Tuesday, October 29, 2019

mouth music (personal chants)

mouth music bonanza - https://audiographics.bandcamp.com/

AUDIOGRAPHICS was a New Wilderness Foundation project of the 1970s. AUDIOGRAPHICS offered a number of sound artists the opportunity to record a variety of works - experimental and traditional music, poetry, storytelling and other sound and language art - in a professional recording studio. 

"Each piece is concerned with evoking a force-sound, making this force/energy materialize and become quite clear to all there. The players then can't just simply 'learn to play' my pieces. They'll find themselves going through a training course to discover what is meant by sounds and their energy. To discover how to transcend themselves on almost all levels but that of experiencing the rush of the sound through themselves. To learn the fine edge of sound as destructive or misapplied force (un-perceived tone perhaps) and sound as transformer or as something wholeness making." - Annea Lockwood

Sunday, October 27, 2019

dream dance

Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller from Lightbox Film Center on Vimeo.

exhibition of the life and work, with a catalogue book on Anthology coming soon

this next one is one of the most astonishing things to ever ruffle my retinas


beautiful chimescape + lovesong to the missus

Ed Emshwiller from I•HATE•THIS•FILM on Vimeo.

Friday, October 25, 2019

crystal vibrations (3 of ??)

so beautiful

score by Ed, using a thumb piano, sometimes electronically processed

Saturday, October 12, 2019


[via Phil Freeman]

Sunday, October 6, 2019

música de boca / esto fue mañana

the other Ariel

release rationale


Unreleased Rarities from Ariel Kalma’s personal archives
recorded in the legendary GRM’s Studio 116 during the 70’s.

Born and raised in Paris, Ariel Kalma started playing the recorder and saxophone as a youth.
After successive studies of Computer Science, Music and Art in Paris he performed in various concerts from middle-age music to free jazz duo. Ariel toured the world, then performed and recorded
with several bands (J. Higelin, R. Pinhas, NYL, G. Scornic, Baden Powell).

After learning circular breathing on soprano sax, Ariel could include those endless notes into his own long-delay-effect system, dual Revox set-up *
* two tape machines “chained” together to form a long delay system.

In France during the mid-1970s, Kalma was staffed as à recording assistant at legendary
Groupe de Recherches Musicales (INA GRM) studios,
where Ariel recorded some of his compositions in the Studio 116 ;
the same music concrète laboratory that spawned masterpieces
by members Luc Ferrari, Bernard Parmegiani…

c'était demain

release rationale:


In 2019, to mark the 90th anniversary of his birth, Transversales Disques is very glad to announce the release of « Photophonie » unpublished archives, spanning 1973-1992, revelatory collection of commercial, `commission and secret music by electroacoustic music pioneer Luc Ferrari.

- « Photophonie » (1989) / Music for the photographic exhibition of Alain Willaume.
- « Il était une fois » (1973) / Commissioned by the G.M.E.B.
- « Trans-Voices » (1992) / Curated by the American Center, Paris.
- « Tu m'écoutes » - (1975).

« Affiliated with French Radio’s Groupe de Musique
 Concrète, co-founder of the GRM with Pierre Schaeffer in 1958 Luc Ferrari (1929-2005) major figure of musique concrète and electroacoustic music broke away to pave his own path of individualistic expressions of minimalist music, musical theatre, field recordings, orchestral music and soundtracks…»

clam rock

what is it about the New Wave and the subaqua?

this is not really about deep sea creatures though  - it's about a different kind of briny depths

the same subject as this later Johnny song

Catholicism has got a lot to answer for, hasn't it?

not really about subaqua either, despite the group name

not bothering with Jimi H or the Beatles