pan y rosas release relatos de terodáctilo by chientaroli espinal rave vitale!

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nicolás chientaroli is an improvising pianist based in amsterdam where he is exploring the free arts. jorge espinal is a guitarist who swings between weirdo rock and free improv in buenos aires. ada rave is a saxophonist currently based in amsterdam where she also explores the free arts. luciano vitale is a mysterious string mangler who defies genre somewhere in buenos aires.

the four musicians met in may of 2013 at estudio libres in buenos aires for a one-off improvised collaboration before nico and ada relocated to amsterdam. they each brought their own voice to the conversation and took turns talking and listening.

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pan y rosas releases second sight by cagey house

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cagey house has been releasing music since 2005. the tracks generally start as sets of doodles and noodles, and are later edited together into semi-coherent selections. whenever possible, chance, accident, mistake, poor judgment, random acts, misguided notions, uninformed risk, and general ineptitude are incorporated into the compositional environment. cagey house always aspires to the sublime, gladly accepts the humorous, and in the absence of either, tries to at least be noisy.

second sight, cagey house’s second album on pyr, is a brief album made with samples both found and created. the sound is: you have thoughts. they wind down, up. flight. trill and tremble. summertime yellows.

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pan y rosas releases ambiens sonitus by reid karris!

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reid karris is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound experimentalist 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 and noise. his primary instruments for doing so are prepared guitar and drum kit sent through electronics. he performs with various groups with guitar including set self on fire, hkm guitar trio and the chicago scratch orchestra. he also plays drums in the experimental duo step slow.

for his second solo album on pyr, reid spent a summer collecting field recordings which he then used as the basis for improvisations with treated percussion and prepared guitar. the sound is: mirror sounds. you are coming, going. stretch ready made. markarian birdsong. bowed waves. schumann resonance voicings skittering in a sphere of air.

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pan y rosas releases phantomaton by chemiefaserwerk!

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chemiefaserwerk is an electronic musician based in marseille, france. he is mysterious.

his first album for pan y rosas was created by recording the sound of an electronic toy piano and then looping and layering it at different speeds using four track cassette recorders the sound is: full spectrum tape drone. patience. low end cycle. high end faster than trans-linear light. blurred space as stars fold. twenty minutes pass and five hundred years are gone.

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pan y rosas release embossed tales of throats by rosalind hall and alice hui-sheng chang!

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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.

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pan y rosas releases john collins mccormick!

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ear to the world. repetition without accumulation. trying. activity without beginning or end. selfless. bored confronting boredom. patience. thoughtless. recursive. understanding over stood. annoyance. accidental purpose. inconsiderate. urgency without aim. gentle. sound as material. world to the ear.

the first album from john collins mccormick released under his own name (he has previously released albums as sky thing), is a collection of his sound sculptures that he has created and performed between 2012 and 2014. it is a patient collection. ten pieces, just over two hours of sound. it is released in conjunction with mccormick’s m.f.a. exhibition at herron school of art and design.

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pan y rosas release obsolescencia programada by eduardo rosario!

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eduardo f. rosario. san juan puerto. enjoys simple things, good food, some tv shows, books on art, politics, fiction or comics. studied composition at the conservatory of music of pr. started working with a prepared/modified guitar trying to expand the instrument’s sonic palette toward something timbrically richer and less attached to its history; in the present, working with whatever’s available, including programming (pd specifically) or found objects or places.

the pieces on obsolescencia programada were recorded and assembled using a hacked toy as the main sound source, pure data for digital sound processing, and recording software for basic finalizing. improvised processes. errors were always welcome; being understood as new possible paths instead of nuisances to be corrected.

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pan y rosas release new albums from karris / price and baker / ritch!

pan y rosas is beyond excited to release a series of albums that document the fifth cycle of articular facet. articular facet is a series of electro-acoustic compositions and structured improvisations. curated by julia miller, the series reflects the use of ancient, adapted, or hacked technology, invented instruments and performative objects, and the incorporation of the visual and physical into the sonic.

the fifth cycle took place over three sundays in october of 2013 and was a collaboration between pan y rosas and julia miller. the performances all took place at the empty bottle in chicago.

the second releases in the series come from karris / price duo and baker / ritch.

karris / price duo consists of reid karris and kg price. reid karris is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound experimentalist and improviser from chicago, illinois who primarily uses prepared guitar and drum kit sent through electronics. kg price is an improviser, composer, technician also based in chicago. this album is their first documentation as a duo!

baker / ritch is jim baker and sarah ritch. jim baker is an improviser who focuses on the keyboard arts – pianos, keyboards, synthesizers. sarah ritch is a composer and improviser who uses cello, electronics and guitar to explore her sound world. their new album documents the second time these two have conversed.

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further info about articular facet here and here.

pan y rosas release albums from maoϴ and grykes!

pan y rosas is beyond excited to release a series of albums that document the fifth cycle of articular facet. articular facet is a series of electro-acoustic compositions and structured improvisations. curated by julia miller, the series reflects the use of ancient, adapted, or hacked technology, invented instruments and performative objects, and the incorporation of the visual and physical into the sonic.

the fifth cycle took place over three sundays in october of 2013 and was a collaboration between pan y rosas and julia miller. the performances all took place at the empty bottle in chicago.

the first releases in the series come from maoϴ and grykes.

maoϴ is a project of ryan ⊥ dunn. working with spoken, prerecorded and generated language, maoϴ investigates the abstraction of touch as an arbiter of meaning through the use of languages he may not speak. maoϴ performances involve the use of language processed using a self-built palate controller: an oral retainer-based device which allows control data to be produced based on the touch of the tongue against the roof of the mouth, notably during speech production.

grykes is shawn decker and mark booth. mark and shawn began collaborating when they co­-taught a study trip class at the burren college of art in western ireland. their piece six­spot burnet is an open structure composition featuring analog modular synthesis, raw and processed field recordings, electronics, pre-­composed ambient textures, violin, and audio collage. the work has a fixed progression and form, and a closed set of materials, but is variable in the details of its live performance.

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further info about articular facet here and here.

pan y rosas release palimpsest by adriano orrù

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composer and double bass player adriano orrù was born in nuoro, italy in 1958 and now lives and works in cagliari. he devotes his time to jazz, radical improvisation, and chamber music. he also works as a music teacher.

adriano orrù’s first album for pan y rosas, palimpsest, is the result of his desire to experiment with the electric bass. he and his friends paulo chagas (wind instruments), silvia corda (pianos) and mauro sambo (percussion, electronics) sent tracks back and forth to create these ten duets. brainy free jazz improv for the soul action.

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