Category Archives: Sunday Ambience

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

To All Frequencies I Can Not Sense for Quartet
by Marta Forsberg
2017

electronic, drone, experimental, installation art, jazz, minimal

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

A bit late…

Black Gate
by Kali Malone
2016

electronic, experimental, dungeon synth, minimalism, modern classical

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

Oceanic Space
by Lucette Bourdin
2006

ambient, atmospheric, electronic ambient, new age

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

Les Chants de Milarepa
by Éliane Radigue
Songs of Milarepa (1983), 139’24

experimental, acousmatic, electroacoustic, electronic experimental, musique concrète

Éliane Radigue (1932-)

Éliane Radigue was born in Paris. She studied Musique Concrète techniques at the “Studio d’Essai” of the RTF under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry (1956-57). She was married to the painter and sculptor Arman and devoted ten years to their three children. She then worked with Pierre Henry, as his assistant at the Studio APSOME (1967-68). She was in residence at the New York University School of Arts (1970-71), the University of Iowa and the California Institute of the Arts (1973) and Mills College (1998). She has created sound environments using looped tapes of various durations, gradually desynchronising. Her works have been featured in numerous galleries and museums since the late 60s and from 1970, she has been associated to the ARP 2500 Synthesizer and tape through many compositions from “Chry-ptus” (1971) up to “L’Île re-sonante” (2000). These include: “Biogenesis”, “Arthesis”, “Ψ 847”, “Adnos I, II and III” (70s), “Les Chants de Milarepa” and “Jetsun Mila” (80s) and the three pieces constituting the Trilogie de la Mort (1988-91-93). Since 2002, she has been composing mostly acoustic works for performers and instruments. Her music has been featured in major international festivals. Her extremely sober, almost ascetic concerts, are made of a continuous, ever-changing yet extremely slow stream of sound, whose transformation occurs within the sonic material itself.

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

Harbors
by Ellen Fullman & Theresa Wong
2020

experimental, contemporary classical, long string instrument, minimal, new music

“… shifting drones, aberrant melodies and glistening atmospheres.”

SUNDAY AMBIENCE…

Ancient Memories
Lucette Bourdin
2008

SUNDAY AMBIENCE

This week end is Sound Reveil 2021, a 24 hr broadcast tracking sunrise around the earth with live audio feeds from streamers around the world at daybreak, so today’s ambience reflects this with what I can say is one of my all time favourite field recording releases…

Soundscapes of spring
by Izabela Dłużyk
2017

experimental, birdsong, field recording, nature

Various closeup recordings of blackbirds, mistle thrushes, golden orioles and many others are joined by natural ambiences of endangered Bialowieza primeval forest, Siemianowka lake or Biebrza marshes.

“As I am blind since birth, I have always been particularly sensitive to sounds. When I was a child, I became interested in bird voices, which soon led me to discover nature recording. I started with a noisy, hissing tape recorder, but what treasures those recordings seemed to me at that time! Now, sixteen years later, I am still following my passion, but with a fully professional equipment. Through recording the natural world, I try to capture its beauty, its subtle music, its gentle voice. I try to understand its mystery: the mystery of life – this indescribable treasure we share with all the creatures, the mystery of fleeting moments, of sadness and hope brought by changing seasons… It is through observing nature that I have received perhaps the greatest lessons regarding the meaning of life in general and the meaning of my own life. Through my recordings, I hope to share with you some glimpses of wisdom and beauty of the natural world.” – Izabela Dłużyk

SUNDAY AMBIENCE…

Not all Sunday’s have a quiet drift. Sometimes Sunday can sound like this and be challenging in a good way…

GOL, Ana-Maria Avram, Iancu Dumitrescu And Members Of Ansamblul Hyperion – Musique Directe (Full)

Volume 1, hence the title “Musique Directe”, shows the band facing the leaders of Roumenian spectralism Ana-Maria Avaram and Iancu Dumitrescu. Electric and intense spontaneous experiments, on the edge of electroacoustic music and primitive avant-garde.” – Soundohm

SUNDAY AMBIENCE…

Spirit Trance
by Constance Demby
2004

Ambient, healing, contemplative, electronic, meditation, space, space music, synthesizer, trance

Sunday Ambience…

This week I’m posting a couple of releases…

Songs from the Omega Point
by Gail Priest – Metal Bitch Recordings
2019

Ambient, experimental, experimental electronic, industrial, dark ambient, drone, ecstatic, electronica, experimental electronica, sci-fi


Test Transmission
by Various artists
2020

Every penny of revenue from this compilation will be donated to The Trussell Trust, a charity whose vision is for a UK without the need for food banks – http://www.trusselltrust.org

Electronic, ambient, electronica, experimental, field recordings, modern classical