new release from tomas grís and miguel garcía

hey everyone, there’s a new release from miguel garcía and tomas grís! from the quebecois tape label crustacés. you can hear excerpts from the new album at the soundcloud page. or, it seems like, you can get the album itself by sending a postcard, gift, etc to:

crustacés tapes
4555 pontiac
montréal, qc canada
H2J 2T2

miguel garcia, en vivo!

miguel garcia is playing in a duo with fellow free noise improviser loty negarti at the kripta sala/amalgama space in donostia on saturday december 3.


DONOSTI, 20.00
(tocar con garbo en el escaparate, la puerta se cierra a las 20:30),
entrada 3 euros, aforo limitado,

new (sort of) cassette from miguel garcia

the barcelona based tape label, marbre negre recently released a split release from miguel garcia (xedh), niebla fascista and grassa dato. it’s called sententia oculum and it’s limited to 30 copies.

their description:

9 songs between noise and power electronics styles. Limited edition 30 copies cassette in an envelope with a card inlay. Split release of three of the most relevant noise/power electronics bands in the spanish scene.

Price: 6€ + 1,50€ shipping.
get it here: marbre negre

miguel garcia new release round up!

miguel has two new cd releases. the first is a cdr from the fine people at young girls records in belgium.

MUBLES – el acceso al ser –
5 euros + postage
Drawings: Raul Dominguez
Design: Elena Aitzkoa
Music by Miguel A. Garcia (oscillators, no-input mixer)
Voice & lyrics by Alvaro Matilla
Additional sounds by: Kjetil Hanssen (organ), Pilar Baizan (electronics), Oihana Vicente (voice)

Mubles est un groupe de musique électronique improvisée emmené par le principal activiste de la scène de Bilbao : Miguel A. Garcia qui a, selon Revue & Corrigée, rejoint le club de ces bad boys des musiques électroniques à l’instar des Jean-Philippe Gross, Arnaud Rivière, Alexandre Bellenger … À suivre …” Michel Henritzi, Revue&Corrigée. Il a également sorti des disques à télécharger gratuitement sur les labels Homophony et Zeromoon. get it here.

the second is a collaboration between miguel’s xedh project and jon imbernon and it’s available now from trait media works.

Sound artist Miguel A. García (aka Xedh), no-input mixer and oscillators, and Jon Imbernon, guitar and effects pedal, fuse powerful oscillation fields with discordant guitar to form a work of slow, meticulous chaos.

“Metaphysical inflections in the crest of the forgot. The sound of thunder. Anekkyy is the landscape of America, swallowed by our souls. The vacuum in the rocks, the silences in the last waterfall, the magma overwhelming when they hatch the eagles, the loneliness of man-made desert. Collaboration between the Basque Country based musicians Miguel A. Garcia-Xedh ( Valvula Antirretorno, Mubles ) and Jon Imbernon ( Ximel, Ura ), their encounters are always collisions of love and violence in the path of the desired ignorance. Anekkyy is its first long, designed to widen the time and to know what they don’t want to. The gift more unwanted.” ( text by Alejandro Durán )

get it here.

miguel garcia live at issue project room, brooklyn!

miguel garcía will be making a rare us appearance when he plays the issue project room in brooklyn on september 25th, 2011. he is playing as part of the share series with improvisor/composer david kirby, from atlanta, ga. the show starts at 9.30pm. issue project room is at 232 3rd St. (at 3rd Ave), 3rd Flr, Brooklyn, NYC.

David Kirby

David Kirby is an Atlanta-based composer and improvisor, performing using magnetic recording devices such as 4-track cassette recorders, hand-held tape recorders, and vintage reel-to-reels. He also curates Homophoni, a netlabel with a focus on electroacoustic composition and improvisation. Kirby’s recorded output spans the past 10 years, and includes monolithic improvisations such as his 6-hour ‘Opus’ (2010), carefully constructed sound collages such as ‘Maximalism’ (2005) and ‘Four Pieces’ (2007), and is featured on releases from Students of Decay, dollfullofrivets, Hymns, onetirednumber, and Pseudo Arcana, with forthcoming releases on Ilse and Copy For Your Records.”

Miguel A. Garía (also known as XEDH)

Basque artist Miguel A. García (also known as XEDH ) focuses on sound and its formal organisation, just between improvisation and electro-acoustic composition. His concerts put on show a combination of electronic sounds, field recordings and “real” instruments, aiming to get an intimate, immersive and intense experience, that is always considerate with the audience.
Miguel A. García studied Fine Arts and Audiovisual Technology. He is also involved in projects like Mubles, Baba Llaga or Válvula Antirretorno. Besides his considerable production of CDs (in labels like Zeromoon, Homophoni or White Line) and numerous live performances in Spain (Museo Vostell, Arteleku, MACUF, Museum Chillida-Leku, Guggenheim Bilbao, Tabacalera, etc.) he has performed in the United States, Norway, Poland, Portugal and France. Since 2006 he has managed and directed the Zarata-Fest Festival in Bilbao, and owns two netlabels (Larraskito and Doministiku).

Share – Hosting Open Jams Every Sunday

what is share?

Share is an open jam, not just for digirati, but for all new culture lovers. Participants bring their portable equipment, plug into our system, improvise on each others’ signal and perform live audio and video. We furnish the amplification and projection. Share happens every Sunday in New York City at the Issue Project Room, The (OA) Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn from 8 to Midnight.

miguel garcía live action!

if you find yourself in bilbao on wednesday, aug 31, 2011 make sure to check it out!



17:00 Empieza el concierto (cerrado al público) 21:00 Se abren las puertas al público 22:00 Se acaba el concierto

1 € Entrada- SE ROGARÁ SILENCIO será en CLUB LE LARRASKITO (Carretera Errekalde-Larraskitu 33, 4º, Bilbao)



BOST ORDU 17etatik 22etara 2011ko ABUZTUAREN 31n ASTEAZKENA

17:00 Kontzertu hasiera (ateak itxita) 21:00 Ateak zabalduko zaizkio publikoari 22:00 Kontzertu amaiera

1 € Sarrera – IXILTASUNA ESKATUKO DA CLUB LE LARRASKITON izango da (Errekalde-Larraskitu errepidea 33, 4, Bilbao)

pyr discos release barriere, garcía, gris – chamber music

the new release from pan y rosas is from a new trio of sound artists, manipulators, mathemeticians, improvisers, musicians, etc. the trio consists of members lali barriere, miguel garcía and tomas gris who regularly perform as solo artists as well as in various group formations.

lali barriere plays amplified objects, cracklebox, guitaret, flute, keyboard, etc. he’s a mathemetician in his spare time and is known to work with pure data and field recordings. soundworker miguel garcía plays in the group, cooloola monster, creates abstract sound pieces using electronics and no-input mixer. he also runs a netlabel and curates the zarata fest (celebrating strange/unique music). tomas gris is something of an enigma. an improviser, electro-acoustic musician, etc. he tends to experiment with prepared turntables, mixers and contact microphones.

chamber music is their first album in this configuration and it’s a brief electro-acoustic affair that was captured live in february of 2011 at the ARPhouse in madrid. amplified objects and electronics were their chosen instruments this time around. the sound is something like bowed metal, electric hum, squeal and squelch. fractured percussions with low rumbles and fluttering squeaks. droning tones while construction labors away underneath it all. wheels and gears. voices in the dark. clicks and pops. atmospheric radio signals, clouds roll in. ambiguity.

miguel garcía en vivo! en el molino rojo!

this just in from madrid!

fernando vigueras+miguel a. garcia @ el molino rojo, madrid, 22-07-11
Concierto de Improvisación libre en la Tabacalera
Viernes 22 de julio (20H45)
Calle Embajadores 53 Madrid
Fernando Vigueras (Mexico) +Miguel A. García (Spain)
Relentless (France)


Fernando Vigueras (Mx)
Guitarra extendida

Músico egresado de la Escuela Nacional de Música de la UNAM y de la Escuela Superior de Música del INBA, instituciones donde estudia la licenciatura Instrumentista en guitarra y la licenciatura en Jazz con especialidad en guitarra respectivamente.

Su formación musical ha privilegiado una perspectiva multidisciplinaria enriquecida a través de diversos cursos y talleres orientados principalmente a la práctica de la improvisación libre y la interpretación de repertorio contemporáneo para guitarra, recibiendo instrucción de músicos/creadores consagrados como Dimos Goudaroulis, Magnus Andersson, Marc Ribot, Erick Christensen, Pauline Oliveros, Joëlle Léandre, Arturo Parra, Shubendra Rao, Marcelo Toledo y Manuel Rocha, entre otros.

Su labor como guitarrista atiende la relación con distintos ámbitos y contextos artísticos con los cuales desarrolla un trabajo centrado en la creatividad a través de la improvisación y la creación conjunta. Destacan las colaboraciones que ha realizado con artistas como Ricardo Castillo, Mardonio Carballo y Guillermo Velázquez (poetas), Antonio Domínguez y Arturo López (artistas visuales), Jaime Razzo y Benito González (coreógrafos) Israel Martínez, Juanjosé Rivas y Manrico Montero (artistas sonoros), y músicos con los que ha explorado una extensa diversidad de estilos y manifestaciones sonoras, tales como Juan Pablo Villa (cantante, compositor e improvisador) Carmina Escobar (cantante, improvisadora), Dora Juárez (cantante, compositora), Itzel Rodríguez (cantante), Muna Makhlouf (cantante, antropóloga y compositora), Chris Cogburn (percusionista, improvisador) y Remi Álvarez (saxofonista, compositor, improvisador) entre otros.

El interés por abordar y compartir distintas formas de creación desde su instrumento ha derivado en proyectos como Lar, ensamble conformado por tres voces y guitarra, Mar Saudade y Linfa, duetos de voz y guitarra + procesos electrónicos o bien Generación Espontánea, ensamble de improvisación libre conformado por músicos de formaciones diversas, entre otros.

Como solista mantiene una actividad constante en la difusión de música para guitarra de autores contemporáneos y una práctica concentrada en distintas corrientes que conciernen a la música improvisada

Miguel Angel Garcia (Es)

No Input

El trabajo del artista vasco Miguel A. García trata sobre el sonido y su organización formal, en un camino intermedio entre la improvisación libre y la composición electroacústica. Formado en Bellas Artes y tecnología audiovisual, ha sido artífice de proyectos como Xedh, Baba Llaga o Válvula Antirretorno. Sus trabajos han sido editados en sellos de todo el mundo, y su propuesta de directo le ha llevado a museos, galerías y festivales de varios países.


Relentless (Es/Fr)

Artur Vidal (sax alto)

Sébastien Branche (sax tenor)

Relentless es un proyecto de investigación sonora en torno al saxofón actualmente afincado en Madrid y Paris. Sus propuestas se manifiestan en el campo de la artes sonoras marcadas por una fuerte vinculación con la escena de la libre improvisación musical . Las características del espacio de presentación, los recursos conocidos o por conocer de sus instrumentos musicales y las formas de compartir cada una de las propuestas con el público fundamentan el proyecto.