3 ième festival de la filme Pataphysique,
a l’île de Curaçao
de et par
l'Academie Néerlandaise pour la ’Pataphysique
Instituto de Estudios Patafísicos de las islas adyacentes a la Terra Firme
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Before Pataphonie was unofficially “born” in 1973, the band members who were friends, played in several rock groups for the 3 previous years before that and mainly did covers. This trio consisted of Andre Viaud (guitars), Gilles Rousseau (drums and percussions) and Pierre Demouron (bass and contrabass). They then joined forces in a group without name that played a mixture of rock and jazz. Gradually they started opting for a more free-form rock. For a certain project they were joined by two other musicians; Bernard Audureau on piano and Alain Seve on saxophone. This group did this project which was inspired by contemporary compositors such as Bela Bartok, Eric Satie and Maurice Ravel and was reputed to have influenced Weather Report, Hugh Hopper and Henry Cow.
The band chose their name at random using a dictionary, going first for Mussel and then Patagonie. The sound of Patagonie attracted them and they opted for a fusion of two words – Pata from Pataphysique (unclassified) and Phonie which stands for sound, making them unclassifiable sounding. The band was to be an instrumental guitar, bass and drums trio. Their sound appeared to appeal to music critics in several journals that said in 1975 that Pataphonie “could be the great European discovery of the year”. In 1976 the Pole records label collected their past recorded tracks from 1972 to 1976 and released them under “Pataphonie”. However this mainly improvisational-based collection did not show the band member’s abilities. The band members themselves said in 1977 that "To be free in music, you must work for yourself. Freedom isn't the notes recitation, but the feeling that you put into. You must work on the sound as a clay model. We think that we play an innovator music with his defaults. We can be wrong commercially, but musically, we're right. Music is not synonymous of success at all". It is only in 1978 that the band can allow itself financially to record in a studio. It is in July 1978 that they record their phenomenal album “Le Matin Blanc” (The White Morning). The album is instrumental, experimental, inspired by free-jazz and traces of contemporary classical composers. This release was embraced by their fans and media. Since no major label was interested in distributing this album the members decided to create their own with the purpose of distributing it themselves – Feeri Music. The album was sold by mail-order to about 1000 people. On the reissue of this album on CD there are bonus tracks. Among them is Mandoline Station which was written in April 1978 and never played live. However due to technical reasons it was not included on the original release. There are also 4 live tracks, including Memoire Baroque which is the title of the never release second album…This second album was completely composed however due to lack of interest and the shift of styles towards the “new music” the band split.
Pataphonie has been compared to Henry Cow, King Crimson, Etron Fou Leloublan and The Muffins, all have some sort of merit and still do no justice for this original sounding and groundbreaking chamber music/rock band.
Le Matin Blanc is highly recommended to fans of the genre.
Title: Taking Off (Flying Trilogy, Book 1)
Author: Kraft, Eric
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Comments of Taking Off :
To Peter Leroy's adult chagrin, his home town of Babbington, a seaside village on Long Island, is being turned into a theme park, centering on the historic day on which he, a fifteen-year-old adventurer, returned after completing 4,000 miles of solo flying to New Mexico and back. The Birdboy was received as a hero then, but the grown man, worried that an intrepid journalist will start digging, decides to prepare for full disclosure of the earthbound truth behind his mythic flight. He reminisces about the aerocycle he built in his parent's garage based on drawings from the Impractical Craftsman Magazine; his application to the Faustroll Institute for Promising High School Students of New Mexico; and his glorious send-off by the population of Babbington on the journey of a lifetime.
''The narrative sputters, as Kraft indulges his penchant for (and, to be fair, mastery of) the art of digression, treating us to meditations on the nature of memory and the affliction of “antinostalgia” (the overwhelming urge to be somewhere else), principles of aerodynamics as (almost) explained in the popular magazine “Impractical Craftsman,” Peter’s developing relationship with his sometimes unreadable father (“the Grand Naysayer”) and the nonscience of “pataphysics,” as articulated by waggish French surrealist author Alfred Jarry. '' according to Kirkus Reviews
From the preface of On the Wing by Eric Kraft, as Peter Leroy :
''THE STORY SO FAR: I had thought, when I began writing about my aerocycle, my trip to the Land of Enchantment, my sojourn at the Faustroll Institute for ’Pataphysics (known to some of its alumni as the Faustroll Institute for Promising Lads), and my return to a hero’s welcome in Babbington, my home town — Clam Capital of America, Birthplace of Teen Flight, Gateway to the Past — that I would write one book of medium size . . . however, the single book that I had intended to write about my exploit has become three books, the Flying trilogy.''
''Perhaps you cannot imagine that two intelligent young people — which we then were — could labor under such an absurd delusion. If you feel that way, I just want to inform you — or remind you — that a large segment of the population of the United States believes that the sun revolves around the earth, and so I say, in the manner of Bosse-de-Nage in Alfred Jarry’s Gestes et Opinions du Docteur Faustroll, “Ha-ha.” ''
ISBN 13: 9780312318840
ISBN 10: 0312318847
oil on canvas
18 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches
"Faustroll Landscape," presenting portraits and landscapes from the 1980s by Thomas Chimes, was the third exhibition at the Locks Gallery documenting this artist's work from successive decades. Fourteen oil paintings on canvas--five portraits and nine landscapes--charted the course from the dark, sepia-toned portraits with which he ended the 1970s to the "white" paintings of the late 1980s. The show, titled by Chimes after his painting Faustroll/Landscape (1988), refers to Dr. Faustroll (Alfred Jarry's alter ego, whom Chimes has appropriated) taking a symbolic bicycle ride through Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, an odyssey of myth and memory.
Cayce suggested that when vegetables are cooked, it's best that they are cooked in Patapar Paper to help retain their nutrients. Patapar Paper is reusable, and frequently used in gourmet restaurants. 24"x24", 6 sheets.
Cooking with Patapar Paper can help you to find a new source of natural vitamins - right in your kitchen. Edgar Cayce found food sources of nutrients far superior to supplementation. He advised cooking with vegetable parchment as a way of preserving these food values.
Because of the oxidation which occurs when foods come in contact with the air, conventional cooking destroys some 50% of a vegetable's vitamin content and most of the vitamin C which is essential to vitamin balance. Food salts (minerals in organic structure), which are building blocks for vitamins in the body are also adversely affected.
Not only does cooking foods in parchment prevent oxidation by excluding air from the cooking process, but it also preserves their natural flavors, making you a gourmet cook. The constant temperature of boiling water and the vacuum-like conditions within the bundle yield a consistent and uniform product every time. Starch and cellulose are " predigested," allowing nutrients to be released. Vegetables are cooked in their own juices, as Cayce advised, to keep these valuable nutrients from escaping.