reflet / aposiopèse
reflet / aposiopèse
J U L I E N    B E A U   —    R E F L E T
7 abstract pieces of musique concrete combining electronic and acoustic sources for a chaotic mixture of sonic and textural elements. His main medium here seems to be the computer, mixing with found sounds and turntables, however the incorporation of strings, woodwinds and piano gives this album the feel of a sort of chamber ensemble of the digital age; wavering string tones intertwine with electrical glitch, nautical echoes and general sensory overstimulation. The first Reflet piece starts with a storm cloud deconstruction that breaks into an orchestral drone and eventually gives way to spring morning. On Ecmnesie we find ourselves sitting at a streetside cafe absorbing the myriad activities and sounds around until reverting to an internal existential monologue (in Spanish) set to somber cello/piano duet. Ominous low end crackling wrought with high end pitches incite and intersect with disintegrating serenity, only to be swept up in a warped pendulum vortex. Electrons spinning twisted circles around solitary piano reflections cradled by a gentle rustling breeze. Ethopee is a 10 minute long contemplation of tense pressure release seeping from behind your eyes out your ears. The piece goes almost absent before reinvading your brain with another dense entropy of sonic variety, full of prayer gongs, frantic scratching and squealing and an omnipresent rumble. Challenging though the album is, these are beautiful complex compositions that are solemn and introspective yet audacious and provocative. (Kfjc)

Format :  Cd-r
Lenght : 44:38 
Composed, recorded and mixed by Julien Beau, Bordeaux / Paris, Fr. 2009 – 2012 : computer, objects, piano, percussions, turntables, field recordings. 
© Julien Beau. All rights reserved (2009-2012).
First released / Feb. 2010 as a 3inch cdr. limited edition.
A. 06. Out of stock.

2013 : Digital and Cd-r limited edition (60 copies) re-issue  available via bandcamp + Aposiopèse.
This re-issue is long overdue, it comes with bonus tracks : unreleased material from same period sourced from Julien Beau’s archive /// (track “memento” + “”lude rmx” + “atom”) and a recent composition titled “Ecmnésie”

Published by Julien Beau

French composer born in 1982, he works in the fields of acousmatic music and sound art. Very young musician, he studied piano with Laurence Gaiguant and later with Vovka Ashkenazy. After being a student in Musicology, in Linguistics and experimenting electronic music with his first computer, he decided in 2004 to enter Christian Eloy‘s electroacoustic composition class in Bordeaux. Graduated in 2008, he also explored sound and video with the support of SCRIME studio. In 2010, he moved to Paris and joined the first INA GRM Master class of "acousmatic music and sound art". During 2 years, he met many composers thanks to Daniel Teruggi and François Bonnet. Since this time, he collaborated with pluridisciplinary artists through projects, concerts, performances, installations, design or workshops. Raised with notes and structure, initiated in recording and sound research, his music ranges from classical and avant-garde, poetry and symbolism, still in the freest expression, entre "chien et loup". His music is published by Aposiopèse and Tsuku Bushi.