vendredi 13 décembre 2019

Sequentia Legenda cinq performances en 2019

2019 une année dense et riche


Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

L'ANNÉE 2019 A ÉTÉ POUR MOI DENSE ET RICHE 

L’année 2019 a été pour moi dense et riche avec notamment cinq prestations scéniques. C'est en Suisse à Founex qu’eut lieu le premier concert, puis en France à Nantes, en Allemagne à deux reprises à Tübingen et Solingen, pour finir à nouveau en Suisse, plus précisement au Caveau du Cœur d'Or à Chexbres.
Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

 

LE DERNIER CONCERT DE LA TOURNÉE 2019

L'accueil chaleureux et l'organisation Suisse sans faille, nous ont permis de nous sentir à l'aise et en confiance. Tous les membres de l'équipe du Caveau du Cœur d'Or, de Swiss Vintage et Musil Asylum ont contribué à une mise en place exemplaire dans un cadre sympathique et original. La sonorisation au caveau a été soignée de manière exemplaire par Nicolas Picciotto. Après le soundcheck, les réglages de la régie lumière, la décoration et mise en place de la salle, les portes du caveau furent ouvertes peu avant 19h. Après la présentation faite par l'aimable Selim Keddar, Tommy et moi avons pu prendre place derrière nos instruments. Je pris la parole pour remercier l'ensemble des organisateurs, pour saluer le public et pour présenter ma vision musicale et le déroulement du concert. Celui-ci débuta à 21h10.

C’est dans une ambiance conviviale que nous avons pu nous produire. Le soutien témoigné par auditeurs nous fit grand plaisir. Les deux premiers titres « THE APPROACH » et « THE RETURN » laissèrent place à un petit entracte. Le troisième titre « AU REVOIR » clôtura cette belle soirée cosmique.

Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

Sandrine Crot (Switzerland)
Sandrine Crot
de Savigny (Suisse)

« IMMÉDIATEMENT ENTRÉE DANS VOTRE UNIVERS MUSICAL »

Par quel biais avez-vous pris connaissance du concert ?
Sandrine Crot: « Je fais partie du comité de l'Association L'Accroch'Coeur qui gère le caveau du Coeur d'Or de Chexbres, donc ce concert a été immédiatement inscrit dans mon agenda, car dès que j'en ai entendu parler, je suis allée écouter quelques morceaux sur Internet, mes sens ont été touchés et il fallait que je sois présente pour vous écouter en live ! »

Qu'est-ce qui vous a motivé à venir ?
Sandrine Crot: « Je suis toute novice dans la musique électronique et j'apprends à connaître ces différentes sonorités qui me captent très facilement, je suis de plus en plus ouverte et curieuse à ce type de musique. Votre prestation a été mon premier concert live de musique électronique, quoi de plus merveilleux que de vivre cela avec vous. »

Quel a été votre ressenti lors de cette prestation scénique ?
Sandrine Crot: « Je suis entrée immédiatement dans votre univers musical et vous m'avez tous les deux emportées, d'une part par l’énergie que vous partagez avec énormément de générosité et d'autre part, par la finesse des sons que vous produisez. Le concert était d'une grande qualité, autant humaine que musicale, vous dégagez tous les deux quelque chose de contemplatif et de très esthétique. En résumé, le concert terminé, on a envie que d'une chose : que ça continue encore pendant de longues heures. MERCI A VOUS ! »
Sandrine Crot a aimablement posé à Sequentia Legenda quelques questions 🎤
Sandrine Crot: « Que signifie pour Sequentia Legenda ? »
Sequentia Legenda: « Il y a cinq ans, lorsque je m’étais décidé à mettre ma musique à la lumière du jour, je cherchais un nom de scène. J’avais deux longues listes de noms. Et finalement, c’est un assemblage de deux noms, figurants sur chacune d’elle, qui allaient donner mon nom d’artiste. C’est du latin. Sequentia se rapportant à la séquence, la suite, la succession et Legenda pour légende et qui peut être défini comme un récit imaginaire. C’est donc finalement un mariage entre les séquences de notes et l’imaginaire ;) Ce sont aussi d’ailleurs mes initiales. »

Sandrine Crot: « Que ressentez-vous pendant vos prestations musicales ? »
Sequentia Legenda: « Je ressens un mélange de nervosité et d’excitation, j’imagine que c’est normal. Monter sur scène est à chaque fois une nouvelle expérience et qui restera unique en soit. L’aspect technique est à chaque fois un nouveau défi, avec cette imprévisibilité qui va donner un cachet spécifique au concert. J’apprécie cette rencontre avec les auditeurs, ce moment de communion. »

Sandrine Crot:
« Quelles sont vos sources d'inspiration ? »
Sequentia Legenda: « Le mysticisme, la science ou la spiritualité sont pour moi autant de sources d'inspiration. Une image, un récit, un son. J'aime imaginer des notes, des séquences, une atmosphère - une couleur musicale. Marcher dans la forêt avec mes enfants, par exemple, stimulera ma sphère créative. L’inspiration est un état d'esprit. Je ne calcule pas, je la laisse venir, je me laisse alors aller pour vivre pleinement ma créativité. »

Sandrine Crot: « Quelles sont vos influences et vos références électros les plus marquantes ? »
Sequentia Legenda: « Je ne tournerais pas longtemps autour du pot : ma référence restera pour toujours Klaus Schulze et plus précisément son extraordinaire album Mirage. Cet album fut à lui seul mon véritable déclencheur musical !
Secondairement, le groupe mythique Tangerine Dream fait aussi partie de mes références, devant Vangelis, Kraftwerk ou Jean-Michel Jarre.
»
Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

Bruno Weihs (Switzerland)
Bruno Weihs 
de Leysin (Suisse)

"I WAS IMMEDIATELY CAPTIVATED AND ALSO CHARMED"

Par quel biais avez-vous pris connaissance du concert ?
Bruno Weihs: "Through an newsletter announcement from Sequentia Legenda."

Qu'est-ce qui vous a motivé à venir ?
Bruno Weihs: "To experience a live electronic music concert (a first for me) and possibly also get to know the artist I have been for a long time."

Quel a été votre ressenti lors de cette prestation scénique ?
Bruno Weihs: "I was immediately captivated, and also charmed by the contribution of the drummer on stage too. Time has passed so quickly! A beautiful show."
Bruno Weihs a aimablement posé à Sequentia Legenda quelques questions 🎤
Bruno Weihs: "In the concert you gave with Tommy, I was surprised by the intensity of the energy I felt, much more than what I experienced in front of my speakers or with headphones. Do you think that the concert is the best way to share this musical game of voices and effects that you have composed?"
Sequentia Legenda: "Glad to know that you felt the energy of the concert.
Working in a Home studio and Live are two very different things. When I compose at home, I'm in my bubble if I can say so. When I perform on stage, I am in contact with the audience. The sharing of emotions is then done in a direct way and the reciprocity between the artist and the listener is palpable. It's a unique moment. What is important for me is to share my sensitivity with the audience present. Finally, it is our evening together, our communion around a common theme."

Bruno Weihs: "I find that the name given to your genre of music, namely the "ambient" style, masks a little the more universal resonance that your music has with life, and more broadly with the spontaneity of creation that characterizes the world around us. What do you feel when you make a composition, where it comes from and what kind of experience it will convey when it vibrates when it comes out of your machine instrument or when reproducing a recording?"
Sequentia Legenda: "During the creation phase, I feel excitement, passion and I don't see time passing. The result of this phase of composition is a part of me that I deliver to the public. It is my emotions and sensitivity that I transmit through my sound worlds. My musical vision is against the current trend and I am proud of it. I do not subscribe to this mass diffusion, to this "soup" of sound that we are given to hear on a large number of radio stations. The Berlin School is a niche and I want to give the best of myself to honour this beautiful musical movement. For me, it is important to share my own musical vision with passion and sincerity."

Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

Olivier Borgeaud (Switzerland)
Olivier Borgeaud
de Le Mont-sur-Lausanne (Suisse)

"YOU ARE AMAZED, DIZZY AND TRANSPORTED"

Par quel biais avez-vous pris connaissance du concert ?
Olivier Borgeaud: "I saw by chance the announcement of the concert on tempslibre.ch, the site of the Agenda Culturel Romand."

Qu'est-ce qui vous a motivé à venir ?
Olivier Borgeaud: "I am passionate about the electronic scene that I have been following attentively for several years, and even if it is true that I am more oriented towards (much) more minimalist styles - that of the Berlin school - listening to an electro concert in a jazz vault seemed a little offbeat, but nevertheless interesting."

Quel a été votre ressenti lors de cette prestation scénique ?
Olivier Borgeaud: "Quickly out of my comfort zone, I was immersed in a style that was not highly energetic, wrapped me in a dreamlike cocoon of the most subtle, dispensing me from trying to escape. For me who am usually above 110 BPM, it was a hell of a ride! I was here and now, the past and the future had lost their importance, I enjoyed the present moment. I liked the purity of tone, but above all its complexity. In a concert, you are amazed, dizzy and transported. I can easily imagine that if you listen to these songs several times, the journey must be different each time as their music distils a vast expanse of unknown lands. I liked Tommy Betzler's rhythm; it seems essential to me, a little like the stones thrown into the forest to mark his trail. He plays the role of guide, so as not to lose his way and thus better mark the gap between the dream and reality. The last song played "AU REVOIR", touched me. The emotion was sincere, and an authentic Link was definitely woven with the audience. I liked the intimate atmosphere that reigned in the Caveau au Cœur d'Or, which I was also discovering for the first time; if you are looking for an authentic place where the Client and the Artist are at the heart of the staff's concerns, you have found it."
Olivier Borgeaud a aimablement posé à Sequentia Legenda quelques questions 🎤
Olivier Borgeaud: "How does your become a musician in such a specialized field?"
Sequentia Legenda: "Music has always been a part of my life. When I was eight years old, my parents, who were looking for fun activities, enrolled me in accordion lessons. But I was reluctant to read music. It was Klaus Schulze's discovery of Mirage that was my real musical trigger. I was 16 years old, so it was a real revelation! I had only one idea left in my mind, to make music and not just any music: soaring music, cosmic music. It is in my parents' cellar that I installed my first home studio, which consists of an arsenal of analog synthesizers. When the MIDI standard came along, I traded my instruments for digital machines. More recently, I have used virtual synthesizers as work tools. And finally, five years ago, I put my work in the light of day with my first album BLUE DREAM. During these five years, I had the pleasure of being able to share my own vision of the Berlin School."

Olivier Borgeaud: "In which milieu/stage do you perform, and what is the audience's feedback on a style of music they don't really know? In the sense that during your last concert, it seems to me that most of the participants were more there as accustomed to the place than as electro enthusiasts?"
Sequentia Legenda: "It is true that I usually perform in places frequented by electronic music lovers. This was the case in Nantes during the Synthfest, which is the essential French event for synthesizer enthusiasts. I have also performed in front of a smaller circle of real connoisseurs at a private concert. In Chexbres, it was different and at the same time a new experience. While it is true that some people had come especially for our visit, the majority present knew little about this style of music and did not know it. Before the concert, I therefore took the time to go back to the origins of the Berlin School and briefly explain this musical style. At the end of the concert, I heard a few bits of discussion here and there: "It's a surprising and immersive music..." or "It sounds a little like Jean-Michel Jarre...". For me, it is interesting and instructive to present my musical vision to initiates as well as to a wider audience."

Photos : Sandrine Crot, Olivier Borgeaud

 

  

BANDE-ANNONCE OFFICIELLE DE LA TOURNÉE 2019

  




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mardi 10 décembre 2019

Sequentia Legenda five performances in 2019

2019 a dense and rich year


Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

THE YEAR 2019 WAS FOR ME DENSE AND RICH 

The year 2019 was for me dense and rich with five stage performances. It was in Switzerland in Founex that the first concert took place, then in France in Nantes, in Germany twice in Tübingen and Solingen, to finish again in Switzerland, more precisely at the Caveau du Cœur d'Or in Chexbres.
Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

 

THE LAST CONCERT OF THE 2019 TOUR

The warm welcome and the flawless Swiss organization made us feel comfortable and confident. All the members of the Caveau du Cœur d'Or, Swiss Vintage and Musik Asylum team contributed to an exemplary setting in a friendly and original setting. The sound system in the vault was handled in an exemplary manner by Nicolas Picciotto. After the soundcheck, the adjustments of the lighting control room, the decoration and installation of the room, the doors of the vault were opened shortly before 7pm. After the presentation by the kind Selim Keddar, Tommy and I were able to sit behind our instruments. I took the floor to thank all the organizers, to greet the audience and to present my musical vision and the progress of the concert. This one started at 9:10 pm.

It was in a friendly atmosphere that we were able to perform. We were very pleased with the support provided by the auditors. The first two tracks "THE APPROACH" and "THE RETURN" gave way to a short break. The third track "AU REVOIR" closed this beautiful cosmic evening.

Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

Sandrine Crot (Switzerland)
Sandrine Crot
from Savigny (Switzerland)

"I IMMEDIATELY ENTERED YOUR MUSICAL UNIVERSE"

How did you hear about the concert?
Sandrine Crot: "I am a member of the committee of the Association L'Accroch'Coeur which manages the vault of the Coeur d'Or de Chexbres, so this concert was immediately included in my agenda, because as soon as I heard about it, I went to listen to some songs on the internet, my senses were touched and I had to be there to listen to you live!"

What motivated you to come?
Sandrine Crot: "I am very new to electronic music and I am getting to know these different sounds that capture me very easily, I am more and more open and curious to this type of music. Your performance was my first live concert of electronic music, what could be more wonderful than to experience this with you."

How did you feel during this performance?
Sandrine Crot: "I immediately entered your musical universe and you both carried me away, on the one hand by the energy you share with great generosity and on the other hand, by the finesse of the sounds you produce. The concert was of a high quality, both human and musical, you both have something contemplative and very aesthetic. In short, when the concert is over, we only want one thing: to keep it going for many hours. THANK YOU!"
Sandrine Crot kindly asked Sequentia Legenda four questions 🎤
Sandrine Crot: "What does Sequentia Legenda mean to you?"
Sequentia Legenda: "Five years ago, when I decided to put my music in daylight, I was looking for a stage name. I had two long lists of names. And finally, it was an assemblage of two names, figuring on each of them, that would give my artist name. It's Latin. Sequentia related to the sequence, suite, succession and Legenda for legend and which can be defined as an imaginary narrative. So it is finally a marriage between note sequences and the imaginary ;-) They are also my initials."

Sandrine Crot: "How do you feel during your musical performances?"
Sequentia Legenda: "I feel a mixture of nervousness and excitement, I guess that's normal. Going on stage is always a new experience and will remain unique in itself. The technical aspect is always a new challenge, with this unpredictability that will give a specific cachet to the concert. I appreciate this meeting with the listeners, this moment of communion."

Sandrine Crot:
"
What are your sources of inspiration?"
Sequentia Legenda: "Mysticism, science or spirituality are for me sources of inspiration. An image, a story, a sound. I like to imagine notes, sequences, an atmosphere - a musical colour. Walking in the forest with my children, for example, will stimulate my creative sphere. Inspiration is a state of mind. I don't calculate, I let it come, I let myself go to live my creativity to the full."

Sandrine Crot: "What are your most important influences and electro references?"
Sequentia Legenda: "I wouldn't beat around the bush for long: my reference will always remain Klaus Schulze and more precisely his extraordinary album Mirage. This album alone was my real musical trigger!
Second, the mythical group Tangerine Dream is also one of my references, ahead of Vangelis, Kraftwerk or Jean-Michel Jarre."
Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

Bruno Weihs (Switzerland)
Bruno Weihs 
from Leysin (Switzerland)

"I WAS IMMEDIATELY CAPTIVATED AND ALSO CHARMED"

How did you hear about the concert?
Bruno Weihs: "Through an newsletter announcement from Sequentia Legenda."

What motivated you to come?
Bruno Weihs: "To experience a live electronic music concert (a first for me) and possibly also get to know the artist I have been for a long time."

How did you feel during this performance?
Bruno Weihs: "I was immediately captivated, and also charmed by the contribution of the drummer on stage too. Time has passed so quickly! A beautiful show."
Bruno Weihs kindly asked Sequentia Legenda two questions 🎤
Bruno Weihs: "In the concert you gave with Tommy, I was surprised by the intensity of the energy I felt, much more than what I experienced in front of my speakers or with headphones. Do you think that the concert is the best way to share this musical game of voices and effects that you have composed?"
Sequentia Legenda: "Glad to know that you felt the energy of the concert.
Working in a Home studio and Live are two very different things. When I compose at home, I'm in my bubble if I can say so. When I perform on stage, I am in contact with the audience. The sharing of emotions is then done in a direct way and the reciprocity between the artist and the listener is palpable. It's a unique moment. What is important for me is to share my sensitivity with the audience present. Finally, it is our evening together, our communion around a common theme."

Bruno Weihs: "I find that the name given to your genre of music, namely the "ambient" style, masks a little the more universal resonance that your music has with life, and more broadly with the spontaneity of creation that characterizes the world around us. What do you feel when you make a composition, where it comes from and what kind of experience it will convey when it vibrates when it comes out of your machine instrument or when reproducing a recording?"
Sequentia Legenda: "During the creation phase, I feel excitement, passion and I don't see time passing. The result of this phase of composition is a part of me that I deliver to the public. It is my emotions and sensitivity that I transmit through my sound worlds. My musical vision is against the current trend and I am proud of it. I do not subscribe to this mass diffusion, to this "soup" of sound that we are given to hear on a large number of radio stations. The Berlin School is a niche and I want to give the best of myself to honour this beautiful musical movement. For me, it is important to share my own musical vision with passion and sincerity."

Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

Olivier Borgeaud (Switzerland)
Olivier Borgeaud
from Le Mont-sur-Lausanne (Switzerland)

"YOU ARE AMAZED, DIZZY AND TRANSPORTED"

How did you hear about the concert?
Olivier Borgeaud: "I saw by chance the announcement of the concert on tempslibre.ch, the site of the Agenda Culturel Romand."

What motivated you to come?
Olivier Borgeaud: "I am passionate about the electronic scene that I have been following attentively for several years, and even if it is true that I am more oriented towards (much) more minimalist styles - that of the Berlin school - listening to an electro concert in a jazz vault seemed a little offbeat, but nevertheless interesting."

How did you feel during this performance?
Olivier Borgeaud: "Quickly out of my comfort zone, I was immersed in a style that was not highly energetic, wrapped me in a dreamlike cocoon of the most subtle, dispensing me from trying to escape. For me who am usually above 110 BPM, it was a hell of a ride! I was here and now, the past and the future had lost their importance, I enjoyed the present moment. I liked the purity of tone, but above all its complexity. In a concert, you are amazed, dizzy and transported. I can easily imagine that if you listen to these songs several times, the journey must be different each time as their music distils a vast expanse of unknown lands. I liked Tommy Betzler's rhythm; it seems essential to me, a little like the stones thrown into the forest to mark his trail. He plays the role of guide, so as not to lose his way and thus better mark the gap between the dream and reality. The last song played "AU REVOIR", touched me. The emotion was sincere, and an authentic Link was definitely woven with the audience. I liked the intimate atmosphere that reigned in the Caveau au Cœur d'Or, which I was also discovering for the first time; if you are looking for an authentic place where the Client and the Artist are at the heart of the staff's concerns, you have found it."
Olivier Borgeaud kindly asked Sequentia Legenda two questions 🎤
Olivier Borgeaud: "How does your become a musician in such a specialized field?"
Sequentia Legenda: "Music has always been a part of my life. When I was eight years old, my parents, who were looking for fun activities, enrolled me in accordion lessons. But I was reluctant to read music. It was Klaus Schulze's discovery of Mirage that was my real musical trigger. I was 16 years old, so it was a real revelation! I had only one idea left in my mind, to make music and not just any music: soaring music, cosmic music. It is in my parents' cellar that I installed my first home studio, which consists of an arsenal of analog synthesizers. When the MIDI standard came along, I traded my instruments for digital machines. More recently, I have used virtual synthesizers as work tools. And finally, five years ago, I put my work in the light of day with my first album BLUE DREAM. During these five years, I had the pleasure of being able to share my own vision of the Berlin School."

Olivier Borgeaud: "In which milieu/stage do you perform, and what is the audience's feedback on a style of music they don't really know? In the sense that during your last concert, it seems to me that most of the participants were more there as accustomed to the place than as electro enthusiasts?"
Sequentia Legenda: "It is true that I usually perform in places frequented by electronic music lovers. This was the case in Nantes during the Synthfest, which is the essential French event for synthesizer enthusiasts. I have also performed in front of a smaller circle of real connoisseurs at a private concert. In Chexbres, it was different and at the same time a new experience. While it is true that some people had come especially for our visit, the majority present knew little about this style of music and did not know it. Before the concert, I therefore took the time to go back to the origins of the Berlin School and briefly explain this musical style. At the end of the concert, I heard a few bits of discussion here and there: "It's a surprising and immersive music..." or "It sounds a little like Jean-Michel Jarre...". For me, it is interesting and instructive to present my musical vision to initiates as well as to a wider audience."

Photos credits: Sandrine Crot, Olivier Borgeaud

 

  

OFFICIAL TRAILER OF THE 2019 TOUR

  




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dimanche 6 octobre 2019

THE LUNAR TRILOGY: A LUNAR BERLIN SCHOOL

THE LUNAR TRILOGY
the album in memory of the Apollo 11 mission 🌑



Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

THREE VARIATIONS OF SOLITUDES LUNAIRES DEDICATED
TO APOLLO'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY


The basic version of the track Solitudes Lunaires from the double album "EXTENDED"
has been reworked with an orchestral restructuring, an amplified spatialization and an additional rhythm section. Excerpts from Niel Armstrong's conversations have been
added at the beginning and end of this new version.

>> ALBUM AVAILABLE ONLY IN DIGITAL VERSION HERE <<


"Chaque album de Sequentia Legenda est une vraie invitation aux voyages !!! Merci !! 
Favorite track: Solitudes Lunaires [Apollo 2019 version]."
frb71 (Bandcamp Fan)


OVER THERE Berlin School music

 
THE LUNAR TRILOGY
: A LUNAR BERLIN SCHOOL


Solitudes Lunaires 30:38 [Apollo 2019 version]
Solitudes Lunaires 24:44 [Original – EXTENDED album]
Solitudes Lunaires 26:36 [Xmas 2018 version]

Astronaut voices courtesy NASA


>> ALBUM AVAILABLE ONLY IN DIGITAL VERSION HERE <<

"Suddenly, from behind the rim of the moon, in long, slow-motion moments
of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate,
sky-blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl
in a thick sea of black mystery.
It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth … home.
"
Edgar Mitchell (American astronaut, and 6th lunar walker)




 


"Любимая Solitudes Lunaires
в трех разных вариантах. Трудно выбрать лучшую, но для меня это - последняя версия - Apollo 2019. Легендарная вещь! Favorite track: Solitudes Lunaires [Apollo 2019 version].
"
Oleg Parfentev (Russian fan)





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mercredi 19 juin 2019

OVER THERE my sixth album

My sixth album was released on March 3, 2019.
I am delighted to share some information with you here.

 

"When it comes to electronic music, Laurent Schieber alias Sequentia Legenda
is one of the regulars on these pages. And for good reason, because he revives
the Berlin school in a way that convinces genre fans.
"
Juergen Meurer on 20 May 2019


Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

OVER THERE : A THIRTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD PROJECT


OVER THERE - 1984
The origin of this project goes back to 1984, when I was 19 years old. Back then, we were at the end of the analog era and the MIDI standard had been introduced. My parents enabled me to set up a home studio and I dreamed of making an album.
I drew inspiration from my collection of analog instruments: modular Korg PS-3200, ARP Odyssey, Korg MS-20 and its SQ10 sequencer, duophonic Oberheim Two Voice, Crumar Multiman S, Roland RE 201 echo chamber and TEAC A3340S 4-track tape recorder.

THE TIME HAS PASSED
Meanwhile, music technology was ever evolving. I therefore eventually separated
from my analog synthesizers for digital instruments, driven by Steinberg’s
Pro-24 recording software.

OVER THERE - 2019

And finally, thirty-five years later, I was lucky enough to be able to realize my dream.
To do this, I used today’s instruments. The software synthesizers were carefully chosen
to create an extended atmosphere of the classic Berlin School period from the
mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.

I hope you will enjoy listening to this album as much as I enjoyed composing it.
And now it's time to let my new album fly on its own.

To my site for more information


OVER THERE Berlin School music

 

1. THE RETURN: TO THE ESSENCE OF BERLIN SCHOOL MUSIC


1984: I was 19 years old, surrounded by my analog instruments. All was perfect.
On my own, I composed for long hours, sometimes whole nights. I had a dream then
to create an album, a disc, called OVER THERE. I even created a fabric banner
with an album cover concept. 2019: My youth project has become a reality.


2. FLOATING TIME: A MEDITATIVE BERLIN SCHOOL MUSIC


In the distant fog and breaking waves, the ringing of a bell can be heard.
A craft floating on an unknown sea advances slowly, then gradually embarks on a
progressive flight towards the heavens. In this mystical atmosphere, rumblings from the 
sky andthe depths of the sea mix with floating sequences and
whirling sounds.

3. MIND LAKE: AN INTROSPECTIVE BERLIN SCHOOL MUSIC


„I was immersed in the convolutions of my mind when, suddenly,
I saw a lake of an intrinsic beauty! Eager to go further in my quest, I closed my eyes!
A great serenity seized my whole being. I would have liked, at that very moment,
that this journey would have been endless.“
Michel RebelRaiser




OVER THERE Berlin School music

Michel Francart:
"A meditation music ! Thanks !

Une atmosphère très mystique ! Avec le sentiment que le temps ralentit ! Merci !"

Sylvain Lupari (Synth&Sequences):
"This is a stunning album forges with a splendid sequencing work from Sequentia Legenda"

Alain Massard (profilprog):
"C’est une musique qui réveille son intérieur et qui vous transporte

Bert Strolenberg (Sonic Immersion):
"Since his fine debut Blue Dream in 2014, French synthesist Laurent Schieber
made his own personal journey through electronic music

VolgaRock:
"Like always when I stop by, amazing music, relaxing and inspiring!
ALBUM SOUNDS VERY PROMISING!
"



FLOATING TIME Berlin School

FLOATING TIME IN THE GRENZWELLEN - BERLINER SCHULE


Ecki Eckert Stieg:
"OVER THERE is the title of the new album of the Frenchman Laurent Schieber
alias Sequentia Legenda. The work on this album goes back to 1984 when Laurent started
it at the tender age of 19. But the technical possibilities for him are only now mature
enough to complete it. By OVER THERE : Floating Time.
"

 






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dimanche 20 janvier 2019

RENAISSANCE trois titres chroniqués par Drew Fisher

Meilleurs albums de l'année 2018 :
RENAISSANCE est dans la sélection de Drew Fisher !

 

"Dans l'esprit magique de la Berlin School de Klaus Schulze, Laurent Schieber (Sequentia Legenda) le Maestro de Mulhouse semble faire un album par an (ou, plus exactement, tous les neuf mois) tout en augmentant en confiance, en qualité et en séduction. Alors qu'ETHEREAL, datant de 2017, était un véritable chef-d'œuvre et reste sur ma playlist de rotation fréquente - j'ai été si occupé en 2018 (depuis mai) et je n'ai pas eu assez de temps pour écouter de la nouvelle musique et encore moins des épopées de plus de 20 minutes comme celles-ci. Mais je peux dire aujourd'hui, qu'ils sont tout à fait à la hauteur des normes fixées par le travail précédent de Laurent - et par le maître lui-même, Monsieur Schulze."

Drew Fisher septembre 2018


Sequentia Legenda Berlin School music

UN TITRE SOLIDE AVEC UN MERVEILLEUX TIERS FINAL


Drew Fischer:
"1. "Out of the Silence" (21:54) commence étonnamment familièrement et prends un peu de temps à grandir et à se développer (un peu trop, à mon humble avis). Le jeu de cymbales d'un batteur entre et rejoint la séquence au cours de la cinquième minute. Il sonne comme en direct (pas en boucle) !

Les percussions intégrales entrent en jeu à la septième minute, le changement de tonalité total à 7:35, puis revient à sa formation initiale à 8:25. Deux autres changements de tonalité différents dans les dixièmes et onzièmes minutes avec quelques sons de percussions supplémentaires ajoutés au mixage, mais la pièce ne va pas vraiment vers quelque chose de nouveau, différent ou excitant, il y à certes un passage à un spectre de tonalité plus mineur à 11:00. Il est agréable qu'il y eut quatre changements de tonalité au lieu des deux habituels.

À 14:00, toutes les pistes rythmiques sont lâchées et de multiples couches d'accords et de bruits de synthés s'imposent dans un nouvel univers d'espace. J'aime cette section. Surtout l'arpège hypnotique de piano électrique à quatre notes répété comme base centrale. La brillance du travail de Rainer Brüninghaus avec Eberhard Weber me vient à l'esprit.

Une pièce solide avec un merveilleux tiers final, encore une fois, une pièce qui montre la croissance et le développement de la confiance et de la maîtrise de Laurent. (8.5/10)"


RENAISSANCE Berlin School music

 

C'EST DÉFINITIVEMENT UN MORCEAU REPRÉSENTATIF DES MAÎTRES DE L'ÉCOLE DE BERLIN.


Drew Fischer:
"2. "Ici et Maintenant" (25:39) s'ouvrant sur un paysage sonore beaucoup plus sombre et inquiétant que d'habitude pour Sequentia Legenda. Le lent fondu enchaîné de rythmes, de percussions et les multiples boucles et des effets de synthés apportent un adoucissement de la tension, un léger regain d'espoir. À la cinquième minute, tous les niveaux semblent fixés. À la neuvième minute, la répétition commence à s'user et puis boum ! À la neuvième minute, juste au bon moment, il y a un grand changement de tonalité, un changement qui détend les nerfs. Génial !

Laurent devient si doué pour lire ses auditeurs (ou du moins, moi). Quelque chose dans cette tonalité rend la musique beaucoup plus décontractée, plus relaxante, puis, à la minute 11, la tonalité revient à son original, mais grâce à ce sursis de deux minutes, elle est beaucoup plus tolérable, agréable. Un autre quart de travail à 13:00 et avec lui un nouveau synthétiseur, un nouveau clavier "harpe" aux accords et c'est alors l'épanouissement. Joli ! À 15:00, nous rentrons dans une autre clé. Les objets séquencés semblent si amicaux et si proches maintenant. De nouvelles percussions sont ajoutées - une grosse caisse dans le registre grave et une cymbale charleston dans le registre aigu. Après 17:00, quelques autres bruits de synthétiseurs : bourdonnements d'insectes, accords pleins de synthés et une piste de caisse claire de type orchestre. Joli. L'environnement sonore est parfaitement équilibré et pas trop surchargé. L'introduction subtile de tant d'éléments m'aide, moi, l'auditeur, à rester envoûté et retranché... dans " l'Ici et le Maintenant ". Des passages de Tam-tam sont ajoutés au mixage à la vingtième minute et puis, tout à coup, à 20:00, tout s'effondre ; toutes les pistes sauf celles du synthé et quelques éléments rythmiques à deux notes disparaissent progressivement. C'est incroyable !

Je suis tellement stupéfait par la note simple, panoramique et avec effet flanger(1), qui se déploie lentement, que je revis mon lien profond avec "Dream Within a Dream" de Propaganda, l'une de mes chansons préférées de tous les temps. J'adore la sortie prolongée avec les percussions et les arpèges de piano électrique d'octave supérieure.

Une piste géniale ! Certainement un morceau emblématique des maîtres de l'école de Berlin !  (10/10)"


(1) Le flanger est un effet sonore obtenu en additionnant au signal d'origine ce même signal mais légèrement retardé, ce retard fixe est modulé par un LFO variant périodiquement à une fréquence de quelques hertz (communément entre 0,1 et 20 Hz). D'un point de vue spectral, le traitement est similaire à un effet de filtrage en peigne balayant. (source Wikipédia)

RENAISSANCE Berlin School music

ENGAGEANT, HYPNOTISANT ET CONVAINCANT


Drew Fischer:
"3. "Valentins Traum" (17:24) une longue ouverture avec des choix d'accords mineurs ou discordants sur lesquels des sons étranges, voire dérangeants, entrent et sortent du paysage sonore. La piste rythmique séquencée reste loin en arrière-plan, s'estompant dans et hors du spectre auditif. Ce n'est qu'à la cinquième minute qu'il commence à émerger et à rester, voire à s'élever jusqu'à une place dans l'épaisseur de la palette sonore. À la fin de la sixième minute, un riff de clavecin électronique, un zip!-buzz d'insectes, un tambourin électronique et la rotation des cordes de synthé se sont imposés comme les piliers. La sélection d'accords n'est plus aussi sombre et effrayante maintenant, bien que des sons étranges et contre nature continuent d'entrer et de sortir de l'environnement sonore. Ce riff "harpe/harpsichord" est tellement hypnotisant !

À la onzième minute, plusieurs composants de la batterie sont introduits et entremêlés. Les sons étranges deviennent plus fréquents, constants, et se superposent en multiplicité à mesure que la batterie et les pistes rythmiques s'estompent à la fin de la quatorzième minute. Le dénouement est lent, progressif et régulier, donc je suppose que le rêve de Valentin a été un peu dérangeant, mais pas un événement qui a causé une peur soudaine ou des terreurs nocturnes, mais la persistance des sons effrayants continue à l'avant malgré le lent fondu de la musique dans le fond, alors peut-être que j'ai tort.

Beau travail. Définitivement engageant, hypnotisant et convaincant
en tant que représentation de son sujet. (9/10)"

 


Drew Fisher
Drew Fisher vit aux États-Unis d'Amérique, dans le Wisconsin.

Il a étudié l'histoire de l'art et l'architecture à l'Université de Strasbourg en France. C'est un homme proche de la nature, aimant tout ce qui touche à l'art. Il adore la peinture et il peint dans ses temps libres, il aime particulièrement la littérature et il est l'auteur de "The Osiris Plan Trilogy", une fiction visionnaire de l'histoire humaine. C'est aussi un grand amateur de musique, Drew a chroniqué un grand nombre d'albums.

Il est l'auteur de plusieurs blogs dont "Prog Is Alive and Well" consacré à la musique progressive. Drew anime une émission de radio "Prog is Alive !" diffusée sur WDRT.


 

 

 

UN APERÇU DE MON PROCHAIN PROJET " OVER THERE "

 

 


Les six premières minutes de FLOATING TIME (travail en cours).


Voici un extrait du deuxième morceau du futur album OVER THERE. C'est une composition dans la plus pure tradition de l'école de Berlin du milieu des années 70. Les synthétiseurs d'aujourd'hui délivrent des sons au grain analogique.

Dans le brouillard lointain et les vagues déferlantes, on entend le tintement d'une cloche. Une embarcation flottante sur une mer inconnue avance lentement, puis c'est un vol progressif vers le firmament. Dans cette atmosphère mystique, c'est le grondement du ciel et des profondeurs de la mer qui se mêle aux séquences flottantes et aux sons tourbillonnants...

Pour ce titre et pour ce futur album, les chœurs du Mellotron et les cordes du Solina viennent s'ajouter aux autres instruments mythiques tels que le Modular Moog, le Minimoog ou autre Jupiter 8.

OVER THERE

Sortie officielle prévue pour le 3 mars 2019



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