pan y rosas release transparent points on four axes by daniel barbiero, ken moore, dave vosh!

daniel barbiero (1958, new haven ct) is a double bassist with an interest in gestural, modular and sound-based composition and improvisation in acoustic and electro-acoustic environments. he frequently works with improvisational dancers and writes regularly on music and related subjects.

ken moore is a percussionist living in northeast ohio. plays synthesizers, piano, bass guitar, udu and cajon drums, didgeridoo and glockenspiel. also does private recording and recently some video.

dave vosh is an analogue modular synthesist and performer active in the washington, d.c. area experimental music world. he curates many events in both the washington and baltimore areas, and performs solo as well as with other like-minded musicians.

transparent points on four axes is a layered, electroacoustic studio collaboration. each track began with a ground layer of a composed or improvised performance on double bass or synthesizer, in tandem with a directed, auto generated soundscape produced by an analogue modular synthesizer. the tracks were finished with a further layering of synthesizer, electronics and percussion. the result is a richly textured music growing out of the dynamic interactions of sound shape, color and line.

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pan y rosas release wnyhum by isabel nogueira and luciano zanatta!

isabel nogueira is a performer-composer, musicologist and professor from brasil who conducts research in music, gender, the body, and sound creation. she uses voice, synths, field recordings and electronic devices to make experimental music, noise and sound art. isabel is a member of the medula collective for experimental sounds.

luciano zanatta is a performer-composer, has a phd degree in composition at the federal university of rio grande do sul (ufrgs), brazil. where he is also a faculty member of the music department and teacher at the electronic music centre. he develops research projects in composition and sound creation.

their second album for pan y rosas features beats, electronics, voices. wooze and whine. stutter and bend. pulse and growl. fry and ventilate.

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pan y rosas release mortal springs by heavy lifting!

heavy lifting (lucy cheesman) has been playing live coded music using TidalCycles and FoxDot since 2016.

heavy lifting’s first album on pan y rosas, mortal springs, is loosely based on the myths surrounding demeter and persephone. the songs on the album were edited down from a live-coded improvisation using TidalCycles – a language used to describe & generate patterns. you will hear: synth & drum sounds, sample collages, and a small amount of vocals thrown in for good measure.

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pan y rosas release curtains: matthies (live at jefferson park, 3-3-18)by wilhelm matthies!

wilhelm matthies is a musician who lives in the milwaukee (wisconsin, usa) area. he records in the studio, releasing solo, duet and group pieces, mostly in the realm of contemporary classical – either as free improvisation or using graphic compositions .

since 2012 wilhelm has been developing a line of string instruments he calls mosesa. his goal is to create an instrument that allows for maximum access to the string spectrum and allows various sounding boards to be attached.

curtains is a document of a performance at the jefferson park branch of the chicago public library that happened in march of 2018. wilhelm used a mosesa 9-CedarPlate and some gutiar effects pedals. strymon’s unset, BlueSky, flint deco and the fishman aura and amped through an orange bass amp, the crush 50 bxt.

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pan y rosas release sizigias by the cátodo dúo!

based in chile, the cátodo dúo consists of amanda irarrázabal on double bass and ramiro molina on electric guitar. they began playing together in 2012 as a way of sharing their experiences in the field of the improvised music. built around a string concept, the duo easily moves from intense rhythmic situations to dense layers of noise. the music is totally improvised and their sound arises from treating instruments as sources of sound in every sense of the word using prepared instruments and avoiding conventional playing.

the second album from cátodo dúo! recorded in the studio over three days, the duo investigates sound spaces that go beyond the primarily acoustic nature of the first album to interact with electronic processes. thick noise compounds appear, revealing what was only hinted at before. audacious electronic transformations. a fluidity. a constant and sustained attention to the moment. a focused syntax.

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pan y rosas release thank you, merciless onlookers!

david mcnamee is a writer, artist, musician, and music label founder/operator.

david selected one track from each of the houses he lived in during a period of psychic wrongness, and rechristened each piece after the area it was recorded in – brighton, kilburn, camden, tottenham, brixton. it’s not so much an exercise in nostalgia, as an exorcism – a way of driving a stake through that time and these songs. of finishing. instinctive sketches that felt right to make. badly-recorded “not music.”

distortion drone flange. baroque gamelan. electro beats. soundtrack.

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pan y rosas release UN by bella!

bella is a brazilian artist and musician who lives in são paulo. she attempts to erase the boundaries between sound and space with performances focused on the imperceptible movements of reality. her work is frequently interdisciplinary and collaborative.

UN is a document of a live performance from february of 2017. the sound is: water vibrates, reflected by a light. drawing image-sound contours. creating a live painting formed by sound, water and light. the interface between science and art.

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pan y rosas release H2RI by anna xambó!

anna xambó is a researcher and musician with a background in computer science engineering, digital humanities and digital arts. she completed her phd in 2015 (the open university), specializing in music computing and HCI, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the centre for digital music (queen mary university of london).

her musical practice includes live coding, multichannel spatialization, tangible music, collaborative interfaces, audience participation with mobile devices, and real-time music information retrieval. she has performed internationally and works actively in the music tech and experimental electronic music scene, as a co-founder of the online music records carpal tunnel in barcelona (spain), co-founder of women in music tech at georgia tech (usa), and co-organizer of international concerts.

H2RI is an instance of a generative album created by anna xambó in 2018. the 20 tracks of 1′ each have been generated using her self-built tool MIRLC, a library for using music information retrieval techniques in live coding. a basic rule has shaped the audio sources of the album: to only use of short sounds from the crowd-sourced, online, sound database freesound. each track is complemented with the code in SuperCollider and the attribution to the authors of the original sounds.

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pan y rosas release oblivion by nhung nguyen!

nhung nguyen is an experimental musician and sound artist who has been composing and playing experimental music since 2011. under her own name or the alias, sound awakener, she has been creating sonic waves in hanoi’s underground music scene for the past few years. where the sound awakener project focuses on abstract experimental sounds, releases under the name nhung nguyen tend toward melodic, cinematic material.

oblivion is a composition for contact mics, radio and electronics. during the composition and recording process of this work, nhung nguyen explored the use of found objects, field recordings and electronic processing and linked them with the lost times, abandoned memories and forgotten places. the results are an abstract atmosphere – simultaneously calm, meditative, chaotic and noisy.

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