Jon Brenner: Espresto (2010) part 3 of 3. all sound sources take from coffee appliances. no instruments were used in this recording. from caffeine machine, released 08 March 2010 music written, performed, and mixed by jon brenner. published by klomp music (ascap). for more info: www.jonbrenner.com jon brenner bandcamp page
Incantation is the first of three short pieces written for a collaborative dance project with American choreographer Allyson Green and artist Peter Terezakis, which was premiered in San Diego in March of this year. The dance piece, entitled ‘Archive of Happiness’ is a rememberance and celebration of two great choreographers/dancers who recently passed away – Pina Bausch and Merce Cunningham.
Curated by Jim Perkins – Alan Stones Ballad no.1 appears on twigetticast no.3
Baby bats is an improvised performance from Jeremy Keenan, Matt Lewis and Edgar Curtis, otherwise known as From Honey to Ashes.The sound world is created through a combination of foley, granulation, comb filtering and audio pops and clicks. Real-time rhythmic synchronicity is achieved between players by using a central network through which patterns are passed around and instruments are interconnected.
“The album, Karhu ja Tiikerini, tells the story of two animals who come together. We Were Walking In The Rain takes a moment away from the narrative to set a scene and let the listener just be. Unlike the rest of the album, where I tried to move away from electronics, the track’s foundation lies in software processing. A piece of source music was run through the iRedux software (www.iredux.net) to create a noisy melodic bed. The noise was then recut to bring a progression to the piece and Maiju Lempinen’s beautiful violin playing was layered with vocal harmonies and whispered words. Listen carefully and you’ll hear that the piece also incorporates melodic themes that appear earlier and later in the album.”
Download We Were Walking in the Rain
via jim perkins twigetticast #2
am Hong Kong Sun: delirious + delicious = deliricious? A recording unit, a stereo pair of microphones, and an excellent Chinese dinner at a particularly strange juncture. Later that night, an MS20 analog synth recording, some editing and a basic structure. The next day, a guitar and bass guitar overdub by Alex Abalos, and some additive synthesis atmosphere. Finally, some live granular overdubs by Edgar Curtis, and a lot of mixing. Enjoy your meal.
Obsessive Love (Music for Summerland EP, 2002) explores the juxtaposition of pop song forms and harmonies through post-minimalism. Summerland refers to a mythical-emotional place where we escape daily routine by making music; composing, rehearsing and performing. This music lies somewhere between art music (music meant to be contemplated) and pop music (music meant for mass consumption).’
“sonata was written for violinist emily packard at mills college.
curated by Paul Muller
“Use the Bridge Between the Trees to Avoid Blindness (2005) is a four movement work for two organs and drums. Because the music is written specifically to accompany a video, the performers perform the piece using a click-track, thus giving rise to stringently synchronized visuals and music. The work is designed within a just intonation schema which uses, exclusively, the prime integers 3 and 11. The recording you hear here has Sean Ferguson on organ and Paul Greenhaw on organ and drums — it was recorded by Wharton Tiers at his New York, NY studio. The piece should be heard at a relatively high volume.”
‘All Out Valhalla was created entirely from four 8 bar electric guitar recordings. The rhythmic and percussive elements were extracted from transient sonic moments within the recordings and processed into discrete sounds. The piece contrasts the original recordings with transformed versions, creating an interplay between the abstract and the concrete.’
listen and download a wide variety of curated alternative DIY art music from composers and ensembles whose music is:
music made outside the commissioned/patronage system
any flavor of music made for contemplation
music that is performed and presented outside (clubs, galleries, online) of the traditional “classical” venues