Michael Riessler

Orange - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9274-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92742 2
  • German Release: 01/01/2000
  • Genre: Crossover, World Jazz
No longer available – out of print

Orange is a reference to Georges Perec. Just as in Perec’s literary works everyday events and common keepsakes stand for a collective memory, so the music moves in a way that speaks of a shared expanse: different modes are assembled like a puzzle, creating an overall picture of associative images. In Perec’s creations, key words and places become way stations in a labyrinth of memories. "The small forgotten moments make for the greatest memories"(Perec). "Je me souviens qu’ au ‘Monopoly’ l’avenue de Breteuil est verte, l’avenue Henri Martin rouge et l’avenue Mozart orange". (Perec, 7e arrond, Paris) "I remember that in Monopoly Breteuil avenue is green, Henri Martin avenue red, and Mozart avenue orange." Michael Riessler"Je me souviens" is a key sentence around which the Parisian poet...

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Michael Riessler - clarinet, bassclarinet, sopranino saxophone
Elise Caron - vocals
Jean-Louis Matinier - accordion
Pierre Charial - barrel-organ (orgue de barbarie)

Recording Information

Digital recording and mastering by Max Federhofer at SWR Studio, Baden-Baden, Germany between June and August 1999
Produced by Michael Riessler and Achim Hebgen, SWR-Jazz