<< Showcase Showdown :: 24 Chorals / lofi portfolio
The 24 Chorals consist in an electronic crooked retrospective, a 'lofi-portfolio', which uses fancy midi exports of scored pieces freely mixed with drummings, basslines, click-tracks, concretes sources and original mockups.
The 24 Chorals stand as the fifth and last apparatus of the Showcase-Showdown project.
Chorals from opus XXIV to XVII are available here : https://paravision.bandcamp.com/album/8-chorals
Choral XXII is also featured on the Cœur Sur Toi compilation : https://coeursurtoi.bandcamp.com/album/emmanuel-makroud-ni-oubli-ni-pardon-volume-2
Chorals from opus XXVI to XI are available here : https://paravision.bandcamp.com/album/6-chorals
Chorals from opus X to I are available here : https://paravision.bandcamp.com/album/10-chorals
original sources :
The 24 Chorals stand as a sassy retrospective based on midi exports of existing scored pieces, plus revitalizations of abandoned sketches. The exports got then mixed with original recordings, drumbeats, concrete sounds and other spontaneous improvisations. The 24 Chorals series is thought to be the 5th apparatus of the Showcase-Showdowns, a multifaceted project that questioned the limits of æsthetic hybridations through the absurdity of the foreseen arrangements. The reflexion encompassed both self-mockery and true shouts, in the senses that I have been embracing heterogeneity so much in my works that I kind of self-disputed my gimmick, oddly pushing it further, just to see. Secondly, in the sense that innovative hybridation of genres, mediums or disciplines, is ever already picked up belatedly by cultural institutions through their compelling calls and criteria, pathetically weeding out the gifted goods from the happy bads, self-taught weirdos and grungy wackos. Doggone it !!