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“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
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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

 

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

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

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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)


 

Daniel Blinkhorn | Terra Subfónica

@ ACL 2013: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

An investigation of sound and sub-sound, Terra Subfónica offers a vast array of timbres: heartbeats and clocks, coral creatures and children’s toys.  This rich, engaging, and fulfilling work is sequenced in such a way as to produce a feeling of ongoing surprise.  Blinkhorn takes an obvious delight in his subjects, and his mood is contagious.  (Richard Allen)


 

New Release:

 

 

Merzouga: “52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders” (Gruen 124/13)
Soundscapes
1 Track (38′42″)
CD (500 copies)


 

New Release:

 

 

Christoph Korn & Lasse-Marc Riek: “Series Invisible – Collection 2” (Gruen 099/13)
Field Recordings
50 Tracks (0′00″)
Book (500 copies)


 

Review | By Sebastian-Thies Hinrichsen / FieldRecording.de

Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic

„Mosaïque Mosaic“ von Christina Kubisch und Eckehard Güther ist eine Klangreise durch Kamerun (Zentralafrika) im Jahr 2010. Es wurde im November 2013 vom Label Gruenrekorder veröffentlicht. Wir haben für euch reingehört.
Die Wahl-Berlinerin und Installationskünstlerin Christina Kubisch zeichnete Kameruns Klänge während eines Workshops für hiesige Musiker auf. Dabei führten sie die Teilnehmer an versteckte Orte mit Klägen die für die Aufnahmen interessant sein könnten. Hierbei fiel Kubisch auf, dass Kamerun nicht nur ein sehr lautes Land sein kann, sondern sehr dezente Soundscapes aufweisen kann. [...]


 

Review | By Cheryl Tipp / The Field Reporter

José Ricardo Delgado Franco | Sound atmospheres of the Colombian Orinoquia

[...] Field recordist and sound artist José Ricardo Delgado Franco is the man responsible for this fine collection. In 2013 he spent two weeks exploring and recording the different ecosystems found within Colombia’s Orinoquia Natural Region – savannah, gallery forests and wetlands. Focusing on the Meta department, Franco recorded the natural sounds of this vast landscape from dawn to dusk and on into the night. The end result is a compilation of seven soundscapes that allow us to get a sense of the habitats visited and species encountered. [...]


 

Review | By Héctor Cabrero / Le son du grisli

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

L’Angleterre et l’Allemagne se sont longtemps disputée Helgoland, et l’île a beaucoup souffert du conflit. Après la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, il a fallu par exemple détruire les bunkers allemands et lorsque sa population a regagné l’île en 1952, son environnement n’était plus le même. Voilà comment Lasse-Marc Riek nous présente Helgoland, terrain où il est allé enregistrer. Son Helgoland à lui est raisonnée. C’est la mer et sa plage, le ressac, le bruit d’une embarcation, le surgissement d’oiseaux par centaines. [...]


 

Review | By Dmitry Vasilyev / The Sound Projector

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

Oh yes, the Gruenrekorder label turns 10 this year, and through this decade it gains the deserved reputation as one of the finest European labels dealing with field recordings and electronic music utilising field recordings. Operated by German sound-artists Lasse-Marc Riek and Roland Etzin, Gruenrekorder has released over 130 albums up to this moment, and most of them are highly interesting for all of you phonography lovers. All these releases are on digital format (CD, CDr or downloads), so you can expect outstanding recording quality with each new release, but also very special aesthetics of listening to the world surrounding us, and wonder how musical these ordinary sounds from everyday life can be. One of the most recent outings is the new album by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay – sound artist, audiovisual media practitioner and researcher from India who currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. [...]


 

Review | By Hannah Giles / The Sound Projector

Daniel Blinkhorn | Terra Subfónica

With Terra Subfónica, composer and sound artist Daniel Blinkhorn has created a futuristic collection of sub-sounds designed to focus on what we hear in our subconscious. The result is a striking collection of recordings that are combined with Blinkhorn’s instrumental material to create a piece of work that is at once familiar and bizarre. Or, as Blinkhorn himself says, the CD presents a suite of ‘19 dramaturgical, radiophonic miniatures that map a sonic sub terrain’. Phew. The CD is divided into several series and triptychs covering such terrain as seascapes, tones and timescapes, machines and cityscapes. Other pieces focus on such abstract themes as sonic spaces and even children playing. Some of these tracks, including ‘(sub)urban mantra’, focus on the instrumental; others, such as the seascape triptych, highlight the sounds of nature; and some are just plain weird, like the robotic, machine-inspired, ‘corpus sanus – computare’. [...]


 

New Distribution:

 

 

Lasse-Marc Riek: “Saison Concrète” (GrD 26/13)
Soundscapes
1 Track (42′22″)
CD in DVD Case (500 copies)


 

Sebastiane Hegarty | Southerlies

on Déphasage #33listen

[...] I’ve continued with Sebastiane Hegarty who made a perfect transition with what you have listened to before with those soundscapes under the name “Southerlies” on the label Gruenrekorder. All of the recordings on this release were made at the south of England, she didn’t hesitate to recompose these sound environments for them to be more articulated and because she wanted to reflect in a better way the place where they were recorded. Sebastiane Hegarty tells us that she likes to wander, saunter and meander to soak up the atmosphere of the places she visits and that she wants to capture with her microphones and recorders. [...]


 

Review | By Darby Mullins / DARBY’S CHRONICS

Gerald Fiebig & Alexander Möckl | Private Transport

“Private Transport” was firstly the name of the installation. The piece operates between the traffic and a drone sound in an Augsburg tunnel’s. Before “Private Transport” and for provide an acoustic enhancement Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart was broadcasted on the multi-speaker sound system designed and built by Wolfgang F. …..So we can easily imagined what was the result…..But, and by a lucky break, the wall used to separate the pedestrian path from the car traffic was torn down. [...]


 

Review | By Jack Chuter / ATTN:Magazine

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite

[...] One of my favourite sounds on the record is an old Hattersley loom that reprises throughout “Tweed” – a beautiful, hand-cranked cascade through which loose chains and metal cogs rattle and shake. Lane uses it as the basis to coax rhythm out of language; words are skipped and delayed into tiny gallops of Gaelic phoneme, mimicking an uneven machinery mechanism, overlapping with other conversational extracts that swirl and grind across eachother; the Hebrides becomes its own machine of circadian process, interlocking into a water-tight weave of rugged landscape and uneroded tradition.


 

Review | By Hal Harmon / Musique Machine

Daniel Blinkhorn | Terra Subfónica

Gruenrekorder presents Terra Subfónica by Australian composer and sound artist Daniel Blinkhorn. As stated in the liner notes, his work lies at the “nexus of radiophonic art, environmental sound and electroacoustic music.” That’s a fairly accurate description of the sounds at hand on this disc. Through 19 tracks, Mr. Blinkhorn offers a panoply of radiophonic miniatures that may be short in stature, however sound much larger than life. I often roll my eyes when any piece of art is described as a “feast for the senses,” but this time (and this time alone) I will make a rare exception. [...]


 

Review | By VITAL WEEKLY

Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther | Mosaïque Mosaic

Three releases of field recordings, from three different parts of the world, with a varying degree of documentation to go along. Our journey starts in Africa, Cameroon to be precise, which is, according to Christina Kubisch a noisy country ‘with unexpected and subtle soundscapes’. In 2010 she visited the country for the first time and did an installation and a workshop on field recordings. I’ve never been to Cameroon, (nor, spoiler, any of the other places on these three new Gruenrekorder) releases, but I can imagine the sounds of a busy city, with lots of music, old and rusty cars, people talking, call for prayer service, but also quiet recordings from the country side, in the ‘National Park Waza’. [...]


 

Review | By VITAL WEEKLY

Rodolphe ALEXIS | MORNE DIABLOTINS

[...] We cross the Atlantic Ocean and find one Rodolphe Alexis in the National Park of Guadeloupe and in Dominica, ‘one of the most preserved island of the Lesser Antilles, which still retains some of its primary forest on the slopes of its volcanic peaks’ to answer the question: “what did the Caribbean Island look like before the arrival of Columbus?”, although probably he meant to ask what it sounded like. Here we have no human action and ‘just’ seventy two minutes of insects, birds and frog sounds. [...]


 

Review | By VITAL WEEKLY

Cathy Lane | The Hebrides Suite

[...] We cross the Atlantic again but go north, to the Outer Hebrides, a remote ’130 mile long archipelago of islands about 40 miles off the north-west coast of Scotland’. Gruenrekorder has the previous two as part of their field recordings series, this one is in the ‘soundscape series’, so I assume that the material is not presented ‘as is’, but is used to compose a piece of music with this, with repeating blocks of sounds, mixes of various bits together, but with the overall idea that we stay in one place and we know more of the place. [...]


Phonophon

Phonophon | 30 November 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Wælder (A)
www.facebook.com/waeldersound

 

* Hering und seine sieben Sachen (D)

www.facebook.com/laichoflove

www.laichoflove.bandcamp.com

www.sicsic.de

 

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

 

 

Gerald Fiebig & Alexander Möckl: “Private Transport” (GrDl 133/13)
Field Recordings
7 Tracks (67′12″)

MP3/FLAC


 

Interview | By Blanca Rego / mediateletipos
Phonophon is a non profit association from Frankfurt that organizes experimental music and phonography concerts and workshops.
What is Phonophon? In which year was it founded and what are its main activities? How many people are involved in the organization? [...]


 

Review | By Martin P / Musique Machine

Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +

Well, this is one of those releases that I could possibly never stop writing about – but instead, I’m going to say very little indeed. Exquisitely packaged in a metal tin, with a glossy booklet full of liner notes and biographies, “Eins+” is a collection of compositions performed primarily on clarinet and various saxophones by Kysela. These compositions come from six names, all but one new to me: Christoph Ogiermann, Thomas Stiegler, Martin Schuttler, Michael Maierhof, Alvin Lucier and Uwe Rasch. (No prizes for guessing who was previously known to me…) The booklet explains each composition comprehensively and whilst I really do like releases that come with words, I must admit that in this case they initially hindered my listening. [...]


 

Review | By W.T.C. Seale / IBIS – international journal of avian science

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

Helgoland (in English, Heligoland) is a dramatic acoustic portrayal of Germany’s only oceanic island (archipelago). Lasse-Marc Riek has embraced the dynamic sounds of wind and sea, giving many of the recordings a wild, desolate feel. They thus capture the general ambience of the location as much as the sounds of its wildlife. All but one are in stereo and, considering the often challenging conditions under which they were made, they are technically very well executed. Dominant species, often en masse, include Guillemot Uria aalge, Northern Gannet Morus bassanus, Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla, Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea, Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus and Great Green Bush-cricket Tettigonia viridissima. [...]


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

José Ricardo Delgado Franco | Sound atmospheres of the Colombian Orinoquia

From the prolific Field Recording Series of the German Gruenrekorder label, this time we have the opportunity to know the work of Colombian sound artist José Ricardo Delgado Franco graduated in 2010 from Andes University of Bogota.
The field recordings were made in different tropical ecosystems of the Colombian Orinoco (this region is a savannah crossed by rivers) at dawn, sunset and the night during two weeks in April 2013 in the department of Meta and is complemented by a 2011 recording in the Tuparro Natural Park. [...]


 

Review | By Nathan Thomas / Fluid Radio

Sebastiane Hegarty | Four walks around a year: autumn

A little while ago I reviewed the second, summer instalment in Sebastiane Hegarty’s year-long series of seasonal field recordings from Hampshire’s Winnall Moors; now, as the days begin to shorten, Gruenrekorder have released the autumn episode. Although the first thing heard is the familiar chirruping of birds, “Autumn” is dominated by the sounds of human activity: digging, scraping, rumbling, whirring, walking, and chatting amiably. This is not an arbitrary choice by the artist: according to the footnotes, autumn is the time of year when the conservation team from Hampshire Wildlife Trust, Hegarty’s collaborators on the project, can get the most work done without the risk of interfering with the breeding seasons of the Moors’ inhabitants, and before the harsher winter weather puts all plans on hold. [...]


 

Review | By Neural

Daniel Blinkhorn | Terra Subfónica

With Terra Subfónica Daniel Blinkhorn has created a conceptual radiophonic work that fuses familiar, odd, neglected and unheard sounds. The sound-artist has focused his attention on the potentiality of comprehension and impressions of the medium of radio, manipulating the “traditional” techniques of audio awareness. Silences are allowed to emerge and poignant field recordings and other sound fragments manifest a sort of mapping process located at the edge of understanding. One of Blinkhorn’s main interests is “the exploration of the relationships between the people and the sound environments”. [...]


 

Review | By Neural

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

Helgoland in German literally means “holy land” and is an island located south-east of the North Sea, originally owned by Denmark and later by the United Kingdom, before being given to Germany in 1890 as part of a treaty delineating the economic and territorial interests of the two colonial powers. Because of its distance from the mainland – about 70 kilometers from the German coastline – Helgoland is often considered a deep sea island. During the Second World War it hosted an important navy base, whose tunnels and bunkers were blown up in 1947 by the Royal Navy, who were aiming to blow the island off the map. [...]


 

Review | By PROGRESS REPORT

Andreas Bick | Fire and Frost Pattern

Somewhere in the liner notes one can read that the ‘artistic process is primarily concerned with making audible the ‘secret’ sounds hidden in nature’ and that very well can be read as the mission of Germany’s Gruenrekorder label in general. Fire, water, earth and air were the 4 elements identified by the ancient Greeks as a first attempt to describe and explain matter surrounding us. As this could not explain everything, alchemists added aether as a fifth element to help their quest for wealth. [...]


Phonophon

Phonophon | 16 November 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* attenuation circuit (D)

www.attenuationcircuit.de

 

EMERGE
www.emerge.bandcamp.com
Gerald Fiebig
www.geraldfiebig.net
Niku Senpuki
www.nikusenpuki.bandcamp.com
elektrojudas
www.vimeo.com
MARTYN SCHMIDT
www.soundcloud.com

 

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


 

New Release:

 

 

Rodolphe ALEXIS: “Morne Diablotins” (Gruen 139/13)
Field Recordings
8 Tracks (72′56″)
CD (500 copies)


 

New Release:

 

 

Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther: “Mosaïque Mosaic” (Gruen 131/13)
Field Recordings
13 Tracks (58′30″)
CD (500 copies)


 

New Release:

 

 

Cathy Lane: “The Hebrides Suite” (Gruen 127/13)
Soundscapes
6 Tracks (60′52″)
CD (500 copies)


Phonophon

Phonophon | 10 November 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Bruzgynai (LT)
www.arma.lt

 

* Daina Dieva (LT)
www.dainadieva.wordpress.com

 

* Oorchach (LT)
www.heathenharvest.org

 

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


 

Review | By Ian Holloway / Wonderful Wooden Reasons

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

One track of 56 minutes entitled ‘Elegy for Bangalore’ makes up this here album from Gruenrekorder and it’s another, in a very long line of, absolute corker. At it’s core is a piece made for a sound / video installation of the same name which has subsequently been expanded from it’s 10 minute runtime into this much longer and more detailed version. The recordings are, at their core, a phonology of the city of Bangalore with particular interest in those areas currently being redeveloped.  To this has been added sounds from salvaged reel-to-reel tapes. [...]


Phonophon

Phonophon | 01 November 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* If, Bwana (US)
www.ifbwana.com

 

* Timon Jansen (D)

 

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 05/2013
David Rothenberg | Bug Music
«Die Grille hatte den ganzen Sommer gesungen», so beginnt die moralisierende Fabel von Jean de la Fontaine, der diesem nutzlosem Treiben die arbeitsame Ameise gegenüberstellt. Als Musik wurde das Zirpen der Grillen bereits in vergangenen Epochen wahrgenommen. Der Gesang der Zikaden in einer Sommernacht bietet bis heute, sofern nicht vom Verkehrslärm übertönt, die beste Gelegenheit einer räumlichen Wahrnehmung durch das Ge­hör: Es sind Geräusche, die süchtig machen können und einem wie der Anblick des Sternenhimmels ein Gefühl der Einheit mit der unermess­lichen Natur geben. [...]


 

Review | By Dietrich Heißenbüttel / Neue Zeitschrift für Musik 05/2013

Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +

In den sechs Werken der CD verbindet Mark Lorenz Kysela (geboren 1971 in Stuttgart) geräuschhafte Grenzbereiche des Saxofonklangs mit elektronischen Materialien. Umgebungsgeräusche einzubeziehen impliziert dabei auch eine Kritik der Verhältnisse zwischen Komponist und Gesellschaft, Interpret und Publikum. Allerdings lässt sich der «Vollkontakt» zum Publikum, den Christoph Ogiermann einfordert, in der Aufnahme allenfalls simulieren. [...]


 

Review | By Russell Cuzner / Musique Machine

David Michael | The Slaughterhouse

‘The Slaughterhouse’ is like no other release found on the pages of this site. The clues we’re initially presented with (its title and label) inspire presumptions that suggest it’s a field recording that, like many works in this area, highlights some aural properties of found sounds that would otherwise be filtered out without us being persuaded to listen in a suitably focussed way by lovely labels such as Gruenrekorder. [...]


 

Review | By Martin P / Musique Machine

Angus Carlyle & Rupert Cox | AIR PRESSURE

This is an interesting project, absolutely no doubt about that. It explores notions of our sonic environment, and its effects on our health and lives; it explores the relationship between state, business and the individual – and, drawing these these all together, it asks how we should govern the very sounds around us. The political charge that it carries, and the fingers it points, are all very worthy and commendable. [...]


 

Sebastiane Hegarty | Four walks around a year: summer

@ The Wire Tapper 33 / Issue 357

 

 

All copies of the November 2013 issue of The Wire will come complete with an exclusive free CD attached to the cover, The Wire Tapper 33, the latest volume in the acclaimed series of new music compilations.

 

As with previous volumes this CD, which has been compiled by Shane Woolman, Andy Tait and Katie Gibbons, is packaged in a heavy duty card sleeve designed by The Wire’s art director Ben Weaver, and contains a range of new, rare or exclusive tracks from across the spectrum of the kind of underground/outsider musics covered in The Wire.


 

New Release:
Exclusive download edition

 

 

Flavien Gillié: “Disparitions” (GrDl 136/13)
Field Recordings
9 Tracks (29′56″)

MP3/FLAC


 

New Release:
Exclusive download edition

 

 

José Ricardo Delgado Franco: “Sound atmospheres of the Colombian Orinoquia

(GrDl 129/13)
Field Recordings
7 Tracks (39′09″)
MP3/FLAC


 

New Release:
Exclusive download edition

 

 

Sebastiane Hegarty: “Four walks around a year: autumn” (GrDl 140/13)
Field Recordings
1 Track (25′01″)
MP3/FLAC


Phonophon

Phonophon | 17 October 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* onophon (A)
www.onophon.at

 

* JIKU55 (J/D)
www.mariajiku.info/jiku/JIKU55

 

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


 

Review | By Maria Papadalomanaki / The Field Reporter

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

Birthed out of an art residency in Bangalore in the autumn of 2010, Elegy for Bangalore is another incarnation of Budhaditya Chattopadhyay’ s engagement with emerging urban environments in India. Departing from a sound/video installation entitled Eye Contact With The City (2011, Honorable Mention, Prix Ars Electronica), the 55:49 minutes of the work dwell on the concept of a meditative and in-depth observation … that reshapes memory associations disconnected and erased during the course of time as Chattopadhyay explains. [...]


 

Review | By Roger Batty / Musique Machine

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

“Helgoland” finds Lasse Marc-Riek (German sound artist & field recordist) visiting the island of Helgoland (Germany’s only ocean island)to make a series of captervating, primal, sometimes haunting and alien sounding field recordings. The island of Helgoland is situated 46 kilometres off the German coast line in the north-sea. In the 19th century it had been in possession of both England & Danish goverments, but by the 20th century it had come under control of the German empire. [...]


 

framework radio | #436
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
Sebastiane Hegarty | Four walks around a year: summer


Phonophon

Phonokino | 02 October 2013 | 8:00 PM | Free admission
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Phonokino

Phonokino is a quarterly event presenting videos with a focus on sound, experimental music and/or phonography.

 

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


 

St. Pauliscapes – Lasse-Marc Riek @ Reeperbahn Festival

25-28 September 2013
How sounds St. Pauli? From the Elbpark to the church and on to the stadium; from the landing stages to the canal; from the harbour launch back to the fish market. Sound artist Lasse-Marc Riek plotted and recorded the sounds of Hamburg’s St. Pauli district over an extended period of time and used the recorded material to create a subjective collection and audio journey through known and unknown sound locations. For this year’s Reeperbahn Festival, Riek will mount an installation in Nochtspeicher’s vaulted cellar and perform a sound composition live at the end of each festival day.

 

Teaser
Sound Installation (Free Entry)
Concert (Free Entry)

 

About the Reeperbahn Festival


 

Review | By James Riley / The Sound Projector

Various Artists | PLAYING WITH WORDS – LIVE
This DVD is a video document of the live sound art and spoken word festival ‘Playing with Words’ that took place at the Gallus Theater, Frankfurt on May 21st, 2009. The festival was part of collaboration between Kulturnetz Frankfurt and CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Art Practice) at the London College of Communication, a project that also yielded the anthology Playing with Words: The Spoken Word in Artistic Practice edited by Cathy Lane. Having generated some positive reviews, the anthology looks set to become a key work in its field. [...]


Phonophon

Phonosynth – DIY-Workshop | 16 November 2013
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main / Germany

 

 

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


 

Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise by David Rothenberg
@ Nature’s art by Evelyn Juers
www.sydneyreviewofbooks.com/natures-art
David Rothenberg | Bug Music


 

Review | By Nathan Thomas / Fluid Radio – Experimental Frequencies

Sebastiane Hegarty | Four walks around a year: summer
Within the so-called ‘gallery arts’ walking has long been an established, if marginal, artistic form; well-known practitioners include Turner Prize winner Richard Long and the criminally underrated Hamish Fulton. Sound art, which according to some recent commentators too has its mind set on joining the official gallery club, has its own tradition of the sound walk, typically taking the form of a single unedited field recording in which the microphone is carried from one location to another as the sounding world slowly changes around it. [...]


Phonophon

Phonophon | 11 September 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Jenny Gräf Sheppard (USA)

www.jennygrafsheppard.com

 

* Absinthe des Steppes (F/CAN)

www.julie.la.rousse.free.fr

www.soundcloud.com/jean_sebastien_truchy

 

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


 

Hörsaal #03
presented by Casino Filmtheater and Gruenrekorder
15 September 2013 | 10:45 – 12:45 – 7 Euro

 

www.facebook.com/hoersaal.aschaffenburg
www.casino-aschaffenburg.de


 

Review | By Glen Hall / Exclaim!

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

Finding sounds in the underground construction sites of a metro rail line in Bangalore, India, and in old reel-to-reel tapes in the city’s flea market, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay constructs a sonic meditation on the transformation of a city. He listens for those moments when the sounds that surround become those that transport to enhanced awareness. [...]


 

Andreas Bick | Fire and Frost Pattern @ Zepelim : Malfunctions and Dysfunctions of an FM exciter
Episode 5 – The Sounds of Ice
www.basic.fm


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Sebastiane Hegarty | Four walks around a year: summer
Sebastiane Hegarty is an artist, writer and lecturer. His work is interdisciplinary and time-based in nature, including sound, installation, drawing, photography, performance and text. This project was carried out with the support of the Hampshire Wildlife Trust (HWT) which is responsible for the conservation of the Winnall Moor reserve, in the UK and involves collecting field recordings through a soundwalk in this vast place that last after twenty-five minutes, which corresponds to the time it takes to walk a full circuit of the moors reserve. [...]


 

Review | By Martin P / Musique Machine

Various Artists | SOUNDS LIKE SILENCE

This review will start with a disclaimer, and probably continue in that vein to the end. Put simply, there fs very slim pickings here if you don ft have a good understanding of German. The cd contains a radio broadcast from 2012, on Deutschlandradio Kultur; celebrating John Cage and in his particular his most famous work 4 .33 (for the uninitiated, the piece requires the performer to make no intentional sounds for the duration). The broadcast combines recordings of the piece with soundbites from Cage, as well as further examples of  silence in sound works. [...]


 

Gruenrekorder @ Tropen-Tango-Festival 2013

30 August – 01 September 2013

www.tropen-tango.de


 

New Release:
Exclusive download edition

 

 

Sebastiane Hegarty: “Four walks around a year: summer” (GrDl 130/13)
Field Recordings
1 Track (25′01″)
MP3/FLAC


 

Review | By Richard Allen / a closer listen

Daniel Blinkhorn | Terra Subfónica

The most diverse album in recent memory, Terra Subfónica is a series of “radiophonic miniatures” that investigates sound and sub-sound, with an emphasis on the ignored.  Extensive liner notes guide the listener through a selection of soundscapes that range from quiet field recordings to thick electronic drone.  The album is best enjoyed without extraneous noise in the room; even an air conditioner will drown out many of the subtleties.  Rich in dynamic contrast and overall development, this is a romance for the auditory canal. [...]


 

Review | By Jay-Dea Lopez / The Field Reporter

Daniel Blinkhorn | Terra Subfónica

Sounds that exist beyond the periphery of our consciousness have a curious way of burrowing their way into our mind. They pulse below us, somewhere in the margins, yet they exert influence over our moods thoughts and desires. It has often been through the work of field recordists that we listen attentively to the marginalised sounds of the familiar for the first time. It is these sounds, from the subsonic terrain, that Daniel Blinkhorn observes in “Terra Subfonica”. [...]


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Daniel Blinkhorn | Terra Subfónica

Daniel Blinkhorn is an Australian composer, sound and digital media artist based in Sydney. His work develops in radiophonic art, environmental sound and electroacoustic music field. Blinkhorn is interested in the sounds that surround us but sometimes we don’t perceive with our ears or we are not conscious on hearing. [...]


 

Review | By freiStil – Magazin für Musik und Umgebung / #50

Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +

Hält man eine CD des Labels Gruenrekorder in Händen, so vermutet man darauf field recordings, meist der feinsten, subtilen Art. Nicht so in diesem Fall. Mark Lorenz Kysela ist Saxofonist. Ein Saxofonist, der sich neuer, neuester Musik widmet, der in seinem Suchen nach neuen Werken dem Experiment zuneigt. Und der als Musiker und Interpret keine Scheu davor hat, live-elektronische oder auch akustische Zusatzinstrumente miteinzubeziehen.  [...]


 

Exclusive Interview with Akos Garai @ Sonic Terrain

Terje Paulsen & Ákos Garai | Vertikale Skift


 

Review | By Roger Batty / Musique Machine

Angus Carlyle | Some Memories of Bamboo

There’s a thin line between rewarding, captivating & interesting field recordings. And badly executed, edited & rather boring field recording work- sadly & rather frustratingly “Some Memories Of Bamboo” often cross back & forth over said line.
Angus Carlyle is a field recordist, researcher and teacher at the University of the Arts in London. He works with mainly unprocessed field recordings, and has now released on Gruenrekorder- one collaborative recording with Rupert Cox(2012’s Air Pressure), and featured on a few compilations on the label too. [...]


 

Review | By By Zipo / aufabwegen

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

Tobias Fischer thematisiert in seinem erfrischenden Booklet-Text (Obacht! Der Mensch – die Maschine, hihi) einige der an das Genre herangetragenen Kritikpunkte: Rolle des Komponisten, Problem der Wissenschaftlichkeit, etc. pp. Lasse-Marc Riek unterwandert diese Fragen mit der ganzen Präsentation seiner Aufnahmen: die CD ist derart künstlerisch und ansprechend präsentiert, dass sich die Frage nach einer Autorenschaft gar nicht stellt. [...]


Phonophon

Phonophon | 29 July 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Solar Skeletons (SUN)

www.solarskeletons.com

 

* Das elektronische Schaf (D)

www.soundcloud.com/elektronisches-schaf

 

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


 

Review | By Russell Cuzner / Musique Machine
Sebastiane Hegarty | Southerlies
Southerlies collects together a series of field recordings each focussing on a single specific area in the South of England. Commissioned and originally broadcast by BBC Radio Solent, the artist, writer and lecturer Sebastiane Hegarty was sent to the eight locations on the suggestion of the station’s listeners to “uncover a certain disposition, a particular relationship with time and place,” as he puts it. [...]


 

Review | By Wonderful Wooden Reasons

Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +

If I was ever to add awards to WWR the one for excellence in packaging each year almost certainly go to Gruenrekorder. They really do send some sublime looking things my way and the metal tin that houses ‘Einst+’ is a beauty.
The label has a few strings to it’s bow and as such you’re never quite sure, until you hit the play button which aspect has made an appearance. this time out it’s the turn of the sound art series with a collection by German saxophonist and clarinetist Kysela. [...]


 

Review | By Wonderful Wooden Reasons
David Rothenberg | Bug Music

Quite a lot of the music I write about in Wonderful Wooden Reasons is decidedly insectile in nature filled with skittery and restless taps, creaks, rustles, scrapes, rasps and chirrs.  Usually these serve as decoration, the texture to the main sounds of the piece.  Here though clarinetist and saxophonist (and more) Rothenberg uses the sounds of various creepy crawlies (and creepy flyies) as a full and equal (if maybe unaware) collaborator on each of the pieces as he (and a few other collaborators) improvise around the songs of the various crickets, katydids, water boatmen, leafhoppers, beetles and many more. [...]


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

A new album of the Field Recording series is from Lasse-Marc Riek, -co-runner, along with Roland Etzin – of German’s Gruenrekorder label. This is ‘Helgoland’ which comes in a recycled cardboard cover carefully done and accompanied by a booklet with beautiful photographs of seabirds and seals that inhabit the small German archipelago of Helgoland, located in the North Sea, 72 kilometers of the coast, that is most densely populated by birds in Europe. [...]


 

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland @ The Wire Magazine: Sleeves Received
Produced in an edition of 500 hand made silkscreened sleeves. Artwork by flatlab.biz.
Sleeves Received is a Tumblr documenting gems from the mail bag which arrives every day in The Wire magazine’s office.


 

Review | By Idwal Fisher / IDWAL FISHER

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

Gruenrekorder releases have the uncanny knack of sending me deep into the arms of Morpheus like no other label I know. Its happened before, sometimes on a Greek island, usually at home, feet up, headphones on, a small glass of something alcoholic to hand, the review playlist whirring away only for each track and album to morph into one big blob of half remembered sounds and tracks that are finally recalled when played back compos mentis. [...]


 

Review | By Idwal Fisher / IDWAL FISHER

Daniel Blinkhorn | Terra Subfónica

[...] Terra Subfónica is one of the most impressive environmental sound/electroacousitc works yet to come this way. The last track is probably the best [I’m saving the best for last] ‘Place/Space Threnody’ finds Blinkhorn playing an array of instruments including the piano which are then processed, clipped edited, reworked, whatever it is he does with these sounds, until we arrive at something that sounds like a cross between Arvo Pärt, David Sylvian’s more esoteric moments and Austrian laptop/guitar dabbler Christian Fennesz. A sublime piece of work. [...]


 

Review | By Jay-Dea Lopez / The Field Reporter

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

Field recordists often demonstrate the concept of place through its indigenous sounds. Another approach considers how present-day sounds reveal layers of history. The latter is an intriguing practise. What events have affected the soundscape of the present? I considered this while listening to Lasse-Marc Riek’s field recordings from the German archipelago of Helgoland. Over the duration of 40 minutes Riek presents a series of wildlife recordings from Helgoland. [...]


 

Review | By textura

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

That two of Gruenrekorder’s latest releases are field recordings-oriented hardly surprises but what does—as is so often the case with the Frankfurt-based label’s releases—is how the sound artists involved, Lasse-Marc Riek (co-runner, along with Roland Etzin, of Gruenrekorder) and Australian composer Daniel Blinkhorn, build on that base to create work that distinguishes it from that of others. [...]


 

Review | By textura

Daniel Blinkhorn | Terra Subfónica

[...] A vast range of environments is explored over the course of the fifty-five-minute recording, and one comes away impressed by how effectively Blinkhorn brings to the listener’s awareness the huge number of sonic worlds—micro and macro, natural and urban, inner and outer—one is experiencing and immersed within at any given moment. In that regard, the experience of listening to Terra Subfónica proves to be transformative.


 

The Wire On Air | Adventures In Sound And Music 27 June 2013
Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland
Listen to ‘Adventures In Sound And Music 27 June 2013′ (Stream)


 

Gruenrekorder @ Hidden Stage / Sound Art Open-Air Festival

5-6 July 2013 – Program

www.prophetenmuehle.de


 

27 June 2013 – Neue Musik | Deutschlandradio Kultur
Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +


 

A Duck in a Tree | Dust at Dusk

:zoviet*france: present A Duck in a Tree, a 60 minute continuous mix of some of the best genre-refusing, zero BPM, hypnotropic and maximinimalist recordings that have grabbed their attention.

Roland Etzin | TransMongolian


 

Review | By Caity Kerr / The Field Reporter
Adrian Dziewanski | Island Terminus
Adrian Dziewanski is a Vancouver based sound artist who, in his own words, ‘believes in the potency and poetry of musical happenstance and advocates for the benefits of active listening’. Island Terminus [44:32] (2012), released on Gruenrekorder’s digital label, is a two-track album. Extensive sleeve notes can be had here. In offering some background to your listening experience I should mention that Dziewanski suffers from tinnitus, which he describes as a ‘musical hallucination’. In Island Terminus he decided to work with this affliction on a conscious level, channelling the phenomenon through his practice. [...]


 

framework radio | #424
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley
Iain Armstrong | Sacred & Profane


 

Review | By Guillaume Belhomme / Le son du grisli

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

Avec un entrain comparable à celui d’Akio Suzuki lorsqu’il nous entretenait jadis de l’état du trafic du New Taiza Tunnel, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay composa Eye Contact with The City, installation audiovisuelle jouant des rumeurs – celle des transports du sud de l’Inde, première de toutes sur Elegy for Bangalore. [...]


 

Various Artists | Somewhere on the edge

@ Rádio Zero – Futurónica: Somewhere Along the Edge


 

Review | By Roger Batty / Musique Machine

Iain Armstrong | Sacred & Profane

Forms of religious worship, and the places where they take place-in are varied & sometimes unique- from the scared & mystical, to the arcane & timeless, onto the seemingly mundane yet still intriguing.  “Sacred & Profane” finds British sound artists & composer Iain Armstrong offering up a collection of fifteen field recordings made in various religious sites around the world over a twelve year period. [...]


 

David Rothenberg | Bug Music

@ The New York Times


 

Review | By Jack Chuter / ATTN:Magazine

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

The Gruenrekorder label head investigates the island of Helgoland, once bombed into oblivion and now home to hundreds of bird species.
Despite Helgoland being blown up in 1947 and serving as a training site for British bombers in the years after, birds have since become a triumphantly present sonic life force on the island. In fact it’s one of the most bird-dense spots in the whole of Europe, and sure enough, Riek’s collection of field recordings from the island bustles with squawks and whines that bleat aggressively in the foreground and haunt the distant horizon on mass, babbling over and amongst the tides that bubbles on Helgoland’s perimeter like a thick, reactive potion. [...]


 

phonophon sommerfest  / 15 June 2013

 

Predicted People / Roland Etzin / Phober / Circuitnoise / Educator
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main


 

Hörsaal 02  -  Aschaffenburger Klangtage 2013
presented by Filmtheater Casino and Gruenrekorder

 

16 June 2013 | 11:00 – 14:00 – 7 Euro
Filmtheater Casino
Ohmbachsgasse 1, Aschaffenburg

www.casino-aschaffenburg.de


 

Review | By VITAL WEEKLY

Lasse-Marc Riek | Helgoland

[...] All the elements of life on an island pass us by: the water/sea shore, the birds, the seals and the sand. Even human interaction, as in the last piece a plane takes off. Riek uses some excellent microphones to tape this beautiful environment. It makes you want to go on holiday straight away. That’s what this kind of music does anyway, even when I am more a lover of forest sides than seasides. These sixteen pieces are edited in a great musical way. Softer pieces of sea sounds, louder pieces with bird calls, they are all connected and make up a truly varied disc of music. Even when the modern day composer apparently only registers and selects, it’s still an excellent achievement to come up with such a fine disc. [...]


 

Review | By VITAL WEEKLY

Daniel Blinkhorn | Terra Subfónica

Releases by Gruenrekorder start to look better and better, but also contain a lot of information on the music it contains, although not always on the composer. I have no idea who Daniel Blinkhorn is, but according to the booklet his interest lies in ‘radiophonic art, environmental sound and electro-acoustic music’ and on his release we find nineteen short(ish) pieces of that. Blinkhorn defines ‘sub sound’ as ‘a radiophonic suite reflecting and meditating on aspects of that which is below us’. Each of the pieces is described in the booklet, like ‘Sub Chron II’ in which he uses the sound of clocks, and what it means. [...]


 

Review | By freiStil – Magazin für Musik und Umgebung

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

Mit der zehnminütigen Sound/Video-Installation Eye Contact with the City errang Budhaditya Chattopadhyay eine lobende Erwähnung beim Linzer Ars Electronica-Festival. Auf fast eine Stunde erstreckt sich die Elegy for Bangalore, ein auf field recordings basierendes, elektronisch verarbeitetes Stück, das auch als Gedächtnis einer Stadt bzw. der Region um sie herum verstanden werden kann. Also auch als Archiv der Geräuschkulisse der drittgrößten Stadt Indiens. [...]


 

Review | By freiStil – Magazin für Musik und Umgebung
David Rothenberg | Bug Music

David Rothenberg generiert da mit ein paar spärlichen Helferlein, meistens aber allein, einen komplexen Soundteppich. Saxofon und Klarinette schweben über dem elektronisch erzeugten Wabern, Rauschen, Blubbern und Ticken. So haben vielfältige Klangerlebnisse ganz nah beieinander Platz, sorgen damit für eine dichte atmosphärische Grunddisposition. Schön, wenn Rothenberg mit warmem, sattem und vollem Bassklarinettenton gegen einen ganzen Insektenschwarm erfolgreich bestehen kann. [...]


 

Gruenrekorder @ Neue Zeitschrift für Musik 03/2013
Asymmetrie

Sabine Breitsameter: Die Globalisierung der urbanen Klanglandschaft. Zur Aktualität von R. Murray Schafers Akustischer Ökologie

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore


 

Review | By VITAL WEEKLY
David Rothenberg | Bug Music

Rothenberg is a man with many talents. His main subject is the relationship between humanity and nature. The explores the relationship between humans and other species under the aspect of music. Especially as a writer of books like ‘Why birds sing’, ‘Thousand Mile Song’, etc. His newest book ‘Bug Music’ is accompanied with a cd. The same was the case with some of his earlier books. This implies he is not only a writer, but also a composer and musician. [...]


 

Interview | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay was born in Birbhum, India, where he studied cinema specializing in Audiography at the National Film School-SRFTI and then studied Master of Arts in New Media with a dissertation in Sound-Art from Aarhus University in Denmark.
Chattopadhyay works in the fields of film, digital media and sound art in which he incorporates audio, video and text generating a wide range of sound-based artworks for exhibition, publication, installation and live performance’. [...]


 

Futures from the Field: Hunting for Sound in Nature 6

soundthoughts1.wordpress.com


 

Richard Robinson: Song of the Cicada (World Premiere), Insect Music, based on the calls, chirps and clicks of various insects

New York – Judson Church, Washington Square South
David Rothenberg | Bug Music


 

Sound Diaries Symposium: 3rd – 4th June 2013

Oxford Brookes University, Headington Hill Campus, OX3 0BP, Oxford

www.sound-diaries.co.uk


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop
David Rothenberg | Bug Music
David Rothenberg is a musician, composer, author and philosopher-naturalist. As a musician he has been published twelve records and in 2010 released in the prestigious ECM label. He is the author of the book and CD ‘Why Birds Sing’ which was a documentary for the BBC. ‘Thousand Mile Song’ is another book about making music with whales and recently was published a new book under the title ‘Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise’. [...]


 

New Release:

 

 

Lasse-Marc Riek: “Helgoland” (Gruen 109/13)
Field Recordings
16 Tracks (47′01″)
CD (500 copies)


 

New Release:

 

 

Daniel Blinkhorn: “Terra Subfónica” (Gruen 117/13)
Soundscapes
19 Tracks (55′00″)
CD (500 copies)


 

Gruenrekorder @ sound thinking | 30.May. – 01.June.2013

Goethe-University Frankfurt M. / Germany
“what i see is thinking; what i hear is thinking, too” [atom heart]
This project serves two conjunct purposes: on the one hand it wants to develop a sonic philosophy that takes music serious as a ‘form of thinking’ [and that might revise our notion of what ‘thinking’ means]. On the other hand, it aims to bring this approach into a fertile symbiosis with the concepts and practices of ‘artistic research:’ art, philosophy, and science as heterogeneous, yet coequal forms of thinking and researching. [...]


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay was born in Birbhum, India where he studied cinema specializing in audiography. In addition to film he workes on field recordings and experimental music.
‘Eye Contact with the City’ is an audiovisual installation which won in 2011 the Honorable Mention at Prix Ars Electronica which is held every year in Austria. This work was the result of a residence in Bangalore, India in the fall of 2010. [...]


 

Review | By Ed Pinsent / The Sound Projector

Rodolphe ALEXIS | Sempervirent

Excellent recordings of animal wildlife and the forest environs on Sempervirent (GRUENREKORDER GRUEN 111), made by the field recordist Rodolphe Alexis. He did it in various nature reserves and protected areas of the Costa Rica forests in Central America. His setup was such that he simply wanted to document whatever passed before his mics, but it so happens a large amount of wildlife was captured onto disk as well, and so a list of species has been provided in the package, along with rich colour photographs of same in the booklet. [...]


 

framework radio | #420
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity

presented by patrick mcginley
Ross Adams – The Compass Series | Nord Rute


 

Sonic Vigil LP Launch Event at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
Sun 19th May  3 – 4.45pm
Admission is free and everyone is welcome

 

Cork Artists Collective, The Guesthouse and Farpoint Recordings are pleased to announce a launch event for the new Sonic Vigil vinyl LP at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork. There will be a unique live performance featuring many of the artists who appear on the LP. These include The Quiet Club, Katie O’Looney, John Godfrey, Harry Moore, Mersk, Karen Power, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, Kevin Tuohy, Jeff Weeter, Ed Devane with more to be announced. Admission to the event is free and everyone is welcome.

 

Special guest Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten

 

The Sonic Vigil LP itself is also something rather special…
Fourteen tracks recorded during Sonic Vigil 6 at Triskel Christchurch, it features contributions by national and international artists such as Andreas Bick, Karen Power and Jeff Weeter, Merzouga, Robin Parmar, The Mersk Collective, Gunter Berkus, Liam Slevin, John Godfrey, Francis Heery, Harry Moore, and Tom Lawrence amongst others.
The Sonic Vigil LP is presented in a full colour gatefold sleeve, printed on uncoated board. The edition is limited to just 250 copies, each one pressed on seductive blue vinyl. The LP also comes with a digital download token included inside each copy.
The LP will be on sale at the special price of 12 euros at the event!

 

This launch event and LP are dedicated to the memory of Tom Lawrence.
With thanks to the Lewis Glucksman Gallery for their kind support.

 

For more information please visit:
www.theguesthouse.ie
www.farpointrecordings.com


 

Review | By Roger Batty / Musique Machine

Tom Lawrence | Water Beetles of Pollardstown Fen

“Water Beetles of Pollardstown Pound” is a field recording based release that journeys into the alien & mostly unheard world of aquatic insects. Tom Lawrence was a wildlife sound recordist, musician and educator, who lived in Dublin Island- sadly he passed away in late 2011, but this release is a fitting tribute to his ability to capture the strange & unique sounds of wildlife, and in particular here insects. Pollardstown Pound, or Pollardstown Fen as it’s known locally is situated on the northern margin of the Curragh, approximately 3km from Newbridge, County Kildare in  Ireland. [...]


 

Review | By Idwal Fisher / IDWAL FISHER

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

[...] Budhaditya Chattopadhyay’s ‘elegy to Bangalore’ is a single 55 minute composition thats a monotonous ride mixing the dull roar of building work, city traffic, pneumatic drills [them again] the agitated chatter of site foremen, grinders at work, traditional Indian classical music, [that’ll be the sounds culled from reel-to-reel tapes found in the city’s flea market]  … you get the idea … in an attempt to convey the rapid urban growth of Bangalore. [...]


 

Review | By Idwal Fisher / IDWAL FISHER
David Rothenberg | Bug Music
[...] David Rothenburg likes to blow his Sax too. And his bass clarinet and a Norwegian flute that has no holes. He likes to play along to insects sounds as captured on several tracks here. Rothenburg wanders into the great outdoors to blow improv and play along with the Katydids. The idea being that the insects provide a natural rhythm to Rothenburg’s improvisations. On a number of tracks he’s helped out by friends, most effectively on ‘Glynwood Nights’ where the overtone singing of Timothy Hill compliments the found sounds of nocturnal insects. [...]


 

Review | By Idwal Fisher / IDWAL FISHER

Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +

I’ve been looking at Dave Foster Wallace’s book Infinite Jest for some years now. Since it was published in 1996 in fact. I used to pick it up in the Bradford branch of Waterstones  and marvel at its sheer size [all 1,067 pages of it] and wonder if one day I’d find the time, or the courage, to read it. Seeing as how I’ve now managed to club Pynchon into a corner with a knotty stick I decided the time was right and finally bought a copy. Imagine my surprise then, dear reader, to find Wallace’s voice on the Mark Lorenz Kysela’s release ‘Eins+’. [...]


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +

Mark Lorenz Kysela born in Stuttgart, Germany studied classical saxophone, chamber music and contemporary music in Frankfurt and the CNR Bordeaux in France.
Kysela works in the field of modern composition, electroacoustic and computer music improvisation and play different types of saxophone and clarinet that combines with electronic devices and tapes.
On ‘Eins +’ Kysela plays six pieces of composers Christoph Ogiermann, Thomas Stiegler, Martin Schuettler, Michael Maierhof, Uwe Rasch and Alvin Lucier. In the six piece Kysela add tapes, sine waves and electronics. [...]


Phonophon

Phonophon @ Nacht der Museen 2013

04 May 2013 | 21:00 – 00.30 – Free Entry
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Theo Goodman
www.myspace.com/buckettovsissors

 

* Abschnitt_55
www.soundcloud.com/abschnitt_55

 

* Stefan Militzer & Roland Etzin
www.tonangel.org
www.gruenrekorder.de

 

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


 

Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +
@ The Sound Projector Radio Show


 

Review | By textura
Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +
Let’s not mince words: Mark Lorenz Kysela’s Eins + is challenging music, to say the least. Yes, the Stuttgart-born Kysela does play soprano sax (and clarinet), but he’s no Kenny G or Grover Washington. Attractively packaged in a steel case and supplemented by a full-colour booklet containing background information (in both English and German), Eins + features contemporary works by Alvin Lucier, Christoph Ogiermann, Martin Schüttler, Thomas Stiegler, Michael Maierhof, and Uwe Rasch, all of them experimental settings that pair Kysela with electronic or analogue enhancements and tapes. [...]


 

Review | By textura
David Rothenberg | Bug Music
On Bug Music, clarinet and soprano saxophone player David Rothenberg communes with all manner of insect creatures, from cicadas and crickets to katydids and engraver beetles. It’s not the first time the ECM recording artist has turned his attention to the natural world: he’s the author of the book-CD project Why Birds Sing and the book Thousand Mile Song, which concerns music-making with whales, and now brings us the seventy-minute Gruenrekorder CD, released concurrently with the book Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise (St Martins Press). [...]


 

Review | By textura

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

A ten-minute sound/video installation-project that was the recipient of an Honourary Mention at PRIX Ars Electronica 2011, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay’s Eye Contact with the City is newly represented by the much longer piece that evolved out of it called “Elegy for Bangalore.” For the fifty-six-minute work, Chattopadhyay gathered source material during six months of extensive fieldwork in 2010 and 2011 at various locations in Bangalore, India as well as from old reel-to-reel tapes found at the city’s flea markets. The result, two years in the making, is no bucolic portrait, but rather a piece that largely concentrates on the industrial sounds of urban development—the myriad noises generated by machines, vehicles, grinding saws, workers, and the like at enormous metro-rail construction sites—resulting in a sound portrait of a “city undergoing dynamic metamorphosis.” [...]


 

Review | By Jay-Dea Lopez / The Field Reporter
sebastiane hegarty | Four walks around a year: spring

It is often said that a place cannot be known until each of its seasons have been observed. The transitions in temperature and light, the migration of wildlife and the changes in human activities each signal the way in which a particular site is in a permanent state of flux. In the past landscape painters have depicted visual changes characterised by each season; in classical music such as Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” sought to interpret the temperament of each season. So it would seem field recording is a perfect medium to follow in this tradition, capturing local sounds as they ebb and flow with the seasons. This is precisely the aim of Sebastiane Hegarty’s latest work “Four walks around a year: spring” released through Gruenrekorder. [...]


 

Review | By Jack Chuter / ATTN:Magazine

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

The result of an artist’s residency in Bangalore, and an accompaniment piece to the audio-visual installation work, Eye Contact With The City.
While Elegy For Bangalore centres on an unmistakable drone of petrol combustion, bustling people and building site whirr, Chattopadhyay’s sonic representation of India’s emerging urban developments sounds warped. Somehow the environment is both distant and enveloping, manifesting a both a 360-degree immersion and an intangible snow globe of sound; claustrophobia jeers from the horizon, as buildings and vehicles refract into disorientating overlaps of past and present tense, folding over themselves as shadows of reverb and delay. [...]


 

Review | By The Wire
David Rothenberg | Bug Music
Little Machines for Singing: David Rothenberg takes on the swarm

 

We praise thee auspicious Cicada, enthroned like a king
On the tree’s summit, thou cheer’st us with exquisite song…
Free from suffering, though hast neither blood nor flesh –
What is there prevents thee from being a god?

 

Written in the first century BC, these lines by the Greek poet Anacreon are the earliest recorded example of insect praise. Attributing god-like status to his singing friend, Anacreon recognises its difference from other life on Earth. In a later age he may have asked “what prevents thee from being a machine?” [...]


 

Gruenrekorder Presents The First Installment of The Winnall Moors Soundwalks – Heathen Harvest

sebastiane hegarty | Four walks around a year: spring


 

Iain Armstrong | Sacred & Profane
@ Déphasage #16 – Objets Sonores Non Identifiés


 

Review | By Josh Landry / Musique Machine

ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE | ULTREALITH

“Ultrealith” is a very lengthy album of field recordings, featuring pleasing color-coded artwork featuring an orange and black winged insect contrasting with a peculiar arrangement of sewing buttons in primary colors.  Artificial Memory Trace apparently have a vast back catalogue of releases, dating back to 1994, but I have never heard, nor heard of any of their recordings prior to now.  Over the years, their productivity has, if anything, increased: this album is one of at least 8 releases they have put out in 2012. [...]


Phonophon

Phonophon | 27 April 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Konrad Korabiewski (PL/DK)

www.korabiewski.com

 

* ATMO TAPES 98 (D)

www.soundcloud.com/atmo-tapes-98

 

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

 

 

Sebastiane Hegarty: “Four walks around a year: spring” (GrDl 128/13)
Field Recordings
1 Track (25′01″)
MP3/FLAC


Phonophon

Phonophon | 13 April 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Sudden Infant (CH/D)

www.suddeninfant.com

 

* LDX#40 (D)

www.kunstscheisse.net/ldx40

 

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


 

An Interest In Sound- Gruenrekorder Label Interview | Roger Batty - Musique Machine

 

An Interest In Sound- Gruenrekorder Label Interview | Roger Batty – Musique Machine

Gruenrekorder is a German based field recording, sound art & soundscape label. The label was formed in 2003 by university friends Lasse-Marc Riek & Roland Etzin, and over the last ten years the pair have released a wide range of quality bound field recordings & sound art releases from all over the world, making Gruenrekorder one of the most known & respected names with-in this field. Lasse & Roland kindly agreed to give M[m] an email interview about the labels past & future. [...]


 

framework radio | #414
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity presented by patrick mcginley
Adrian Dziewanski | Island Terminus


 

Album of the month / April @ Musique Machine
Adrian Dziewanski | Island Terminus


 

Andrea Polli | Sonic Antarctica
@ Introduction to Sound Art
KSAD- 2013 Sound Design | Spring


 

Fifteen Questions / Interview with Peter Caeldries

Peter Caeldries | Jhirna Jali


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop

Iain Armstrong | Sacred & Profane
Iain Armstrong is a composer and sound artist based in Birmingham, UK. His interest is focused on environmental sound recordings expressing themselves a particular music that Armstrong exposed for interpretation through listening, digital processing , composition and performance. His work includes soundscape, acousmatic and radiophonic composition, sound design for theatre and visual media, multichannel sound installation and electroacoustic performance. On ‘Sacred & Profane’ the recordings span several years and several countries that were visited between 2000 and 2012 in sacred places of Italy, Turkey, Nepal, Germany, England, Indonesia and Thailand. [...]


 

Review | By Julien Héraud / improv sphere
David Rothenberg | Bug Music
Je n’avais déjà pas franchement apprécié le dernier duo Rothenberg/Scanner paru chez Monotype, alors autant le dire de suite, c’est pas avec ce solo que je vais commencer à aimer son travail. La démarche est intéressante, David Rothenberg a voulu ici produire un duo entre les insectes et sa musique, un duo censé mettre en avant les liens entre la production sonore des insectes et les productions sonores humaines, qu’elles soient rythmiques, mélodiques, ou noise. On en tend donc pas mal de samples d’insectes, d’oiseaux et du monde naturel de manière général, ainsi que ses habituelles clarinettes. [...]


 

Review | By Julien Héraud / improv sphere

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

Avec Eye contact with the city, le label Gruenrekorder revient à une forme musicale plus habituelle, le field-recordings et les installations sonores et/ou musicales qui s’en revendiquent. C’est le deuxième album que Budhaditya Chattapadhyay publie pour ce label, un album tiré d’une d’une installation sonore et vidéo. L’artiste sonore indien propose ici une version longue d’une pièce basée sur des enregistrements effectués sur des sites de construction en milieu métropolitain (à Bangalore, dans le sud de l’Inde), à l’intérieur d’une ligne de métro en travaux, ainsi que sur des cassettes trouvées sur les marchés attenants. [...]


 

Review | By Julien Héraud / improv sphere
Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +
Alors là, voici une étrange suite de pièces interprétées aux saxophones alto, ténor et soprano ainsi qu’à la clarinette par Mark Lorenz Kysela. Autant de bois systématiquement accompagnés d’électronique, d’ondes sinusoïdales et de bandes légeres et discrètes la plupart du temps. Au moins sur deux pistes, on croirait entendre de l’improvisation électroacoustique (surtout les pistes 1 et 3), mais il s’agit pourtant bien de musique écrite – peut-être pas mal à partir de partition graphique ou d’indications sommaires. Quant aux compositeurs, ils me sont tous – hormis Alvin Lucier – complètement inconnus: Christoph Ogiermann, Thomas Stiegler, Martin Schüttler, Michael Maierhof, Uwe Rasch. [...]


 

Maikko | TLAYACAPAN @ manicdiscs.bandcamp.com

Download is FREE…however, you can DONATE…
Enjoy and support the music


 

Review | By Ed Pinsent / The Sound Projector
Pietro Riparbelli | Three days of silence
La Verna is a lovely place in Tuscany where I have visited some years ago as part of a tour to see the paintings of Piero della Francesca. It’s famous as the area where St Francis received the stigmata and there’s a shrine built where the incident took place. Sound artist Pietro Riparbelli has surpassed my one-day tourist trip with a three-day sojourn at the Sanctuary in La Verna. It looks like he really got “into” the place and its sounds in a big way and turned the experience into the art statement that is Three Days of Silence (GRUENREKORDER GRUEN 102). [...]


 

Review | By Curt Cuisine / skug – Journal für Musik
David Michael | The Slaughterhouse
This is field recordings pur. Wobei … wenn wir das jetzt verraten, müsste es beim Titel der CD eigentlich »Klick« machen, oder? Der Amerikaner David Michael exerziert auf »The Slaughterhouse« in gewisser Weise den Einserschmäh des Genres durch. Er ist mit seinem Mikro in ein, richtig, Schlachthaus gegangen. Ein Schlachthaus in Birmingham, Alabama. Und wir hören eine knappe Stunde lang, was sich da rein akustisch so tut. Der Witz an der Sache wird klarer, wenn Michael im Booklet davon schreibt, dass eigentlich nur das Geräusch des Schlachtschussapparates auf die Tötung hinweist, ansonsten geht es in diesem Schlachthaus erstaunlich vielgestaltig und dementsprechend interpretationsoffen zu. [...]


 

Review | By Curt Cuisine / skug – Journal für Musik
Various Artists | SOUNDS LIKE SILENCE – Cage/4’33″/Stille – 1912–1952–2012
Das Gruenrekorder-Label, schön langsam wächst es mir ans Herz mit seinem radikalen Faible für field recordings. Unvergessen die CD, auf der man verschiedenen Schweizer Bergbahnen zuhören konnte. Unpackbar irgendwie, andererseits auch ganz schön kultig. Aber wie sagte John Cage einst: »Sie müssen es nicht für Musik halten, wenn dieser Ausdruck sie schockiert.« Und damit sind wir auch gleich beim Thema. »Sounds like Silence« präsentiert eigentlich ein Radiofeature, das anlässlich des 100. Geburtstags von Cage und des 60. Jahrestages der Aufführung seines legendären Stückes 4’33” ausgestrahlt wurde. 4’33” ist eigentlich als Aufführungsskandal in die Musikhistorie eingegangen. [...]


 

Review | By Curt Cuisine / skug – Journal für Musik
ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE | ULTREALITH

Die Zikade, Teil 7, Kapitel 1: Merke! Wo Gruenrekorder drauf steht, sind field recordings drin. Kapitel 2: Hinter dem Namen Artificial Memory Trace verbirgt sich der nach Irland ausgewanderte Tscheche Slavek Kwi. Kwi begann als visual artist, interessierte sich aber mehr und mehr die Elektroakustik und natürliche Sounds. Kapitel 3: »Ultrealith« vereint beide Prinzipien. Naturgeräusche, aufgenommen amAmazonas, in Australien, in Kanada etc., wurden teilweise pur verwendet, teilweise mit naturfremden Soundsamples gemischt (man sagt »assembled« dazu), und natürlich entsprechend arrangiert (man sagt »komponieren« dazu). [...]


 

Andreas Bick | Fire and Frost Pattern

@ Introduction to Sound Art
KSAD- 2013 Sound Design | Spring


 

“Dry, Wet, Evergreen” in quadraphonic setup is invited for 7 months for the exhibition “2013 Natures Tropicales”

with Luc Jacquet, Rodolphe Alexis, Alain Thomas, Yves Thonnérieux – Parc des Oiseaux, Villars les Dombes.
Conférence-rencontre le 19 avril à 18H.
www.parcdesoiseaux.com


Phonophon

Phonophon | 29 March 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Antez (F)

www.antez.org

 

* Robert Piotrowicz (PL)

www.robertpiotrowicz.net

 

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


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY

Mark Lorenz Kysela | Eins +
Gruenrekorder may be best known as a label to release lots of music that deals with any sort of field recording, they also release music that is well… just more music related. Improvised, electronic or modern classical, such as in the case of Mark Lorenz Kysela. He plays saxophones and clarinet, solo but also in combination with live electronics, ‘analogue enhancements’ and tapes. Here he plays six pieces, by composers such as Christoph Ogiermann, Thomas Stiegler, Martin Schüttler, Michael Maierhof, Uwe Rasch and Alvin Lucier. [...]


 

Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | elegy for Bangalore

If I understood things correctly, then this fifty-five minute audio work is some sort of off-shoot of a ten minute sound/video installation of the same name. Budhaditya Chattopadhyay uses recordings from ‘various underground construction sites’ in Bangalore (India) in that piece, but also ‘retrieved audio from old reel-to-reel tapes found at the city’s flea market’. These sounds are now also extended to a fifty-five minute sound piece which is to be found on this CD. Apparently there is a lot of building going on in Bangalore, a new quite extended metro rail construction, which changes the city. [...]


 

Review | By Hal Harmon / Musique Machine

Adrian Dziewanski | Island Terminus

“Island Terminus” is a 2 track album by Adrian Dziewanski. Recorded over the the span of 6 weeks, the album is Mr. Dziewanski’s attempt at capturing Tinnitus as songs. Yes, Tinnitus, the equivalent of an aural hangover after a long night of live music. Working with the musical hallucination, as he put it, he wanted to achieve the sensation of having a song stuck in the listeners head to the extreme. Does he succeed? Maybe….maybe not. What he does deliver is over 40 minutes of well-crafted and engaging field recordings taken over a series of ferry rides. [...]


 

Sonic Vigil vinyl LP Launch Concert | Sun 19th May, 3 – 4.45pm

Cork Artists Collective, The Guesthouse and Farpoint Recordings are pleased to announce a launch event at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery for the new Sonic Vigil vinyl LP. There will be a special live performance featuring many of the artists who appear on the LP. These include The Quiet Club, John Godfrey, Karen Power, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, Kevin Tuohy plus others

 

The LP itself is also something rather special…14 tracks recorded during Sonic Vigil 6 at Triskel Christchurch, it features contributions by artists such as Andreas Bick, Karen Power and Jeff Weeter, Merzouga, Robin Parmar, The Mersk Collective, Gunter Berkus, John Godfrey and Tom Lawrence amongst others. The Sonic Vigil LP is presented in a full colour gatefold sleeve as an individually hand numbered edition of just 250, all copies pressed on seductive blue vinyl…

 

This performance and LP are dedicated to the memory of Tom Lawrence.


 

New Release:

 

 

David Rothenberg: “Bug Music” (Gruen 122/13)
Sound Art
16 Tracks (69′00″)
CD (1000 copies)


 

New Release:

 

 

Mark Lorenz Kysela: “Eins +” (Gruen 120/13)
Sound Art
6 Tracks (70′18″)
CD (500 copies)


 

New Release:

 

 

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay: “elegy for Bangalore” (Gruen 108/13)
Field Recordings
1 Track (55′49″)
CD (500 copies)


Phonophon

Phonophon | 19 March 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Christoph Heemann (D)

www.wikipedia.org

 

* Celer (JP)

www.thesingularwe.org

 

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


 

SOUNDS LIKE SILENCE @ Leipziger Buchmesse
Im Rahmen der Buchmesse Leipzig liest wird am 16. März um 21:00 Uhr das Hörbuch “Sounds like Silence. Cage / 4’33” / Stille. 1912 – 1952 – 2012” von Inke Arns und Dieter Daniels in der Alten Handelsbörse in Leipzig vorgestellt. Moderation: Marcus Gammel

 

2012 stand neben dem 100. Geburtstag von John Cage noch ein weiteres Jubiläum an: Vor 60 Jahren wurde sein “stilles Stück” mit dem Titel 4′ 33” urauf­geführt – am 29. August 1952. Die Komposition in drei Sätzen ohne intentionale Sounds ist heute das prominenteste Stück von Cage.

 

“Sounds like Silence. Cage / 4’33” / Stille. 1912 – 1952 – 2012″ ist eine “Anthologie der Stille” mit einem Spektrum von historischen und aktuellen künstlerischen Arbeiten. Die Ausschnitte bele­gen, dass Stille nie gleich Stille klingt. Einige der Stücke sind wirklich sehr still, andere relativ “laut”. Dem aufmerksamen Hörer erschlie­ßen sich dabei subtile, aber weit reichende Unterschiede in der Klangatmosphäre.

 

Wann: 16. März | 21:00 Uhr
Wo: Alte Handelsbörse
Naschmarkt 1
04109 Leipzig
Tickets: www.leipziger-buchmesse.de


 

Reviews | By Darby Mullins / DARBY’S CHRONICS
Gruenrekorder Special Focus…
A special focus about the great job of Gruenrekorder. Thanks to artists to doing this.

 

The sound speaks better than words; but ….
One : the sound design was removed of our living space, and we know so well how each new manufactured objects sounds like shit. Is there any escape from the noise ?
Two : the living sounds are removed from the earth, and we also know how each new products of intensive productivity killing life. Is this the sound of silence ?

 

ANGUS CARYLE & RUPERT COX | AIR PRESSURE
Recorded in Japan, “air pressure” it’s a tearing sky by airplane reactors. This project is conducted with great intelligence, and technique quality, put the relationships between sounds scales or how articulate gurgling and air traffic.

 

ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE | ULTREALITH
Is the sounds that men don’t hear, don’t exist ? From the deaf vibrations taken with some very special microphones (infra/ultra) Artificial Memory Trace (aka Slavek Kwi) forges a new environment where micro-sounds become the center of the listening.

 

DAVID MICHAEL | THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
High fidelity ! A sound environment very tiring, where liquids and electricity stand alongside noise of machines, roar of animals…. “Everything have soul, everything” said the man…..We have the knowledge; and lost the application.

 

IAIN ARMSTRONG | SACRED & PROFANE
For closed this short selection, the last release (that I received this morning) seems really appropriate….With the injection of sacred, the sound design is bring at the high level. A point out of what humanity can create and thinking for communicate with itself (dead and alive), gods, and nature. How the sound is thinking for pass through a country, space, or matter. How it can drive different kind of informations (like bells for example).
Another idea could be the thinking of survives and the modifactions of things in time ; like the evolution of the manufacture of the coin : shape, sound, light, and weight.


 

framework radio | #410
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity presented by patrick mcginley
Rodolphe ALEXIS | Sempervirent


 

Aschaffenburger Klangtage 2013 - Hörsaal #01

 

Filmtheater Casino and Radio Klangbrett presents:
Aschaffenburger Klangtage 2013 – Hörsaal #01

Curated by Lasse-Marc Riek and Eckhard Kuchenbecker

 

16 March 2013, 10:45 am
Filmtheater Casino, Ohmbachsgasse 1, Aschaffenburg | Admission €7

www.casino-aschaffenburg.de


 

New Release:
Exclusive download edition

 

 

Iain Armstrong: “Sacred & Profane” (GrDl 123/13)
Field Recordings
15 Tracks (66′49″)
MP3/FLAC


Phonophon

Phonophon | 15 March 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Alan Courtis (RA)

www.wikipedia.org

 

* Goodman / Schmitt (USA/D)

www.acrylnimbus.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

Adrian Dziewanski | Island Terminus

Adrian Dziewanski is a sound artist who lives in Vancouver, Canada and works under his own name besides side-projects and he has released in several imprints. In his production he uses analog tapes, small motors, found objects, and field recordings. This is also combined with poetry reading, highlighting its sound recording. On the other hand, Dziewanski write reviews for the American online Dusted Magazine and runs the Scrapyard Forecast blog in order to spreads minimalism, field recording, electroacoustics, noise, ambient, and/or musique-concrete, ‘Island Terminus’ became his first attempt to work with the musical hallucination on a conscious level, rather than in the subconscious one. [...]


 

Gruenrekorder @ webSYNradio
www.droitdecites.org
Yes ! A concentric playlist, a subjective snapshot, kind of ‘audio-portrait’ through a series of invitations only motivated by my sensibilities, current projects, friends and desires. 2:40 of sound, not so heterogeneous. Thanks for listening. (Rodolphe Alexis)


 

Unmenschliche Musik

Compositions by machines, by animals and by accident
21.02.2013 – 24.02.2013 @ The Haus der Kulturen der Welt

 

For some time now, the Western musical canon has been expanded by an interest in non-European music. But it is now time to go a step further: in the age of humanity, with “Unmenschliche Musik” (Inhuman Music) HKW will take a look at compositions by machines, animals, and chance.

 

Can only people make music? Do not birds and whales also sing? What remains of the most holy and intimate art form when software can create compositions that cannot be distinguished from the works of the great masters? Inhuman Music allows for innovative approaches to current issues, for example creativity and intellectual property, artificial intelligence and aleatorics, the chance technique in art, brutism as the art of noise, and other forms of the European avant-garde.

 

With Nicholas Bussmann, David Cope, Jerry Dammers` Spatial A.K.A. Orchestra, Ebba Durstewitz, Tamer Fahri, Alexander Hacke, Lillevan and Artyom Kim, Andrew Pekler, David Rothenberg, Nobukazu Takemura and others.

Curated by Detlef Diederichsen, and Holger Schulze (Sound-Studies-Professor, Humboldt Universität Berlin)

 

Coming soon - David Rothenberg: “Bug Music” (Gruen 122/13)


 

Review | By Roger Batty / Musique Machine

Roland Etzin | TransMongolian

“TransMongolian” offers up six unprocessed field recording portraits of a journey along Trans Mongolian railway,which runs four thousand five hundred miles between Russian & Japan. Roland Etzin is a German based sound artists/ field recordist who has been working in the sound art genre since the early 2000’s. He’s also the co-founder of the Gruenrekorder label with fellow sound artist Lasse-Marc Riek. “TransMongolian” is Etzins’ first full length recording in six or so years, through his work has featured on several sound art compilations inbetween releases. [...]


 

Review | By Jack Chuter / ATTN:Magazine
Sebastiane Hegarty | Southerlies

The Winchester-based sound artists navigates through old ships and beautiful cathedrals, in a new work on Gruenrekorder.
“My walking, like my listening, has a tendency to wander”.
This quote from Hegarty is made incredibly apparently during his sonic exploration of Winchester Cathedral: the gorgeous lull of choir song wafting warmly around the building’s large interior is cut off abruptly by the slam of a metal gate, marking his departure and subsequent “wandering off” into the outdoors. [...]


 

Review | By Wonderful Wooden Reasons

Angus Carlyle & Rupert Cox | AIR PRESSURE

[...] From beginning to end it presents a fascinating portrait of life within this acoustically formidable environment.  These recordings are at their most profound when featuring the inhabitants of the farm – either people or livestock – and displays how their lives are accompanied by the constant presence of the planes.
Gruenrekorder have, for a while now, been building up a profound collection of aural documents and this should take its place at the very forefront of that collection.


 

Harsh Environments by Lasse-Marc Riek ‎– Banned Production
is nominated to Qwartz 9
Please vote here


Phonophon

Phonophon | 17 February 2013 | 8:00 PM | 5 Euro
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Paul Hegarty (IRL) & Dan Guiney (IRL)

www.youtube.com

 

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


 

16 February 2013  | HR 2 | 23:05 – 24:00 Uhr | The Artist´s Corner
10 years of Gruenrekorder
Presented by Michael Rüsenberg


 

Review | By Russell Cuzner / Musique Machine

Merzouga | Mekong Morning Glory

Increasingly musicians are incorporating field recordings into their compositions, where the more traditional, instrument-based rules can be eschewed in favour of exploring the musical properties of the world’s rich, natural timbres and irregular rhythms. So it’s interesting to find artists coming from the opposite direction to this trend. Eva Pöpplein and Janko Hanushevsky primarily produce plays and documentaries together for German radio, but on Mekong Morning Glory they took a range of field recordings from their travels down the Mekong River, selected mainly for their musical properties, and placed them conveniently along a path laid by Hanushevsky’s prepared electric bass guitar. [...]


 

Review | By Héctor Cabrero / Le son du grisli
Various Artists | SOUNDS LIKE SILENCE – Cage/4’33″/Stille – 1912–1952–2012
Sounds Like Silence est un hommage à la composition silencieuse de Cage, 4’33’’, rendu par des noms comme Nam June Paik, Brandon LaBelle, Ulrich Krieger, Einstürzende Neubauten, Jacob Kierkegaard, Lasse-Marc Riek, Stephen Vitiello ou People Like Us. Sur les lèvres des artistes & musiciens (de documents en captations) on peut lire que si le silence n’existe pas, rien ne vaut pourtant le silence. A méditer ?


 

Review | By Curt Cuisine / skug
Rodolphe ALEXIS | Sempervirent
Alles wie gehabt auf dem Gruenrekorder-Label. Auf »Sempervirent« ging Fieldrecordings-Artist Rodolphe Alexis nach Costa Rica, um zwei Monate lang Klangsamples aus dem Regenwald aufzunehmen, überwiegend Tiergeräusche. Die Klangqualität ist hervorragend, die Auswahl stimmig (ich mag den »olive tree frog« und den »laughing falcon«) – und mehr gibt es dazu eigentlich nicht zu sagen. Für nicht genreaffine HörerInnen vielleicht zwei Einsteigertipps: Man kann »Sempervirent« alleine in der Finsternis (möglichst ohne störenden Lärm) anhören. [...]


 

Review | By Pierre Cécile / Le son du grisli

ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE | ULTREALITH

Un plaidoyer en faveur de la musique tchèque ? Faut dire : Slavek Kwi nous y invite en expédiant d’un coup d’un seul deux récents enregistrements de son Artificial Memory Trace. Une trentaine d’années qu’il travaille à ses enregistrements sur sites – le temps  donc de collaborer avec un autre grand nom du genre, Eric La Casa –, c’est dire si ses efforts méritent d’être récompensés… par quatre clefs, un diapason d’or ou dix perches tendues et qui forment une étoile ! [...]


 

Review | By Pierre Cécile / Le son du grisli

Angus Carlyle & Rupert Cox | AIR PRESSURE

C’est sans doute en avion qu’Angus Carlyle et Rupert Cox se sont rendus au Japon. Pourtant, ce qui les y amenait était un travail d’enregistrement à faire dans une ferme familiale des environs de l’aéroport international de Tokyo. Un Notre-Dame-des-Landes à l’envers, en quelque sorte, puisque les fermiers (Shimamura et Fujiko & fils) se battent depuis 1978 pour faire pousser des légumes auprès des plateformes de béton. [...]


Phonophon

Phonophon | 10 February 2013 | 8:00 PM | Free admission
Institut für neue Medien (INM)
Schmickstraße 18
60314 Frankfurt am Main

 

* Phonokino

Phonokino is a quarterly event presenting videos with a focus on sound, experimental music and/or phonography. The event will take place at the Institut für neue Medien (institue for new media) in Frankfurt/ Germany.

 

Submissions are highly appreciated. If you feel your work should be presented at Phonokino please send a pm or an email to info@phonographie.org
The works should fit the above mentioned subject and not extend 40 minutes. The format should be VLC playable and not have a resolution lower than 720*576 pixels. If possible insert credits at the beginning and end of your work.

 

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

 

 

Adrian Dziewanski: “Island Terminus” (GrDl 119/13)
Field Recordings
2 Tracks (44′32″)
MP3/FLAC


 

framework radio | #404
phonography / field recording; contextual and decontextualized sound activity presented by patrick mcginley
Roland Etzin | TransMongolian


 

Andreas Bick | Fire and Frost Pattern

@ ciqi – liquid syntax


 

New Distribution:

 

 

Peter Cusack: “Sounds from Dangerous Places” (GrD 25/13)
Field Recordings
76 Tracks (150′42″)
Book + 2 CDs


 

Nord Rute on Radio Campus France Network
As part of the Phonurgia Nova and Pierre Schaeffer awards 2012 retrospective, the Radio Campus France Network will broadcast Nord Rute in Paris from 15th to 19th January and the rest of France, Belgium and Switzerland from 19th to 27th of January.
www.lasemaineduson.org
www.phonurgianova.blog.lemonde.fr

 

Nord Rute, created and produced by the Compass Series and Pikene på Broen, was nominated for the Phonurgia Nova Award. Among the prizes awarded for radio and acoustic art, the Phonurgia Nova competition has, since 1986, occupied a special place by virtue of its recognition of artists whose work exploits sound as a medium for expressing the real and the imaginary.


 

Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop
Sebastiane Hegarty | Southerlies

This a new release of the ‘Field Recordings’ series of this German label.  Sebastiane Hegarty is an artist, writer and lecturer who has an interesting statement: ‘walking and listening have become partners in the process of composition. Yet my walk, as my listening tends to wander’. And of course, an artist whose creative process is based in nature and time and his interest in doing research about time, place and the sensations they produce, develops a keen listening associating to certain emotions. Another interesting issue is Hagarty’s on acoustic ecology and the perceptual geographies of sound and audition, through field recordings and soundscape composition. [...]


 

Review | By Idwal Fisher / IDWAL FISHER

Angus Carlyle & Rupert Cox | AIR PRESSURE

If you’ve ever bemoaned the fact that you live in a noisy part of town spare a thought for the Shimamura family. Since the late sixties the Shimamura’s have farmed the same few fertile acres of land right at the end of Narita airports runway B. That’s Narita in Tokyo in case you don’t know. 300,000 flights a year passing over the Shimamura’s heads at a height of 80 meters. The airport wants to expand its runway, the farmers want to stay put, protest groups make their voices heard. Over the deafening roar of those 300,000 planes a year vegetables grow, hens cluck and pigs squeal. Life, somehow, goes on. [...]


 

Review | By Idwal Fisher / IDWAL FISHER

Roland Etzin | TransMongolian

TransMongolian meanwhile is a far more listener friendly release. Traversing the 4,500 miles between Moscow [I think?] and Japan, Etzin captures the sound of wheeltappers at work in train sheds, noisy Pachinko parlors, sleepy train carriage rumbles, the creaking of leather straps on boats, the smooth whoosh of the Shinkansen, the chirp of nocturnal insects and cheery fairgrounds … I could go on, the variety of sounds recorded by Etzin seem almost without end. [...]