pan y rosas release drop shadow on airport runway by nicolas tourney!

Nicolas Tourney is a French experimental musician, sound designer, and owner of the label Snow in Water Records. His electronic works concern perception and act of listening, with the use of various strings, drones and noise-making devices.

His new album was inspired by the heatwave evenings of June 2018, in the south of France, when the heat made sleep impossible. The music is constructed like a soundtrack for a film where the narrative is generated directly by public cameras at airports. Timbres, intensities, pitches and rhythms offer a perceptual immersion, guided by microphones, that opens us to our habits and our dreams.

This musical piece was originally presented during the JeffersonParkExp 2020. You can see the live performance here: https://vimeo.com/480151771

Get the album here!

Jefferson Park EXP with Jenna Boyles and CatManMainLand – March 14, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday March 14 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Jenna Boyles aka Jenna Junk is an interdisciplinary artist and human magnet for things no one else wants. Joyfully defying landfills, she gleans sound from inherited and collected objects labeled “trash” and “obsolete.” Devoted to the concept of waste as memory – a form of storing and recalling past information – she brings attention to the potential within discarded material. Rewiring old electronics and embedding soft e-textiles into her installations and wearables, her work articulates the ubiquity and resonance of unwanted things while playing on the sensitivity between squishy-bodies and hard-wired machines. Currently she is in Pittsburgh, PA reviving the house that she inherited from her grandma Helen.

Boyles received her BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012 and MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018. Her costumes and illuminated objects have appeared in parades and forests, on rivers and beaches. She has performed at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago IL; Area 405 and the 14Karat Cabaret in Baltimore, MD. She participated in the Tough Art Residency at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and was the inaugural artist in residence at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore, MD. Recently, Boyles was a New Media Artist in residence at Mana Contemporary Chicago. She currently teaches at Columbia College Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

https://jennaboyles.com/

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CatManMainLand is a project of Christopher Riggs, an autistic person who plays noise music using the electric guitar and synthesizer. Without the use of processing or FX, he squeezes sounds from his guitar the Chicago Reader has called “unapologetically ugly”.

https://www.christophertriggs.com/

Jefferson Park EXP with Bleak House and Poleukhina, Fariello, Chernyshkov, Gorlinsky – February 7, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday February 7 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Bleak House produce crumbly, autumnal library music; flickering guitars, stumbling piano, mournful horns, and pattering percussion. Formed in 2001 by British musicians Luke Sample, Andy Brain, and Caroline Vile, who are also involved in other bands (e.g. Keshco, Vile Brain Samples), the Bleak House palette is distinctly sepia-tinged.

Their first album, Music From The Middle Room was released by Silent Flow in 2011; a follow-up, Outwardly was released by Pan y Rosas Discos in 2019. They are working on a new EP, and also a retrospective of unreleased early recordings.

For this performance recorded earlier in the week, they tried collaborating via a telephone link-up, and also recording separately, in their Bleak Houses.

http://keshco.co.uk/bleakhouse/

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Dario Fariello is a multi-instrumentalist improviser based in Oslo. Born in Naples in 1987, plays saxophones, viola, harps and electronics. He cofounded Multiversal, a nomad festival series featuring a wide international network of improv and noise musicians. With Norbert Stammberger he organizes the yearly improvised music meeting “Tubax Super Session”, in Munich, dedicated to the tubax saxophone and other special instruments.

https://soundcloud.com/dariofariello

Marina Poleukhina is a composer, improviser, and performer. Born in St. Petersburg in 1989. Graduated at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with V. Tarnopolski; Kunstuniversität Graz with C. Gadenstätter. Her music is published on the labels Pan y Rosas, Topot and “da_sein_rec.” Her albums Puinen Neon Itku, Songs about trees and Partly Cloudy are fruits of these collaborations, as much as the concert series “real time music,” which she organized.

https://vimeo.com/user15458156

Alexander Chernyshkov is a composer, performer and improviser. Studies composition at the Vienna University with Chaya Czernowin, Karlheinz Essl and Clemens Gadenstätter. He experiments actively in building unique new instruments of strictly acoustical and mechanical origin using long tubes to transform the wind instruments or using motors, relays and electromagnets as vibrating sources. His main focus is the composition and practice of the performative, musical theatre, which is being referred as Error Theatre.

https://vimeo.com/user9855744

Vladimir Gorlinsky (1984, Moscow) is a composer, an improviser, an author of spatial compositions and sound installations. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (prof. Vladimir Tarnopolski), after graduation he taught at the department of contemporary music. Vladimir is the author of lectures on the history and practice of composition and improvisation (Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod Conservatories, NCCA Moscow, SOTA, Meyerhold Center; Pro Arte and the Sound Museum in St. Petersburg; University of Haifa).

http://gorlinsky.com

The group will present their piece drive in 4 trees. About which they write: WHAT is the space? WHERE is the space? HOW does the music language transforms and expresses itself?

Being far away from each other in a totally different environment, sitting between the corners or imagining corners inside, we began to explore the space below and above the things that surround us. We found out that the distance does not exist and the space constantly breathes, changing the shape.

In each of our conversations we were bringing something new to the piece, that came out of the absorption of the occurred situation. We were exploring the „environment“ of each other and expanding the borders of the music language. The video as well as the audio issues are turned into inspiration and become part of the „game“. What you see and hear is a very complex piece, where improvisation and composition are going strongly together.

Jefferson Park EXP with Noisebringers and Lorenzo Gomez Oviedo – December 20, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday December 20 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Noisebringers were created by mistake. (“There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.” ― Bob Ross) A large and loving family consisting of Brice Catherin (your friendly elderly cellist next door), Henry McPherson (pianist and meme artist), and Maria Sappho (pianist and non-composer). Says Sappho, “We can not tell you what we have to offer, as this is an improvisational concert. If you are unsure of what an improvisational concert might be, be assured you are asking the right questions.”

They will present a film ritual: Tente, the mushroom that the crocodile ate, that they created with Afulodidim Nikefolosi (a figure in answer to the challenge: show me a contemporary mixture of Amos Tutuola and Zora Neale Hurston.)

https://www.mariasappho.com/noisebringer

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Lorenzo Gomez Oviedo is a composer and improviser from Argentina. His works explore soundscapes using analog recordings, sound interpretation of everyday objects, etc. He also organizes the experimental music lable, Adaptador Records. Currently, he performs in a duo with Karim Villalba focused on improvisation based collaborations with artists from other disciplines such as dance, poetry and drawing.

https://adaptador.bandcamp.com/

pan y rosas release being time by jenn kirby!

Jenn Kirby is a composer, performer and music technologist from Ireland and currently based in Scotland. She has a diverse creative output, including instrumental composition, electroacoustic music and avant-pop. Her music has been described as having a “sense of adventure and experimentalism.” Jenn’s performance work is centred around hybrid instrument design, building software, re-purposing hardware, and processing improvised vocalisations. She is a lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland.

Her first album on pan y rosas, Being Time, explores an obsession with time and the temporality of sound and experience. Time perceived simultaneously as experiential and retrospective. Time around us, time within us. Listening and being as a temporal experience. A constant flow of now through stillness and trajectory. Electroacoustic, noise, sometimes harmonic. A variety of instruments and sound sources. The voice.

Get the album here!

Jefferson Park EXP with Rachel Devorah and Kimberly Sutton – December 13, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday December 13 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Kimberly A. Sutton is a sound artist, cellist, and sound designer living in Chicago, Illinois. Her installations and sound design work explore the connections between the physical properties of sound and the cultural signifiers of its content. As a cellist her practice is improvisatory and explores the possibilities of expression and reflection through sound and the immediacy of a meditational connection to her instrument.

Recent installations have been shown at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the Chicago Home Theater Festival. She has performed at Experimental Sound Studio, the Hideout and the Empty Bottle in Chicago, Yoshi’s in Oakland, Detroit Contemporary, and the Technosonics Festival at the University of Virginia. She has a BA in Political Science and Music from the University of Chicago and an MFA in Electronic Music and Recorded Media from Mills College.

http://kimberlyasutton.com/

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Rachel Devorah is a sonic artist and feminist technologist. Her work seeks to reveal and reframe habits of autoecholocation (situating one’s self with/in sound/space).

She is an Assistant Professor of Electronic Production and Design/Creative Coding at the Berklee College of Music. She studied sound, technology, and gender at the City University of New York (Queens College); San José State University; Mills College; and the University of Virginia. Her work has received support from the Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation (Berlin), EMS (Stockholm), GRM (Paris), the Jefferson Scholars Foundation [U.S.], MassMoCA [U.S.], MoKS [Estonia], the New Museum (New York), New Music USA, røst [Norway], and STEIM (Amsterdam). Her installation revontulet won the Ruth Anderson Prize from the International Alliance of Women in Music.

http://racheldevorah.studio/

Jefferson Park EXP with Lyn Goeringer and Whereness Quartet – December 6, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday December 6 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Lyn Goeringer is a sound artist and performer who makes her own instruments and multi-media pieces that focus on the unusual and everyday within sound, video, and electronics. Her work relies on intense focus and attention to bring the listener to a point of intentional hearing- a world where unusual objects can bring haunting soundscapes to life, or everyday objects become sonic in ways we do not usually hear them to be. Using singular instances of events, her works investigate individual sounds and images, giving them the time and space they need for their inner complexity can be perceived. She currently teaches at Michigan State University in Composition at the College of Music and Film Studies in the Department of English. She received her Ph. D from Brown University in 2011.

http://www.lyngoeringer.com/portfolio/

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Paul and Ansuman have been playing together since 1996. Each following their paths weaving together contemplative practices and inspirational music. Throughout their journeys they have maintained a devotion to performance live in the moment, responding to place and time through spontaneous improvisation. They are joined by Maureen Wolloshin Oboe/ Cor Anglais and Alistair Zaldua Violin, in this expanded quartet collaboration.

Indian percussionist Ansuman Biswas works in a wide variety of media but his central concern lies between science, work and religion. He is interested in traversing, transposing and translating across many different kinds of border. Improvisation and play are important elements fun his practice, and at its core is the technique of vipassana meditation. Paul Cheneour studied classical Indian and Persian music and his playing seeks to fuse these diverse musical influences. British-Russian Maureen Wolloshin’s research explores women in improvised music; as a composer she combines watercolour graphic score making with practices derived from Scottish piobaireachd and Spanish Arabic music. She has performed with the London Composer’s Forum, and Leeds Experimental Music Ensemble. The British-Colombian composer Alistair Zaldua creates music employing classical and experimental notation, and is a performer of live electronics (including a duet for organ and live electronics with Lauren Redhead), and a conductor.

http://www.ansuman.com/music.html
https://cheneour.com/
https://www.maureenwolloshin.com/
http://www.alistair-zaldua.de/

pan y rosas release the octopus by lauren redhead!

Lauren Redhead is a composer, performer, and musicologist. As a composer she is interested in notation and materiality, increasingly using a combination of experimental approaches to the creation of scores and electronic materials, and improvisation, to realise her projects. As a performer of music for organ and electronics, Lauren works in a duet with Alistair Zaldua. Together they present works that focus on interactivity between the two instrument and invite new considerations of the organ in space, and of notation for their combination. In her writing about music, she focuses on the aesthetics and socio-semiotics of 20th and 21st Century musics.

the octopus is a digital opera that uses text, strings, winds, voice, piano, organ, and electronics to explore the changing aesthetics of the undersea from the imagined perspective of the octopus. While climate change narratives focus most frequently on data about temperature, population numbers, or the material composition of the atmosphere and ocean, this piece ‘listens’ to the environment in order to contemplate the subjective experience of wildlife of their subtly changing environment. It both considers the ‘alien’ nature of life under the ocean, and considers the equally alien nature of life above the ocean to its protagonist.

Get the album here!

pan y rosas release SPKY by Azunak!

Azunak is a project by Enrike Hurtado, who is part of the ixi-audio.net collective and currently teaches sound art at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao. Enrike builds his own software to make music, sometimes exploring feedback and, in the Azunak project, to tear apart samples of popular music (frequently, but not exclusively, hardcore and extreme metal) to generate raw and minimalistic compositions.

SPKY is a soft and gently textured structure, constructed with layers of fragmented sound. The loops shift through a series of automatic generative cut-and-paste techniques. Moving through the source material, a degenerative process slowly unfolds. References to the sampled song dissolve and abstraction is embraced.

Get the album here.

Jefferson Park EXP with Jessica Gabriel and Reid Karris – November 22 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday November 22 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Jessica Gabriel is a multidisciplinary artist, puppeteer, life model, permaculturalist, poet, clown, currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Her project tay_ploops is based on tape loops and other textures.

https://jessicagabriel.ca/

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Reid Karris is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound enthusiast and improviser hailing from Chicago, Illinois trying very hard to get all the music stuck in his head out for all the world to hear. After spending years as an odd guitarist trying to fit in with the world of rock music Reid shifted his focus towards improvisation, noise, drone and avant-garde. His primary instruments for doing so are prepared guitar and drum kit sent through electronics.

https://reidkarris.bandcamp.com/