Review | By Martin P / Musique Machine
DinahBird | A Box of 78s
This vinyl album is lavishly presented on Gruenrekorder, with nice artwork and photographs; it recounts the story of a box of records. This box, full of old 78s, was inherited by the artist’s grandmother and then passed down across many years and miles; with DinahBird then deciding to retrace its steps, and return to Salt Spring Island with them. She then toured the island, playing the records and recording herself doing this; as well as talking to islanders and her late Great Uncle: ’This piece is about rekindling lost, and perhaps forgotten, sounds. Are they so very different to those my grandmother heard? It is a personal response to the people and places of Salt Spring Island. []


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop
Roger Döring & Konrad Korabiewski | Komplex
From the Gruenrekorder’s Sound Art series of the German Gruenrekorder label is released ‘Komplex’ of German Multi Instrumentalist, actor in theatre and film and one half of Dictaphone, who meet Polish/Danish/Islandic multimedia artist, composer, sound artist, Konrad Korabiewski. ‘Komplex’ was a project created over two years in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland and Berlin, Germany. This work includes improvisations with tenor and baritone saxophones and clarinet performed by Döring and electronic manipulations by Korabiewski, plus field recordings recorded in Berlin and the east of Iceland. ‘Komplex’ was released on vinyl in a limited run of 300 copies which lasts in 36 minutes. []


 

Review | By Curt Cuisine / skug – Journal für Musik
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack
Wenn das Genre Field Recordings wie Pop funktionieren würde, dann wäre »Song From The Forest«, der Soundtrack zum gleichnamigen Dokumentarfilm von Michael Obert. So etwas wie ein Blockbuster, mehr als das sogar, ein kanonisches Werk, das einerseits alle Tugenden des Genres, zugleich all seine Stereotypen und Romantizismen vereinigt. Michael Oberts Regiedebüt ist eine Dokumentation über einen Amerikaner, der seit einem Vierteljahrhundert »im zentralafrikanischen Regenwald unter Bayaka-Pygmäen lebt und mit seinem Sohn, dem Pygmäenjungen Samedi, eine Reise nach New York City unternimmt«. Obert ist als globetrottender Autor und Journalist für »Geo«, die »Süddeutsche« und viele andere renommierte Medien einschlägig vorbelastet. []


 

Review | By Denis Boyer / FEARDROP
Roger Döring & Konrad Korabiewski | Komplex
Il est rare que, même dans sa série Sound Art, la plus « musicale », le label allemand Gruenrekorder n’invite pas d’artistes mettant en œuvre divers field recordings, mêlés à d’autres sons venant d’instruments. Le LP vinyle Komplex, par le duo Konrad Korabiewski & Roger Döring, déroge presque à cette règle, en utilisant principalement le saxophone baryton et la clarinette. On ne peut toutefois imaginer que sur ce label dédié aux sons captés, il ne figure rien d’environnemental. C’est la dernière composante, qui prend naissance avec un dictaphone. Döring joue, improvise, Korabiewski traite en live, et le tout est recouvert, cuisiné, levé grâce au ferment environnemental capté dans différents lieux, lesquels peuvent relever de l’intime (appartements) ou avoir été choisis pour leur qualité de résonance (une usine abandonnée). []


 

Review | By Richard Allen / a closer listen
Animal Music – Sound & Song in the Natural World
Edited by Tobias Fischer & Lara Cory
This new book/CD set, a joint release from Strange Attractor and Gruenrekorder, will have a treasured place on my shelf aside Bernie Krause’s The Great Animal Orchestra, David Rothenberg’s Thousand Mile Song and Cathy Lane & Angus Carlyle’s In the Field: The Art of Field Recording, among others. It’s a solid addition to a small yet growing canon of literature that opens our ears to the intricacies of our sonic environments. Last year, a main character in Jenny Offill’s fine novel Dept. of Speculation was identified as a field recordist. Even though the character turned out to be a cad, the inclusion of his profession (which itself was not demeaned) demonstrates the way in which the subject has begun to poke its head into into popular culture. []


 

Review | By Nathan Thomas / Fluid Radio
Animal Music – Sound & Song in the Natural World
Edited by Tobias Fischer & Lara Cory
Tobias Fischer and Lara Cory work together on the interview series 15 Questions, covering a wide range of musical genres and approaches. By contrast, their new book “Animal Music: Sound and Song in the Natural World” focuses on a single line of enquiry: specifically, the text sets out to explore the making and perception of sounds by non-human animals, and grapples with the thorny question of whether such sounds could ever be considered ‘music’. This quest is undertaken mainly through short, journalistic articles, though an interview with Chris Watson and a discussion with Slavek Kwi are also included, as are two articles by Kate Carr. []


 

klanglandschaft koblenz – altstadtrauschen / 25.7.2015 / 13:00
ein workshop zur erweiterung des hörsinnes

 

koblenz ist nicht nur sehenswert – koblenz ist auch hörenswert. doch wie klingt die stadt an rhein und mosel eigentlich? bei dem workshop altstadtrauschen lassen sich teilnehmer_innen an einem geschäftigen samstagmittag auf die geräusche in gassen, auf plätzen und am konrad-adenauer-ufer ein. im anschluss an hörübungen und hörspaziergänge werden die im laufe des tages gewonnenen eindrücke ausgetauscht. altstadtrauschen wird von lasse-marc riek – zugleich mitbegründer des renommierten labels gruenrekorder – begleitet. der im raum frankfurt/main beheimatete klangkünstler ist seit ende der 90er mit verschiedenen projekten international tätig. […]

 

kostenlose teilnahme | anmeldung: altstadtrauschen@klanglandschaft-koblenz.de
der workshop wird durch die förderung vom hörstudio s, der koblenzerbürgerstiftung, der lotto stiftung rheinland-pfalz sowie der volksbank koblenz mittelrhein ermöglicht.


 

AD HOC #13: Mem1 and Robert Schwarz
SASSAS (The Society for the Activation of Social Space Through Art and Sound) proudly presents elctro-acoustic ensemble Mem1 (Maine) and sound artist Robert Schwarz (Vienna) performing live in quadrophonic sound at MorYork, the fantastic Wunderkammer of artist Clare Graham, located in Highland Park.
Friday, July 17, 2015 / 8pm – 10p Performance 7:30pm Doors
MorYork / 4959 York Blvd / Los Angeles, CA 90042


 

Berlin Bülbül, David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel live with birds
David Rothenberg & Korhan Erel | Berlin Bülbül
A video explaining the story that leads up to my new project, Berlin Bülbül, a duo album with Korhan Erel and live nightingales.

 


 

Review | By Richard Allen / a closer listen
R. Schwarz | The Scale Of Things
Viennese sound artist R. Schwarz has dual Master’s degrees in art and architecture, both of which come to bear on his careful constructions.  Just as he merges disciplines in his sound and installation art, he utilizes a variety of pseudonyms in his studio work, as if implying that the product is more important than the producer.  On the new album, this approach produces a contrast between the precision of the compositions and the vagueness of the original sources; we know where they came from, but not what they are.  At times we hear what may be a brook, a bee hive, a buzz saw; but we’re not sure. []


 

Review | By Pierre Cécile / Le son du grisli
David Michael & Slavek Kwi | MMABOLELA
Sonic Mmabolela est un festival, organisé par Francisco López et James Webb dans la réserve du même nom que ce double-CD. En 2013, il a permis à Slávek Kwi (Artificial Memory Trace) et David Michael de balader leurs micros (dès très tôt le matin !) sur un terrain riche en bestioles de toutes tailles et de toutes couleurs. Rentrés à la maison, il leur a fallu réécouter tout ça pour composer (Kwi, CD1) ou éditer (Michael, CD2). In fine (CD1 et CD2, j’insiste – ce qui fait du matériau), leurs field recordings ne ressemblent pas aux field recordings de Môsieur Toutlemonde. []


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop
David Rothenberg & Korhan Erel | Berlin Bülbül
This is a collaboration between the German musician, composer, author and philosopher-naturalist David Rothenberg on bass clarinet, clarinet and effects and computer musician, improviser, sound designer Turkish Korhan Erel based in Berlin on computer, iPad and live sampling. ‘Berlin Bülbül’ (which means nightingale in Turkish) is a living recording on location and at Draakonipuu, Kreuzberg, Berlin (an important heritage area of the city with several parks and museums). According to the liner notes about nightingale behaviour there are “three ways by which they sing and countersing to each other, starting late at night and lasting until dawn during the early weeks of spring. []


 

New Release:

 

 

Tobias Fischer & Lara Cory: ‘Animal Music – Sound & Song in the Natural World
Gruen 121/15
Field Recordings
CD (+Book) – 17 Tracks (76:57)
(Strange Attractor & Gruenrekorder)


 

Review | By Hal Harmon / Musique Machine
Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders
Gruenrekorder presents 52°46’ North and 13°29’ East – Music for Wax Cylinders by Merzouga. The duo of Eva Poplin and Janko Hanushevsky offer a single track CD utilizing historic wax-cylinders from the Ethnologisches Museum Dahlem in Berlin. Gruenrekorder, an imprint with a penchant for field-recordings, always seems to have an interesting story behind the making of each of their releases. This disc is no exception. As the story goes, Erich Moritz von Hornbostel was a musicologist who, due to poor health, was virtually homebound. Despite his predicament, he was fortunate to to be put in charge of a massive field-recording project. At edict of the Prussian Emperor during the early 1900’s, all German trading and scientific expeditions were to be recorded via wax cylinders. []


 

Review | By Torsten Möller / Neue Zeitschrift für Musik 03/2015
DinahBird | A Box of 78s
Musikalische Wertung: 5 – Technische Wertung: 5 – Booklet: 5
Es gibt Gründe, auf Vinyl zu veröffentlichen: Da wäre der High-End-Fetischismus einer wachsenden Analog-Gemeinde; da wäre der schöne Karton ohne Plastik; da wäre das Konzept, das eben nicht nur den Inhalt, sondern auch die Form bestimmt. Vor allem Letzteres trifft auf die LP A Box of 78s zu, die die Radioautorin DinahBird in der «Sound Art Series» bei Gruenrekorder veröffentlichte. Zum Hintergrund: In einer über achtzig Jahre alten Kiste ihrer Großmutter fand DinahBird etwa fünfzig Schallplatten mit Aufnahmen klassischer Werke inklusive vieler bekannter Opernarien. Im September 2012 fängt sie an, die Spuren der Platten zurückzuverfolgen. []


 

Interview with R. Schwarz | by Guillermo Escudero / Loop
What do you consider when processing natural sounds as birds, insects, water, or urban sounds such as car engines, people walking, etc.? []
R. Schwarz | The Scale Of Things


 

Review | By felix / freiStil – Magazin für Musik und Umgebung / #61
Roger Döring & Konrad Korabiewski | Komplex
Der deutsche Multiholzbläser Roger Döring ist auf dieser brillanten Platte – eine weitere Großtat des Gruenrekorder-Labels – für die akustischen Improvisationen zuständig, Konrad Korabiewski, ein Mann mit vielen Herkünften (Polen, Dänemark, Island, Deutschland) behandelt Dörings Gebläse live-elektronisch, spitzt sie zu, flacht sie ab, bringt sie auf den Punkt, je nach Bedarf und Bedürfnis. Nicht unwesentlich bei der Entstehung der vorliegenden Soundscapes ist die Berücksichtigung verschiedener Aufnahmesituationen. Die reichen von einer Wohnung in Berlin bis hinaus zu einer aufgelassenen Fabrikshalle auf Island. Entsprechend unterschiedlich ausdifferenziert findet dieser Komplex klanglich statt. Von smart bis hart reicht die Ausdruckspalette. Manchmal herrscht mildes Klima vor, dann wieder wilde Verzerrung. So kommt diese ambitionierte Ambientmusik daher: roh und ausgekocht zugleich. Ta-del-los.


 

framework radio | #516
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
O/live | Stefan Militzer & Roland Etzin


 

Das Rieksche Wind-Ohrchester!
Die Klanginstallation “Wind” im Rahmen “Kunst in Kirchen” noch bis 19.07.2015

 

Lasse-Marc Riek hat sich für seine Klanginstallation zum Thema Luft vom Wind und den vom Wind erzeugten Geräuschen inspirieren lassen. „Wind klingt nicht, doch das, was er bewegt, beginnt zu klingen! Klänge bewegen uns! Die katholische Kirche St. Anna in Ranstadt ist geradezu ideal für meine Klanginstallation“, so Riek.

 

Für die Klang-Installation „Wind“ werden Geräusche und Klänge von Objekten, Landschaften und Situationen, welche durch Wind und Sturm zum Klingen gebracht werden, aufgezeichnet und zu einer sich immer wandelnden neuen Klanglandschaft im Kirchenraum zusammengebracht und hörbar.
www.kunstinkirchen-wetterau.de


 

Hörsaal#07
„Die Aeolsharfe auf der Grünbrücke – ein allegorischer Traum“
07 July 2015 | 8 PM
Der zentrale Platz auf der Grünbrücke wird zur Bühne für Gaukler und zeitgenössische Kunst. Die dort installierte Äolsharfe, ein dem Gott des Windes geweihtes Klanginstrument, wird zum Hauptdarsteller der Veranstaltung. Das Ensemble des 12-Stufen-Theaters und das Hörsaal-Team bieten ihren Gästen ein buntes Programm aus den Elementen Theater, Schauspiel, Klangperformance und Musik. Die Akteure des Bewegungstheaters Expressión Corporal verbinden Akrobatik, Tanz, Stimme und Klang zu lebenden Bildern. Getragen vom Klang der Windharfe und historischen Texten Friedrich Hugo von Dalbergs entsteht eine Szenerie, die zwischen der Anziehungskraft der Erde und der Leichtigkeit des Windes spielt.
www.aschaffenburger-kulturtage.de/die-aeolsharfe


Phonophon

Phonophon | 25 June 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Melmann / DM (AR)
www.melmann.com.ar
www.lucasdm.com.ar

 

* Waffensupermarkt (D)
www.waffensupermarkt.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis 2015
Erster Preis für “Song from the Forest” von Michael Obert


 

SONG FROM THE FOREST

 

SONG FROM THE FOREST | DVD Special Edition

 

SONG FROM THE FOREST | DVD Special Edition
The special edition includes the german DVD, the soundtrack and a hand made Bayaka-necklace
DVD Special Edition > [order]
Audio CD > [order]
Digital > [order]


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir | Sounds of Iceland
More a documentary project than an “art” affair, I suppose, and an extremely handsomely produced one, both visually and sonically. Each of the seven tracks, save one (which is less than two minutes long) is comprised of three or four sections recorded at different locations; we move smoothly from one to another. This could occasion a slide-show quality but the choices made by Bjarnadóttir impart a subtle sense of connectivity, so that the side by side aspect feels “right” somehow. We travel from the delicate bubbling of hot springs to soft cave drippings, from waterfalls to bird-intensive cliff sides, from windswept plateaus to geysers. Impossible to say much more about it than that. If you’re into lovingly assembled recordings from exotic (to most) places in the natural world , tis one is right up your alley. Really fine job.


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop
R. Schwarz | The Scale Of Things
Robert Schwarz is an architect, composer and sound artist based in Vienna who holds a Master’s degree in architecture and arts and also studied computer music. His sound installations have been exhibited in several festivals and museums in Europe. He works with various monikers and some releases on Sonic Terrain, Laton, Kinderkreuzzug, Wildstyle, Mudblob Free Music Archive and most recently in the German Gruenrekorder label sound art series. ‘The Scale Of Things’ was released on digital format and on LP in a limited run of 300 copies. Field recordings were captured at various locations in Vienna, South Africa and China. []


Phonophon

Phonophon | 16 June 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Eric Leonardson (USA)
www.ericleonardson.org

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / Nowamuzyka.pl
R. Schwarz | The Scale Of Things
Elektroakustyczne manipulacje doprawione field recordingiem znów zdały egzamin.   Robert Schwarz to architekt, artysta dźwiękowy i kompozytor mieszkający w Austrii. Studiował między innymi muzykę komputerową na Uniwersytecie Muzyki i Sztuki w Wiedniu. Jest laureatem międzynarodowych stypendiów i nagród. Do tej pory wydał kilka płyt pod różnymi pseudonimami, a jego nagrania ukazały się nakładem takich wytwórni jak Gruenrekorder, Laton, Kinderkreuzzug, Vienna Wildstyle, Sonic Terrain czy Mudblob.   Teraz otrzymaliśmy album „The Scale Of Things” sygnowany nazwiskiem artysty, gdzie soundartowe eksperymenty zostały w niezwykle interesujący sposób połączone z nagraniami terenowymi. []


 

Review | By Aurelio Cianciotta / Neural
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack
Everything starts with the movie by German director Michael Obert, Song From The Forest, a fascinating journey into the rainforest of Central Africa, organised in the fall of 2009. The notes of the release describe how Obert had heard the story of a white man who lived in the jungle among the Bayaka pygmies and he decided to go in search of him. Obert only later discovered that the man in question was Louis Sarno, an American musicologist who, twenty-five years previously, had left civilization to live in the wilderness area of the Congo and record Bayaka music. Over the years, Sarno collected more than fifteen hundred hours of recordings of Bayaka music, recently donated to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. []


 

Reviews | By textura
Roger Döring & Konrad Korabiewski | Komplex
Best known as one-half of German outfit Dictaphone, Roger Döring joins forces with sound artist and current director of Skálar—Centre for Sound Art and Experimental Music Konrad Korabiewski for a twelve-inch vinyl set (300 copies available) of moody, woodwinds-based ruminations. The eight settings on Komplex document improvised interactions between Döring’s clarinet and saxophones (tenor, baritone) and Korabiewski’s electronic treatments and sound manipulations. Also figuring into the album’s character are the locales themselves where the material came into being, as the duo recorded Komplex at sites possessing personal meaning, such as Döring’s Berlin apartment and an abandoned herring factory in east Iceland. []

 

David Rothenberg & Korhan Erel | Berlin Bülbül
A woodwinds-based duo recording of radically different character from Komplex is Berlin Bülbül (nightingale in Turkish), which features clarinetest David Rothenberg working with Korhan Erel, who’s credited with computer, iPad, and live sampling on the fifty-minute CD. Ostensibly a follow-up to Rothenberg’s 2013 Bug Music release, Berlin Bülbül finds the musician shifting the focus from insects to nightingales. The two are a natural fit: Rothenberg is an intrepid musician who regards non-human creatures as sparring partners; for his part, Erel, a Turkish electronic musician now residing in Berlin, enjoys sampling birds in their natural habitat. []


 

Review | By textura
R. Schwarz | The Scale Of Things
[] Insect noises in “Self-Propelled-Sound-Particles” suggest flies buzzing around a corpse, the body still offering ample material for creatures to feed on, while the long-form “Mabalel” might be the most impressive of the lot in the way it seamlessly advances through multiple episodes. Two examples hint that track names were not arbitrarily selected: “With the Witch” is about as disturbing a construction as one would expect from one so titled, and the directional movement alluded to by “From Surface Downwards” could refer to a coffin’s descent into the ground or even a journey to hell. Schwarz’s sound paintings possess incredible evocative power, and, through an accumulation of detail, each piece brings an imagined world into being in a most convincing manner. Not a moment is wasted in these seven mesmerizing settings, and every detail counts.


 

Review | By textura
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir | Sounds of Iceland
Reykjavík resident Hafdís Bjarnadóttir takes the listener on a forty-two-minute round trip of Iceland on this latest installment in Gruenrekorder’s Field Recording Series. It’s about as pure a representation of the label’s series project as could be imagined, given that the recordings, which Bjarnadóttir gathered between 2009 and 2013, feature nature sounds exclusively. That said, the fact that Sounds of Iceland excludes human-derived sounds comes as a little bit of a surprise, given Bjarnadóttir’s beginnings. After picking up the electric guitar at the age of twelve, she started playing in bands and exploring rock, folk, and jazz styles. []


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside
R. Schwarz | The Scale Of Things
An extremely impressive set of orchestrated electronics and field recordings from Schwarz, orchestrated in the sense of deeply constructed (at least, that’s the feeling I get) from sounds captured in Europe, Africa and China, enhanced and integrated with synthesizers. I wouldn’t go so far as to say “symphonic” but more like a tone poem, the elements densely layered with an implied sense of drama, even loose narrative, streams of dark buzzes and hums coursing through thickets of thistles and clangs. Per notes on the site, “based on the exploration of nature recordings for unheard details and hidden layers, focused on patterns of stochastic order and unique chaos created without musical intention.” []


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside
Roger Döring & Konrad Korabiewski | Komplex
Döring plays clarinets, tenor and baritone saxophones and Korabiewski supplies electronics, the pieces also ceding space to the environments in which they were recorded. The reed playing is generally somber and smooth, stating simple melodies with a dirge or folk character (reminded me of the slower portions of that old Skidmore/Osbourne/Surman recording on Ogun), only once delving into distortion when he runs the sound through a dictaphone. The electronics are very subtle, sometimes hardly there, although there’s also either overdubbing of the reeds or real-time sampling. The music is moodily bleak, melancholic with a tendency toward sentiment. But at times, a certain balance is reached and the music floats wonderfully. []


 

Review | By Stephen Fruitman / Avant Music News
ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE | ANOURAN LOVE SONGS
Oh, the places you´ll go! The things you´ll hear. Artificial Memory Trace trades as Slavek Kwi. He calls Ireland his home but one wonders if the Czech immigrant isn´t really at home wherever anything makes a sound, given the breadth and depth of his field recording art. A boyhood fascination with frogs tadpoled into a huge fresco of Amazonian amphibia, recorded over the course of several years around lakes Mamori and Yuma in Brazil, sewn into seventy-two seamless fragments, stored on a USB flash card and going on for hours. Anouran Love Songs is a masterful Audubonian accomplishment and a remarkable extended listening experience. Copies are sold out at Gruenrekorder but still available through Kwi´s website.


 

Review | By Beach Sloth
R. Schwarz | The Scale Of Things
R. Schwarz’s “The Scale of Things” finds chaos in order. The cyclical nature of the world is let loose and allowed to be slowly torn asunder and morphed into bizarre mutated carcasses of sound. What results is something that is difficult to fully grasp for R. Schwarz opts for a completely immersive experience, forgoing melody, rhythm and traditional progression. A state of flux reigns supreme as the mixture of the natural and the manipulated become impossible to parse out. By letting these pieces roam free the sounds are allowed to explore vastly different territories with each other discovering its own unique personality. []


Phonophon

Phonophon | 27 May 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Eric Arn (USA)
www.soundcloud.com

 

* Jung An Tagen (A)
www.virtualvienna.tumblr.com

 

* HEXENEICHE (NL)
www.vaticananalog.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / Nowamuzyka.pl
Roger Döring & Konrad Korabiewski | Komplex
Dobrze sprawdzone patenty, czyli połączenie instrumentów akustycznych i elektroniki, ale efekt niecodzienny. Roger Döring (ur. w 1961 r.) to muzyk i aktor, który intensywnie tworzy od początku lat 80. Członek niemieckiego duetu Dictaphone. Wraz z Rudu Moserem (Einstürzende Neubauten) utworzyli projekt Orchestra Obscure. Współpracował też z japońskim gitarzystą i kompozytorem Takeshi Nishimoto. Obecnie swoją uwagę Döring skierował w stronę wspólnych działań z polsko-duńsko-islandzkim artystą multimedialnym Konradem Korabiewskim (ur. w 1978 r.) szukającym w swoich pracach nowych możliwości wykrywania, wyrażania i przenoszenia poglądów filozoficznych do świata sztuki. []


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / Nowamuzyka.pl
David Rothenberg & Korhan Erel | Berlin Bülbül
Jak to jest grać razem ze słowikami?
Wiosenne miesiące (kwiecień-maj) to doskonały moment na rozpoczęcie obserwacji słowików przylatujących z Afryki. Możemy je spotkać w prawie całej Europie i nie tylko. Co ważne, śpiew tego ptaka jest niezwykle donośny, urozmaicony oraz posiada dużą skalę tonów. Dwóch wyśmienitych twórców postanowiło wejść z nimi w muzyczny dialog. Korhan Erel to turecki artysta dźwiękowy, improwizator i konstruktor, który obecnie mieszka w Berlinie. W swoich pracach korzysta zarówno z elektroniki cyfrowej, jak i analogowej. []


 

Review | By Richard Allen / a closer listen
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir | Sounds of Iceland
“These recordings do not contain human-derived sounds,” writes Hafdís Bjarnadóttir in her introduction to the evocative Sounds of Iceland.  This is a difficult achievement in field recording, although with 90% of Iceland residents living in or near Reykjavik, it likely grew easier as the artist left the capital.  A few birds are present, although no Icelandic horses; the focus is on water in all of its guises, save for rain. The set travels the country clockwise and seasonally, proceeding from spring to winter, when Ring Road can be impossible to traverse.  The format is enticing, in that it invites others to trace its path. []


 

The Marble Hall Sessions #1: Bryan Eubanks @ Gonzo (circus)
Bryan Eubanks | from the cistern


Phonophon

Phonophon | 17 May 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Yuri Landman: Orchestra Performance & Solo Performance (NL)
www.hypercustom.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

New Release:

 

 

Roger Döring & Konrad Korabiewski: ‘Komplex
Gruen 126/15
Sound Art
Vinyl – 8 Tracks (36:29)


 

New Release:

 

 

R. Schwarz: ‘The Scale of Things
Gruen 154/15
Sound Art
Vinyl + Digital – 7 Tracks (35:42)


 

New Release:

 

 

David Rothenberg & Korhan Erel: ‘Berlin Bülbül
Gruen 159/15
Sound Art
CD – 12 Tracks (49:54)


 

Animal Music (Book & CD launch) @ Café Jää äär
May 22nd ,  4pm – 10pm / Brunnenstraße 56, 13355 Berlin

 

Afternoon talks at 4pm (twenty minutes each):
Hollis Taylor “Is Birdsong Music?” David Rothenberg, “Why Make Music with Nightingales?” Martin Ullrich, “The Animal in Classical Music”

 

Evening music 8pm-10pm (in various configurations):
David Rothenberg. clarinets, creatures, Korhan Erel, live sampling, Lasse-Marc Riek, soundscapes, Elliot Sharp, guitar.

 

Book launch at 6pm, just before dinner: Tobias Fischer, Lara Cory, and Lasse-Marc Riek

 

Dinner at 6:30, catered by Jää äär.

 

In honor of the publication of Animal Music by Tobias Fischer, and Lara Cory, Café Jää Äär hosts a conference and concert of music and ideas on the following questions: Do animals sing? What meaning does their song convey? Will we ever be able to understand them?

 

Animal Music: Sound and Song in the Natural World (Strange Attractor 2015) presents an overview of the current state of the debate. Its authors have spoken to the leading scientists, researchers, and musicians in the field to uncover hidden meanings and new perspectives. They visit the world’s largest library for animal sounds, hack into the mysterious sound world of shrimp, travel back in time to the point where human and animal music diverge, and decode the latest findings of neuroscience. A special compilation CD is released by Gruenrekorder to go with the book.


 

Record Release / Listening Party – R. Schwarz – The Scale of Things
Sound Studies Salon @ The Public School LA
May 14, 2015 – 7:30pm
Sound Art Series by Gruenrekorder
Germany / 2015 / Gruen 154 / 12″ vinyl
@ The Public School LA – 951 Chung King Road Los Angeles, CA 90012


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY
R. Schwarz / The Scale Of Things / Vinyl / Gruen 154 > 15/05/2015
[] There is certain darkness in all of these pieces, a nocturnal quality if you will, like the field recordings were taped at dawn or night-time. Schwarz wanders through woods, leaves crack below his feet and cars pass in the distance. Suddenly some electronic sounds mingle with these and take over the piece, and it completely changes colour and direction. Robert Schwarz’ music has a great dramatic quality to it, refined, spooky, dark and you could easily commission him for a radio drama; I am sure he would create some fine work in that realm. This is an excellent album.


Phonophon

Phonophon | 12 May 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Helios & Hess (CH)
www.everestrecords.ch

 

* Sebastian Scherer (D)
www.soundcloud.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By Pierre Cécile / Le son du grisli
Roger Döring & Konrad Korabiewski / Komplex
Vinyl / Skálar 001 / Gruen 126 > 15/05/2015
Diantre, une nouvelle affaire & déjà le premier indice (couverture du LP). Me voilà embarqué en véhicule motorisé derrière Sir (Roger) Döring et Lord (Konrad) Korabiewski. J’imagine qu’ils ne m’imaginaient certainement pas si fin limier… Et ce que de ma place à l’arrière j’aperçois de la route (ce type de bande rugueuse et cette forme de gros nuage) me fait dire qu’on est en Islande. Et en Islande de l’est, qui plus est. Bingo, mecs ! L’Islande de l’est, rien que ça… Je m’attends maintenant à ce que vous me fassiez écouter vos plus belles prises de roucoulements de gobemouches et de respiration de flétans des glaces chopés lors de la saison propice à l’agrandissement de la famille. []


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir | Sounds of Iceland
‘Sounds of Iceland’ is a new release of German Gruenrekorder label that belongs to the ‘Field Recordings’ series and now features the work of Icelandic sound artist Hafdís Bjarnadóttir who lives and works in Reykjavík.
‘Sounds of Iceland’ includes field recordings made on a trip around Iceland which begins west of the island in early spring and continues for the West Fjords, route through northern Iceland and at this point of the trip it was summer time. Then follows the journey through the interior highlands, before making a brief stop by the East Fjords. When the tour reached its point of origin, came fall and winter. []


 

CD Release Concerts / Berlin Bülbül / David Rothenberg & Korhan Erel
@ Gruenrekorder / Gruen 159 > 15/05/2015

 

I. Friday May 8th, 11pm | Treptower Park
www.facebook.com/events/1589197781322322/

 

David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel revisit Treptower Park, where they have launch their collaboration in May 2014 by playing with nightingales at midnight, on May 8th to celebrate their new album David Rothenberg & Korhan Erel – Berlin Bülbül that came out of that collaboration.
For this event, the duo will be joined by Cymin Samawatie (www.cyminology.de) and Alexandra Duvekot.

 

This concert will be donation-based.
The meeting point is the park-side exit of the S-Bahn tunnel at the Treptower Park Station. The meeting time is 23.00. We will walk in the park, while we will talk about nightingales and their song, and once we find a singing nightingale we will set up our gear and improvise with it, trying to make a music that no one species could make alone.

 

II. Saturday May 9th, 11pm | Viktoriapark
www.facebook.com/events/1441382102822474/

 

David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel will do their second of their live nightingale concerts at Viktoriapark, a beautiful location in Kreuzberg on May 9th to celebrate their new album David Rothenberg & Korhan Erel – Berlin Bülbül that is a result of their collaboration that started in May 2014 in Berlin.
At this event the duo will be joined by accordionist/vocalist Lucie Vítková and cellist Maria Magdalena Wiesmaier

 

This concert will be donation-based.
The meeting point is Viktorapark’s entrance on Kreuzbergerstraße. The entrance is right across the beginning of Großbeerenstraße. The meeting time is 23.00. We will walk in the park, while we will talk about nightingales and their song, and once we find a singing nightingale we will set up our gear and improvise with it, trying to make a music that no one species could make alone.

 

III. Sunday May 10th at Sammlung Hoffmann:
www.facebook.com/events/410012685849451/

 

NOTE: To attend this event, you MUST RSVP to: Sammlung Hoffmann <hoffmann@sammlung-hoffmann.de> to get on the list. It is free but space is limited.

 

Nightingales migrate every spring from East Africa, through the marshes of southern Europe, on up to the North. Berlin is probably the best city in Europe to make music live with nightingales, because of its spacious parks and the large number of enthusiastically singing birds. Strangely enough, nighttime nightingale jamming doesn’t seem to be as popular an activity as one might expect, but we have shown that it does actually work. Almost everything one plays to a nightingale will encourage him to sing more.

 

What is it like to play along with a nightingale? It becomes a direct window into the unknown, a touch of communication with a being with whom we cannot speak. The play of pure tones jarring against click and buzz, it all becomes not a code but a groove, an amphitheater of rhythms in which we strive to find a place.

 

David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel went out at midnight to these urban woods last year to jam with these fabulous singing Nachtigallen. David is a clarinetist and writer known for his work with creatures of all kinds. He records on the ECM label and travels the world looking for unusual animal musicians to engage with. Korhan is a Turkish electronic musician now living in Berlin, adept at sampling the birds live in their forest habitat. About half the tunes on the album are live human/nightingale encounters, and the rest are constructions mixing clarinets and electronic mysteries.

 

Even when we are back in the studio the possibility of contacting the musical mind of the nightingale still influenced us. The resulting album, Berlin Bülbül, that’s nightingale in Turkish, will be released at Sammlung Hoffmann in a special concert on May 10th.

 

David Rothenberg, bass clarinet, clarinet, effects
Korhan Erel, Samplr on iPad, Omnibus

 

More:
www.pledgemusic.com/projects/berlinbulbul


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / Nowamuzyka.pl
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir | Sounds of Iceland
Wsłuchajcie się w islandzkie cztery pory roku – Hafdís Bjarnadóttir pochodzi z Reykjaviku, jest wykształconą muzycznie artystką, gdyż ukończyła studia na Wydziale Jazzu (gitara), ma licencjat ze współczesnej kompozycji, a w 2009 roku zdobyła tytuł magistra na Duńskiej Królewskiej Akademii Muzycznej w Kopenhadze. Zainteresowania Bjarnadóttir są bardzo szerokie i nie zamyka się na nowe estetyki, raczej swobodnie porusza się między różnymi gatunkami. Jej drugi solowy album „JÆJA” (posłuchaj) był nominowany do Iceland Music Awards, z kolei na płycie „Sounds of Iceland” pokazała, że jest kreatywną twórczynią nagrań terenowych. []


 

Review | By ZAMAN
Berlin Bülbül / David Rothenberg & Korhan Erel
CD / Gruen 159 > 15/05/2015
Sesi ‘bülbül gibi’ sanatçıların albümüne alışığız da bizzat bülbülün enstrümanlara eşlik ettiği bir albüm yabancı bize. Fakat bu kez sahne bülbüllerin. David Rothenberg ve Korhan Erel, Berlin’de bir parkta gece boyunca bülbüllerle müzik yaptı. Ortaya ‘Berlin Bülbül’ adlı albüm çıktı. Birbirini daha önce hiç görmemiş, biri Amerika’da biri Berlin’de yaşayan iki müzisyeni bir araya getiren nedir? Yaptıkları sıra dışı işler olabilir mi? Çok muhtemel. Geleneksel ve kalıplaşmış formların dışına çıkarak müzik yapan David Rothenberg ile Korhan Erel’e olan da tam olarak bu. []


 

framework radio | #510
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir | Sounds of Iceland


 

Gruenrekorder playlists @ Late Junction / BBC Radio 3
Listen:
28th April 2015: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05s3snj
29th April 2015: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05s3snl
30th April 2015: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05s3snn


 

Gruenrekorder @ Sonic Vigil 9 | May 6 nd 2015 | 2 PM – 8 PM

More information

 

SONIC VIGIL 9


Phonophon

Phonophon | 29 April 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Unii (JP)
www.uniiunii.com

 

* Pedro Lopes (P)
www.plopesmusic.org

 

* Tobias Schmitt (D)
www.acrylnimbus.de

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Gruenrekorder on BBC Radio 3 | Fiona Talkington / Late Junction
www.bbc.co.uk

 

Tuesday 28 April
Roland Etzin | TransMongolian
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir | Sounds of Iceland

 

Wednesday 29 April
Antje Vowinckel | Terra Prosodia
Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir | Sounds of Iceland
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band

 

Thursday 30 April
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno | Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack


 

Review | By Susanne Benda / Stuttgarter Nachrichten
Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +
Klänge für Saxofon und Elektronik
Laute Schritte nähern sich. Geräusche, harte Schnitte. Was macht Mark Lorenz Kysela da? Spielt er Saxofon oder Klarinette, oder spielt er mit Gegenständen? Was ist realer Klang, was das Ergebnis elektronischer Verfremdung? „Mark Lorenz Kysela spielt aktuelle Musik für einen Instrumentalsolisten und klangliche Erweiterungen“, beschreibt sich die CD „Eins+“ selbst. „Abenteuerreisen für Hörende“ hätte man die Einspielung auch nennen können. Im Mittelpunkt der Stücke von Christoph Ogiermann, Thomas Stiegler, Martin Schüttler, Michael Maierhof, Alvin Lucier und Uwe Rasch stehen die Lust am Spiel und am Experiment. Nichts zum Nebenbei-Hören, eher etwas zum
Hineinfallen. Eine schöne, sehr andere CD. []


 

framework radio | #508
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite


 

Review | By Beach Sloth
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir | Sounds of Iceland
Sounds of Iceland have love for its surroundings. Capturing the exquisite beauty of the oftentimes straggly landscape, the pieces are edited ever so slightly to give the impression of a quiet meditative journey. Volume shifts from the sounds of cute animals to silence to the thrashing waves are displayed as affectionately as possible. By letting the pieces speak for themselves Hafdís Bjarnadóttir is able to show a sense of belonging over the course of the album. Pieces are divided according to region and this gives off the sense of geography that informs the entire endeavor. []


 

Tom Lawrence | Water Beetles of Pollardstown Fen
@ Podcast – XPLAYMIX: LOM


Phonophon

Phonophon | 19 April 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Worsel Strauss (D)
www.vicmodworselstrauss.bandcamp.com

 

* Roy Carroll (IRL)
www.roycarroll.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

New Release:

 

 

Hafdís Bjarnadóttir: ‘Sounds of Iceland – field recordings by Hafdís Bjarnadóttir
CD – Gruen 157/15
Field Recordings
7 Tracks (41:59)


Phonophon

Phonophon | 15 April 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Conjecture (GR)
www.vasilisangelopoulos.com

* Mytrip (BG)
www.ijustwannabeabetterman.blogspot.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

New website: www.series-invisible.de
Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek | Series Invisible – Collection 1
Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek | Series Invisible – Collection 2


 

Review | By Tobias Fischer / Beat
David Michael & Slavek Kwi | MMABOLELA
Zwei Field Recorder durchschreiten zur selben Zeit einen südafrikanischen Nationalpark, doch ihre Ergebnisse sind alles andere als gleich. Kwis Tracks muten wie psychedelische Collagen voller elektrisch surrende Felder, irr pulsierenden Vogelzwitscherns und stöhnender Stimmen an. Michaels Impressionen sind delikat und dezent, platzieren den Hörer in eine leise schillernde Welt aus Würmern, Käfern und Nilpferden. Sounds, die einem aus der elektronischen Klangsynthese vertraut sind, wirken in einem natürlichen Umfeld plötzlich seltsam verstörend. Es stellt sich ein Gefühl hypnoptischer Desorientierung ein – und das Ohr wird zum zutiefst subjektiven Erzähler.


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir | Sounds of Iceland
[] There is no human intervention in these pieces and while each section contains multiple pieces, they still sound like a small composition of nature sounds, and not a solid piece of field recording. Recordings of water dripping in caves, stream, geysers, wind, hot springs, birds, waterfalls and all such like makes this one excellent trip. And a trip that is indeed not as noisy as I expected, but sometimes it does; the crackling of ice, the geysers high up in the air and close by taped waterfalls, but it’s all put together in quite a clever way, like acousmatic compositions, creating delicate balances and a great narration between these loud and softer sounds. Great release.


 

Review | By Jack Chuter / ATTN:Magazine
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
You have to wander far, far into the reeds to find the Cicada Dream Band. This is either the music of a trio that have spent generous amounts of time in eachother’s company – bouncing ideas between them until the original concept is mashed into a bizarre new shape – or the work of three natural born curveballers, whose sparks of innovation come brightly and frequently, in completely unexpected colours. The energy levels are persistently high, twisting between synthesised vocal dissonance, silky clarinet flutters, earthy throat song and the congregative conversations of nature’s most flirtatious and boisterous birds and insects. []


Phonophon

Phonophon | 03 April 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Morihide Sawada (JP)
www.snaredrumsolo.com

 

* Christian Schröder (D)

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Gruenrekorder part of Sonic Vigil 9 | 02 May 2015
Christina Kubisch
Hein Schoer


 

Interview by Miguel Isaza @ Sonic Terrain
Communicating and Living Sound: An Interview with Lasse-Marc Riek and Roland Etzin of Gruenrekorder [+exclusive mix]


 

Upcoming Release @ Gruenrekorder
Berlin Bülbül / David Rothenberg & Korhan Erel / CD / Gruen 159

 

Support the new album by Korhan Erel and David Rothenberg live with nightingales with exclusive interspecies concerts:
www.pledgemusic.com/projects/berlinbulbul

 

David Rothenberg and Korhan Erel live with birds:
www.youtube.com


 

SONIC MMABOLELA
3rd Annual Workshop/Residency for sound artists & composers at Mmabolela Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa
Conceived and directed by Francisco López (www.franciscolopez.net)
Produced by James Webb (www.theotherjameswebb.com)

 

Sonic Mmabolela’ is a 2-week workshop/residency for professional and semiprofessional sound artists and composers with previous experience in the area of sound experimentation and field recordings. It takes place at Mmabolela Reserve, in the Limpopo province of South Africa, right at the border with Botswana. It involves field work, studio work and theoretical/discussion presentations. The workshop/residency has a special focus on creative approaches to the work with field recordings, through an extensive exploration of natural sound environments. It does not have a technical character but is instead conceived and directed towards the development and realization of projects of sonic creation by the participant artists/composers with the field recordings gathered.

 

Dates workshop/residency: November 17th-30th, 2015
Deadline for registration: July 15th, 2015
[but open only until filling the limited maximum capacity of 12 participants]
Detailed information here: www.franciscolopez.net/field.html


 

Review | By Hal Harmon / Musique Machine
Bryan Eubanks | from the cistern
Gruen Digital presents From the Cistern, a new digital album by Bryan Eubanks. Eubanks is a musician composer from the Pacific Northwest in the U.S., but currently based in Berlin. Before diving into the sounds presented on this album, there is an interesting story to the location and environment Eubanks recorded in. The site of recording is the cistern at Fort Warden State Park in North America. This underground structure was originally built to store water for a military installation, but it’s circular cement design makes it a uniquely acoustic environment. As Eubanks notes, the space’s design (with it’s numerous concrete supports) creates a wide array of sound diffraction, refraction, reflection, reverberation, and resonance. []


 

framework radio | #504
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
Jeremy Hegge | Marrdja


 

O/live | Stefan Militzer & Roland Etzin @  Galaverna
The relationship between vibration and listening perception happens to be more and more in the focus of research and discussion also in the aesthetic practices developed outside the academic environment. It is a reflection fueled by the questioning of different concepts, such as the relationship between processes both natural and artificial, the sonic anthropocentrism, the musicological reading of events tied to sonic landscapes. []


Phonophon

Phonophon | 21 March 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Anemone Tube (D)
www.anemonetube.de

 

* dp (CH)
www.davephillips.ch

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


Phonophon

Phonophon | 13 March 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* CLUBbleu (D)
www.clubbleu.de

 

* Musica Practica (D)
www.soundcloud.com/musica-practica

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Hörsaal#06 – Schwingungen | 14 March 2015 | 10:45 AM | Aschaffenburg
Töne hören, sehen und fühlen
Für den 6. Hörsaal stellen Kuchenbecker und Riek verschiedene tönende Themen und  Phänomene aus der Welt der hörbaren und der nicht hörbaren Schallwellenwelt vor.

 

Schall entsteht dort wo Bewegung ist. Er breitet sich durch verschiedene Materialien hindurch aus und wir nehmen die Schwingungen als Ton, Geräusch, Musik oder Klang wahr. Diese Töne, Vibrationen und Harmonien finden sich in den unterschiedlichsten Objekten, Räumen und Situationen wieder. Das Hörsaal-Team Riek/Kuchenbecker präsentiert Klangkunst zwischen vibrierendem Metall, unhörbaren Frequenzen und singenden Zäunen.

 

Casino Filmtheater / Ohmbachgasse 1 / Karten-Reservierungen: 06021/451077-2
www.facebook.com/events


 

Review | By Birkut / Tiny Mix Tapes
Manfred Waffender | PLACES_IN_TIME | Thailand & Myanmar
PLACES_IN_TIME is an audiovisual series curated by Gruenrekorder mainstay Manfred Waffender. Since 2007, the German multimedia artist has released a combination of books, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and online video that provide a brief insight into some of the countries he has felt an assumed connection with. His projects have taken him to New Zealand, Norway, Tanzania, Russia, Italy, the UK, Sweden, and most recently, Thailand and Myanmar. The recordings — or “shots,” as he refers to them — that were captured during that last expedition make up the entirety of this intriguing work. []


 

Review | By Pierre Cécile / Le son du grisli
Peter Kutin | burmese days
C’est à dieb13 qu’il revient de fleurir les field recordings birmans de Peter Kutin (arrangé et composé par lui) et Berndt Thurner (original burmese metallophones). Aux electronics et platine, notre homme taille des sons de nature plus vrais que… des grouillements d’insectes, ou des chants humains, ou des bruits de train… Entre les insectes, entre les chants, entre les bruits, dieb13 pose un larsen, d’abstract rythmiques ou un drone-basse agitateur d’aigus. []


 

Review | By John Burdick / Chronogram
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
On Cicada Dream Band, three decorated local eminences of experimental music seize a unique opportunity presented them by nature—not exactly a once-in-a-lifetime chance, but not far off. 2013 was the summer of the 17-year cicada. The internationally known clarinetist David Rothenberg, who has done much recording of and writing about the sounds of nature, formed a trio with Kingston’s avant-garde accordionist and composer Pauline Oliveros (founder of Deep Listening and 2012 winner of the John Cage Award) and the harmonic overtone singer Timothy Hill. []


Phonophon

Phonophon | 25 February 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Törst Obborun (B)
www.youtube.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / polyphonia.pl
DinahBird | A Box of 78s
Brytyjka zabiera nas w dźwiękową podróż, śladami swojej babci, która mieszkała w różnych częściach świata. Nie byłoby w tym nic nadzwyczajnego, gdyby nie fakt, że płyta DinahBird stała się niecodziennym projektem. Jakim? Sprawdźcie sami. Album „A Box of 78s” to pierwsze wydawnictwo DinahBird, jakie ukazało się w katalogu niemieckiej oficyny Gruenrekorder. Materiał został opublikowany na winylu (tylko 300 kopii). DinahBird mieszka w Paryżu, gdzie też tworzy programy radiowe, instalacje dźwiękowe czy muzykę filmową. Jej prace były prezentowane na antenach takich stacji jak BBC 4, BBC 3, France Culture, Echo FM i Kunst Radio. []


 

Review | By Birkut / Tiny Mix Tapes
Juan Manuel Castrillo | El Coro de Arasy
El Coro de Arasy is a single-track field recording captured at night in Parque Nacional Calilegua, Argentina. It’s a bold and political work that separates varying degrees of distance between the recording equipment and the furthest inflection of natural resonance. Each layer assumes a rich and diverse sonic tapestry while illustrating the imminent threat that lingers at the edge of what can be heard. By distilling the interplay between sub-Andean biodiversity and its discreet eradication, Juan Manuel Castrillo’s track triggers three interwoven responses, which can be identified in the following ways:

 

1. Threat: a sense of impending doom that’s clear in the otherwise anonymous collective tone of Castrillo’s cast.
2. Immediacy: as caused by subtle movements and their proximity to Castrillo’s equipment.
3. Sorrow: a consequence of the mechanical, motorized sounds that encircle the subject. []


 

Review | By darkroomrituals – independent blog about postindustrial culture
David Michael & Slavek Kwi | MMABOLELA
Подобные звуковые дневники, признаюсь, приходится слушать, сдерживая в душе легкую зависть – хочется, конечно, не сидеть дома в наушниках, а отправится прямо туда, где родились и были записаны эти звуки, фиксируя неповторимые мгновения экзотических уголков природы. На сей раз душу будоражат полевые записи, сделанные в Африканском буше, в резервации Ммаболела, что где-то у реки Лимпопо, на самой границе с Ботсваной. В ноябре 2013 года именно там проходили семинары и мастер-классы под руководством не нуждающегося в представлении Франциско Лопеса для профессиональных sound art-артистов. []


 

Review | By Héctor Cabrero / Le son du grisli
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack
La musique d’un film que nous ne verrons peut-être jamais. Jamais, même, c’est décidé. Un documentaire de Michael Obert sur Louis Sarno qui, lui, a enregistré pendant des heures et des heures encore (plus de 1500, lit-on) la forêt équatoriale de Centrafrique. La déforestation menace la région mais elle n’empêche pas les pygmées bayakas de vivre et de chanter ni les animaux qui la peuplent d’appeller. Sarno connaît par cœur ces sons (qu’il explique d’ailleurs dans le livret) parce qu’ils font partie de son quotidien, composent son environnement sonore. []


 

Review | By Ian Holloway / Quiet World & Wonderful Wooden Reasons
Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek | Series Invisible – Collection 2
Booklet
Location Swansea (UK). Typed on an out of date PC on a sideboard masquerading as a desk. Written 02.05.14, 1.23 PM Deleted 02.05.14 6.10 PM Duration 193 words


 

Review | By PROGRESS REPORT
Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite
I know nada about this composer, but The Hebrides Suite gathers six pieces borne of her heavily pronounced love affair with The Outer Hebrides. Gathering a wide range of field recordings and spoken dialogue from these islands, Cathy Lane aims to evoke sonic traces left by their rich history. Considering the tools at work here, this might seem like a tough call but via a series of occasionally looped voices from locals recounting their personal stories, bleating sheep, rhythmic machine clanking, lapping waves, singing churchgoers, the sounds of nature, tempered engine rumbles, melodic traces and indiscernible fluttering and rasping sounds, everything falls together perfectly. At once sentimental and celebrating life as it presently stands on the islands, The Hebrides Suite, replete with the enchanting photos adorning both the cover and the booklet inside, pays perfect testament to the magic, wonder and beauty of them. Highly accomplished, this makes for a very rewarding listen. RJ


 

Reihe Löschen | Samstag, 14.02.2015 20 Uhr
Christoph Korn/Lasse-Marc Riek: series invisible im Gespräch mit Georg Imdahl
Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek | Series Invisible – Collection 2

 

Seit knapp 10 Jahren arbeiten die beiden Audiokünstler Lasse-Marc Riek und Christoph Korn an ihrem Projekt “series invisible”.

 

Für “series invisible” werden spezifische Orte und ihr Klang mit einem Audio Rekorder aufgezeichnet. Zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt werden diese O-Ton Aufnahmen wieder gelöscht. Dieser Vorgang wird notiert und in Form von »Schrift« festgehalten. Das Ergebnis sind sogn. Löschnotate, die die beiden Künstler sammeln und in Form kleinformatiger Bücher veröffentlichen.

 

Im Begleittext der aktuell erschienenen „series invisible“-Ausgabe schreibt der Kunstkritiker Georg Imdahl:“ Die Protokolle des Aufzeichnens und Löschens der „Series Invisible“ bezeugen in wenigen Daten – Location, Record, Delete, Duration –, dass etwas gewesen ist…..Konkret erinnern die Notate an Orte, Personen, Ereignisse, nicht minder an die Selbstausleerung der Welt, an ausgelöschtes Leben, die Vergessenheit, die, partiell und paradigmatisch, ihrer selbst entrissen wird, an den Vorgang des Aufzeichnens und Löschens, an die Erinnerung selbst.”

 

“series invisible” Sammlung II ist soeben bei dem Label “Gruenrekorder” und dem Onomato Verlag “Radix Kunstbuch” erschienen.

 

In Form eines musikalisch-performativen Vortrags werden Lasse-Marc Riek und Christoph Korn die Veröffentlichung vorstellen. Im Anschluss daran findet zusammen mit Georg Imdahl ein Werkgespräch statt.

 

Lasse-Marc Riek, Audiokünstler
Christoph Korn, Audiokünstler
Georg Imdahl, Kunstkritiker, Professor für Kunst und Öffentlichkeit an der Kunstakademie Münster


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside
David Michael & Slavek Kwi | MMABOLELA
[] It’s an interesting experience, “settling in” like that, approaching the pieces from a certain angle and these cuts lend themselves to it rather easily, very enjoyable. Michael’s disc is subtler, quieter, less overtly manipulated (if I’m correct about either’s methods of construction, which might well not be the case; sometimes the density here, though transparent, is immense), imparting more a sense of place and time, less of a construction. It’s all so marvelously recorded–turn up the volume and all sorts of sounds appear–that it’s quite easy to lie back and bathe in. Both discs work very well on their own terms for me; I can only imagine how very enthusiastically listeners seriously into field recordings in this area would react. Recommended.


 

Review | By Thomas Shrubsole / The Sound Projector
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
The Dream of the Reed
In which our three guides, Pauline Oliveros on the V-Accordion, David Rothenberg on the Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, iPad and Creatures and Timothy Hill using his vocal cords and resonating body cavities, draw us deep into a sophisticatedly blended oneiric suspension (of disbelief) involving, as the titles suggest, various recordings of insects, bird-calls and other ‘songs’ derived from non-human denizens of this planet as well as a distinctive instrumental palette threaded through with exploratory (human) vocalising. Oliveros, at least, has been investigating teeming electronic/natural environment crossovers, conceptually at least, since her Bog pieces in the 60s. []


 

Review | By Idwal Fisher / IDWAL FISHER
DinahBird | A Box of 78s
[] Bird takes the concept a step further by sending an LP of radio sounds [pressed by Gruenrekorder] on what she calls a ‘Radio Relay’, in which radio station A [this being KunstRadio in Vienna] plays the record and then passes it on to radio station B until after 22 radio stations down the line Bird gets back a presumably dog eared, worn and hopefully scratched record [and seeing as how there are two radio stations in England on the list I’m sure the Royal Mail will do its bit in helping the process along]. You are encouraged to do the same thing with your own copy should you wish and a ‘Listening Log’ is provided for those wishing to participate, though how many people will be willing to part with such a delightful record is hard to tell. What we need now is for the the project to continue with A Box of 78’s being played on Salt Spring by further generations of the Bird family, thus ensuring that Bird’s grandmother and her favourite records are never to be forgotten.


Phonophon

Phonophon | 02 February 2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Noise Arcade (CN)
www.noisearcade.bandcamp.com

 

* Lasse-Marc Riek (D)
www.lasse-marc-riek.de

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Reviews | By textura
One of the things that helps make Gruenrekorder’s products so fascinating is that they encompass such a wide range of styles and genres. In presenting phonography, audio-visual work, and sound art, three recent releases (each a different format) by David Michael and Slavek Kwi, Manfred Waffender, and DinahBird provide an excellent illustration of the label’s range.

 

David Michael & Slavek Kwi | MMABOLELA
The first of the trio is Mmabolela, a double-CD set of field recordings-based settings by Slavek Kwi (aka Artificial Memory Trace) and David Michael. Working in the realm of phonography, which treats nature as an acoustic site teeming with musical sounds, the two collected their recordings during a November 2013 residency at the Mmabolela Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa during Sonic Mmabolela, an event organized by Francisco López and James Webb. Adding to the release’s interest is the fact that Michael and Kwi gathered their recordings at the same time and place (in a liner note, Michael writes, “We each now have many recordings of the exact same events, but from slightly different perspectives”), which naturally encourages the listener to attend to their respective presentations with that detail in mind. []

 

Manfred Waffender | PLACES_IN_TIME | Thailand & Myanmar
[…] In his Places in Time series, Manfred Waffender creates ‘audiovisual moods’ of different places, twenty of which are featured on his latest DVD release. Thailand and Myanmar are the focal points of the 110-minute presentation, which follows similarly themed editions focusing on New Zealand, Tansania (Tanzania), Petersberg, Montepulciano, Norway Fjords, New Brighton Beach, and Gentle Annie Point (the first in the series appeared in 2008). In the opening scene, creaks and scrapes produced by a river-based landing station resound as boats dock and riders decamp. Elsewhere, people are seen crowding city streets, outdoor markets, rain-soaked pagoda and temple sites, going about their day-to-day lives shopping, working, and playing. []

 

DinahBird | A Box of 78s
[…] The past (the 78s, the reading of diary entries) and present (the surprise of a Salt Spring Island resident when informed about DinahBird’s project) fuse together in the ‘trackside’ in a way that emphasizes the project’s strong historical dimension. As the artist herself writes, “This piece is about rekindling lost, and perhaps forgotten, sounds. Are they so very different to those my grandmother heard?” Certainly the nature sounds would be much the same; as far as people are concerned, there’s an implication that though generations change, their story-telling traditions persist as they’re passed along from one to the next. []


 

 

Review | By Robert Muis / Gonzo (circus) #125
Hein Schoer | The Sounding Museum: Box of Treasures


 

Reviews | By Łukasz Komła / polyphonia.pl
Nowości płytowe z Gruenrekorder
Właśnie ukazały się cztery nowe albumy w wersji cyfrowej w katalogu oficyny Gruenrekorder. Niemiecka wytwórnia Gruenrekorder to bez wątpienia jeden z najciekawszych europejskich labeli. Wiosną tego roku opisywałem na łamach Polyphonii krążek opublikowany przez Gruenrekorder, a był to album „Mosaïque Mosaic” duetu Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther. W ostatnich dniach pojawiły się cztery nowe pozycje, które gorąco polecam.

 

David Prescott-Steed | Sound Sites: Tropical Far North Queensland
Ten materiał przenosi nas do Australii, gdzie mieszka i tworzy David Prescott-Steed. Artysta wybrał się wraz ze swoją rodziną do lasów Daintree i także innych miejsc znajdujących się w obszarze Queensland. To właśnie tam można podziwiać wyjątkowe gatunki ptaków, nietoperzy, żab czy owadów. Daintree to przykład najstarszych lasów deszczowych na świecie.

 

Jeremy Hegge | Marrdja
Zostajemy w australijskich lasach Daintree za sprawą nagrań Jeremy’ego Hegge’a pochodzącego z Sydney. Tytuł płyty „Marrdja” został zaczerpnięty z języka ludzi nazywanych Kuku Yalanji, którzy niegdyś żyli w lasach tropikalnych w regionie Far North Queensland. Słowo „Marrdja” oznacza po prostu dżungla. Płytę wypełniły dwa długie nagrania zarejestrowane w lesie namorzynowym. Spore wrażenie robi sama lista nazw ptaków, jakie Hegge nagrał.

 

Bryan Eubanks | from the cistern
Wchodzimy do środka ogromnej betonowej cysterny, która znajduje się pod ziemią, a dokładnie na terenie stanu Waszyngton na szczycie wzgórza tuż obok Półwyspu Olympic i Cieśniny Juan de Fuca. Ten obiekt został wybudowany przez wojsko w celu gromadzenia zapasów wody. Amerykański muzyk i kompozytor Bryan Eubanks postanowił zbadać, jak zachowuje się dźwięk w tej wyjątkowej przestrzeni. Jego szczególną uwagę zwróciły zjawiska dyfrakcji, załamania czy odbicia.

 

Juan Manuel Castrillo | El Coro de Arasy
Juan Manuel Castrillo zabiera nas do samego serca argentyńskiej dżungli usytuowanej w prowincjach Tucumán, Jujuy, Salta czy Catamarca. Te obszary stanowią zaledwie 2% terytorium całego kraju i należą do najbogatszych pod względem różnorodności gatunków zwierząt. Jednak w ciągu ostatnich 50 lat działalność człowieka doprowadziła do zaniku w dużej mierze tych obszarów leśnych.


Phonophon

Phonophon | 16 May 2015
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

16.05.2015: Workshop Build your own Kalimba by Yuri Landman
Build your own electric 12 thumb Kalimba in only 4 hours.

 

This kalimba variant has an enlarged tail piece with long tines that create sounds reminicent to church bells. The instrument can be played in the traditional way as well thought on the side with the short thumbs sounding like Konono No.1 and other African music.

 

Price: 75 euro, 10 spots available.
You can register by sending an email to strateraser@gmail.com.

 

16.05.2015: Workshop Build your own Home Swinger by Yuri Landman
Build your own electric Home Swinger in only 5 hours.

 

This electric strings instrument features 12 strings and a movable bar that alters the sound of the strings in a nice atmospheric overtone multiphonic (think of the sound of the early Sonic Youth/Glenn Branca)

 

Price: 125 euro, 15 spots available.
You can register by sending an email to strateraser@gmail.com.

 

Yuri Landman (1973) is an experimental instrument builder and musician from the Netherlands. This will be the first workshop hosted by him in Frankfurt.

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


Phonophon

Phonophon | 16 January  2015 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* BUG (CH)
www.brainhall.net

 

* PhonoKino
Aus der PhonoKino-Reihe werden ausgewählte internationale Sound/Videoarbeiten gezeigt. Dauer ca. 30 Minuten.

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By Idwal Fisher / IDWAL FISHER
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack
Let us venture into the Central African rainforest which is where Louis Sarno found himself after hearing the music of the Bayaka Pygmies playing on his radio one night. And off he goes on what must have been an exciting and daunting journey. Twenty five years later Sarno is an accepted member of the community and has a son called Samedi. The film ‘Song From The Forest’ recounts how Sarno brought his son back to New York, from one jungle to another. What we have here is the soundtrack and but a small representation of the 1,500 hours worth of recordings that Sarno has made of the Bayaka Pygmies unique music. []


 

Review | By Birkut / Tiny Mix TapesHighlights
Bryan Eubanks | from the cistern

In 2010, Bryan Eubanks started work on a project at the Fort Worden State Park cistern in Port Townsend, Washington. By studying the dynamics of the space — a circular cement structure originally built to store water for military purposes — and exploring it as a unique acoustic site, he began to compose pieces that would show his appreciation of the underground environment and the intricate sound reverberation that the area holds. The individual works that make up Eubanks’s project are separated here across three tracks, which present an insight into the artist’s devoted relationship with a physical construction while allowing his audience to access a rich sonic catalog specific to its location. []


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / Nowamuzyka.pl
David Michael & Slavek Kwi | MMABOLELA
Cisza, falujące powietrze, ryki dzikich zwierząt, świergot ptaków, szeleszczące chrabąszcze, a w tle słychać pioruny – tak wygląda dźwiękowy pejzaż RPA. Slávek Kwi to czeski artysta, kompozytor i naukowiec, którego zainteresowania badawcze dotykają zjawiska percepcji jako podstawowego wyznacznika relacji z rzeczywistością. W ciągu ostatnich trzydziestu lat bardzo często odwiedzał tropikalne lasy deszczowe, gdzie oczywiście rejestrował dźwięki natury. Od początku lat 90. Kwi wydał już ponad dziesięć albumów jako Artificial Memory Trace. []


 

Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band @ Podsumowanie roku 2014
Łukasz Komła (świat) – Czas podsumować miniony rok, więc przedstawiam moją listę ulubionych płyt ze świata. Wkrótce zaprezentuje też listę polskich wydawnictw, które mnie zachwyciły w 2014 roku.


 

Review | By Martin P / Musique Machine
Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic
This cd, from Gruenrekorder, is presented to their usual smart standards; with a full colour digipak and booklet. The album contains thirteen tracks, recorded in Cameroon by Kubisch and Guther; all of which are field recordings, unprocessed but sometimes collaged. I must admit, that of recent I’ve been non-plussed by the field recording albums I’ve heard. They’ve either been transparently documentarian, or they’ve been cached in highly conceptual terms; often they’ve offered very little to the ear, as such. “Mosaique Mosaic” is a reasonable compromise of the above. There’s no clever theory propping up the recordings, though; instead, the recordings depict slices of Cameroonian life, with a few distinct treats for the ear along the way. []


 

Review | By Roger Batty / Musique Machine
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack
Song From The Forest is the soundtrack from Michael Obert’s fascinating documentary about the Bayaka Pygmies of the Central African rainforest, & their relationship with American Louis Sarno who has lived with the tribe for some 25 years. Over Sarno’s time with the tribe he has recorded over 1,500 hours of recordings of the tribe’s music, their singing, and the sounds of their every day lives. This soundtrack takes in 15 selections from Sarno’s recording archive, and these move between field recording, more musically/ rhythmic numbers, onto a mix of both field/musical tracks. As one would expect from Gruenrekorder this release is wonderfully packaged. The CD comes in a digipak which takes in pictures of the forest the Bayaka live-in. []


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop
David Michael & Slavek Kwi | MMABOLELA
David Michael is a sound artist from Birmingham, Alabama, who works in the fields of biology and technology. Slávek Kwi is a Czech composer, sound artist and researcher who lives and works in Ireland. This collaboration between sound artists was in the context of ‘Sonic Mmabolela’ organized by Francisco L’opez and James Webb held at the Mmabolela Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. The recordings capture field recordings of the dry river bed at Umzumbi, the hippos at Mmabolel Rock, the bridge to Botswana, the watering holes, storms. []


 

framework radio | #494
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
Bryan Eubanks | from the cistern


 


skug #99 07 – 09/2014

 

Review | By Curt Cuisine / skug – Journal für Musik
Hail to the Sound!
Eine kurze Würdigung des deutschen Gruenrekorder-Labels.

Unlängst versuchte ich drei PhilosophiestudentInnen zu erklären, über welche Art von Musik ich beim skug schreibe. Witzigerweise gibt es bei so einer Gelegenheit einen Satz, der immer fällt, egal wo und in welchem Milieu: »Das ist für mich keine Musik mehr!« Mit einem Unterschied allerdings. Als strammer Intellektueller ist man einsichtig und sofort bereit über die Definition von »Musik« zu reflektieren, während man andernorts die Grundaussage noch mit einem »So a Schas!« unterstreicht. Eines meiner Lieblingsbeispiele für »So an Schas« ist die CD »Swiss Mountain Transport Systems« von Ernst Karel, 2012 beim deutschen Label Gruenrekorder erschienen. Wir hören auf neun Tracks neun verschiedene Formen von Bergtransportsystemen. Track 4 etwa präsentiert die viersitzige Gondelbahn von Graubünden. Wir hören den Wind, das Knarzen der Gondel und bei jeder Strebe das Rattern über die Rollen. Mmh, ein Genuss.

 

Ist das noch Musik? Darum geht es nicht. Woher die seltsame Erwartungshaltung, dass auf einer Silberscheibe oder auf Vinyl auf jeden Fall »Musik« zu hören sein muss? Hörbücher gibt es ja auch, oder? Aber das ist natürlich die falsche Fährte, hier geht es um Töne, Klänge, Sounds um ihrer selbst willen bzw. als Kunstform. Um diese Kunstform zu fördern, wurde 2003 das deutsche Gruenrekorder-Label von Roland Etzin und Lasse-Marc Riek in Frankfurt am Main gegründet. Das geschah nicht aus heiterem Himmel, sondern man stützte sich auf eine hübsche Reihe von Referenzen, die von Moondog über Bernie Krause, Walter Tilgner, Bill Fontana oder Ultra Red bis zu den Einstürzenden Neubauten oder Autechre reichen. Natürlich dürfen auch John Cage oder La Monte Young als geistige Väter nicht fehlen, wenn es darum geht, den Klang (bzw. Sound) als eigenständiges Phänomen zu betrachten, ihn sozusagen vor aller Musik in sein Recht zu setzen. Und da man mittlerweile gut vernetzt ist, etwa mit dem World Forum For Acoustic Ecology, Phonography.org, The Wildlife Sound Recording Society oder Ear to the Earth, hat sich Gruenrekorder mittlerweile eine hübsche internationale Reputation erworben – was natürlich nicht zuletzt auch an der stringenten Veröffentlichungspolitik liegt. []

 

Lasse-Marc Riek »Helgoland«
Christina Kubisch und Eckehard Güther »Mosaïque Mosaic«
David Michael »The Slaughterhouse«
Merzouga »52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders«
Daniel Blinkhorn »Terra Subfónica«
Peter Kutin »Burmese Days«
Antje Vowinckel »Terra Prosodia«
Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek »Series Invisibles«
link


 

Gruenrekorder @ The 25 Best Winter Albums of All Time / a closer listen
Andrea Polli ~ Sonic Antarctica (Gruenrekorder, 2008)
[] Sonic Antarctica is an album that sounds like a soundtrack and unfurls like a film: a fluid combination of tones, field recordings and interviews with the weather station personnel of the South Pole. Polli begins with a helicopter ride and slowly descends into a world of glaciers and sub-zero readings. By the end, we’ve not only been entertained, but enlightened. The album now brings us to the first of three Winter Music Spotlights!

 

Winter Music Spotlight: The Gruenrekorder Label
For field recordings, Gruenrekorder is the one to beat. The sheer breadth of their scope is remarkable. Other winter-related albums on the label include Dogs from the snowy country (Finnish sled dogs, recorded by Lasse-Marc Riek), Luminarskuu (Finnish snow walk soundscapes, again by Lasse-Marc Riek), Finnish Snow Walks and Dances (field recordings and songs from various artists), Fire and Frost Pattern (half ice, half volcanos from Andreas Bick), Antarctica (field recordings by Craig Vear, originally part of a DVD/CD set), Swiss Mountain Transport Systems (cable cars and chair lifts, recorded by Ernst Karel), and The Sound of Snow and Ice (Various Artists). Some of the early releases are sold out and some are only available in digital form, but we expect many more! []


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY
David Michael & Slavek Kwi | MMABOLELA
Two releases involving Slavek Kwi, also known as Artificial Memory Trace. On the CD he works under his own name and use sounds recorded at the Mmabolela Reserve in Limpopo in South Africa when he and David Michael were part of larger project involving field recordings. I am not sure if I know who David Michael is. Together these discs have about 160 minutes of field recordings. It’s a bit strange listening to these crickets, beetles, insects, birds, baboons, frogs, cicadas and such like and watching outside at the same time and seeing this grey Dutch winter sky, occasional rain and knowing it’s very cold outside. []


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY
ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE | ANOURAN LOVE SONGS
[] I didn’t go over immediately to the release by Artificial Memory Trace, as I already knew that on this USB drive there would be three pieces of around 80 minutes each. Each is a full length CD and with the covers enclosed you are encouraged to copy them and threat them as such. I copied them to my hard drive so I could have a better playback. All three works deal with the sound of frogs, though not exclusively, as there is also “insects (a variety of grasshoppers, leafhoppers, cicadas, crickets, various flying insects); sometimes featuring other animals, such as bats, birds, fish jumping out of water and sounds of weather”, all of which were recorded during the years 2007-2011 around the lakes of Mamori and Yuma in Amazon, Brazil.


 

David Vélez | The wait @ ACL 2014: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape
In order to capture these sounds, Vélez spent time crouching in the darkness of the Columbian forest, hoping to encounter pristine sound sources, yet fearing the approach of an unknown predator.  For the artist, listening became an exercise in survival, but the home listener has the luxury of listening in the comfort of a sealed environment.  To recapture a sense of primal fear, try bringing this into the wilderness, letting it play for a while, and then shutting it off.  (Richard Allen)


 

DinahBird | A Box of 78s  – Radio relay project by DinahBird
It is not a race, quite the opposite. It is a playful protest against the way sound is propagated in the digital age. The idea is simple. I have made a piece of radio pressed to vinyl available on Gruenrekorder. I would like the same copy of the record to be relayed between the different partner radio stations, so that no single broadcast sounds the same. The scratches formed en route  will become part of the piece, mirroring the journey my grandmother’s records made. I will also ask each station that plays the record to fill in a listening log, a bit like the piece of paper that used to get stamped when you took a book out of the library. So far twenty one radio stations from places as far flung as Newfoundland and Dunedin have agreed to take part and play the record whatever state it might be in after all its travels. It is a radio relay, a kind of chain letter if you like. I am hoping that sometime around October 2015 the record and the physical traces if its journey will be returned to me, accompanied by the written observations of those who have played it.

 

21st DEc – Kunstradio RadioKunst, Vienna.
27 jan 2015 Radio On – Berlin.
The Lake Radio, Copenhagen, DK.
Radio Nova, Oslo, Norway.
Radio Worm, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Radio Panik, Brussels, Belgium.
Radio Papesse, Florence, Italy.
Radiophrenia, Glasgow, Scotland.
Nova, on RTE Lyric FM, Ireland.
ResonanceFM, London, UK.
Soundart Radio, Devon, UK.
Radio Grenouille, Euphonia, Marseille, France.
Voice of Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, Canada.
Wave Farm, WGXC 90.7 FM, Accra, NY. USA.
CRFC 101.9 FM, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
CKUW 95.9 FM, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Tree Frog radio, Denman Island, BC, Canada.
Radio One (91 FM) Dunedin, NZ.
Creative Audio Unit on ABC Radio National, Melbourne Australia
Radio Campus Bruxelles, Belgium.
HRT _ Croatian Radiotelevision, Zagreb.
Radio Campus Grenoble, France.


 

Review | By Axel Ganz / Jahrgangsgeraeusche
DinahBird | A Box of 78s
Dies ist die Geschichte einer Kiste voller Schallplatten. Es sind alte 78er-Schellackplatten und es ist eine lange Geschichte voller Erinnerungen. Die Radioautorin Dinah Bird beendet die jahrzehntelangen Wanderungen einer Schallplattenbox ihrer Großmutter mit einer Reise. Es ist die Geschichte der Rückführung einer audiophilen Hinterlassenschaft und die Neuinterpretation eines Klanghabitats. Die Kiste enthält über fünfzig 78er-Platten mit klassischer Musik und Opernarien der Zwischenkriegszeit. Diese Auswahl wurden von Dinah Birds Großmutter zusammengestellt, die auf den Gulf Islands,British Columbia in Kanada 1910 geboren wurde. []


 

 

Reviews | By Holger Adam / testcard #24: Bug Report. Digital war besser
Draußen vor der Tür: Field-Recordings und Sound-Art von Gruenrekorder
Man kommt ganz schön rum, wenn man sich die Veröffentlichungen des Frankfurter Labels Gruenrekorder anhört – zumindest mit den Ohren! Von Helgoland auf die Äußeren Hebriden, von dort aus über Alert Bay, Kanada in die wärmeren Gefilde der Kleinen Antillen (Guadeloupe und Dominica), dann weiter nach Kamerun und schließlich zu den Bayaka Pygmäen nach Zentralafrika! Mehrere tausend Kilometer in nur wenigen Stunden. Die Reise hält einige Überraschungen bereit und wirft viele Fragen auf, wie die danach, ob wohl die jeweils an den verschiedenen Orten Einheimischen, ihr Zuhause mit den Ohren erkennen würden, wenn man ihnen Aufnahmen, wie die vorliegenden, vorspielen würde? Eine Frage, die ich mit Blick auf meine zu erwartende Taubheit gegenüber der eigenen heimischen Klangkulisse eher verneinen würde. Ich würde sicherlich versagen, die Gegend akustisch zu erkennen, wenn man mir Field-Recordings aus den Regionen vorspielen würde, in denen ich lange gelebt habe oder noch lebe. Natürlich ist das nicht der Sinn, der sich mit diesen CD-Aufnahmen verbindet. Im Vordergrund steht eher die Musikalität der Außenwelt im Sinne einer sozusagen biologischen oder ökologischen Musique Concrète. []

 

LASSE-MARC RIEKS Helgoland
CATHY LANE The Hebrides Suite
RODOLPHE ALEXIS’ Morne Diablotins
CHRISTINA KUBISCH UND ECKEHARD GÜTHER Mosaïque Mosaic
LOUIS SARNO Song From The Forest
HEIN SCHOERS The Sounding Museum: Box Of Treasures
DANIEL BLINKHORN Terra Subfónica
MERZOURGA 52°46’ North 13°29’ East. Music For Waxcylinders
PAULINE OLIVEROS & DAVID ROTHENBERG & TIMOTHY HILL Cicada Dream Band
link


 

Review | By Thomas Shrubsole / The Sound Projector
Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +
Playing The Rekorder
Eins +, translated: solo saxophone (soprano mostly, alto once) and clarinet, plus electronics, tapes, modifications etc. Gruenrekorder are a label I associate mainly with thoughtful, diverse releases of field recordings (1). In this release they apply some of the transparent listening techniques familiar from those recordings of the world around us to the slightly more rarefied chambers of modern classical music. Or ‘new music’ as it prefers to be known in the well-annotated booklet. Mark Lorenz proves a quietly versatile performer on this showing, selecting a variety of compositions which showcase engagingly different approaches to his implicit curatorial themes. []


 

5 years Phonophon compilation out now!
The compilation to celebrate 5 years of Phonophon is finally here! Thanks to everybody that contributed, played, attended and supported us! The CD is yours for a donation of 10 Euro (or more) if you buy it at the next event, or 12 Euro (or more) to get it shipped anywhere in the world. All proceeds to directly into concerts, workshops and whatever other projects we might come up.
More information, sound bites, artist info etc. here: www.compilation.phonophon.de


 

Gruenrekorder @ Deutschlandradio Kultur
Freispiel | 29.12.2014 | 00:05 Uhr
Ursendung – Kurzstrecke 33 / Feature, Hörspiel, Klangkunst
Zusammenstellung: Jan Rohlf, Barbara Gerland, Ingo Kottkamp

 

Welchen Raum braucht das Denken?
Von Tobias Lehmkuhl
Ein akustischer Kurzessay

 

Aufbruch
Von Roland Etzin
Unsere alltägliche Umgebung, ein Dickicht aus Maschinen und komplizierten Gegenständen – überall brummt und summt es.

 

Alle Jahre wieder
Von Étienne Roeder und Lioba Keuck
Erfahrungen bei einer Agentur für Weihnachtsmänner.

 

Produktion: Autorenproduktion / Deutschlandradio Kultur 2014
Länge: 54’30


 

New Release:

 

 

ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE: ‘ANOURAN LOVE SONGS
Triple album on usb flash card – Gruen 152/14
Field Recordings
3 Tracks (228:06)


 

New Release:

 

 

David Michael & Slavek Kwi: ‘MMABOLELA
Double CD – Gruen 144/14
Field Recordings
19 Tracks (157:16)


 

Rinus van Alebeek -Overseas- interview with Dinah Bird
DinahBird | A Box of 78s
In the second episode of -Overseas- I talk with Dinah Bird about her release on Gruenrekorder, called A Box of 78s. It is basically a story about a box that was bought some hundred years ago. The box contained records, 78rpm records and the first thirty years of its existence it was in use on Salt Spring Island, just of the coast from Vancouver. Dinah went there, with the box and a portable gramophone player. She came back with a lot of sounds and a couple of stories. Some of those stories you will hear in the interview.


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / nowamuzyka.pl
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack
„Song from the Forest” to nie jest zwykły soundtrack stworzony na potrzeby zwykłego filmu dokumentalnego. To fascynująca podróż w głąb lasów deszczowych Afryki Centralnej. Wszystko zaczęło się od filmu pt. „Song from the Forest”, który nakręcił niemiecki reżyser Michael Obert. Jesienią 2009 roku Obert wyruszył w stronę dorzecza Kongo, wówczas – jak sam twierdzi – przez przypadek usłyszał opowieść o białym mężczyźnie żyjącym od wielu lat w dżungli wśród Pigmejów Bayaka. Postanowił, że go odszuka. I tak też się stało. Po kilku dniach wędrówki Obert natrafił na plemię Pigmejów, którzy wzięli go za intruza i starali się przegonić wymachując włóczniami, po czym z zarośli wyłoniła się postać białego człowieka o dwie głowy wyższego od Pigmejów Bayaka i trzymającego na rękach dziecko. Stanął przed nim Amerykanin Louis Sarno. []


 

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite
@ Wovember Words: sounds and lost sounds


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside
DinahBird | A Box of 78s
This is a very unusual record. On the one hand it’s a field recording/nostalgia construction. Bird inherited the titular box of some 50+ ancient records amassed by her grandmother who lived in the Gulf Islands, British Columbia and decided to take them from her home in England back to their original “home”, play them in their old environment, record the surrounding ambiance and talk with people there (including her great uncle) about what she was doing. Side A, called “Trackside”, documents this experience and is strangely captivating, the strains of the recordings (generally classical and opera) warble in the background, scratchy and cloudy, among the area sounds, with the voices of the inhabitants of the town of Salt Springs, who quiz Bird about her project, elaborate on their own daily activities, etc. It’s very easy to put oneself into Bird’s mind, to relive her own sense of family history and her rediscovery of the environs of her ancestors. All well and good. []


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY
DinahBird | A Box of 78s
Because of the nature of this release, including old 78s records being played on locations, it is released on vinyl, which a nice old, retro looking cover. Bird got a leather box of fifty old, 78rpms, which her grandmother, herself born in 1910, inherited. Her granny grew up in Salt Spring and after her death in 2000 the box got to Dinah, albeit in 2012. She went back to the beach of Salt Spring and played those records, while using also excerpts from her grandfather’s diary and talking to people who live there now. []


 

Stefan Rois | Radio FRO 105,0
Ein Telefoninterview mit Antje Vowinckel.
Musik: Auszüge aus “Antje Vowinckel – Terra Prosodia

 

 

Hermetische Schönheit
Die Berliner Audiokünstlerin Antje Vowinckel hat kürzlich auf dem SoundArt-Label “Gruenrekorder” die CD “Terra Prosodia” veröffentlicht. Im Mittelpunkt dieser Arbeit. die bereits im Rahmen der Prix Ars Electronica 2012 eine lobende Erwähnung erhalten hat, steht die menschliche Sprache. Allerdings versteht man kaum ein Wort. Es sei denn, man ist des Gaskonischen und des Schottisch-Gälischen mächtig und spricht obendrein Gutnisch, Provenzalisch, Wallis-Deutsch und Rumantsch. Antje Vowinckel hat Menschen in Schweden, Frankreich, Schottland und in der Schweiz besucht und sie gebeten, eine persönliche Geschichte zu erzählen. []


 

New Distribution:

 

 

Manfred Waffender: ‘PLACES_IN_TIME | Thailand & Myanmar
GrD 28/14
Field Recordings
DVD | 20 Tracks (110:00)


 

Review | By Moritz Holfelder / Bayerischer Rundfunk
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack
[…] Dass zu einem Dokumentarfilm ein Soundtrack erscheint, kommt eher selten vor. Bei „Song from the Forest“ macht es aber absolut Sinn. Der Film erzählt die Geschichte von Louis Sarno, einem Amerikaner, der dreißig Jahre unter den Bayaka Pygmäen in der Zentralafrikanischen Republik gelebt hat. Nie zuvor hatte ein Außenstehender einen so intimen Zugang zu dieser sehr musikalisch orientierten Kultur. Regisseur Michael Obert porträtiert diesen Louis Sarno, der in den 1980er-Jahren in den afrikanischen Urwald entschwand, um die Klänge und Rhythmen des Pygmäenstamms der Bayaka aufzuzeichnen. Deren Musik zählt inzwischen zum Unesco-Weltkulturerbe und Louis Sarno als ihr Archivar. []


 

Review | By Guillaume Belhomme / Le son du grisli
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
Dans la besace de David Rothenberg, des animaux de toutes tailles (sauterelles, cigales, merles, grenouilles, une baleine à bosse même), auxquels le trio qu’il forme avec Pauline Oliveros (accordéon) et Timothy Hill (voix) devra répondre. Naïf peut-être, le projet manque surtout d’inventivité : ainsi Oliveros se contente-t-elle de souffler quelques notes en improvisatrice nerveuse, Timothy Hill de donner dans le chant de gorge ou d’en appeler à jadis plus inspirés que lui (Stephan Micus, Nana Vasconcelos…) quand David Rothenberg (dont l’Ipad fantasme parfois le synthétiseur datant) verse sans mesure dans un folk naturaliste (& découverte souvent). []


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / nowamuzyka.pl
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
Owady, klarnety i śpiew.
Rok 2013 był to wyjątkowy czas dla cykad – owadów rozpoznawalnych głównie po dźwiękach, wydawanych przez samce za pomocą narządów (tymbali) u nasady odwłoka, gdyż w Nowym Jorku można było spotkać ich miliony. Te muzyczne owady pojawiają się tylko raz na siedemnaście lat. W Stanach Zjednoczonych powszechnie nazywane są 17-letnią szarańczą. Z okazji tego wydarzenia David Rothenberg (klarnety, iPad, obiekty), kompozytorka Pauline Oliveros (akordeon) i wokalista Timothy Hill, postanowili uczcić ten moment serią koncertów w towarzystwie samych cykad. Okazało się, że muzykom to nie wystarczyło i udali się do słynnego studia Dreamland, aby zarejestrować wspólny materiał. []


 

New Release:

 

 

Juan Manuel Castrillo: ‘El Coro de Arasy
GrDl 151/14
Field Recordings
1 Track (30:30)


 

New Release:

 

 

Bryan Eubanks: ‘from the cistern
GrDl 147/14
Sound Art
3 Tracks (132:17)


 

New Release:

 

 

Jeremy Hegge: ‘Marrdja
GrDl 146/14
Field Recordings
2 Tracks (68:07)


 

New Release:

 

 

David Prescott-Steed: ‘Sound Sites: Tropical Far North Queensland
GrDl 145/14
Field Recordings
14 Tracks (51:49)


 

framework radio | #489
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack


Phonophon

Phonophon | 29 November 2014 | 8:00 PM | Free
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Festival: 5 Jahre Phonophon
Fünf Jahre Konzertreihe *Phonophon* müssen gefeiert werden! Ein Nachmittag und ein Abend voller experimenteller Musik, Essen und guten Drinks.

 

Wir laden ein, um einfach gute Musik zu hören, zu trinken, zu jammen, sich über Instrumente zu informieren, Gear zu tauschen, zu essen, mit allen Leuten ins Gespräch zu kommen und, und, und.

 

Mit dabei sein werden u.a.:
Autumn Appreciation Society
Circuitnoise
Patrick Bessler
Phober

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


Phonophon

Phonophon | 26 November 2014 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Marc Behrens (D)
www.marcbehrens.com

 

* Brandstifter (D)
www.brand-stiftung.net

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

New Release:

 

 

DinahBird: ‘A Box of 78s’ (Gruen 148/14)
Sound Art
19 Tracks (23:14 – ∞)
Vinyl (300 copies)


 

Welcome to our new shop

 

Gruenrekorder Shop

 

Good bye to our old shop

 

Gruenrekorder Online Shop

 

A big thank you to Daniel Knef!


Phonophon

Phonophon | 12 November 2014 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Judy Dunaway (USA)
www.jeweltone16.org

 

* Feine Trinkers bei Pinkels daheim (D)
www.pinkelsdaheim.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


Phonophon

Phonophon | 10 November 2014 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Peter Wießenthaner/Gero Koenig (D)
www.chordeograph.de

 

* Patrick Bessler (D)
www.soundcloud.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

PHONOPHON & GRUENREKORDER  @ SKOP
www.skop-ffm.de
SKOP lädt Euch zu der Veranstaltung: combinations ein. In dieser zweitägigen Veranstaltung werden Verbindungen unterschiedlicher Kunstformen vorgestellt. Klänge, über Hautwiderstände generiert, erzeugen und steuern eine Visualität; eine Ton-Bild-Komposition wird erspielt; Sprach-Ton-Kompositionen im Duo; Instrumentale Spielbewegungen erzeugen eine Licht-Spot-Bewegung; Performance kombiniert mit Videoanimation oder Bilder in immer neuen Zusammenstellungen, unendliche Variationsmöglichkeiten. Wesentlich für alle Programmpunkte – keine Konserven. Alle sound-light-animation performances in Echtzeit.

 

real-time +++ Echtzeit +++ combinations +++ Echtzeit +++ real-time
Samstag und Sonntag 8. und 9. November 2014 20:00 Uhr AVA Ostparkstraße 47 – 49
TeilnehmerInnen sind:

 

Claudia Robles-Angel – Kolumbien
Lucas Gutierrez – Argentinien
PHONOPHON/GRUENREKORDER – Deutschland
Gero Koenig – Deutschland
Peter Wießenthaner – Deutschland
Gabriele Eberspächer – Deutschland

 

combinations Programm / PDF


 

Review | By VITAL WEEKLY
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
Last year Gruenrekorder released the album ‘Bug Music’ by David Rothenberg. He has a love for the rhythms produced by birds, insects, etc and made a record based on these rhythms coming from nature, joined of vocalist Timothy Hill and guitarist Robert Jürgendal. The album by the Cicada Dream Band is a sort of a next step. The band combines the talents of Pauline Oliveros (V-Accordion), David Rothenberg (bass clarinet, clarinet, iPad, creatures) and Timothy Hill (voice). They made their recordings in august 2013 in New York. “2013 marked the arrival of millions of periodical cicadas to the New York Metropolitan area. []


 

Review | By Ian Holloway / Quiet World & Wonderful Wooden Reasons
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
[] It works really well but it does seem more deliberate and, for lack of a better word, ‘composed’ (which seems unlikely to me) than the previous. It’s a really lovely set.  Rothenberg is centre stage and on fine form, Oliveros is a more withdrawn presence but her contributions are precise and work particularly well alongside Hill whose vocalisations are restrained and avoid the overt (and for me very annoying) vocal gymnastics that many avant-vocalists are prone to. Highly recommended and another in a long line of phenomenal releases from this eclectic and wonderful label.


 

Review | By Katrin Hauk / freiStil – Magazin für Musik und Umgebung / #57
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
Dieses Trio formierte sich 2013 aufgrund eines einzigartigen Naturphänomens, das sich alle 17 Jahre im Gebiet rund um die Stadt New York abspielt. Während einer kurzen Zeit siedeln sich dort Millionen von Zikaden an. David Rothenberg – Musiker und Naturphilosoph, der sich in seiner Arbeit intensiv mit Naturklängen, wie Vogel- oder Walgesängen auseinandersetzt – griff diesen speziellen Moment auf, um eine Reihe von Konzerten zusammen mit der 82-jährigen „deep listening“-Ikone Pauline Oliveros und dem Obertonsänger Timothy Hill zu spielen. Mittels intensiven Hinhörens interagierten sie während dieser Konzerte spontan mit den klanglichen Eigenheiten und Rhythmen der Insekten. []


 

Gruenrekorder @ TEN FAVOURITE LABELS 2014
Every November since 2005, textura has selected ten labels whose output dazzled us during the year. To that end, we posed a simple question as a way of making the selections: “Which labels’ material excited us most during 2014?” Naturally, there are many labels in addition to the ones chosen whose releases had that effect on us, but these stood out from the crowd:

 

BABEL • CANTALOUPE • DENOVALI • GRUENREKORDER • HUBRO • INNOVA • METALHEADZ • NEW AMSTERDAM • POPULIST • SCHOLE • WESTERN VINYL


 

Review | By textura
Hein Schoer | The Sounding Museum: Box of Treasures
Hein Schoer’s The Sounding Museum: Box of Treasures expands upon the cultural soundscape producer’s 2010 release Two Weeks in Alert Bay in about as dramatic a fashion as could be imagined. In contrast to the single-CD presentation of the earlier release, the new edition features a CD, 2 DVDs, and a 400-page book. As described in the earlier review, Schoer’s project presents a captivating sound portrait of the Kwakwaka’wakw, a First Nations community situated at the northern end of Vancouver Island on Canada’s West Coast, and its activities, myths, and ritual dances and chants. []


 

Sonic drifting: sound, city and psychogeography | By Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
@ SoundEffects – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sound Experience


 

Heike Vester | Marine Mammals and Fish of Lofoten and Vesterålen – Recorded by oceansounds / Norway
@ www.freedolphinsbelgium.org
Norvège : Heiko, la petite baleine enceinte, trouble un peuple de baleiniers !


 

Review | By Hal Harmon / Musique Machine
Sebastiane Hegarty | Four walks around a year: spring
Gruenrekorder imprint presents Four Walks Around a Year: Spring by british artist, writer, and lecturer Sebastiane Hegarty. Spring is the first entry in the Four Walks Around the Year series. As the title implies, these recordings are represent four soundwalks at the Winnall Moors Reserve in Winchester, England. Each recording will coincide with one of the four seasons, this one being Spring. Over the span of 25 minutes we’re greeted by the sounds of: birds chirping in chorus, geese, human voices, rolling river water, footsteps, creaking wood planks, a metal shovel digging, and a myriad of other natural recordings. []


 

A New Music, with Birds, Whales and Cicadas as Guest Stars
By Guido Mina di Sospiro on October 14, 2014 in News
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
Music should not be heard, but listened to. Everywhere we go, there is music. It’s become such a widespread phenomenon, we hardly notice it any longer. It’s similar to cigarette–smoking in public places: some decades ago, it was such a common occurrence, nobody noticed it—except our eyes, throats, and lungs. Laws have been passed since, and smoking has been banned from public places. At times I wish piped music were banned from public places too. Everywhere we go, we are assailed by music we didn’t ask to hear and we normally don’t care for. []


 

Review | By  Aurelio Cianciotta / Neural
Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek | Series Invisible – Collection 2
In almost twenty years of reviewing audio art and experimental music for Neural I have run into several extremely ‘tough’ projects that cross a broad range of styles, formats and media. In the newsroom was the prevailing belief that we were ready for anything. It seems we were not – in fact, we never imagined we could encounter an album such as this – one that cannot but produce a wry grin in response. The project consists of only descriptions of the locations and times of the recordings captured, their duration and information regarding their subsequent deletion. []



How to Make Music With a Whale | By David Rothenberg

@ The New York Times


 

Review | By Hal Harmon / Musique Machine
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore
[] Certain passages almost sound like an orchestra or jazz band warming up. The source material certainly lends itself to many possibilities for the fertile mind to meditate upon. I could try to intellectualize the whole production, but ultimately for me it’s a snapshot in time, the highlighting of the mundane and unspectacular that I’m particularly attracted to. I will likely never go to India or visit Bangalore, but Chattopadhyay has created quite the vivid canvas for my imaginative mind to draw from. Another fine release from the good folks at Gruenrekorder.


Phonophon

Phonophon | 29 October 2014 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Silken Tofu (Label)
www.silkentofu.org

 

* TZII (BE)
www.tzii.tk

 

* Filip Gheysen (BE)
www.filipgheysen.tumblr.com

 

* TraumaSutra (BE)
www.facebook.com/pages/TraumaSutra

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By textura
Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
David Rothenberg received deserved attention for his 2013 Gruenrekorder release Bug Music (issued in tandem with the book Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise on St Martins Press), on which the woodwinds player used various insects as musical partners. Rothenberg’s latest, Cicada Dream Band, represents a natural progression in that while it perpetuates the creature-oriented theme of the earlier release it expands upon it in two critical respects. First of all, the material supplements insect sounds with those of frogs, birds, and a Humpback whale; and secondly, Rothenberg, credited with bass clarinet, clarinet, iPad, and creatures, is accompanied by Pauline Oliveros (V-Accordion) and Timothy Hill (voice) on the sixty-four-minute recording, which was culled from three-and-a-half hours of music laid down at Dreamland Studios in West Hurley, NY during August 2013. []


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack
Selected recordings from the soundtrack of Michael Obert’s documentary on the Bayaka Pygmies of the Central African rainforest. Some 25 years ago, Sarno, enchanted by music he’d heard on radio from this area, ventured there and ended up remaining, adopted by the Bayaka. The film, as I understand it, documents Sarno visiting New York City with his son, Samedi, 13 years of age. The soundtrack album presents fifteen tracks culled from some 1,500 hours of recordings. []


 

Review | By textura
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack
Louis Sarno’s story is an incredible one. As a young American, he heard a song on the radio that inspired him to venture to the Central African rainforest and locate the sounds’ creators, the Bayaka Pygmies, a tribe of hunters and gatherers. But unlike most travelers, Sarno never returned home; instead, he became a fully accepted member of Bayaka society, married a Bayaka woman, fathered a son, Samedi, and over the span of twenty-five years recorded over 1,500 hours of unique Bayaka music, fifteen selections of which appear on this hour-long soundtrack to Michael Obert’s award-winning documentary film Song from the Forest. []


 

Review | Richard Allen / a closer listen
Hein Schoer | The Sounding Museum: Box of Treasures
The Sounding Museum: Box of Treasures is perhaps Gruenrekorder’s most elaborate production to date: a CD, audio DVD, DVD-ROM and softbound 419-page book, all enclosed in a black cardboard sleeve.  It takes an entire day to peruse, but one would not be surprised to see it included in a college curriculum. Box of Treasures is the physical manifestation of The Sounding Museum, an exhibition at the North American Native Museum in Zürich.  Aware that many might never be able to travel to the exhibition, Herb Schoer created this comprehensive physical reflection.  The exhibition is centered time spent living with and recording the traditions of the Kwakwaka’wakw of British Columbia. []


 

Review | Richard Allen / a closer listen
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack
Listening to Song from the Forest, many older readers will think of the famous French duo Deep Forest. The duo helped increase interest in world music in the early nineties, but they also did the genre a slight disservice, creating an unfair association between native music and electronic beats. Song from the Forest – the soundtrack to the movie of the same name – is real world music, the sound of the Bayaka Pygmies as captured by Louis Sarno (with film direction by Michael Obert). Sarno is the real deal. 25 years ago (the same time as Deep Forest became popular) – he heard a song on the radio and traced its origin to the Congo. []


 

Gruenrekorder @ The Wire
Derek Walmsley: The Field Recordist As Obsessive
Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS
Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland
David Michael | The Slaughterhouse


Phonophon

Phonophon | 18 October 2014 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Petra Dubach/ Mario van Horrik (NL)
www.home.tiscali.nl

 

* Siegfried Kärcher (D)
www.siegfried-kaercher.de

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Gruenrekorder – Phonophon @ RANDOM
1. Mannheimer Forum für experimentelle und zeitgenössische Musik
10. – 18. Oktober 2014
Drei Konzerttage, Composers Meeting, Netzwerktreffen.
Random bietet einen Querschnitt durch die aktuelle experimentelle und zeitgenössische (E-)Musik, beleuchtet Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten in der akademischen / subkulturellen Herangehensweise an sie, setzt Musiker untereinander und mit ihrem Publikum in Dialog und schafft neue Verbindungen zwischen Musikern, Einrichtungen und Institutionen nicht nur innerhalb Mannheims, sondern auch zwischen der Metropolregion und anderen Großstädten / Regionen Deutschlands.


 

20th PHONURGIA NOVA CALL FOR WORKS
“The Loud-speaker is probably the greatest common denominator in all our lives to-day. Video, multimedia, car radios, mobile phones are all crafting a new life for sound. In all domains sound is an objet of research, of reflexion. It is essential to open up creative, imaginative spaces for sound. And to encourage people to listen.”
Since 1986, the Phonurgia Nova competition, occupies a special place by virtue of its recognition of artists whose work exploits sound as an artistic medium. The 20th contest is open to all. An international jury panel will judge the entries. The main selective criterion remains the expression of an original “sound vision”

 

Deadline for registration : november 30th 2014.
Festival Phonurgia Nova (Paris, Gaîté Lyrique) : 24th and 25th january 2015
For further information, complete rules www.phonurgia.org
www.sonosphere.org enable visitors to have access to the previous awarded works.
Facebook: phonurgia nova awards


Phonophon

Phonophon | 08 October 2014 | 8:00 PM | 7 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Star Turbine (N)
www.starturbine.wordpress.com

 

* Bernd-Michael Land (D)
www.bernd-michael-land.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By Ed Pinsent / The Sound Projector
Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland
An absolutely first-class record is Helgoland (GRUENREKORDER GRUEN 109) by Lasse-Marc Riek, and one of the finest field recording items to have reached us for a long time. I’d go so far as to say it sets a benchmark in the genre, both for the clarity of its intent, and the excellence of its realisation. Helgoland is Germany’s only ocean island, an archipelago in the North Sea which has, against all odds, developed into a haven and breeding ground for all manner of seabirds. The area is well-loved and visited by ornithologists, naturally, but Lasse-Marc is one of the few sound artists who has made it out to the island to capture a collection of recordings, apparently at some personal discomfort to himself (it involves crawling into caves and other tight corners), and he devoted two years of his life to this project. []


Phonophon

Phonophon | 17 September 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Lerin/Hystad (S/N)
www.soundcloud.com

 

* ret p*air (D)
www.gruenrekorder.de

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Listening Wood
Im Klangkunst-Konzert am Sonntag, 21. September, trifft um 11 Uhr im Atelier von Konrad Franz in der alten Dorfkirche Hausen „Geräusch auf Klarinette“. Das konzertante Zusammentreffen zwischen den Klangkünstlern Lasse-Marc Riek/Eckhard Kuchenbecker und dem amerikanischen Jazzmusiker und Philosophen David Rothenberg verspricht einen ganz besonderen Vormittag. Das Trio nimmt die Zuhörer mit auf eine Hör-Reise des Ungewohnten und begibt sich in einen akustischen Dialog zwischen Musik und Geräusch, welcher das Holz neu zum Klingen bringen wird.

 

Mehr:
www.landkreis-miltenberg.de

 

Ort:
21.9.,11Uhr,  Alte Dorfkirche, Hauptstraße 64, 63840 Hausen (Aschaffenburg)  Tel.: 0171-9261550

 

Tickets:
Karten und nähere Informationen sind im Kulturreferat des Landkreises Miltenberg (Telefon: 09371 501501; E-Mail: kultur@lra-mil.de) sowie im Internet über ADticket.de und www.kulturwochen.landratsamt-miltenberg.de erhältlich.


Phonophon

Phonophon | 10 September 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Golem Mecanique (F)
www.golemecanique.bandcamp.com

 

* Waffensupermarkt (D)
www.waffensupermarkt.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

a-musik record of the week:
Peter Kutin | burmese days


 

Review | By Petr Slabý / HIS VOICE
Pauline OliverosDavid Rothenberg & Timothy Hill | Cicada Dream Band
Filozof, milovník přírody a hudebník David Rothenberg byl letos v červenci výraznou postavou pražského festivalu vs. Interpretation, kde v rámci své prezentace představil také zbrusu nové CD Cicada Dream Band a na pódium si přizval také průkopnici elektroakustické hudby, akordeonistku Pauline Oliveros. Vokalista Timothy Hill a cikády se přidali pouze ze záznamu. Timothy Hill byl v The New York Times označen jako „virtuóz tibetské pěvecké techniky“, působí v alternativní keltsko-jazz-folkové formaci Sleeping Bee či v David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir a v neposlední řadě spolupracoval například s Johnem Cagem, Joem Manerim či Butchem Morrisem. []


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY
Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno
Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack
One of the various releases this week that is supposed to be a soundtrack. Here no film either, but just the recordings made by Louis Sarno, made in Central Africa with Bayaka Pygmies, a tribe of hunters and collectors. Sarno is not a visitor, but he lives there as a member and married, has a son and recorded 1500 hours of music and sounds. That’s what the documentary by Michael Obst is about, about this rather unique field recordist. Sarno, who guides us through music from Bayaka and the place they live in, documents each of the fifteen pieces here in word. []


 

Reviews | By Ed Pinsent / The Sound Projector
Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic
Christina Kubisch is an internationally renowned and prize-winning German sound artist, currently living in Berlin where she’s a member of the Akademie der Künste. Although classically trained, she was a radical experimenter in sound art in the 1980s, working with magnetic induction techniques, and using directed light as a sound source in her installations. The record Mosaïque Mosaic (GRUENREKORDER GRUEN 131) is not a record of her installation work, but is an aural snapshot of her 2010 residency and exchange trip in Cameroon, where she also conducted a workshop with Eckehard Güther. []

 

Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders
[] It’s also very nice when Merzouga are able to play along in sympathy with an ancient voice from a vanished world, accompanying their song with a gently appropriate chord or two, but such moments are few in the overall fabric. There are a few lulls; at times it does seem to sink into an uncertain miasma of “process crackling”, letting the sample process itself dominate, and the actual playing they perform is extremely dour, brittle, and melancholic. At one level we can respond to the contrast between the modern, digital, ultra-clean sound of their playing and the crackly, faint, impressions left by the old recordings. A unique and fascinating release.

 

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite
[] Although the actual source material may seem mundane if we trot it out like a shopping list – wind, weather, rain, oceans, local wildlife, church bells, ferries, and people talking about their work as crofters or fishermen – the cumulative effect is very touching and deep, presenting a truly vivid and resonant documentary through these overlapping and fading sounds. What’s best of all is that it’s totally free from “editorialising”, which is what would happen if someone from the BBC ever got their hands on the project. The work is complemented by a booklet of full colour photos and notes from the artist. I’m beginning to think Gruenrekorder are currently presenting some of the best statements in the “genre” of field recording today.


 

New Release:

 

 

Selected Recordings of Bayaka Music by Louis Sarno: “Song from the Forest: The Soundtrack” (Gruen 150/14)
Soundscapes
15 Tracks (57′10″)
CD (1000 copies)


 

New Release:

 

 

Pauline Oliveros & David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill: “Cicada Dream Band” (Gruen 149/14)
Sound Art
11 Tracks (64′32″)
CD (1000 copies)


 

New Release:

 

 

Hein Schoer: “The Sounding Museum: Box of Treasures” (Gruen 137/14)
Soundscapes
13 Tracks (149′22″)
Box (CD, DVD, Book) (500 copies)


 

Wir verlosen 5 x 2 Freikarten für SONG FROM THE FOREST
Bitte beantwortet folgende Frage und sendet die Antwort an:
gewinnspiel@gruenrekorder.de

 

“Worin besteht das immaterielle Weltkulturerbe der Bayaka?”

 

Mehr Infos zum Film, zum Soundtrack und zum BAYAKA SUPPORT PROJECT unter:
www.songfromtheforest.com

 

KINOSTART DEUTSCHLANDWEIT AM 11. SEPTEMBER 2014

 

„HYPNOTISIERENDER FILM“ – VARIETY„GROSSARTIG“ – INDIEWIRE
„EIN ERFOLG ALS BEMERKENSWERTER, SENSIBEL EINDRINGLICHER FILM“ – SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

 

Als junger Mann hörte der Amerikaner Louis Sarno im Radio einen Gesang, der ihn nicht mehr losließ. Er folgte den geheimnisvollen Klängen bis in den zentralafrikanischen Regenwald, fand seine Musik bei den Bayaka-Pygmäen – und kam nicht mehr zurück. Heute, 25 Jahre später, ist Louis ein vollwertiges Mitglied der Gemeinschaft aus Jägern und Sammlern und löst nun das  Versprechen ein, gemeinsam mit seinem 13 jährigen Sohn in seine alte Heimat zu reisen – nach New York.

 

SONG FROM THE FOREST ist ein Film über den Zustand der Welt und über einige der großen Themen zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts – Heimat, Identität, Entfremdung, Interkulturalität, Globalisierung.

 

Spielzeiten und Kinos: www.songfromtheforest.com
(Gewonnene Freikarten können in allen diesen Kinos und für die Premieren verwendet werden)
Feierliche Premiere in Anwesenheit des Regisseurs Michael Obert und der Protagonisten Louis Sarno und Samedi im Delphi-Filmpalast in Berlin am 2.9.2014. Karten im Vorverkauf erhältlich!

 

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Review | By Ian Holloway / Quiet World & Wonderful Wooden Reasons
Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders
[] The voices guide the piece with the Hanushevsky’s bass giving the proceedings a real melancholy perfectly at home with the aged beauty of the recordings whilst also occasionally pushing itself to the fore and fluttering against your perceptions like one of the more broken of the elder recordings. Popplein’s electronics insinuate themselves in between the sounds adding subtle textures and colours with the realisation that its presence is all the stronger for it’s restraint. This is a glorious recording. It’s a communion with voices past, an exploration of the ethnographers curiosity and, most of all, a celebration of the vitality of sound.


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / polyphonia.pl
Antje Vowinckel | Terra Prosodia
Niektórzy nie mają możliwości odbywania dalekich podróży, a tym bardziej posłuchania nieznanych im języków, a lubią muzykę eksperymentalną. Jest na to prosty sposób – „Terra Prosodia”. Antje Vowinckel jest artystką pochodzącą z Berlina. Studiowała literaturę i muzykę (flet/ fortepian). Od samego początku jej działalność związana jest z radiem. Na swoim koncie ma mnóstwo produkcji radiowych przygotowanych dla takich stacji jak WDR, SWR i BR. Swoje prace prezentowała już na wielu europejskich festiwalach. W kręgu zainteresować Vowinckel jest też muzyka elektroakustyczna i sound art, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem muzykalności słowa mówionego, gdzie podstawowa melodia płynie z dialektu. []


 

Review | By The Wire Magazine – Issue 364
Antje Vowinckel | Terra Prosodia
The linguist Mario Pei insisted that few words were pure but were part of a messy, ongoing process that borrowed, clipped, recombined and corrupted, but kept moving forward. Pei, who died in 1978, seemed less concerned about the disappearance and marginality of languages. Antje Vowinckel’s “Terra Prosodia” is a sound composition derived from dialect recordings from the disappearing languages of Europe, including Gascon, Gutamal (from Gotländ), Provencal and Scottish-Gaelic. Her premise is that removing a language from its geographical context allows us to appreciate it as if musically. The brain homes in on forms with a natural mnemonic shape, which in turn will change relative to the native language(s) of the listener. []


 

COMING SOON @ Gruenrekorder

 

COMING SOON @ Gruenrekorder
SONG FROM THE FOREST: THE SOUNDTRACK
SELECTED RECORDINGS OF BAYAKA MUSIC BY LOUIS SARNO
CD / Gruen 150


 

Amsterdam ist begeistert, Warschau feiert, Shanghai ist aus dem Häuschen, Austin Texas jubelt!
Und endlich kommt
*SONG FROM THE FOREST* von Michael Obert
IN DIE DEUTSCHEN KINOS

 

SONG FROM THE FOREST von Michael Obert

 

„Hypnotisierender Film“ Variety
„Großartig“ Indiewire
„Ein Erfolg als bemerkenswerter, sensibel eindringlicher Film“ Screen International

 

www.songfromtheforest.com

 

*****

 

Und alle​ Neugierigen und Ungeduldigen laden wir herzlich zu den
VORPREMIEREN
in Anwesenheit von Louis Sarno, Michael Obert und Team ein.

 

Karten sind ab heute im Vorverkauf erhältlich!

 

HAMBURG
am 01.09.2014 im Abaton Kino
Reservierung unter: 040 – 41320320

 

BERLIN
am 02.09.2014 im Delphi Filmpalast
Reservierung unter: 030 -3121026 oder online unter:
www.delphi-filmpalast.de/kino/tickets/

 

KÖLN
am 03.09.2014 im Odeon Köln
Reservierung unter: 0221 – 313110

 

Im Anschluss könnt Ihr Eure Fragen an das Team stellen und exklusiv den Soundtrack zum Film erwerben. Erzählt es Euren Freunden, Familie und Verwandten, Nachbarn und Bekannten und genießt einen tollen Abend im Kino! Wir freuen uns auf Euch!


 

SONG FROM THE FOREST – Offizieller Deutscher Trailer

 


Phonophon

Phonophon | 06 September 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* t.b. OR NOT t.b. (D)
www.soundcloud.com

 

* B°tong (CH)
www.btongmusic.wix.com

 

* Rovar17 (HU)
www.soundcloud.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By Martin P / Musique Machine
Stéphane Garin & Sylvestre Gobart | Gurs. Drancy. Gare de Bobigny. Auschwitz. Birkenau. Chelmo-Kulmhof. Majdaneck. Sobibor. Treblinka
This double cd album is quite a sumptuous package, containing an essay (reprinted with French and German translations) as well as numerous photographs. As you will no doubt have guessed from the title, the release concerns the geography of Nazi Germany’s attempts to eradicate undesirables: the camps and industrial apparatus that transported victims to death or imprisonment. So, the essay discusses Garin and Gobart’s intentions to avoid the “spectacular” iconography of these events and instead encourage a more meaningful, personal relationship with those memories. Thats clearly an excellent idea, but their solution is far from perfect. So, we have a series of rather beautiful, grainy photographs; taken at pertinent sites, but not adhering to the “standard” imagery associated with concentration camps/etc. Accompanying this are nearly two hours of field recordings, also from those pertinent sites. []


 

Review | By PROGRESS REPORT
Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders
The coordinates in the title are referring to the precise location of Berlins Ethnologisches Museum Dahlem. This place stores over 16000 wax cylinders, a lot of them collected by Erich Moritz von Hornbostel, an Austrian 19th century born ethnomusicologist, who was collecting sounds from all corners of the world that came to him via pre-colonisation explorations from scientists discovering unknown places. There’s a number of things one can expect after having read the liner notes; recovering sound from old wax cylinders with the purpose to make an archival recording (this is actually being done by the museum, lots of these works have been digitalized over the last 15 years) with the aim to preserve it, but it of course also opens up possibilities to interpret those historical snippets and morph them into new abstractions. []


 

A one hour radio special dedicated to field recordings and sound art, produced by Australia’s ABC Radio
Jay-Dea Lopez recently curated a show about field recording and “sound art” for Soundproof on Australia’s ABC Radio National. For one-hour Miyuki Jokiranta and Jay-Dea discussed the physicality of sound and soundscapes. Click on the links to listen to the discussion and enter the sound world of Hildegard Westerkamp, Andrea Polli, Richard Garet, Chris Watson, Heiki Vester, Jacob Kirkegaard. Jay-Dea’s selection of pieces showcases the diversity of interests and styles that is explored by contemporary field recordists and artists working with sound. You will hear sounds from deserts to Antarctic research stations to huskies and helicopters to Mexican train lines to Norwegian killer whales to the vibrations of German bridges. This show is now available to download directly from the ABC.
Andrea Polli | Sonic Antarctica
Heike Vester | Marine Mammals and Fish of Lofoten and Vesterålen


 

Paperback by Salomé Voegelin, pp.165-167
Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound
Eisuke Yanagisawa | Ultrasonic Scapes
Eisuke Yanagisawa’s recording of ultrasonic landscapes are not beautiful or particularly harmonious: they clip and grate, flange and crackle, whizz and hum, sounding more like scrambled signals than a soundscape, and yet they intrigue through what they hint at and make us hear between what actually sounds and our auditory imagination.
The ultrasonic recorder modifies frequencies beyond our hearing range into audible material, translating between an audible and an inaudible world, and granting access from one into the other—adding the unheard to what is audible and making the two compossible. These recordings present the inaudible as a variant of the same world and thus expand the threshold of its actuality and possibility into the invisible depth of the unheard—the impossible. []


 

Review | By Martin P / Musique Machine
David Rothenberg | Bug Music
Here’s an intriguing release: the album notes inform us that Rothenberg has made every attempt to “play along” with insect song – playing along live in the field, playing along with recordings (raw or processed) and creating his own insect sounds artificially. He interacts using “bass clarinet, clarinet, seljefoyte and soprano saxophone”, aided and abetted by a few other hands on other instruments. The cd arrives in a playfully packaged digipak, with album notes and text for each individual track. []


 

Lasse-Marc Riek, Werner Cee, Gabi Schaffner
@ Datscharadio


 

Knallfabet Podcast Juli 2014 :: Musik am Rande von Musik
Dirk Hülstrunk und Oliver Lauberger hatten Stefan Militzer und Roland Etzin, beide Klangkünstler und Mitgründer von Phonophon – Verein zur Förderung von Phonographie und experimenteller Musik – live ins Studio eingeladen. Sie plauderten mit ihnen über Soundscapes und Fieldrecordings, vergrabenen Mikrofonen, selbstgelöteten Synthesizer und andere elektronische Klangerzeugung, Sound im Alltagsgeräuschen und in der Natur, Autohupen und Fluglärm und überhaupt die Frage: Wo fängt Musik an und wo hört Musik auf? Antwort haben wir keine gefunden, aber das Gespräch hat uns wieder neugierig gemacht, die Welt mit anderen Ohren neu zu entdecken.
www.kulturnetz-frankfurt.de


 

Reviews | By Idwal Fisher / IDWAL FISHER
Antje Vowinckel | Terra Prosodia
The Tower of Babel. A convenient Biblical story created to explain the existence of the multitude of languages we share. But what if we all spoke the same language? Wouldn’t it be much easier? If only we hadn’t pissed God off all those years ago with that silly tower. I love languages. I may not speak some of the European ones very well but I like to have a go when given the opportunity. And when the that fails there’s always finger pointing and sign language. Its all part of the fun and you usually get there in the end. Its not like I’m involved in foreign diplomacy here, I’m usually trying to buy a meal or get a bus somewhere. Travels abroad used to be a lesson in how much schoolboy French you could remember but now that everyone speaks English its less of a thrill. []

 

Peter Kutin | burmese days
[] This is a ‘journey’ work capturing many aspects of his trip, insects, forests, bowl rings, the imam’s 5.a.m call, street markets, work places, train journeys, gongs … the lone male singer on ‘Train to Rangoon’ is a happy one, the sound of the train wheels on the rickety track adding its own rhythm, the insects that open the piece are nearer pure electronics than cicadas, the bowl ring that rides out the last five minutes is spine tingling. Kutin is aided by Viennese turntablist dieb13 who had a hand in mixing it and Brendt Thurner who added various gongs and metallophone sounds. Their contributions augment and enhance the work. This is the only field recording album I’ve heard of that instructs the listener to play it back at high volume with good bass response. At times it does feel like you’re listening to glitch electronica or a Pan Sonic album but this only adds to its mystery and longevity. Burmese Days is a work worthy of many repeated plays. A true gem in the Gruenrekorder catalogue.


 

Review | By Stephen Fruitman / Avant Music News
Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic
The cornucopia that is Gruenrekorder continues to spill out the most imaginative field and sound art works. It does an absolutely phenomenal job of recording and playing with our world and everything in it. While its back catalogue has long been proof enough, just look at one of its latest batches, including the untreated, spellbinding Morne Diablotins by Rodolphe Alexis, a brightly-feathered, humid hike through Guadaloupe and Dominica, a small island in the Lesser Antilles; or The Hebrides Suite, quite the contrast insofar as its author, Cathy Lane, hopscotching across the isles, treated and arranged her field recordings into a kind of aural equivalent of the classic oral histories of Studs Terkel, I-Chinged into a Celtic circus under the same big top as John Cage´s Roaratorio. []


 

Review | By freiStil – Magazin für Musik und Umgebung / #55
Antje Vowinckel | Terra Prosodia
[] So wird Stimme zu dem Instrument, das es immer schon gewesen ist. Und um dieses noch eindrücklicher zum Klingen zu bringen, hat Antje Vowinckel die Vocals nicht bloß  portioniert, umgestellt und dezent effektiert, sondern sie auch mit Sounds unterlegt – Basslauf, E-Orgel, Summen, das Schwirren eines Pfeiles. Sie doppeln das Sprachmaterial perkussiv und melodisch, ahmen es nach, tragen es weiter, konterkarieren es. Leben ist Improvisation. Sprache ist Free Jazz. Terra Posadia ist aus einer herzerfrischenden Idee erwachsen, überzeugt ästhetisch auf ganzer Linie und öffnet zudem Raum für konzeptuelle und letztlich politische Fragen. Mehr ist nicht zu sagen.


 

framework radio | #477
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley

 

“this is a special edition of framework dedicated to the life and work of long time supporter, contributor, and friend, joe stevens, who passed away last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer. his influence on this program will not be forgotten. his recordings have often featured on our airwaves over the past several years; in this edition we sample some of the works that were still waiting patiently for their chance.”


 

MOSELRAUSCHEN / Workshop – 26/27 Juli – 10:00 / Mosellum Koblenz
Anmeldung: workshop@noises.de


 

Gruenrekorder @ cdbaby – independent music store on the web

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic

David Rothenberg | Bug Music

Roland Etzin | TransMongolian


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside
Peter Kutin | burmese days
I haven’t read the Orwell novel from which this LP takes it’s title though, I’m guessing, it shares that author’s concerns about Western imperialism in Southeast Asia, even if abstracted beyond direct reference points. Kutin (field recordings), here, is assisted by Berndt Thurner on Burmese metallophones and Dieb 13 on electronics and turntables, melding their instrumental compositions with his recordings to form the two side-long works. And they sound pretty great, some of the finer integrations of field and instrumental sounds I’ve heard in a while. []


 

Review | By Ian Holloway / Quiet World & Wonderful Wooden Reasons
Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland
Helgoland is Germany’s only offshore island and home to (according to Wikipedia) around 1000 people and, if this collection of recordings is to be believed, a hell of a lot of birds and a colony of grey seals. These recordings form part (all?) of Gruenrekorder’s head honcho Lasse-Marc Riek’s phonography of the island’s wildlife and it is a truly fascinating collection of sounds. I’m no bird spotter, I have a garden full of sparrows, jackdaws and magpies along with an occasional great spotted woodpecker (he’s awesome), but for the most part I’m happy to put out some feeders to help them along and then go back to my book and leave them be. []


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside
Antje Vowinckel | Terra Prosodia
I think my only prior exposure to Vowinckel’s work was on a shared disc, on Bowindo, with Alessandro Bosetti and a track on the Echtzeitmusik Berlin collection, so this is my first experience of her music in any depth. Here, the central idea is simple enough: the inherent musicality of certain dialects, in this case, six examples of speech forms in some danger of disappearing: Rumansch (Switzerland), Gutamal (Gotland, in the Baltic Sea), Provençal (France), Wallis-Deutsch (Switzerland?), Gascon (France) and Scottish-Gaelic. She asks native speakers to recount a personal story, records them and, often, edits and reconstructs this core material, including the repetition of phrases. []


Phonophon

Phonophon | 25 July 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Antez (F)
www.antez.org

 

* Ayankoko (F)
www.ayankoko.blogspot.de

 

* Sawada (JP)
www.snaredrumsolo.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Gruenrekorder @ Hidden Stage II / Sound Art Open-Air Festival
4-6 July 2014 – Program
www.prophetenmuehle.de
www.facebook.com/pages/Hidden-Stage-Festival


 

The School of Sound and the Barbican present
MUSIC OF THE WILD – The sound of the living world
Sunday, 6 July 2014 | 2:00 – 5:30 PM | The Barbican, Cinema 1 | London
Richard Blackford, Bernie Krause and Chris Watson
Three leading talents explore the converging spheres of sound and music
www.schoolofsound.co.uk


 

Review | By Alexandre Galand / Le Mot et le Reste

@ “Field recording, l’usage sonore du monde en 100 albums

Stéphane Garin & Sylvestre Gobart | Gurs. Drancy. Gare de Bobigny. Auschwitz. Birkenau. Chelmo-Kulmhof. Majdaneck. Sobibor. Treblinka


 

Review | By Richard Allen / a closer listen
David Vélez | The wait
“The wait” refers to time spent waiting in the darkness of the Columbian forest, making field recordings and wondering if one is going to be eaten by a jaguar, bitten by a pit viper, squeezed by an anaconda, brushed by a poison dart frog, kidnapped by guerrillas or otherwise injured or killed.  An insurance waiver is probably required; it’s not all butterflies and monkeys, despite what the cover of the tourist guide might advertise.  Fortunately, David Vélez was born in Bogotá, and he’s already survived a wild trip in the Amazon with Simon Whetham.  In one sense, one might postulate that Vélez has become addicted to fear; in a more likely scenario, one might view him as one determined to face his fears.  Face them he does in this collage of four recordings, two made at night and two in the morning. []


 

Review | By Guillaume Belhomme / Le son du grisli
Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek | Series Invisible – Collection 2
A leur collection de field recordings inaudibles mais quand même retranscrits sur papiers (date d’enregistrement et localisation, date d’effacement et localisation, enfin, durée de la chose effacée), Christoph Korn et Lasse-Marc Riek ajoutent aujourd’hui un second tome : Series Invisible Collection 2. Comme hier – le premier volume peut être consulté ici –, un petit livre noir atteste la brève existence d’une cinquantaine de captations interdites de conservation : un CD, qui aurait pu être vierge, aurait-il donné la preuve qu’il n’y avait désormais là – c’est-à-dire près de la mer à Cascais ou à la Baie des Trépassés, dans un appartement privé de Düsseldorf ou sur la tombe de Kafka à Prague… – plus rien à entendre, même pas la preuve de ce rien-là ? [] Pictures


Phonophon

Phonophon | 17 June 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Sajjra (PE)
www.sajjra.bandcamp.com

 

* Moogulator (D)
www.moogulator.com

 

* Praying For Oblivion (USA)
www.freewebs.com/prayingforoblivion

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By Dietrich Heißenbüttel / Neue Zeitschrift für Musik 03/2014
Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic
Musikalische Wertung: 5 – Technische Wertung: 5 – Booklet: 5
«Yes – oui – yes – oui – yes – oui»: Die Stimme des Predigers überschlägt sich beinahe, dicht gefolgt von einer nüchtern vorgetragenen französischen Übersetzung. Bei «I set them on fire» antwortet das Publikum, dann setzt der Chor ein, begleitet von Keyboard und Schlagzeug. Ein Gottesdienst im englischsprachigen Küstenstädtchen Limba im Südwesten Kameruns bildet den Auftakt zu einer Rundreise durch die Soundscapes des Landes. Auf Einladung des Kunstvereins Doual’­art – seit 25 Jahren eines der interessantesten Zentren zeitgenössischer Kunst südlich der Sahara – wa­ren Christina Kubisch und Eckehard Güther 2010 für einen Workshop zum Thema Field Recording nach Douala, Kameruns größter Stadt, gekommen.[]


Phonophon

Phonophon | 04 June 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* CLUBbleu (D)
www.clubbleu.de

 

* Diatribes (CH)
www.dincise.net

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

 

Komplex, release concert | 11 June 2014 – 20:30
ausland | Territory for experimental music, performance and art
Lychener Str. 60 10437 Berlin

 

Roger Döring (de)
(clarinet, saxofon, bariton, accordion and more)

 

& Konrad Korabiewski (pl/dk/is/de)
(live electronics)

 

Komplex is a forthcoming vinyl album by Roger Döring (Dictaphone/Moser/Meyer/Döring) and the award-winning multimedia artist Konrad Korabiewski, released by the German sound art label Gruenrekorder.

 

The project was created over two years in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland and in Berlin, and is an evolving conversation between Döring’s improvisation on acoustic instruments such as clarinet, trombone, and saxophones, Korabiewski’s electronic live treatment and composition of Döring’s sound, and the particular acoustics of the recordings sites, which included a former herring factory by the sea in east Iceland. Musically Komplex moves seamlessly between ethereal ambient melodies or a somber, churning low end, or a hypnotic looping reverie that slowly disintegrates as if under the burr and scratch of a gramophone needle. The result is a highly expressive, dark, and deeply felt album, reflective of shifting emotional states and uneasy dreams from the north.
In concert, Döring and Korabiewski deepen their musical dialogue, using live electronics to treat and highlight the physicality of acoustic improvisations on clarinet, saxophone, and accordion.

 

links:
Konrad Korabiewski (www.korabiewski.com)
Roger Döring (www.dictaphone-music.de)


Phonophon

Phonophon | 29 May 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Petrels (UK)
www.denovali.com/petrels

 

* Talvihorros (UK)
www.denovali.com/talvihorros

 

* Laid Eyes (UK)
www.vimeo.com/laideyes

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Hörsaal#05 | 25 May 2014 | 10:45 AM | Aschaffenburg
Klänge auf der Durchreise
Klangperformance an der Haltestelle am Mainufer
Eckhard Kuchenbecker und Lasse-Marc Riek präsentieren Klangbilder zum ersten Mal im öffentlichen Raum.

 

Für den 5. Hörsaal nehmen sie akustischen Bezug zum Ort der Haltestelle und laden auf eine ca. 50 minütige Hörreise von konkreten Geräuschen ein, welche die beiden Künstler live auf deren Klang untersuchen und in Verbindung mit dem Spielort und seinen Klängen in Verbindung bringen werden.
Eine konzertante Mischung aus originalen und modifizierten Klängen bilden den akustischen Fahrplan durch den 5. Hörsaal.

 

Hörsaal ist eine offene Veranstaltungsreihe, die durch Hörbeispiele zur bewußteren Wahrnehmung der hörbaren Umwelt anregt und akustisch sensibilisiert.
Bei sehr schlechtem Wetter wird die Veranstaltung verschoben.
Sitzgelegenheiten sind begrenzt vorhanden. Sitzkissen oder -decken bitte bei Bedarf mitbringen.
Der Eintritt ist frei.
Im Anschluß stehen Getränke und Gebäck bereit.

 

Weitere Informationen:
www.schlossjubilaeum-aschaffenburg.de
www.facebook.com/hoersaal.aschaffenburg


Phonophon

Phonophon | 17 May 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Piotr Kurek + Lutto Lento (PL)
www.piotrkurek.bandcamp.com
www.luttolento.bandcamp.com

 

* Radiolux (D)
www.privatelektro.de/radiolux.html

 

* RM74 (CH)
www.rm74.ch

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

New Release:
Exclusive download edition

 

 

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay: “A Day in the Life of a Listener” (GrDl 143/14)
Field Recordings
6 Tracks (36′32″)

MP3/FLAC


 

Review | By Richard Allen / a closer listen
Peter Kutin | burmese days
We’re always looking for good music at A Closer Listen, but once in a while we realize that something is not only good, but important. Peter Kutin’s Burmese Days is one of these releases.
There’s a good reason we haven’t heard much from Myanmar (formerly Burma), where Western journalism is frowned upon, even forbidden. For six decades, a totalitarian system was in place. When a cyclone hit the region in 2008, the military regime refused Western aid, trotting out a few healthy citizens as “examples” of its efficacy while tens of thousands were dying off camera. When the military ceded control to the “people”, the nation became an ethnic war zone, and over 30,000 Rohingya Muslims were massacred. []


 

Review | By PROGRESS REPORT
Various Artists | SOUNDS LIKE SILENCE
From what I gather, this disc was released to coincide with an exhibition of the same name that ran for several months in Dortmund, Germany, until early 2013. Both, as one might suspect, honour(ed) John Cage’s own ‘silent’ meisterwerk, ‘4:33’, and indeed the very concept of ‘silence’ the piece was designed to explore. Silence, of course, does not exist, yet constantly remains a motivation for us (as John Gray illustrates all too clearly in his excellent book, The Silence of Animals). Cage himself proved this before ‘4:33’, a piece inspired by his ongoing interest in Zen Buddhism and, more particularly, the anechoic chamber at Harvard University, which he visited in 1951 and understood after that despite the said chamber’s ability to absorb sound, his own blood circulation and other bodily sounds could still be heard. []


 

Review | By MASSIMO RICCI / TOUCHING EXTREMES
Rodolphe ALEXIS | Sempervirent
It is not that arduous to separate the praiseworthy and the unserviceable in the world of location recordings. Rule of thumb: treat any environmental assemblage as an actual composition, and understand how it unfolds and works. The rest is explicated by a splendid phrase by Robert Lynd: “in order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence.” Substitute to “birds” the word “life”, and you’re pretty close to the feelings induced by Sempervirent, published in 2012 and retrieved by mere chance inside a box lying in Touching Extremes’ dusty archives. The lone expression coming to mind after subjecting myself to three successive days with this marvel is a somewhat abused “balance of the self”. []


 

Reviews | By Stephan Roiss
freiStil – Magazin für Musik und Umgebung #54

 

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite
Drei jüngere Releases aus dem Hause Gruenrekorder porträtieren mittels field recordings unterschiedliche Ecken der Welt: Cathy Lane hat unter dem Titel the hebrides suite eine Liebeserklärung an die Hebriden abgegeben. Diese Gruppe von mehreren hundert Inseln nordwestlich des schottischen Festlands ist spärlich besiedelt, das Hörstück dementsprechend mit Beschaulichkeit angereichert. Der Auftakt-Track führt jedoch sogleich produktiv in die Irre und nimmt zugleich allen, die Kitsch von diesem Tonträger befürchten, mit eindrucksvoll kompiliertem Krach die Angst: schrille Alarmsignale, Bau- und Verkehrslärm, Lautsprecherdurchsagen einer Schiffcrew. Was dann folgt, liegt freilich über weite Strecken fernab der Industrie und der Welt der Technik, gibt sich vielmehr herzlich und spektakulär unspektaktulär. []

 

Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic
Das Gefilde, in dem sich das Hörstück von Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther bewegt, ist ein ganz anderes – sowohl geografisch als auch in Bezug auf das Geräuschmaterial. Die beiden KünstlerInnen legen mit mosaïque mosaic, wie sie es selbst in den liner notes nennen, ein “sound diary” zweier Reisen nach und durch Kamerun vor. Der Stellenwert der Musik im öffentlichen Leben dortzulande hat deutlichen Niederschlag in der entstandenen Arbeit gefunden. Ebenso die Vielfalt an Sprachen und Dialekten. []

 

Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS
Rodolphe Alexis schließlich hat sich in die Karibik begeben und aus Guadeloupe und der Dominikanischen Republik Aufnahmen mitgebracht. Der Mensch und die Sphäre der Kultur kommen in den Tracks selbst nicht vor. Gesammelt in Nationalparks und abgeschiedenen Gegenden sind deren Protagonisten Vögel, Grashüpfer, Frösche, laufendes Wasser. Die Ausgangsfrage von Alexis’ Reise ist diese gewesen: “What did the Caribbean islands look like before the arrival of Columbus?” Mit morne diablotins hat er eine feinsinnige Antwort gegeben, allerdings auf eine andere Frage. []


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / polyphonia.pl
Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic
W prawdzie album „Mosaïque Mosaic” ukazał się w ubiegłym roku, ale jak widać musiał poczekać na specjalną okazję. Christina Kubisch (ur.1948) to jedna z najważniejszych niemieckich artystek. Od końca lat siedemdziesiątych w swojej twórczości skupia się na instalacjach i rzeźbach dźwiękowych oraz pracuje ze światłem. Jej poszukiwania oscylują w obrębie muzyki elektroakustycznej. Na koncie ma niezliczoną ilość nagród i wyróżnień. Przez wiele lat wykładała na prestiżowych uniwersytetach. Obecnie mieszka w Hoppegarten koło Berlina. []


 

Review | By Pierre Cécile / Le Son du Grisli
Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders
Eva Pöpplein (electronics) et Janko Hanushevsky (basse électrique préparée) forment Merzouga. Il y a peu, ils allèrent « piocher » dans le fond d’ethnomusicologie de la Berlin Phonogram Archive et, à l’automne 2012, donnèrent un concert en se servant de leurs découvertes.
Les fruits de l’expérience, étonnante, versent dans une ambient folkloriste ou des chants de la Terre de Feu, de Hongrie ou du Yemen (etc., of course), croisent l’électronique et la basse électrique dans un ballet qui mêle futur et traditions. []


 

Reviews | By textura
Peter Kutin | burmese days
Gruenrekorder releases typically make a strong impression for being unusual and audacious, and, despite being dramatically different in concept, these recent recordings by Vienna-based composer Peter Kutin and Berlin-based sound artist Antje Vowinckel are no exception. Kutin’s is a vinyl release that roots its side-long compositions in 2012 field recordings from Myanmar, whereas Vowinckel’s CD features eight sparsely designed sound compositions oriented around dialects and disappearing languages.

 

The thing I like most about Burmese Days is that it plays like a formally composed symphony of sorts, with field recordings used in place of conventional instrument sounds and Kutin sequencing the field recordings so that each side creates the impression of being a multi-part suite. Adding to the material’s appeal are musical sounds contributed by Berndt Thurner and dieb13, whose Burmese metallophones and electronics-and-turntables, respectively, merge with Kutin’s field-recordings and electronics on the two settings. An accompanying press note accurately characterizes Burmese Days as something more akin to an abstract composition than a traditional field-recordings album. []

 

Antje Vowinckel | Terra Prosodia
Vowinckel’s Terra Prosodia (which received an honourary mention for the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica) is compelling also, albeit in a different way. The fascination here lies in attending to the vocal sounds as pure sound, as melodies that emerge simply through vocal utterance and the richness of human expression. There are currently approximately 6000 spoken languages, many of them destined to disappear. An arguable upside is that if a dialect or disappearing language is shared by a small number of people, those who don’t speak the language can experience the utterance as pure musical expression. []


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / Nowamuzyka.pl
Peter Kutin | burmese days
Egzotyczny krajobraz Birmy to nie tylko piękno przyrody, lecz niedawno zakończony stan wojenny, walka miejscowej ludności o demokratyczne prawa, uliczne zamieszki i bezwzględna dyktatura władz.  Peter Kutin to austriacki kompozytor, muzyk i producent z niemałym bagażem doświadczeń. Przede wszystkim należy Kutina kojarzyć z licznymi nagraniami z kręgu field recordingu. Jego fascynacja nagraniami terenowymi zaprowadziła go do różnych miejsc, takich jak strome pasma górskie, dżungla, pustynia, lodowiec, wulkan, uliczne protesty, światowe konflikty czy więzienie. []


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Slavek Kwi (Artificial Memory Trace) | SURROUNDINGS

Slavek Kwi aka Artificial Memory Trace is a Czech sound artist who since 2000 lives in Dublin, Ireland. From the early 90′s he works under the alias of Artificial Memory Trace. He is interest in exploring electroacoustic sounds both in inside locations and outside. Thirty years span his musical activities travelling around the world and making field recordings which are shown through in sound installations with massive sound system. Also he’s interested in the investigation of free music as part of social research, using space and any object that contains as musical instrument. His work comprises both sound base and multidisciplinary projects. []


 

Review | By Roger Batty / Musique Machine

Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS

Morne Diablotins finds Paris based field recordist & sound artists Rodolphe Alexis offering up near on seventy three mintues worth of bird, amphibian, insects and environment recordings from the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Guadaloupe. With the release posing the question ‘What did the Caribbean islands sound before the arrival of Colombus?’ The CD release takes in eight tracks in all, and these last between just over the minute mark, to just shy of the twenty nine minute mark. These tracks take in untreated recordings made  by Mr Alexis in early 2013, at various sites in  the national parks of Dominica and Guadaloupe. []


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders

The Germans artists Eva Pöpplein (composition and electronics) and Janko Hanushevsky (composition and prepared electric bass) have been working together since 2002 in music improvisation and writing music for radio, theater and films. Their previous album ‘Mekong Morning Glory’ (Gruenrekorder, 2011) was reviewed on loop. In our composition Pöpplein y Hanushevsky worked with historic wax-cylinder recordings of traditional indigenous music of differente parts of the world which were recorded by different expeditioners between 1905 and 1931 and were used by permission of Berlin Phonogram Archive, Ethnologicsches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz. []


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY
Peter Kutin | burmese days
[…] And then Gruenrekorder also expands to the world of vinyl with a rather unusual disc. Peter Kutin is a member of Dirac (see Vital Weekly 708 and 729) and had a solo CD (see Vital Weekly 818), which sees ‘all field and studio recordings’ by him, but also with Berndt Thurner on original Burmese metallophones and Dieb13 on additional electronics and turntables. If I understood correctly Kutin is the composer of this work that is partly a mixture of field recordings from Burma with some additional music from the musicians, all ‘arranged and composed by Peter Kutin’. It’s a pretty interesting work; one that works pretty well. []


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY
Antje Vowinckel | Terra Prosodia
Now that English is the world Esperanto, more and more languages will disappear; there is no ‘need’ for them anymore. Especially from more remote areas there are fewer people speaking local dialects/languages (let’s not go into the differences – you know what I mean). Antje Vowinckel sees an advantage here: if you no longer understand the language, it is possible to enjoy the musical quality of the language, the ‘melodic charm’ as she calls them. She travelled around Europe and recorded people narrating a short story about something personal and she made compositions with that, repeating phrases, sentences and vocalizations. []


 

New Distribution:

 

 

Ulrich Troyer: “Sehen mit Ohren” (GrD 27/14)
Sound Art
1 Track (35′06″)
CD (500 copies)


 

Antje Vowinckel play as part of Sonic Vigil 8 | Sat 26 April 6pm

Antje Vowinckel | Terra Prosodia
Organ and Objects /// music performance for electric organ, amplified slit drum, rasp, vibrating speaker, balloon, tape, cobbler tool
The performance was developped in Olevano Romano, a little Italian village with a long tradition of landscape painting. The visual impression is still romantic and idyllic, whereas the acoustic environment has changed. I tried to keep the contemplative impression of the landscape integrating at the same time the mechanical sounds of the acoustic environment into a musical grammar.

 

SONIC VIGIL 8


Phonophon

Phonophon | 16 April 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* thisquietarmy (CAN)
www.thisquietarmy.com

 

* André Foisy (USA)
www.andrefoisy.bandcamp.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

New Release:
Exclusive download edition

 

 

David Vélez: “The Wait” (GrDl 142/14)
Field Recordings
1 Track (45′43″)

MP3/FLAC


 

New Release:
Exclusive download edition

 

 

Pierce Warnecke: “Darkness in Daylight” (GrDl 138/14)
Soundscapes
9 Tracks (47′01″)

MP3/FLAC


 

Rodolphe ALEXIS | Sempervirent
@ The Wire Tapper 34 / Issue 362


 

SONIC MMABOLELA | 17-30 November 2014
2nd Annual Workshop/Residency for sound artists & composers at Mmabolela Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa

 

Conceived and directed by Francisco López (www.franciscolopez.net)
Coordination and logistics by James Webb (www.theotherjameswebb.com)
‘Sonic Mmabolela’ is a 2-week workshop/residency for professional and semiprofessional sound artists and composers with previous experience in the area of sound experimentation and field recordings. It takes place at Mmabolela Reserve, in the Limpopo province of South Africa, right at the border with Botswana. It involves field work, studio work and theoretical/discussion presentations.

The workshop/residency has a special focus on creative approaches to the work with field recordings, through an extensive exploration of natural sound environments. It does not have a technical character but is instead conceived and directed towards the development and realization of projects of sonic creation by the participant artists/composers with the field recordings gathered.

 

Dates workshop/residency: November 17th – 30th, 2014
Deadline for registration: July 15th,  2014
[but open only until filling the limited maximum capacity of 14 participants]
Detailed information here: www.franciscolopez.net/field.html


 

SONIC VIGIL 8 | Call for audio and video works: Deadline April 24th, 5pm
A Festival of Improvised Music, Sound Art and Performance | May 2nd – 4th 2014
Sonic Vigil 8 is this year extending its reach into 3 days of activities and is delighted to announce this opportunity for your sounds or images to live two lives!


 

SONIC VIGIL 8 …………….out in the field | May 2nd – 4th 2014
A Festival of Improvised Music, Sound Art and Performance

 

SONIC VIGIL 8


Phonophon

Phonophon | 04 April 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Re-Drum (RU)

soundcloud.com/re-drum-russia

 

* JOUX JOUX (D)

soundcloud.com/joux-joux

 

* EMERGE (D)

emerge.bandcamp.com

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By maeror3 / darkroomrituals
Antje Vowinckel | Terra Prosodia
Мы часто слышим о том, что надо спасать вымирающие виды растений и животных, но мало кто говорит о том, что в спасении (или, хотя бы, в пристальном внимании) нуждаются языки. Являясь не только передатчиком информации, но и носителем ценного культурологического и этического кода той или иной человеческой общины, они составляют некий Гипертекст []


 

Review | By Kevin Ei-ichi deforest / Senses & Society – Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2014
Angus Carlyle & Rupert Cox | AIR PRESSURE
“Sound becomes the dominant medium that Air Pressure archives, represents and reflects on this now historic site of resistance. Accompanying the 10 track CD is an elegantly designed booklet containing interviews, writing from both contributors and documentary photos of the farmers inspecting their land, containers filled with organic produce, as well as the collaborators engaging with their subjects … []

 

Review | By Steve Feld / Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute – Vol. 20, Issue 1, 2014
Angus Carlyle & Rupert Cox | AIR PRESSURE
“The deeply professional and technically expert sound recording work here moves into additional non-narrative evocations through juxtaposition with five different kinds of interacting texts: essay fragments, diary entries, transcript of multivocal conversation, audiotrack transcription, and narrative track by track  descriptive notes. Full-page color images, both graphs and photographs (mixing abstract and realist documentary genre conventions) are interspersed throughout. []

 

Review | By Stephanie Takaragawa / American Anthropologist – Vol 115, Issue 4, 2013
Angus Carlyle & Rupert Cox | AIR PRESSURE
Air Pressure highlights the tension between the sounds and lifestyles of the agricultural world and the air traffic, evoking “Japan’s longest and most violent post-war civil protest, as the farming community of Sanrizuka in rural Chiba prefecture were forcibly evicted to make way for the construction of Narita International Airport,” as is stated in the …  accompanying booklet. []


 

Review | By Salomé Voegelin / The Wire Magazine – Issue 361

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite

With this album, released in Gruenrekorder’s Soundscape Series, Cathy Lane declares her longstanding love affair with the Outer Hebrides. She does so without simplifying phonography into the trope of the solitary wanderer, microphone in hand, staring at the might and magnitude of nature while remaining apart. On the contrary, while there is space in all six tracks to be alone with nature, this nature is not at a distance, but inhabited and lived – raw and harsh rhythms of weather meet those of language and bodies to produce memories in the present, spun from the pulse of life, death and the struggle for survival. []


 

framework radio | #459
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS


 

framework radio | #458
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic


 

Reviews | By Tina Manske / Musikmag
Das Label Gruenrekorder ist bekannt für seine Liebe zu Feldaufnahmen und Soundscapes. Eine Auswahl der neuesten Veröffentlichungen hat Tina Manske gesichtet.

 

Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders
Lange vergangen
Merzouga, das sind Eva Pöpplein und Janko Hanushevsky. Im Herbst 2012 traten die beiden in der Alten Feuerwache in Köln auf und präsentierten ihre Kompositionen, die sie mit Hilfe von alten phonografischen Aufnahmen aus dem Berlinischen Archiv des Ethologischen Museums versahen. Die Veranstaltung ist nun als CD erschienen, und es ist sehr interessant sich vor allem in die uralten Aufnahmen zu vertiefen, die hier zu hören sind, umrahmt von spärlichen Spielereien mit elektronischen Instrumenten und Bass. []

 

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite
Über Geschichte
Apropos Vergangenheit: für „The Hebrides Suite“ unternahm Cathy Lane einen Ausflug auf die Äußeren Hebriden, eine Inselgruppe von mehr als 100 Inseln 40 Meilen westlich von Schottland. Aus ihren dort gewonnenen Feldaufnahmen, Interviews mit den dort lebenden Menschen und Aufnahmen aus schottischen Archiven komponiert Lane eine Mixtur, die das Verschmelzen von Vergangenheit und Gegenwart möglich macht. []

 

Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic
Unmittelbar
Eine wunderbare Reise ist auch die CD „Mosaique Mosaic“ von Christina Kubisch und Eckehard Güther, auf der die beiden Künstler Feldaufnahmen aus Kamerun präsentieren. Kubisch war dort auf Einladung des Goethe-Instituts, um u. a. zusammen mit Güther einen Field-Recording-Workshop für junge einheimische Musiker durchzuführen. Die Teilnehmer führten die beiden an viele versteckte Orte, die sie für phonisch interessant hielten. Es zeigte sich, dass Kameruns akustisches Umfeld jede Menge Entdeckungen bot. []

 

Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS
Vor der Entdeckung
Weiter geht’s auf der Reise, jetzt in die Karibik. „Morne Diablotins“ Rodolphe Alexis versucht die Wiederentdeckung eines Landstriches. „Wie sahen die karibischen Inseln aus, bevor Kolumbus kam?“ fragte sich Alexis – bzw. wie hörten sie sich an? Er reiste in den Nationalpark von Guadeloupe und auf die Kleinen Antillen, wo es auf den Bergen noch Reste des Urwaldes zu bestaunen gibt. []

 

Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek | Series Invisible – Collection 2
Postmoderne Field Recordings
Und zum Schluss noch eine ganz besonders schöne Idee: in der „Series Invisible“ haben sich Christoph Korn und Lasse-Marc Riek zum zweiten Mal den Spaß gemacht, eigene Feldaufnahmen schriftlich zu kartografieren, um sie danach zu löschen und auch das Löschdatum mit in den Karteikarteneintrag hineinzuschreiben. Man liest in diesem schön schwarz gehaltenen Booklet also Dinge wie: „Location: Train Station, Record: 03.09.12, 2:15 PM, Bad Kleinen (D), Delete 03.09.12, 8:56 PM, Duration: 4’40”“ (die politische Konnotation des Ortes ist beabsichtigt). []


Phonophon

Phonophon | 14 March 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Konkret zu Abstrakt (D)
konkretzuabstrakt.bandcamp.com

 

* Phirnis / Euphoric Hum (D)
soundcloud.com/phirnis

soundcloud.com/floracenter

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

framework radio | #457
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
Gerald Fiebig & Alexander Möckl | Private Transport



GRUENREKORDER IM AUSLAND | 22 March 2014
Recorded in the field by…
Einlass 19:00 Uhr | Beginn 20:00 Uhr

 

mit: Antje Vowinckel, Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther, Peter Kutin, David Rothenberg & Lasse-Marc Riek!

 

Ein Gruenrekorder Label Tag im Ausland!
Eines haben die KünstlerInnen gemeinsam; sie arbeiten alle im akustischen Feld und haben bei Gruenrekorder veröffentlicht.
Gefundene Geräusche aus fernen Kulturen, Kompositionen aus dem Wort und Musik in die Welt der Insekten und Tiere!

 

Antje Vowinckel
Material aus Terra Prosodia
gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=10937

 

Christina Kubisch & Ecki Güther
Material aus Mosaïque Mosaic
gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=10742

 

David Rothenberg & Lasse-Marc Riek
Material aus Bug Music und Helgoland
gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=9530
gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=10129

 

Peter Kutin
Material aus E# :
kutin.klingt.org/EIS.html

 

Das Frankfurter Label Gruenrekorder verfolgt seit 2003 das Ziel phonographische Arbeiten und Sound Art Projekte auf diverse Art und Weise zu fördern.

 

Etzin und Riek brachten seither über 140 Veröffentlichungen aus der internationalen Phonography und Field Recording Szene heraus.
Mit Vorträgen, Workshops, Ausstellungen und dem Herausgeben des zweisprachigen Online Magazines “Field Notes” begleiteten die Labelmacher die Publikationen.


Phonophon

Phonophon | 07 March 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Cyls (D/CH)
www.cyls.ch

 

* Dirk Huelstrunk (D)
www.dirkhuelstrunk.de

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS

‘Sempervirent’ (2012) of Rodolphe Alexis was reviewed on loop and consist ina research in Costa Rica doing multichannel field recordings in different ecosystems of Central America. Rodolphe Alexis is a French field recordist artist and designer who lives and works in Paris. His work is based on field recording, electroacoustic composition, radio parts and specific sites for installations or performances. What did the Caribbean islands – acoustically- look like before the arrival of Columbus? []


 

Review | By Hal Harmon / Musique Machine

Robin Parmar & David Colohan | “…between…”

[] The former track incorporates strings with a harmonium-like sound, while the latter presents a droning instrument not unlike a Tibetan singing bowl. It goes without saying, as with all Gruenrekorder release, the recordling quality is excellent. I’ve had a really good history with Gruenrekorder and always look forward to their releases with delight. “…between…” is no exception. Parmar & Colohan have created ten skillfully crafted pieces to accompany you through life’s mundanities and then transport you to the ethereal realms.


 

New Release:

 

 

Antje Vowinckel: “Terra Prosodia” (Gruen 125/14)
Sound Art
8 Tracks (33′46″)
CD (500 copies)


 

New Release:

 

 

Peter Kutin: “burmese days” (Gruen 132/14)
Soundscapes
8 Tracks (37′33″)
12″ (300 copies)


Phonophon

Phonophon | 24 & 28 February 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Jason Lescalleet (USA)
glisteningexamples.bandcamp.com/

 

* Richmond / Schreiner (D)
soundcloud.com/richmond-schreiner

 

* SOHNE (D)
soundcloud.com/sohne

 

* Theo Goodman (USA/D)
youtube.com/watch?v=gIluhm2ljlI

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By Cheryl Tipp / The Field Reporter

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite

‘The Hebrides Suite’ is a multi-layered collection of composed works that reflect Cathy Lane’s ongoing fascination with the Outer Hebrides. A mixture of field recordings, audio diaries, conversations, interviews and oral histories drawn from archives across Scotland, these six pieces explore the history, traditions and ways of life of these ancient islands. How does history – past lives and past events – leave sonic traces and how do we hear them? []


 

Review | By  Aurelio Cianciotta / Neural

Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders
Operating since 2002 as Merzouga, Eva Pöpplein and Janko Hanushevsky are two musicians familiar with performing laptop and instrumental improvisation – but their repertoire is not limited only to this: they have composed music for radio, cinema and theatre, mixing audio captures and materials of different origins. This is the case in their latest work, a project based on the recordings on wax cylinders at the Berlin Phonogram-Archive. The digitalized recordings of the last 15 years of the institution’s archive are free to use. []


 

Review | By Richard Allen / a closer listen
Sebastiane Hegarty | Four walks around a year: winter

Four walks around a year: spring

Four walks around a year: summer

Four walks around a year: autumn

How well do you know the soundscape of your own neighborhood?  Are you in tune with the seasonal changes, the cries of different birds, the direction in which they migrate, the flow of local river banks and drainage systems?  Do you know when the neighbors come home from work and when their children leave for school?  Do you know their names, or the names of the trees in your yard, or the thickets that grow behind them?  What creatures live on your property, and what sort of sounds do they make?  Where do they go in the winter ~ do they migrate, burrow, or die? []


 

Review | By Richard Allen / a closer listen

Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders
Berlin’s Erich Moritz von Hornbostel was one lucky musicologist.  Unable to travel, he was aided by a Prussian emperor’s edict that required all wax cylinder music passing through the country to be brought to him.  During the early 20th century, he accumulated over 16,000 of these treasures.  One can only imagine what he might make of the modern era, in which one might accumulate 16,000 albums by clicking a simple button ~ no camels, tariffs or passports involved. []


 

Review | By Cheryl Tipp / The Field Reporter
Peter Caeldries | Jhirna Jali
Fancy transporting yourself to the jungles of northern India? Then look no further than ‘Jhirna Jali’, the latest digital release from Gruenrekorder. This compilation of 9 beautiful recordings, made during a field recording trip to the Corbett Tiger Reserve, is just superb. Recordist Peter Caeldries uses his recordings to take us through a day in the life of the Corbett jungle and the experience is one that I would recommend to everyone with a passion for natural soundscapes. []


 

New Release:
Exclusive download edition

 

 

Robin Parmar & David Colohan: “…between…” (GrDl 135/14)
Sound Art
10 Tracks (54′15″)

MP3/FLAC


 

New Release:
Exclusive download edition

 

 

Slavek Kwi (Artificial Memory Trace): “SURROUNDINGS” (GrDl 134/14)
Sound Art
2 Tracks (44′23″)

MP3/FLAC


 

Gruenrekorder – label of the month @ a-musik
Shop, mailorder, distributer and label for experimental and electronic music.

Since 1995.


 

Reviews | By Holger Adam / testcard #23

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

David Rothenberg | Bug Music

Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +
Drei Veröffentlichungen vom Frankfurter Gruenrekorder-Label, jede versehen mit höheren akademischen Weihen und ebenso konzeptuell aufgeladen. Kopf-Hörer-Musik. An begleitenden Texten zu den Veröffentlichungen mangelt es folglich nicht, und es ist in der Tat gut zu wissen, was sich jeweils hinter dem, was man zu hören glaubt, verbirgt. Dabei sind, zumindest im Falle von David Rothenberg und Budhaditya Chattopa dhyay, bereits die Titel sehr sprechend: Rothenberg hat buchstäblich live im Feld mit allerlei Insekten Musik gemacht. Begleitend zur CD ist auch ein Buch erschienen: »How Insects Gave Us Rhythm And Noise« – und die Erfahrung einer beeindruckend mikrotonalen Klangumgebung hat vielleicht der eine oder die andere selbst schon gemacht: in der Wiese liegend, Grillen lauschend. Rothenberg hat die Klänge dieser und anderer Insekten eingefangen, sie als Musik hörbar kontextualisiert und um eigene Töne dazu ergänzt. Das Zusammenspiel der entomologischen Orchester mit den menschlichen Gastmusikern klingt zumeist abwechslungsreich und beein druckend, an der einen oder an deren Stelle spielen die Menschen etwas zu gefällig zum feingliedrigen Noise der Insekten – an den Tieren liegt es nicht! Budhaditya Chattopadhyays Eye Contact With The City ist das Pendant zu einer Video-/Klanginstallation, die Bilder und Sounds aus den Straßen Bangalores ausstellt. Nachbearbeitet erinnern die sphärisch verwehten Klänge allerdings nur noch entfernt, wie durch Fensterglas wahrgenommen, an die Geräusche einer Zehn-Millionen-Metropole. Ich nehme an, dass die Bilder zu den Klängen der Installation hier und da nicht zueinander passend präsentiert wurden, was den Verfremdungsefekt verstärken würde. Die Recordings auf Eye Contact With The City lassen zumindest keine eindeutige Zuordnung der Geräuschquellen mehr zu. Die Stadt als Klangkörper verschmilzt zu einer Industrial-Noise-Klangfläche, die dazu einlädt mit den Ohren erkundet zu werden. Wenn die Ohren nach den Insekten und der Stadt noch nicht müde sind, dann gibt es mit Mark Lorenz Kyse las Eins+ u. a. noch zu hören, wie der Musiker klingt, wenn er Musik macht. Mikrofone rücken Kysela, der auf diese Weise ein kompositorisches Konzept des Komponisten Christoph Ogiermann realisiert, so sehr auf die Pelle, dass nicht nur das Instrument und die Klänge die es erzeugt, gehört werden können, sondern auch der sich mit dem Instrument bewegende Körper des Musikers. Insgesamt steht der physische Akt des Musikmachens im Zentrum, nicht so sehr das damit einhergehende klang liche Ergebnis. Dieser Logik, nach Klängen diszipliniert unter verschiedenen Bedingungen und nach Maßgabe aller vorhandenen Möglichkeiten der Instrumente zu forschen, ohne ein Klangerlebnis im Sinne einer »schönen Musik« zu beabsichtigen, folgt Eins+ über 70 Minuten lang, in denen Kysela noch fünf weitere Kompositionen von Alvin Lucier, Uwe Rasch und drei weiteren Vertretern Neuer Musik realisiert. Eine Herausforderung, Meta-Musik zu der man das beiliegende Textbuch studieren muss, um eine erweiterte Vorstellung davon zu erhalten, was es jeweils zu hören gibt. Keine Musik für jeden Tag, aber das ist auch sicher mit keiner der drei Veröffentlichungen beabsichtigt.


 

Review | By Richard Allen / a closer listen

Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic

Eastern sounds are unfamiliar to most Western ears, and vice versa.  What seems innocuous in one territory may be misinterpreted in another.  Never is this more apparent than on the opening selection of Mosaïque Mosaic, as what seems at first to be a militant speaker turns out to be the voice of a church evangelist at a Sunday service.  The difference between expected and apparent timbre would be a wonderful subject for study in international relations.  Do we really understand each other?  If not, what would it take? []


 

Review | By Nathan Thomas / Fluid Radio
Sebastiane Hegarty | Four walks around a year: winter

Sebastiane Hegarty’s year-long project “Four Walks Around A Year” draws to a close with the final winter instalment, which takes its place alongside the previously released spring, summer, and autumn episodes. Each documents in audio form a season in the life of Hampshire’s Winnall Moors, including both human and non-human activities. At the beginning of “Winter” we hear an archival recording, seemingly made not long after the Second World War, in which elders recount memories of ice hockey matches on the frozen moors. []


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / Nowamuzyka.pl

Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS

Wyobraźcie sobie jakie dźwięki moglibyśmy usłyszeć w lasach Wysp Karaibskich, gdyby Kolumba pożarły morskie stwory i nigdy tam nie trafił. Francuski artysta Radolphe Alexis wybrał się do Parku Narodowego Gwadelupy i Dominiki zadając sobie podstawowe pytanie. Jak mogły wyglądać Wyspy Karaibskie – w kwestii dźwięków przyrody – przed przybyciem Krzysztofa Kolumba? Dominika to jedna z najlepiej zachowanych wysp w archipelagu Małych Antyli, a na niej znajdziemy spore połacie pierwotnych lasów, które porastają stoki wulkanicznych szczytów. []


 

Review | By Richard Allen / a closer listen

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite

Forty miles off the coast of Scotland lie the Outer Hebrides, an archipelago of islands whose populace have seen some harsh times yet still endure.  Over the past three decades, Cathy Lane has enjoyed a love affair with the archipelago. The Hebrides Suite is her sonic love letter to the land and people.

As a mixture of field recordings and interviews, the album has the feel of a television show without the sound.  Soon one begins to realize that the images are conjured in the mind, and perhaps appreciates the old radio shows a bit better.  Those shows captured the imagination and inspired generations to picture their own images. []


 

Review | By Kari Nevalainen / Inner-Audio

David Rothenberg | Bug Music

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.
ECM recording artist David Rothenberg, who’ve performed and recorded on clarinet with Jan Bang, Scanner, Glen Velez, Karl Berger, Peter Gabriel, Ray Phiri, and the Karnataka College of Percussion, 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. []


 

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite

@ KNITSONIK 05 podcast – Sitting by the fire, Dreaming of the sea…


 

Review | By Cheryl Tipp / The Field Reporter

Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS

[] I find myself leaning more and more towards these longer field recordings which, when well done, give the listener plenty of time to ease themselves into the sound and all the nuances that come with recordings of this nature. ‘Morne Diablotins’ is a worthy addition to Rodolphe Alexis’ growing discography. The recordings have an eternal quality that, though contemporary creations, speak of a time before colonisation. Together they offer a window into the past and an opportunity to appreciate the natural wonders of these island nations.


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite

The sound artist, composer, lecturer and researcher Cathy Lane, lives and works in London. She’s Professor of Sound Arts, University of Arts London and co-directs the Sounds Creative Arts Research Practice (CRiSAP).
Cathy Lane is interested in how sound relates to the past, our stories, the environment and our collective and individual memories. In this context, she wonders how history, past lives and past events leave traces of sound and how we hear them. []


 

Review | By Martin P / Musique Machine
Flavien Gillié | Disparitions

This is a download release, on the ever interesting Gruenrekorder label. Its a short collection of field recordings made by Flavien Gillié on a trip to Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau – a place most of you will know better as simply “Auschwitz”. Frankly, this set off all kinds of alarm bells in my head; namely, that making field recordings at an extermination camp was somewhat “cheap” – with the “exoticness” or historical resonance of the site over-riding the content of the recordings themselves. []


 

 

16.2.2014 | Sonicwalk Altkönig – Konzert im Freien
11 Uhr Endhaltestelle U3 Hohemark
Unkostenbeitrag: Um eine Spende wird gebeten.

 

Das Duo Waldlust (Tobias Schmitt und Lasse-Marc Riek) lädt zu einem auditiven Spaziergang auf den Altkönig ein!
Die TeilnehmerInnen erhalten die Möglichkeit während der ca. 4km langen Wanderung jeweils 1minütige Aufnahmen via portablen Handheld-Rekordern zu tätigen, welche dann von dem Duo live im Anschluss an die Wanderung in einem Konzert weiterverarbeitet werden.

 

Die Rekorder werden innerhalb der Gruppe während des Aufstiegs weitergereicht und liefern einen Grossteil an akustischen Material für die Live-Performance an der Weissen Mauer!

 

Bitte warme, leichte und regenfeste Kleidung sowie festes Schuhzeug tragen!

 

Das Projekt Waldlust arbeitet seit dem Jahre 2003 an unterschiedlichen, improvisatorischen Aufführungskonzepten und war seither in Museen, Galerien und Off-Spaces in Europa zu hören.

www.waldlust.org


 

 

7.2.2014 | Hörsaal#04 – Mit den Ohren sehen
Unsere akustische Umwelt bewusster erleben

 

Zeit: 19:30 Uhr – Dauer 2 Std. mit Pause
Vorprogramm und Infostände ab 17.30 Uhr
Eintritt: 7 EUR | Ort: Stadttheater, Aschaffenburg
www.stadttheater-aschaffenburg.de/de/Spielplan

 

Konzeption: Lasse-Marc Riek und Eckhard Kuchenbecker
In Zusammenarbeit mit Radio Klangbrett und dem Bildungsbüro der Stadt Aschaffenburg

 

Vom Sehen zum Hören. Zum 4. Mal widmet sich die Themenveranstaltung Hörsaal einer Reihe interessanter Hör-Themen: KLANGBILDER – STADTKLANG – HÖRSPAZIERGANG – KLANGKUNST

 

Eckhard Kuchenbecker und Lasse-Marc Riek laden ein, unsere akustische Umwelt bewusster zu erleben. Dabei wird folgenden Fragen nachgespürt: Wie enstehen Klangbilder? Wie nehmen Geburtsblinde und Sehbehinderte die Welt der Geräusche wahr? Warum schließen Menschen beim konzentrierten Zuhören oft die Augen?

 

Hörsaal#04 bietet an, Aschaffenburger Klanglandschaften aus verschiedenen Hörperspektiven zu entdecken. Matthias Schäfer vom Dialogmuseum in Frankfurt moderiert den Dialog zwischen Blinden und Sehenden über Hör-Wahrnehmungen und Klang-Eindrücke. Das Klangkunst-Duo David Rothenberg (Klarinette) und Lasse-Marc Riek (Laptop) bilden zudem aus geschaffenen und gefundenen Klängen live eine Hörlandschaft zwischen Musik und Geräusch.

 

David Rothenberg (USA) ist Musiker, Schriftsteller und Professor der Philosophie und Musik am New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in den USA. Rothenberg hat zahlreiche Bücher über Musik und Natur geschrieben. Zu diesen gehört das Werk „Why Birds Sing“ (Warum Vögel singen: Eine musikalische Spurensuche), welches in sieben Sprachen übersetzt wurde. www.davidrothenberg.wordpress.com

 

Lasse-Marc Riek (D) arbeitet als freischaffender Klangkünstler mit den Geräuschen unserer Umwelt. Er ist mit Ausstellungen, Konzerten, Vorträgen, Lehraufträgen und Projekten international tätig. Radiophone Kompositionen zum Beispiel für Deutschlandradio, den Hessischen Rundfunk, den Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg und den Österreichischen Rundfunk. Stipendien, Auszeichnungen und Artist-in-Residence-Programme hat er in Europa, Asien und Afrika wahrgenommen.

www.lasse-marc-riek.de

 

Unterstützende Institutionen und Sponsoren: Dialogmuseum, Gruenrekorder, Blickpunkt Auge, Bayerischer Blinden- und Sehbehindertenbund e.V., Blindeninstitutsstiftung Würzburg, Radio Klangbrett, Bildungsbüro und Kulturamt der Stadt Aschaffenburg, BüroKa Werbeagentur, Bäckerei Hench.

 

Vorprogramm und Infostände ab 17.30 Uhr
Wir laden zu Wahrnehmungsübungen in und um das Stadttheater ein.
Nehmen Sie z.B. an Spaziergängen teil, ohne zu sehen. Im Foyer können Sie sich unter Anleitung mit einem Blindenstock orientieren. Ein Info- und Medienbereich im Foyer des Stadttheaters lädt zum Austausch mit Gesprächspartnern der aufgeführten Institutionen und Verbände, sowie mit Sehenden und Nicht-Sehenden ein. Die Anzahl der TeilnehmerInnen für das kostenlose Vorprogramm ist beschränkt – Voranmeldungen bitte telefonisch unter: 06021-450341.

 

Ausklang
Nach der Veranstaltung bietet sich im Café Hench die Möglichkeit zum weiteren Austausch, ab 22 Uhr.


 

framework radio | #449
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
Flavien Gillié | Disparitions


 

New Release:
Exclusive download edition

 

 

Sebastiane Hegarty: “Four walks around a year: winter” (GrDl 141/14)
Field Recordings
1 Track (25′01″)

MP3/FLAC


 

Review | By NEHA MUJUMDAR / The Hindu

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

The album ‘Elegy To Bangalore’ captures the contemporary clatter of the city.
There’s a lot more to Bengaluru’s Metro train route than breezy commuting; it could well be the perfect symbol of the city’s irrevocable change, as the sounds of sparrows become scarcer and traffic gets louder. In ‘Elegy To Bangalore’, a recently released album of experimental sound by artist Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, the seemingly banal, often annoying sounds of Metro rail construction are transformed into an hour-long exploration of the city. []


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / Nowamuzyka.pl

Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders

Jak wykopaliska muzyczne, to tylko z Merzouga.
Wszystko zaczęło się na początku XX wieku, dokładnie w 1900 roku, kiedy niemiecki etnomuzykolog Erich Moritz von Hornbostel założył w Berlinie pierwsze Archiwum Fonograficznej. Stało się ono zaczątkiem współczesnej etnografii muzycznej. Tego wybitnego badacza nazywano niegdyś „fotelowym etnologiem” ze względu na jego zły stan zdrowia, który uniemożliwiał mu podróżowanie do dalekich krajów. Poznawał odległe kultury za sprawą nagrań jakie otrzymywał z całego świata. []


 

Review | By Łukasz Komła / Nowamuzyka.pl

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

Ptasia symfonia pod batutą wiatru i szumu morza.
Coraz więcej powstaje płyt i wytwórni, specjalizujących się w wydawaniu całych serii poświęconych nagraniom terenowym. Jednak niewielu jest artystów, którym udaje się wciągnąć słuchacza w ich świat dźwięków natury. Zawsze pojawia się ten sam problem, bo co innego być w danym miejscu i poczuć zapach oraz podziwiać widoki, a co innego słuchać różnych odgłosów przyrody pośród szarych blokowisk. Ale jak okazuje się w przypadku produkcji z field recordingiem w czystej postaci, najważniejszy jest pomysł i sposób jego podania. []


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY

Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders

The location mentioned in the title, 52 degrees 46′ North and 13 desgrees 29′ East is where you find the Ethnologisches Museum Dahlem, where they keep 16000 wax cylinders, recorded a century ago. The German emperor at the time wanted every trading and scientific mission to carry a machine to do recordings and send them to Berlin. A true source of early field recordings, so perhaps it’s not strange that these ended up in the hands the people at Gruenrekorder. Or rather, the musical duo of Merzouga, Eva Pöpplein (composition, electronics) and Janko Hanushevsky (composition and prepared electric bass). []


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY

Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek | Series Invisible – Collection 2

The other release by Gruenrekorder is an odd ball. It’s a small booklet, roughly CD sized and it contains a list of recordings made by Christoph Korn and Gruenrekorder boss Lasse-Marc Riek and a list when these recordings were erased. Yes, exactly, I was thinking the same thing. “The sound of selected locations or specific sound phenomena have been recorded using a digital audio recording device. Later on these recordings were deleted. This process of finding a location, recording and deleting is then captured textually. []


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Gerald Fiebig & Alexander Möckl | Private Transport

A new release of the Field Recording Series, this time with Gerald Fiebig, sound artist and Alexander Möckl, producer, composer and guitarist, both based in Augsburg, Germany. They worked together on the installation ‘Private Transport’ consisting of traffic recordings which was released by the German Gruenrekorder label in a digital edition with the same title which consists of seven tracks. ‘Private Transport’ is a sound installation which opened in November 2012 in a street underpass called Kunsttunnel in Augsburg. Before this installation Motzart’s music it was broadcast through the same sound system. []


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside

Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek | Series Invisible – Collection 2

Track 31 – Location- Grave of Franz Kafka; Record- 28.03.11, 3.54 PM, New Jewish Cemetery, Prague (CZ) Delete- 01.04.11, 12.21 PM, Duration- 2’15”
One of fifty entries in this collection, made up of similarly formatted descriptions of site recordings realized by Korn and Riek from 2005 to 2012, subsequently erased. The CD-sized book devotes two pages to the procedure and some of the ideas behind it (notes by Georg Imdahl), then lists each recording, in blue text, one per page, in chronological order. The reader (the would-be listener) forms a mental image, visual certainly, perhaps aural, even olfactory of the place and time and imagines what the pair experienced. []


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside

Merzouga | 52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders

In addition to being a small village in southern Morocco, Merzouga is the duo of Eva Pöpplein (composition, electronics) and Janko Hanushevsky (composition and prepared electric bass). I’d previously heard their “Mekong Morning Glory” a couple of years ago, which I liked pretty well though thought it was a little too picturesque. Here, they’ve conducted excavations into the wax cylinder collection of the Berlin Phonograph Archive, unearthing eleven samples recorded from 1906 to 1931in Hungary, Egypt, Tierra del Fuego, Yemen, Abyssinia, Bali, Samoa, Switzerland, Mexico and China, weaving them into a kind of variegated rug augmented by subtle additions of their own. []


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside

Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic

[] We walk through metalwork shops, take trams, eavesdrop on a choir practice, listen to announcements from a mosque PA, wander the streets and countryside. Their choices happily de-emphsize the overtly (to Western ears) exotic, giving as fine a sense of place, though different, as they might have done on the streets of Berlin. Beautiful, lengthy conclusion with rain in the distance, irregular drops on nearby metal surfaces, even mixtures of faraway traffic, insects, birds, roosters. Excellent job, one of the best works in this area I’ve heard in a while. Still so hard to quantify.


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

Helgoland is a German island in the North Sea, used largely as a naval base but also home to cliffs serving as nesting areas for a large variety of marine birds. Tobias Fischer’s notes on the album deal both with Riek’s personal connection to this island and others in the Baltic Sea as well as raising questions, not unlike some of my own, about eh very subject of field recordings, particularly those which document “nature”: “How much passion can possibly go into an animal recording? []


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside

Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS

A documentation of avian, insectile and amphibious life in Guadeloupe and Dominica as well as surrounding, non-aniumal sounds. As with many similar releases I’ve encountered, it’s tough to make any sort of value judgment except to say how well or poorly the environment seems to have been captured, in this instance, very well. Choices of what to include seem based on which particular fauna have been caught on tape, lending a kind of “nature study” feeling to the endeavor. []


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside
David Rothenberg | Bug Music

Not Don Byron (just wanted to get that out of the way).
Reed player Rothenberg accompanied by a cast of thousands, if not millions. 16 shortish tracks wherein Rothenberg (plus the odd human accomplice) is heard amidst cicadas, katydids, leafhoppers, crickets and the famed Lesser Water Boatman and its (loudly) vibrating penis. The pieces are more or less “songs” and easily digestible ones at that, loping along in comfortable grooves. Rothenberg is a good player, has an especially nice sound on the clarinets, but treads a musically very safe pathway here. []


 

Review | By Brian Olewnick / Just outside

Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +

Six compositions by different composers performed by Kysela on clarinets and saxophones with electronic and tape accompaniment. [] An enjoyable recording, extremely well played, covering a wide range of contemporary composers. What more could you want?


 

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite & Daniel Blinkhorn | Terra Subfónica

@ 2013: The year in retrospective – The Field Reporter


 

Hörsaal#04 | 07 February 2013 | 7:30 PM | 7 Euro

Sehen mit den Ohren
Unsere akustische Umwelt bewusster erleben
Ort: Stadttheater Aschaffenburg, Bühne 1
www.stadttheater-aschaffenburg.de


Phonophon

Phonophon | 09 January 2014 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Glauser & Strotter Inst. (CH)
www.soundcloud.com/glauserstrotter

 

* laurenrodz (F)

www.soundcloud.com/laurenrodz

www.youtube.com/laurenrodz

 

Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music (e.V.)
www.phonographie.org
www.inm.de
www.gruenrekorder.de


 

Review | By Le Son du Grisli

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite

Cathy Lane est partie à la recherche des traces sonores (je cite) que l’histoire a laissées sur les îles Hébrides, au large de l’Ecosse. Au milieu des bêlements, des bruits de pas et de moteurs, on découvre sur le CD de nombreux témoignages d’habitants qui peuvent parler en même temps ou que Lane peut transformer en les copiant et collant pour en faire de drôles de loops (là on est à la frontière de la « réalité augmentée »). Impossible de suivre toutes les nuances de la langue et de l’accent… il faut alors se raccrocher aux rythmes de ce document qui en devient poétique. (pc)


 

Review | By Le Son du Grisli

Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic

Pour qui voyage (et non pas « fait »), chaque pays traversé sera de couleurs et de sons changeants. Invités par le Goethe-Institut de Yaoundé, Christina Kubisch et Eckehard Güther ont, en 2010, tendu leurs micros au Cameroun tout entier. La distance entre le pays d’origine et le pays d’accueil certifiait-elle que la chose enregistrée serait d’un quelconque intérêt ? Or, écoutons : les bruits (de marchés, ateliers, rues, transports, cultes…) défilent simplement, que notre duo capte en ravis : musicalement, presque rien ; quant à la chose documentaire, presque nulle. (gb)


 

Review | By METAMKINE

Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS

À quoi les îles des Caraïbes pouvaient-elles ressembler avant l’arrivée de Christophe Colomb ? C’est avec cette question à l’esprit, que Rodolphe Alexis a pris le chemin du parc national de la Guadeloupe et de Dominique, un pays et une île de l’archipel des Caraïbes, qui conserve encore une partie de sa forêt primaire sur les pentes de ses pics volcaniques. Perroquets, insectes, grenouilles, végétation, pluie de jour comme de nuit, une traversée de paysages encore protégés de l’activité humaine et une plongée dans un monde sonoire tellement actif et restitué grâce à la précision des enregistrements réalisés en janvier 2013.”


 

Review | By Le Son du Grisli

Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS

Après s’être demandé à quoi pouvaient ressembler les îles des Caraïbes avant l’arrivée de Christophe Colomb, Rodolphe Alexis a pris l’avion en début d’année pour la Dominique. La faune de l’île, assez préservée, lui a offert des concerts d’oiseaux, de grenouilles des arbres, d’insectes et de pluie qui tombe comme nulle part ailleurs. A écouter la nuit, pour respecter le décalage horaire, comme en signe de respect pour ce beau documentaire sonore. (pc)


 

Sebastiane Hegarty | Four walks around a year: summer
@ Late Junction (BBC Radio 3)


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