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FRANCK BALESTRACCI. " EXISTENCES INVISIBLES "

The work of art is not the reflection or the image of the world;
but it is made in the image of the world.
Eugène Ionesco (1912-1994)

Catégorie : New Music
Référence : C7-064

 

ABOUT EXISTENCES INVISIBLES

All compositions, arrangements and artistic production are by Franck BALESTRACCI.

Franck BALESTRACCI plays all instruments, and did all programming and mixing.

So what is it? A discovery? A new trend?

For us, it is certainly a new musical path, a translation of today's world into sounds. Sounds which suggest images, like a screenplay which tells a story of which you are at times the writer and at others the audience. Not a video-clip but a feature-length film. Your own film which depicts your questions, your doubts, your fears, but also your aspirations and your pleasures. A universe which opens onto vast horizons where there are still mysterious things waiting to be discovered. An audio-visual world where the visual part is yours.

Franck Balestracci is a multi-instrumentalist, but foremost a percussionist, and is the sole creator of this subtle work - a musical journey which infiltrates you delicately but steadily with each listening, revealing the degree of its creativity. The first impression is that of a music which flows without barriers, imperceptibly guiding the listener towards its esoteric dimensions.

With links to contemporary musical trends, the music is nevertheless impregnated with many currents rooted in the great composers. There are many influences and these emerge the more one listens. And sophisticated and erudite music is at the heart of the pieces, but they are orchestrated in such a way as to be imperceptible, allowing the general tone of the pieces to appear simple and accessible..

The title “Existences Invisibles” alludes to these internal musical strata. They are everywhere, often taking the form of subtle references, and in their own way describe the musical path and influences lived by Franck since his musical beginnings. A sort of homage to those who opened his ears.

The particularity of this work is also in its technical aspects. The mixture of real instruments with programming was done with the most basic techniques possible, with the aim of giving the priority to expression, and of keeping the impression of mystery which only a personal approach can communicate.

This music depicts a reassuring vision, that of a spirit at peace, but one which does not forget life's trials. Aware of reality, and particularly that which musicians meet in a material world, Franck Balestracci's music nevertheless modifies this reality, making us reflect and progress.

His music makes us aware of our future, of a dimension which we have to conquer, and breathes new life into the new musical generation. Peace and revolt are side by side, as if against the beauty of pastel colours in a painting, the main subject stands forth, powerful and inflexible. A music for our time - hybrid and visual. ( Carbon 7 February 2003 )

YOU CAN BUY THIS C.D. " EXISTENCES INVISIBLES "

DIRECTLY BY INTERNET THROUGH CARBON 7 WEBSITE

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FOR A REVIEW COPY OF THE CD or PHOTOS OF

 “Existences Invisibles”

CONTACT: carbon7records@skynet.be

FOR AN INTERVIEW, CONTACT: Franck.Balestracci@wanadoo.fr

If I can assist you with more information, email me at : Franck.Balestracci@wanadoo.fr


Carbon 7  Records
Rue Froissart, 85
B-1040 Brussels    
Belgium
tel: 32-2 242 97 03
fax: 32-2 245 38 85

e-mail:
carbon7records@skynet.be

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