Tuesday, 28 September 2010

3 new discs from the Taurion river project

a series of three 3inch cd releases from the Taurion river project. Just given these a few days listen & they are well worth getting ! Click here to order these discs & do click here to visit the Taurion river sound blog.

JU10 - « Gisements (1) »

Third issue of the CD series « La Rivière », « Gisements (1) by Marc Namblard is a new work from and inspired by the series of recordings made around the Valley Taurion.

Review in vital weekly

Just what 'prises de sons' means I don't know, but my best guess would be that that it means gathering of sounds, which was done by Cedric Peyronnet and Marc Namblard. He has a CD 'Chants Of Frozen Lakes' (reviewed in Vital Weekly 624), and then was never heard of again, by me that is. Here the two men recorded sounds from Vallee du Taurion, and Namblard is responsible for editing the sounds into a piece of music. He does that with great care and lots of help from the computer. The frequencies are all pushed up to the limit, and all sorts of plug-ins are used to make a lively piece of soundscaping. Namblard uses the tactic of collage, which is means there are sudden shifts and changes in the material, which add a great vibrant thing to the music. At times we recognize the field recordings, water, insects, rain, and at other times there is a lot to guess about it. A great, refined piece of music, highly dramatic and very lively. Excellent. (FdW)


FE10 - igilagiilal aglalgal (was brought together in baidars)

  • from field-recordings by Cédric Peyronnet in the Taurion river valley, France
  • sound sources: aircraft, crickets, cicadas, grasshoppers, snow, ice, environments studio work from february to september 2009
  • title in Atkan Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut language spoken on Atka island in the Aleutian archipelago, North Pacific
  • photographs by Cyril Herry

This work has been composed 2 times, because a first version of it went completely cancelled out due to something like a digital crash. The second version thus takes on where the first one disappeared and from most of what was thought of and decided about it during the first 4 months of work. Then it developed it into a perhaps more complex texture, yet still following the same principle of timbral and morphologenetical sieve and enhancement of peculiar traits of the original field-recordings. The final result is a slow evolution of a sonic galaxy revolving around a limited sound material array, yet never making use of the same local structures and morphologies.


AO10 - « Taurion concret »

Forth issue in the CD series « La Rivière », «Taurion concret » by Lasse-Marc Riek is a new work from and inspired by the series of recordings made around the Taurion Valley.

  • Photographs by Yves Lapeyre

Lasse-Marc Riek

Lasse-Marc RiekLasse-Marc Riek (1975, Germany) uses different forms of expression in his producing. His works are interdisciplinary and can be conceived as groups of works of both visual art (action and conceptual art) and sound art. His art of sound can be described in terms such as acoustic ecology, bio acoustics and soundscapes. Here, Riek uses acoustic field recordings, storing them with different recording media, editing, archiving and presenting them in different contexts.

Since 1997, he has operated internationally with exhibitions, releases, concerts, lectures, workhops, awards, projects and given guest performances in galleries, art museums, churches and museums. Contributions in public media as well as in podcasts. Scholarships and artist-in-residence programs realised in Europe and Africa.

Since 2003 founder member of the audio publishing company Gruenrekorder, focusing on soundscapes, field recordings and electro-acoustic compositions, and in this connection, acting internationally with artists and scientists.

Member of the Forum Klanglandschaft (World Forum for Acoustic Ecology ), Verein zur Förderung von Phonographie und Experimenteller Musik (Society for the Advancement of Phonography and Experimental Music) and the Wildlife Sound Recording Society.

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