The Insub Meta orchestra (IMO) is a large ensemble gathered around the experimental and electroacoustic practice. It was founded in 2010 by the Cyril Bondi and d’incise duo. It consists of about fifty permanent members that form the thirty international musicians present at each concert. Born from questionings on improvisation in a large group, the IMO built with time a strong collective and typical background where the individual gesture get lost in the production of global sonic states. Thus subtle matters emerge and interact with silence. The notions of improvisation or composition become confused in a constant research of a specific development in the context of this orchestra. Its axes are the place of silence, an electroacoustic and extensive listening, the work on durations, the mimetism, low volumes, non-hiérarchical relations, the circulation of informations. 

released November 2, 2022

Anna-Kaisa Meklin, viola da gambe
Anouck Genthon, violin
Léa Moullet, violin
Jamasp Jhabvala, violin
Patricia Bosshard, violin
Diego Kohn, viola
Edwards Williams, guitar
Ivan Verda, electric guitar
Vinz Vonlanthen, electric guitar
Christoph Schiller, spinet
Antoine Läng, voice
Dorothea Schürch, voice
Heike Fiedler, voice
Martin von Allmen, voice, cymbal
Bruno Crochet, electronics
d’incise, electronics
Eric Ruffing, electronics
Lucien Danzeisen, electronics, objects
Raphaël Ortis, electronics
Hans Koch, clarinet
Christian Müller, clarinet, bass clarinet
Kevin Sommer, clarinet
Teresa Hackel, flutes
Violeta Motta, traverso
Angelika Sheridan, flute
Christophe Berthet, saxophone
Sébastien Branche, saxophone
Steve Buchanan, saxophone
Tassos Tataroglou, trumpet, shakuhachi
Sandra Weiss, bassoon
Cyril Bondi, percussions, cymbal, conduction
Béatrice Graf, percussions, cymbal
Maxime Hänsenberger, percussions, cymbal
Frédéric Minner, bass
Loïc Grobéty, double bass
Sébastien Pittet, double bass

Everyone, egg shakers, claves, sin tones

Composition & direction by Cyril Bondi & d’incise – 2022

In memory of Gérald Perera

Recorded at Le Lieu, Vallée de Joux, CH, July 2022
Recording & mix by d’incise
Special thanks to Loïc Grobéty, Christoph Schiller, Dominique von Hahn, Dominique and Michel Bondi.

With the support of :
Ville de Genève, Ville de Lausanne & Canton de Vaud

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