sky thing is john collins mccormick, an improviser and sound artist currently living in garrett, indiana whose performances and installations are built on improvisation utilizing the natural comings and goings of the people and the space as well as transducers and contact mics. his interest lies in percussive aspects of traditional instruments and extended performance techniques; the space in between improvisation and composition; and acoustic to electronic sound conversion.john used prepared turntables, transducers, contact mics, modulators and various objects to create garbage strike, his first album for pan y rosas. the sound is something like a furnace roar and artificial cicadas with life happening in the background. metal singing. found objects vibrated with motors. phased sizzle.
In 2008 Hardy Küster and Evgenij Dvorkin got to know each other at the legendary Avantgarde Festival in Schiphorst, Germany. Here they decided to create music together as “Process Geschäftsführer” by exchanging sonic materials via the internet.
Und Indem Halbraum Gestalten is the first album of this surrealistic collaboration. Names which have been found by chance of operation. An experience like a painting being scanned and transformed into sound or an arts installation with rooms and rooms inside of the rooms to get lost in. Newton meets new tone.
New release by British free improviser Mark Browne- in “Malapert and Erratic” he gives himself 7 tasks to complete within 24 hours (with post production in the following week. The release asks questions about the nature of music and sound, and uses a variety of unusual instrumentaion as well as the artists usual soprano saxophone, including a burnt, charred piano, boiling liquids, guitar, percussion, field recordings and game calls. Release comes with an 11 page PDF booklet of notes and images by Mark Browne.
marina poleukhina is a composer and improviser based in moscow. her musical focus lies in composition and improvisation on various objects and the instability of sound; silence and silence as the sound; real life and real life as sound. amongst others she is inspired by ligeti, nono, feldman, waits, yoshihide, and hosseini.
her first album, simply titled lp1, is a collection of improvisations and compositions. it sounds kind of like: pulse flute flutter and trills. warble pops and muttering percussion. dropped cymbals. conversation in cries and rolls. natural space. quiet exploration of scraped vibrations. surface areas calculated. squeaks and hoarse voicings. thunder and roar, guttural friction and noise. everything at once. voice in the woods. quiet patience. strum rewards.
“Ayana is definitely your most esoteric work to date, but is also highly concise In its reflection of your influences and ideas. I don’t think anyone, anywhere, manages to cohesively entwine free jazz and Middle Eastern sounds in a beautiful way as you do! Your art expands the definitions of music, let alone the confines of electronic and sample-based music…”
The material, recorded not long after the first album, represents a different face of Momo and Jan Strach: This time the band presents more song-orientedforms, awkwardly yet charmingly juggling styles and feelings. More or less rocking songs struggle between folk, disco, southern rythms and even punk. Momo on vocals in songs 1 and 6.
sarah j ritch is a composer and improviser from chicago whose interest in classical composition arose from both her studies in piano and cello as well as explorations of the guitar and bass in punk and metal bands in las vegas between 1996 and 2003. she eventually landed in chicago and earned a bachelor of music from roosevelt university and a post-baccalaureate certificate in sound from the school of the art institute of chicago. she has been the composer-in-residence for chicago classical ensembles the millennium chamber players and anaphora, and regularly performs solo and with her free improv group sound collision alliance.
on her debut album, string theory, sarah displays her interest in both improvised noise and notated tonal music as she explores the acoustic structures of strings and sines. over the course of the album electronically treated cello gives way to droning and pizzicato violin; a pure drone at the center resolves itself with a rising and falling violin sonata; and a cello converses with itself in woodtones.
Its rustling. Dripping. Playing. It makes zzz.
Moving in lines. Sounds are traveling. Hopefully melancholy.
It seems to be always the same persons, which are fighting in mind. Keeping Silence. A prospecting of Sound?
Views are floating, its still a Trial. Elusive.
A Saxophon tells us. And Trains. And a Piano… which could never decide!
If there is a possibility of listening waves beating? Or do they rythm the beat?
“Seven mirrors” is the first ambient album by Nunun. With Massimo Discepoli playing synths and keyboards instead of drums, and Cesare Discepoli more electronically treated than usual guitar, in these seven improvisations the duo explores many different sonic textures and moods. Haunting melodies and weird dissonances, celestial soundscapes and earthy distortions, countless melodic fragments and free improvisations, this is music for both the intellect and the soul.
The album cover is an original work of italian painter Nascar; the album will be soon available in a special printed edition
Hydra is the solo project by catalan artist Adrià Bofarull. Bofarull has been involved in various electroacoustic projects focusing its compositional approach on the idea of sampler. This L’Antimatèria its the third instalment on the series of releases focused on that very project.Before, Hydra has been released in Exp_Net netlabel (curated by good friend Javier Piñango) and self released as a CDr through good old Myspace platform.
Sound artist and radio producer, the sound recording and the sound effects are the essential elements of his work of composition. Born in 1979, Anthony Baron lives in Paris and works where the improvisation and the sound creation is going full swing in the world. It is under the name of Anton Mobin that he produces his radio creations and that he occurs on stage. Anton Mobin’s sound activities evolve in two universes: the improvised music and the radio art. He defines himself his initiative in the continuity of the concrete music: his approach is directed on the listening of the sounds of the everyday life and their use in the radio composition, to develop an “extensive” concrete music.
Collision at Epsilonia (January 12, 2012)
Live performance for the Radio Programme Epsilonia dedicated to experimental music. It is broadcasted each thursday on Radio Libertaire, Paris / France (89.4 FM) from 22PM to midnight (GMT+1)
Steve Hilmy: electronics & manipulations
Daniel Barbiero: amplified double bass
Prepared and unprepared double bass routed through electronics in a set-long improvisation recorded live at Bella in Washington DC 14 June 2011.
Steve Hilmy and Daniel Barbiero have worked together to create soundscapes for the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group since 2009. This independent collaboration explores an intuited spectralism arising from the combination of live electronics and processed double bass.
“Nada es para todos” use the same procedures than my prior “orchestral albums” : piling up layers of overdubbed lines that I composed in real time as I play all the instrument with the spontaneus interaction tipically found in free jazz, without any prevous ideas about the melodies, rhythms, harmonies, styles, etc… The only exception is track 3 which is a collage of a melodica track cut in 3 parts and stack up like a fake counterpoint in the Frank Zappa’s xenocronicity style.” Claudio Nunez
the first pyr release of 2012 is from tomas gris a free improviser based in madrid who is working on developing a sound language that combines his love of dada, art brut, and the cobra art movement with his interest in philosophy, semiotics and post-modernism. he performs alone and with ad hoc ensembles primarily playing reeds and amplified objects, but also incorporating various percussion and acoustic instruments into his pieces.
his first album for pan y rosas is a solo improvisation recorded in 2011 in which he plays alto saxophone, harps, cassette, and objects. throughout the piece he employs quietness and stillness; flutters, pops and breaths; cymbals and tones. his playing is deliberate and of the moment, without beginning or end. make sure to get it here.
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