pan y rosas artists on the acts of silence best of 2015 list!

pan y rosas artists martin rach, iris garrelfs, cagey house, lucie vítková, lyn goeringer, stella veloce, compost haven, caroline park, daniel barbiero, rocheleau – bussière – couture, alexander chernyshkov and marina poleukhina, and pat moonchy are all on the acts of silence best of 2015 list! congratulations!

go check out the whole list!

four releases from pan y rosas on vuzh music’s best of 2015 list!

a trail, a texture by rosalind hall and ada rave
dolly (for m.a.) by lyn goeringer
less than human by caroline park
witnessing by cinchel

Vuzh Music Blog » Blog Archive » 69 Notable Netlabel releases of 2015

As has become an annual tradition, here is a big list of notable netlabel releases from the past year. Sixty-nine different releases listed this time! I should clarify that by saying these are netl…

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caroline park, live!

caroline park, live! as part of opensignal fest 2015. events are going on all day. and it’s free! at the granoff center for the arts, providence, rhode island!

OPENSIGNAL SPRING FESTIVAL 2015
SATURDAY MAY 9
@ Granoff Center for the Arts
154 Angell St. Providence RI

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11:00am – PANEL : COMMUNITY ARTS ENGAGEMENT
with: Laura Cetilia (Community MusicWorks)
Reba Mitchell (GRR!)
and more TBA!
– – – light reception to follow – – –

2:00pm – GROUP IMPROVISATORY EVENT :
An open invitation to come together and have a communal listening experience, maybe make some strange sounds. Bring your voice, acoustic instruments, objects. Details coming very soon.

4:00 – PUBLIC SCREENING of LAETITIA SONAMI DOCUMENTARY!!! :
“The Ear Goes to the Sound: the work of Laetitia Sonami”
http://www.earsoundfilm.com/
dir: Renetta Sitoy
(just came out! if you’re in New England come see it!)
– – – light reception to follow – – –

7:00pm – EVENING PERFORMANCES :
– Ayako Kataoka (Middletown, CT)
– Monisola Gbadebo (Pioneer Valley, MA)
– Tamara Yadao (NYC)
– Akiko Hatakeyama (PVD)
– Jazzmen Johnson (PVD)
– Caroline Park / Asha Tamirisa (PVD)
[more TBA!]

full details here.

the facebook event here.

kind words for nununu by clara de asís and less than human by caroline park!

Two new offerings from the Pan y Rosas netlabel present different perspectives on making electronic music. One involves intuitive, moment-to-moment decision making, while the other draws inspiration from a systems-based aesthetic of autonomous processes.

Nununu is Marseille-based experimental guitarist Clara de Asís’s twenty-four minute, unedited single-take improvisation for prepared electric guitar. A continuously evolving soundscape, the piece begins with a low-key electronic hum or murmur that at times sounds like the rush of wind through telephone wires or the throbbing of airplane propellers high overhead. From there de Asís builds reverberant sound blocks into a thickness of layered echoes which eventually converge into a buzz and an unsettling, suspended chord punctuated by the metallic chiming of struck strings.

Caroline Park, whose 2013 release Rim explored the sonic products of generative compositional processes, here presents five pieces that begin with minimal musical materials which accumulate into larger structures through repetition, superimposition and variation. In Being States Park creates changing harmonic patterns by layering a handful of brief motifs of a few notes each; the larger melodic aggregates that result take on unpredictable shapes by virtue of the differing lengths and cycles of the constituent motifs. Plantlife and A Moth Is Born are made up of somewhat harsher sounds, the former sending its elongated tones riding out on a wave of static and the latter consisting of siren-like, dissonant glissandi. Fractured Barnacles is constructed around a pulsing sequence of changeable speed, while Gldufgsld closes the collection with a floating, consonant chord.

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get the albums:

less than human

nununu

kind words for less than human by caroline park!

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“The structures might be minimal, but the resultant sonorities are positively efficacious. “Being States”, shaped by blurs of glimmering melodic crystals, is just a taster. “Plantlife” mutates from a crescendo of static sources to a translucent representation of ecstatic absorption, all of the above in a finger snap. “A Moth Is Born” introduces a galaxy of stunning glissando figurations framed by short semiliquid snippets. In its somewhat disconnected mesmerism, “Fractured Barnacles” calls to mind certain therapeutic aspects of Carl Stone’s work, whereas the final “Gldufglsd” is a wonderful low-voiced drone immersed in heaven-knows-what sort of enhancing process. Contrarily to 2012’s Oto, Park urges us to repudiate the use of headphones (“sound needs space”, as she rightly points out). The disobedient reviewer tried the double approach, the outcome staying – in both circumstances – at levels of excellence. As well as these creations, it is Park herself who “needs space”. In your record archive.”

read the whole thing here.

get the album here.

kind words for less than human by caroline park!

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“On third play I opened a window (analog window). If your current climate allows, this is also recommended. Because though obviously synthesized, even the mild airport melodies of “being states” and the tiny digital pops and pricklings peppered here and there are so organically arranged in time that they meld flawlessly with the natural ambience. So patient in its movements you might mistake the audio for the whisper of many moving insects, or tiny rain. For me I could not differentiate between the sound in my room and the sound of people cutting down trees down the street, and the breaking of that border was quite nice.”

read the whole thing here.

get the album here.

caroline park and marta sainz (with nebelmeer) featured on the newest episode of sopa de truenos!

caroline park and marta sainz (with nebelmeer) featured on the newest episode of sopa de truenos! interviews even. listen carefully!

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[SdT06] Adrià Borafull+Caroline Park+Nebelmeer by Sopa De Truenos on Mixcloud

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kind words for less than human by caroline park!

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…Less Than Human ranges from luminous and droning (“Plantlife”) to ominous and distant (“A Moth Is Born”) to stuttered and disorienting (“Fractured Barnacles”), and all of it is best experienced in full body, the nuances not left to the compressed nature of headphones, and the volume not adjusted for proximity’s sake.

[“Being States”] is perhaps the album’s most ambitious, a gentle melody refracted through subtle, pinging percussion. As for “Gldufglsd,” the album’s longest cut, at over 11 minutes, it is, like “Plantlife,” structured around a low-level drone, heard here below a harsh shimmer, out of which slowly arises a warmer tone whose sense of comfort is balanced by the increased threat of that buzzsaw shimmer. It seems to suggest a sequel to “A Moth Is Born,” in which the promise of a heat brings the end.

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pan y rosas release less than human by caroline park!

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caroline park is a composer, musician, and artist working within the minimum in experimental electronic music. she creates custom software in max/msp, integrating chance and silence in unique, minimal systems. she collaborates frequently with asha tamirisa in duo situations and also performs as 1/4 of the electro-improv quartet BUMPR (peter bussigel, stephan moore, tim rovinelli). additionally caroline is a founding member of OPENSIGNAL, a providence-based artist collective focusing on the representation of gender and race within experimental electronic music.

her first album for pan y rosas is a brief album of drones that caroline composed and mixed in los angeles, london and providence. she suggests –

play at full volume,
with good speakers
in a nice room.

no head/earphones please (sound needs space).

get it here!