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Ding Dong Deluxe

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The first release by the collective Avatar on its label Ohm Éditions, Ding Dong Deluxe is a one-of-a-kind project. Jocelyn Robert's idea was to put together a whole disc's worth of very short audio art pieces, around 15 to 20 seconds each. A suggestion was even made that this CD could be used with a programmable doorbell! A host of artists were invited to participate. The ones who submitted the most snippets are Georges Azzaria, Neil Wiernik, Phycüs, Pierre-André Arcand, Christof Migone, Jean Routhier, and Frances Dyson. Other notable contributors include Chantal Dumas and Dan Lander. The material ranges from Stéphane Caron's Casio tunes to Neil Wiernik's out-of-context quotes and Phycüs' strange sound constructions. The 99th track contains Robert's "Horaire" (the tone of a talking clock) followed, after a short blank, by a 30-minute piece consisting of the 98 previous tracks put in a different order. Ding Dong Deluxe answers the age-old (?) question, "Can you make it short?" This is disconcerting art.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 0:11
2 0:14
3
0:26
4
0:23
5
0:31
6
0:18
7
0:23
8
0:25
9 0:23
10
0:19
11
0:24
12
0:19
13 0:19
14 0:21
15
0:23
16
0:24
17
0:27
18
0:23
19
0:17
20 0:24
21 0:15
22 0:13
23
0:24
24
0:25
25 0:24
26
0:25
27
0:15
28
0:33
29
0:08
30
0:16
31 0:22
32
0:18
33
0:18
34
0:23
35
0:22
36 0:21
37
0:18
38 0:22
39 0:23
40
0:30
41
0:17
42
0:22
43 0:17
44
0:19
45
0:22
46
0:04
47
0:18
48 0:10
49
0:26
50 0:13
51 0:29
52 0:19
53
0:12
54 0:23
55 0:25
56
0:25
57
0:22
58 0:11
59
0:24
60
0:13
61
0:23
62
0:24
63
0:39
64 0:22
65 0:23
66
0:24
67 0:06
68 0:17
69
0:15
70 0:08
71
0:18
72 0:24
73
0:19
74 0:19
75
0:28
76 0:27
77
0:28
78
0:23
79 0:18
80 0:29
81 0:17
82
0:20
83
0:20
84
0:28
85
0:28
86
0:22
87
0:30
88
0:26
89 0:08
90
0:35
91 0:23
92
0:24
93
0:24
94
0:28
95
0:50
96
0:27
97
0:27
98
0:24
99 29:10
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