Quadri + Cromie on Materiali Sonori in Januari 2006

Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Peter Bruck, Bill Rieflin (REM) and Archaea Strings are the protagonists of musics that Hector Zazou has composed for the electronic images of French painter BERNARD CAILLAUD.

Hector Zazou + Bernard Caillaud – Quadri + Cromie

The work is contained in a dvd+cd edition in a box which includes ten postcards. The project has been realized in worldwide exclusive for Materiali Sonori and official release is January 2006. A preview of the images and the project could be seen on www.musicoperator.com (defunct).

Quadri[+]Chromies brings together the video pictures of Bernard Caillaud and the electronic music of Hector Zazou.
Images and music are generated by computer. Colors and sounds seem to dialogue in a strange mechanical music that becomes understood by the spectator.
Hector Zazou has composed a serie of pieces for electronic and strings. Brilliant musicians like David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakamato, Peter Buck et Bill Rieflin (from REM) have been involved in the recording sessions. Quadri[+]Chromies is presented two ways (which can be complementary):

  1. An installation : Every monitor has its painting and its music, which evolve into infinity, never repeating themselves.
  2. A concert : The paintings are projected onto one to four screens (the images use a format of 5X6 meters) and the music is broadcast in 5.1. Hector Zazou who manages all the electronic parts is backed by strings and woods.

Quadri[+]Chromies was created in concert in Florence (Festival Fabbrica Europa) in May 2002, and performed in Moscow in October 2003, Monterrey (Mexico) in October 2004 and Sofia (Bulgaria) in March 2005.

More information: Materiali Sonori

Originally, this production was released on a DVD with the Italian magazine Experience by Pier Luigi Andreoni:

1. Carrès du Bleu au Noir
2. Arc En Ciel Vertical
3. Matière Pensante
4. Lignes and Rectangles
5. Elipses (unreleased)
6. Pièces Courtes (unreleased)

David contribution: samples on instrumental track 3.
Ryuichi contributions in track 1, 4 and 5 (latter with Brian Eno)

Brian Eno and Ryuichi Sakamoto are together in the track called Ellipses

Peter Buck contribution in Lignes and Rectangles

Bill Rieflin contribution in Carrès du Bleu au Noir

Digital paintings by Bernard Cailloud

Verification with David’s management made clear that a couple of years ago, David supplied Zazou with a selection of sounds which he has now incorporated into the track Matiére pensante of Quadri+Cromie. That was David’s only involvement in the project.

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