It is with deep regret that the event at Bozar will have to be re-scheduled for a later time. Unforeseen circumstances due to the health of Charles Duvelle have unfortunately made it prohibitive for the event to take place on Saturday. Sublime Frequencies and Charles Duvelle apologize for any inconvience in regards. We hope to make another event in the near future.
Hisham Mayet and Charles Duvelle
LECTURE AND BOOK PRESENTATION BY CHARLES DUVELLE (FR) & HISHAM MAYET (USA)
DISQUES OCORA AND COLLECTION PROPHET
Disques Ocora, a French label dedicated to capturing and publishing the sounds of folkloric culture from around the world, is held in the highest possible regard in the realms of professional and amateur ethnomusicology. Instigated in 1958 by Pierre Schaeffer, the founder of musique concrète, Disques Ocora’s sterling reputation is largely built on composer and musicologist Charles Duvelle’s pioneering field recordings, as well as his now-iconic photographs and graphic design. Charles Duvelle’s work is indisputably one of the most important contributions to the human understanding of the rich biodiversity of our planet’s music and language. In 1977, his field recordings from Benin were selected by Carl Sagan for inclusion on the Voyager Golden Records, which were carried into outer space by the Voyager spacecraft to stand as an example of humanity’s highest musical expressions for the universe’s unknown listeners.Sublime Frequencies’ most ambitious project to date, this 296-page fine-art photography book comprises an exhaustive collection of Charles Duvelle’s field photography from 1959 to 1978, demonstrating that this master musicologist had an equally unerring eye for photography.
Rue Ravenstein 23
Co-production: BOZAR, les ateliers claus
Collaboration: Rebel Up