electric guitar solo / prepared and improvised electric guitar solo / very short & small recordings, like little sound and musical postcards / one single week with my set-up : amp Musicman RP112 / Ibanez 78's / clothes pegs / bells ... / No overdubs
ALL THESE SMALL EXTENDED PIECES FOR GUITAR COMPOSED, PLAYED AND RECORDED BY ERIC THOMAS MIXED BY MATHIEU GAUD
MASTERED BY FRANÇOIS CASAYS / ARTWORK BY JEAN GILBERT CAPIETTO / GRAPHIC DESIGN BY VIRGINIE FOUIN
[ Beg Rose Records LP 002 ]
ÉRIC THOMAS [improvised english translation]
« I want to find the music, not to compose it » *
Musician, guitarist, composer, songwriter, artistic director, sonorosophe... He loves and rocks everything that makes sound. He practices free improvisation, prepared guitar. He plays with music as he likes to play it. New creative live music.
Still close to the punk spirit of his debuts or to the Oblique Strategies of Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt, he is at an in-between place, playing with notes, sounds, lines, but also preparing things, pre-arranging them.
The live performance becomes this here and now of a journey. A trip where the most important is not to arrive, but well to leave. An improvised way with an Ibanez electric guitar, some clothes pegs, and a Musicman amp. It is an attempt here and now to find the music, as a sound and musical construction a posteriori.
For a long time guitarist of Albert Marcoeur, his electric guitar led him on stage with Julien Baillod, Frédéric Bargeon-Briet, Pierre Bastien, quatuor Béla, Han Bennink, Sébastien Boisseau, Noémi Boutin, Nicolas Courret, Denis Charolles, Denis Chouillet, Stéphane Fromentin, Etienne Grass, Haco, Sylvaine Helary, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Jean20 Huguenin, Dylan James, Erwan Keravec, Joëlle Léandre, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Laurent Paris, Nicolas Pointard, Christophe Rocher, Camille Secheppet, Serge Teyssot-Gay, Ali Wagué, Etenesh Wassié, and others.
Eric THOMAS finds himself naturally in trans-genre projects, which make the link between music(s) and sound(s). But also between sound materials and other artistic fields. So he composes feature film musics, occurs to the theater, builds sound installations.