Recorded 4 years ago with Frédéric D Oberland (FareWell Poetry, Le Réveil Des Tropiques, Oiseaux-Tempête), Colin Johnco (Dr (Dr)one, Pacific Salmons, FareWell Poetry), Seb El Zin (Anarchist Republic of Bzzz, Ithak) and Dave Olliffe (Heligoland, Sealight), 'Hommage à Altagor' is finally available to stream and to download for free!
At the margins of the French lettriste movement, Altagor (pseudonym of Jean Vernier) formerly a mechanic and miner, then writer of thrillers, created 'Métapoésie' poetry composed of invented words, therefore abstract. Also an instrument builder, he accompanied his poetry readings on the pantophone, a stringed, bowed instrument.
More than 40 years after, with the help of the galerist Alain Oudin, Colin and I played this amazing instrument out of the limbo for two special performances, joined by Dave and Seb on guitars.
A strong memory for a vibrating tribute.
Recorded live @ La Société de Curiosités
Previously released on 50 limited CD-R copies via CJC records, 15 May 2009
Colin Johnco : pantophone
Frédéric D. Oberland : pantophone
Dave Ollife : guitar
Seb El Zin : guitar
Deep thanks to: Sébastien Lecordier, Marc Vernier, Alain Oudin, Eric Périer
Artwork : studio MFB