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Benjamin Duboc - Primare Cantus

Primare Cantus - CD cover art

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Benjamin Duboc, double bass, voice, field recording
Jean-Luc Petit, baritone & tenor saxophones (Disc 2, 1-3)
Didier Lasserre, snare drum, cymbal (Disc 2, 4-6)
Sylvain Guérineau, tenor saxophone (Disc 2, 7-10)
Pascal Battus, guitar pickup (Disc 3, 1)
Sophie Agnel, piano (Disc 3, 3)
Christian Pruvost, trumpet (Disc 3, 3)

cd tracks:

Disc 1
1. Primare Cantus
Total time: 42:19

Disc 2
1. Après la neige
2. Le souffle et la peau
3. Il disparut dissolu dans l’air
4. Après la sève
5. L’arbre se coucha
6. Puis l’écorce et la verdure
7. Mais avant la mort
8. Dans tout ce qui ne cesse de naître
9. Dans l’étendue du vivant
10. Le tracé de nos routes se dessine
Total time: 46:59

Disc 3
1. Un nu
2. Chênes
3. Garabagne
Total time: 45:21

release information:

1|1 recorded at Pac’Bô, Dignac, France on February 3, 2011.
2|1-3 recorded at Pac’Bô, Dignac, France on January 4, 2011.
2|4-6 recorded on July 3/4, 2010 at Studio Juillaguet, Rivière, France.
2|7-10 recorded on July 5/6, 2010 at Studio Juillaguet, Rivière, France.
3|1 recorded at Databaz, Angoulême, France on December 4, 2010.
3|3 recorded at Carré Bleu, Poitiers, France on October 19-21, 2010.
Cover photo by Benjamin Duboc.
3 CD Box.


A 3-disc set offering a panel of bassist Benjamin Duboc’s current work. The first disc focuses on Primare Cantus, a peculiar piece of music, performed only on the tailpiece of the double bass, and mixing the very low register of the instrument with sharper frequencies obtained with bow friction and mouth/breath sounds. The music here moves slowly, very slowly, but is never static, and continuously evolves through micro variations. Disc 2 and 3 then showcase Duboc’s bass in duo and trio settings with regular collaborators Didier Lasserre (percussion), Sylvain Guérineau (tenor sax), Jean-Luc Petit (tenor & baritone sax), Pascal Battus (guitar pickup), Sophie Agnel (piano) and Christian Pruvost (trumpet). Dive in and explore Benjamin Duboc's introspective sonic territories with us.