Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Tetine VS Sophie Calle - Sao Paulo 2009

Last July Tetine performed 'Samba de Monalisa' - their album made in collaboration with French artist Sophie Calle in its entirety in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Originally released in early 2002 on Sulphur Records, 'Samba de Monalisa' became a cult obscure ambient record due to the unusual collaboration as well as its beautiful down tempo soundscapes.

After seven years Tetine performed it live in Sao Paulo for the first time as part of Videobrasil Festival. They played an exquisitely beautiful one-hour set for piano, electronics and modified voices in the company of a large scale projection of Double Blind a.k.a No Sex Last Night.

TETINE Vs SOPHIE CALLE (2002) is out of print since 2003 and will be re-released in November 2009. Paula Drummond, London 2009

Tetine, Brazilian artists Bruno Verner and Eliete Mejorado have created a dispassionate American travelogue of great tenderness and reserve. As male and female voices offer intimate insights into the directionless, inertial flow of their relationship, a sharply defined soundtrack follows them on a road trip from New York to Vegas…The televangelist rant, cool French tone and Hip Hop lope of the opening suggest an emotionally detached take on Jean Luc Godard’s classic debut Au Bout De Souffle but the mute longing of ‘Amada Amante’ and ‘I Met Him in The Bar’ go way beyond even that’.Ken Hollings, The Wire. June 2002

Le travail de Tetine et Sophie Calle est à rapprocher de celui de Genesis P.Orridge dans so projet Splinter Test (Welcome to Las Vegas oú l’on perçoit la voix surnaturelle de Roy Orbison) ou bien encore des constructions méditatives de Stephen Jones (Hotel Madrid). Sur le plan de la narration, le glissement du privé au public, de l’intime à l’ouvre, cher à Sophie Calle, démontre avec brio qu’il existe des alternatives dignes aux cogitations loft-storyennes: le journal intime électronique…. La musique atosphérique et lointaine de Tetine apport un nouvel eclairage, inedit et enchanteur, aux autofictions de Sophie Calle'.4/5 Lionel Delamonte, Chronic’art, France, June 2002

‘Brazilian performance-based duo air the dirty beats and pre-recorded voices of their extraordinary LP Samba de Monalisa, a compelling, narrative based mix of electronica and sampled vocals made in collaboration with Sophie Calle….’Time Out London, June 2002

El cine negro se refleja en los ambientes oscuros de 'Welcome To Las Vegas' y el romántico conecta con 'Music For Mechanics' debido sus violines y conversaciones. 'Sandalia Quebrada' vuelve a esa mezcla electrosamba y ambientes sintéticos aderezados por voces, esta vez sin un diálogo explícito. Más preciosista e actual es 'Hotel Madrid', tema que conecta con artificieros de la electronica como Múm'... Estamos pues ante un disco para los amantes de la música electrónica con aporte cinematográfico e experimental (aunque sin ecxesivos riesgo). Lo cual no es poco.' Satelite Pop, Madrid, July, 2002

L’apport musical du duo Tetine donne aux quelques extraits narratifs ou de dialogues une force et une sentimentalié étonnantes. D’une très belle justesse. D’une just finnesse. Clarknova Magazine, France June 2002

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