kind words for luna anfibia by lucía chamorro!

At times during Luna Anfibia, Lucía Chamorro reverse-engineers the process of composition. Instead of shaping the sounds themselves, there is a sense of tinkering with the mind and ears used to receive them: clogging the ear canals with water so that guitar loops and birdsong arrive muffled, goading the listener toward a conspiratorial paranoia that hears symbiotic collusion between the sound of chewing and the tinkle of chimes, a rupturing of stereo perception that places radio broadcasts at the left and right simultaneously. I don’t know how she manages this switch in emphasis. Perhaps it’s the way she forces me to wrestle with the familiar, tampering with everyday sound (running water, open-mouthed chewing, tapped kitchen ceramics) to create a certain shortcoming in my powers of recognition. These compositions almost resemble memories from my own day-to-day experiences, but not quite. Something is off. The lights are dimmer. The walls bend slightly. In a bid to protect those sounds that pad the perimeter of my life with the comfort of familiar sensations, I turn inward for answers instead. What am I doing differently to dislodge this experience of the commonplace…

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pan y rosas release “amaryllis flower” by ivy meadows!

ivy meadows/camilla padgitt-coles is a nyc-based artist working in video, light, and sound. she currently is a M.P.S. candidate at nyu’s interactive telecommunications program (’19).

camilla padgitt-coles improvised this meditation for a higher frequency on a vibraphone at home in the summer of 2017. cars passing on a wet street outside. some little sounds here and there.

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pan y rosas release rerum novarum by la corporación!

amanda irarrazabal is a bassist, bass player, singer, improviser and composer originally from santiago, chile and currently based in buenos aires. in 2002 she started her musical career, exploring various genres (classical music, experimental, jazz, rock, tango and latin american music), she turned to free improvisation and original music as her primary musical vehicles.

cecilia lópez is a composer, musician and instrument builder from buenos aires. her work explores the boundaries between composition and improvisation, as well as the resonance properties of diverse materials through the creation of non-conventional sound devices. she studied composition with carmen baliero and gustavo ribicic. she holds an mfa from the milton avery graduate school of the arts, bard college ny and is an ma candidate at wesleyan university in composition (2016).

cecilia quinteros is a self-taught, improvising cellist from buenos aires. since 2007 she has co-created many experimental music projects in argentina and worked with theatre, visual artists, contemporary and butoh dancers. in 2013 she was invited by the danish record labels ilk and barefoot records to perform several concerts at the copenhagen and aarhus jazz festivals. her current projects include ruido², YAS, rhabdoviridae, eriza, la corporación, HAITI, and a dúo w/ alex elgier.

rerum novarum consists of five pieces that were recorded live on august 24, 2017, in buenos aires. a freely improvised meeting of synthesizer, bass and cello. melting conversations. rumbling pulse. pulsing rumbles.

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pan y rosas release luna anfibia by lucía chamorro!

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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kind words for ideas and techniques by lucie vitková!

Het ons nog vrij onbekende Pan Y Rosas netlabel uit Chicago herbergt een groot aantal internationale artiesten en telt inmiddels al meer dan honderd releases die uiteenlopen van experimentele, noise, improvisatie tot weirdo rock. En het mooie is; alle releases zijn gratis te downloaden. Onze interesse en honger is meer dan gewekt. Lees ook hun politieke manifest op de website, straffe toebak die er niet om liegt. ‘Ideas And Techniques’ is het werk van de Tsjechische componiste Lucie Vítková die zich volledig toelegt op de accordeon. Verwacht geen walsjes of melodieën maar een zeer experimentele benadering die de boventoon voert. Door haar minimalistische speelwijze van de accordeon is het onmogelijk om niet de vergelijking met Pauline Oliveros te maken, die toch zeker haar inspiratie geweest moet zijn. Elke compositie heeft een te volgen thema in pure, geconcentreerde vorm zodat het natuurlijke gedrag de muzikale structuur bepaalt. ‘High’ bestaat uit boventonen van de hoogste noten en haar gefluit, terwijl ‘Air’ luchtstromen laat horen uit elke hoek van het instrument. In ‘With Voice’ zijn de boventonen en haar stem de leidraad en ‘Microtonal’ is nog de meest melodieuze compositie van alles. Wapenfeit; zet ‘Ultrahigh’ zo luid mogelijk en u zult de honden uit de hele buurt martelen, laat staan kinderen. ‘Silent’ heeft geen geheimen en ‘Low’ is een luchtdrone van de allerlaagste tonen. Het is meer meditatie dan muziek, maar ook dat is geluidskunst in haar primairste vorm om de oren bij te spitsen.

Source: Ideas And Techniques | Gonzo (circus) | Muziek.Kunst.Meer.