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Rediscover… Gilles Fresnais and his single “Sonner-résonner”

Paris-born composer Gilles Fresnais studied acoustic and sound engineering. He attended the audio mixing of the Alain Robbe-Grillet film Trans-EuropExpress, performed by Michel Fano, which showed him the innate beauty of natural and ”concrete” sounds. Discover his new single here ! Why did you choose to release an isolated piece named "Sonner-résonner"? Sonner-Résonner was composed differently from the other pieces in my Des sons de la nature album. While the other pieces were all composed with sound objects sourced from nature, such as rocks, water, wind, or whale and bird songs, this was not the case for Sonner-Résonner. The piece was created using sounds from two man-made objects: a mixing bowl and a...

Learn more about… Doriene Marselje – “in a landscape”

Doriene Marselje has been surrounded by music since before she was even born so naturally she started playing an instrument at a very young age. Much to her parents’ delight she chose the harp! Doriene Marselje’s career as a soloist includes performances in some of the most prestigious concert halls in The Netherlands and in various countries around Europe.  Discover her new album here ! Vinyl release of in a landscape: Doriene Marselje, with the support of Elektramusic, is thrilled to announce the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to produce vinyl records of in a...

News from… José Gallardo Arbeláez and his album “Resonancias”

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 for various ensembles, especially dedicated to experimenting with computer generated music and traditional instruments. Discover his new album here ! What was your first approach to contemporary/electroacoustic music and how did you start doing it? My first approach was listening to music from Xenakis, Varese, and latin american composers like: Adina Izarra, Jacqueline Nova, Juan Reyes. I was 14 or 15 years old and I was studying classical guitar at the University of Antioquia, then I tried to study these techniques with a tape recording and cakewalk in...

Explore… Thu Bird and her album “black mind”

As Thu bird, composer Tuce Alba creates spatial and temporal spaces in different ways in the music with using analogue synthesizers, instruments, field recordings, all kinds of tools that break the silence that turns into sound. Discover her new album here ! How did you get interested in and start doing experimental music?   I have been into music since my childhood. That's why sound expression has become a normal activity for me in the flow of life. It just made me concentrate on it more than anything else I've ever done. While my search for sound was in traditional music, it turned into electronic music, which removes infinity and instrument boundaries. I try...

Discover…Rafael Bresciani – “VOX AETERNA – The Covid variations project”

Rafael Bresciani, or bresciani, is a sound and media artist who works with data and algorithms. In his work, he crafts sonic contexts by mixing composition, real instrumentation, generative music and field recording to introduce the listener into a whole universe of sound possibilities. Discover his new album here ! How did you discover contemporary/electroacoustic music and start doing it? It was a weird process because my first approach to contemporary/electroacoustic music became exactly from mainstream music. I think I have a very ordinary mainstream music basis from classic rock (60s and 70s), to Brazilian MPB and Bossa Nova to classical music (specially the romantics composers). So I can say that for a long time...

Please meet … Gilles Fresnais

Paris-born composer Gilles Fresnais studied acoustic and sound engineering. He attended the audio mixing of the Alain Robbe-Grillet film Trans-EuropExpress, performed by Michel Fano, which showed him the innate beauty of natural and ”concrete” sounds. Discover the album here ! Can you tell us about your new album "De la nature des sons" ? This album, De la nature des sons (“on the nature of sounds”), could also be called Des sons de la nature (“sounds from nature”). After all, my music is a music of sounds, a music which, above all, draws on the specific nature of each sound. For me, it’s a matter of creating overarching frames, then mobilizing the timbres...

Let us introduce … Gustavo Chab

Gustavo Chab's compositions, including works for instrumental, electronic music, and performances frequently explore the spatialization of sound within the composition, mixing fixed media acousmatic and sound generation in real time. After a first album released on the label Elektramusic, let us introduce his second album "Invisible Shapes". Discover the album here ! How did you get interested in contemporary/electroacoustic music and start playing it ? My interest in contemporary/ electroacoustic music began in the mid 80s . The return of democracy in Argentina generated the possibility of listening to different alternatives and cultural proposals. Many of them came from the underground. There was a weekly course of electroacoustic music at the C.C.C.B.A. organised...

Learn more about… zBlug

Dom Dubois Taine and Tiri Carreras form zBlug, a duo of improvised music mixing electronic and acoustic percussions. In their new album "Lichens", each piece explores a new synthesis of their alchemy to propose a singular universe. Discover the album here ! What are your individual backgrounds ? Dom Dubois Taine : I started, like many children, by studying classical piano. Then the first experiences of music bands as a teenager, the openness to jazz and pop music, and to other instruments (fender Rhodes and synthesizers). At the same time, I started to study fine arts, then I got interested in more contemporary territories, at first to the "contemporary" music of the...

Discover… Yudan Zou – Aphasia

How did you start music ? At the very beginning: piano - on heavy daily practice, I started out as a young Beethoven fan. Later Rock n' Roll changed my life: I started to listen to The Doors, Led Zeppelin and Queen, until Alternative Rock drew my attention. Musicians like PJ Harvey, The Velvet Underground, Television inspired me to write my first few songs: on a piano with an audio recorder. I was around 13-14 years old. How did you get interested in and start playing contemporary music? Back in my days as a The Velvet Underground fan, I noticed that 'novel composition techniques' such as atonality, noise, polyrhythm and extended techniques were already well...

News from… Diego Montes and Gonzalo Biffarella

The new album on Elektramusic is the result of a collaboration between two artists already present on our label: Diego Montes and Gonzalo Biffarella. In this interview, they present their collaboration and explain the message of their album: “Voces con memorias” The album “Voces con memorias” is a collaborative work between Diego Montes and Gonzalo Biffarella. Is it the first time you work together? What was the process of working together? Gonzalo: We met Diego at the end of the 70's. We were at the beginning of our experiences as young musicians. Ancient music was one of our points in common, we both went through the Ancient Instruments Ensemble of the Goethe Institute of...