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Ding Dong de luxe Various artists

  • Total duration: 65:06
  • UCC 771028210121

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A short sound works compilation. How is it that the shortest sound pieces are almost always over 60 seconds long? That there are nearly none under 30 seconds? That nothing happens under 15 seconds except for jingles? Isn’t it an occasion for an attempt, a risk, an exploration, a sound search? AVATAR invited some artists to submit projects that dare enter the forgotten sound territory hidden between the instant and the brief.

Ding Dong de luxe

Various artists

AVTR 001 / 1995

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    AVTR 001
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In the Press

Review

Andrew Magilow, Splendid E-Zine, February 1, 1999

Taking a massive swan dive off of the proverbial "experimental diving board" this short sound compilation disregards anything conventional. Ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes, everything from French accented babbling to everyday environmental sounds are on this 99 track undertaking, producing a bit of mayhem and a lot of sheer eccentricity. While different from most releases, Ding Dong Deluxe is sometimes a bit too disconnected, lacking a resilient, full bodied fluidity due to the variety of artists exposed. Or perhaps it’s Ding Dong’s determinedness to keep things unconventional, irrational and high strung that propels me to play it repeatedly!

Critique

Revue & Corrigée, no. 32, June 1, 1997

Avatar: réincarnation de Vishnu? transformation d’une chose? changement malheureux, aventure pénible? Assurément, la première définition du Larousse est celle qui convient le moins pour le nouveau label «québécois». Les deux autres peuvent lui être appliquées selon votre attitude face aux événements sonores non conventionnels. On y trouve en effet de curieuses choses; des sons, des voix, des bruitages, des jingles, aux formats (durée) très variés.

Ainsi Ding Dong Deluxe offre une compilation de 99 propositions sonores en boucle - l’ultime sonorité de la dernière reprenant la première contribution. L’appareil buccal des insectes de Georges Azzaria - entre l’instantanéité et le bref, pour une durée totale de 65 minutes. La brièveté de ces pièces est d’autant plus évidente que la 99e et dernière (Horaire de Jocelyn Robert) dépasse les 29 minutes. Bref (c’est le cas de le dire), calculez la durée moyenne des 98 premières propositions dûes à Pierre-André Arcand, Stéphane Caron, John Oswald, Dan Lander et une vingtaine d’autres intervenants.