"An arbitrary succession of more or less irritating sounds"
Friday, 29 April 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
a reworking of elements from the first two parts (from my Scattered Practices album)"
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Stephan Mathieu & TSU (Robert Curgenven & Joerg Maria Zeger) bring searching, rich sonic explorations to the improbable setting of Stroud on Friday week. Courtesy of SVA, a corner of Gloucestershire more associated with Blurt & Pendragon will be hosting one of the year's must-hears - Mathieu wielding an 1896 zither to deliver his towering Music for Columbia Phonoharp ("a dedication to the gospel preacher Washington Phillips"), TSU constructing daunting new slabs of austere beauty & no doubt deconstructing them on the spot.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011
"... here's a little video documenting a series of recordings I've been carrying out in the home studio (aka Much Wenlock) utilizing electric guitar & a few different configurations of guitar pedals (here the chain goes :: Fairfield FourEyes -> Moog Ring Modulator -> Visual Sound Visual Volume -> Strymon El Capistan -> Boomerang III -> Strymon BlueSky, with expression pedals controlling the FourEyes SVF frequency, the Ring Mod's carrier frequency, and the El Capistan's delay time) ...
this comes pretty close to what I've been going for :: a muted, aleatoric musique concrète approach to "live" guitar music, with little in the way of traditional "guitarisms" ... to me it sounds like something that would have been broadcast on the RAI in 1956 ..."
While we're here...
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Raised in Texas, Rabelais played guitar in a series of Austin-based bands throughout the 80's before moving into electronic music, going on to study at Bennington College and the California Institute of Arts. Rabelais recalls, “I think the first glimmer of Caduceus came in the summer of 1996, in a Milan hotel as I was suffering through food poisoning and jet lag... all the water trying leave my body at once, while I was working on source for a show. I reverted to a former self, sometime in the late 80's, an echo of my Austin days spent playing in dreamy industrial bands with aggressive distortion.”
To create Caduceus, Rabelais processed recordings of guitar through the Argeïphontes Lyre, a software instrument of his own design. It’s a decade-old codebase that’s written like a poem and tended like a garden: as Rabelais explains, his work comes from a process of “music driving software, and software feeding music.” “I was always making little instruments as a child, lots of odd stringed things and percussion bits … metal plates along a barbed-wire fence. I think AL descends from this bloodline. It scratches my four year old self’s itch to ring metal plates with a bb-gun."
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Monday, 4 April 2011
1. Goldmund - "Motion"
2. Leyland Kirby - "Polaroid"
3. Svarte Greiner - "Halves"
4. Christina Vantzou - "11 Generations Of My Fathers"
5. Jacaszek - "Elegia"
6. The Fun Years - "Cornelia Amygdaloid"
7. Manual - "Three Parts"
8. Aidan Baker - "Substantiated"
9. Rafael Anton Irisarri - "Moments Descend On My Windowpane"
10. Kyle Bobby Dunn - "Runge's Last Stand"
11. Peter Broderick - "Pause"