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D I K T A T

Latest: Tour de Force (Coherent States CS7)

DIKTAT is a Dutch/French electroacoustic alliance, that combines the idiomatic of EAI (Electro Acoustic Improvisation) with extreme contrapuntal thinking, the asymmetry of free declamation and the spontaneity of associative, surrealist collage. The playback and manipulation of a multitude of (often voice based) lo-fi analog recordings (either found or custom made) and the occasional use of odd home-built electronic contraptions, provide the threads, that, through the double bass's steer and stitch, are woven into a tense, coherent & multi-layered sonic fabric of varying narrational density. There's no sound without a story. There are no stories without sound...


Jean Bordé - double bass
Emmanuel Rébus - dictaphones
Rinus van Alebeek - dictaphones
Harold Schellinx - dictaphones

r e a d

  1. - Rage, rafts & refugees (2018)
  2. - Speculative Dancing (2014)
  3. - Audio Monitoring the Watergate Hotel (2012)
  4. - Diktat outside/inside the Manufactured Normalcy Field (2012)
  5. - Magnetic Remanence (2012)
  6. - (I can't get no) Immediate Satisfaction (2011)
  7. - 'Komm raussi!' (2011)
  8. - 'Where ist Ausland?' (2011)
  9. - Alle utopieën zijn van gisteren (De Optimist 2011, in Dutch)
  10. - Diktat à La Machinante (2010)
  11. - Diktat @ SOP and Le Grand Cirque (2009)
  12. - Diktat: Sturm der Liebe (2009)
  13. - Diktat met double Swiss (2008)
  14. - Diktat and Boezem (2007)
  15. - Diktat in Breda (2007)
  16. - Diktat in Den Haag (2007)

b u y

Diktat in Amerika [Staaaltape Audiozine #2]


"Sturm der Liebe" [bootleg]

This DVD contains the full 50 minutes long video montage of 'Sturm der Liebe' footage taken from YouTube that was projected during the july 13th, 2008, DIKTAT Big Band performance at La Comète 347, Paris X. The DVD's soundtrack consists in the full live recording of the 'Big Band' performance. All SdL television footage was used without permission. For collectors, limited & numbered edition. (€ 13,=)

contact

diktatkwartet [at] harsmedia [dot] com

performances

  1. ... a r c h i v e d
  2.  /\*/\  [02_03rd, 2018 ] with Michael Ghent La Générale Nord-Est, Paris, France
  3.  /\*/\  [11_02nd, 2014 ] Volkspaleis / Zuiderstrandtheater - The Hague, Scheveningen (the Netherlands)
  4.  /\*/\  [01_15nd, 2014 ] with Anne-F Jacques (d) - Centre d'Animations des Places des Fêtes, Paris XIX, France
  5.  /\*/\  [10_02nd, 2012 ] Incubator Arts Project, New York, USA
  6.  /\*/\  [10_01st, 2012 ] Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  7.  /\*/\  [09_28th, 2012 ] Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington DC, USA
  8.  /\*/\  [09_27th, 2012 ] Martin Art Gallery, Allentown, USA
  9.  /\*/\  [09_13th, 2012 ] Trash Vortex, Ivry s/ Seine, France
  10.  /\*/\  [01_17th, 2012 ] La Générale Nord-Est, Paris, France
  11.  /\*/\  [07_19th, 2011 ] Sucked Orange Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  12.  /\*/\  [07_19th, 2011 ] Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany
  13.  /\*/\  [07_18th, 2011 ] Staalplaat store, Berlin, Germany
  14.  /\*/\  [07_18th, 2011 ] Rütlistrasse + Lohmühlenbrücke + Wachtturm, Berlin, Germany
  15.  /\*/\  [07_17th, 2011 ] Ausland, Berlin, Germany
  16.  /\*/\  [02_27th, 2010 ] La Machinante, Montreuil, France
  17.  /\*/\  [12_14th, 2009 ] Café de Paris, Paris XI, France
  18.  /\*/\  [03_13th, 2009 ] - "Friday 13th: Le Grand Cirque". DIKTAT meets NOZAL CUBE and BROCANTE SONORE. La Comète 347, Paris X, France
  19.  /\*/\  [03_09th, 2009 ] - Unplugged live@SONGS OF PRAISE, Radio AligreFM, Paris XI, France
  20.  /\*/\  [02_21st, 2009 ] - with Anthony Carcone (g.), Les poissons noiseux / rue de la Glacière, Paris XIII, France
  21.  /\*/\  [11_29th, 2008 ] - DIKTAT meets BROCANTE SONORE, La Petite Rocquette, Paris XI, France
  22.  /\*/\  [11_15th, 2008 ] - with Anthony Carcone (g.), Le CLeUB, Paris XI, France
  23.  /\*/\  [07_15th, 2008 ] - "Unplugged", la Veilleuse, Paris XX, France
  24.  /\*/\  [07_14th, 2008 ] - "Branché" (Placard XI), with Jean-Jacques Duerinckx (s), Elena Dunkelman (voc), Yoko Miura (toy-piano), la nouvelle Générale, Sèvres, France
  25.  /\*/\  [07_13th, 2008 ] - "Big Band" (Sturm der Liebe / Orage d'Amour), with Jean-Jacques Duerinckx (s), Elena Dunkelman (voc), Yoko Miura (p), Pascal Marzan (g), Anthony Carcone (g), Frantz Loriot (v), Comète 347, Paris X, France
  26.  /\*/\  [06_15th, 2008 ] - DIKTAT meets JEUDI, l'Ogresse, Paris XX, France
  27.  /\*/\  [11_09th, 2007 ] - DIKTAT meets BUG, La Comète 347, Paris X, France
  28.  /\*/\  [09_30th, 2007] - Academiesingel, Breda, the Netherlands
  29.  /\*/\  [09_29th, 2007] - BUTT Festival, Electron, Breda, the Netherlands
  30.  /\*/\  [09_08th, 2007] - On the beach, Scheveningen, the Netherlands
  31.  /\*/\  [09_07th, 2007] - Ground Two Festival, King Kong, The Hague, the Netherlands
  32.  /\*/\  [04_29th, 2007] - La Générale, Paris XX, France
  33.  /\*/\  [12_15th, 2006], with Jean-Jacques Duerinckx (s) - Rotonde de Choc, Paris X, France
  34.  /\*/\  [12_08th, 2006] - Gallerie Immanence, Paris XV, France
  35.  /\*/\  [04_07th, 2006] - Project 101, Paris IX, France