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)
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
01 Génération finale (35:00)
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.