Sunday, February 19, 2012

he came dancing across the water with his galleons and guns looking for the new world in that palace in the sun

tarrl lightowler & matthew swiezynski - spectral anaylsis loops : deep in the glowing - 2012

"i attempt to render sections from the spectral analysis of things, to show them in many aspects and permutations simultaneously: their relations, sequences and oppositions.
unfortunately i am unable to observe things from all sides... i consider my so-called abstraction and my actual ambiguity to be moments of realism."
from hugo huppert's (in the prayer-milll's rattling) : a visit with paul celan in the book translating tradition.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

small fragments of time (kirchenmaus)

matthew swiezynski - images of heaven - 2007/2011,
it is something invisible - 2011

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film

johannes d'église, matthew swiezynski - music, sound design

Saturday, February 11, 2012

lind, raud, aastaajad : transparent light, the quality of silence

yannick dauby, john grzinich, murmer - lind, raud, aastaajad - invisible birds - 2012

new invisible birds double cd available now

invisible birds is very proud to announce the release of lind, raud, aastaajad, a 2 cd set of estonian recordings from three masters : yannick dauby, john grzinich, and murmer.

disc 1 - yannick dauby : lind, raud - songs of birds and metal, recorded in estonia in 2007.

disc 2 - yannick daubyy, john grzinich, and murmer : aastaajad - field recordings by john grzinich and murmer, electronic sounds by yannick dauby.
two tracks composed by john grzinich, two tracks composed by patrick mcginley (aka murmer).

yannick dauby mentions in his notes that, while in estonia, john grzinich guided him through some of his most favorite recording locations. it is in these locations where he feels the artist "becomes an instrument for the landscape".

the lind, raud, aastaajad recordings perfectly evoke the connection these three artists have to the landscape. in specified locations and seasons, they compose rich sounds from birds, metal, rain, snow, footsteps, melodious wind, water trickles, and more. the recordings subtly ensconce the listener in a sublime and poetic "view" of the landscape transforming itself.

  • Thursday, February 9, 2012

    birds for framework radio (2012.02.12)

    a selection of bird related recordings curated by invisible birds
    (matthew swiezynski and chief librarian sir arthur de eriomém)

    on resonance : framework radio - show #362: 2012.02.12*

    table of contents :

    1. jonathan coleclough - from makruna minya - icr / siren records - 2004
    track - makruna
    2. dr. roger s. payne - from songs of the humpback whale (modifié par arthur de eriomém)
    3. jean-claude roché - oiseaux du vénézuéla - edwards records - 1973 (w/ whale background)
    4. thomas köner & yannick dauby from une topographie sonore: col de vence - mille plateaux - 2003
    5. ingenting kollektiva - bird melody from side b of fragments of night looped - invisible birds - 2011
    6. jean-claude roché - rossignols: a nocturne of nightingales - frémeaux & associés, 1993
    track - a wood in the le de france
    7. vikki jackman - whispering pages - faraway press - 2008
    track - dreams
    8. akio suzuki - odds and ends - hören - 2002
    track - ta yu ta i #2 (birds and bird-like)
    9. jonathan coleclough - from cake - siren records / robot records - 1998
    10. douglas quin - antartica - miramar - 1998
    tracks : wind harps from the taylor valley, canada glacier, and emperor penguins (ending : modifié par arthur de eriomém)
    11. olivier messiaen's le chocard des alpes from catalogue d'oiseaux (modifié par arthur de eriomém)

    (thank you to patrick mcginley for involving us in his framework radio)

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    spectral analysis loops : ingenting kollektiva fragments of night shipping now

    2 spectral analysis loops for our new release *

    finally available, after two years in the making (and three more months in limbo) : ingenting kollektiva's fragments of night, from oiseaux invisibles.

    ingenting kollektiva is an homage to the films of ingmar bergman and sven nykvist.

    the kollektiva recordings are meditations on the quality of light, sound, and atmosphere, as well as realizations of the various forms of "nothingness" captured by these swedish 2 masters.

    christmas of 2009, the kollektiva found themselves surrounded with many recordings from the year 1969, including :

    miles davis & teo macero's in a silent way, and bitches brew
    john surman's way back when, and how many clouds can you see?, and extrapolation (with john mclauglin)
    bert jansch's birthday blues
    vashti bunyan's just another diamond day (recorded december 1969)
    fairport convention's unhalfbricking
    jan garbarek & terje rypdal's esoteric circle
    king crimson's in the court of the crimson king
    scott walker's scott walker 4
    holger czukay's canaxis
    (plus many more).

    with this in mind, the kollektiva recorded some songs in the lightowlers' barn during a rainstorm, and later added recordings from northern california and los angeles. the editing process then became something similar to macero's work for miles davis.

    the recording has been issued as a long play record with a gatefold sleeve and photographs by tarrl lightowler.

    thanks so much to taylor deupree for making this such a beautiful recording.

    * spectral analysis loops : a collaboration between tarrl lightowler, matthew swiezynski and ingenting kollektiva : a forthcoming cd/dvd by invisible birds with extended versions from fragments of night

    (also available from invisible birds is lind, raud, aastaajad, a memory entry coming soon)

    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    cosmic polish blood, using chance procedures

    polish blood from one bolesław okoniewski
    thinking of blood work by herman de vries and ana mendieta

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    dedicated to the man in the planet's sister

    david lynch - eraserhead - 1977

    classic drone series
    sound, sound design, music in film

    david lynch - music
    alan splet - sound editor, sound effects, location sound
    david lynch - sound effects