cl(bcl), perc, pf(kbd,perc), vn, vc; fixed electronics; video
Daniel Wohl's Corps Exquis shares its unexpected juxtapositions with the early twentieth-century surrealist collaboration cadavre exquis created by André Breton and his Paris friends. In turn, their wordplay was modeled after the Victorian parlor game Consequences.
The album’s striking electronic elements are derived directly from Wohl’s processing of the virtuosic ensemble’s acoustic instruments (piano, violin, cello, clarinet and percussion). On the track “Ouverture”, Wohl processes the resonance from a bell hit and extends it to form the underlying electronic texture; on “Limbs”, the original acoustic piano plays in perfect unison with an electrified and transformed version of itself. The result is a dynamic and emotionally charged work in which the acoustic and electronic sounds seamlessly intertwine to the point of becoming one.
clarinet (doubling bass clarinet, vocals, percussion)
percussion (doubling melodica)
piano (doubling melodica, vocals, percussion)
keyboard (doubling keyboard, melodica, vocals, percussion) and electronics: fixed media, live processing, sampler
5. Plus ou Moins
Individual movements available separately.