Saturday 30 December 2017

OJP024 : Hal vs Robert Edwin / Frame - Feat. Ryouko Aomasa

Art cover by A.L. from an HAL's video frame

OJP024 : Hal vs Robert Edwin / Frame - Feat. Ryouko Aomasa

Hal is the VJ who does all the videos of Robert Edwin (see OCD008, ODG006 , ODG027 and OJP016). 
Frame was realized using one of the many drawings of Robert, then cut and reworked into different parts to move, come  and go with the music specially composed by Ryouko Aomasa and Robert who also produced and mixed the song.

Frame is the single taken out of the 'Divine Fox Dance' album coming out on the beginning of February 2018.

The video: 

Digitally release on the 30of December 2017.

Track listing:

1) Frame

And in Bandcamp:

Thursday 21 December 2017

ODG075 : Brekekekexkoaxkoax / Fuck Yeah There Will Be Lemurs

Cover art by A.L.

ODG075 : Brekekekexkoaxkoax / Fuck Yeah There Will Be Lemurs

F...Yeah There Will Be Lemurs is an hour long piece of collage of no less than 18 different types of lemurs screams while Animal Charm is a one minute hommage to Lisa Kucharski (a tape collage artist in Chicago, who stopped making tapes many many years ago). She would ask people to make animal noises, especially children.

Brekekekexkoaxkoax since 1996 has been a sound project by Austin-based artist Josh Ronsen that moves between instrumental, collaborative improvisations and solo electro-acoustic compositions. 
Video projections and performance art have also been conducted under this name. There is no common thread of reason which links all brekekekexkoaxkoax events. Instead, each one opens new methods of creativity, exploring new modes of internal (unconscious?) desire.
“Fuck yeah there will be lemurs” was created for the CD release show from Phonography Austin's first compilation release in 2017. 
Phonography is the practice of recording and presenting environmental sounds in all the diversity the word environment suggests. The brekekekexkoaxkoax contribution to the compilation was a close recording of 3,000 bees in a box, waiting transfer to their new hive in our backyard. It followed that the piece to be presented at the CD release show should also involve animal/insect sounds. Over 300 sounds were recorded or collected from scientific collections, including sounds from 18 different species of lemurs, which suggested the title. A recording made on a New York City side street separates the two sections of animal sounds.

“Animal Charm (For Lisa Kucharski)” began as an idea for the “Lemur” collage; I considered recording myself imitating animal sounds if I could not gather enough sounds suitable to the piece, and also considered making animal sounds live during the playback of the piece at the CD release party. An increasing focus of my performance art activities is audience participation, including cards and instructions handed out, and this seemed like a perfect idea to present at No Shame Theater, a regular night of performances open to the public. Pairs of animals were written on cards and handed out. People had to make the sound of their animal while seeking out the other person making that animal sound. Lisa Kucharski is an inventive sound artist and writer from Chicago who made a number of experimental tapes in the 1990s using a wide variety of techniques and strategies. Asking people to make animal sounds is something she has done, and the dedication is to thank her for the inspiration to try new activities in sound art.

Josh Ronsen

Digital release on the 22d of December 2017.

Track listing:

1: Fuck Yeah There Will Be Lemurs
2: Animal Charms

Player for Itunes which thinks it's cool to write Fuck You!:

And for the rest of the providers who think it's not cool:

And in Bandcamp:

Friday 1 December 2017

OUC009 : Zicla / So

Cover art by Zicla, pic from Manuel Morre

OUC009 : Zicla / So

New music for prepared marxophone/zither, clarinet and electronics

Cao Thanh Lan (VN) – marxophone/zither, electronics
Gregor Siedl (AT) – clarinet, electronics

Zicla is a project by duo Siedl-Cao focusing on electro-acoustic compositions and composed improvisations for prepared marxophone, clarinet and electronics.
Clarinet and zither are commonly known for folk music across the globe. Using these two instruments in a new syntax evokes a familiar and at the same time foreign environment that draws the listener into a world of sonic exploration.
The clarinet´s microtonal soundscapes and noise structures interweave with particular sounds from the extended zither creating an unusual imaginary space, introspective moods, abstract microtonal dialogues and intriguing sound textures.
For more info, news, live, videos about Zicla and DUO Siedl-Cao, go HERE.

Lan Cao – piano, prepared zither, analogue synthesizer, electronics, composition - is a versatile musician encompassing a wide range of stylistic influences, with repertoire from classical to contemporary music and interdisciplinary works. She is an advocate of contemporary music and has earned a wide range of ensemble experience in numerous festivals. She is also active in the experimental improvised music scene with various projects and has been touring the world. Complete bio here.

Gregor Siedl – clarinet, saxophone, electronics, composition – was born in Vienna, Austria. He is deeply engaged in the field of experimental and improvised music. Through his explorations of extended techniques, preparations on the saxophone and the use of extra-musical instruments such as game-calls and water, he has developed a unique voice in music. Gregor won first prizes as best improviser at international music competitions XL-Jazz and Gent Jazz festival competition. He has been involved in experimental music, jazz, multi-disciplinary projects with performers, visual artists and artificial intelligence. He is a band-member of Junk Orbit, ZICLA, Parallel Asteroid, DOKO, Auralisation Ensemble, Osmosis Project and critically acclaimed European-Saxophone-Ensemble. He has performed all over Europe, Asia and South-America at international music festivals and concert venues. Complete bio here.

Cao Thanh Lan and Gregor Siedl have been featured at international festivals and concert venues around the world with their duo projects ZICLA and Parallel Asteroid.
With their two educational projects and workshops in collaboration with Domdom Center for Experimental Music and Art in Hanoi, Parallel Asteroid has helped developing the music scene, educating and inspiring young musicians in Vietnam.

Zicla live in Montevideo:

Digital release on the 1st of December 2017.

Track listing:

1: HAI
2: NAM
3: MOT
4: BA
5: SAU
6: BON

And in Bandcamp: