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GEORGES-E SCHNEIDER

VIOLINIST - SOUND ARTIST - PRODUCER

 
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ERIK SATIE
UN THÉÂTRE ACOUSTIQUE
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Off - Record Label, Brussels

Digital Release: March 11th 2022

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"As musicians with a classical background, we have dealt with Erik Satie’s music numerous times over the past years. Satie as an artist is iconic for many musicians today and is considered as one of the pioneers of minimalism, many see an ancestor of ambient music in his music. But this is just one side of Satie and as we started to think about our contribution to this project, we agreed that we would like to dedicate ourselves to other sides of Satie’s highly versatile personality. Satie is not only to be associated with minimalism, Satie is also to be associated with nightlife entertainment, absurdism, dadaism and satire. According to certain sources, Satie could have meant Vexations as an ironic comment to Richard Wagner’s music, or even as a parody of the meaningless virtuosity of the perpetuum mobile genre.

 

In our version of vexations, we chose to condense contradictory musical elements and styles and layer them into a dense musical collage held together by Satie’s repetitive musical phrases. We used elements of avant-garde, jazz, techno and electroacoustic music, sometime disassembling Satie’s original chords or re contextualising them into new harmonies. This resulted in a piece of extreme contrasts between extremely fragile lines - especially in the voice - and jarring accumulations of sound. To create a special atmosphere, the voice makes uses of breath as an important element of expression beneath digital sound processing. The violin sound runs through several analog and digital effect chains at the same time, which process the sound simultaneously in different ways and at the same time interact with each other. We also had the idea to integrate the bombastic language of Satie’s publications for the “Metropolitan Church of Art of Jesus the Conductor”, a one-man sect Satie had created, into the piece. Satie supposedly composed Vexations in the same period in which he created his one-man sect and we found quotes related to this one-man sect to be a necessary artistic paraphrase of Satie’s affinity for satire and absurdism."

 

REER PROJECT

Esther Kretzinger and Georges-E. Schneider 

GE SCHNEIDER VIDEOS

GE SCHNEIDER VIDEOS

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Rajesh Mehta Sky Cage Quartet Moers Festival 2020

Rajesh Mehta Sky Cage Quartet Moers Festival 2020

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CONCERT - "Black fractions" (Mehta, 2021) by Sky Cage Quartet

CONCERT - "Black fractions" (Mehta, 2021) by Sky Cage Quartet

01:21:50
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Thinking Diary- Hannah Arendt Teaser 2021

Thinking Diary- Hannah Arendt Teaser 2021

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FINCH х Marianne Hollenstein performance

FINCH х Marianne Hollenstein performance

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RELEASES

ERIK SATIE VEXATIONS - UN THÉÂTRE ACOUSTIQUE
ERIK SATIE VEXATIONS - UN THÉÂTRE ACOUSTIQUE

REER PROJECT

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ANTHOLOGY OF EXPLORATORY MUSIC FROM INDIA
ANTHOLOGY OF EXPLORATORY MUSIC FROM INDIA

SKY CAGE QUARTET & VARIOUS ARTISTS

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FÜR IMMER
FÜR IMMER

MORGEN WURDE / SCHNEIDER

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VERMACHT
VERMACHT

MORGEN WURDE / TIS / SCHNEIDER / KONISHI

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KONTERGESANG
KONTERGESANG

SCHINDLER / SCHNEIDER

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RHIZOME
RHIZOME

SCHINDLER / SCHNEIDER / PRETZEL

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SOUND OF A POEM VINYL
SOUND OF A POEM VINYL

KRETZINGER / SCHNEIDER / COLLINS / DARLING / ENDSTRASSER

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SOUND OF A POEM CD
SOUND OF A POEM CD

KRETZINGER / SCHNEIDER / COLLINS / DARLING / ENDSTRASSER

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ASSASSINOUS ACT
ASSASSINOUS ACT

MORGEN WURDE / SCHNEIDER

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STAUBZUCKER
STAUBZUCKER

JOANNOU / SCHNEIDER / TOSIDIS

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11311
11311

BAUER / SCHNEIDER

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SOLO SONATAS
SOLO SONATAS

SCHNEIDER / BACH / BARTÓK / YSAŸE

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MUSIC

 

REMIXES

 
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French-Swiss violinist Georges-E. Schneider studied for eight years with the esteemed pedagogue Ruggiero Ricci at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, which was followed by a busy concert life as a soloist, chamber musician and ensemble player throughout Europe and worldwide. Throughout all this time Georges had showed a strong interest for contemporary and avant-garde music. Since years now as a sound artist he also deals with electronic music and searches for new ways of expression with his instrument. In 2018 he completed his expertise in this field in achieving a Max/MSP certification at the IRCAM in Paris. Georges’s violin playing is highly versatile and stands for avant-garde, jazz, free improvising, electroacoustic music, ambient, electronic beats and above all for a unique fusion sound that unites elements of all these music genres in order to create a new way of playing the violin. 

 

The outcome of this work has been presented in several records that have been released between 2017 and 2020: the ambient albums Assassinous Act (Time Released Sound, Oakland California 2017), Für Immer (Off Record, Brussels 2020) and Vermacht (Mixcult, St. Petersburg 2020) with German music producer Morgen Wurde, the free jazz albums Kontergesang and Rhizome with Udo Schindler/Gunter Pretzel (Creative Sources Recordings, Lisbon, 2019) and the jazz/ classical music fusion album Sound of a poem with vocalist Esther Kretzinger (Gramola, Vienna 2017, also available as a LP). The complete performance of Rajesh Mehta’s skycage at the Moers Festival 2020 was broadcasted live by tv channel ARTE TV, featuring Georges’s violin playing. Georges’s work focuses also on cooperating with visual artists as Marianne Hollenstein (Basel) and the fashion label Finch (Kiew), TOMAK (Vienna) or Albert Weis (Berlin).  

 

Georges has performed in venues including the Tonhalle Zürich, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Wien, Cadogan Hall London, LSO St. Luke’s, Brucknerhaus Linz, KHS Hall Taipeh, Bâtiment des Forces Motrices Genève, National Concert Hall Dublin, Rudolfinum Prague, New York Metropolitan Museum, Kulturcasino Bern, Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, amongst others. He has participated in festivals such as Salzburger Festspiele, Bregenzer Festspiele, Wien Modern, Ultraschall Festival Berlin, Salzburg Biennale, Shanghai New Music Week, Traiettorie Festival Parma, Festival Melos Ethos Bratislava, Biennale Koper, Unerhört! (Bayerischer Rundfunk), Festival Dialoge (International Mozarteum Foundation), Carinthischer Sommer, Sounds of Jazz Salzburg, Salzburger Jazzherbst and the Moers Festival. 

 
 
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