john collins mccormick is a musician and artist based in indianapolis, indiana. he keeps his ear to the world and repeats without accumulating.
one bone in the arm was recorded in november and december of 2017 throughout the midwest of the united states. chicago, evanston, indianapolis, fort wayne, bloomington, ypsilanti, toledo and oberlin. john collins mccormick created sound spaces using a sub woofer, a low frequency sine wave, objects, a fish tank bubbler, a coronet.
daniel barbiero (1958, new haven ct) is a double bassist with an interest in gestural, modular and sound-based composition and improvisation in acoustic and electro-acoustic environments. he frequently works with improvisational dancers and writes regularly on music and related subjects.
ken moore is a percussionist living in northeast ohio. plays synthesizers, piano, bass guitar, udu and cajon drums, didgeridoo and glockenspiel. also does private recording and recently some video.
dave vosh is an analogue modular synthesist and performer active in the washington, d.c. area experimental music world. he curates many events in both the washington and baltimore areas, and performs solo as well as with other like-minded musicians.
transparent points on four axes is a layered, electroacoustic studio collaboration. each track began with a ground layer of a composed or improvised performance on double bass or synthesizer, in tandem with a directed, auto generated soundscape produced by an analogue modular synthesizer. the tracks were finished with a further layering of synthesizer, electronics and percussion. the result is a richly textured music growing out of the dynamic interactions of sound shape, color and line.
based in chile, the cátodo dúo consists of amanda irarrázabal on double bass and ramiro molina on electric guitar. they began playing together in 2012 as a way of sharing their experiences in the field of the improvised music. built around a string concept, the duo easily moves from intense rhythmic situations to dense layers of noise. the music is totally improvised and their sound arises from treating instruments as sources of sound in every sense of the word using prepared instruments and avoiding conventional playing.
the second album from cátodo dúo! recorded in the studio over three days, the duo investigates sound spaces that go beyond the primarily acoustic nature of the first album to interact with electronic processes. thick noise compounds appear, revealing what was only hinted at before. audacious electronic transformations. a fluidity. a constant and sustained attention to the moment. a focused syntax.
lucía chamorro is a composer and sound artist from montevideo, uruguay, who works mainly with experimental music, free improvisation and soundscapes. her recent work focuses on the search for visibility and audibility of women in art and society in general. she believes that art is a powerful tool that can contribute greatly in the fight for gender equality. her music also seeks to re-value everyday sounds and propose new ways of listening and relating with the environment.
luna anfibia was created from sound environments and free improvisations that lucía recorded and processed. through the selection and composition of the material, she seeks to recreate situations and sound environments of imaginary places.
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