pan y rosas release flow by wilhelm matthies and reid karris!

flow - matthies & karris

wilhelm matthies is a musician based in kenosha, wisconsin. reid karris is a musician based in chicago. they met for an improvised session at myopic books on september 7, 2015. wilhelm played a mosesa 7. reid played singing bowls, bells and a music stand. the sound is: squiggle rub. long tone wood. metal rummage. a narrow path. a gap in mountains. bell clarity. burrow in earth. deep in roots.

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pan y rosas release ocean of lakes by sabrina siegel, bryan day, tom djll and bob marsh!


ocean of lakes, free psychic communications in six parts. improvised and recorded in a house in richmond, california. bass guitar, kalimba, voice, invented instruments, trumpet, modular synthesizer and cello. sound slab shift. voice with controlled feedback. grain grit. string bell.

sabrina siegel – free improviser/composer/visual artist, awareness of the relationship of body/expression with nature/chance in the creation of works.

bryan day – improviser/instrument inventor/installation artist, combining elements of the natural and man-made world, parallels between patterns and systems in nature and those in society.

tom djll – develops the trumpet’s wide array of extended techniques, incorporates complex noises, grit, melodic gestures, asymmetrical formal structures, lifelong study of improvised music.

bob marsh – shaping sounds words images ideas, currently active with solo work involving violin, voice and tap shoes; cello; accordion; vibraphone; electronics.

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pan y rosas release vorfreunde by pat moonchy!


pat moonchy has been performing for twenty years as a dj and experimental musician. she is an existentialist and versatile personality in a state of constant evolution; a developer of an intensely personal musical language. she first played the electric bass, then non-western philosophies inspired further self evolution and she explored vocal techniques – harmonic singing and circular breathing. as her interest in electronic music grew she learned to play the theremin with barbara buchholz. she also runs the club, the moonshine, in milan.

pat’s first album for pan y rosas represents a new approach in her sound. a fresh beginning at composing and arranging. a blend of electronic glitch and her very human voice. the sound is: enchant. captivate. electronic tools. patterns built on demand with vocal style. rich color as measured. play it solo.

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pan y rosas release a trail, a texture by rosalind hall and ada rave!


the beguiling, chameleonic saxophone has possessed rosalind hall for most of her life. as she has grown, she has made it her mission to extricate the horn from her trainings, to unearth the inner vibrations of the saxophone body and to elicit from it the sonic microcosms of her mind. she has made reeds from different materials and found extensions and objects for the bell that alter and extend the playing techniques, creating precarious vibrations that necessitate playing and responding in the moment. improvisation is the guiding force behind her music, experimentation and redefinition a driving goal and collaboration with people and spaces a transcendental joy.

ada rave is a saxophonist, improviser and composer, born in chubut (argentina) in 1974. she began her musical development in 2000 in the buenos aires jazz scene. her musical interests are jazz, free improvisation and composition. she works on her own projects and also collaborates with other musician’s – performing in several places around argentina. since 2013 she has been based in amsterdam where she performs with several musicians in the netherlands and europe. she continues researching her personal approach to the sound and interaction with other musicians as well as the environment, expanding her passion for the free improvisation.

this album is comprised of two saxophone improvisations. one each from rosalind and ada. created on different continents and on two different dates, the two pieces are still entwined. get the album here!

pan y rosas release gong / orellas: ears in catalunya by philip corner!


philip corner is an: action musician. trombone/alphornist, occasional vocalist, pianist, percussionist, theorist, visual artist. composer, improvisor, educator, collageur, assembleur, calligrapher. student of jahoda, cowell, messiaen, luening, borduas, cage, taubman. teacher in new york high schools and livingston college. fluxologist, resident composer for judson dance theatre, experimental intermedia foundation. member of: tone roads chamber ensemble. sounds out of silent spaces. gamelan son of lion. his focus is: listen. silence. resonance. surroundings. action. ecstasy.

philip’s third album for pan y rosas is a collection of long form improvisations that he created using gongs and various percussion while visiting catalunya in 1992. these pieces are patient and reflect not only what philip performed but also the spaces in which they were performed. the long moments that happened inside and outside. silent and slow. listen carefully.

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pan y rosas release dolly by lyn goeringer!

Lyn Goeringer Dolly

electronicist and thereminist lyn goeringer is a sonic improviser and intermedia sound artist. her work is best described as focused, often noisy, and innovative. she has performed throughout the united states and has presented her art works in galleries in seattle, wa, the stone – nyc, hong kong, dubai, and throughout new england.

her first album for pan y rosas is a record of sorts. the recording of an event. a moment of transition. in-between states, in-between instances. not quite a studio project, not quite a live performance. three pieces as place marker. event making, time keeping. an offering to a mentor and friend who has long since departed.

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pan y rosas release witnessing by cinchel!

cinchel - witnessing

cinchel is a chicago based musician working mostly with guitar, effects and laptop to create abstract ambient music that is both minimal and dense. focusing on the interaction of the sounds and notes with themselves. attempting to make a lot of guitars no longer sound like guitars. minimal dense music.

cinchel’s first album for pyr is an interpretation of his installation at ascii 5, held at tritriangle, chicago, in march of 2014. recording the event with a handheld recorder, then looping, layering, and affecting the sounds, projecting them back into the room. collecting and looping, continuing the process for the duration of the event. witnessing is an abstracted mix of everything cinchel collected that evening. a document and reflection on the effects of chaos and memory.

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pan y rosas release rbc by rocheleau/bussière/couture


rbc is the debut album by rocheleau/bussière/couture. it consists of noise-based free improvisations ranging from wild shout-outs to quiet dirge-like pieces.

a trio of early fortysomethings scattered across quebec, from the laurentides area to the eastern townships, rocheleau/bussière/couture is about free improvisation and friendship. françois bussière and françois couture have been friends and musical acolytes for more than twenty years. longtime friend stéphane rocheleau joined them in 2013 after recording a duo album with couture.

improvisations recorded in august of 2014. turntables, radio, no-input mixing boards, amplified objects, fx pedals, theremins, cassette player, baritone ukulele, weather station, various electronics, nebulophone, voices, objects, percussion, duck call.

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pan y rosas release sometimes always never by cagey house!


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. cageyhouse always aspires to the sublime, gladly accepts the humorous, and in the absence of either, tries to at least be noisy.

his third album for pan y rosas, sometimes always never, is a short, sample based narrative. the sound is: mellow free. this, while at summer playground. pattern cycle, grasping voices. waver, ascension, bell, string.

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pan y rosas release the legendary story of a slug and a beetle by joão pedro viegas and paulo chagas!

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joão pedro viegas is a self-taught saxophone and clarinet player, author, lead singer and saxophonist of the groups ethnos, dr. estranho amor and just jazz friends. he’s studied jazz since 1983. his instruments – alto and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet and clarinet.

paulo chagas is a portuguese-born, wilfully eclectic musician. interested in experimentalism, the research of new (or renewed) solutions and links between sounds. a dedicated composer, multi-instrumentalist (woodwinds, electronics), teacher, writer and music promoter.

their first album for pan y rosas is a collection of duets in which the duo explores the limits of their extended technique, using their instruments as sound sources,with clarity, humor and focus. bass, soprano, sopranino clarinets. flute. oboe. improvised miniatures. suggestive imagery. haikai poems.

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