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Field Recordings


 
Alebeek, Rinus van: plays Luc Ferrari Cycles des Souvenirs Alebeek, Rinus van:
plays Luc Ferrari Cycles des Souvenirs

(Bolt -- Poland )

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Rinus van Alebeek plays a CD copy of the late composer Luc Ferrari's "Cycles Des Souvenirs" in Luc Ferrari's house, while his widow Brunhild Ferrari reads the liner notes and Van Alebeek makes recording inside the house and its surroundings.

Alexis, Roldolphe / Stephane Rives: Winds Doors Poplars Alexis, Roldolphe / Stephane Rives:
Winds Doors Poplars

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Rodolphe Alexis composed these works from a diverse set of recordings of trains, factories and other potent sounds, pairing them with recordings from saxophonist Stephane Rives using extended and unusual techniques, yielding these inventive and irrepressible sound works.

Bete Tete: Ji Mo De Bete Tete:
Ji Mo De

(escape from dude mountain -- USA )

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Bete Tete's first album, "Ji Mo De" was recorded in Jiangxi, Ganzhou, China during the winter of 2006, designed as a play on verbal structure developed in mandarin.

Bogan Ghost (Allbee / Caddy): Zerfall Bogan Ghost (Allbee / Caddy):
Zerfall

(Relative Pitch -- USA )

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The duo of Liz Allbee on trumpet and Anthea Caddy on cello in beautifully paced, mysterious improvisations using a minimal approach of extended and often disconcerting techniques augmented with subtle electroacoustic touches.

Buttner, Gregory: Pochen Buttner, Gregory:
Pochen

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Composer Gregory Buttner captured recordings from the 19th century French Performance Arts Forum in St. Erme, Picardy in 2011, using the house as a sound generator, resonant space and instrument, organizing the recordings into this excursive and exploratory composition.

Cascone, Kim: Dagger and Guitar Cascone, Kim:
Dagger and Guitar

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Using field recordings collected around the world, Kim Cascone has constructed a CD which is neither an exploration of inner space nor a meditation on hearing.

Chrysakis / Matthews / Bernal-Villegas: ENANTIO_DROMIA Chrysakis / Matthews / Bernal-Villegas:
ENANTIO_DROMIA

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Combining sound-synthesis with field recordings and percussion these three improvisers create electroacoustic environments from intricate tranquility to howling furies.

Chrysakis, Thanos: A Scar In The Air Chrysakis, Thanos:
A Scar In The Air

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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A continuation of Chrysakis' "inscapes" series, compositions based on the structural and aesthetic capacity of sonic matter using field-recordings, synthesized & acoustic sounds.

Chrysakis, Thanos: Subterranean Sky Chrysakis, Thanos:
Subterranean Sky

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Aural Terrains label leader and electronic composer Thanos Chrysakis in a work in five movements based on field recordings, synthesized, and acoustic instrumental sounds.

Cordier, Eric: Osorezan (Selected Field Recording 1993 - 2006) Cordier, Eric:
Osorezan (Selected Field Recording 1993 - 2006)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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From an exploration of volcanoes in Japan to the ambience of a nap in France, composer Eric Cordier organizes field recordings made in his travels to create exotic and engaging audio environments that transport the listener.

Degrassi, Franco: rage Degrassi, Franco:
rage

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Acousmatic work from electronic composer Degrassi: two serial pieces using algorithmic software, an elabration of recorded sounds, and an improvisation using real-time synthesizers.

Distel, Herbert: Travelogue Distel, Herbert:
Travelogue

(Hatology -- Switzerland )

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An electroacoustic composition from Herbert Distel, a "Travelogue" of field recordings organized into two long works that present hallucinatory sound with an illusive rhythmic component, structured into a long journey with a departure, journey and arrival.

Jerman, Jeph: Grey (w/ detail) Jerman, Jeph:
Grey (w/ detail)

(AARC -- USA )

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Electroacoustic works constructed from field recordings of New York City and Oaxaca, Mexico, which Jerman then processed in subtle ways.

Jones, JC: Myelination Jones, JC:
Myelination

(Kadima -- Israel )

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Bassist J.C. Jones brings together science & music, enabling an evocative window into the illness MS by making the vibrations of myelin protein audible, over which Jones, Yoni Silver, Harold Rubin, Airel Shibolet, &c. improvise.

Kahn, Jason: Noema [VINYL 2 LPs] Kahn, Jason:
Noema [VINYL 2 LPs]

(Editions -- Switzerland )

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Exploring Kyoto through a series of 37 compositions organized from field recordings of everyday sound in the city made during Jason Kahn's 3 month stay in 2012, creating unique audio memories evoking and commenting on the structure of Kyoto's social spaces.

KGB: Noise Forest [AUDIO DVD] KGB:
Noise Forest [AUDIO DVD]

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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KGB (Dougherty/Hennebohl/Cascone) in audio environments fromm 2 day-long performances in Berlin using a mix of found objects, constructions, machines, contact mics & traditional instruments.

La Casa, Eric / Cedric Peyronnet: Zones Portuaires [2 CDs] La Casa, Eric / Cedric Peyronnet:
Zones Portuaires [2 CDs]

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Site specific recordings made for two live performances in Le Havre and Liege (2010) by sound artists Eric La Casa and Cedric Peyronnet, one disc each of sound sculpted from the same field recordings, but with vastly different results.

Lutnahimat: Erosions Lutnahimat:
Erosions

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Lutnahimat is the London-based project of composer/sound sculptor Ian S. in a work mixing electronic self-built instruments with sound samples recorded in India and Cameroon.

Mirra, Helen / Ernst Karel: A Map Of Parallels 41-N And 49-N At A Scale Of Ten Seconds To One Degree Mirra, Helen / Ernst Karel:
A Map Of Parallels 41-N And 49-N At A Scale Of Ten Seconds To One Degree

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )

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A map of the latitudes delineating the geographical area where the European - North American history of deforestation and resforestation has played out, in a work of guitar and field effects from Portugese artist Helen Mirra and sound artist Ernst Karel.

Mirt: Khmer & Siam Recordings Mirt:
Khmer & Siam Recordings

(SAAMLENG -- Poland )

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Blending field recordings of temples, rain, bells, cicadas, radios, and other regional sounds from Khmer & Siam with native music to create a rich audioscape of those exotic lands, both mysterious and liltingly melodic on a beautiful journey in sound.

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa : Anatomy of Inner Place Monteiro, Alfredo Costa :
Anatomy of Inner Place

(Monotype -- Poland )

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Organized sound compositions using recordings from Monteiro's home environment, compositing acoustic sound without adding electronic effects processing.

Murayama, Seijiro / Eric La Casa: Paris: Public Spaces Murayama, Seijiro / Eric La Casa:
Paris: Public Spaces

(Ftarri/Swarming -- France )

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Twelve recordings constructed from 2012 field recordings of public locations in Paris by Eric La Casa and Seijiro Murayama, including subway stations, parks, open gardens, tunnels and fountains; a fascinating portrait of communal sound in this great city.

Murmer: Framework 1-4 [2 CDs] Murmer:
Framework 1-4 [2 CDs]

(Herbal International -- USA )

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Patrick McGinley (Murmer) in a series of bold experiments with untreated field recordings, exploring notions of musicality within the structures of found sound, written partially as a reaction against the idea of documentary or objective presentation of found sound.

Newton, Jamie: Tone Wheel Newton, Jamie:
Tone Wheel

(3acreTract(s) -- USA )

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Tonewheel organ meditations along with feedback and sound forms using processed guitar, keyboards and field recordings from sound artist Jamie Newton, 2 slowly evolving tonal works sandwiching three more turbulent pieces in a journey of drone, noise and reflection.

Pisaro, Michael / Greg Stuart: Hearing Metal 2 Pisaro, Michael / Greg Stuart:
Hearing Metal 2

(Gravity Wave -- USA )

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The second part of composer Michael Pisaro's "Hearing Metal" series, Pisaro performing on field recordings, radio, guitar, sine tones, with Greg Stuart performing on a diverse set of percussive instruments.

Remote Viewers, The: To The North Remote Viewers, The:
To The North

(Remote Viewers -- Great Britain )

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Dave Petts' Remote Viewers, now a septet of 4 saxophonists, marimba, bassist John Edwards and drummer Mark Sanders, in 7 pieces blending rock and improvisational aesthetics in seductive ways.

Rodrigues / Davidson / Matthews: erosions Rodrigues / Davidson / Matthews:
erosions

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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The trio of violist and label leader Ernesto Rodrigues with acoustic guitarist Neil Davidson and sythn/field recording artist Wade Matthews in erosive, sinister and engrossing improv.

Sinha, Debashis: Quell Sinha, Debashis:
Quell

(Eema Records -- Canada )

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"Quell" is an aural sound journey, using music and field recordings to investigate and present a deeply emotional exploration of Sinha's second home: India.

Somnaphon: Sarasota Somnaphon:
Sarasota

(ACK Recordings -- USA )

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Somnaphon's dark sound work, the 2nd part of a trilogy made from broken clips of melody, clanging metal and found sounds, composed from disturbances in an active haunted house.

Sontag Shogun: LTFI EP [VINYL 10-inch EP] Sontag Shogun:
LTFI EP [VINYL 10-inch EP]

(Palaver Press -- USA )

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Sontag Shogun is the trio of pianist Ian Temple and sound artists Jesse Perlstein and Jeremy Young, setting the piano against intricately designed sonic textures and cut-ups of choral voice and acoustic guitar, as well as processed field recordings, here in a 10" 4 track EP.

Suzuki, Akio: NA-GI 1997 Suzuki, Akio:
NA-GI 1997

(Edition Rz -- Germany )

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Sound and installation pioneer Akio Suzuki in a work based on field recordings from the bay and caves of Takano, Tango-cho in the northern-most coast of Kyoto, Japan.

Szilard: Spokes Szilard:
Spokes

(Palaver Press -- USA )

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Jeremy Young, aka Szilard, in his debut full-length release as a solo performer on guitar and sine waves, with texts from Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs Du Mal" (1857) read by Aki Onda, Ella Joyce Buckley, Liam Singer and Catherine Metayer.

Thieke, Michael Unununium: Nachtlieder Thieke, Michael Unununium:
Nachtlieder

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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A diverse and fascinating release from clarinetist Michael Thieke, also on zither and providing field recordings, with guitarist Martin Siewert, accordionist Luca Venitucci, and two bassists--Christian Weber & Derek Shirley, and two drummers--Steve Heather and Eric Schaefer.

Tierce #2: Caisson Tierce #2:
Caisson

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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A 2nd outing for this electronics-based trio using field recordings, zithers, turntables, amplified knitting machine, &c.; a 60 minute improvisation recorded in concert in Hull in November 2010.

Warburton, Dan: Profession Reporter Warburton, Dan:
Profession Reporter

(Aural Terrains -- Greece/UK )

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Warburton's latest in his Walk Series, using field recordings from Morocco to study the fragile barriers between composition, improvisation, natural, and man-made sound.

SQID (Castello / Stangl / de Vega / Faravelli): SQID [2 CDs] SQID (Castello / Stangl / de Vega / Faravelli):
SQID [2 CDs]

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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An international quartet of electroacoustic improvisers, SQID (Angelica Castello, Mario de Vega, Attila Faravelli and Burkhard Stangl) formed in 2011, using field recordings of sound instruments and objects which they use in live performance to make remarkable audio environments.

Battikha, Philippe: Invisible Backgrounds Battikha, Philippe:
Invisible Backgrounds

(Samizdat -- USA )

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A beautiful solo album from Montreal/Brooklyn trumpeter Philippe Battikha, who also developed the field recordings over which he plays, joined on two tracks by double bassist Johan Fortune, in a melancholy and haunting album of emotionally rich soundscapes.

Phillips, Dave / Hiroshi Hasegawa: Insect Apocalypse Phillips, Dave / Hiroshi Hasegawa:
Insect Apocalypse

(Monotype -- Poland )

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A duo from Dave Phillips and Hirsohi Hasegawa, where Phillips' field recordings are filtered and effected by Hasegawa, creating an intense mixture of apocalyptic insect environments and inexplicable sound, slowly unfolding and captivating at high volume.

Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani: Cardinal Cosottini / Melani / Miano / Pisani:
Cardinal

(Impressus Records -- USA )

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The quartet of Cosottini, Melano, Pisani, Miano (EAQuartet Electroacoustic) in compositions referring to the 4 cardinal map points using graphic scores, games, open readings, &c.

Dixon Orchestra, Bill: 17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur Dixon Orchestra, Bill:
17 Musicians In Search of a Sound: Darfur

(Aum Fidelity -- USA )

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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Bill Dixon in a 17 piece orchestra playing original compositions live at the 12th Vision Festival in New York City.

Snow / Licht / Onda: Five A's, Two C's, One D, One E, Two H's, Three I's... Snow / Licht / Onda:
Five A's, Two C's, One D, One E, Two H's, Three I's...

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )

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New Yorkers Snow, Licht and Onda in their 2007 Victoriaville performance, an improvised set using sound from sparse to dense with mutated field recordings, synth, radio, &c.

Robert, Jocelyn: The Maze Robert, Jocelyn:
The Maze

(Fragment Factory -- Germany )

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Electroacoustic composer Jocelyn Robert creates a field recording audio map of locations he's traveled to, to which he applys audio techniques equivalent to a geographer's scaling, removing, enhancing, and adding to a map, in the process creating a journey and a story.

Kwang, Goh Lee: Draw Sound [3-inch CD + BOOK] Kwang, Goh Lee:
Draw Sound [3-inch CD + BOOK]

(Herbal International -- Germany )

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An unusual release of drawings and coins - 98 tracks in 8 1/2 minutes, where each track is the sound of one or more coins dropping by the hand of sound artist Goh Lee Kwang, plus one track from Woody Sullender; the book has pencil drawings apparently inspired by the sound.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc: LAC (Lake) Guionnet, Jean-Luc:
LAC (Lake)

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Jean-Luc Guionnet creates a portrayal of Lake Annecy near his home as described through its geographical location, and heard in a series of snapshot field recording compositions that describe the environment, fauna, people and civilization that abound around it.

La Casa, Eric / Cedric Peyronnet: La Creuse La Casa, Eric / Cedric Peyronnet:
La Creuse

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Eric La Casa and Cedric Peyronnet collected sounds in a triangular area in the north of the Creuse departement, France, giving the landscape a sonic corporeality by each initiating a sound work based on a specific site, which the other composer expanded upon.

Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams: We Who Had Left Bosetti, Alessandro / Chris Abrahams:
We Who Had Left

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Necks pianist Chris Abrahams teams up with electronic artist and sound poet Alessandro Bosetti for 6 introspective and mysterious tracks that mix Necks-like playing with ambient electronics and curious monologs, plus one waltz.

Snik: Metasediment Rock [VINYL] Snik:
Metasediment Rock [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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SNIK IS led by trombonist Kristoffer Kompen and bassist Ole Morten Vagan, who provide the compositions for their quartet with saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts and drummer Erik Nylander, in an album that ranges from meditative free playing to hard swinging bop oriented jazz.

La Casa, Eric with Jean-Luc Guionne: Soundtracks La Casa, Eric with Jean-Luc Guionne:
Soundtracks

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Three soundtracks to movies from sound artist Eric La Casa, developed for directors Luke Fowler, Christian Jaccard and Marie-Christine Navarro, organizing sounds from field recordings, with Navarro's soundtrack complemented by organ recordings from Jean-Luc Guionnet.

Kay, Martin: Courtyards Kay, Martin:
Courtyards

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Sound artist Martin Kay focuses on the intimate and visceral symphony of domestic activity reverberating throughout a variety of shared courtyard spaces in Paris, using field recordings from various locations to examine their distinct acoustic characteristics.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa + Philip Samartzis: Stray Shafts of Sunlight Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa + Philip Samartzis:
Stray Shafts of Sunlight

(Swarming -- France )

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Using extended saxophone (Guionnet), microphones, prepared recordings & laptop (La Casa) and electronics, field recordings & laptop (Samartzis) this release comprises various live recordings made in 2007 while on tour in France, Germany and Italy.

My Fun: Sonorine My Fun:
Sonorine

(The Land Of -- USA )

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Unami, Taku / Devin DiSanto: Taku Unami / Devin DiSanto Unami, Taku / Devin DiSanto:
Taku Unami / Devin DiSanto

(erstwhile -- USA )

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A live performance at Fridman Gallery in New York City as part of erstwhile's AMPLIFY 2015 festival from sound artists Taku Unami & Devin DiSanto, using electronics, concrete sounds, and spoken word to create diverse active environments of narratives and pure sound.

Farmer, Patrick : Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT] Farmer, Patrick :
Wild Horses Think Of Nothing Else The Sea - Tape Readings [2 CASSETTES + TEXT]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

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During 2012 Patrick Farmer walked half of the Welsh Coast, writing a series of observations, which on this release are read in environmental settings by Antoine Beuger, Jeph Jerman, Bruno Guastalla, Sally Ann McIntyre, Holly Pester, Daniela Cascella, & Michael Pisaro.

Suzuki, Akio / Lawrence English: Boombana Echoes Fan  [CD + PRINTS] Suzuki, Akio / Lawrence English:
Boombana Echoes Fan [CD + PRINTS]

(Winds Measure -- USA )

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Experimental sound performer Lawrence English on drums, electronics and field recordings joins forces with Akio Suzuki on the amazing analapos instrument (see video) for three tracks of unusual and alien sound, punctuated with strange references and percussive devices.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa: Reflected Waves [60 pages 21x25 cm + DVD video 1h48mn] Guionnet, Jean-Luc + Eric La Casa:
Reflected Waves [60 pages 21x25 cm + DVD video 1h48mn]

(Passage d'encres -- France )

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Eric La Casa and Jean Luc Guionnet recorded this conceptual work in Melbourne, Australia, combining different scales of time, space, & attention, with different working strategies to create a gallery installation, and this book & DVD package exploring the acoustic phenomenon of "standing waves" to engage with the physical relationship between sound and space.

Matthews / Rives: arethusa Matthews / Rives:
arethusa

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Saxophonist Rives with Wade Matthews on software synthesis and manipulated field recordings in a piece inspired by the story of Arethusa, a servant of the Greek goddess Artemis.

Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn: Ljubljana [VINYL] Mats Gustafsson / Craig Taborn:
Ljubljana [VINYL]

(Clean Feed -- Portugal )

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Celebrating the 400th release of Clean Feed Records, Swedish free jazz phenomenon, saxophonist Mats Gustafsson meets with NY jazz pianist Craig Taborn for an unlikely yet highly satisfying encounter that pushes each improviser into unfamiliar, edge-of-their seats, territory.

Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Eric La Casa / Philip Samartzis: Soleil d'Artifice Guionnet, Jean-Luc / Eric La Casa / Philip Samartzis:
Soleil d'Artifice

(Swarming -- France )

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The first 2009 release for French The Swarming label is the trio of saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet, and electronic artists Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis, using unusual procedures and investigations to create impressive and dynamic sonic journeys.

Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos: Cyclic Symmetry Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos:
Cyclic Symmetry

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Recorded in the studio in 2017, "Cyclic Symmetry" presents an electroacoustic trio of Ernesto Rodrigues on viola, Guilherme Rodrigues on cello, and CS mainstay Carlos Santos on field recordings, in a minimal work suggested to be heard on infinite loop, contrasting deep silence with sections accenting the slow, interwining harmonics of both Rodrigues' string work.

Good, Kevin : Listen Good, Kevin :
Listen

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )

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Kevin Good organized this composition from four field recordings collected near Avon, CT, isolating sounds that he found interesting and then attempting to recreate them on other instruments, finally adding the human voice sparsely utilized throughout the piece, all to promote the idea of listeners actively paying attention to the sounds of their environment.

Matthews, Wade / Abdul Moimeme: Lisbon - 10 Sound Portraits Matthews, Wade / Abdul Moimeme:
Lisbon - 10 Sound Portraits

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Fraufraulein: Heavy Objects [CASSETTE] Fraufraulein:
Heavy Objects [CASSETTE]

(Marginal Frequency -- USA )

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The duo of Brooklyn electronics, field recording, bass guitar and french horn artists Billy Gomberg and Anne Guthrie, using musical and abstract sounds to create something between the concrete textures of field recording and spontaneous composition, presenting restrained yet detailed sound that engages the listener through transition and mystery.

Battus / Gauguet / La Casa: Chantier 4 Battus / Gauguet / La Casa:
Chantier 4

(Swarming -- France )

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Using the building site of the Paris Philharmonie as their source location and inspiration, the trio of Pascal Battus using found objects, Bertrand Gauget on saxophone, and Eric La Casa on microphones, improvise and record the background sounds, machines, and environmental influences, using those recordings to create these three fascinating compositions.

Jun, Yan / Jason Kahn: None Of Us Jun, Yan / Jason Kahn:
None Of Us

(Herbal International -- Malaysia )

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Five recordings from the duo of Jason Kahn and Yan Jun, recording ostensibly on voice, though all recordings from their rehearsals and live performances were muted, deleted, or suffered technical issues, so what remains are the extraneous sound of the rooms and concert spaces, alone or layered, the final piece layering incidental sounds from 5 concerts.

Kahn, Jason : Voice and Sky [BOOK + CD] Kahn, Jason :
Voice and Sky [BOOK + CD]

(Editions -- Switzerland )

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Sound experimenter and electroacoustic organizer Jason Kahn revisits previous works and expands on them with the book and CD release, with an essay on his approach towards public space interventions and text / sound installations, a track listing, photographs from the locations of his field recordings, and texts and prose poems to accompany the listener.

Hawkins, Chester: Magnetisk Nord Hawkins, Chester:
Magnetisk Nord

(Intangible Arts -- USA )

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Chester Hawkins' curiosity for Denmark resulted in his renting an apartment in central Kobenhavn, bringing along his electronically modified lapsteel guitar, wind and reed instruments, tabletop noise-boxes, mobile synthesizer apps and a shortwave radio, which he joined with field recordings from the capital region, creating this magnificent loveletter to Denmark.

Castello, Angelica / Jerome Noetinger: Disturbio Castello, Angelica / Jerome Noetinger:
Disturbio

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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A study on vibrating surfaces in an album of active environments in the debut album from the duo of Angelica Castello and Jerome Noetinger, both using tapes, samples, loops, radios and electronics, with Noetinger on revox and Castello on Paetzold flute, presenting seven staggering and awe-inspiring works, each wild canvases of sound from atmospheric to tectonic.

Noetinger, Jerome & SEC_: La Cave Des Etendards Noetinger, Jerome & SEC_:
La Cave Des Etendards

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Titled from the two venues where these concerts were recorded, the duo of Jerome Noetinger and Mimmo Napolitano both use revox reel to reel recorders, plus feedback systems, laptop and other electroacoustic devices to create strange and gripping aural narratives built of abstract elements yet creating deceptively concrete, compelling stories; exceptional.

Onodera, Yui / Stephen Vitiello: Quiver Onodera, Yui / Stephen Vitiello:
Quiver

(Mikroton Recordings -- Russia )

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Tokyo-based electronic composer Yui Onondera (critical-path) and New York experimenter Stephen Vitiello use a variety of sound sources--electric violin, electric & acoustic guitars, field recordings, found objects, modular synthesizer, toy piano, &c--to create a set of 8 "Quivers" from trembling agitation to exquisite atmospheric repositories of sound.

Sanna, Paolo: Fluorite Sanna, Paolo:
Fluorite

(Creative Sources -- Portugal )

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Dedicating his album to Paul Burwell and Z'ev, Spanish percussionist Paolo Sanna demonstrates his many years of research in sound, silence, noise, experimentation, musical research and deconstruction through standard percussive devices and found objects, giving his playing a distinctive and personal palette which he plays with superb technique and timing.

Jang, Alex : Momentary Encounters Jang, Alex :
Momentary Encounters

(Another Timbre -- UK )

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Four fragile and mostly minimal works by Victoria-based composer Alex Jang, performed by the Apartment House ensemble, with solo pieces by Heather Roche on clarinet + field recordings, one with Cristian Alvear on guitar, an acoustic quintet, and "any three players" designed for any mix of instrumentation, here on melodica, vibraphone & cello.

Earth Tongues (Moffett / Peck / Costa): Ohio [2 CDs] Earth Tongues (Moffett / Peck / Costa):
Ohio [2 CDs]

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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The second album from this NY trio, titled for the state it was recorded in, as the trio of Joe Moffett (trumpet) and Dan Peck (tuba), both playing cassette players, and percussionist Carlo Costa, slowly develop this long-form 2-part work from minimal interactions of objects, extended techniques, and abstract recordings, building to a tightly controlled ferocity.

Ali, Sean : My Tongue Crumbles After Ali, Sean :
My Tongue Crumbles After

(Neither/Nor Records -- USA )

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New York bassist Sean Ali demonstrates his astonishing bass technique and creative momentum in a solo album, accompanied at times by collages assembled from field and voice recordings, creating unusual sonic backdrops against which his powerful playing, preparations, bowing and other extended techniques reveal an optimistic and unusual creative intent.

Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto: Everyone Needs A Plan Revert, Matthew / Vanessa Rossetto:
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(erstwhile -- USA )

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The second collaboration between sound artist Vanessa Rossetto and writer and sound artist Matthew Revert is a monumental work that studies the evolution of communication through fragments of spoken words, and a rich tapestry of sound from acoustic and electronic instruments, field recordings, and perplexing and dramatic sources of sound.

Frey, Jurg : 120 Pieces of Sound Frey, Jurg :
120 Pieces of Sound

(elsewhere -- USA )

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Two distinct works by Swiss composer and bass clarinetist Jurg Frey: the 1st, recorded in Connecticut, a quintet composition from 2009 for bass clarinet, cello, violin, keyboard and electric guitar, Frey's harmonies creating an open instrumentation for the clarinet and cello; the second a 1997 composition for multitimbral field recordings and bass clarinet.

 

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