Jérôme Noetinger & SEC_

La Cave Des Étendards (CD, 2018)


Released by Mikroton Recordings




Jérôme Noetinger: Revox reel-to-reel recorder, electro-acoustic devices 

SEC_: Revox tape recorder, feedback system, laptop

1. L’orecchio di Dionigi (17.18) - listen sample

2. Le château est une oreille (17.27)

This album is the result of the studio editing of two live recordings: at Cave12, Genève (CH) on 11.10.2015 and at Standards, Milano (IT) on 15.10.2015. Jérôme Noetinger plays Revox reel-to-reel recorder and electro-acoustic device, SEC_ plays Revox reel-to-reel recorder, feedback system and laptop.

Editing and mixing by SEC_

Thanks to Sixto, Nicola Ratti, URSSS, Vlad

“La Cave Des Étenards” or “The Cave Of Standards” is a wordplay between Cave12 and Standards, two venues where they recorded the concerts which became the foundation for the tracks of the album. "L'orecchio Di Dionigi" is a cave in Siracusa with a special echo that allows to hear from the entrance any sound from the inside; in the past it was probably used as a prison because of its aural properties, very useful to control what the prisoners said. "Le chateau Est Une Oreille" is inspired by Italo Calvino's text "Un Re In Ascolto", written for Lucian Berio, where he describes sound narrative of a castle from the position of a paranoid king. You can use these references as a way to enter the cinematic world both musicians created with multiplicity of tape sampling and the use of extra tools to make the music as complex and inter-referential as possible.