Noise Level

by Gaëtan Gromer

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✭ ✭ ✭ ABOUT 'NOISE LEVEL' ✭ ✭ ✭

[EN]

In his eponymous short story, Raymond F. Jones proposes a sort of allegory of the mechanism of creation. He shows that a new idea is the fruit of an unconscious and complex process of heterogeneous association of ideas, and that it is possible to create favorable conditions to stimulate this process.

This method is even more efficient when one is capable of losing the « noise level » in its thoughts (automatism, archetypes, prejudices…), that gradually confines the mind to the comfort of existent
and certainty, and thereby tends to restrict imagination and make the emergence of newness impossible.

Noise Level is an attempt of sound illustration of this idea and, like in the short story, the library holds a central place. All compositions in this disc are built from real sounds recorded in ordinary
libraries. After transformation, these heterogeneous sounds blend into a new environment, where a coffee machine might as well be a melodic instrument and the sounds of book handling, a
percussion set. The creative gesture then represents a link between the concrete manifestations of reality and the imaginaries…


[FR]

Dans sa nouvelle éponyme, Raymond F. Jones propose une sorte d’allégorie des mécanismes de la création. Il y montre qu’une idée neuve est le fruit inconscient d’un processus complexe d’association d’idées hétéroclites et qu’il est possible de créer les conditions propices à stimuler ce processus.

La méthode est d’autant plus efficiente que l’on est capable de se départir de son « niveau de bruit » de la pensée (automatismes, archétypes, préjugés, etc.) qui installe peu à peu dans le confort de l’existant et de la certitude, mais tend par là-même à brider l’imagination et à rendre impossible l’émergence de la nouveauté.

Noise Level est une tentative d’illustration sonore de cette idée et, comme dans la nouvelle, la bibliothèque y est centrale. Toutes les compositions de ce disque sont construites à partir de sons concrets enregistrés dans des bibliothèques ordinaires. Après transformation, ces sons hétéroclites se fondent dans un nouvel environnement où une machine à café peut bien être un instrument mélodique et les sons de manipulations des livres, un set de percussions. Le geste créatif s’inscrit alors comme trait d’union entre les manifestations concrètes du réel et les imaginaires...



✭ ✭ ✭ GAËTAN GROMER - BIO ✭ ✭ ✭

[EN]

Gaetan Gromer is a sound artist. His great interest in interdisciplinarity leads him to multiply collaborations with artists such as Maria La Ribot, Philippe Boisnard, Paul Hossfeld, Germain
Roesz, Zahra Poonawala, Sylvie Villaume, Léo Henry, Stéphane Perger, etc.

He regularly performs and exhibits in his home city Strasbourg (Shadok, le Maillon, Pôle Sud, Ososphère and Artefacts festivals, etc…), but also, inter alia, at the MAMCO of Geneva, at the e-Werk of Freiburg, at the CAC of Vilnius, at the Saint-Dié Museum, at the Fernet Branca Fondation in Saint-Louis, at the Centre Database in Angoulême, at the street art festival Coup de Chauffe in Cognac, at the Poetry House of Saint-Quentin, at the Digital Life festival in Roma, at the Electric Nights of Athens, etc…

He is one of the winner of the European Award for Digital Arts Imagina Atlantica 2012 in Angoulême.


[FR]

Gaëtan Gromer est artiste sonore. Très attiré par l'interdisciplinarité, il multiplie les collaborations avec des artistes comme Maria La Ribot, Philippe Boisnard, Paul Hossfeld, Germain Roesz, Zahra
Poonawala, Sylvie Villaume, Léo Henry, Stéphane Perger, etc.

Il se produit et expose régulièrement dans sa ville d'origine, Strasbourg (Shadok, le Maillon, Pôle Sud, les festivals Ososphère et Artefacts, etc.). Mais aussi, entre autres, au MAMCO de Genève, à l'e-Werk de Friburg, au CAC de Vilnius, au musée de Saint-Dié, à la Fondation Fernet Branca de Saint-Louis, à Databaz à Angoulême, à la Nuit Blanche de Bruxelles, à Coup de Chauffe (Cognac),
au Digital Life de Rome, aux Electric Nights d’Athènes, etc.

Il est l'un des lauréats du prix européen d'arts numériques Imagina Atlantica 2012 à Angoulême.

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released September 19, 2016

Composed, performed and produced by Gaëtan Gromer.
Mastered by Arco Trauma
Photographies by Marie Osswald
Artwork by Gaëtan Gromer
Design by Paskine

Duration: 44:24 min

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