Ab Baars & Luc Ex

Ab Baars- reeds
Luc Ex – sound samples
small impression/snippet:

O B J E T   S O N O R E


Spectacular composition with urban sounds from the bell of a seven meter horn.
Created and composed by Luc Ex, designed by Peter Zegveld.
Roaring trains, sharp exchanges in a street market, throbbing lorry engines, boots strolling by swiftly and steaming construction sites are just a few of the sounds emanating from this immense horn. Together with its majestic shape, the horn shall reflect its surrounding area.
Times are changing, so are the noises.
Objet Sonore focuses specifically on the sounds of the metropolitan area. Sounds that are produced when the economy is in full swing. Especially now in this corona period people are more aware of those sounds, all the more so by their absence. We can suddenly hear the silence.

Objet Sonore is not only an artwork that looks for the boundary between noise and music, it also refers to those inevitable sounds of a runaway economy. A memory of how it was but at the same time a warning that it will float back to the surface rather sooner than later…
Objet Sonore just has had its first spins in the city and park of Moers, Germany, for the Jazz Festival. The horn can also be used as a “loudspeaker” of sorts.

Programm consist of 2 elements:
the composition Objet Sonore #1, wholly composed of urban recordings. Luc Ex looks upon the big city as an inexhaustible source of beautiful, ugly, or inspiring sounds. His Objet Sonore serves to increase the awareness of metropolis aesthetics.
-It is followed by an improvisation with musician and Luc Ex (samples). In this duo the urban-samples will be played live.
In the earlier concert you can hear the phenomenal saxophone of Ab Baars accompanied by the sound of falling trees, construction works, early morning birdsor a high speed train passing by.

Objet Sonore sees Luc Ex continuing a tradition of ‘Music Art’ and ‘Music Machines’ that has much in common with the work of artists such as Jean Tinguely, Moniek Toebosch, and Dick Raaijmakers.

en français: Le vrombissement des trains, les échanges animés sur le marché, les camions rugissants, les chantiers fumants, le claquement de bottines sur le sol. C’est, entre autres, ces sons qui font partie du répertoire de cette immense corne. En accord avec sa forme primordiale magistrale, l’ensemble fait agréablement écho à son environnement direct.
Les temps changent, et les sons avec. Objet Sonore se focalise spécifiquement sur les sons de la métropole. Les sons produits quand l’économie tourne à pleine vitesse. C’est surtout ces jours-ci, alors que le coronavirus a fait taire tous ces sons, que les gens en sont encore plus conscients. De tout à coup, on peut entendre le silence et sa raison d’être.
Objet Sonore n’est pas seulement une œuvre d’art qui questionne la frontière entre la musique et le son, mais elle fonctionne également comme un rappel des sons inévitables de notre économie frénétique. Un souvenir de ce que c’était et en même temps un avertissement de ce qui nous attend de nouveau dans un futur proche…
Objet Sonore vient de terminer sa première tournée, quatre jours au cœur de la ville de Moers et son parc (Moers Jazz Festival, Allemagne).