Luc Larmor is a musician, teacher and researcher. He has developed continuous sounds in semi-recursive environments (Max/msp jitter). He also practices free improvisation (prepared guitar pickups), and designs analog sound devices. He lives and works in Rennes (France).
"Studio in Rosso Composition Series" is a project born out of my need for a variable structure to be played live. Titled "Just a Trigger in uno Studio in Rosso", it made its debut at a venue in Austria in September 2018, followed in May of the next year by "Uno studio in Russolo" where I changed it a bit by introducing different recordings. It was played at the Cafe Oto in London to celebrate Oren Ambarchi's fiftieth birthday.
The musical performance presented here, "Rot im Studio (dritte Sonate)", is a third approach to this material. Played live in my studio (Autumn 2020) with the help of some additional edit and post production, it's mainly based on the first study (originally thought of as a quadraphony).
There are two main types of sound sources working here : the continuous (modulation) and the discrete (constellations), the former being made up mainly of sustained excited strings, the latter being a collection of sounds from my archive specially gathered and edited during the drafting of the 2018 reissue of "Il Museo Selvatico".
I like to draw connecting lines between stories and materials so I want to say, as an anecdote, that some of the excited strings (probably what I considered the trigger itself) come from a recording I improvised some years ago in order to supply Tristan Koreya with a new track for his net label. Its path eventually became tortuous but at long last, happily tarnished by a number of overlaps, it managed to reach this target as well.
The Murmurous Playground is a Portuguese collective/community, a cluster of musicians, visual and sound artists that share a workplace/studio, unleashing experimental works of every kind, with no aim and without boundaries.
Their debut work evolved as an ambiental and experimental album, "Somber Fuss Experiments" (2018). This album offers manipulated acoustic guitars, extremely reverberated spaces, tape effects, drone tibetan cup and other vibrating instruments, oscillation with synths, odd pianos, field recording soundscapes, loops and noises.
In addition to the original "Somber Fuss Experiments" album, "Pins" and "Décoller" were added as bonus tracks.
" These recordings were made as part of a larger project I worked on for several years exploring the times of our lives we spend in sleep. I composed 'the fall into sleep' recordings as a soundtrack to my own sleep and an interpretation of dream states as I could best relate in a conscious state. In the late 1990s and early in the year 2000 I recorded 24 hours of these studies. Only a singe track of all of these recordings has ever been released until now. This collection is documented as '3' and consists of 5 tracks recorded as a set of 'acts'. "