Let’s go for a walk through Reykjavík!
This release is the fifth from Sound Interpretation series dedicated to cities.
We believe that each city has its own unique air. But anyone who works with the sound knows that every city has a inimitable soundscape and rhythm. So let’s make a musical journey through the cities. Cities you’ve been or would like to visit.
“Diaspora” is the debut album from the Ethernet Orchestra, an Internet based music ensemble exploring intercultural tele-improvisation. It is a compilation of live freely improvised vignettes from performances recorded between 2009-2014. It features musicians from a diverse range of cultures and musical traditions performing simultaneously between Iran and Australia via North America, Canada, Brazil and Europe. Distance is embodied in the material quality of the works, which not only serves as testament to the technological achievement of such a project but also forms part of the grain of the medium itself.
During this period we also had the great fortune to collaborate with the late Richard Lainhart, who is featured on many of the recordings. Ethernet Orchestra would like to dedicate this album to Richard, whose passion and generosity touched us all and his music continues his presence in our lives.
The album also contains works from the “Distant Presences” trilogy of performances. These events included networked VJs Helen Varley Jamieson, Neil Jenkins, Graziano Milano and Michael Szpakowski mixing live cinematic visual collages in the audiovisual platform VisitorsStudio, which can be viewed from diasporasound.wordpress.com/vjmixes
I have a love-hate relationship with art in general. Because very often artists lack self-humor and too often suffer from a Napoleonic Complex. They look upon themselves from such heights and perceive their work to be of unmatched grandiosity. Look and reflect on your favorite artists and/or bands – how much they seek the approval and passionate love from their audiences, to the point it becomes hilariously odious. Groupies and more groupies, men and women alike, and collectors who worship their guru artists as if they were living gods… Today, at the front door of the new year, I feel so detached from all this glamour.
My point of reference is: in this time and age, we have to expand the limits of what art is and how we as individuals and as a culture perceive a certain work of art.
This LP is titled accordingly, and symbolizes a vision according to which art has an end or rather art might end at some point. Metaphorically, I feel as if artists are not as important a persona as they are often perceived and/or vision themselves to be. Unfortunately, unlike human touch, art cannot comfort one on his or her deathbed. Art is a remarkable transitional object, but it’s no substitute for so many things and experiences. Artistic creations become obsolete, they weary off with time, lose their initial relevance, become inanimate, inorganic and abiotic. This is why, although some would call me an artist (a title I don’t seek nor need in my age) – I look upon art in general and my creative adventures in particular with a lightweight tone…
Jean-Luc Guionnet: saxophone
Jean-Luc Guionnet: « My musical work subdivides itself into as many ways as occasions arise for me to think and act with sound. Those occasions have always to do with a strong meeting with an outside element: an instrument (saxophone/organ), a theoretical idea (what is « rumour »?), and mainly a collaborating friend (André Almuro, Éric Cordier, Éric La Casa, Lotus Edde Khouri … Seijiro Murayama) … There then follows a collection of themes which, in turn, influence the evolution of the musical work and define the direction of meetings to come: the thickness of the air, the pidgin (language with neither grammar nor vocabulary), the musical instrument considered as affective automaton, listening dark unto itself, the algebra of and in hearing, sound as a signature of space, signature of objects, signature of what it is not… the fact that French uses the same word – le temps – for time and weather, propagation and spread of forms in time etc. Music is, then, a way to test reality.
Conversely, it’s a test whose experience defines a new distribution of the whole body by artificially localizing it in an unknown and purely physical environment, all the while being able to think, count, make relations or understand places, and so forth. The emotion I look for in music is made out of all these strata and the sliding of one over the other during the act of listening »
d’incise, electroacoustic musician, doing both composed and improvised works. He focuses mainly on generation and manipulation of acoustic sound sources and objects, loves feedbacks and digital glitches as well. He tends to extract the most tiny details of the elements, appreciates slowness and obsessive explorations of simple processes. He coordinates the Insub. label and the Insub Meta Orchestra with Cyril Bondi, with whom he also have the Diatribes duo.
“Episodes (Concerto For Two Pianos & String Quartet)”
History of creation:
«Once I was chatting with Alexey Micrukov on the Internet and he accidentelly asked me about collaboration with 2 midi-keyboards.” That was the beginning of creation of “Episodes”. Set up was pretty minimalistic so it did not take much time to plug in keyboards, sound cards and speakers. Alexey had an Evolution MK-249C USB MIDI Keyboard and I had an old Cassio, however with dynamic keys, full octave keyboard and pedal! Alexey suggested a great direction. The idea was to mix modern classical music with minimalism, avant-garde, dodekaphonia to make recording interesting for wide range of music lovers.»
«He is definitely one of the most flexible and open composers in Kiev. His music is modern and up to date within any context,” – “Afisha” magazine, 2006 about Alexander Kohanovsky. His experience is huge and really impressive. Even the first project was a huge success. He joined the band «Сахар – белая смерть» (formed by Kohanovsky and his fellow mate). After the recording of «Манірна музика» they played at two festivals in Poland at the beginning of 90s. That was a great start. Gigs, performances, collaborations with various artists, recording soundtracks for German mute films such as “NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF HORROR” by Murnau and “Der müde Tod” by Fritz Lang (It was an order of Goethe-Institut). About 12 years ago Alexander started to work in a theatre and he collaborated with a genious, Dmitry Bogomazov. Together they’ve done tens of various projects which were favoured by critics for an excellent composition.»
About King Imagine:
«Alexei Mikryukov aka King Imagine was born in 1972. His first song was sung and recorded at the age of 4. He began his career in music as a gutarist in the punk collective Zooy E Orchestar in 1989. In the same period some of the first bootleg recordings were made, all of them now lost. In the summer of 1993 he meets Eugene Alexandrov, with whom organizes The Schizotronics..and records solo. In 1996 together with the Kiev poet Danylo Kubai,he founds the noise industrial group Ilam, Inc. (or, rather a noise orchestra with 13 musicians, which gave an incredibly insane concert in the Kiev Actors House of Culture) and also the project Rooteniya Pe Since 1998 cooperates as sound engineer with the first Ukrainian reggae/dub group Rootmans Band, Karina Kuznetsova (with whom he works to this day) and the bass guitarist Kirill Machinski aka Roots Controlla, with whom he founds the digital roots dub project Dub Compressors. In 1999 together with the composer Alexander Kohanovski aka Pankifared he starts the studio project Superapes, recording 2 albums, making experiments with electronic and ambient music, as well as composing music for escalators, elevators and corridors. Since 2004 actively cooperates with Foa Hoka as sound producer, remixer and contributor of music. Since 2005 releases his output on the d.i.y. CD-R label SKP Records (Kiev). Since 2006 actively cooperates w/International movement Ukr.tele.kom – as remixer, co-author and remastering engineer.»
“Wings of an Angel’s recent releases have had both great sadness and great hope in them. Musical essays on the human condition, especially the soul-searching that must necessarily come from conflict, are his focus. The titles all tell stories in themselves, and guide the listener on a kind of meditation of the topic”
Wrieuw is thrilled to release a collection of loop music by the wonderful Akane Hosaka. After 4 albums of gleeful, quirky electronica Akane dives headlong into experimental territory whilst maintaining the sound that is uniquely hers, using a Korg MS-20 Mini and a loop pedal. Akane has regularly been posting the results of these experimentations to here soundcloud page, and she has kindly collected together an EP of these for Wriuew. To my mind in places it sounds like a lost soundtrack to an Oliver Postgate program, either way, experimental music doesn’t get cuter than this, bleeps, bloops and joyful melodies abound. Wrieuw loves releasing music it loves and we have been fans of Akane for a very long time, we hope you enjoy this collection as much as we do.
Today we open new section called JAMS. Here We will publish audio albums of cut, selected and polished improvisation records. First release of real live experiments by 303 – trio of sound generators. The natural stream of sound vibrations taken from a meditative condition of the improvising shamans – musicians. This album flows like a river. A sound for travel on own consciousness.
Project that began in 23 / August / 2014d.C
Initial idea of the project was intended to benefit from the creativity, free improvisation.
The concept of improvisation is mainly the ability to simultaneously produce and interpret within or without harmonic or rhythmic parameters, melodies, rhythms and vocalizations…. See more
Declaration of authorship:
This page and all the issued and published in it content is of interest, domain and full responsibility of OLEO (Orquestra Livre Experimental Orgânica)
OLEO (Orquestra Livre Experimental Orgânica)
Nando Souza: saxophone
Romulo Alexis: trumpet
Marco Antonio: bass
cover art: Tor Fröseth (Norway)
participation/vocals on: “the Clay tablets”: Shirin Ny SSan (Tunisia)
MAV [0kbps] Records, September 2014
TWG has always prided itself in its genre diversity. With the fourth in our line of final releases, Whitely brings us what is easily his most surprising and one of his best realised pieces yet. Indian influenced ambient music, with ethereal vocals provided by Whitely himself, thick in atmosphere, emotion and tension.
There is not much else that can be said about this release, other than it’s Whitely as you’ve never heard him before, a listening experience that is an experience as much as it is a journey, and that we’re incredibly proud to have this here on TWG. Not necessarily chiptune, but incredible all the same.
Chiptune is dead anyway, right?
That album inspired by experimental and improvised music is a bunch of solo/duo/trio performances in wich all combinations have been explored.
The tracks are short, concise with no blah blah blah, music says what it has to say with no hesitation!
In sum, these 9 snapshots capture, in a pretty nice way, the first collaboration of those three creative musicians, Paul Mimlitsch – Martin Pozdrowicz – Andre Darius. Enjoy!
sarah rasines (burgos, castile and leon, spain) born in 1983, has a degree in fine arts (san carlos faculty of fine arts, valencia polytechnic university, spain). she combines artistic creation with research at the faculty of fine arts at the university of the basque country. she also belongs to a research group called ikersoinu, which is now working on a project called investigación sonora y espacio artístico: nuevas herramientas técnicas y conceptuales para la creación (sound research and artistic space: new technical and conceptual tools for creation). her interdisciplinary work revolves around time processes and experimental media.
experimental electronic music. the culmination of several years’ research in music in burgos, valencia and bilbao – every single girl deserves a song is her latest work in experimentation and sound production. cyclical melodies, hypermusical instrumental tracks, programmed synthesizers and sampled noises overlay the sonic medium.
Peça concebida propositadamente para radiodifusão n’O Arranca Corações.
Este trabalho pretende agarrar o ouvinte para um desafio simples que poderá realizar a partir dum qualquer ponto sonoro exposto; conseguir o auditor desenvolver uma superconsciência auditiva que o leve a emigrar para fora do tempo/espaço usando como meio para tal fim a multiplicidade das formas auditivas expressas. Quanto mais se deixar absorver por elas mais depressa apreende o fluxo e o refluxo das ondas sonoras em presença, assim como a unidade intrínseca destas no todo consciente (superconsciente), a isto chama-se Boiar. Arte nobre hoje em dia quase esquecida e pouco praticada.
This work intends to grab the listener for a simple challenge that (s)he will be able to carry out from any exposed sound point; getting the listener to develop a superconsciousness hearing (awareness) that will lead her/him to emigrate out of time/space, using as a means to this end the multiplicity of hearing expressed forms. The more we let ourselves be absorbed by them the quicker we’ll apprehend the flow and reflow of the existing sound waves, as well as their intrinsic unity in the conscious whole, this is called Boiar, (Boiar is not “to Float”; Boiar is much more than simply floating). Noble art nearly forgotten today and rarely practiced.
João Ricardo – Synthesizers, guitar, drums, laptop and fx (i.e. small toys difficult to specify);
João Santos – Acoustic bass, electric bass, traps, concertina, hornpipe, synthesised flute, laptop and fx;
José Soares – Keyboards, synthesizers, guitars, drums, cello, anything at hand, laptop and fx;
Paulo Santos – Voice, acoustic and electric guitar, keys, trumpet, percussion, laptop on/off.
Jonas Kocher: accordion
Gaudenz Badrutt: electronics
Having collaborated for many years now, Badrutt and Kocher play improvised music. Through this practice they explore the relation between the very electronic sounds of the accordion and the instrumental potential of the electronics.
There is no electronic processing of the accordion, more the opposite: the acoustic sounds tend to influence the machine, creating accidents and random behavior of the electronics.
Badrutt and Kocher also take care of the acoustic specificities of the spaces where they play, taking it as a fundamental element of the performance. Through this subtle tuning between the playing and the space, every sound performance becomes site specific.
The concert at Rex was the last of a small tour in the Balkan region. Hours of travelling around on bad roads with old albanian taxis and public buses, fastidious border crossings and concerts in very different venues: a quiet basement in Athens, an old industrial building in a no man’s land area in Tirana, a very small bar in the middle of a fancy bars area in Skopje and the beautiful old cinema REX in Belgrade.
Our music evolved quite a lot during the tour, the context as well as all the people we met and the places we stayed, having definitely an influence on our playing. This recording aims to document our practice in a specific context at a specific time. No concept before playing, no edits or re-composing after. It is just what it is, improvised music.
Linear Obsessiona lis delighted to present this unique new work by thecomposer and sound artist Iris Garrelfs-
“Bedroom Symphonies Bedroom Symphonies is an album of eight compositions made from voice practice sessions during a number of tours and residencies. So, imagine me sitting on a hotel bed, or friendâs sofa, laptop on the night table with a head microphone plugged straight into it and you wonât be too far from reality.
As the practice microphone wasnât exactly the best on the market and it was also used sans sound card, there is a certain raw feel to the sound. I have also tended to whack up the effects in places by way of compensation. That said I really like the way you can hear the materiality of the situation in the recordings, the quality of the equipment, my response to it, the occasional keyboard sound that creeps into a rhythm. The result is a rather curious, private set of pieces, performances entirely without an audience. Most pieces have somewhat mad stereo images – a fragmented counterpoint – best enjoyed with headphones.
Whilst the original recordings were made between 2005 and 2008, the album itself was created in 2014 from a series of shorter segments, without, however, any additional processing bar a few intros and endings. In the making I enjoyed internal references to Tracey Eminâs My Bed (1998), the infamous bedroom producer, and a gentle questioning of conceptions of liveness.
The booklet that comes with the download contains a selection of my photographs from the trips, and Brandon LaBelle has kindly contributed a text about my work, which you can find on page 33 of the brochure”
Iris Garrelfs, London, June 2014
Consciousness creates patterns from chaos. She orders the reality to live. My algorithms extract information from the noise of the radio and transform, create patterns, melodies, colorful figures… I model these structures by altering the code (livecoding), improvising a physical journey to consciousness.
Don’t get fooled by the title of Sucu Music’s new offering, which is Italian for “Morning Mists”. Stephen Briggs is a guitarist from New Zealand whose inspiration seems to be international, judging by the multilingual titles he gives to his tracks. “Nebbie Mattutine” is a very fine example of guitar-oriented ambient and soundscapes album, ranging from quiet, gentle sounds to noisier, darker tracks which add new dimensions to his sound palette.
Augmented Landscapes is a collaborative work melding acoustic and electronic sound elements with field recordings.
The acoustic element is provided by double bass and prepared double bass, played along a continuum of conventional and extended techniques. The electronic element, which consists in the granular synthesis of acoustic double bass performances, broadens the instrument’s sound palette to encompass varied and unconventional colorations.
When these elements are matched to the overheard sounds captured by these field recordings, a perspective emerges that is analogous to a hypothetical landscape augmented by a multiplication of dimensions both sonic and spatial. Points of reference shift as aural features constantly rearrange themselves in relation to each other, creating a series of gestalts in which figure and field alternate, blend and separate in varying combinations. Here familiar sounds mutate into something unfamiliar before becoming familiar once again.
Chris Lynn: field recordings and cover photo
Daniel Barbiero: double bass, prepared double bass, and granular synthesizer
In the second in a series of duo releases, Linear Obsessional brings together Greek improvisor and circuit bender Tasos Stamou with UK free saxophonist Adrian Northover for a series of short interactions. Playful and sometimes startling these pieces run through a surprising series of atmospheres and moods, from modal drone explorations, to far-out collisions of brittle electronics and circular breathing crescendos.
Adrian Northover- Alto and Soprano Saxophones
Tasos Stamou – Prepared Zither, Cassette Loops, Digital Horn and Test Generator
Arkady Gotesman isn’t a standard artist: many consider him a jazzman and percussion virtuoso, but it is almost impossible to pinpoint what it is that he does. Yet Gotesman himself seems to be rather nonchalant about this; he clearly is a man of action and practice, able and willing to try the challenges that arise when working in different formats – not only the diverse world of music, but also theater and literature.
The main features of this artist – an extraordinary range of activity and the ability to instantly listen into his partners’ – whoever they are – music, speaking, writing or object making. This characteristic is crucial for a good jazz musician, whose reaction and intuition must never lose contact with the present moment, be able to foresee and creatively complement.
On jazz scene, Gotesman has collaborated with the following musicians:
•Percussionists- Changhito, Vladimir Tarasov, Freddy Shtuder, J.Baron ,Tim Daysi.
•Singers- Vladimiras Prudnikovas, Kantor- Joseph Malovani, Eska Mvuzgari (UK).
•Piano players- Viačeslavas Ganelinas, Julian Joseph, Anthony Coleman, Andrei Razin.
•Reeds-John Jorn, Charles Gayle, Petras Vyšniauskas, Ned Rothenberg, Abram Fefer, Albert Beger, Mikolaj Trazska, Waclav Zimpel.
•Cello player- Davidas Geringas.
•Double-bass players: Barry Gay, Dominik Duval, Jack Siron, Brade Jones, F. Pilinger, Vladimir Volkov, J.Cload Jones.
•Trumpet players: Dave Daglas, Frank London, Viačeslav Gaivoronsky, Kasper Tranberg, Byron Wallen, Arkadi Shilkloper, Rasul Siddik.
•Dancer Anastasija Lyra.
•many other artists from Lithuania and other countries.
•Composers – V.Ganelinas, A.Šenderovas, O.Balakauskas, Š .Nakas, G. Sodeika, Z.Bružaite, H. Raduleskas,V.Bartulis.
•Lithuanian chorus -„Polifonija“, “Jauna muzika“, “Brevis“.
•Percussion Ensemble “ Giunter Percussion.“
•Theaters – O. Koršunovo-theatre, National Drama Theater, “Meno Fortas“, Panevėžys Juozo Miltinio theatre.
•Festivals- “Kristupo” festival, ”Jauna Muzika”, “Iš arti”, Birštono jazz festival, Ukmergės theater festival, festival “Jazz Globus”(Israel) and others.
ANDREI RAZIN :
A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, composer, pianist and arranger,
Andrei Razin was destined for the career of an academic musician,
but his creative interests have a much wider range.
He produced music scores for the theatrical performances, modern chamber instrumental
and vocal music,
jazz compositions, music for TV shows and advertisement videos.
performed with Arkady Shilkloper, Mike Ellis, Aleksei Kozlov, Vladimir Chekasin, Roswell Rudd, Klaus Kugel etc.
Andrei Razin was also awarded the “Composer of the year” (2002)
awards by Russian Jazz Journalists Association.
As a leader of Second Approach Trio (new-jazz, modern creative)
Andrei Razin performed in Germany, Finland, Norway, Lithuania, Israel, Austria, USA, etc.
Alexei Mikryukov aka King Imagine was born in 1972. His first song was sung and recorded at the age of 4. He began his career in music as a gutarist in the punk collective Zooy E Orchestar in 1989. In the same period some of the first bootleg recordings were made, all of them now lost. In the summer of 1993 he meets Eugene Alexandrov, with whom organizes The Schizotronics..and records solo. In 1996 together with the Kiev poet Danylo Kubai,he founds the noise industrial group Ilam, Inc. (or, rather a noise orchestra with 13 musicians, which gave an incredibly insane concert in the Kiev Actors House of Culture) and also the project Rooteniya Pe Since 1998 cooperates as sound engineer with the first Ukrainian reggae/dub group Rootmans Band, Karina Kuznetsova (with whom he works to this day) and the bass guitarist Kirill Machinski aka Roots Controlla, with whom he founds the digital roots dub project Dub Compressors. In 1999 together with the composer Alexander Kohanovski aka Pankifared he starts the studio project Superapes, recording 2 albums, making experiments with electronic and ambient music, as well as composing music for escalators, elevators and corridors. Since 2004 actively cooperates with Foa Hoka as sound producer, remixer and contributor of music. Since 2005 releases his output on the d.i.y. CD-R label SKP Records (Kiev). Since 2006 actively cooperates w/International movement Ukr.tele.kom – as remixer, co-author and remastering engineer.
Arkady Gotesman – drums, percussion
Andrei Razin – piano
Alexey Mikryukov – everything else
attending to breathing spaces and mouth details, alice hui-sheng chang and rosalind hall experiment with abstractions of the voice and saxophone. challenging their instruments to produce extreme timbres and intimate textures, they use improvisation as their inspiration for performance and composition. in the six years of their collaboration, the pair has performed locally and internationally, released a cross-continent album and exhibited sound work for video art and multi channel installations.
on embossed tales of throats the duo continues to develop a strong improvised language that pushes and pulls at sound playing in and outside of each other, at the acoustic resonances of their instruments and bodies, at their shared performance histories and at creating electrified playing experiences. the duo also investigates the use of both tape and digital recording technologies and various microphones to create changing impressions of their sounds and inspiration for new gestures.
Diese Website verwendet Cookies. Wenn du die Website weiterhin nutzt, stimmst du der Verwendung von Cookies zu.
Weitere Informationen, beispielsweise zur Kontrolle von Cookies, findest du hier: Cookie-Richtlinie