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Organized Sound, Musique Concrete, Sampling, Plunderphonics


 
Suter, Sheldon: Berceuses & Nocturnes <i>[Used Item]</i>
Suter, Sheldon:
Berceuses & Nocturnes [Used Item]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $8.00    




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Percussionist Sheldon Suter steps out from groups including Musique Brute, Big Bold Back Bone, Marco von Orelli 6 or Jurg Wickihalder Orchestra for a seductive album of solo percussion, using zithers, portable turntables, a shruti box and harmonica in immersive works intermixing six pulsing and serene lullabies with five ominous nocturnal environments.

Cammisa, Edoardo: io_u,E <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cammisa, Edoardo:
io_u,E [Used Item]

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $6.00    




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Understated and enigmatic, the work of Northern Italian sound artist Edoardo Cammisa, aka Banished Pills, presents a very short work on decay, and then two expanded sound works composed from synthesisers, spring reverb, microphones, field recordings, no-input mixing, organ & sampler; the environments are murky but with movement, and engaging in their dark evening ambiance.

Midnight Only (RJ Myato / Jabe Ledoux): Midnight Only
Midnight Only (RJ Myato / Jabe Ledoux):
Midnight Only

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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An album of dense electronics, drums and gongs from Vermont drummer and experimenter Jabe Ledoux, aka Jo Bled, and Pittsburgh noise artist RJ Myato, co-founder of NNN Coalition and curator of Enforced Existence label, in three works from assertive jumbles of sound, to buzzy drones with muted percussion and ending with an ocean of blurred and swooping harmonics.

Chefkirk: Giant Size
Chefkirk:
Giant Size

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Eight distinctive works for electronics and sound from the alter ego of Roger H. Smith, using noise, percussive elements and unusual synthetics, layered around static and arpeggiated rhythms and punctuated with strange asides, the works run from 3:14 to 18:37 and were developed over a year and half; an excellent introduction to the sonic diversity Chefkirk revels in.

Zuydervelt, Rutger: Kites (music for a performance by Roshanak Morrowatian)
Zuydervelt, Rutger:
Kites (music for a performance by Roshanak Morrowatian)

(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


Price: $11.95    




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Music for a solo dance piece performed by Roshanak Morrowatian and composed by Netherland electronic artist Rutger Zuydervelt, the subject of the dance reflecting on the experience of young asylum seekers forced from their native countries to grow up somewhere unfamiliar, the music in seven parts weaving fragments of Iranian popular music into Zuydervelt's abstract electronics.

Directives: Glimmer
Directives:
Glimmer

(Aubjects -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A series of instrumental compositions from D. Petri (Dog Hallucination), structured as songs of a rhythmic nature using synths, samples, field recordings and effects, eight embraceable and upbeat work with layers of detail, influenced by Petri's love of explorative electronic music including YMO or Tom Ellard, or labels like Mille Plateau and Raster.

Olsson, Henrik / Aviva Endean: Split Series Vol. 2
Olsson, Henrik / Aviva Endean:
Split Series Vol. 2

(FRIM Records -- Sweden )


Price: $15.95    




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Part of the split series from Swedish label FRIM (Association For Free Improvised Music), this album presents the two solo concerts from an evening at Rönnells Antikvariat during the 2022 Sound of Stockholm festival, first from drummer Henrik Olsson performing on turntables & objects; then from Aviva Endean on clarinets, electronics, voice & plastic pipes.

Turba, Ruben / Minami Saeki: The Gift
Turba, Ruben / Minami Saeki:
The Gift

(Edition Wandelweiser Records -- Germany )


Price: $12.95    




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Thirteen realizations of sound artist Rubén Turba and violist Minami Saeki's concept for two musicians or more, where each performer chooses five sounds as a "gift" to one of the others, played up to three times during the realization before moving to the next sound; these recordings were made independently in Tokyo & Madrid and then combined without editing.

Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson: Live / Studio <i>[Used Item]</i>
Durrant, Phil / Daniel Thompson:
Live / Studio [Used Item]

(Bead -- UK )


Price: $10.00    




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The improvising string duo of stalwart London improvisers, Daniel Thompson on acoustic guitar and Phil Durrant on the octave mandola, are heard in two settings of texturally rich, intricate interactions, first at Cafe OTO in 2022 for an extended improvisation, then at Cable Street Studios two months later for six succint, impressively diverse dialogs.

Baron, Marc / Mark Vernon: post-chance
Baron, Marc / Mark Vernon:
post-chance

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Mailing unspooled 1/4" tape to each other along with a magnet to randomly erase part of each tape, Marc Baron & Mark Vernon captured these fragments and placed them into sequence based on the minute past the hour each was originally recorded, contrasting the degraded recordings with the original; an exacting but fascinating method of creating something unexpected and uniquely engaging.

Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton: Parking (Collection Paris)
Guionnet / La Casa / Samartzis / Warburton:
Parking (Collection Paris)

(Swarming -- Canada )


Price: $13.95    




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Two improvisations by saxophonist Jean-Luc Guionnet & violinist Dan Warburton recorded in Paris & Melbourne parking garages 14 years apart, registering the behavior and characteristics of environmental and instrumental sound within these unique spaces, edited by Eric La Casa and Philip Samartzis as a 4-channel master by synchronizing two sets of independent stereo recordings.

CHANGES TO blind: Volume Eight: Before Birth to Expiration
CHANGES TO blind:
Volume Eight: Before Birth to Expiration

(Squidco Records -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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The eighth album from the long-running CHANGES TO blind project of Phil Zampino, eight works drawing on compositions & improvisations, acoustic & synthetic instruments, field recordings & samples, with guests Levi Erik providing field recordings & voice and Wilmington, NC's 910 Noise Members of Carl Kruger, subterrene, John Bishop, Authorless and Ryan Lewis.

Gayle, Phillip: Mammoth Flower <i>[Used Item]</i>
Gayle, Phillip:
Mammoth Flower [Used Item]

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $9.00    




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A psychedelic set of recordings based around the guitar work of Philip Gayle, improvised, recorded, and layered into diverse experiments in sound and performed on banjo, bass, cello, door, guitars, mandolin, percussion, piano, toy piano, voice, ukulele and waterphone, with guests including saxophonist Shogo Ohshima and vocalists Shizka Ueda, Omusubisan and Fuuchan.

Cutler, Chris: Twice Around the Earth <i>[Used Item]</i>
Cutler, Chris:
Twice Around the Earth [Used Item]

(Recommended Records -- Great Britain )


Price: $9.00    




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Suter, Sheldon: Berceuses & Nocturnes [VINYL]
Suter, Sheldon:
Berceuses & Nocturnes [VINYL]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $22.95    




In Stock

Percussionist Sheldon Suter steps out from groups including Musique Brute, Big Bold Back Bone, Marco von Orelli 6 or Jurg Wickihalder Orchestra for a seductive album of solo percussion, using zithers, portable turntables, a shruti box and harmonica in immersive works intermixing six pulsing and serene lullabies with five ominous nocturnal environments.

Suter, Sheldon: Berceuses & Nocturnes
Suter, Sheldon:
Berceuses & Nocturnes

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




In Stock

Percussionist Sheldon Suter steps out from groups including Musique Brute, Big Bold Back Bone, Marco von Orelli 6 or Jurg Wickihalder Orchestra for a seductive album of solo percussion, using zithers, portable turntables, a shruti box and harmonica in immersive works intermixing six pulsing and serene lullabies with five ominous nocturnal environments.

L'eclipse Nue: Degradation Bliss [VINYL]
L'eclipse Nue:
Degradation Bliss [VINYL]

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $14.95    




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Daniel Sine, aka L'eclipse Nue, in his third releases on Love Earth Music and his first on vinyl, the title evoking the sense of joyful noise and ritual aspects to his work through eight pieces of divergent sonic experiments, recalling the work he participated in Japan through bands with Le Chien Nu and SHROUD OF VAPOUR.

Gayle, Phillip: Mammoth Flower
Gayle, Phillip:
Mammoth Flower

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A psychedelic set of recordings based around the guitar work of Philip Gayle, improvised, recorded, and layered into diverse experiments in sound and performed on banjo, bass, cello, door, guitars, mandolin, percussion, piano, toy piano, voice, ukulele and waterphone, with guests including saxophonist Shogo Ohshima and vocalists Shizka Ueda, Omusubisan and Fuuchan.

+DOG+: To Share Forever With You
+DOG+:
To Share Forever With You

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Love Earth Music label leader and sound artist Steve Davis' +DOG+ project is joined by a cast of noise and sound artists--Bobby Almon, Chuck Foster, Edward Giles, Jack Szymczak, LOB, Mackenzie Kourie, Ron Karlin--for a mix of rich sonic assaults, collage constructions and possibly some live captures, in an interesting and well-produced collection of diverse approaches to sound.

Extra: Spiral/Athletics
Extra:
Spiral/Athletics

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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The third album from the collaboration of sound artists Howard Seltzer, who typically works with consumer grade tape players, and Brian Grainger, head of the Milieu Music mailorder label, in an extended work of textural cassette sound, field recordings, drone music and modular synthesis, a journey through rich and well-controlled sound.

Modelbau: Inlets
Modelbau:
Inlets

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A journey through drone, abstract sound and concrete elements from Netherlands sound artists and writer Frans de Waard (Vital Weekly), mixed from recordings sessions in 2022 and sourced from small electronics, shortwave radio, aqueous recordings, iPad synths, Walkman and "whatever else", the work suggesting 11 movements through various textures and sonic environments.

Gintas K: Sound & Spaces #2
Gintas K:
Sound & Spaces #2

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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With albums on Creative Sources, Bolt and esc.rec., &c., Lithuanian sound artist working in the digital electronic realm Gintas K. releases a solo album of nine compositions for computer, midi keyboard & controller, using glitch, oddly punctuated rhythmic elements and alien sound sources for an oddly compelling album of slippery electronics and strange sonic environments.

Gate, The: Scum [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Gate, The:
Scum [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tubapede -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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A heavy and wild ride in the 9th album from New York's The Gate of composer and tuba player Dan Peck, bass player Tom Blancarte and percussionist Brian Osborne, concise pieces of heavy melodic elements, dark riffs and an ominous attitude, intersecting with plundered asides and anxious pauses, a strong addition to their discography and an engrossing collection of deep disturbance.

Lambkin, Graham / James Rushford: Gondolas [2 CDs]
Lambkin, Graham / James Rushford:
Gondolas [2 CDs]

(erstwhile -- USA )


Price: $20.95    




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The first collaboration between electroacoustic composers and performers, Graham Lambkin (The Shadow Ring) from Kent, England and Australian composer, improviser and concrète collagist James Rushford, the two developing a series of fascinatingly mysterious and detailed sound compositions that incorporate live playing; beautifully packaged.

Bacci, Chiara / Nicola Lancerotti: Settembre [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Bacci, Chiara / Nicola Lancerotti:
Settembre [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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Two mysteriously veiled electroacoustic improvisations recorded live at Maison des musiques, in Brussels, Belgium between performers Nicola Lancerotti, an Italian-born double bassist & sound artist, and sound artist Chiara Bacci, using glitch, veiled voices, synthetics and acousmatic sources, packaged in a sparkly green tinted cassette with download code.

Nakamura, Toshimaru / David Lee Myers: Elements
Nakamura, Toshimaru / David Lee Myers:
Elements

(Surface World -- USA )


Price: $6.50    




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Two like-minded electronic sound & feedback artists, David Lee Myers, aka Arcane Device from NYC and Toshimaru Nakamura from Japan, use feedback matrices & modular electronicsÊ(Myers) and No-input Mixing Board (Nakamura) in a remote collaboration of alien overlays, sonic extensions and disruptive digressions through 12 complex and varying compositions.

Monteiro, Alfredo Costa: Abstand
Monteiro, Alfredo Costa:
Abstand

(Hitorri -- Japan )


Price: $10.80    




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Contrasting motion and static notes, Portuguese sound artist living in Barcelona, Alfredo Costa Monteiro uses a combination of two wind instruments--accordion and melodica--and the harmonic differences between their natural textures to create beautiful ebbs and swells of consonance and dissonance, applying feedback tuned to one or the other instrument to create subtle beat frequencies.

Merce, Sergio: Traslasierra (expanded landscape)
Merce, Sergio:
Traslasierra (expanded landscape)

(Hitorri -- Japan )


Price: $10.80    




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A beautiful album of expanded landscapes performed on electronically modified Electronic Wind Instrument, field recordings, virtual instruments and synthesizer from Argentinian sound artist Sergio Merce, his characteristically patient pacing and use of space creating dramatic and beautiful sonic environments that hint at warm narratives in a seductive excursion.

Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Jon Irabagon / Zeena Parkins / Tom Rainey): Monochromes
Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Jon Irabagon / Zeena Parkins / Tom Rainey):
Monochromes

(Intakt -- Austria )


Price: $18.95    




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Saxophonist & composer Ingrid Laubrock's quartet with Jon Irabagon on sopranino sax, Zeena Parkins on electric harp and Tom Rainey on drums, in a work of conventional and graphic notation with text instructions, accompanied by fixed media tape pieces (monochromes), from Nate Wooley, Adam Matlock, Tom Rainey, and by JD Allen, David Breskin & Ingrid Laubrock manipulating Harry Bertoia sculptures.

Vehicule: Aubusson
Vehicule:
Aubusson

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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A diverse set of compositions spanning dreamlike aural landscapes, petite songs and assertive experiments of rich sound, in the fourth album from French sound artist Sylvain Milliot under the project name Véhicule, developed from improvised recordings that were then developed in the studio, each piece fitting together in a larger and aurally satisfying framework.

Myers, David Lee: Partikelrauschen <i>[Used Item]</i>
Myers, David Lee:
Partikelrauschen [Used Item]

(pulsewidth -- USA )


Price: $20.00    




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Referring to the music on this album from New York feedback and electronic pioneer David Lee Myers as "firmly rooted in the electronic music of the 1950s-1960s", over nine tracks we are taken on an otherworldly journey of detailed particulate electronic adventures, sometimes swooping, vertiginous, monstrous and unpredictable, each track captured live in Myer's Pulsewidth studio.

Dunston, Nick: Skultura [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Dunston, Nick:
Skultura [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Bassist & composer Nick Dunston's Berlin band Skultura creates a uniquely experimental and fascinatingly sculpted approach to free jazz through layers of sound and serious playing punctuated by voice and concrete elements, each piece keeping the listener in anticipation of what might happen next, eased into serious jazz grooves, then whisked away in new directions; not to be missed!

Sguera, Luca: Piano, Exploded <i>[Used Item]</i>
Sguera, Luca:
Piano, Exploded [Used Item]

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $9.00    




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Performing on both piano and bass drum, Italian improviser & composer Luca Sguera presents six works based around the physical sounds of the piano, traditional acoustic piano progressions and rhythmic arrangements fitting the development of each piece's sound, as much sound art as piano composition through sophisticated hybrids of acoustic and sonic environments.

Superposition (Todd A. Carter / Michael Hartman): Glaciers
Superposition (Todd A. Carter / Michael Hartman):
Glaciers

(Kettle Hole Records -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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Members of the Chicago free improvising, collaborative band TV Pow--Todd A. Carter and Michael Hartman--as a duo are Superposition, recording improvisations and composed improvisations primarily on piano, Rhodes, organ, and synthesizers, then mixing, adding and editing them into appealing tracks that merge electronics, jazz forms and soundscape.

Ronn, Christian / Bob Bellerue : Intoku Inversions  <i>[Used Item]</i>
Ronn, Christian / Bob Bellerue :
Intoku Inversions [Used Item]

(Anarchy Moon Recordings/Nishe -- USA )


Price: $8.00    




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Beautiful long-form drones and harmonic interactions develop and are then shaken up with sonic deformations and collisions, returning to beautiful environments and then reversed once again, from the duo of sonic explorers Bob Bellerue and Christian Ronn, recording in Copenhagen using organs, electronics, winds, and feedback to create these wonderfully alien domains.

McCormick, John Collins  : Healthy Alternative To Thinking [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
McCormick, John Collins :
Healthy Alternative To Thinking [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Eh? -- USA )


Price: $7.95    




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Two sound works from multimedia artist John Collins McCormick (Sky Thing) recorded using a multi-channel, portable sound system that employs up to 8 subwoofers in drum stands, amplifying low frequencies and rattling odds and ends he collected over the years, creating a rolling and controlled cacophony of quick rhythms and unusual asides from objects placed on the subwoofers.

Zuydervelt, Rutger: Kadans [3'' CD]
Zuydervelt, Rutger:
Kadans [3'' CD]

(Machinefabriek -- The Netherlands )


Price: $8.95    




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Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, returns to rhythmic electronic solo work with his fourth mini-CD release after Hinkelstap (2022), Tuimelval (2022) and Haast (2023), in this seven-part work Kadans (translating to "Cadence"), each track using a unique rhythmic foundation under warm electronics, plus a violin sample from collaborator Anne Bakker.

Machinefabriek w/ Monika Bugajny: Recytle
Machinefabriek w/ Monika Bugajny:
Recytle

(Machinefabriek -- The Netherlands )


Price: $9.95    




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After working with clarinetist Monika Bugajny on his + album, composer & electronic artist Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, joined again with Bugajny for a set of eight reconstructions of classical works from Debussy, Messiaen, Brahms, Stravinsky, &c., each reinterpreted work cleverly composed from Bugajny's recording of the original composition.

Chansons du Crepuscule (Helene Breschand / Elliott Sharp): L'Apres-Midi d'un Bot
Chansons du Crepuscule (Helene Breschand / Elliott Sharp):
L'Apres-Midi d'un Bot

(zOaR Records -- USA )


Price: $7.20    




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A collection of original songs recorded in NY & Paris from vocalist Hélène Breschand, also performing on acoustic and electric harp, in a duo with Elliott Sharp, who creates grooves and instrumental environments on guitar, analog synth, bass, toy piano and drum programming; unusually structured and richly detailed, from idiosyncratic to sensuous.

Growlers Choir: LIVE au FIMAV <i>[Used Item]</i>
Growlers Choir:
LIVE au FIMAV [Used Item]

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


Price: $11.00    




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PROMO HOLE PUNCHED THO BAR CODE

Kromeshna / Chefkirk: Surfaces
Kromeshna / Chefkirk:
Surfaces

(Besperech' -- Russia )


Price: $11.95    




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Mysterious sonic collaborations between Russian experimental electronic musician Vitaly Maklakov, who runs the Zaimka and Besperech' labels, and Oregon sound artist CHEFKIRK, merging field recordings and experiments with tape & synths to create five works of submerged sound amid enigmatic detail; mastered by Squidco's own Carl Kruger.

Chefkirk / Crank Sturgeon : Nice To Err With You (2 CDs)
Chefkirk / Crank Sturgeon :
Nice To Err With You (2 CDs)

(Love Earth Music -- USA )


Price: $13.95    




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Bringing together two aberrant sound artist--Chefkirk, aka Roger Smith, based in Oregon; and Crank Sturgeon, aka Matt Anderson currently based in Massachusetts--for two CDs of rhythmic mayhem layered and punctuated with electronics and mutilated sounds from objects & voice, with beats that feign steadiness but derail in amusing and embraceable ways; weird fun! Mastered by Squidco's own Carl Kruger.

Dead Mauriacs, The: Le Parc, rapport d'observations
Dead Mauriacs, The:
Le Parc, rapport d'observations

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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The mysterious French audio collective The Dead Mauriacs led by Olivier Prieur in a 3-part work of electroacoustic compositions sourced from field recordings made during time spent in Brussels, developing these works based on daily recordings of audio observations at cafes, parks, churches, plus manipulated objects and some parakeets in a park; truly inspired collage work.

Deli Kuvveti: In the Summer Dusk
Deli Kuvveti:
In the Summer Dusk

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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The title an excellent reflection of the work, Seattle-based, Turkish-born Deli Kuvveti developed these two works that flow into each other to create an absorbing impression of a serene summer evening with dark undertones, using a granular synthesis configuration that creates movement through textured sounds, creating two complex and highly detailed narratives.

Cammisa, Edoardo: io_u,E
Cammisa, Edoardo:
io_u,E

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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Understated and enigmatic, the work of Northern Italian sound artist Edoardo Cammisa, aka Banished Pills, presents a very short work on decay, and then two expanded sound works composed from synthesisers, spring reverb, microphones, field recordings, no-input mixing, organ & sampler; the environments are murky but with movement, and engaging in their dark evening ambiance.

Duplant, Bruno: Paysages Sans Age III
Duplant, Bruno:
Paysages Sans Age III

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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Two encompassing and tranquil works of sound from French composer Bruno Duplant, the album title translating to Ageless Landscapes as Duplant envisions two terrains through slow motion tones, piano and synthetics, evocatively described in an accompanying poem that conjures expansive fog, blurred trees, hawks slowly spiraling, a history in a hillside.

Coles, Dominic: Alphabets
Coles, Dominic:
Alphabets

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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A study of language through the repetition of fragmented sound, demonstrating how repetition brings alienation of meaning, Cole creating a synthetic alphabet within an unsignified musical context of electronic responses, repeated until the listener loses contact or reference to the original word; a challenging series of transformations rewarding to the engaged listener.

Hex and Doravideo: Multi
Hex and Doravideo:
Multi

(Wetware -- Denmark )


Price: $13.95    




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The core duo of Danish trance/noise artists, guitarist Lars Bech Pilgaard also on organelle & driftbox, and drummer Anders Bach, also on plumbutter (a drum and drama machine) join with Acid Mother's Temple modular synth wizard Ichiraku Yoshimitsu, aka Dora Video, for eight impressive works of free-form rhythm and sound, sonic collage with far-ranging influences.

AUTORHTYHM: Songs for the Nervous System
AUTORHTYHM:
Songs for the Nervous System

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $14.95    




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An investigation into the depths of the body's neurological frontier from Swedish electronic artist Joakim Forsgren, presenting a series of intuitive compositions drawing from the latest medical research on how light and sound at specific frequencies has a potential to affect bodily functions, using analog synthesizers to create retro-rhythmic environments of flowing sound.

Brasilia Laptop Orchestra: BSBL0rk: 10 yEars aLive
Brasilia Laptop Orchestra:
BSBL0rk: 10 yEars aLive

(Public Eyesore -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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For more than 10 years since its inception as a spin-off from founder and principal programmer Eufrasio Prates's doctorate research in 2012, the Brasilia Laptop Orquestra has become a regular institution on the Brasiliense experimental and electronic scene, the orchestra an ever-changing collaboration of musicians, heard in 11 recordings captured live between 2013-2020.

Vicente-Sandoval, Dafne / Lars Petter Hagen: Minos Circuit / Transfiguration 4 [VINYL]
Vicente-Sandoval, Dafne / Lars Petter Hagen:
Minos Circuit / Transfiguration 4 [VINYL]

(Portraits GRM -- France )


Price: $26.95    




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A split LP from two sound and electroacoustic artists: Paris bassoonist Dafne Vicente-Sandoval deconstructs the instrument itself using an electro-acoustic device that generates feedback, developing compositions from those explorations; and Norwegian Lars Petter Hagen revisits Richard Strauss's Metamorfosen through decay and fragmentation of its musical lines.

Polyorchard (Menestres / Bishop / Brice / Clancy / Grubbs / Eubank / &c): scree/n
Polyorchard (Menestres / Bishop / Brice / Clancy / Grubbs / Eubank / &c):
scree/n

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $9.95    




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Composed, constructed and mixed by bassist, improviser and composer David Menestres, this extended electroacoustic work features work from a tremendous set of performers: Jeb Bishop, Olie Brice, Sean Clancy, D. Edward Davis, Laurent Estoppey, Chris Eubank, David Grubbs, Michael Thomas Jackson, David Jordan, David Menestres, & Catherine Sikora.

Williams, Chris Quintet (w/ Patrick Shiroishi / Joshua White / Eric Revis / Guillermo Brown): Live [
Williams, Chris Quintet (w/ Patrick Shiroishi / Joshua White / Eric Revis / Guillermo Brown):
Live [CASSETTE]

(Astral Spirits -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Trumpeter Chris Williams in a limited white label cassette release of a post-processed/collaged live concert at Blue Whale in Los Angeles, 2018, performing on trumpet & electronics with a quintet of incredible free players: Patrick Shiroishi on saxophones & objects, Joshua White on piano, Eric Revis on acoustic bass & electronics and Guillermo Brown on drums & electronics.

La Casa, Eric: Barrieres Mobiles [CD + 40pg BOOKLET]
La Casa, Eric:
Barrieres Mobiles [CD + 40pg BOOKLET]

(Swarming -- France )


Price: $16.95    




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A series of sound impressions and an audio documentary of metal barriers placed at entrances to public buildings after the coordinated 2015 Paris attacks by ISIS; 29 compositions recorded and mixed between 2018-2023 by Eric La Casa, wondering what the barriers protected Parisians from, and answering the question of what Paris sounds like to the barriers themselves.

Sguera, Luca: Piano, Exploded
Sguera, Luca:
Piano, Exploded

(Shhpuma -- Portugal )


Price: $13.95    




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Performing on both piano and bass drum, Italian improviser & composer Luca Sguera presents six works based around the physical sounds of the piano, traditional acoustic piano progressions and rhythmic arrangements fitting the development of each piece's sound, as much sound art as piano composition through sophisticated hybrids of acoustic and sonic environments.

Samartzis, Philip: Atmospheres And Disturbances [CD + BOOK]
Samartzis, Philip:
Atmospheres And Disturbances [CD + BOOK]

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $23.95    




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A work of scientific sound from Australian sound artist Philip Samartzis, creating compositions based on field work from the High-Altitude Research Station at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, over four weeks deploying various recording devices and microphones in and around the station to capture anthropogenic & geophysical forces, allowing listeners to experience the ecology under stress.

Vales, David: Beta Vulgaris
Vales, David:
Beta Vulgaris

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


Price: $10.95    




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Working with sound and the relationship to food, crops, and the culinary identity of communities, Beta Vulgaris, (the latin name of the common beet) was composed by Bogota, Columbia born David Velez, a PhD graduate in Sound Art from the University of Huddersfield, who used these specific tones to stimulate the growth of beetroot in the garden of the Modern Art Museum in Medellin.

Myers, David Lee: Ceremonial Fires
Myers, David Lee:
Ceremonial Fires

(pulsewidth -- USA )


Price: $12.95    




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A journey through an uncharted jungle island from NY electronic composer David Lee Myers, aka Arcane Device, using field recordings in rhythmic environments with synthetic sounds buzzing and whirling around and electronic tones and textures rising and falling, composing detailed song structures that are embraceable and awe-inspiring at the same time.

Chrysakis, Thanos: Manifold Vista
Chrysakis, Thanos:
Manifold Vista

(Auf Abwegen -- Germany )


Price: $17.95    




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Aural Terrains label-leader, composer and sound artist Thanos Chrysakis presents six new pieces merging electronic composition with field recordings and other electro-acoustic sources, in five rich and beautifully paced works of a diverse nature, evolving a consistent sound world where each piece draws the listener into the composer's detailed and engaging concepts.

Machinefabriek : +
Machinefabriek :
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(Machinefabriek -- Netherlands )


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Trying to strike a balance between composition and the challenges of being a young parent, Rutger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, created a series of short tracks that could be developed quickly with invited collaborators, a concept that worked so well that in little time he found 52 enthusiastic and diverse musicians to develop the expanse of this impressive collection.

Cutler, Chris: It Makes Sense To Me [2 CDs]
Cutler, Chris:
It Makes Sense To Me [2 CDs]

(ReR Megacorp -- UK )


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An excellent 50 year overview of the work of drummer & composer Chris Cutler, best known for his work with Henry Cow and his label ReR Megacorp, but also heard here in groupings including Art Bears, Cassiber, News From Babel, Aqsak Mabou, Duck and Cover, Peter Blegvad, Rene Lussier, The Work, Pere Ubu, The (ec) Nudes, Domestic Stories, Cutler/Frith, Cutler/Parkins, &c.

Growlers Choir: LIVE au FIMAV
Growlers Choir:
LIVE au FIMAV

(Les Disques Victo -- Canada )


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A unique concert even by the standards of Victoriaville from The Growlers, a vocal ensemble who interpret heavy metal, known for their epic work "Hate.Machine" and "The Dayking" with participation from poet Fortner Anderson, performed here along with a comprovisation backed by an electronic track originated from electric guitar recordings.

Belorukov, Ilia: Someone Has Always Come
Belorukov, Ilia:
Someone Has Always Come

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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The third in Ilia Belorukov's series of electroacoustic compositions on Spina!Rec and Moving Furniture, here in a set of four compositions, each presenting detailed layers of acoustic and electronic instrumentation and field recordings captured throughout Europe and Russia, carefully placed over heavily laden synthetic drones that guide the motion of each piece.

Zenial: Lancelot's Delusions
Zenial:
Lancelot's Delusions

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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The music project of Polish sound explorer Lukasz Szaankiewicz is Zenial, merging minimal ambient and micro-sounds with field recordings and a sense of skewed motion, creating long-form virtual journeys through strange environments, or in rich textures of a dark night accompanied by slowly moving tones, his years of experience heard through exceptional sonic qualities.

Duplant, Bruno: Le Jour D'apres
Duplant, Bruno:
Le Jour D'apres

(Sublime Retreat -- Poland )


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A dark journey into a nocturnal world of synthetic tones and urban environments, emerging from footsteps and impressions of the passing world imbued through vaporous and skewed progressions, like moonlight piercing through a veil, from French composer and electroacoustic artist Bruno Duplant in an extended work dedicated to Belgian pianist Guy Vandromme.

Odd Person: Myths of the Crystal Plateau [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Odd Person:
Myths of the Crystal Plateau [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Nonlocal Research -- Chile )


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A mesmerizing album of rich percussion and synthetic sound floors from Odd Person, aka August Treager (Bicephalic, Somnaphon), in seven trance-like compositions based around grooves that slowly evolve in character while accompanied by haunting asides of ghostly melodic figures, casting a decidedly world music flavor to original music that transcends location.

Marchetti, Lionel & Decibel New Music Ensemble: Inland Lake (le lac interieur)
Marchetti, Lionel & Decibel New Music Ensemble:
Inland Lake (le lac interieur)

(Room40 -- Australia )


Price: $19.95    




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The 2nd album collaboration between French music concrète composer Lionel Marchetti and the Australian chamber ensemble Decibel directed by flute and wind player Cat Hope, performing two works by Marchetti--"Inland Lake" and "La Patience"-- works for strings, winds, piano, percussion and radio, integrated in the studio with Marchetti's synthetics, tape and electronic manipulations.

Teruggi, Daniel: Sphaera [VINYL]
Teruggi, Daniel:
Sphaera [VINYL]

(Recollection GRM -- Austria )


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Italian electroacoustic composer and former directed of the French GMR studio Daniel Teruggi is heard in four major and spectacular acousmatic works from the 1980s into the 2000s: "Space of Mind (2004)" in four movements; "Birds (2006)" in five moments; "Transmutations (2009)" in five movements; and the earlier "Terra" exploring the four fundamental substances.

Pulverize the Sound (Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride): Black
Pulverize the Sound (Evans, Peter / Tim Dahl / Mike Pride):
Black

(Relative Pitch -- USA )


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Appropriately recorded at Seizures Palace in Brooklyn, the 3rd release from the NY trio Pulverize the Sound of Peter Evans on trumpet, Tim Dahl on electric bass and Mike Pride on drums & glockenspiel, expands on this 10 year working band's assertive approach to collective free improv, doing so with innovation, breathtaking technical skill and a wide range of mood and texture.

Zetterberg, Torbjorn (Zetterberg / Agnas / Hogberg): Opinions [VINYL]
Zetterberg, Torbjorn (Zetterberg / Agnas / Hogberg):
Opinions [VINYL]

(Corbett vs. Dempsey -- USA )


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Known as a jazz bassist, Torbjörn Zetterberg mostly steps away from the big strings for a series of multitrack studio compositions on a variety of instruments electronic & acoustic, plus samples and voice, all performed by Zetterberg himself (with Konrad Agnas and Anna Hogberg adding input on a couple of tracks); powerful, urgent, impressive works from a truly well-rounded musician.

Abrahams, Chris: Follower [VINYL]
Abrahams, Chris:
Follower [VINYL]

(Room40 -- Australia )


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A diverse album of compositional work from Australian pianist and The Necks legend Chris Abrahams, in two works of rich ambience and spacious soundscape performed on acoustic and electric pianos, organ, detuned bells and acousmatic sources, contrasted with two more capricious works on acoustic piano, unusual percussive platforms, haunting tones and moody interjections.

Sanna, Claudio: Compositori Sardi Contemporanei [2 CDs]
Sanna, Claudio:
Compositori Sardi Contemporanei [2 CDs]

(ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd -- Switzerland )


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An astonishingly diverse album of solo piano works performed by pianist and composer Claudio Sanna, performing works from eight Sardinian composers including his own, weaving improvisation, acousmatic & musique concrete elements, turntablism, electronics, inside piano playing, chalk-board writing and more into lyrical and experimental pieces that flow together exquisitely.

Nicols, Maggie: Are You Ready? [2 CDs]
Nicols, Maggie:
Are You Ready? [2 CDs]

(Otoroku -- UK )


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Reflecting on a magnificent career as an improviser, vocalist & organizer, including Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Les Diaboliques and the Feminist Improvising Group, Maggie Nichols releases two related CDs of solo vocal improv: a set of intimate & expresive songs performed on voice and piano; and a set of overdubbed free improvisations applying techniques going back to John Stevens/SME.

Silva, Susana Santos: All The Birds And A Telephone Ringing [VINYL]
Silva, Susana Santos:
All The Birds And A Telephone Ringing [VINYL]

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


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Aside from her exceptional trumpet work in free improvisation settings, Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos, currently based in Stockholm, is also an electro-acoustic composer, these six compelling compositions merging field recordings--particularly birds, waters and yes, a phone--along with her trumpet playing and Irish flute, the album title a reference to John Cage's book Silence.

Silva, Susana Santos: All The Birds And A Telephone Ringing
Silva, Susana Santos:
All The Birds And A Telephone Ringing

(thanatosis produktion -- Sweden )


Price: $14.95    




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Aside from her exceptional trumpet work in free improvisation settings, Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos, currently based in Stockholm, is also an electro-acoustic composer, these six compelling compositions merging field recordings--particularly birds, waters and yes, a phone--along with her trumpet playing and Irish flute, the album title a reference to John Cage's book Silence.

Mohanna, Nickolas: Sight Drawings [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]
Mohanna, Nickolas:
Sight Drawings [VINYL w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Run/Off Editions -- USA )


Price: $22.46    




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Using sources from the world about him--field recordings, sampled orchestral noises, and voice recorders--New York composer and sound artist Nickolas Mohanna explores the spatial impressions of sound within a delicate acousmatic language, weaving inexplicable sounds into reorganized, recognizable components, creating a solid and compelling structural language.

Banabila, Michel: More Research From The Same Dept. [ [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]
Banabila, Michel:
More Research From The Same Dept. [ [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


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A followup to The Latest Research From The Department Of Electrical Engineering, Dutch experimental sound artist Michel Banabila shows his most explorative side through eleven compositions using electronics, found sounds, field recordings, synthetics and acousmatic sources, a wonderfully inspired set of contructions that float like machines in a dream.

Banabila, Michel: Singles (2020 - 2022) [CD + DOWNLOAD]
Banabila, Michel:
Singles (2020 - 2022) [CD + DOWNLOAD]

(Tapu Records -- Netherlands )


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The ever-prolific Dutch sound artist Michel Banabila collects 11 singles, working solo and in collaborations featuring Alex Haas, Bill Laswell, Cengiz Arslanpay, Jeff Greinke, Ümlaut, Salar Asid, Robert jarvis, Maarten Vos, and Gareth Davis, demonstrating Banabila's diverse and sophisticated approaches to sound work, and his versatility in a variety of settings.

Dempsey, Craig Lee : 22:00 (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)
Dempsey, Craig Lee :
22:00 (CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD)

(Marthasville Fine Audio Recordings -- USA )


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Atlanta, GA sound artist Craig Lee Dempsey (US Prisms, Ben Trickey Full Band, The Weight, Thoroughbred) issues his first fully solo album of ambient drones developed from guitar and synthesizer sources, with rich implied rhythmic pulses that slowly evolve through the six pieces on this cassette & download release, all six pieces adding up to 22 minutes of sound.

Various Artists: Free Percussion/Water [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Various Artists:
Free Percussion/Water [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


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Demonstrating the striking diversity modern solo percussionists present, the Italian tape label TSSS Tapes compiles an international set of solo works from explorers Tim Daisy, Jeph Jerman, Ted Byrnes, Wojtek Kurek, Clinton Green, Rie Nakajima, Emilio Berne, Shakeeb Abu Hamdan, Lucie Nezri, Karen Willems, Paolo Sanna, Li Qing, Carlos Godinho, and Rodrigo Vieira.

Nakajima, Rie / Takahiro Kawaguchi: Utsuho [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Nakajima, Rie / Takahiro Kawaguchi:
Utsuho [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tsss Tapes -- Italy )


Price: $8.95    




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Rapid and lucid activity of mechanical and organic activity, a mad mechanism under the control of master machinists perking the ears in inexplicable ways, from the collaboration of Japanese sound artists Rie Nakajima and Takahiro Kawaguchi, their uncredited sources seemingly a mix of motors, bells, squeaky toys, material flurries, whistles, &c. &c.; playfully fascinating.

Olencki, Weston: Old Time Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]
Olencki, Weston:
Old Time Music [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD]

(Tripticks Tapes -- USA )


Price: $8.95    




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Multi-instrumentalist & experimental composer Weston Olencki in three historically-driven sound works, recording with saxophonist Anna Webber as they explore the tenor sax in jazz and recording studio technology; the banjo with bluegrass and the mechanized modernism of the Carolinas; and a pump organ with Sacred Harp hymnody and the aging marble industries of Vermont.

Machinefabriek w/ Anne Bakker: Wisps
Machinefabriek w/ Anne Bakker:
Wisps

(Not On Label (Machinefabriek Self-released) -- Netherlands )


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The followup to their album Oehoe, electroacoustic composer Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) developed this set of 10 tracks from improvised recordings on violin, viola and voice by Anne Bakker, creating a fascinating and succinct set of compositions through the deconstruction of her virtuosic playing and Zuydervelt's electronic additions.

Shepard, Craig: Trumpet City [2 CDs]
Shepard, Craig:
Trumpet City [2 CDs]

(Inexhaustible Editions -- Slovenia )


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Trumpet City is a 60 minute live-installation of 40 or more trumpets performing outdoors in a public space, first commissioned and presented by the Prasidialdepartement and the Musikpodium of the City of Zurich, these two realization are from recordings at 51st Street, in Manhattan, New York and at Meeker Avenue between Lorimer and Leonard Streets, in Brooklyn, New York.

Physique (Sam Scranton / Neil Quigley): Curve Tote
Physique (Sam Scranton / Neil Quigley):
Curve Tote

(Amalgam -- USA )


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Creating soundscapes from homemade instruments, Text-To-Speech, AI voices, lap steel guitar, found objects, field recording, &c., the duo of sound artists Sam Scranton from Chicago and Neil Quigley from Kilkenny, Ireland, present six unusually unfolding compositions of deceptively relaxed environments layered with mysterious elements and a sly sense of humor.

 

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