[microsound-announce] 3 New Releases: Chattopadhyay / Kysela / Rothenberg

Lasse-Marc Riek lasseart at gmx.de
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)
Sound Art
6 Tracks (70:18)

Eins +
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)
Sound Art
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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