Karlheinz Essl – Where’s the Rainbow?

Karlheinz Essl

“Where’s the Rainbow? “

Between the years 1620 and 1636, Peter Paul Rubens created, without the prompting of any commission, his Landscape with Philemon and Baucis. He kept working on this image throughout his life. The painting tells the story of Philemon and Baucis as Ovid presented it in his Metamorphoses. In Ovid’s narrative, an old married couple receives a surprise visit from the gods Jupiter and Mercury, disguised as weary travelers who cannot find a place to spend the night. The old couple does not judge these travelers or question where they are from; they simply offer them kindness and hospitality. The two gods offer the couple a gift expressing their gratitude: they spare their lives when, the next day, a great flood comes crashing over the land.

In the painting, only a small group of figures makes reference to this fable. The main theme of the piece is the unpredictability of nature with its untamed, uncontrolled power: lightning and thunder, rain and storms, a cow screaming as its life ends within a torrent, a mother desperately trying to rescue her baby. This is an apocalyptic catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. And yet, Rubens included a hopeful sign in this image: in the lower left-hand corner of the tableau, you can see a rainbow…

“Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high,” sang Judy Garland in the well-loved film The Wizard of Oz (1939), a song promising hope and a wonderful world far from the darkness and ominous threats of the Second World War.

This image has much to tell us in our contemporary lives, as our current reality includes events such as the refugee crisis, global warming, and the threat of nuclear disaster. It acts as both a warning and a sign of hope.

For the theatre project Ganymed Nature, composer Karlheinz Essl worked extensively with Rubens’ Landscape with Philemon and Baucis, creating an immersive soundscape to reflect this painting. This sound work is based on algorithmically generated soundscapes taken from weather and other natural phenomena: the forest and the wind, a stream that swells and overflows, thunder and lightning. We also hear sounds that refer to human activity: rustling steps through foliage that turn into the ringing of high heels, in which a woman stalks on asphalt. And then there are signaling sounds: a firebell extends into an unending tolling that spins onward into infinity.

The poetry of the rainbow overarches everything; the promise of salvation, a glimmer of hope. To express this, Essl worked with an a-capella-choir to create chord structures which he then recorded and electronically transformed. The highlighted melodic fragments are reminiscent of the famous rainbow song yet appear in a peculiar harmonic disguise which let you sense the atmospheres of other planets.

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The Committee for Sonic Research – Cloister

The Committee for Sonic Research

“Cloister”

Twelve (mostly solo) artists were given the single word ‘Cloister’ to interpret with whatever audio they deemed appropriate.

Releases by Schmaidl, Gimu, WarpCensor, Admirals of Induced Hysteria, Andreas Brüning, Lone Cosmonaut, Dental Drill Slips and Trixie Delight can be found elsewhere on the TCFSR bandcamp.

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WAFFENSUPERMARKT – lsb​-​01

[ACP 1161]

WAFFENSUPERMARKT

“lsb​-​01”

recorded live at liquid sky berlin germany
photography by Dan Penschuck
design by EMERGE
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Sound Market – Temple Operating System (CASSETTE EDITION)


KiB – Fixatif.v.

[EEM038]

KiB

“Fixatif.v.”

The sky lets the darkening and rising time to be. Space is conquered by the higher element. Silence… She’s sitting here a couple of hours already. She observes her surroundings with a paraminic look, she waits until she sees again, until she feels again what she saw yesterday. That time northeast wind loudly running by asked her to look at trees standing naturally regularly. They looked calm and stiff, but when the wind passed their leaves whitely, the leaves breathed freely and started whispering silently, moving synchronously with stars.
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Walt Thisney – Bhakthis

Walt Thisney

“Bhakthis”

The music of Walt Thisney is a solitary soundtrack to nowhere, a non-tourist map into the unknown; music and images to create new, fully immersive environments, an intriguing aural pilgrimage with no destination in time and space, nuances and labyrinths.
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Dan Lizard – Space Music

[FSR007]

Dan Lizard

“Space Music”

Dan Lizard – Space Music (24bit/48kHz)

released August 31, 2018 on FEUERSTEIN Records (Cat #: FSR007)

Notes
Mastered in 96khz/24bit

https://www.discogs.com/Dan-Lizard-Space-Music/master/1415611

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V.A. – Solo Duo Trio #02

[Eg0_187]

V.A.

“Solo Duo Trio #02 : Laurent Di Biase, Sig Valax, ZARAZ WAM ZAGRAM, Camille Émaille, Nina Garcia & Arnaud Rivière (Live at Les Instants Chavirés, 29 may 2018)”

Second edition of the Solo Duo Trio project co-organized by labels Apocope & eg0cide productions. This serie of live concerts follows a simple format: three parts, one solo, one duo, one trio. Artists are invited to present new projects, and to try to new encounters (for one live set or more). All concerts are later published jointly by Apocope & eg0cide. The 2nd event of the serie took place on may 29 at Les Instants Chavirés (Montreuil), one of the most lasting and notable venues devoted to free improvisation and experimental music around Paris.

This show featured 6 french experimental musicians active in the free improvisation and noise scene (more info on the artists below)

Solo : Laurent Di Biase (electronics)
Duo : Sig Valax (analog syntheziser & DIY electronics) & ZARAZ WAM ZAGRAM (electronics)
Trio : Camille Émaille (percussion), Nina Garcia (guitar) & Arnaud Rivière (DIY electronics)

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V.A. – re​:​flexions / sound​-​art festival 20 07 18

[ACPS 1023]

V.A.

“re​:​flexions / sound​-​art festival 20 07 18”

01. GUS RING – Darkcity Lighttrip
02. FEDERICO DAL POZZO – Untitled_Hz
03. SOFIA BERTOMEU HOIBERG – Towards-Plenitude
04. LDX#40 – The Voice of Reason
05. DONATELLA BARTOLOMEI – Distorsione Sacra
06. JAN KIESEWETTER – Guacamole For Breakfast
07. FEINE TRINKERRS BEI PINKELS DAHEIM – Von Nonnen geträumt
08. THE BASSENGER – Die eine Scheißgelse im Schlafzimmer wenn man schlafen will
09. FRIEDEMANN VON RECHENBERG – 12-Volt
10. ANJA KREYSING – All My Breathings
11. PETROLIO – irregular
12. ERIC LEONARDSON – duet_1-2 mix2_grain_smear
13. EMERGE – substance

photography by Dan Penschuck
design by EMERGE

ALL TRACKS EXCLUSIVE FOR THIS COMPILATION

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p1nkf1re – silly silly beats (​+​extra)


6Blocc – Deadly Dubs 8

6Blocc

“Deadly Dubs 8”

6Blocc is back with another round of heavyweight
remixes and edits he made for his dj sets now made
avaiable to you! Each one of these is 100% Rewind Biznizz

Troxellemott – Insect Life Cycles

[AR_083]

Troxellemott

“Insect Life Cycles”

Insect Life Cycles is Troxellemott’s debut EP. It will guide you through the process of holometabolous development of an insect, a track for each stage.

The music makes you feel the rustle of insect wings, taking away your human skin. Forms are crashed by the narrative, narrative breaks up by forms. Within the tracks architecture you can hear flinging and hesitations in the flow of natural processes. Track by track you’re invited to explore your personality antipodes and face your fears, as for ex. the artist’s primeval centipedes phobia.


Adscum – Surge and Die


Yung Litten – intothegrave

Yung Litten

“intothegrave死の”

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Jah Cob Dehli – Y’a Comme Un Beat Dans Le Potage

[LINGE082 ]

Jah Cob Dehli

“Y’a Comme Un Beat Dans Le Potage”

Pierre Guilhem il faisait des dessins mais aussi de la musique alors voilà son album de Dub qui date de 2005, il l’avait fait en CD et Claude Biscuit en avait un exemplaire qu’il a maintenant égaré. Mais Reno Leplat Torti nous en a retrouvé un que voici, la pochette scanée est à venir, car voici une detestable miniature qui a pourtant son charme. Un album réalisé avec un synthé (Casio, il nous semble) et qui a été composé à Nîmes. Il a d’abord été promu sur la page de Nunu Editions, autour de 2005. De la dub pour plage à savourer entre amis, avec un pastis, dans la mesure du possible.

Music + Production + Artwork : Pierre Guilhem aka Jah Cob Dehli

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the dissonant – forgotten songs from a decadent era, part 2

[diss026]

the dissonant

“forgotten songs from a decadent era, part 2”

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Ayato & Kecap Tuyul – Flowers in the Trashbin

[Eg0_186]

Ayato & Kecap Tuyul

“Flowers in the Trashbin”

Ayato & Kecap Tuyul met in 2008 and then started to collaborate regularily, mostly by file exchange. Flowers in the Trashbin was their first common work of this kind, a psychedelic sonic trip haunted by whispers and noises from weirdly tuned/prepared guitars, lo-fi electronics, & ghostly voices. Sometimes melodic, sometimes more abstract, always imaginative, these tracks were recorded and mixed between 2008 and 2009. The resulting album was released in march 2010 by HAK lo-fi record as a limited edition CD-R with a special rectangular cardboard cover that has been out of print since a long time. 8 years after both musicians still like a lot this album and would like it to share it with a broader audience.
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Jared Sagar – Fortitude

[PE15]

Jared Sagar

“Fortitude”

Field recordings processed using granular synthesis, time scaling and various other methods.

Jared Sagar is a British experimental composer. He generally uses field recordings which are then modified using various methods and techniques. The genres he works in range from Algorithmic Composition, Microsound, Granular Synthesis, Ambient, Noise, Field Recordings, Drone.

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In Vitro – Transdimensional Woods

[Nu-Logic091]

In Vitro

“Transdimensional Woods “

We return after a break with a new release of the mexican producer already known in Nulogic Netlabel as In Vitro. Creator of the wonderful label Breathe, In Vitro offers us a fascinating Ep of four tracks whose main pattern is based on the roots of Techno. But there is much more than Techno in this work. Brushstrokes of a precious electronics, deep bass lines and a groove that dances on the edge of the dark side. These are just some of the surprises that “Transdimensional Woods” offers us.
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Mahamboro – Surup

Mahamboro

“Surup”

Mahamboro adalah salah satu dari sekian banyak musisi dengan talenta yang menakjubkan. Menguasai beberapa alat musik sekaligus mengendalikan sendiri home recordingnya. Proyeknya kali ini berjudul Surup, yang menurutnya diistilahkan sebagai Trance Techno. Sebuah track yang cukup menarik dan membius. Terinspirasi dari kegiatan berkesenian merayakan hari kemerdekaan di kampung halamannya Magelang, ketika tari tarian tradisional membius penari dan para penonton. Kesurupan menjadi ritus yang biasa disaksikan. Musik yang disajikan Mahamboro sedikit banyak menggambarkan nuansa ketukan ritmis yang dengan hawa techno yang cukup menghipnotis. Track ini dirilis untuk ikut mendukung dan merayakan Indonesia Netaudio Festival 3.0. Selamat mendengarkan
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Stakhabahd – Dedikasi

[WAC20]

Stakhabahd

“Dedikasi”

Stakhabahd is experimental/noise by Rangga Purnama Aji. He using his phone application to make a noise. As a composer, he also concern about the composition of noise that he made; how the structure of sounds should be.
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LIMITED LIABILITY SOUNDS – live in Augsburg

[ACP 1163]

LIMITED LIABILITY SOUNDS

“live in Augsburg”

live @ villa, Augsburg, 02.02.18
photography by Dan Penschuck
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE
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Alako – Pluto EP


Cheese – Barnaby Comes Alive!!!

[BSOG0079]

Cheese

“Barnaby Comes Alive!!!”

Back in 2014 when Cheese N Pot-C first began releasing music here at blocSonic, one of my first requests was for Cheese to deliver a solo DJ / cut album. With turntablism skills of his caliber, I knew it’d be an incredible thing to hear. I long hoped he’d deliver but never pressured. Well today that moment has arrived with the release of “Barnaby Comes Alive!!!”! I have to tell you, when I found out about the project and got to hear it, I was giddy like when I was a teenager and first listening to one of my favorite hip-hop artist’s new albums! I hope you enjoy it as much as I’ve been!

Yo Cheese!!! You wrecked shit! So hyped to finally drop this cut albulation!

Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!

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King Imagine – Next Nowhere.exe

[COTA014]

King Imagine

“Next Nowhere.exe”

Collection of calm electronica. Synthetic sounds are mixed with natural piano, self-made flute and field-recordings to keep harmony and add futuristic flavour. Final track is dedicated to Gennadiy Podvoiskiy.
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autonomaton – a few tales

[ACP 1159]

autonomaton

“a few tales”

photography and design by EMERGE
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walt thisney – Durational thisconcert in Thiscosphere


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