kind words for electro parables/electro parábolas by volcano radar!

Como ocurre con tantos músicos uruguayos en el exterior, la exitosa trayectoria de Elbio Rodríguez Barilari tiene poca repercusión local. En 1998 se instaló en Chicago y sus composiciones se vienen tocando por diversas orquestas y conjuntos. En 2012 armó, junto a la estadounidense Julia Miller, el grupo Volcano Radar.

Source: Los sonidos del silencio – Brecha

pan y rosas release ijereja by lauren redhead!

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lauren redhead is an internationally performed composer and an experimental organist whose recent work is published by material press, berlin. she increasinglyproduces works of graphic and open notation, and often works with multimedia. as an organist she has developed a performance practice for organ and electronics and frequently performs in a duet with alistair zaldua and in the collective automatronic. lauren is senior lecturer in music at canterbury christ church university.

her new album draws inspiration from the mycenean greek word for “priestess” in the linear b script. the opera draws on real and fictional maps, sound poetry, linear b, recorded improvisations and strategies for performing and responding as an ensemble. ijereja is interested in the interrogation of the potentially liminal space between performance, voice, speech, language, text, writing and notation.

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kind words for fluid timescape by elbio barilari and andy cohn and blue amsterdam by sonicbright!

Two new releases from Pan y Rosas retrieve the classic sounds of analogue and early experimental electronics and put them to different, but musically substantial, uses. The aptly-titled Fluid Times…

Source: AMN Reviews: Elbio Barilari & Andy Cohn – Fluid Timescape [Pan y Rosas pyr186]; Sonicbright – Blue Amsterdam [pyr185] « Avant Music News

pan y rosas release tommy hilfiger by sarah rasines!

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sarah rasines is a visual and sound artist. she was awarded her degree in fine arts at san carlos faculty of fine arts at the universidad politécnica of valencia. she splits her time between artistic creation and her phd research as a fine arts faculty member at the university of the basque country. she belongs to the research group ikersoinu (sound research and artistic space).

she created her new album, tommy hilfiger, in hämeenkyrö, finland and bilbao, basque country over the course of april and may 2016. a mix of computers, recordings and trikitixa – electronic noises and occasional rhythms. it is brief, over too soon and before you know it.

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kind words for oscines et ensifera by reid karris!

Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and sound artist Reid Karris puts a big “E” in the term “Experimental.” Combining studio performance with field recordings, Karris updates the musique concrete of Tod Dockstader to incorporate today’s free-improv explorations.

Source: AMN Reviews: Reid Karris – Oscines et Ensifera (2016; Pan y Rosas Discos) « Avant Music News

pan y rosas release fluid timescape by elbio barilari and andy cohn!

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composer, performer and writer elbio barilari was born in montevideo, uruguay. he studied in his own country as well as in brazil and germany, and moved to the us in 1998. barilari’s music has been performed by the chicago sinfonietta, orquesta filarmónica de montevideo, orquesta de la radio y televisión de españa, colorado symphony, grant park festival orchestra, chicago sinfonietta chamber ensemble, ravinia festival, civic orchestra of chicago, chicago children’s choir, lyric opera orchestra, chicago arts orchestra, and baroque band, among others. he is also a member of the experimental group, volcano radar.

pianist/composer/businessman andy cohn has dedicated over 20 years of his life to the development of the very unique world music store – andy’s music chicago. back in the 70’s and 80’s andy played with different rock bands. later he developed a strong interest in world music as well us experimental and creative music. for several years he has been hosting historical jam-sessions at his warehouse. for the last six years andy and elbio have been playing together in different contexts, such the diásporas project a work-in-progress that they are composing together.

fluid timescape came from one session of a long term project which began over six years ago at the mythical andy’s warehouse, a 4,000 square foot facility in which collector and pianist/composer andy cohn lodges his more than 3,000 instruments from all over the world. many of the most gifted jazz and world music players from chicago or visiting the city have sat in at those famous jam-sessions, mostly on fridays. in this case it was a duo session, with elbio playing a vintage jp-8000 roland synthesizer and andy playing a steinway piano, a yamaha cp-70m electric piano and roland juno-d syntheziser. the video was made by german dj tobías bassline, from munich.

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pan y rosas release blue amsterdam by sonicbright!

Blue Amsterdam

meeting under the influence of the philosophical text tractatus logicophilosophicus by wittgenstein, violinist gaëlle deblonde and musician and visual artist errika manta, searched to expand this text by transforming it into music. the fruit of this collaboration gave birth to a musical performance, tractatus 24.3, which took place at the msh (house of human sciences foundation) in paris, 2010, and led to an ongoing collaboration.

the duo was invited by the artist, dina roussou, to participate in a residence, which was held at the gerrit rietveld academy (academy of fine arts) in amsterdam in october, 2011. the result of this residence was a musical performance called blue amsterdam. the album also contains the shorter piece np 2 which was recorded in 2014.

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