Author Archives: Miguel Carvalhais

Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by Blow Up

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New release: Arturas Bumšteinas’s “Orgelsafari”

Arturas Bumšteinas started the Organ Safari project in 2007, compiling recordings of various church organs into a growing sound archive. These recordings are later used in various contexts, such as performances, installations, radio programmes, and releases such as this. The organ sounds in this album were collected in February 2017 in Saxony, Germany, when Arturas Bumšteinas, Gailė Griciūtė […]

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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by Loop

En el mundo de las grabaciones de campo el australiano Philip Samartzis junto al francés Eric La Casa trabajaron en el Parque Nacional Kruger ubicado al noreste de Sudáfrica. Allí Eric La Casa y Philip Samartzis estuvieron realizando registros de campo durante diez días para el álbum “Captured Space”.Philip Samartzis es un artista sonoro con […]

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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by A Closer Listen

What is the role of wilderness in the imagination?  Is wilderness still wild if it is walled?  In a preserve, who are the captors, and who are the captives?  These are only a few of the questions asked by Philip Samartzis and Eric La Casa as they record the soundscape of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The […]

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Mise_en_Scene’s “-O-R-G-A-N-” reviewed by Dark Entries

Mise_En_Scene is het project van de Israëlische geluidstechnicus Shay Nassi, alwaar hij zijn opgedane vaardigheden gebruikt om op subtiele wijze elementen van minimalisme en noise in zijn muziek te gieten. De streepjes in de titel van zijn laatste werk -O-R-G-A-N- lijken te beduiden dat hij het woord wil ontleden. Zo is het Engelse woord ‘organ’ […]

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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by Chain DLK

“Captured Space” comprises two ambient pieces built up from field recordings made over the space of ten days in and around the Kruger National Park in the corner of South Africa. Individual recordings have been layered up to create something denser than real life, but still essentially realistic. It’s a sonic portrait that, unsurprisingly, is […]

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New release: Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space”

Located in the north-east corner of South Africa, bisected by the Tropic of Capricorn, is Kruger National Park. Bordered by Zimbabwe and Mozambique, the subtropical park is approximately 360 kilometres long and 65 kilometres wide, and takes in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Aside from abundant wildlife, the landscape contains assorted vegetation including red […]

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@c’s “Espaço, Pausa, Repetição” reviewed by The Sound Projector

Our Portuguese double act @c (Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais) are here with a new cassette called Espaço, Pausa, Repetição (CRONICA 150-2019). This one arose from an installation project which they did at the University of Porto. Apparently over fifty creators contributed about 300 “sound objects” to this project, and if @c are using these as the basis for today’s […]

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Francisco López & Miguel A. García’s “Ekkert Nafn” reviewed by The Sound Projector

On Ekkert Nafn (CRONICA 151 / TRONICDISEASE TD-3), two Spanish sound artists Francisco López and Miguel A. García collaborate on one of those sound-file swapping projects. Two long pieces are the result, apparently using the same source materials – there’s talk of field recordings, mechanical devices, digital transformation. López extends his for 31:53 and in terms of his ongoing no-titles-for-me-thanks project, he’s […]

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Mise_en_Scene’s “-O-R-G-A-N-” reviewed by Blow Up

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