[microsound-announce] 3 New Releases: Chattopadhyay / Kysela / Rothenberg
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Sun Mar 17 04:12:12 EDT 2013
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay: elegy for Bangalore (Gruen 108/13)
1 Track (55:49)
The sound/video installation-project 'Eye Contact with the City'
(recipient of an Honorary Mention at PRIX Ars Electronica 2011) was the
outcome of an artists' residency in Bangalore in the autumn of 2010. The
primary materials used in the installation were the field recordings
made and video footage shot at various locations in Bangalore. Materials
also included retrieved audio from old reel-to-reel tapes found at the
city's flea markets. The extensive repository of field recordings and
other audio materials eventually took the form of this elegiac
composition during a subsequent artists' residency at the School of
Music, Bangor University, in the summer-autumn of 2011.
Mark Lorenz Kysela: Eins + (Gruen 120/13)
6 Tracks (70:18)
Mark Lorenz Kysela, Saxophones and Clarinet
An artist on various saxophones and clarinet. Performs as a soloist, in
combination with (live-) electronic or analogue enhancements and tapes.
Mark Lorenz Kysela presents six completely different pieces: artistic
individual positions focusing on the radical nature of musical language,
on shaping and on the soloist.
David Rothenberg: Bug Music (Gruen 122/13)
16 Tracks (69:00)
There has been rhythm on this planet for millions of years longer than
humans have opened their mouths to sing. Long before birds, long before
whales, insects have been thrumming, scraping, and drumming complex
beats out into the world. David Rothenberg decided to investigate the
resounding beats of cicadas, crickets, katydids, leafhoppers and water
bugs in his unusual third foray into music made with and out of the
animal world. After working with birds and whales, he now tackles the
minute complex tunes of the entomological universe, building songs live
nad in the studio with cicadas who emerge only once every seventeen
years, treehoppers who tap complex vibrations onto plant stalks, and a
tiny beetle who makes one of the animal world's loudest sounds by
vibrating its penis underwater.
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