News
// sept 2021

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LE POIDS DE LA LUMIERE //  

/ THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT

The latest opus from Benoît Delbecq alone at the piano. Igor Juget captured 2 days of intense sessions and transformed them into a 54 minute film which will be online for the release date.

Recorded a few days before the never ending French lockdown and mixed at Bureau de Son, the album is released on Pyroclastic Records, the label directed by the New York Canadian colleague, pianist and composer, Kris Davies who has created a platform of the most remarkable aesthetics for recorded music on the international scene.

11 years after the highly prized solo album « Circles and Calligrams » (Songlines), the new album « The Weight of Light » is available as download and physical sales on bandcamp.

CONFITURE //

/ JAM

For nearly a year this pandemic prevents us from performing live. Our thoughts go out to those who are victims of this appalling crisis.

Bureau de Son continues to produce and prepare numerous projects for launch in a future that remains creative. This complex period working as a time for reflection, writing, fine tuning compositions, record productions, music for film and documentaries, and preparing multi-disciplinary performances and installations that we will be participating in.

Vive la musique, vive l’art, vive la culture for everyone. 

PENDANT CE TEMPS //

/ MEANWHILE

Steve Argüelles has made available on bandcamp over 400 drum samples and loops for lockdown musicians to use for rehearsing, writing and producing new music «Beat & Break Shop» volume 2 ,a new addition and updates to volume 1 which was originally released in 2000.

Omar Sosa’s new album An East African Journey produced by Steve Argüelles was completed in lockdown with several videos recorded at Bureau de Son.

More recordings are in the final stages of production for dStream and future release including Four Hands, Pianoctail, Little River a Steve Argüelles solo album.

Julie Martigny and Benoît Delbecq in the company of actor Samuel Thiennot elaborated a new version of «Je suis un crabe ponctuel» at the Arthur Honneger Conservatoire in Le Havre, an ad-hoc reading of texts by Jacques Roubaud.

 

Benoît Delbecq composed an original film score for the documentary film Les Identités de Mona Ozouf by Catherine Bernstein. He co-produced and mixed the album «Songs From Home» for the legendary pianist Fred Hersch (Palmetto Records) recorded at home alone, a followi on from his series of live facebook broadcasts during sveral weeks last spring. A new website for Bureau de Son will be ready and live for when the music goes live.

12.
02 // 

friday

THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT /
BENOÎT DELBECQ


Piano solo CD release by Benoît Delbecq with Pyroclastic Records

 

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4 HANDS 1 BREATH //  

/ BANDCAMP

Available today on Bandcamp as hi-res download or streaming, and on limited edition CD as preorder. LP vinyl will be available shortly !

 

Recorded in Paris at Plushspace / Bureau de Son a few days ago ! Reuniting the pair Steve Argüelles and Benoît Delbecq ( The Recyclers, Ambitronix, Manasonics…) and the poet trumpeter and genius factotum of son Pierre Bastien.

 

4 Hands 1 Breath is 4 hands of polyrhythms playing prepared piano on which hovers the trumpet also `prepared’. Silky and bewitched inventions like musical postcards from unexplored lands. Video link below Video. 

NICOLAS BECKER //

/ OSCAR WINNER

We are proud to annonce that Nicolas Becker and his colleagues received an Oscar for the sound design of Sound Of Metal, a film by Darius Mader, a major achievement and recognition for his fabulous work.

JAZZ DOR SERIES //

/ GENTLE GHOSTS

Second release for the Benoît Delbecq Quartet with Mark Turner, John Hébert and Gerald Cleaver, three years after Spots On Stripes ( on the Cleanfeed label).

 

Recorded at studio MidiLive near Paris after a series of concerts in Europe in 2019. Released on 25th June on Jazz d’Or Series, the record label presented by Philippe Ochem, director of the Jazz d’Or festivals in Berlin and Strasbourg. 

album and video by Igor Juget

D'ICI ET LA //

/ UNE EXPERIENCE

A Radio France podcast series Une Experience, with an episode centered on correspondance between the writer/artist Marcelline Delbecq and the Scottish poet/essayist Kathleen Jamie. Directed by Diphy Mariani with original music by Benoît Delbecq.

 

A mix of two streams of conscience that alternately cross, join and separate. "D’ici et là" convokes divergent realities , several haïkus, thoughts, ephemeral  landscapes. The authors voices mix with that of the writer Ryoko Sekiguchi and the translator Corinna Gepner as well as radio archives from l’INA.

 

The first broadcast was on Radio France Culture 20th June 2021 at 10pm.

27.
06 // 

sunday

4 HANDS 1 BREATH
Streaming and download on Bandcamp

EN CONCERT / AUJOURD'HUI
Studio de l’Ermitage - 18h
8 rue de l’ermitage,
PARIS 20th arr.


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4 HANDS 1 BREATH //  

/ ARGUELLES BASTIEN DELBECQ

Digital album release on our dStream label this Sunday. CDs and vinyl available shortly! Recorded in Paris at Plushspace / Bureau de Son a few days ago!

 

Reuniting the pair Steve Argüelles and Benoît Delbecq (The Recyclers, Ambitronix, Manasonics…) and the poet trumpeter and genius factotum of sound Pierre Bastien.

4 Hands 1 Breath is four hands of polyrhythms playing prepared piano over which hovers the trumpet also `prepared’. Silky and bewitched inventions like musical postcards from unexplored lands. Video link below. Video. 

AN EAST AFRICAN JOURNEY //

/ OMAR SOSA

Omar Sosa is always passionate for the exploration of different African music and culture and their links to his own afro-cuban roots.

 

A new album `An East African Journey’ revisits his 2009 recordings from Madagascar, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi, Zambia and Mauritius, completed with new sessions from 2019 with the album producer Steve Argüelles on drums and Christophe `Disco’ Minck on double bass, moog and harp.

 

To celebrate the album release Omar plays in trio with the african singers present in video form at the Bal Blomet, the mythique Paris club in the 15th arrondissement.

DEEP FORD //

/ ANAMORPHOSES

Deep Ford is a collective that gives the impression of aquatic immersion whilst giving its music the motion of a crossing between shores, horizontal and vertical revisited.

 

"You May Cross Here" was released on BMC in 2019.

27.
06 // 

sunday

4 HANDS 1 BREATH /
THÔT /
THE WORKSHOP /
 
Studio de l’Ermitage - 17h15 8 rue de l’ermitage, PARIS 20e

 

26.
06 // 

saturday

DEEP FORD / 
Festival Sons des Peuples #2 Apt , Parc Du Luberon 19h

29.
06 // 

tuesday

OMAR SOSA /
AN EAST AFRICAN JOURNEY  / 

Bal Blomet 20h00 33 rue Blomet Paris 75015

 


 feb 2021

twol_edited.jpg

LE POIDS DE LA LUMIERE //  

/ THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT

The latest opus from Benoît Delbecq alone at the piano. Igor Juget captured 2 days of intense sessions and transformed them into a 54 minute film which will be online for the release date.

Recorded a few days before the never ending French lockdown and mixed at Bureau de Son, the album is released on Pyroclastic Records, the label directed by the New York Canadian colleague, pianist and composer, Kris Davies who has created a platform of the most remarkable aesthetics for recorded music on the international scene.

11 years after the highly prized solo album « Circles and Calligrams » (Songlines), the new album « The Weight of Light » is available as download and physical sales on bandcamp.

CONFITURE //

/ JAM

For nearly a year this pandemic prevents us from performing live. Our thoughts go out to those who are victims of this appalling crisis.

Bureau de Son continues to produce and prepare numerous projects for launch in a future that remains creative. This complex period working as a time for reflection, writing, fine tuning compositions, record productions, music for film and documentaries, and preparing multi-disciplinary performances and installations that we will be participating in.

Vive la musique, vive l’art, vive la culture for everyone. 

PENDANT CE TEMPS //

/ MEANWHILE

Steve Argüelles has made available on bandcamp over 400 drum samples and loops for lockdown musicians to use for rehearsing, writing and producing new music «Beat & Break Shop» volume 2 ,a new addition and updates to volume 1 which was originally released in 2000.

Omar Sosa’s new album An East African Journey produced by Steve Argüelles was completed in lockdown with several videos recorded at Bureau de Son.

More recordings are in the final stages of production for dStream and future release including Four Hands, Pianoctail, Little River a Steve Argüelles solo album.

Julie Martigny and Benoît Delbecq in the company of actor Samuel Thiennot elaborated a new version of «Je suis un crabe ponctuel» at the Arthur Honneger Conservatoire in Le Havre, an ad-hoc reading of texts by Jacques Roubaud.

 

Benoît Delbecq composed an original film score for the documentary film Les Identités de Mona Ozouf by Catherine Bernstein. He co-produced and mixed the album «Songs From Home» for the legendary pianist Fred Hersch (Palmetto Records) recorded at home alone, a followi on from his series of live facebook broadcasts during sveral weeks last spring. A new website for Bureau de Son will be ready and live for when the music goes live.

12.
02 // 

friday

THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT /
BENOÎT DELBECQ


Piano solo CD release by Benoît Delbecq with Pyroclastic Records