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 #33 | listen

[…] 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. []

 


 

Kurzstrecke 9 | Deutschlandradio Kultur
Feature, Hörspiel, Klangkunst (Ursendung)
Rheinstrom – Lasse-Marc Riek

 


 

Museum der bedrohten Geräusche | ARTE/NDR
Metropolis begleitet den Klangkünstler Lasse-Marc Riek auf der Suche nach gefährdeten Geräuschen in Hamburger Trödelläden.

 


 

 

Gruenrekorder @ The Field Reporter / Retrospective Post from 2012 (Part I)
Noteworthy sounds and works from 2012
Featuring editorial notes, quotes, sounds, recordings and anything that the editorial staff and guests believed deserved to be highlighted.

 

Gruenrekorder releases: Three Days of Silence. PIETRO RIPARBELLI, Sempervirent. RODOLPHE ALEXIS, Jhirna Jali. PETER CAELDRIES, TransMongolian. ROLAND ETZIN, Ultrealith. AMT -Slavek Kwi, Estonian string. JEZ RILEY FRENCH, Edgelands. MICHAEL TROMMER, Slaughterhouse. DAVID MICHAEL, Somewhere on the edge. VA.

 


 

Review | By Patrick Farmer / The Field Reporter
Sebastiane Hegarty | Southerlies
[] Listening with microphones changes a person, and I am speaking from experience. Here Sebstiane Hegarty has decided to ground us inside the din of an excitable audience expectant of the spiritual tonality emanating from Haydn’s oratorio, Creation. As these familiar sounds come through my speakers, I hear the squeaking of a child’s, or even a dog’s, toy. And now I understand, I remember. If I were an audience member at this event, though I realise that here I am the sole audience, experiencing a composition in which I can’t imagine anything was left to chance in the meticulous post production process, I doubt I would have thought twice about such playful colour sneaking out above the white noise that surrounded me. []

 


 

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