Space Oddity Recollection #20

March 2021

Hélène Breschand

Hélène Breschand, composer, a soloist and contemporary experimental harpist. She belongs to the generation of musicians who look for cross-border adventures. Hélène 's works are characterized by freedom of interpretation and interdisciplinary openness. Her compositional approach allows combining many artistic disciplines, such as visual arts, choreography, cinema, lighting, text and theatrical activities. She collaborates with composers on improvised and score-based pieces, among others with contemporary composers(Luc Ferrari, Eliane Radigue, David Toop, Elliott Sharp, Reinhold Friedl, Franck Vigroux, Wilfried Wendling...) She also works for the visual arts(Hiroshi Sugimoto, Christian Marclay...), cinema(Jeanne d'Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer, Salomé by Charles Bryant) and dance (with Mic Guillaumes, Christian UBL...).

She teaches improvisation and harp at the Paris Conservatory (6eme).
The presented pieces or their fragments come from the artist's solo works and numerous collaborations.

The soundworks used in the mix:

Chair Et Sang - extract from the album "Le gout du sel" (label d'autres cordes)
Pandore - extract from the album "Pandore" (label Musea)
Occam Ocean XVI (For Acoustic Harp By Éliane Radigue 2017)
A la recherche du rythme perdu by Luc Ferrari, H.Breschand & erRkm
Chansons du Crepuscule avec Elliott Sharp - excerpt from the album "Aube" - L'Enfant Gatee
Minotaure - extract from the album "Le gout du sel".
Chansons du Crepuscule - extract from the album "Aube" - Eve Reve
Au Bout De La Langue - extract from the album "Le gout du sel".
Salomé - extract from the album "Le gout du sel".
Sequenza II by Luciano Berio - extract from the album "Helene Breschand joue...". (In Situ label)
Chansons du Crepuscule - excerpt from the album "Aube" - Santa Muerte (zOaR label)

 

Websites:

helenebreschand.fr/
Biography: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hélène_Breschand
Albums: https://helenebreschand.bandcamp.com/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0EcpwT0swvhDZREN96fO4
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/HélèneBreschand
Social media: https://www.instagram.com/helene.breschand/
Facebook: @helenebreschand.extensio

Enjoy the mix, March, 2021′.
produced by monikapich