Canadian contemporary artist Jocelyn Robert was born in Québec, 1959. His visual art, multimedia projects, sound installations and performances were shown internationally since the mid-1990s. Robert founded Avatar and Ohm Editions in 1993. He worked as sound engineer and consultant for Michael Snow’s Piano Mécanique project released as 3 Phases 3xCD on Ohm Editions, 1997. A member of groups Bruit TTV (1989-1992), Le Grand Orchestre d’Avatar (GOD’AR) and SoukSouk. His electroacoustic music was first published by Recommended Records, UK: Stat Live Moniteur, 1988 and Folie Culture, 1991. See his offical website for more information.
♫ For a debut LP, this record surprises first for the maturity with which Jocelyn Robert crafts his electroacoustic soundscapes. But then one realizes the composer is already in a “post-electroacoustic” state where he seems to use the music as a mere sound stage to present his best aural finds and manipulated sounds, as in a sound diary. There’s none of the prejudices found in French electroacoustic music (think: INA-GRM), and the composer allows himself to use electric guitar or less-than-hifi sounds with a documentary quality. Stat Live Moniteur is a coherent 40mn odyssey build from multiple sources like synthesizer, spoken words, found sounds, field recordings, tape collage or turntable. The download link comes with 2 additional tracks from the Re Records Quarterly LPs.
01 Stat Live Moniteur I (21:17)
02 Tryptique (7:15)
03 Stat Live Moniteur II (12:37)
04 Photo Project Piece #1 (2:32)
from Re Records Quarterly vol.3 n°3, 1991
05 Christi Crucifixi Ultima Verba (5:35)
from Re Records Quarterly vol.2 n°2, 1987
Total time 49:16
LP released by Recommended Records, UK, 1988