Revisiting – An interview with Line Katcho for the album “pulsions” (2015) — K O H L E N S T O F F

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(une version française de cette entrevue ici) Line Katcho works in the fields of acousmatic music, audio visual work and film music. Her primary concerns involve using sound as kinetic matter, representing movement, forces and gestures. Her need for precision is complemented by an experimental approach and a strong interest in perceptual play. She is […]

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Revisiting – An INTERVIEW with LIZ HELMAN for the album “The Truth Inside” — K O H L E N S T O F F

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Liz Helman is a London-based artist and independent curator working across different media, including sound, video, photography and painting. In her time-based media works she explores the psychological and emotional attachment to place and dwelling. Journeying between recollection and reality, she challenges format driven orthodoxies, fragmenting and layering image and sound to consider the experience […]

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OFIELD
by Agathe Max

Experimental, amplified classic-rock violin, electroacoustic.

 

Review Reblog – Decaycast Reviews: MARLO EGGPLANT “head​/​rush​(​ed)” (Vaux Flores, 2018) — D E C A Y C A S T

 

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Decaycast Reviews: MARLO EGGPLANT “head​/​rush​(​ed)” (Vaux Flores, 2018) by Dr. Decaycast Momentus sound artist, label head of Corpus Callosum Distro, longtime noise queen, and curator and founder of the legendary Ladyz In Noyz compilation series, UK based Marlo Eggplant offers her newest work via Travis Johns VAUX FLORES imprint (who also happen to make […]

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Degradation Loops
by Jasmine Guffond

Engaging the process of bit crushing, in “Degradation Loops” the sampling rate and bit depth of the audio signal is step by step, gradually, and completely reduced. The algorithmic unraveling of these tracks renders them increasingly discordant and unpredictable as time passes. Using intricate and highly articulate audio loops from an existing authored work, sound gradually becomes noise. Beauty is broken down allowing another type of beauty to emerge.”

Review Reblog – Degradation Loops by Jasmine Guffond

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Jasmine Guffond | Degradation Loops
Karl (LP/DL)

Australian sound artist Jasmine Guffond‘s Degradation Loops was just released via Berlin imprint Karl who have been serving many delights in 2018. This half hour long singular piece starts with incidental chatter in a public place in what the artist refers to as being “initially a sixteen day process of sonic destruction created for an art exhibition.” What becomes evident rather quickly is that Guffond is unafraid of this sense of beauty in question, unbalanced detritus layered in a collage style of happenstance and assorted harmonies. I notice a quasi Middle Eastern feel to the central track. While the effects explore the textural surface and underpinnings of drone I hear the wavering hypnotic core. I hear a rattle similar to a spray paint can readying to make its mark, I hear a bustling youthful crowd at a cultural center or…

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Anne La Berge – Love Suite
from gruntCount – improvised pieces for player and computer by Martin Parker

gruntCount is a computer music system as much as it is a piece of music. Like playing a computer game, the performer steps through a landscape of possibilities that teeter between the scripted and
the surprising. Rather than a joystick interface however, it’s the player’s sounds (or grunts) that move the piece forwards. The order of the settings is decided in advance of a performance but their behaviour has to be coped with in situ. The shifting relationship between player and computer makes it impossible to play in the same way twice.

More information about gruntCount is available at www.tinpark.com.
Martin Parker, September 2013