Sprung from his performance in Athens -part of the winter/spring European tour- this recording best describes the case for current modular synthesis. Moissonnier’s sound sculpture has a psychedelic, rhythmic underlying pattern similar to early electronic compositions. Through these 24 minutes we come across layers of slowly interleaving schematic noise & processed field recording music tracks. Not your typical noise record, in the sense that somewhere in there, the human element is present and controlling the machine.
Gaël Moissonnier is a French artist and musician from Lyon, currently residing in Brussels. He plays the A-100 Modular Analog Synthesizer, tapes & field recordings, while recent research has been orientated towards “improvised noise synthesis”. Moissonnier is a member of the bands Motherfucking, La 6eme Faute and the informal ensemble “Faux Amis” and has collaborated with Pascal Nichols (Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides), Ben Morris & Rob Lye (Chora) and Julien Louvet (2:13 PM; The Austrasian Goat). From 2005 to 2010 Moissonnier has also been a promoter for Lyon’s legendary venue “Grrrnd Zero”. Past performances include LUFF Festival Lausanne, 2011; Chuuuuut ! Festival Marseille, 2011; Kill Your Pop Festival Dijon, 2009; Les Urbaines Festival Lausanne, 2007 & shows in various art galleries and clubs in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Czech republic, Portugal, Greece and Switzerland.