Propagations – Anthony Laguerre & Jérôme Noetinger

The first in a series of two new releases by French tape-based experimental artist Jérôme Noetinger, who has treated us to countless unforgettable live sets at OTO. In this collaboration with Anthony Laguerre, each musician sent a 15 minutes improvisation to the other. Then each one made his own edit based on these two sequences.

"There is a great tradition of exchange and correspondence work in experimental music. In the 80's, there were a lot of cassettes with musicians who had never met each other but were exchanging sounds by mail. Nowadays it's even simpler and more obvious. The imposed period of confinement - in France between March 17 and May 11 - was ideal for restarting such projects.

Among those I was able to start, I was very happy to continue a new duo with Anthony Laguerre. A CD named "DnT" was released in the shadow of the pandemic on March 5th on the Dutch label Aagoo in the REV.Lab series. Anthony is a drummer, sound engineer, ingenious multi-instrumentalist and we also created together a small workshop to repair Revox tape recorders." - Jérôme Noetinger


Anthony Laguerre & Jérôme Noetinger - all music & recording


"Propagation 1" (15'45") edit by Jérôme Noetinger.
"Propagation 2" (14'53") edit by Anthony Laguerre.

Recorded March / April 2020.

Artwork design by Oliver Barrett

1 - "Propagation 1" (15'45") edit by Jérôme Noetinger.

2 - "Propagation 2" (14'53") edit by Anthony Laguerre.

Jérôme Noetinger

Jérôme Noetinger (1966) is a composer, improviser and sound artist who works with electroacoustic devices such as the Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape recorder and magnetic tape, analogue synthesisers, mixing desks, speakers, microphones, various electronic household/everyday objects and home-made electronica.

He performs both solo and in ensembles (Cellule d'Intervention Metamkine, Le Un, Hrundi Bakshi, Les Sirènes, Proton…), and collaborates often (Sophie Agnel, Lionel Marchetti, Aude Romary, Angelica Castello, Antoine Chessex, Anthony Pateras, Anne-Laure Pigache…).

From 1987 to 2018, he was the director of Metamkine, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the distribution of improvised and electroacoustic music.

Between 1987 and 2014 Jérôme was a member of the editorial committee of the quarterly journal of contemporary sound, poetry and performance, Revue & Corrigée.

For ten years from 1989, he was a member and programming co-ordinator of exhibitions, gigs, and experimental cinema at le 102 rue d'Alembert, Grenoble.

Anthony Laguerre

Anthony Laguerre is a versatile musician, composer, improviser and sound engineer. Growing up listening to modern music such as noise, rock and improvised music, developed his taste for electronics and sound techniques and compeled him to become a studio and live show recording engineer. His work as a musician is based on sound treated as music. The combination of his influences led him to work on audio forms, mixing harmonies and sound materials. His proclivity for produceing developed over the years now allows him to be autonomous in his productions and thus to deepen the research between sounds and music. Anthony collaborates with G.W. Sok, Jérome Noetinger, Isabelle Duthoit, Eric Thomas, Guigou Chenevier, Michel Deltruc and many others.