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Verschueren: Catalogues Des Plantes


Release Date: 08/11/2009 
Label:  Fuga Libera   Catalog #: 705   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The sculptor Bob Verschueren, besides his work of vegetable sculpture that puts him at the forefront of the news (with several important exhibitions in Belgium and in Europe as well as a monograph by publisher Mardaga), has developed over the last fifteen years an interesting concept to mix the vegetal and musical worlds in an innovative way. Each piece on this record concerns one vegetable species from which the composer/interpreter derives range of untreated sounds that he arranges into compositions. They have been realized with the support of the Banff Centre (Canada) and of the Centre de Recherche et de Formation Musicale de Wallonie. The technique consists of a series of "microscopic" sound recordings next to the object that Read more allows the artist to take out unexpected sounds while manipulating various vegetables. The organisation of these records gives birth to real soundboards, in which the listener is invited to dive at will... Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Artichaut (Cynara scolymus) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2.
Bambou (Phyllostachys) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3.
Bananier (Musa) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 6 Minutes 39 Secs. 
4.
Carex (Carex) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
5.
Carotte (Daucus carotta) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
6.
Céleri (Apium graveolens) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 8 Minutes 6 Secs. 
7.
Chou (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
8.
Duo d'épinettes (Picea glauca) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
9.
Frêne (Fraxinus) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
10.
Maïs (Zea mays) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
11.
Pétasite (Petasites) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
12.
Pin Lodgepole 1 (Pinus concorta) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
13.
Pin Lodgepole 2 (Pinus concorta) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 17 Secs. 
14.
Poireau (Allium porrum) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
15.
Rose (Rosa) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
16.
Roseau (Phragmites communis) by Bob Verschueren
Performer:  Bob Verschueren ()
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Artichaut (Cynara scolymus)
Bambou (Phyllostachys)
Bananier (Musa)
Carex (Carex)
Carotte (Daucus carotta)
Celeri (Apium graveolens)
Chou (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)
Duo d'epinettes (Picea glauca)
Frene (Fraxinus)
Mais (Zea mays)
Petasite (Petasites)
Pin Lodgepole I (Pinus concorta)
Pin Lodgepole II (Pinus concorta)
Poireau (Allium porrum)
Rose (Rosa)
Roseau (Phragmites communis)

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