Nuits Blanches au Studio 116
Unreleased Rarities from Ariel Kalmas personal archives
recorded in the legendary GRMs Studio 116 during the 70s.
Born and raised in Paris, Ariel Kalma started playing the recorder and saxophone as a youth.
After successive studies of Computer Science, Music and Art in Paris he performed in various concerts from middle-age music to free jazz duo. Ariel toured the world, then performed and recorded
with several bands (J. Higelin, R. Pinhas, NYL, G. Scornic, Baden Powell).
After learning circular breathing on soprano sax, Ariel could include those endless notes into his own long-delay-effect system, dual Revox set-up *
* two tape machines chained together to form a long delay system.
In France during the mid-1970s, Kalma was staffed as à recording assistant at legendary
Groupe de Recherches Musicales (INA GRM) studios,
where Ariel recorded some of his compositions in the Studio 116 ;
the same music concrète laboratory that spawned masterpieces
by members Luc Ferrari, Bernard Parmegiani