pyr artists on the avant music news best of 2017 list!

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…

Source: Avant Music News Best of 2016: Part I – Honorable Mentions – Avant Music News

pan y rosas release cold weather birding by beth mcdonald!

beth mcdonald is a classically trained tuba player gone awry, working largely in the fields of electroacoustic music and free improvisation. currently, beth performs with korean jeans, callithumpian consort, cbs trio, seraph brass, and other groups. As artistic director of the august noise jp concert series in boston, she worked to bring unexpected music to public spaces and to engage her fellow musicians in their community. beth currently resides in chicago, where she enjoys collaborating with musicians, writers, performers, and other artists in a kaleidoscopic variety of contexts.

beth created cold weather birding between may and december 2016, mostly in chicago. a variety of sound sources were generated or manipulated using max/msp, spear and audacity. a live performer was involved for cueing, controlling, mixing, but computer magic also performed many of the same functions. long tones and hush static. inconsequential origins of sounds.

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pan y rosas release hasta mañana al día siguiente by ana maría romano g.

ana maría romano g. is a musician / sound artist and professor from bogotá, colombia. she teaches in formal and informal spaces and at all levels from small children to university students and is currently a professor at the universidad el bosque. she is the director of the festival en tiempo real – space dedicated to artistic manifestations that involve a dialogue between sound and the use of technologies. she is a general co-coordinator of microcircuitos plataforma digital regional. she shares her artistic and teaching work at concerts, lectures and workshops.

her creative interests have led her to work with both acoustic and electroacoustic methods as well as participate in multidisciplinary projects such as contemporary dance, videodance and performance. she also collaborates with artists from colombia and elsewhere in the world of improvisational and interdisciplinary music.

her first album for pan y rosas consists of five pieces created between 2009 and 2016. reactions to current events. accordion. multiple channels and media. voices. rain. transport.

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pan y rosas release it so happens by dadala!

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dadala began in 2004. it was and is a continuation of richard dunlap’s history of routes through music an daudio art. in 2007 a core group of contributors began to coalesce who created material specifically for the dadala project. the group currently consists of richard dunlap, loopy c (chris r. gibson), erocnet (roger sundström), paul mimlitsch, andre darius and frank wilke.

what is intentional. what is happenstance. what is “live.” what is manipulated. in what sequence were parts recorded. what sounds intentional is serendipity. what sounds random is on purpose. improvised performance. improvised mixing. improvised production. coincidence. synchronicity. arranged. combined. remixed. pitch shifted. tempo shifted. not fixed to any grid.

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kind words for la corporación by cecilia lópez / amanda irarrazabal / cecilia quinteros!

The collaboration of acoustic strings with synthesizer can be a challenging. Both strings and electronics are capable of great timbral range, but of qualitatively different sorts. Combining them in…

Source: AMN Reviews: Cecilia López / Amanda Irarrazabal / Cecilia Quinteros: La Corporación [Pan y Rosas pyr201] | Avant Music News

kind words for illusions by luong hue trinh!

Illusions is a remarkably varied offering for its relatively short length.  Trinh evokes sadness, melancholy, beauty, and foreboding with a plethora of instruments, recordings and electronics. Highly recommended, and hopefully one of many more to come.

Source: AMN Reviews: Luong Hue Trinh – Illusions (2016; Pan y Rosas Discos) | Avant Music News

pan y rosas release illusions by luong hue trinh

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luong hue trinh is a musician and composer of experimental and electroacoustic music. she graduated with honors in jazz keyboard at the vietnam national academy of music. although she began her studies in jazz, trinh began to work in electroacoustic music in 2010 and it became her main focus. since then she has been guided and inspired by the vietnamese percussionist and composer SonX. she participates in domdom – the experimental music hub in hanoi. since 2015 she has been studying with prof. dr. georg hajdu at the hamburg university of music and theater where her efforts are funded by the daad scholarship for multimedia composition studies.

her first album, illusions, contains two pieces that trinh created in 2016. they are both constructed with field recordings she made in central and southern vietnam. machine sounds. tai tu. evocations of homesickness and family. electronic sounds. huong river shanty. buddhist chant music in huế.

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pan y rosas release la corporación by amanda irarrazabal, cecilia lópez and cecilia quinteros!

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amanda irarrazabal is a bassist, bass player, singer, improviser and composer originally from santiago, chile and currently based in buenos aires. in 2002 she started her musical career, exploring various genres (classical music, experimental, jazz, rock, tango and latin american music), she turned to free improvisation and original music as her primary musical vehicles.

cecilia lópez is a composer, musician and instrument builder from buenos aires. her work explores the boundaries between composition and improvisation, as well as the resonance properties of diverse materials through the creation of non-conventional sound devices. she studied composition with carmen baliero and gustavo ribicic. she holds an mfa from the milton avery graduate school of the arts, bard college ny and is an ma candidate at wesleyan university in composition (2016).

cecilia quinteros is a self-taught, improvising cellist from buenos aires. since 2007 she has co-created many experimental music projects in argentina and worked with theatre, visual artists, contemporary and butoh dancers. in 2013 she was invited by the danish record labels ilk and barefoot records to perform several concerts at the copenhagen and aarhus jazz festivals. her current projects include ruido², YAS, rhabdoviridae, eriza, la corporación, HAITI, and a dúo w/ alex elgier.

la corporación consists of six pieces that were recorded live on july 22, 2016 in buenos aires. a freely improvised meeting of synthesizer, bass and cello. the voice is electronic. the scrapes are resonant. the earth is pliable.