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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 reviews in Musicologie (in French) in Jazzword (in English), and in Zarbalib (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...

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...

Unkodifizierte Gefahr – Uncoded Danger – Peligro no codificado – Diego Montes

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 Diego Montes' website.   Unkodifizierte Gefahr - Uncoded Danger - Peligro no codificado Music for Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Electronics The musical work that is an ideal of Diego Montes' life led him to produce these recordings for clarinet, bass clarinet and electronics. Sound, shaped by composition, the realization of a musical work: the exchange of ideas, their realization and the conversations about interpretation shaped the works that were created in 2020 and early 2021. Diego Montes thanks the composers for their wonderful music. „Uncoded Danger“ is a compilation of pieces that originated not only out...

Memorias – Gonzalo Biffarella

You can listen preview of this album on this page, on Bandcamp or buy it on our shop.   MEMORIAS These three pieces focus on keeping alive the memories of some of the most difficult moments in the history of Argentina, country of Gonzalo Biffarella. The three pieces were commissioned by the IMEB (International Institute of Electroacoustic Music) Bourges – France Each of these short texts were written by Gonzalo Biffarella on the occasion of the premiere of each piece. 1 - Memorias de rituals cotidianos - 2008 Upon receiving Bourges' invitation to do a new work, I spent long hours searching, with the little help of my bad memory, in the catalog of sounds that I have accumulated over the years....

Les Macrotonalités – Vladan Kuzmanović

You can listen preview of this album on this page, on Bandcamp or buy it on our shop. Please also visit Vladan Kuzmanović soundcloud. Les Macrotonalités Vladan Kuzmanović experiments with ultrasonic, subsonic music, compositions beyond the threshold of acoustic audibility in the works "Few exoacoustic pieces". 2020 is the year of macrotonal tests, which are obtained by defining a macroton and its distinctions through the triple microton-ton-macroton scheme. At the same time, he strives to reach the limits of macrotones, and above all to determine the limits and possibilities of macrotonal music. Ambient and electroacoustic music, as well as the author's tonal albums, have already opened up great possibilities for macrotonal works. The tone / macroton sound exhibits...

The New Unusual – Distractfold

You can listen this album on this page. Please also visit Distractfold's bandcamp. The New Unusual The New Unusual is a series of 11 short solo works commissioned in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recorded in the homes of Distractfold performers between December 2020 - January 2021. Building upon their podcast series, Conversations from Quarantine, The New Unusual seeks to bring together composers, musicians and audiences from around the globe at precisely the moment that COVID-19 keeps us furthest apart. With the projects global reach presenting an exciting range of internationally recognised composers, including from the UK, Europe, the US, the Global South and the Middle East, Distractfold are excited to present this musical socio-cultural document...

1881 – Luís Antero

You can listen preview of this album on this page or buy it on our shop. Please also visit Luís Antero website and bandcamp. 1881 “The first expedition to Serra da Estrela took place in the year 1881, organized by the Society of Geography of Lisbon and had several distinguished members of this association: Dr. Martins Sarmento and doctor Sousa Martins. The objective was to carry out a scientific exploration of one of the most inhospitable areas of the country, very little knowned until then. […] This sound work is based on and inspired by the scientific expedition to Serra da Estrela, Portugal, in 1881. From it, I tried to elaborate an aural representation, based on...