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in a landscape – Doriene Marselje

You can listen preview of this album on this page, buy it on our shop or go to our Bandcamp page. You can also visit Doriene Marselje website. Artwork album cover © Stijn van der Pol in a landscape “French “impressionism” has left us with a rather limited vision of the harp, as if its most characteristic feature were that it could only be played by half-naked girls with long, blond hair, who confine themselves to drawing seductive glissandi from it. But the harp has another harder, louder and aggressive side to it. Sequenza II aims to bring out some of these characteristics, and to make them appear simultaneously: at certain moments it must sound like a forest...

Resonancias – José Gallardo Arbeláez

You can listen preview of this album on this page, buy it on our shop or go to Bandcamp album page. You can also visit José Gallardo Arbeláez's website. Resonancias Resonancias (resonances), is a cycle of electro-acoustic pieces inspired by the resonance relationships between humans, animals and our city environment. The selected material is expanded and we worked with few sound samples, to try to develop multiple sonorities, timbres and physical sensations. The spatiality of these pieces was particularly treated with the ambisonic system and their edition was developed in Bitwig. José Gallardo Arbeláez José Gallardo Arbeláez is a composer-Medellín EAFIT University. He graduated from the National University of Colombia with a Master of Aesthetics. He has composed...

Sonner-résonner – Gilles Fresnais

You can listen preview of this new piece on this page, or buy it on our shop or go to our Bandcamp album page. Sonner - résonner Sonner-résonner was composed using different materials—a metal plate and a crystal glass, both filled with varying levels of water—that were struck, rubbed, and allowed to resonate. A microphone was placed up against the plate and the glass, and the sounds it captured opened up a whole palette of colours that could be brought to life with digital processing. This piece was inspired by the potential similarity of the sounds from two very different materials, as well as the melodic variation created by changing the water levels in each container. Gilles...

Black Mind - Thu Bird

black mind – Thu Bird

You can listen preview of this album on this page, on Bandcamp or buy it on our shop. black mind The album inspiration was fictionalized as the depiction of the dark thoughts lost in the mind on the sound. Throughout the pieces, the disturbing silence of the emotions that you want to escape is broken. A way of speaking about a ghost wandering in a crowded city. For a ghost, the crowded city is only empty streets. Not seen, not heard, not felt. The sounds it hears begin to inspire it. The moment it begins to speak, language turns into sounds, not words. In this album, we listen to what the ghost wants to...

VOX AETERNA – The Covid Variations project – Rafael Bresciani

You can listen preview of this album on this page, on Bandcamp or buy it on our shop. You can also visit Rafael Bresciani's website. VOX AETERNA – The Covid Variations The voices from those who left us. That’s what you will hear in VOX AETERNA – The Covid Variations. A choir of five voices, result of Sars-CoV-2 mortality data during 2020, composed and interpreted by a sonification algorithm with use of sampled voices. Each second represents a day and the age of each registered death tells us in which voice that person belongs to. As the numbers raises, new notes are included in the harmony of each of the five parts. The result is a series of ten...

De la nature des sons – Gilles Fresnais

You can listen preview of this album on this page, buy it on our shop or go to our Bandcamp album page. De la nature des sons  Les chants de la mer ("Songs of the sea")  The sea isn’t actually the silent world that Commandant Cousteau described. A whole world exists here; you’ll hear calls to travel, calls from fellows or rallying cries. I tried to put the life and the musicality of this world into music. These sounds truly reveal the incredible diversity of the inhabitants of the deep. Lithophones en folie Primitive instruments, made from stone slabs of varying origins and struck with an assortment of mallets, create a rich tapestry of sounds underpinned with...

Invisible Shapes – Gustavo Chab

You can listen preview of this album on this page, on Bandcamp or buy it on our shop. Please also visit Gustavo blogspot or Facebook page. Invisible Shapes Stellar Pulsations for piano and fixed media Inés Victoria Sabatini, piano Inspired by the idea of regular fluctuations and pulsations, I started working on this piece. Stellar involves different kind of transformations of sounds like expansions and contraction to maintain a certain equilibrium; different times scales, regular alternations in the pulsation cycles and evolution of the sound in space. Regular behavior is in contrast with the variability of sound (amplitude an imaginary stellar). Taking different samples of the piano as a form of matter, a selective spatial position of sounds and their trajectories, are some...

Lichens – zBlug

You can listen preview of this album on this page, on Bandcamp or buy it on our shop. Please also visit zBlug's Website and Tiri Carreras' Website. Read more about the project with the review in musicologie.org (in French) Lichens Lichen is an association between a fungus and an alga. The fungus protects the alga and gives it water and minerals. The alga produces sugars and other products that it shares with the fungus. This is a true symbiosis where the relationship is mutually beneficial and even essential to the symbionts. zBlug is a duo of improvised music mixing electronics and acoustic percussions. Tiri Carreras on the horizontal bass drum, cymbals and multiple objects allowing to create original and new...

Aphasia – Yudan Zou

You can listen preview of this album on this page, buy it on our shop or go to our Bandcamp album page. Please also visit Yudan Zou's website. Aphasia - Yudan Zou Yudan Zou, composer, producer, pianist. Graduated from USC Thornton School of Music in 2019. During Yudan master’s study in the United States, the sense of ‘Cultural Aphasia’ deeply haunted her because of the lack of World Music representation in contemporary music. She endeavors to create and explore that in the album APHASIA by the fusion of non-traditional sampling, improvisation on world music instruments, computer sonic generation techniques (SuperCollider, Csound, Synthesized for new sonic elements) and real-time electroacoustic music. Including fusions with Chinese instruments Guzheng,...

Voces con Memorias – Voices with Memories

You can listen preview of this album on this page or buy it on our shop.   Voces con Memorias - Voices with Memories Gonzalo Biffarella & Diego Montes   Diego Montes remembers: After finishing a contemporary music concert, a Chilean playwright and writer friend approached me to congratulate me and tell me that the only thing that was missing was the word. Although this happened a long time ago, I have ever since kept thinking: words, music, music, words. For the communion of these worlds I had to look for someone who enjoyed a vast compositional experience and who had worked in these worlds. My friend and composer Gonzalo Biffarella would be the tinder and, later, the bonfire. The...