Jopo Stereo Voices

1. JOPO STEREO : “VOICES OF ROCK _ part 1”. (08:56)
Voices of Rock was created for the Vibrö 3 release party at the Palais de Tokyo contempory art museum in Paris as a part of the French Pop Artist, Robert Malaval’s, retrospective. In this tribute to rock n’ roll, fragments of a classic hard rock anthem from Australia can be heard as well as an Agatha Christie radioplay reworked by John OIswald… Then jingles from a CD interview collection, a cappella from Joe Meek, and raw guitars made without guitars.

2. AKE HODELL “Numro Ba Besh” audio poem, 1970. (04:23)
Ake Hodell (b.1919) is a pioneer of sound poetry and experimental electronic music in Sweden. “Numro Ba Besh” was edited on the sound poetry revue “OU” founded by Henry Chopin.

3. L-R (Jean-Yves Leloup / Jean-Philippe Renoult)
“I could never play that music again” (20’55)
Created for Radiodays at De Appel Gallery in Amsterdam, April 2005, I could never play that music again is a radio collage which organises and disorganises quotes from various electronic music artists interviewed and recorded by Jean-Philippe Renoult & Jean-Yves Leloup over the past fifteen years. The piece begins with an audio letter from Fred Judd, a sound engineer for the BBC radiophonic workshop, sent to the Dutch composer Tom Dissevelt in 1966. Judd talks rather pessimistically about the commercial future of electronic music. I could never play that music again offers possible anwers to the questions voiced aloud by Judd, and features in order of appearence : Derrick May, Stacey Pullen, Autechre, Simon Begg, Matmos, Alec Empire, A Guy Called Gerald, Mad Mike, Coldcut, Mixmaster Morris, Kid Koala, Steve Reich, Claude Leveque, Rioji Ikeda, Richie Hawtin, Richard James, Thomas Brinkmann, Mantronix, Christian Fennesz, Squarepusher, The Residents, and Tony Morley.The music here —apart from two famous quotations— is created from minute samples from the late 50s and 60s electronic era — including the Dutch Philips Research Labotories, the Groupe de Recherche Musicales (GRM) in Paris , Joe Meek material, and other innovators from that time..

4. THE APOLOGY LINE : New-York, 1980, anonymous answerphone confession. (00:41)

5. TAPE BEATLES “Wave of Waves”, 1990. (02:38)
The Tape-beatles are a collaboration of varying membership that make music and audio art recordings,"expanded cinema" performances, videos, printed publications, and works in other media. They work now under the aegis of Public Works Productions and are based in Prague (Czech Republic) The Tape-beatles began creating works for audio tape in 1987. Their goal at first was to create a form of pop music that made no use of musical instruments, instead relying on tape recording and analog studio techniques as their sole source of sounds. In addition, the Tape-beatles aspired to an egalitarian attitude of artmaking, avoiding the use of "professional" equipment.

6. “Machines should work, People should think”. (01:56)
A collage and reworked edit of some MANHATTAN RESEARCH inc adverts, composed during the 50s and 60s by Raymond Scott.

7. SONG OF THE BREWERY —radio edit— (21:16) by Jean-philippe Renoult and Dinahbird
Song of the Brewery is a both a radio art piece and a sound installation inspired by Cork’s Beamish and Crawford Brewery. It was commissioned by Art Trail’s Soundworks Festival as a part of Cork Capital of Culture 2005. This large scale brewery was established in the nineteenth century and has remained a Cork name and landmark ever since. Whilst the building and the stout are known to all, the experiences and memories of those who have worked there and the cacophony of sounds that form part of the brewing, fermenting and bottling process are not so familia. The sound piece incorporates interviews with three generations of workers, location recordings, sampling, electroacoustic compositions and voice-over.

8. “ La Marseillaise” (00:30)
Alice Kok, a young chinese woman living in Paris is recorded here singing the French national anthem La Marseillaise, in Arabic. It was recorded by the French artist Thierry Bernard for the collective work Sound-Drop, a series of audio walks presented for the Nuit Blanche 2005 event in Paris. This is the first time this song has been presented in it’s raw and unedited form.

9. JOPO STEREO : “VOICES OF ROCK _ part 2.1” (05:36)

10. JOPO STEREO : “VOICES OF ROCK _ part 2.2” (04:13)

Jean-Philippe Renoult —aka SonoTale, Jopo Stereo, L+R, Cut & Paste Trio— (electroacoustics, tape music, plunderphonics)

Writer, radio producer, sound artist, curator and cut-up DJ, Jean-Philippe Renoult’s sound work is as much influenced by early avant guarde cut up work of the 52h century, to the turntablists and DJs of the 80s to today. Under the pseudonym of Jopo Stereo he blends electronic compositions with voices and noises from a variety of musical backgrounds (pop, rock, disco, classical…). These tiny audio fragments are then tuned, detuned and mixed together to become part of an extended “sample dust” environment.To create these works, he never uses MIDI, just tapes, a multi-track recorder, computer and a few effects. He performs on the airwaves, in galleries, clubs, and through sound installations.
Jean-Philippe Renoult devises and presents the ‘Voir et Entendre’ (See and Hear) cycle of conferences at the Pompidou Centre Paris, curated the first Nuit Electro at the Cité de la Musique, Paris, and is co-programmer of the “Territoire Electroniques” festival at the Fondation Vaserely, Aix en Provence. He is also the artistic director of Sound Drop, an ongoing series of curated audiowalks in Paris.

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