issue #4 ::: spring 2013

01 ::: jay-dea lopez ::: catalepsis ::: 09:38
02 ::: flavien gillié ::: liminal drift ::: 07:05
03 ::: france jobin ::: morongo ::: 08:45
04 ::: yannick dauby & olivier féraud ::: thorenc, 5 janvier 2013 ::: 05:54
05 ::: stefan paulus ::: a journey into a spatial fold ::: 09:46
06 ::: francisco lópez ::: untitled#293 ::: 14:01
07 ::: terje paulsen ::: krs marina vinter ::: 10:29
08 ::: maile colbert ::: helen’s hands ::: 04:21
09 ::: luís antero ::: volta do castelo ::: 10:04



catalepsis
01 ::: jay-dea lopez ::: catalepsis ::: 09:38

Catalepsis: a suspended state of trance-like immobility.
Urgent and piercing layers of sound emerge from the darkness; pulses of sonic energy provoke a hypnotic state in those who listen.
Layers of modified nocturnal field recordings of insects were used in this composition.

http://soundslikenoise.org


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IMG_2406
02 ::: flavien gillié ::: liminal drift ::: 07:05

The Kinsendael natural reserve is a place located in Brussels, it’s a place where I like to go as there is a fragile balance between nature and culture. I recorded here during the winter 2012, sitting and listening in the cold, looking for wildlife still present around the small river.

Buildings are not far from here, there have been some buildings projects, investors looking for empty spaces, it’s been preserved thanks to massive neighbors mobilization.

http://www.soundisall.net


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morongo
03 ::: france jobin ::: morongo ::: 08:45

the sounds for this piece were recorded at the Morongo Casino in the summer of 2010

thanks to Robert Crouch and Yann Novak

http://www.francejobin.com
https://www.facebook.com/francejobin


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thorenc
04 ::: yannick dauby & olivier féraud ::: thorenc, 5 janvier 2013 ::: 05:54

An unexpected improvisation with a dead tree, branches and a cracklebox during a long awaited walk in the Mediterranean Alps.

http://www.kalerne.net
http://www.ethnographiques.org/Feraud_Olivier


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stefan paulus - framework
05 ::: stefan paulus ::: a journey into a spatial fold ::: 09:46

a journey into a spatial fold is a sound cartography collected through field recordings across the alpine valley of ötztal, on mountain peaks, atlantic islands and sea ports. these records are done during what guy debord describes as “dérive” or “psychogeography drifts”: the experimental exploration of the environment. they are compiled with what william s. burroughs describes as “cut-up and fold-in”: a method for “altering reality”.

http://psychogeography.blogsport.de
http://earthmantra.com/release-detail.php?id=191 (free download)


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06 ::: francisco lópez ::: untitled#293 ::: 14:01

Original environmental sound matter recorded in Lima and Panamá City, fall 2011.
Created at mobile messor (Den Haag), May 2012.
© francisco lópez 2011

http://www.franciscolopez.net

[Note: occasional digital clipping in this piece is an aesthetic decision and is explicitly intentional; its extent and characteristics will vary according to the speakers/headphones used]


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Terje Paulsen
07 ::: terje paulsen ::: krs marina vinter ::: 10:29

night recording at the waterfront. kr.sand s
photo: alf solbakken

https://sites.google.com/site/terjepaul


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Heiau, North Shore
08 ::: maile colbert ::: helen’s hands ::: 04:21

for my grandmother, and her piano hands, and all that they have touched

this song includes recordings of the dawn chorus in the rainforest of the north shore of o’ahu, hawaii…the island of my childhood with her and the island in which she was my mother’s mother

Piano

Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;
Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see
A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings
And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings.

In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song
Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong
To the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outside
And hymns in the cosy parlour, the tinkling piano our guide.

So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamour
With the great black piano appassionato. The glamour
Of childish days is upon me, my manhood is cast
Down in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past.

D. H. Lawrence

http://www.mailecolbert.com


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volta do castelo original
09 ::: luís antero ::: volta do castelo ::: 10:04

The central region of Portugal, namely in the Beira Serra, where I live, is a rural area. It is marked by social and economic difficulties similar to many inland areas, but it also has a cultural, natural, environmental and a unique ethnography of its own. It’s a great place to live, you’re constantly in touch with nature and develop a feeling of respect for her. Despite this, there are also areas with strong desertification, where people are leaving for the big cities or for abroad, leaving villages depopulated, with negative repercussions for the architectural heritage. Already, there are only few water mills left here, for example. Most importantly, however, the region is very rich in intangible heritage sound and has an enormous acoustic potential, since it is crossed by the parks of Serra da Estrela and Serra do Açor. Many of these expressions, however, are now disappearing. I always felt I belonged to this land, these mountains and these people, but never had looked at this area from the point of view of sound. When my two sons, Isaac and Samuel, were born, I felt, also because of them, that I had to start documenting this landscape. It is obviously destined to forever remain an unfinished job, a constant work in progress. from http://www.tokafi.com/15questions/interview-luis-antero

http://www.luisantero.yolasite.com


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