Four Wanderings in Tropical Lands – Emmanuel Mieville

Artist: Emmanuel Mieville
Label: Baskaru
Release Date: 2020-04-20
Genre: Experimental
Available Now On:
1. Escasu, San José, Costa Rica
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2. Cahuita, Costa Rica
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3. Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
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4. Tarapoto, Peru _ Kuantan, Malaysia
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5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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About New Album

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Album first released on Baskaru label.

Paris-born composer Emmanuel Mieville studied sound engineering in a film school and musique concrète at the famous GRM (Groupe de recherches musicales). He has also studied ethnic instruments and played Javanese gamelan in Paris for two years. Since his childhood, Mieville has been constantly listening to creative radio programs, something that has fueled his approach to experimental music and soundscape composition.

He has produced many programs for French national radios (France culture and France-Musique), such as a work for shakuhachi, voice and electronics. He is also a guest composer on Framework, the field recording show Patrick McKinley produces for Resonance FM, in London, and worldwide on internet. His interest in aural perception and memories engraved in urban and wildlife environments yield compositions where field recordings are layered, mixed and sometimes manipulated with effects. His goal is to portray a specific location, to let its blurred and erratic sonic emotions reach the listener’s ears, to perform and compose the “concrete” substance of it for the listener’s benefit.

He has worked with Buto dancers and video artists. He also improvises with fellow musicians like Eric Cordier, Guido Huebner, Benjamin Thigpen, and Heesok Yu, Sun Wei, among others. His electroacoustic works have been presented in festivals like Motus and Licences-Brûlures des langues (France), Confluencias (Spain), and the Udine Composition Competition in Italy (final selection).

He has performed concerts and improvised with musicians in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China,Taiwan, France, and Germany. He also performs other people’s music, like the music of K.H. Stockhausen with the innovative laptop ensemble CLSI.He has participated to the international symposium with artistic and scientific contributions Invisible cities 2017, in Azores island, Portugal, where he gave a workshop on field recording and granulation of sounds.He recently took part in a workshop with Chris Watson, organized by Camp in the Pyrénées, on field recordings, with insight approach to his aesthetic and technology of recordings He has released music on the labels Tibprod (split cd with Töre H.Boe), XingWu, and/OAR, Lona Records, Baskaru (2 full length albums), Cronica Electronica, Taalem (3” cd label) and Obs (Russian cdr label).