|New 2004 Parmegiani release, featuring: "L'oeil Ecoute" (1970), "La Roue Ferris" (1971), "Especes d'espace" (2002-2003). "Excepting some mixed pieces, his work as a whole takes the form of music for 'fixed sound', coming within the scope of the immense repertoire of electro-acoustic music. In 1971, he made a video film based on the music in 'L'Oeil ecoute', featuring visual imagery processed through a synthesiser. We only need listen to the opening of 'L'Oeil ecoute', a sustained swirl and flurry, emerging as a wave about to break, which we only just manage to glimpse at its approach, just like this train which we take a full speed, surging forward headlong at the opening of the piece. At the very outset, on the one hand, everything is given in a single act, the music is already moving forward; and on the other, the ghostly realm into which it takes us is already amply filled out. We note that the large arbitrary breaks in tone Parmegiani achieves in 'L'Oeil ecoute' and indeed throughout all his musical compositions, arise as searching encounters. As such, they are gestures deriving from the sculptor himself. The blocks used are very imposing and the matter extremely dense..."