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                               FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS

 

GERMAN NATIONAL DAILY NEWSPAPER DIE TAGESZEITUNG

Concert review

                                                             Der Himmel donnert by Tim Caspar Boehme     [DE]

"All elements with which Maximin works aimed deliberately onto ambiguity and allusion, she brings sounds and gestures to the game only to have them in the next moment to withdraw. She wants to set a sense of disorientation while listening. Although the mood was generally meditative, the music developed a discreet hypnotic attraction, from which one is not torn out easily. After her solo performance you wonder rather how quickly these forty-five minutes has passed." Die Tageszeitung

 

THE QUIETUS

In-depth interview

                                            Deep Listening: Bérangère Maximin interviewed by Cindy Stern     [UK]

Cindy Stern offers her unique insights into - and talks to - the incomparable electroacoustic composer Bérangère Maximin. 

"Coming from the musique concrète world, I can't just leave the piece as it was first executed [in live concert]. My reflex is to always optimise the sound for fixed media, otherwise my ears are not satisfied. This means that the work on the recording itself, the mix, the stereophonic space, the eq-ing, must give freedom to the recorded sounds and allow them to bring their own dramaturgy."

 

FIFTEEN QUESTIONS

Interview

                                                     Beyond the Limits of Language by Tobias Fischer     [DE/EN]                                                                                  

 "Space is a very rich and complex parameter in composition from the anecdotal side where the composer is reproducing the stereophony of our natural hearing perception to the playing with sound objects in mono which is a voluntary gesture from the composer, all the way to the sophisticated mise-en-scène, the inner space of the final piece with a tight writing and counterpoints, contrasts revealing different plans within the piece. I play with all that."

 

THE OUT DOOR'S 200 WORDS

Feature

                                                             by Marc Masters and Bérangère Maximin     [USA]                                                                                  

"That’s one of my favorite things about Dangerous Orbits: it seems to expand with each listen, threatening to pull apart completely, but something – or, more precisely, someone – keeps it so together it ultimately feels like one huge sound."

– Marc Masters

 

"[Music] can even flow in my brain without a sound and that rite calms me down, helps me chill, focus, dig out what’s best in being alive. My body is a mirror which is simultaneously turned to the past and future. So inspiring. Just that sometimes I could do without the history linkage, that neuronal chain hammering the seconds, the silent voice that forces me to stay aware of the fact that I’m the essence of myself, always the same, always changing." – BM

                                                         Dangerous Orbits by Marc Masters on Pitchfork ! (USA)                               

 

 

"She’s like a ghost in her own machine, conjuring images, setting scenes, and painting sonic pictures while always dodging out of view, hiding in the dark behind the curtain on the side of her own stage. (…) It feels like the world is turning inside Maximin’s songs now, and the resulting gravity has the weight of nature on its side." Pitchfork

 

 

THE DRONE

Feature

       Bérangère Maximin vous présente ses 5 disques de musique expérimentale préférés by Olivier Lamm     [FR]

© Marine Dricot, 2015.

 

"En France, on n'a pas beaucoup de rock décent, mais on a les meilleurs musiciens de musique expérimentale du monde... la Parisienne Bérangère Maximin fait partie des grands espoirs actuels de ce torrent qui gronde depuis sept ou huit décennies... elle fait partie des rares performeurs et compositeurs à avoir secoué, volontairement ou involontairement, le cocotier de la musique électro-acoustique contemporaine.... Maximin expérimente en quelque sorte avec la musique expérimentale elle-même, explosant de l'intérieur le carcan de la tape music (...) ".

The Drone

 

LES INROCKUPTIBLES

Photo blog

                                                                            by Renaud Monfourny     [FR]

"On pourrait argumenter le fait qu’elle est une des plus intéressantes représentantes de la musique électronique très simplement : « sound objects, microphonics, digital chimeras, voice ». Voilà avec quoi elle a enregistré (composé, produit, etc..) son double album Dangerous orbits (MTM/Crammed discs). On ajoutera simplement que l’on s’immerge très facilement et sans s’en rendre compte dans ses boucles très sensuelles et organiques. A écouter le matin avec la lumière et le chant des oiseaux, ou la nuit à faible volume dans le silence…" - R.M.

 

LA REPUBLIQUE DES PYRENEES

"Sortir" / Cover

                                                                                      Cover    [FR]

 

NATIONAL RADIO SHOWS

Broadcasts + Interviews + Live sets

Late Junction

BM at studio 107 © Bruno Riou-Maillard, 2015

Extended Itw and live set     Les Aventures sonores

Tues June 2nd, 2015.

 

Extended Itw on L'Atelier Du Son hosted by Thomas Baumgartner

Fri May 15th, 2015.

 

NYC ROULETTE.TV

Interview + live excerpts

 

Roulette TV talks with Bérangère Maximin about the solo set at Roulette, the development of her creative practice, and her relationship to music.

 

SOME FELLOW ARTISTS' MIXTAPES

 

FACT MAG

 "2014 has welcomed Kevin Saunderson and Damon Albarn to the FACT Mix controls – but the man behind mix 459 is arguably the most storied mixer of the year so far."

 

 

 

ID - VICE

Mixtape by Charlatans' Tim Burgess.

w/ Nik Colk Void, Bérangère Maximin, Daniel O'Sullivan, Alexander Tucker, Chastity Belt, Simon Fisher Turner, Solange, Ariel Rosenberg, Pheromoans and Animal Collective.

 

BOILER ROOM

Mixtape by Crammed Discs' Marc Hollander.

 

 

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