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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pan y rosas release .escap.ism by 23RedAnts and pablo orza!

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founded in april 2012 by macarena montesinos and niet f-n and based in spain, 23RedAnts is a cello/electronics duo who try to explore new territories between free improvisation, glitch music, and noise.in their first two years they have collaborated with different musicians and released four digital albums available for free download. they also collaborate with other artists such as dancers, visual artists as well as performing live during art exhibitions.

pablo orza is a self taught multi-instrumentalist from galicia, spain, primarily working in free improvisation. in 2003, he collaborated with parto duo to create the centro de novas tecnoloxías do pico sacro (TPS) – an artist collective interested in real time creation.

their first album for pyr consists of conversations that took place between cello, electronics and guitar. macarena, niet and pablo documented the conversations in 2012 and organized them into three volumes that all relate. the sound is micro, patient and highly fluid.

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pan y rosas release la caja by the andrés elstein trio!

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andrés elstein is a drummer and composer who was born in buenos aires in 1985. he co-led the jazz group, ELEFANTE – comprised of valentin reiners, jazmín prodan, pablo butelman, gabriel domenicucci and emmanuel famin. andrés actively participates with the composer’s collective (buenos aires). he formed his trio with ada rave and nicolas chientaroli who both have along history in buenos aires’ creative music scene.

on la caja, their first album for pyr, the trio build a framework to thoroughly explore their improvisations. they investigate different sounds, timbral possibilities and the variations of their instrumentation – playing both solo and in various combinations. along the way they create different sounds, textures and sensations. the sound is: drums, piano, saxophone.

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pan y rosas release die ersten zwei kirchen by bristophe!

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bristophe is an improvising duo that consists of brice catherin (from france, based in geneva) and christophe schweizer (from switzerland, based in germany). between them they play instruments like: cello, trombone, a bit of electronics, tuba, a touch of clarinet, plus e.g. recorder and other flutes, double bass, alpine horn, voice, bird calls, a few toys, etc. occasionally the two meet in one place, and that’s when sound happens.

their second album for pyr, die ersten zwei kirchen, is another two disc set – this time documenting two sessions of improvisations that took place in two different churches in germany and switzerland. to explore these spaces, the duo used: strings, brass, church organ, piano, harpsichord, clavichord, and the alphorn as well as their voices, electronics, birdcalls, and little instruments. as always, listen carefully.

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pan y rosas discos release twists by jim lace and alex nova!

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jim lace and alex nova used to be in onyx system. but then onyx system stopped. so they used an electric guitar, a roland rs-09, an arturia minibrute, a korg wavedrum, a vocoder, a nord lead, an alesis sr-16, and hooves to make a few more songs under their own names.

prog sense. paranormal science fiction vein. story telling. lovely creature afraid to die. stargate. a lover in her hair. afterlife. a man, a broom, the devils. the sound is: late night roxy sleaze, satellite machine cuisine robot synth croon and traces of meditative frippinalia.

do you want to sit up late at night and contemplate what went wrong? yes, you know you do! get the soundtrack here!

pan y rosas release derrière by ce françois couture!

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ce françois couture is an experimental musician, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist based in st-faustin, quebec, canada. he came out of the music closet at age 38. he plays keyboards, theremin, percussion, and ukulele, but his main instrument is the no-input mixing desk, which he uses to sculpt rivers of controlled feedback.

françois’ first album for pan y rosas is a 39-minute improvisation performed using no-input mixers. it was recorded direct to disc. the sound is reverbed drone wave flow with shimmers.

do you need this monolith of controlled feedback? yes! get it here!

pan y rosas discos release ideas and techniques by lucie vítková!

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lucie vítková is czech composer and performer. she graduated in accordion performance at brno conservatory in 2010 and composition at janáček academy of music and performing arts in brno (cz) in 2013. during her master’s degree, she studied at royal conservatory in the hague (nl) and at california institute of the arts in valencia (usa). she has studied with martin smolka, jaroslav šťastný, martijn padding, gillius van bergijk and michael pisaro. she is member of the ensemble marijan, dunami, dust in the groove, and prague improvisation orchestra.

lucie’s first album for pan y rosas, is a collection of ideas and techniques that she accumulated throughout her practice as an improviser. in each piece she tries to portray certain phenomena in their pure, concentrated form to make their individual characters clear. to create the pieces on this album, she used three different accordions, her voice, and a harmonica.

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pan y rosas release le fils de la prophétesse by bristophe!

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bristophe is brice catherin and christophe schweizer.

they play instruments like: cello, trombone, a bit of electronics, maybe some tuba, a touch of clarinet, plus e.g. recorder and other flutes, double bass, alpine horn, voice, bird calls, a few toys, and whatever else they come across that might produce some type of sound.

they improvise.

they are half swiss living in hamburg (germany), half french living in geneva (switzerland).

occasionally both halves meet in one place, and that’s when sound happens.

their first album for pyr, le fils de la prophétesse is a two disc set that clocks in at over two hours. the first disc contains almost sixty miniature improvisations the create a whole. the second disc is more long-form, but the two relate as one.

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