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Doubse hysterie ~ 2016

by ErikM

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Arcus 06:07
Cirrus 04:47
Hallali 09:52
Argentique 16:02


At the inception of this commissioned work offered to me by "Intermèdes Géographiques"
in 2011, I was looking for a meaning and a relationship between my work as a composer
and the specific constraints of this project.

"Doubse hystérie" is thus in a first place a commissioned work acheived in 2013.
The frame and the fundamental element revolved around immersive listening with a "smartphone"
(featuring a GPS) and audio headphones during a train trip across the Arc Jurassien (1).
This journey is punctuated by nine (2) sonic pieces based on a meditative time-stretched illusion.
I have always loved taking pictures of landscapes from the window of the train with relatively long exposure times that create horizontally striated periodicities. I have transposed this process into musical composition and selected nine stops on the way. Every stop corresponds to a musical piece.

I selected six pieces from the nine initial ones in order to adapt to the CD format and to a home listening. While exploring the subject of the "Arc Jura sien", I found a relation between this geological-geological arc and "Arc d'hystérie", a sculpture by Louise Bourgeois. The composition of nine initial pieces is not a random choice, I explored works and writings dealing with male hysteria (3) which is almost unknown and remains a taboo.
These symptoms create a bridge or an arc of reflexion between the train stations along this route.

(1) Franche-Comté area, France
(2) according to Freud, as soon as we see the number nine appear, we are on the tracks of a pregnancy fantasy.
(3) Male Hysteria When we read carefully Freud's text, we realise that male hysteria, which has played a decisive role in the invention of psychoanalysis, is often elided and outshined by female hysteria. It resurges anyway, always timely, at every time of emergence and crossing of the analytical theory. It is always associated to highlights of fertility. Liliane Fainsilber

CD edition 2016 by MonotypRec


released March 1, 2016

All compositions & design by Erikm 2013
Musicians : Track 04
Julia Eckhardt : Alto violin
Silvia Platzer : Cello
Track 02
Erikm : Khên
Masterised : GMEM Jérome Deck

Product & support :
Intermèdes Géographiques / Centre culturel ABC / Co-operative




eRikm France

eRikm Is a French composer, musician and visual artist. "Erik M" until 2001, then "eRikm". Works both in the studio and on stage . He lives and works in Drôme, France.

He is most well-known for his improvisational collaborations. Notable collaborators include: Luc Ferrari, Christian Marclay, Otomo Yoshihide, Mathilde Monnier, FM Einheit,Thurston Moore, Martin Brandlmayr ...
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