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SUN DOG – ErikM electronics / Isabelle Duthoit Voice | Villa For Forest

Isabelle Duthoit develops a singular and personal voice technique. Her singing is rooted in the breath, the rustle, the glow; it opens up radically new horizons.

ErikM, through electronic devices, treats sounds like living organisms:
in perpetual mutation, exposed to the risk of accident as well as to that of unison. We leave you below a link for the sound.

Sun-Dog drifts between a form of static and restless ambient.
This album evokes a „rubbed“ music which is perfectly represented by the cover of their first CD Le col des Tempêtes. Yves Poliart

Cd : Col des tempêtes 2022
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Hof, Iceland
Overlooking the Black Desert
looking westward
two distinct suns are jealous of each other in the sky
The elder sun is misted in a cold yellow
its heir is greenish-grey
In the north, the Vatnajökull glacier spews its waters in the carbon vastness as far as the ocean.
Multiple shafts of light pierce the clouds.

Mont Ventoux, France
Climbing the Kilimanjaro of Provence, Isabelle and I walked
the immaculate rocky terrain.
In cowboy boots and sneakers, we wander between the snow patches drunk on mistral, up to the ridge.

Beyond the Dome of the Storms, we reach the pass.
After climbing this modest 1909 metres, we descend on the partially-icy asphalt. The setting sun casts on the summit rare silhouettes of pine trees
shaped by the wind.
The sea of clouds at our feet reminds me of the past experience of the SunDog.

This climb was the beginning of our meeting at the M!lieu, in the village of Sault, between the sky, the stones, and the wind.

These new wanderings with vocalist Isabelle Duthoit, echo previous journeys I have made with Phil Minton, Catherine Jauniaux, Natacha Muslera or Dalila Khatir.

ErikM 2022


Isabelle Duthoit
Duthoit began studying classical music in 1991 at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Lyon with Jacques Di Donato , from which she graduated in 1995. With Donato, she founded the Fruits de Mhère Festival for improvisation music in 1994 and composed the theater music le temps du souffle .

In the second half of the decade she toured the United States with Donato; she also worked with chamber music interpreters such as Sonia Wieder-Atherton and Raphaël Oleg . She performed several times at the Musique Action festival in Vandœuvre-lès- Nancy ,Musique en Scène in Lyon as well as Romania and the Ukraine. She also worked in the Ensemble Triolid (album Ur Lamento 2002 with Laurent Dailleau ( theremin ) and David Chiesa (bass, percussion)) with Taavi Kerikmäe and with Tim Hodgkinson ( Sketch of Now , 2006). In 2004 she recorded the album Avenues (Unit) in a duo with the pianist Jacques Demierre . It is clarinettist in Trio Krizda with Christine Wodrascka (piano) and Gunda Gottschalk (Viola), plays in the formation archipelago of Emmanuel Petit and is the founder of the trio Bords de Mhère (with Kristof Guez and Marc Pichelin). In the course of her career she also worked with Johannes Bauer , Camel Zekri , Michel Doneda , Franz Hautzinger and Géraldine Keller . In 2001 she performed with Joëlle Léandreand Marilyn Crispell at the Konfrontationen festival in Nickelsdorf . [2] In Japan, she studied 2008 for a stay in the Villa Kujoyama Noh rituals and entered 2011 in the Villa Medici in Rome together with Ryoko Aoki on. In 2012 she was part of the SWR New Jazz Meeting Member of Carl Ludwig Hübsch Ensemble pretty eight ; she also belongs to his quartet Drift .

ErikM is a French musician, composer and visual artist.

Since his first experience in the plastic and visual arts, ErikM takes the risk to escape any attempt of hasty categorization. Very quickly considered as a virtuoso of electronic devices and sound arts (1994), he crosses the worlds-systems called „independent“, „institutional“ and territories (France – International). He develops an openly prospective approach of the technological medium. He conceives acousmatic works or composes mixed music for instrumental ensembles (Ensemble Inter contemporain, Laborintus, Phoenix Basel, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Dedalus…). He has collaborated with Luc Ferrari, Jean-Luc Nancy, Christian Marclay, Thurston Moore, Bernard Stiegler, Mathilde Monnier, FM Einheit… and creates transversal works that constitute a singular kaleidoscopic vision and put in tension the intimate and the political, the popular and the learned.