Forgotten Spaces, in Freiburg

Forgotten Spaces, an interdisciplinary festival of microtonal music, visual and sound art F58, temporäre Räume der Kulturliste Freiburg Friedrichstraße 58, 79098 Freiburg. July 4.

Ephraim Wegner will be presenting 8a1b11c4d11e2f2g4i2l3m11n13o5r7s10t1u2z, a sound installation for 8 Speakers.

Glass production involves a range of raw materials combined in a very specific method at high temperatures. The melted material – it has to be worked on quickly – achieves its desired physical condition by being cooled abruptly. The original material attains perfection by being newly formed.

Furnaces, tools and machines generate a multiplicity of sounds, which are not perceived as separate sound sensations on site.

Sound recording as technical achievement makes it possible to detach sounds from their original surroundings, where they are no more than background noise, biographical nostalgia and sometimes even nuisance factors. Like the finished glassware they leave their place of origin and reformed in a new time and molecular structure they gain new quality and relevance. In everyday life we are not aware of the potential sounds and energy embedded in glass, but they are in the centre of this compositional work.

The installation uses several recordings of the artist. These soundscapes were made within the framework of the artistic residence project LOUD LISTENING Through The Sound of Murano Glass. They were recorded in various glass manufactories on the island of Murano located north east of old town Venice in 2014.

By using the collected sound material a sound map was created. Together with a twenty-minute-long video documentation it is available on in Vimeo.

In 2015 Crónica will publish a release where several musicians were invited to re-interpret the collected recordings.

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Alexander Rishaug interviewed by Chain D.L.K.

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Vito Camarretta talks with Alexander Rishaug in the latest Chain D.L.K.. Great read!

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Futurónica 143

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Episode 143 of Futurónica, a broadcast in Rádio Manobras (91.5 MHz in Porto, 18h30) and Rádio Zero (21h GMT, repeating on Tuesday at 01h) airs tomorrow, June 26th.

The playlist of Futurónica 143 is:

  1. Srosh Ensemble, Pre Code (2015, Partials, Sonoscopia)
  2. Srosh Ensemble, La Soufriére (2015, Partials, Sonoscopia)
  3. Srosh Ensemble, Blast (2015, Partials, Sonoscopia)
  4. Srosh Ensemble, Forces in a Continuum (2015, Partials, Sonoscopia)
  5. Srosh Ensemble, Vrlina (2015, Partials, Sonoscopia)

You can follow Rádio Zero’s broadcasts at radiozero.pt/ouvir and Rádio Manobras at radiomanobras.pt.

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New podcast: Arciv ev Noise

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Arciv ev Noise is Filip Appel, an artist living in Łódź.

Among other pieces, he recorded “maintenant” with the Enough Rec. label and he created original pieces for dance performances at the Lodz Theatre and the Poznan Theatre.

He has recorded with Baublis and Limmatau, working on both his own and on group projects. He also plays and performs with K. Novotny, under the sobriquet Mavky.

He uses only his own original samples and field recordings for all the tracks he makes. He doesn’t use instruments in a classic sense of the word, so sounds emerge as a result of the laborious, processing of samples.

Download here or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

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Futurónica 142

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Episode 142 of Futurónica, a broadcast in Rádio Manobras (91.5 MHz in Porto, 18h30) and Rádio Zero (21h GMT, repeating on Tuesday at 01h) airs tomorrow, June 12th.

The playlist of Futurónica 142 is:

  1. Emmanuel Mieville, Phono-Ting (2015, Siebzehn bis ∞, Crónica)
  2. Cello + Laptop, Welcome (2015, Segments, Audiotalaia)
  3. Francisco López, Untitled #324 (2015, Siebzehn bis ∞, Crónica)
  4. Cello + Laptop, Intermission (2015, Segments, Audiotalaia)
  5. Cello + Laptop, The Garden (2015, Segments, Audiotalaia)
  6. Charles Curtis, Unison Offset (2006, Music Overheard, Boston ICA)
  7. Simon Whetham, Study for Temporary Residence (2015, Siebzehn bis ∞, Crónica)

You can follow Rádio Zero’s broadcasts at radiozero.pt/ouvir and Rádio Manobras at radiomanobras.pt.

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