I compose music in a variety of styles, often combining various idioms within the same piece. I like to reference the rich palette of aesthetics which emanates from our ongoing cultural histories.
‘Sleeping Wide Awake’
Performed by Ensemble Multilatérale. 18.3.16 Thailand Culture Centre, Bangkok.
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( Sleeping Wide Awake)
for flute, clarinet, cello, piano, percussions, samples and video.
Pulses of lights, fiber optics, endless digits agitate and dictate the waves that feed our endless appetite for information and communication. We touch and we tweet, we text and we chat, relentlessly uploading the moments of our lives through little sound bites and visual snaps nested in the ever growing clouds conveniently designed to preserve our precious memories. Meanwhile in the physical world, the solar clock ticks loudly as mother earth cries in disbelief, laughing at the arrogance of the so-called evolved specie so busy raping her. This multi-media piece is a reflection on the rather contradictory state of humanity where over abundance for some ultimately leads to severe scarcity for most. This kaleidoscopic and self consciously caricatural rondo smiles at our contradictions, socio-political conflicts and ecological denials. Our heads in the clouds, over-stimulated by streams of digits, we are indeed sleeping wide awake.
Composition, electronics and Visuals: Jean-David Caillouët
Performed by Ensemble multilatérale:
Flute: Matteo Cesari
Clarinet: Gaëlle Burgelin
Piano: Lise Baudouin
Percussions: Laurence Meisterlin
Cello: Pablo Tognan
Conductor: Léo Warynski
Cameras: Soothorn Tanjapoh & Thanapon Yongpho
Mixing, mastering and editing by Jean-David Caillouët
Stop motion animation used: Len Lye: ‘The birth of the robot’ (1936)
This performance was part of a workshop + concert event organised by Silpakorn university.