Monday, October 31, 2011

Joujouka Interzone premiere at F.A.N. Casablanca

Joujouka Interzone photos Frank Rynne

The premiere performance of Joujouka Interzone was a great success. The,  mainly teenage, audience were treated to a blasting performance by Hamburg sound and visual artists Incite followed by Joujouka Interzone, which is an aural and visual collaboration between the Master Musicians of Joujouka, Joachim Montessuis and Frank Rynne. The concept places a historical context on the flicker experiments of Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville which culminated in the Dreamachine as well as the other gift Gysin gave to 20th centuary art "The Cut-Up Method" which Gysin gifted to William Burroughs and contextualizes the place in that history of  the alpha wave frequency and repetition of The Master Musicians of Joujouka trance music.
 The visual mixing of archival footage and images of  William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Dreamachines, Mohamed Hamri, Brian Jones,  The Master Musicians of Joujouka and Boujeloud  as well as recent footage was based on  flicker seamlessly linking with the Master Musician's  live performance.

Joujouka Interzone began with the Masters entering the theater from behind the audience playing wildly  as they strolled to their positions on stage. The 1 hour and 20 min performance built to a crescendo of sound and visuals which replicated the intensity of a Dreamachine high with a full performance of the Boujeloud suite of music. As has been traditional in the village since the early 1970s the song Brian Jones Joujouka very Stoned heralded  boys dancing as  Aisha Kandishas on stage.  Boujeloud danced in flicker with Gysin and Burroughs on screen,  while Boujeloud in person danced wildly on stage and through the theater  to the cheers of the audience. The two young dancers from Joujouka were stars in their roles as Crazy Aisha Kandisha.

The Master Musicans of Joujouka, Joachim Montessuis and Frank Rynne would like to thank all the staff at Centre Cultural Moulay Rachid for their excellent professionalism which ensured great sound and vision.

The show was part of the F.A.N. festival and we would like to also thank all the organisers for ensuring that the production was to the highest international standards especially the festival director  Majid Seddati, and Fatima, Ali and Mohamed who made the day a pleasure. Merci, Thank you, Sukran Besef.

Over the next few days we will be uploading video and sound from the performance but in the meantime here are a few random stills from the night taken by Frank on Joachim's new iphone from the visual mixing station at the side of the stage.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Joujouka Interzone premiere Casablanca 29 Oct 2011 trailer

Joujouka Interzone is a collaboration between Master Musicians of Joujouka, French sound and visual artist Joachim Montessuis and Frank Rynne. Montessuis and Rynne will live mix and project a HD digital onslaught utilizing archival and specially commissioned material while The Master Musicians of Joujouka will provide an aural onslaught that maintains their completely natural sound with no additions.
The Joujouka Interzone premiere will be the  Grand Finale of the Casablanca International Digital Arts Festival/F.A.N. 29 Oct 2011 at Complexe Moulay Rachid, Casablanca, Morocco. Through 2012 there will be further performances in Morocco and Europe.

As Joujouka Interzone features live performances by the Master Musicians of Joujouka with live  mixing of visual it is  ensuring that each show will be unique.

This trailer features the Master Musicians of Joujouka recorded live in their village at the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival 29th July 2008. Recorded by David Slevin, production supervisor Frank Rynne. The full recording of the festival is due for release in 2012.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Master Musicians of Joujouka perform at International Digital Arts Festival Casablanca 29 October 2011

Joachim Montessuis in performance

Due to increased demand The Master Musicians of Joujouka event "Joujouka Interzone" at the International Digital Arts Festival, Casablanca, Morocco,  has been moved to the larger space the  Complexe My Rachi. The event will begin at 7pm with Hamburg digital artists Incite - Kera Nagel and AndrĂ© Aspelmeie. The premier of Joujouka Interzone will launch at 8pm. French sound and visual artist Joachim Montessuis in collaboration with Frank Rynne and The Masters will project a HD digital onslaught utilizing archival and specially commissioned material while Glastonbury Festival headliners The Master Musicians of Joujouka will provide an onslaught....exciting times and an exciting event.....for more info email

2012 will see Joujouka Interzone, an evolving artistic collaboration, come to further venues both in Morocco and to Europe. The Master are also booking and being booked  for  their own  shows at the most exciting and cool venues and festivals for Summer 2012 for booking info and to join the mailing list email 

Master Musicians of Joujouka sign Digital Distribution Deal

Master Musicians of Joujouka in 1968 

The Master Musicians of Joujouka are pleased to  announce that they have signed a global digital distribution deal with Believe. As well as back catalog items such as Joujouka Black Eyes which includes the song Brian Jones Joujouka Very Stoned, Boujeloud, and Sufi Moroccan Trance II, fans can be sure that there are exiting new projects in the pipeline. Stay tuned for more news.