A special broadcast from Tucson, Arizona, from our electronic music correspondence Kirk Markarian, with music by Gert De Meester, Mechanoflora, Valerio Camporini F., Wil Bolton, Olivier Alary, Sawako, Ryan Cashman, Yves De Mey, Radboud Mens and Ryan Pivovar.
00:37 Gert De Meester – You’re Not Listening – Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
05:31 Mechanoflora – Take a Left in Leftfield – Take a Left in Leftfield, Part 3.
07:55 Valerio Camporini F. – Multitemporal Designs – Uncertainty.
11:55 Wil Bolton – Kochi – Tides.
22:51 Olivier Alary – Pieces for Sine Wave Oscillators – VI.
23:08 Ryan Cashman – Swimming in Stars.
25:55 Yves De Mey – Sueda – Clangor.
31:22 Radboud Mens – Three Pieces for Upper Partial Tones – Part One. [Polyrhythmic Ambient Drone]
33:00 Ryan Cashman – MetalBirds 23.
38:03 Wil Bolton – Kochi – Tides.
51:12 Ryan Cashman – Squanch 333.
52:30 Ryan Pivovar – Home EP – Render From Memory.
56:16 Sawako – Autistici Reworked: Resonating Wires – Tide Ride.
Gert De Meester.
The creative work of Gert De Meester from the town of Battel (A suburb of Mechelen, Belgium, at the confluence of three rivers). In 2007 Gert started to experiment more with ambient and it became clear that Distant Fires Burning was the vehicle for a very personal expression and one in which the bass guitar re-entered as the primary source. Distant Fires Burning is Gert’s expression through bass – enhanced and manipulated to create a very unique and personal sound.
Mechanoflora is an experimental electronic music composer and visual artist from the United States. His sound has been described as bright/dark, textural, beat driven, and nostalgic. A cold and rainy autumn afternoon was the debut album of Mechanoflora in 2007 and since then he has released a varied discography of over 35 albums, singles, and EPs. Although he is an independent solo artist, his work has also appeared on netlabels and most recently the label Free Range Beats.
Valerio Camporini F.
Valerio Camporini F. has worked on a wide spectrum in the music and sound field. He ran a record label in London, worked for Dolby Labs in the game industry, performed concerts, created installations and interactive cabarets in various corners of the world. He also writes soundtracks and soundscapes for indipendent movies, something that has granted him a prize for best soundtrack at the 73rd Venice Film Festival. An analysis of his multitemporal works is about to be published in a book, together with pieces from Ligeti, Stockhausen and Nancarrow among others.
Wil Bolton’s work uses guitars, acoustic instruments, vintage keyboards and effects to create warm and emotive melodies, fragmented and submerged among beds of droning ambient textures and environmental sounds.
Olivier Alary is a Montreal-based musician, composer and conductor of noise. “My first musical expression was feedback,” he says; he didn’t stay there. Since the end of the 1990s, Alary has developed a body of work that prowls through the spaces between classical composition and pop immediacy, acoustic and electronic sound, harmony and din.
Ryan Cashman is a technical artist, animator, and creative coder with several years experience in the video game and film industries. In recent years Ryan has specialized in sci-fi UI/UX and hologram design, while much of his early career was spent as an aesthetic chameleon. Ryan also composes a large variety of electronic music.
Yves De Mey.
Yves De Mey’s musical path consists of many different roads. During the second half of the 90’s, his releases were clearly rooted in breakbeats and UK drum’n’bass. Soon after that, through working for theater and dance performances and doing large scale sound installations, his interest in experimental sound design found its way into his music. De Mey worked with a wide roster of artists for the performing arts.
Radboud Mens is a sound-artist, composer and sound designer. Next to his solo work, he has worked with a broad variety of artists, including Stephan Mathieu, Janek Schaefer and Timebllind, voice-artist Jaap Blonk, guitarist Dan Armstrong (as Fitness Landscape), Michel Banabila, Mark Poysden (as Alignment), Craig Ward (ex-Deus), and Matthijs Kouw.
Sawako is a sound sculptor, a timeline-based artist and a signal alchemist who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. She released albums from 12k, and/OAR and Anticipate, and has performed internationally as an audio and/or visual artist.