October 26th, 2014 | Published in Blog
In 2010, Jean-Luc and Éric were invited by Arika to the Uninstal festival in Glasgow (Scotland) to carry out a series of recordings with some inhabitants of this city, in their home spaces. Based on predefined rules, including the single-sequence shot as a recording method, these people became the actors in a story about their everyday life.
Guionnet and La Casa considered this work as a composition under the form of a score with four phases.
Phase 1: Domestic Listening / Tipping Point (apartments 1, 2, 3 & 4). Each inhabitant (four in total) talks about his favorite music in his favorite room of his apartment.
Phase 2: Public Drift (Public performance of apartments 1, 2, 3 & 4). In a concert (Glasgow, 2010) five protagonists (two speakers and three musicians) can hear the four home recordings on their headphones and react following a rigourous protocol. Musicians are: Lucio Capece, Neil Davidson and Seijiro Murayama; voices are: Aileen Campbell and Gaël Laveugle.
Phase 3: House. Domestic Drift (Domestic performance of apartments 1, 2, 3 & 4). A fifth resident listens to the four home recordings, gives his comments and plays his instrument.
Phase 4: Studio. Synthesis Drift. Made between September 2013 and 2014 (Mixing of phases 1, 2 and 3 of each apartment). Jean-Luc and Éric overdubbed and mixed freely the three first phases of each apartment.
This process was carried out four times and results in a four CD boxset.