Entre Chien et Loup

A six-track album by Bouche Bée


John Eyles (saxophone, pedals), Petri Huurinainen   (acoustic guitar, ebow, pedals, objects), Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice, amplified rosewood flute)



Entre Chien et Loup is a multi-layered French expression. It is used to describe a specific time of day, just before night, when the light is so dim you can’t distinguish a dog from a wolf. It also expresses the limit between the familiar, the comfortable and the unknown.

Entre Chien et Loup has been carefully put together  from a selection of improvisation sessions that were recorded in my studio in Thornton Heath between 2017-19.

The idea of making a CD out of these recordings only came a few months after we stopped these sessions. Because we missed them, because we felt that we had made some interesting works worth sharing, works that were quite different from what we had performed live.

“ Film-like, the sonic textures summons distant places, but these faraway scenes are rapidly dispelled by the proximity of their source. That is, the richly undisguised material ground of wood, throat, string and metal. Mysterious, not mystifying, these conflicting mechanisms are held in tension throughout this fascinating artwork." Vicky Smith

Bouche Bée session in Thornton Heath, London, Summer 2019.

Bouche Bée

(French expression meaning to stand open-mouthed, gaping and gawping or speechless) was formed in 2005 by vocalist Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and guitarist Petri Huurinainen. In the summer of 2015, they met music-writer and saxophonist John Eyles while rehearsing to perform Cornelius Cardew’s The Great Learning at Union Chapel in Islington. In the spring 2017, John Eyles joined Bouche Bée for a while.