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Doppeldoppelgänger (2 vinyl LP)
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  Doppeldoppelgänger (2 vinyl LP)
Mastered by Frederic Alstadt.

Artworks by Karl Holmqvist and David Jourdan.

Graphic design: Bartolomé Sanson.
published in October 2015
2 LP, 33 RPM, 160 g
17 tracks (84')
in stock
A subjective compilation by David Le Simple and Vincent Romagny, in conjonction with a three exhibitions cycle.
The double LP “Doppeldoppelgänger” is a purely subjective compilation of sound works by artists (Félicia Atkinson, bruant&spangaro), sound from films by artists (David Lamelas), sound poetry and performances (John Giorno, Karl Holmqvist, Lisa Holzer & David Jourdan); of works by very different cult composers (Benjamin Britten, Jean-François Pauvros, Gérard Pesson, Jean-Claude Vannier), legendary groups (Deux Filles) and unclassifiables (Potima Zen Neuman, Joiejoiejoie); and of specially recorded reprises: Aidons Antoine mixing Karl Holmqvist, Melissa Saint-Pierre reprising Colin McPhee, Anne Steffens and Don Niño performing Kurt Weill and David Le Simple mixing « Minh singt seine Sehnsucht ». The LP reflects the same concern that drove the exhibitions making up the Doppelgänger cycle: avoidance of thematic and formal constraints in in pursuance of shifts in the concept of the « double ». Plus an underpinning of literary texts – whence the many quotations to be found on the sleeve. Like Gérard Pesson transcribing Brahms's « Fourth Ballad » from memory years after hearing the work (Nebenstück); and like Robert Rauschenberg reading, along with other artist friends of John Giorno, from the latter's Pornographic Poem on the disc of the same name: the task here is to recompose what haunts us and to repeat what moves us.
Tracks by Aidons Antoine, Félicia Atkinson, bruant&spangaro, Benjamin Britten, Deux Filles, John Giorno, Karl Holmqvist, Lisa Holzer & David Jourdan, David Lamelas, Don Niño, Joiejoiejoie, Jean–François Pauvros, Gérard Pesson, Melissa Saint-Pierre, Anne Steffens, Jean-Claude Vannier, Potima Zen Neumann.

Produced following the three exhibitions cycle curated by Romagny “Doppelgänger” at CEAAC, Strasbourg, from November 2012 to December 2013.