Label MSI France CDMS 1173
Concert au Festival MANCA 1993 de Nice, direction Michel REDOLFI
sous la grande coupole Bischoffsheim de l'observatoire astronomique de Nice Cote d'Azur.
enregistrement mixage : Tom LOPEZ
enregistrement tête artificielle : Luc MARTINEZ
compositions : Christoph HARBONNIER, Christian WITTMAN.
arrangements, traitements additionnels : Paul HASLINGER.
studio Assembly Room Los Angeles 1995
mastering : Christoph HARBONNIER.
édition : METISSE MUSIC
" Uranography " contains the live recording of one of the two concerts presented during the 15th MANCA festival (Musiques Actuelles Nice Côte d'Azur) directed by Michel REDOLI in November 1993 at the prestigious venue of the Nice Astronomical Observatory, under the big Bischoffsheim dome wich was constructed by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opera House, and Gustave Eiffel.
The astronomers, who are currently still work in this historical site and Philippe Delache, the director of the Observatory, had given us permission to install our complete studio in the venue one week in advance of the concerts, and to make use of the place just about day and night. Very detailed technical preparations as well as hours of improvisation under the dome resulted in close to perfect conditions for the two concerts.
A multi-diffusion system made the music circulate around the walls of the Observatory, wich meant that the sound virtually enveloped both the audience and the musicians.