The Intelligent Sound Ensemble
Christiaan de Jong: electric and amplified classical guitar and amplified flutes, laptop, composition
Franck Vigroux: turntable, live electronics, electric guitar, composition
Intelligent sound refers to the defenition of music by frenchborn American composer Edgar Varèse, who's composing was based on complex theoretical princples, which broke down the distinctions between noise and music, dissonance and consonance.
The ISE is always looking for new ways of making music of all kinds of musical tradition from all cultures and periods. The music can be completely improvised but also written out in traditional western notation, and also grafical scores or even projected animations or pictures can serve as structures for pieces..
Original music without fear of using material from composers from the past like J. Dowland, G.F. Telemann, J.P. Sweelink, W.A. Mozart, E. Varese or O. Messiaen, but also the sound of japanese shakuhishi flute, mongolian singing, african rythms, blues, extreme noise, ambient, nature, poems or philosofical thougths.
The Intelligent Sound Ensemble has played concerts with Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Harry Sparnaay (bass clarinet) and Xu Fengxia (ghuzeng/voice) and Jorrit Dijkstra(saxophones/electronics) and Riccardo Massari Spritini (turntable, live electronics, composition)
demo mp3 fragments (2002, Riccardo Massari Spritini: turntables and Christiaan de Jong: electric guitar):
xCualquier Ciudad en la Luna mp3
mp3 with electronic playbacks, solo and duo:
Onweer en Klaprozen (emplified classcal guitar, pitchswift pedal and electronic playback)
Donders! electronic playback with improvised transverse flute and guest Eric Vloeimans on trumpet
________________________________________________________contact:Christiaan de Jong +31 (0)294 410536 or +31 (0)616982741 firstname.lastname@example.org