Portholes. Music by Joel Ryan, Bjarni Gunnarsson, Alo Allik, Henry Vega, Ernst van der Loo, Ji Youn Kang, Sam Pluta and Neon & Landa.
00:00 – 00:35 Jingle.
00:35 – 10:52 Joel Ryan : Oran.
10:52 – 19:44 Bjarni Gunnarsson : Portholes.
19:44 – 23:40 Alo Allik : please report any frequencies that are not prime numbers.
23:40 – 32:32 Henry Vega : Izumi (Featuring The Electronic Hammer).
32:32 – 37:20 Ernst van der Loo : Recombination 1.
37:20 – 42:15 Ji Youn Kang : Time-Folding V5.
42:15 – 46:36 Neon & Landa : Sapphire Lake (excerpt).
46:36 – 60:00 Sam Pluta : Delay Line (Anne la Berge).
This is a compilation of music which is in one way or the other connected to Den Haag and (perhaps with one exception) the Institute of Sonology.
Some pieces bring back memories from my time studying Sonology and some record what is happening right now in some parts of the city.
First we listen to one of Joel Ryan’s rare solo productions from his 2004 CD Or Air. This piece is a reflection on his work with saxophone player Evan Parker.
Bjarni Gunnarsson’s piece Portholes is from his 2013 release called ‘Processes & Potentials’. Especially I like here the rich and slowly developing sound structures.
From the audio-DH sonic manifesto comes Alo Allik’s piece which intervenes with algorithmic rhythms.
The piece Izumi by Henry Vega is performed by The Electronic Hammer (Henry Vena, Juan Parra Cancino, Diego Espinosa) and taken from his release Stream Machines.
Next we go back into the world of layered synthetic analogue sounds structures with Ernst van der Loos piece Recombination 1.
Ji Youn Kang’s piece leads into pulsating noisy surroundings which might be reminiscence of Korean Shamanism and ritual music as she describes on her website.
Piece number 8 tonight is a fluoresce piece of a sonic space, an excerpt of Sapphire Lake by Neon & Landa.
The program finishes with Delay Line by Sam Pluta from his latest release Broken Symmetries. This mesmerising piece features Anne La Berge on flute.