pan y rosas release roots and ripples by wilhelm matthies and reid karris!

Wilhelm Matthies mostly records in the studio releasing solo, duet and group pieces on Soundcloud and his micro-netlabel, darkpebble-bluewave. Mostly his music is contemporary classical either as free improvisation or using graphic composition. Since 2012 Wilhelm has been developing the mosesa, a string instrument that allows for maximum access to the string spectrum and allows various sounding boards to be attached.

Reid Karris is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound enthusiast 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, noise, drone and avant-garde.

roots and ripples is an internet collaboration. In march of 2018, Wilhelm and Reid each recorded three tracks on their own and then exchanged them to finish the other’s pieces. The sound is: earthy scratches, smears, thumps and bumps, and ringing, clear bell tones. Sometimes crashing and crackling.

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pan y rosas release was soll schon passieren by markus reineke!

Markus Reineke was born in 1969. Has been playing electronics since 1996. And has been freely improvising since 2014.

His first album for pan y rosas, Was soll schon passieren is a collection of improvisations over erased improvisations. A collage process to reduce to remnant traces before layering on top. A foundation of analog synth, contact microphone, electronics, field recordings, objects, percussion, processing, recorders, voice. Bass recorder as final layer.

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pan y rosas release three duets by andrew voigt & ed herrmann!

andrew voigt is a founding member of ROVA saxophone quartet. he composes for a wide variety of instruments and has performed throughout the world. ed herrmann composes and performs with analog modular electronics, percussion, traditional and invented instruments.

their first album for pan y rosas is a collection of three duets for saxophone and modular synthesizer that they recorded in san francisco in 1991. the sound is: pulse response. active listening. electricity trill.

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pan y rosas release trazar líneas rectas, curvas by eliana rosales!

Eliana Rosales is a cellist and audiovisual producer, a director and post-producer of music videos for installations, a soundtrack composer. She is a currently a teacher and is pursuing a degree in electronic arts at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero.

Her first album for pan y rosas discos is a collection of pieces that Eliana composed and recorded between 2011 and 2016. Electronics. Voice. Cello. Drone. Feedback. Time. Environments. Tones. Winds.

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pan y rosas release two frames of time by orlando!

orlando. from campina grande, a country town in the state of paraíba, brazil. he has been involved with activities related to popular music since 1995 when he began his career as an upright bassist.

an attempt to be one with temporal volatility. flowing and splitting in the air. electroacoustic atmospheres. tic-tacs. saturated and clipped textures. moments of melodic distortions. the soundscape of a journey through a river of time. personified and expanded with the help of the colombia-born and buenos aires-based actor, juliana “la julia beltre” beltran.

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pan y rosas release death & the maiden by brice catherin!


after his diploma of composition with michael jarrell in 2006, brice catherin willingly stepped away from the contemporary music institutions in order to develop very freely a few activities: multi-instrumental cellist, improviser, composer and art performer. these activities fed into each another, so that beyond his multidisciplinary shows and improvised concerts, brice catherin has never stopped composing and premiering written pieces.

most of his recent projects explore the idea of democracy in art: the artists’ individual responsibilities and their place in the social group as well as those of the members of the audience are challenged and questioned.

death & the maiden was an ephemeral experimental metal project that tried to understand the fundamental essence of metal. it focused strictly on this essential material and developed it into a single piece for cello, drums, and vocals that was recorded live in geneva in 2011.

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pan y rosas release “make sure you have exhausted all that is communicated through stillness and silence” by brice catherin!

after his diploma of composition with michael jarrell in 2006, brice catherin willingly stepped away from the contemporary music institutions in order to develop very freely a few activities: multi-instrumental cellist, improviser, composer and art performer. these activities fed into each another, so that beyond his multidisciplinary shows and improvised concerts, brice catherin has never stopped composing and premiering written pieces.

most of his recent projects explore the idea of democracy in art: the artists’ individual responsibilities and their place in the social group as well as those of the members of the audience are challenged and questioned.

“make sure you have exhausted all that is communicated through stillness and silence” is a duet between dancer/choreographer ioannis mandafounis and cellist/composer brice catherin. it is also a duet: between performers and their audience; between a performance and a venue; between a cellist and a cello; between a dancer and his body; between stillness and silence.

the album includes three different versions of the still part of “make sure you have exhausted all that is communicated through stillness and silence”, as well as another short piece by brice catherin: four piano strings. four piano strings is a duet between a performer and a piano, and a venue, and silence. as a bonus, there are two tracks of brice tuning.

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pan y rosas release para, sin, contra by lorenzo gomez oviedo & valentina spina!

lorenzo gomez oviedo is a composer and improviser who was born in san juan in 1987. his works have been premiered in various places throughout argentina, chile, brazil and mexico. he has made inroads in exploring soundscapes using analog recordings, sound interpretation of everyday objects, etc.

valentina spina is an argentinian violinist and musician who explores the interpretative expansion of the traditional violin repertoire through extended techniques and electronic media. she also investigates sound in the context of latin american studies.

on april 2, 2018 the two musicians created para, sin, contra using a circuit bent drum machine and an electric guitar. the sound is: space coast. juggle. blast static. sun. surf haze.

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pan y rosas release c-s by darius ciuta & chris silver t!

darius ciuta lives and works in kaunas (lithuania). after more than 20 years of service as the drummer of greek neo-psychedelic pioneers purple overdose and no man’s land, chris silver t. decided to temporarily abandon his drum kit in order to embark on a private journey in the sea of sounds that laps the shores of his mind.

their first album for pan y rosas is filled with slow patience, bursts of sound, layers, varied sound sources, locations, times.

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pan y rosas release hearmleoþ—gieddunga by lauren redhead!

lauren redhead is an internationally performed composer and an experimental organist whose recent work is published by material press, berlin. she often produces 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 as an improviser. lauren is senior lecturer in 20th and 21st century music at goldsmiths, university of london.

hearmleoþ—gieddunga was created between 2016-2018 as part of a collaborative project in three stages. lauren redhead created scores, texts, samples, and concepts for performance. alistair zaldua then took part in the realisation of the works for live performance through the development of performance practices and live electronic interfaces. in the final stage of the project, lauren and alistair were joined in the studio by josh cannon who contributed creative studio practices and mixed and mastered the finaltracks. this music is therefore a result of live performances, studio composition and of collaborative exchanges.

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