jeudi 29 octobre 2009

Multi-functions and new look 2009 dreamachines

For more info see Interzone info on the dreamachine
Since a long time I wanted to make affordable dreamachines, which could be used as well as luminars, with a nice look.
This required to use new turntables, which was not so common during the last years.
But those ones are recent, and cheap (less than 100 €), small and light, and have some extra functions :
- The one from Outiror, old style, is very nice. The quality of the radio is so so honestly, but the turntable works perfectly, and includes 78 rpm, which is easier for the dreamachines (less holes to cut). Price: 59,99 € + post fees.

- The other one from Elta is a digital one, modern style, and incudes 78 rpm as well, USB key and SD card to record the old LP in MP3, which is great actually.
It does not seem to work with all the USB keys though, as it does not recognize the USB key of my external hard drive, and there must be better quality recorders on the market, but it works, and the recordings are acceptable. The radio is also so so: not a great tuner, but well, it works.
Price: 79.90 € : the cheapest I have found at the moment, more expensive in other sites.
But one can find smaller prices sometimes on eBay.
This is just the start actually, and I still want to improve some technical aspects in the making, but the look is presentable, the buyer can choose it, and they work perfectly as dreamachines.

Isabelle Aubert-Baudron

Turntable including radio from Outiror
33, 45 and 78 rpm. Info at

Turntable including tuner, USB key and SD card to record in MP3 the LP you play.
33, 45 and 78 rpm.
ELTA 2970 Tourne-disque avec RADIO + SD / USB

vendredi 23 octobre 2009

la maison rouge presents Jean-Jacques Lebel

October 23, 2009

la maison rouge

© Marc Domage

Jean-Jacques Lebel
Soulèvements (Uprisings)

October 25, 2009 - January 17, 2010

la maison rouge
10 bd de la bastille
75012 Paris, france

The "Uprisings" exhibition at La Maison Rouge presents all facets of the work of Jean-Jacques Lebel the artist but also that of Jean-Jacques Lebel the exhibition curator, writer, performer, festival organizer, discoverer, and active smuggler who has been an agitator within French artist circles over the past forty years.

More than an exhibition, what we have here is a montrage (a "Show/editing"), to employ the term invented by the artist himself. Lebel offers us a whole "arranged in terms of the connections or caroms among the works--among their contents, not among their commercial values--and this is done in such a way as to encourage movements of thought in all senses of the term." In other words, this montrage is a unique way of presenting objects that, a priori, have nothing to do with each other, but which "share some common issues and modes of operation that serve to intensify one another."

Entitled Uprisings, the exhibition pertains to "a process that is at once artistic, historical, mental, personal, and social--which implies a long process of maturation and multiple encounters, influences, exchanges, and permutations" (JJL).

The exhibition is divided into themes. Each corresponds to Jean-Jacques Lebel's obsession with the enigma which a work and the wider context of its emergence raise. Happenings, Insubordination, Poetry, Hallucination, Eros, Dada, War and Rhizome are some examples. Through these interconnecting ensembles, visitors can engage with some of Jean-Jacques Lebel's major installations, works of primitive art, works by anonymous artists and others by such important allies as Johann Heinrich Füssli, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Louise Michel, Fourier, Ravachol, Guillaume Apollinaire, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Otto Dix, George Grosz, André Breton, Francis Picabia, Antonin Artaud, Victor Brauner, Bernard Heidsieck, Erró, Antonio Saura, Peter Saul, Camilla Adami and Orlan: some three hundred works in all which continue to engross the artist in an earnest and endless dialogue.

Curator : Jean de Loisy
With the support of le Festival d'Automne à Paris

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samedi 17 octobre 2009

Exposition maja polackova, galerie didier devillez

Madame, Mademoiselle, Monsieur,

Je vous prie de trouver en fichier joint (pdf) votre invitation à l'exposition Maja Polackova, Galerie Didier Devillez, du 20 novembre au 19 décembre 2009 (vernissage le 18 novembre).

Bien cordialement,

Didier Devillez

mercredi 14 octobre 2009

Optical Sound au Centre Pompidou du 21 au 26 Octobre 2009

Le Nouveau Festival Beaubourg ~ du 21 au 26 OCTOBRE - Paris


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vendredi 9 octobre 2009

Shocker_TV: next show

Our Halloween show for the first Friday at downtown Art District.
Come see us, Vegas Noise, VegasCore all stars

Yannig: Venez voir mon Blog (Vade mecum in sillico !).

Bonjour à tous,Je viens de mettre à jour mon site web et pensais que vous pourriez souhaiter le consulter. Pour vous y rendre, il vous suffit de cliquer sur les liens ci-dessous ou de copier les URL dans votre navigateur web.deizlevrig TraversNe manquez pas d’aller y jeter un coup d’œil et dites-moi ce que vous en pensez.

Dates Announced Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2010 June 4/5

Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Joiner Image by Jill Furmanovsky/Rock Archives
The 3rd annual Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival will take place Friday 4 and Saturday 5 June, 2010. Spend a weekend of music, food and Sufi hospitality in the village and stay in the homes of the Master Musicians of Joujouka. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Arrive Friday noon and depart Sunday afternoon/evening. Impromptu and formal music performances in the natural setting with the Masters and people of Joujouka/Jajouka.

Started in 2008 with the Master Musicians of Joujouka Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival on July 29 and 3O. The festival moved to June in 2009 as the dates in July coincide with the Fete de Throne of King Mohamed VI which the Master Musicians attend and perform at every year. The June date also ensures a more temperate climate in Joujouka/Jajouka rather than the typical 38 C at the end of July. The dates allow for visitors to Morocco to also attend events at the Festival of Sacred Music in Fes.
Booking will be available here soon but anyone who wants to reserve a place should email Short clip from the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival from a film currently in production below.

Visitors will stay in the homes of The Master Musicians of Joujouka in their home village and enjoy a weekend of life in the Sufi village in the Ahl Srif Mountains near Ksar El Kebir, Morocco. Info and advance bookings contact See The October 2009 issue of The Wire for Lise Blanning's report on the 2009 Festival. Download 10min MP3 in exclusive with The Wire Mark Paytress reported on the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival in The Guardian and Mojo see Guardian

Take me into insanity

In the Moroccan mountains, village musicians gather each year to worship the goat-man Boujeloud ... and Brian Jones. Mark Paytress joins in the wild party


As the ceremony begins, I follow the nine magnificently attired Masters - resplendent in yellow hats, white collarless shirts and dark, one-shoulder robes - as they make their way down a long, dusty track to a gently lit corner of the village square, where some 120 villagers and visitors are gathered. Without realising it, I perch upon the same rock Jones sat on 40 years ago, as the Masters hit their transcendent stride.
A group of watching youths, some dressed in baseball caps and logo-emblazoned T-shirts, bounce boisterously in front of the bonfire. Women huddle in the shadows. When the rhaitas, sounding something like a herd of aroused elephants, nudge up a semitone, the tingle factor really kicks in. A trick long favoured by a generation of superstar DJs is, it seems, as old as time itself.
Then out hops the sprite-like Boujeloud. Hours ago, he was the soberly attired master of the house where I slept. Now, this apparition in a straw hat and goat-skin is mad-eyed and rubber-necked; he thrashes me with a pair of olive branches. My fertility apparently secured, at least for another year, I leap to my feet and join in this primal scream of a party. For five long hours, these rhythms and rituals play out against a backdrop of spitting bonfires, screams and the endless high-jinks of Boujeloud. At about five in the morning, it winds down. "Boujeloud" is back in his bum-freezer jacket and handing out cups of mint tea to the small handful of us who have survived this exhilarating, extraordinary but exhausting musical endurance test..........
Mojo October 2008 PDF

Further Info advance booking email

lundi 5 octobre 2009

"LA MACHINE A RÊVER, William Burroughs & Brion Gysin": expo multimedia

- Exposition de machines à rêver
- Présentation de la machine à rêver, de Burroughs et Gysin
- Multimedia:
Audition "Music for Dreamachine" : Optical Sound.
Projection de vidéos de William Burroughs et Brion Gysin
Extraits d'entretiens de Frédéric Mitterrand avec William Burroughs (Arte)
- Expo photos Burroughs - Gysin - Dreamachine

INTERZONE REPORT : August-September 2009

Paul O'Donovan: "Beyond The Hyacinth House"

Hi all,

Well, many new things again since the latest report: visit of Zoners for 12th anniversary of Interzone, a new site for Interzone Editions, another one for the music compilation Interzone CD1, and more about the next publishings.

Also a number of exhibitions in the Zone.

Visit of Vasha and Egle:

In the begining of August, Vasha and Egle came to visit, on the way from Portugal to Lithuania. We had a wonderful weather so it was a holiday time for the three of us, while a great context for the 12th anniversary of the Zone.

Dreamachine exhibition

On saturday October 10th I'll make an exhibition on the dreamachine in Airvault. I'll make a video and photos and shall forward the info in the next report.

Interzone Editions

The new site Interzone Editions

I have created a new site for Interzone Editions at , which was hosted before at .

As English books are being published, I'll make an English version of the site. At the moment, see the pages :


About us :

Available titles:

Korzybski's seminars:

The Taxidermist : English and French versions:

Stella Matutina: English and French:

Publications to come:

List of authors:

Buy on line:


Contact us:

Site map:

Publications to come:

At the moment, here are the publications to come:

"Le Temps des Naguals - Autour de Burroughs et Gysin" :

Compilation of interviews, articles and texts by William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Victor Bockris, Ramuntcho Matta, Isabelle Aubert-Baudron, realized in Interzone. Many colour illustrations and original photos.

The book is now ready. The n° ISBN is 978-2-9531513-6-7. Only the number of dépôt légal is going to come soon.

"The Time of the Naguals":

Compilation in English of Interzone wirtings. It contains 7 tomes. Too big to be printed, each tome is published in pdf file on a CD.

- "Around Burroughs and Gysin"

- "Articles"

- "Research": not finished yet.

- "Poems"

- "Cut-ups"

- "Short stories"

- "Theater"

"Le Carrefour des Impasses": Isabelle AUBERT-BAUDRON

Document on psychiatry. A previous version has been hosted in Interzone Library at The published version will contain some more chapters.

Some chapters have been translated in English, some of them by Jill Fryer who revised my previous translation. The first one I wrote was in the early eighties, and was written directly in English, for William Burroughs : it was a translation of the transcription from a recording of a schizophrenic man explaining his system of inner perception : see "Mr B"

"Enquêtes sur les mécanismes et les conséquences de l'économie de marché dans le domaine de la santé": Isabelle AUBERT-BAUDRON

This book contains investigations on market economy realized since 2003, a number of which are on line at The version to be published is a revised version, not ready yet.

Musique: "Interzone compilation 1":

This compilation was realized in 2000 : see the report of November 2000 at Originally it was a group experiment of selfproduction at the scale of Interzone: we wanted to try to get organized at the level of the Zone to produce ourselves our creations, and it did work: a real compilation came out of it. It was gathered by Steve Ray, whom the musicians sent their song to, and who put it on line then in the site "Interzone CD Project" which does not exist anymore. As we had no individual CD burner yet at this time, Paul Sinclair, who was working for a CD burner society, made about 20 copie of the CD, one for each participant.

Since it has been stopped. Each musician was free to do what he wanted with his copy: put it on line, copy it and stread it, etc.. With Interzone Editions, I can now publish it officially. It contains the CD of music and a booklet with the illustrations each musician sent with his song.

I have sent a mail to the people who where involved in it then, but it's not easy to join people after 9 years. I intend to go on with the experiment at the financial level: how much shall we sell it ? What shall we do with the money ? There are questions I cannot answer to alone.

I have created a site in MySpace to host some of the songs : see Interzone CD1: If you are the author of a song of this compilation, please let me know if you allow me to upload it in this Myspace site. You already gave it when the CD was originally produced in some copies, and put on line in the site Interzone lotsarock but you might have changed your mind about the contents, or want to change your song.

Chicago Reader: William Burroughs, Unabridged

Jonathan Leyser works to finish the first documentary covering the literary icon’s entire life.

The article is on line at with more photos and video.


Shocker_TV : Laptop Battle 1.0

Featuring Las Vegas' New Electronic Crew
Hosted by Uno Momentum
08/22/2009 10:00 PM
the Bunkhouse
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The Wire Magazine Feature Article and free download of Master Musicians of Joujouka

The Wire magazine has a feature Jajouka in its Global Ear section by Lisa Blanning who attended this year's Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival, June 5-7. Lise stayed with leader of the Master Musicians of Joujouka, Ahmed Attar,and obviously enjoyed her stay in the village and the music and people she encountered there . The Master Musicians are proud for the offer to allow a free download and music stream on The Wire magazine website which will be permantently available on The download is a preview , rough mix, of the first ten minutes 23 seconds of the recording of the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival, main night poerformence. This performance started 40 years to the hours after Brian Jones recorded the seminal Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka LP in 1968. This is the start of the Boujeloud performance and is a rough mix of an edit from a continuous performance that lasted over 1 hours 30 mins. It was produced by Frank Rynne and engineered by David Slevin. Title Habibi Wan Amali / My love what more have I/L'Aita /The Call Artist The Master Musicians of Joujouka The Master Musicians of Joujouka/Jajouka on this recording are Ahmed El Attar drums El Kahil Radi drums Mustahpa El Attar drums Ahmed Bouhsini rhiata Mohamed Mokhchan rhiata Abdelslam Errtoubi rhiata Abdellah Ziyat rhiata Mohamed El Attar rhiata Mohamed El Tahami rhiata Buy the October 2009 issue of The Wire for Lisa Blanning's article reporting on the 2009 festival.

The Whirling Dervish: Message from the Joint Chiefs of Staff

It is with both happiness and sadness that we announce the end of a long and meaningful relationship. Although we mourn the end of seven years we are all excited about pursuing our individual musical directions and likewise can't wait to share t...hem with you. Thank you all for years of dedicated participation in The Whirling Dervish, and for all of the amazing times.


Paul O'Donovan

New illustrations in Interzone Galleries:
"Waters of Oblivion" , "Pertal Mountains"& "Beyond The Hyacinth House"

Une collection particulière à la Galerie Didier Devillez

Exposition "Une collection particulière", Galerie Didier Devillez, le 8 octobre 2009.
Bonjour à toutes et à tous,
je tenais à vous informer que l'installation "
TRAME" sera diffusée à la Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale, durant le Festival "Temps d'Images" (co-réalisé avec Arte), programme "Temps d 'écoles d'images"du 02 au 11 Octobre 2009.
Je serai présent le 02 Octobre lors du vernissage et espère vous y rencontrer.
Bien à Vous.
Anthony Rousseau
Le programme complet est disponible à cette adresse :

From Noëlle Pujol : The Invisible Generation in Melbourne

The Invisible Generation in Melbourne
A Vision Forum project devised by Per Hüttner and Daniele Balit
Melbourne: Margaret Lawrence Gallery
07-09-09 – 10-10-09

The Invisible Generation (TIG) is a series of contemporary art interventions organized by Vision Forum and inspired by texts by American writer William S. Burroughs. The project will primarily be made up of unannounced performance-based interventions in the public space in Beijing, Melbourne, Shenzhen and Kiev.

A large number of interventions will be introduced at the Anti-Hospital hosted at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery in Melbourne from September 7h to October 10h, 2009. The actions take their starting point in an experimental and evolutive exhibition made up of various elements including two installations: Polka Dot by Mark Geffriaud and Do Not Go Gentle Court, a site specific piece by Per Hüttner.

The Anti-Hospital and TIG Archive in Melbourne

The projects in Melbourne do not have a definite starting point or public opening. They are built around a number of events, evolutive interventions and social platforms which together create new vantage points to what an exhibition, performance or workshop can be.

The Anti-Hospital will be the central to coordinate various activities and to host social events that replaces the traditional opening. The production and installation of the exhibition becomes public and part of an open-ended process. The gallery is the locus where a large group of artists and other cultural practitioners together develop different interfaces to connect the inside of the gallery awith the outside world, allowing viral forms of art to infiltrate the surrounding city and the lives of its inhabitants.

The Anti-Hospital also includes an archive of artistic documents providing instructions on performances, workshops and actions to be realized primarily in the public space and in an everyday context. The instructions are formulated as possible actions, performances, temporary artworks, objects and social situations, scores and sonic interventions proposed by absent artists and realized by local artists, non-artists and the visitors the gallery. Instructions also include Burroughs's own suggestions that can re-interpreted and re-enacted by visitors to the gallery.

TIG Anti-Hospital will act as a platform to re-distribute artistic actions in the social space of the city. Through this process, the artwork is transformed and the notion of authorship is re-negotiated between the passages of instruction, interpretation and realization. The instructions will be exhibited in the gallery, and the display will include new ones collected in Melbourne, as well as documentation about the realized actions.

The Installations

In dialogue with the social interventions two main installations will be presented in the gallery :

Do Not Go Gentle Court
, a new site specific piece by Per Huttner. It both blocks out the daylight in the space and at the same time uses quantum physics as an inspiration to invite the audience to re-negotiate and rethink the relationship between the living and the dead.

Polka Dot, by Mark Geffriaud: is an installation which uses our visual perception to play tricks on our minds. It uses the dark and a strong light source to rethink how meaning is created in cinema, history and its connections to technological progress in general and our views on our solar system in specific.

Scheduled Activities:

Scheduled activities include: the Laoban Speaker Workshop,coordinated by Jon Phillips, the Stethoscope performance by Yan Jun, The Sunday Anti-Olympics, Calaibi Yau actions, and several actions connected to the instruction archive. For updates keep your eyes peeled on the TIG blog.

The Invisible Generation: a project by William S. Burroughs filtered through time and Per Hüttner and Daniele Balit.

Projects by: Yan Jun / Mark Geffriaud / Juan Pedro Fabra, Michele Masucci and Loulou Cherinet / Natasha Rosling / Per Hüttner / Michael Yuen / John Phillips and Matt Hope / Hu Xiangqian / Nadège Maïon / Yang Zhifei.

Organized by: Vision Forum in collaboration with VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery and Satellite in Melbourne, Les Kurbas Centre in Kiev, CPU 798 in Beijing and OCAT in Shenzhen.

Supporting institutions: French Embassy in Australia, French Embassy in Kiev, Swedish Embassy in Peking, Swedish Embassy in Kiev, the Swedish Institute in Stockholm, The Consulate of Sweden in Guangzhou, Längmanska Kulturfonden in Stockholm and Linköpings Univesitet in Norrköping.

A special thank you to FRAC Île-de-France.

MINO.DC : journées européennes du patrimoine 19 et 20 septembre 2009

Atelier Jardin de Mino D.C.
12 rue du Lavoir
Le Grand Moiré de Soulièvres
Visite guidée: (présentation des installations fixes, éphémères ou en cours de création.
mémoire et vieillissement des matériaux et des objets. projection de films expérimentaux)
samedi et dimanche 10h -19h (G)

Optical Sound: FLicKeR

Dreamachine Room ~ Vernissage 10 SEPTEMBRE

A l’intérieur du Show Room # 2, laboratoire dédié à la jeune création, c’est à Pierre Beloüin que nous avons passé commande d’une œuvre destinée à une chambre de l’un de nos hôtels :
Dreamachine Room « la première œuvre d’art destinée à être regardée les yeux fermés » qui sera présentée en avant-première durant Art-O-rama, à la Friche Belle de Mai, du 10 au 20 septembre / 2009 Fondation Vacances Bleues.

Olivier Huz / Co-auteur, Design graphique + Catalogue
Servovalve / Développement informatique Semuta
Vincent Nicolas / Conception mécanique Dreamachine
Mécénat / Fondation Vacances Bleues

Remerciements à copirel - Epeda et Baze
pour le mobilier de la chambre

extrait des plans de la Dreamachine Brion Gysin & Ian Sommerville


See also the newsletters of Optical sound at :

New pages on line:

In Interzone sites :

The Time of the Naguals:

In the other Zoners' sites :

Paul O'Donovan in Interzone Galleries:
"Waters of Oblivion" , "Pertal Mountains"& "Beyond The Hyacinth House"
The Whirling Dervish: Message from the Joint Chiefs of Staff :
Installation "TRAME" à la Ferme du Buisson "TRAME" sera diffusée à la Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale, durant le Festival "Temps d'Images" (co-réalisé avec Arte), programme "Temps d 'écoles d'images"du 02 au 11 Octobre 2009. http://anthonyrousseau