement et de paysage sonore.

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