Gautam in Benares. At this time, he was known as ‘Guilain’, a guitar player with hippie bands like Crium Delirium. In 1972, he created his first photosonic disc to generate sounds through the means of light. The process is ‘neither acoustic nor electronic’ (J.
Dudon, CD booklet). "In his ‘photosonic’ process, Dudon shines light through a series of semi-transparent, rotating discs that slow and modify the light waves’ frequencies; the resulting waveforms are picked up by photoelectric (solar-power) cells connected to standard analog amplifiers." Kala Pierson, review in ‘The New Music Connoisseur‘ In the 1980s, he met Lou Harisson, from which he learned just intonation slendro scores derived from indian traditional music. He founded Ensemble De Musique Microtonale du Thoronet (Thoronet is the little town where he lives in the South of France), a group whose various members include: Jacques Dudon (chandravina, just intonation guitars, shruti guitar, photosonic discs, voice), Alain Pantéléimonoff (sitar), Elisa Rucci (playing the Semantic Daniélou, an electronic just intonation keyboard instrument, see here), Éric Barthes (middle ages dulcimer, udu, jaltarang, see here), Catherine Jauniaux (voice), Jérôme Désigaud (flutes, didgeridoo, jew’s harp), Naomi Jean O’Sullivan (drums), Véronique Delarché (dance). The Ensemble performs along multimedia events including light, music, theater and dance. Dudon’s music is based on the optophonic technique as well as hinduism notions of sound color and its effects on the body, showing the seven chakras – specific points of the body – each associated with a color and a sound, according to hinduism. Jacques Dudon’s selected discography: ‘Dedicace‘ LP w/ Sugar Blue, Larry Corryell, Didier Malherbe,Jean-Philippe Rykiel, Martin St-Pierre, etc.
(Tin Pan Alley, 1979) Alexandro Jodorowski’s movie ‘Tusk‘ original soundtrack, 1980. ‘Musiques De L’eau‘, 1983 cassette of aquaphonic music. ‘Lumières Audibles‘, CD, 1996 Contributes to ‘Gravikords, Whirlies and Pyrophones‘, the legendary Bart Hopkin compilation CD, 1996. ‘Noces Harmoniques‘, CD 2001. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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