Mediations : The Example of a Mutation

Notes on Bela Bartok (excerpts) Mediations: the Example of a Mutation   A succession of visual shots (1) with contrasting soundscapes form the synopsis of a film that is meant to be heard: in 1905, the composer Bela Bartok left on the back of a donkey to collect the music of farmers and mountain dwellers […]

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ELSEWHERE AND NOW

Eric Antoni   [ English translation: Anne Losq] European music and Indonesian music existed, for a long time, without ever meeting. When the encounter finally occurred, each music was predictably judged by the other party as being strange and remote. This was true of the majority of opinions – especially in Nineteenth Century Europe, an era […]

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A Reversed Witness

A Reversed Witness Eric Antoni English translation : Ann Losq, Paris   I often attend contemporary music concerts with some second thought and, even, some fear. There is this concern that, for the umpteenth time, the mix of styles and genres I will have to listen to will not hold future promises nor open doors […]

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A Concertante Autobiography

1 Beneath the great official history of music lies a more discrete history – small internal revolutions that cross the barrier of words with difficulty. Musicians, who are the very heart and reason for these upheavals, rarely remember such occurrences (1). In an instant, their consciousness is overwhelmed by an astonishing moment and they are […]

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In the Light of Raden Adjeng Kartini

(Article published in “Le Banian”, july 2017, Paris, translated from French by Anne Losq) When reading Raden Adjeng Kartini’s letters, we can understand why she became a key figure in her country. Although her life was that of a young princess retained in the family palace and subject to her father’s law until her relatively […]

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2ème BALLADE

Listen to Eric Antoni’s 2ème Ballade. Eric’s latest Album “Aurore” is Now Available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id987648953 Available on Deezer

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