Componisten: Aaron Dilloway | Alessandra Novaga | Alvin Curran | Anne Guthrie | Asmus Tietchens | Ben Vida | Christine Abdelnour | Crys Cole | Daniel Bachman | François Bayle | James Rushford | John Richards | Lea Bertucci | Leo Chadburn | Lucrecia Dalt | Marc Richter | Marcus Schmickler | Miki Yui | Nicholas Maloney | Pierre Henry | Pierre Schaeffer | Senyawa | Spyros Polychronopoulos | T M Shaw | Vanessa Rossetto | Will Guthrie
Electro-acoustische fragmenten, geïmproviseerde geluiden, vreemde liedjes en auditieve absurditeiten.
00:00 Resonator Spot
00:28 Senyawa & Black to Comm – Gendang Kiamat
02:18 Asmus Tietchens & Miki Yui – Oboro
05:00 Will Guthrie & James Rushford – Real Real World
08:50 Nicholas Maloney – P
11:17 Anne Guthrie – Variation On Coral
16:00 Alessandra Novaga – April 21
19:32 Pierre Henry – Générique (Thème De Myriam)
21:00 Maths Balance Volumes – Barren Anthem
22:30 Christine Abdelnour – Confinuum #23
25:25 Marcus Schmickler – Sky Dice – Mapping the Studio
29:10 Leo Chadburn – The Subject
33:00 Aaron Dilloway & Lucretia Dalt – Tender Cuts
35:30 Spyros Polychronopoulos – Fifth Duende
36:37 Francois Bayle – Jardins De Rien
38:12 Crys Cole – Slices Of Cake
41:12 Ben Vida – RF3
43:50 Dirty Electronics & T M Shaw – Praxis
46:00 Lea Bertucci – Grassland
48:46 Alvin Curran – From a Room on the Plazza
51:28 Vanessa Rossetto – legends of american theatre
56:08 Daniel Bachman – Big Summer
Senyawa & Black to Comm.
Hamburg-based noise artist Marc Richter (who records as Black To Comm) pulls apart and reconstructs ‘Alkisah’, the 2021 album from Indonesian duo Senyawa. ‘Alkisah Versi Hitam’ is a complete reinvention of a superb original, recasting it as a collage of cut-up vocals, drone, percussion and freeform noise.
Asmus Tietchens & Miki Yui.
Mutual spirits, Tietchens and Yui have long operated in pursuit of a lower case, spectral muse, and now at the behest of TAL’s Stefan Schneider they present a beautifully insoluble sound that transcends the sum of their parts. Incredibly delicate, and full of nanoscopic movement, the seven tracks unfurl between passages of burbling pastoralism and oneiric drowse.
Will Guthrie & James Rushford.
Drummer Will Guthrie and keyboardist James Rushford join forces here for a spontaneous studio session that took place in Nantes, where Guthrie is currently situated. With Rushford wielding a detuned pipe organ and Guthrie complimenting his wheezing dissonant drones with gongs, bells and cymbals, it doesn’t take more than a minute or so to fully materialize in the Aussie duo’s (real real) world.
Nicholas Maloney is a sound artist and composer from Jackson, Mississippi now based in Cork, Ireland.Under his full name, Nicholas Maloney creates compositions using field recordings, found sounds, electronics, and a variety of processing and audio transformation techniques, creating works that challenge traditional forms of composition and encourage deep listening.
“Gyropedie,” Anne Guthrie’s third record for Students of Decay, takes us further into their hermetic practice, wherein expertly captured field recordings, French horn, and electronics are woven into potent and richly imagined electroacoustic environments.
Alessandra Novaga is among the leading figures within Italy’s thriving new, experimental, and improvised music scene, consistently rendering striking solo efforts, as well as equally noteworthy collaborating with Stefano Pilia, Paula Matthusen, Elliott Sharp, Sandro Mussida, Travis Just, and others. Remarkably ambitious and forward thinking, her approach to the guitar veers from the trajectories of visceral emotiveness and textural extended techniques that have held sway over the instruments applications within avant-garde contexts over the last half century, encountering her relentlessly deconstructing and rethinking its unique properties through applications of structure, resonance, space, and tone.
Pierre Henry was a French composer, considered a pioneer of the musique concrète genre of electronic music.
After completing traditional studies at the Academy of Paris, with Olivier Messiaen (harmony) and Nadia Boulanger (composition), Pierre made in 1949 a decisive meeting with Pierre Schaeffer, with whom he foundered the GRMC (Groupe de recherche de musique concrète) dedicated to the experimentation in “concrete music”. In collaboration with Schaeffer, he wrote Symphonie pour un homme seul (1950) and the “concrete” opera Orphée (1951) (revised as Orphée 53 (1953)), which has the astonishing sequence Le Voile d’Orphée”, where already one finds the technique of audio time stretching, a characteristic of his style and the presence of death: a subject that inspired him.
Maths Balance Volumes.
It makes less sense to say that Maths Balance Volumes formed in 2002 than to say that, since that year, they have been collapsing into something, again and again. Just as the three members fell together with no plan or allegiance to any style or genre, each track falls together as the broken pieces of songs and sounds meet to make a temporary and frightening whole. Things make their way into a Maths Balance Volumes song when they don’t or won’t work anymore, when they have escaped their owner, or hidden away where nobody is supposed to find them. When things fall together—when the wooden creaks and radio hisses gather for a minute alongside bass lines and melancholy voice—there is a beauty that sounds like it was made by nobody and for nobody.
From the late 1990s Parisian Christine Abdelnour has been experimenting with the limits of the saxophone in collaborations and solo work.
Marcus Schmickler’s music is designed for multi-channel sound projections and references German electronic music tradition, spectral music, experimentalism as well as 1990s club music. His artistic practice explores avant-garde trajectories in electronic music composition, formal systems, sonification and psychoacoustics. EMEGO 296 features two new major works from this audacious sound explorer.
Leo Chadburn (London, UK) AKA Simon Bookish is a composer of experimental and ‘avant-pop’ music, vocalist and writer. His unpredictable work includes music for classical ensembles, dramatic solo performances that merge his voice with electronic music, and music for film and installation art. It has been broadcast on BBC Radio 1, 3 and 6 Music, Resonance FM and internationally.
Aaron Dilloway & Lucrecia Dalt.
‘Lucy & Aaron’ feels unique and special; there’s a general mood that evokes the essence of the “new weird America” movement of the mid-00s, but piped into a contemporary mold that defies easy categorisation. It’s highly satisfying to hear two singular artists sharing an appreciation for each other’s work while managing to transform that appreciation into art that celebrates not only their similarities, but also their differences.
Spyros Polychronopoulos interest in sound, both as a physical phenomenon as well as a form of art, began at an early age. He holds a degree in Physics and a PhD in Acoustics. He has published a number of papers in this field. Further to his research in sound, he has developed unique sound objects (i.e. LEM), released 15 albums and performed a number of concerts around the world.
In the world of electronic art music, Bayle is regarded as one of the most distinguished composers; his influence is widespread (particularly in France, Europe and French-speaking Canada) and his music has earned some of the most prestigious musical prizes (SACEM Grand Prize for Composers, 1978; National Record Grand Prize, 1981; Ars Electronica Prize, Linz, 1989; City of Paris Grand Prize for Music, 1996; Homage by the CIME of São Paulo, 1997; Charles Cros Presidential Grand Prize, 1999). Doctor honoris causa/Université de Cologne, 2006; Grand Prix de la Fondation Del Duca/Académie de France, 2007; Qwartz Pierre Schaeffer, 2010; Prix Arthur Honegger, 2011, CIME Member of Honor, 2018. In 2012, InaGrm edition 15Cd Box entirely of his music have been released, an exceptionally large number for one composer in the annals of electronic art music. In 2012, François Bayle took part in the French documentary Musique(s) électronique(s) directed by Jérémie Carboni.
crys cole is a Canadian sound artist currently based in Berlin Germany who works in composition, performance and sound installation. Taking a conceptual approach, she generates subtle and imperfect sounds through haptic gestures and seemingly mundane materials to create texturally nuanced works that continuously retune the ear.
Ben Vida (born 1974) lives and works in New York. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Bard College. As an artist and composer, he has been an active member of the international experimental music community for two decades with a long list of collaborators, projects and releases to his credit.
Dirty Electronics & TM Shaw.
Objects at Hand is the result of an ongoing collaboration between Dirty Electronics (John Richards) and T M Shaw.
Just before lockdown in 2020 Richards and Shaw finished a tour, Points of Failure, which involved building performance-installations in various venues across the UK. These environments, made up of DIY devices and found objects, were constructed in response to the performance spaces, and consisted of sound, light, smell, smoke and other sonic processes.
Lea Bertucci is a NYC based sound artist and composer whose work bridges performance, installation and multichannel activations of acoustic space.
Alvin Curran belongs to a long line of pianist composers who speak through their instrument as philosopher, poet, dancer, comedian, lover. His passion for the piano is visceral. As an interpreter I can read a composer’s personality through their music; Alvin’s psyche is one that that I never tire of. He has the gift of transcending humanity while remaining firmly embedded in it, of communicating vast architectural horizons while meditating on a single leaf. We became friends through a profound, shared experience.
Vanessa Rossetto is an American composer, improviser and painter. She uses primarily chamber instrumentation, field recordings, electronics and a wide array of different objects exploring them through extended and traditional techniques and other methods of her own devising.
Daniel Bachman is a steel string fingerstyle guitarist currently living in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bachman’s first two recordings were issued under the name Sacred Harp, after which he began performing and recording under his own name.