Author Archives: Miguel Carvalhais

Trondheim EMP’s “Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots” reviewed by Blow Up

Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots by Trondheim EMP

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Isabel Latorre & Edu Comelles’s “For Pauline” reviewed by The Sound Projector

Minimalist accordion tones from Isabel Latorre and Edu Comelles on their cassette tape For Pauline (CRÓNICA 144-2018). As readers may have guessed, it’s inspired directly by the music of Pauline Oliveros, herself now regarded as one of the “greats” of American minimalism and feted for her innovative empowering ideas and sensitive performing skills. The work was intended as a realisation […]

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New release: @c’s “Espaço, Pausa, Repetição”

Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais have been working as @c since 2000, publishing several albums (some of which in Crónica), composing music for audiovisuals and theatre, performing extensively, and creating site-specific sound installations. Having been invited to develop a new work for the Exhibitions Pavilion of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, to […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Rockerilla

Unwritten Rules of a Ceaseless Journey by Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Fluid Sonic Fluctuations

Welcome to the 17th review in the Fluid Label Focus series on the Crónica label. Today I have for you another recent release on the label that I finally got to this month. This is the new collaborative album by Portuguese experimental group Haarvöl and field recordist and sound artist Xóan-Xil López, titled Unwritten Rules […]

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Ephraim Wegner & Daniel Bisig’s “Jetzt” reviewed by Fluid Sonic Fluctuations

Welcome back to the the Fluid Label Focus on CRÓNICA, the label with which I originally started this review series. CRÓNICA’s been very active this year with new music and audiovisual works coming out every month and sometimes even every few weeks, so it’s time to catch up and look at the two recently released […]

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New release: Guido Flichman’s “Clorofila Voyeur”

Buenos Aires’s native Guido Flichman has been involved in experimental music for a decade and a half, collaborating in the duo Termotank and the electronic pop band Programa besides working solo under his own name or as Depuratumba. Since 2006 he has also been running the website Latinoise a platform for information and promotion of noise and experimental musicians in Latin America. Clorofila […]

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Tamtam’s “Rheingold” reviewed by The Sound Projector

Sam Auinger scored quite a hit with this writer in 2001, when he made Box 30/70 with Bruce Odland (appearing as O+A). I seem to recall they created a fascinating twist on the field recording genre with their innovative “box”, which sits by a roadside and does unusual things to the sound of cars rushing past. This […]

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Trondheim EMP’s “Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots” reviewed by Vital Weekly

Trondheim Electroacoustic Music Performance (EMP) is an ensemble performing improvised electroacoustic music. The project started in 2011 with the involvement of many different musicians over the years. It originated from “the performance explorations around music technology at Department of Music, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), investigating how technology makes us play differently, how […]

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Síria’s “Cuspo” reviewed by The Sound Projector

Understated voice and drone thing from Síria on her Cuspo (CRÓNICA 142-2018) cassette, which has been executed quite simply by recycling field recordings and old LP records, creating sounds on which Síria intones and chants her vocal additions. Despite the slow pace, near-whispered method, and unvarying tone, there’s still power to it; she manages to instil every moment with a […]

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