Michel Chion, Lionel Marchetti, Jérôme Noetinger
Musique concrète composed in 1997/98.
Premiered on May 16, 1998 at Festival Musique Action in Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy,
Thanks to Dominique Répécaud.
In the words of Michel Chion, a musique concrète composer is not a collector of found
sound objects, but a phoniurge, a sound creator in the strongest sense, i.e. one who
works on sound generation operations of any kind from any source, without being
content to take sound as a natural flood to be stemmed or a pre-existing reality to be
Michel Chion, Lionel Marchetti and Jérôme Noetinger propose a music whose incongruity
fascinates. For Les 120 jours, they brought together a common mass of sounds from
multiple origins, which each worked, transformed and recomposed in his own style. In
this way, they give us the chance to hear their musical writing in the form of collage,
which they also call, for the occasion, a détournement concret.