Programme ‘Bogue+Génération finale’, 2001-2004

Programme ‘Bogue’, CD 2004

01. Plus fort / je veux trop / étranger (6:19)
02. Ce serait trop long à expliquer / dis-le / Fiction et réalité (8:07)
03. Mon geste / Lundi (7:57)
(total: 22:24)

line up
Arnaud Michniak: words, voice & music
Damien Bétous: guitar & programing
Additional musicians on #01: Marion Balech , piano/Alan Holding & Catherine Pauwels: voices. On #02: Stéphane Martel, double bass.
Commissioned by french national radio show ‘Atelier de Création Radiophonique’. Broadcasted on January 26th, 2003.

In french, ‘bogue’ is the official translation for the english ‘bug’. But this word is hardly used by anyone in the country. So ‘bogue’ stand for a leftover, a discarded item, a failed adaptation of french to technology. This suits Programme’s agenda well, and this project in particular, which deals with loners of society.


Programme ‘Génération finale’, CD 2001

Programme Finale

01 Génération finale (35:00)

line up
Arnaud Michniak: words & music
Damien Bétous: music & programing

Composed for a contemporary art exhibition in Lyon, France in 2001. The music is split radically between left and right channel. The former is the voice track, a cut up of a text dealing with social and psychological issues, where beginnings and ends of sentences or even words are cut. The latter has a looped accordion sound playing over and over again. One of the most radical efforts to come out of France in the last 10 years.


7 Responses to “Programme ‘Bogue+Génération finale’, 2001-2004”

  1. 1 Ben December 20, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks a lot for this.
    I’m a great fan of Programme and I never even had the chance to listen to “Génération finale.”
    I got their 3 official records but this was made for an art exhibition and there’s only 500 copies of it.
    Thanks again.

  2. 2 continuo December 20, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    You’re welcome, Ben! It is said there will be a Programme live DVD and a new studio CD in 2008.

  3. 3 tennesse January 22, 2009 at 9:08 am

    hi, just wondering if you could post the link to bogue again. i’ve been looking all over for it. i would appreciate it so much. thank you for everything.

  4. 4 continuo January 22, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    The RS link works perfectly but here’s a Sharebee link as well. Thanks for your interest.

  5. 5 tennesse January 23, 2009 at 7:53 am

    thanks SO much.

  6. 6 maaa November 26, 2009 at 9:41 am

    thank you for “generation finale”!

  7. 7 continuo November 26, 2009 at 10:17 am

    You’re welcome.

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