kind words courtesy of louis pattison. the wire 399. may 2017.
It starts with a shouted “Hiken!”, and the Argentinian duo Elgier and Quinteros immediately let fly. He plays piano, she plays cello, and together they make more racket than most quartets, their chaotic improv conducted with a jerky energy that verges on the comedic. Explosive moments are balanced by subtler passages where the pair hunker down, working microscopically at their instruments with the surprising grace of a contortionist folding himself into a suitcase.
A different kind of trickery is at play on Edinburgh musician Lauren Sarah Hayes’s Manipulation. Her compositions are an exercise in unpredictability, the product of tiny circuit board ecologies that spit out malleable loops directed – albeit only in the most general sense – by outside input. Luckily, the sense of play extends to the finished product, its skittering melodies and clip-clopping rhythms suggesting a mischievous intelligence emerging from this web of wires.
daniel barbiero / ken moore – frequency drift
reid karris – lacrimis de ex arborum (not a pyr release, but still, good job!)
beth mcdonald – cold weather birding
nhung ngyuen / cinchel – the movement of an old soul (not a pyr release, but, yeah!)
Here we go again – our annual list of our favorite recordings for 2016. Or “lists” I should say. This year we received a record number of recordings to review. Given the volume of…
*Landscape : Islands – 4 – The Ceramic House and Phoenix Residencies
Cinchel is the moniker and household name of Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, scientist, concert patriot and every cat’s best friend Jason Shanley. In this in-depth interview, Cinchel takes the time to cover the cautious origins of his career as an artist, his ability to create versatile gouache-based artworks, the oscillation between multiplex layers and quiescent silence as well as the best physical format for the right song. Join Cinchel in delineating the innermost nature of his Drone-oriented guitar-crafted Ambient works which, more often than not, are grafted onto the most intruiging barycenter: a luring leeway loop…
with enrique zaccagnini, truna and lorena izquierdo!
MaRta Sainz:Voz: martasainz-info.blogspot.com.es/
BaRtolomé Ferrando:Voz bferrando.com/
TRuna:Violonchelo-maleta mágica dr-truna.blogspot.com.es/
the newest issue of the magazine reflections on process in sound, edited by iris garrelfs, is out now! you can download it or read it on line for free! Just click on that link.
iris garrelfs was included in a collection of new music predictions for 2016. what does she predict?
There are those that believe evolution is induced by disasters, and those that feel change is more gradual. I sit somewhere in the middle and short of major musical mishaps, 2016 will probably be not all that different from 2015. Perhaps an increase in experimental Motörhead covers on the back of Lemmy’s demise, perhaps less free downloads. But who knows, things might get more interesting! I’d be up for an improvised Star Wars extravaganza with me in the role of R2-D2. But then again, that wouldn’t be all too different from 2015.